New Heights Dental: A Spring Bank Small Business Feature

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Eva Lebron was always destined for a healthcare medical career. Her mother, a medical technologist, and the only daughter of five to pursue academics, encouraged Eva and her sister to study hard and dream big.

“My mother came from humble beginnings, and at 17 years old, she pushed us to go to medical school. The day after the prom, I was on a plane to the Dominican Republic for the first day of med school. I think she was trying to realize something larger for herself through our experience,” shares Dr. Lebron. 

Dr. Lebron quickly realized she wanted to pursue dentistry. She completed her dental degree in 1984 with a vision of bringing her skills and starting her own practice in the United States. After studying at Georgetown University and finishing her education at NYU, she opened her office within weeks of graduation. In 1991, Dr. Lebron founded New Heights Dental Office, a thriving dental practice in Washington Heights, Manhattan. 

“I’ve never regretted pursuing dentistry because I love what I do. Even during the most challenging moments of the business, I love treating patients, and I hope to do it for many years to come,” says Dr. Lebron. 

Twenty years ago, Dr. Lebron expanded her dental practice to include the apartment next to the dental office, doubling capacity. With the support of two dental hygienists, clinicians, and other staff, New Heights Dental regularly served between 50 and 70 patients daily. When expensive overhead costs strained the business, she successfully pivoted. She adapted her business model to take on work she loves, like more extensive surgeries and implantations, giving her more flexibility, and increasing profits. The hard work she puts into the business rewards Dr. Lebron and her team through long-standing patient relationships. 

“Many of my patients feel like family, returning year after year with their children and extended family members. We sing together, and we dance from time to time. I’m grateful to have positive relationships with most of our clients,” shares Dr. Lebron. “And I’m still blessed, thank God, to have new patients coming in the door every day.” 

After meeting Josefa Ruiz, our Branch Market Manager, they quickly became friends and established a client relationship. Dr. Lebron moved her business banking relationship and small business accounts to us 15 years ago. With two businesses in Washington Heights, New Heights Dental and New Heights Esthetics and Wellness, her pursuit of success and growth is unstoppable. We proudly support her as her small business partner and a community bank in Bronx, New York. 

“It is the best to have somebody you know and trust as your banker,” says Dr. Lebron. Josefa, and everyone at Spring Bank take care of everything and are just one phone call away. They are always on top of every transaction with my business, even small details like the continuity of my signature. The Spring Bank team has my back.” 

An entrepreneur through and through, Dr. Lebron launched her second business, New Heights Esthetics and Wellness, and opened a new business bank account with us, including a business checking account.

Currently, New Heights Dental accepts new PPO patients. Learn more about their dental services here: Follow them on Facebook.  Book your next facial at New Heights Esthetics and Wellness here. Learn why when you open your small business accounts with us, not only do you have a banker, but you also have a partner.