Tammy Yelizar moved to New York State at the age of fourteen and instantly fell in love with her new hometown. She knew this is where she wanted to start a career as well as a family. Dr. Yelizar attended St. John’s University majoring in Biology and Chemistry on a full scholarship. During her years there, she discovered her hidden love to make people smile and only naturally entered the field of dentistry.

She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Ivy League; Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Her education continued as a resident at Jamaica Hospital of New York where she was able to provide dental care to this underserved population. As the year was coming to an end, Dr. Yelizar wanted to continue her education in the field of dentistry by electing to complete a second year of dental residency at the James J. Peters VA Hospital, one of the best residency programs in the country. During this second year, she was able to advance her education of the dental arts into more complex procedures such as implants, cosmetic, and full mouth reconstruction; to better serve her future patients.

One of the main things Dr.Yelizar learned during her time at the VA was the importance of delivering comfort to patients during dental visits, especially when those visits are associated with anxiety and fear. Dr. Yelizar takes pride in offering her patients an incomparable experience by making comfort a priority. Her passion for dentistry shines through in her ability to relate to her patients and provide them with personalized care they need and deserve. When she’s not in the office, Dr. Tammy Yelizar loves spending time with her husband, her daughter, dog, family, and friends. She enjoys reading a good book by the fire, crafting, and baking. She lives her life by her favorite quote, “Let no one come to you without leaving better and happier.”