Lela Matthes

Pediatric Dentist

Education & Credentials

New York University College of Dentistry; New York, NY


General Practice and Pediatric Residency, Staten Island University Hospital; Staten Island, NY


Biology, Austin College; Sherman, TX


“All patients of mine receive care in a gentle and caring manner. It is my goal to change the perception of going to the dentist by creating a relaxing and friendly environment. Every child is different, and my training has taught me how to cater to different personalities in order to make their experience as pleasant as possible.”

Personal Favorites

Dr. Matthes’s favorite TV shows are Vikings, Black Sails, and The Big Bang Theory, and her favorite movie is Great Expectations.

Volunteer Experience

NYU College of Dentistry global student outreach to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and Granada in Nicaragua

Personal Biography

Dr. Lela is a native Texan, and met her best friend and husband in dental school. He graciously agreed to move to Texas to begin their careers in this friendly state. They love spending time together cooking, traveling, and cycling.

Professional Association

American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentists


American Association of Women Dentists Eleanor J. Bushee Senior Student Award, NYU College of Dentistry Dr. Bernard E. Rudner Memorial Award, Dean’s Award for research at NYU College of Dentistry


Published in The Journal of Immunology on the topic of autoimmune disease therapy