Dr. Karen Ben-Elazar is a board-certified pediatric dentist born and raised in New Jersey. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in psychology at Rutgers University. During her undergraduate career, Dr. Ben-Elazar presented and published multiple research works through the honors program and graduated Cum Laude.
After making South Florida her new home, Dr. Ben-Elazar earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in 2019. Throughout her dental training, Dr. Ben-Elazar has always loved public health, research, and volunteer work to instill good oral health practices in pediatric and adolescent populations.
After completing her DMD degree, Dr. Ben-Elazar attended an advanced training residency program at the University of Florida, Naples campus. During her post-doctoral training at UF, Dr. Ben-Elazar focused her practice on establishing a conservative approach to dental care for patients of all ages through evidence-based treatments and patient education for prevention. Through her residency, Dr. Ben-Elazar also received advanced training in behavioral management techniques, including oral sedation, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Although she enjoyed watching beautiful Naples sunsets, she always knew she would return home to the east coast of Florida to give back to her local community.
Dr. Ben-Elaza is fluent in Hebrew, proficient in American Sign Language Finger Spell, and has a basic understanding of Spanish.