Dentistry for Children of West Essex

Richard W. Eytel, DMD; Iva Leroy, DDS; Kevin Persily, DDS; Angie Yoon, DMD; Elliot Nash, DMD

Specialty: Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

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Left to right: Drs. Kevin Persily, Angie Yoon, Richard W. Eytel, Iva LeRoy, Elliot Nash

Practicing pediatric dentistry for more than 40 years, Dr. Richard Eytel and his team make children and teenagers feel at home in a welcoming, kid-friendly office. They pride themselves on practicing the “tell, show, do” method of dentistry.

“No matter their age, we take the time to explain treatment to our patients every step of the way—that’s what takes the fear out of dental visits,” says the father of two, who has special expertise in working with special needs patients.

A Team Approach to Dental Care

Dentistry for Children of West Essex attributes its success to its efficient, friendly and knowledgeable team. The practice is following all CDC, ADA and NJ state COVID-19 guidelines to ensure their patients’ health and safety, including appropriate PPE, remote check-in and pre-appointment health screenings.

A board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Eytel works alongside pediatric dentists Dr. Iva Leroy, Dr. Angie Yoon, Dr. Vivian Hwangbo and Dr. Philip Lee, orthodontist Dr. Kevin Persily and general dentist Dr. Elliot Nash.

“Some of my staff has been with me for 20 or 30 years, so we’re truly like a family,” he says. “Our dedication, talent and love for children are evident to everyone.”

A Focus on Prevention

The practice offers digital radiography to reduce radiation, and applies sealants to protect teeth from cavities. The chief of pediatric dentistry at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Dr. Eytel can provide dental treatments under general anesthesia in a hospital setting when needed. Dr. Eytel earned his DMD at UMDNJ and completed his training in pediatric dentistry at New Jersey Dental School.

“Our practice is very prevention-oriented. We’re here to help prevent dental disease—not just treat it,” he says. “Our goal is happy, healthy patients who, when leaving our office as young adults, will have a positive attitude toward dentistry for the rest of their lives.”

Dentistry for Children of West Essex

Richard W. Eytel, DMD; Iva Leroy, DDS; Kevin Persily, DDS, Angie Yoon, DMD, Elliot Nash, DMD

412 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange


“Dr. Leroy is an overall wonderful dentist.” ~Stephen, Bloomfield

“Dr. Persily is funny and nice and takes excellent care of my girls orthodontic needs.” ~Michele, Lincoln Park

Dr. Eytel is very friendly and explains everything to my children and is easy going.” ~Michele, Lincoln Park