Meet Our Hewlett Dentists for the Healthiest, Strongest Smile

Meet our Hewlett dentists, Dr. Kaminer and Dr. Klein, to see why you deserve the best care from the best professionals around. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment at Smiles by Design, call our office at (516) 239-6204 and our front desk staff will happily assist you.

Ron Kaminer, DDS

Dr. Ron Kaminer is a 1990 graduate of the State University of NY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. After completing a two year post graduate residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Kaminer started practicing in Lawrence, where he practiced for over 12 years before moving to his state-of-the-art Hewlett location. He also maintains a second practice in Oceanside.


Having always prided himself on being ahead of the curve and state-of-the-art care, Dr. Kaminer was one of the first 100 dentists in the U.S in 1993 to use a hard tissue laser in his practice. Since then, Dr. Kaminer went on to create training courses for numerous Dental laser companies and is considered to be an international laser expert by his peers. He has lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics relating to Dental Lasers, technology and minimally invasive Dentistry. He is a clinical consultant for many manufacturers and is an associate editor for the Dental Product Shopper magazine. He does all this while practicing an average of 42 hours per week.


Dr Kaminer prides himself in giving his patients the best of state-of-the-art care Dentistry has to offer. He has also a few Hollywood credits to his name as the sound from the movie "Novocaine" was shot in his office. He has also appeared on the Lifetime channel as a Dental expert and has been featured in MSN Money and the Orlando Sentinel. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and numerous other Dental organizations. He also lives locally, with his wife and three children and serves on the board of numerous charitable organizations.

Jessica Klein, DDS

Dr. Jessica Klein achieves clinical excellence in restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry for patients of all ages. She is an avid user of both digital and laser technology to help improve the dental and oral health of her patients.  Dr. Klein is Invisalign certified and can provide minor tooth movement through clear aligners to help create the perfect smile.  


Dr. Klein has been praised by her patients for her gentle touch and pleasant disposition.  She believes that it is important to take the time to listen to her patients and ensure that they feel comfortable and relaxed in the dental chair.


Dr. Klein is committed to staying current on the latest techniques and procedures in dentistry. She believes that continuing education is important for both her and her patients. Dr. Klein recently completed a yearlong mini residency in Dental Sleep Medicine at Tufts University. This specialized training gives her expertise in creating dental appliances to treat both snoring and sleep apnea, creating overall health and well-being for her patients.  


Dr. Klein earned her doctorate in dentistry from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She completed a general practice residency at the NJ Veterans Hospital in Lyons, NJ where she had the opportunity to learn from a variety of specialists and be involved in both challenging and complex cases. Dr. Klein graduated with a B.A. in Neuroscience from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City.

Esther Penn, DDS - Prosthodontist

Dr. Esther Penn is passionate about changing lives through meticulous comprehensive Dental care. After graduating SUNY @ Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, Dr Penn completed a one-year general practice residency at Long Island Jewish medical center. In a desire to pursue a degree in Prosthodontics, Dr Penn continued her studies at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. After receiving her Prosthodontic degree, Dr. Penn stayed on at the V.A. for a second specialty degree in Maxillo- facial Prosthetics.  This program offered her advanced training and clinical expertise in all aspects of full mouth rehabilitation and implant Dentistry while mastering the art of complete prosthodontic care.  Dr. Penn is in an elite class of a small number Maxillo- facial Prosthodontists nationwide.  She has been practicing Prosthodontics for over 25 years and is a respected author and key opinion leader.


Shira Karasick, DMD

Dr. Shira Karasick, joined our practice in 2021. She graduated from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine with honors and a DMD degree. Elected to the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, and the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic  Honor Society, Dr. Karasick was acknowledged  for both skills and academic performance. Dr. Karasick continued her education by completing a General Dentistry Residency at Jamaica Hospital a highly regarded surgical trauma center.  Dr. Karasick has held numerous leadership positions and is an active member of the American Dental Association and the New Jersey Dental Association.


Her kind and sweet demeanor is matched by passion which puts patients at ease while allowing Dr. Karasick to provide the highest quality of comprehensive dental care to her patients.  Always growing and learning, Dr. Karasick completed Implant Training, Trios Scanning Training, is certified in administering Botox, is Certified in Invisalign, and is always staying up-to-date on technology developments in the world of Dentistry.  Dr. Karasick is often called upon to speak to children regarding oral health in local schools and she cares for many elderly patients in adult communities.


When not helping her patients achieve optimal oral health, Dr. Karasick enjoys spending time with her husband Shimmy and their children Atara and Miri.  

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