A little about us
Eric and Aimee met and fell in love at Columbia University. In the years since, they have jogged countless loops of Central Park and even run in half marathons together! They have travelled to five continents together and dove in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, earning their Advanced Open Water certifications. They love culinary exploration, often ordering the most unusual item on menus around the world. Healthy cooking and physical fitness are daily routines in their home.
They had their first son, Pierce, in May 2017, and their twins Penn & Perry, in April 2020. They just can’t get enough of their smiles! Parenthood has been their most exciting adventure yet, both challenging and extremely enriching. When you come visit Oceans, ask either one to see a recent picture, they love to share!
Dr. Frank and Dr. Aimee strongly believe in volunteering and helping children in need. They have participated in missions to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic to provide dental care to children in rural districts. They spent a week of their honeymoon operating a clinic in Jerusalem that provides dental care to underserved Israeli and Palestinian children.
Oceans Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry is the culmination of a life-long dream and decades of studying and working for Drs. Eric and Aimee Frank, and they couldn’t be more excited to share their practice with their friends and neighbors in Westfield, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Cranford, Garwood and Fanwood.
BOARD CERTIFIED ORTHODONTIST
Dr. Eric Frank, DDS, MA, MS
Dr. Eric Frank is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL where he earned a B.S. summa cum laude. He went on to earn his D.D.S. at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine where he held leadership positions at both the local and national level . He was accepted at the prestigious Columbia University Division of Orthodontics, a 3 year residency program, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Frank conducted significant research at Columbia’s Center for Craniofacial Regeneration. He has studied signaling pathways in tooth development as well as the homing and differentiation process of endogenous stem cells, publishing an article on the topic. While at Columbia, Dr. Frank also earned his M.A. as a Dental Educator from Columbia University Teacher’s College and was appointed by the University to teach student dentists in the clinic.
After graduation, Dr. Frank attained Board Certification with the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). This multi-stage certification includes a written examination, a thorough review of patient care skills and outcomes and culminates in an exhaustive oral examination before a panel of orthodontists. A minority of orthodontists ever achieve Diplomate status with the ABO. Dr. Frank earned this prestigious recognition in February, 2015!
Dr. Frank is a member of the American Dental Association, The American Association of Orthodontists, New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, and the Union County Dental Society. Dr. Frank is a graduate of the Tweed Advance Biomechanics course, The McLaughlin Course and the Invisalign Masters Program. To keep up to date on advances in orthodontic care, Dr. Frank attends continuing education courses on a regular basis including Invisalign and AAO Annual Session.
BOARD CERTIFIED PEDIATRIC DENTIST
Dr. Aimee Leibowitz, DDS
Dr. Aimee Leibowitz grew up on Long Island. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Binghamton University, New York. After college, she went on to obtain her doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, where she met Dr. Frank. She completed a postdoctoral residency program in Pediatric Dentistry at Boston University. Dr. Aimee is board-certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
She is an active member of the New Jersey Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association.
In her free time, Dr. Aimee enjoys spending time with her family and her friends. She enjoys the beach, exercise (especially yoga – she completed her yoga teacher training in May 2020!), scuba diving and traveling. Aimee and Eric their first son in May 2017, and their twins in April 2020.
Dr. Aimee has wanted to work with kids for as long as she can remember. She loves what she gets to do each and everyday. Raised in a home of educators, her father a math teacher and mother a speech pathologist, she views one of her roles as educating families on healthy lifestyles. Dr. Aimee is also fluent in Spanish.
Her ultimate goal is to make every child’s dental visit a positive experience. Dr. Aimee finds it incredibly rewarding to replace children’s dental fears with joy and anticipation for their next visit to see her.
Dr. Aimee has additional experience treating children with special health care needs. She worked at an early childhood center that provided assistance to children with deficits in speech, communication, cognitive development and gross and fine motor development. Using ABA therapy and desensitization techniques, Dr. Aimee has worked with children on the autism spectrum, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome, cochlear implants/hard of hearing, cleft lip/palate, behavior disorders and mood disorders. She has advanced training in dental treatment for children with autism. During her time in Boston, Dr. Aimee Leibowitz-Frank treated children from NECC, the New England Center for Children, a school for children with autism as well as Francisan Children’s, a hospital for children with special needs. She works with children with ASD, PDD and ODD. We all know the dentist’s office can be noisy with weird smells and bad tastes. Dr. Aimee’s mission is to prove this wrong. She works with children to address their sensory needs to textures, tastes, sounds and lighting in the dental setting. She always gives specialized and personalized attention to those who need that extra little bit of love.