Meet the Doctor

Dr. Rafael Caniza

Nyack, NY Dentist

Piermont Dental Care

Dr. Caniza has worked & trained extensively to build a practice that exceeds your expectations of trusted, personalized dental care. He consistently brings his patients only the best that modern dentistry has to offer by keeping himself & his staff informed on the latest advances & available techniques in dentistry.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland in 1995, Dr. Caniza earned his doctorate from the New York University College of Dentistry, where he graduated in 2000. He has participated in Mt. Sinai Hospital’s residency program & volunteered with Teach for America as well. He has also taken part in many outreach programs, domestic & abroad, for his alma mater NYU.

Dr. Caniza’s top priorities are patient comfort & satisfaction. He & his staff look forward to your visit & to showing you the many ways in which the finest dental care can improve your life.

Smiles for Kids with Medical Wings International

Dr. Caniza is spreading smiles far and wide by providing free dentistry to children under the age of 12 in areas of need in Central and Latin America as part of Medical Wings International. Here is his most recent trip to El Salvador in November 2014.

Welcoming Kids to the World of Dentistry

Whether it’s to inspire the next generation of dental professionals or just healthier smiles, Dr. Caniza happily welcomes class field trips from local schools to tour his office and learn more about dentistry. Dr. Caniza shows these kids how to take care of teeth.

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90 N. Highland Avenue Nyack, New York, 10960

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