For over 30 years, Dr. Bruce Kurek and the Center for Advanced Dentistry have been fixtures of Highland, with a strong reputation for painless, patient-centered care. In September, Dr. Kurek retired, handing over the practice to Dr. Sandro Evangelista, an old student of his from NYU. The dentists are very much aligned in their holistic approach to dental work, preferring to treat the whole person, not just one aspect of a problem. The staff has remained the same through the handover, contributing to the familiar feel in the office. Cheryl Evangelista, who came onboard along with her husband as a dental hygienist and scheduling coordinator, says, "Thanks to everyone's assistance, the transition has been seamless. Everybody has been very, very welcoming." Dr. Evangelista will continue to offer standard dentistry services as well as top-of-the line cosmetic work, including dental implants, periodontics, reconstruction, and, in the future, facial rejuvenation. The Center for Advanced Dentistry offers more than just routine dental work, Cheryl says: "We help people feel confident in meeting new people, shaking that hand, showing a smile, and making the encounter memorable."