Dr. Leida M Portela
I am a lifelong resident of Vestal and attended VHS. I received my undergraduate in Biochemistry from SUNY Buffalo. I then entered Buffalo’s School of Dental Medicine and earned a DDS degree with a minor in Pediatric Dentistry.I went on to complete a one-year Dental Residency program at St. Claire's Hospital in Schenectady, NY.
I enthusiastically pursue continuing education, feeling it is more important than ever to stay current with evolving techniques and materials. I am a member of the American Dental Society, New York State Dental Association, Sixth District Dental Association and the Broome County Dental Association.
Dentistry is a combination of Art and Science. I find it rewarding and personally challenging to restore teeth to their original and natural appearance, along with full functionality. I enjoy sharing these goals with my patients during detailed treatment plan discussions.
I reside in Vestal with my husband and 3 children.When not in the office, I enjoy hiking, biking, tennis, skiing, traveling and spending time with family.