WHO WE ARE
Meet Our Doctors
Drs. Ressler, Hirschl, and Lelchuk completed advanced training beyond their dental degrees. This training was carried out in the hospital setting, and included rotations through emergency services, operating room, anesthesia, and general medicine.
The doctors continue to remain active in the hospital as active staff and have close working relationships with their medical peers in the Mt. Sinai community.
Dr. Allen Ressler
Dr. Allen Ressler is a graduate of New York University. He attended both the undergraduate division as well as the College of Dentistry. Dr. Ressler received the Samuel Charles Miller Award in Periodontics, attaining the highest skills and knowledge in the field of Periodontics. After his graduation in 1970 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, he did a general practice residency in dentistry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach which he completed in 1971 and went into private practice on Miami Beach at that time. Besides Florida, Dr. Ressler also has a license to practice dentistry in New York.
Dr. Ressler has been on the attending staff of Mount Sinai Medical Center since 1971 and was instrumental with teaching in the general practice dental residency program. He was co-director of the program from 2002 to 2004. He was also an attending and involved with teaching oral diagnosis and treatment planning in the general practice residency program at Miami Children’s Hospital from 1971 to 1981. Dr. Ressler was on staff at Miami Heart Institute from 1971 until it became part of Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Ressler has been very active with the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity both locally and internationally. He has been a member since dental school and on the executive board for many years, holding several officer positions. He became a member of the International Foundation board in 1997. In 2010 he became secretary of the Alpha Omega Foundation. Dr. Ressler is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, South Florida District Dental Society, and Miami Beach and North Dade Dental Societies. He is a past delegate to the Florida Dental Association, a past Board Examiner for the Florida Board of Dentistry as well as a past president of the Miami Beach Dental Society. Dr. Ressler is also a member of the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation.
Dr. Andrew Hirschl
Dr. Andrew Hirschl is a graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry and went to Hofstra University for his undergraduate degree. Following his graduation from dental school in 1980, he did a general practice residency in dentistry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. Dr. Hirschl has been in private practice in Miami Beach and North Miami Beach since the completion of his residency training program in 1981. In 1993 he earned the Fellowship Award of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Hirschl has been active in both his professional life as well as civic. Professionally, Dr. Hirschl is chairman of the Department of Dentistry at Mount Sinai Medical Center, he was the program director of the Mount Sinai General Practice Dental Residency Program until 2004 and co-program director 2001-2002, he has been an attending staff member of MSMC and teacher in the residency program since 1982. Dr. Hirschl is also a Past President of the Miami Beach Dental Society. Dr. Hirschl has been a Board Examiner for the Florida Board of Dentistry since 1991. Dr. Hirschl is a member of the American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, the Florida Dental Association, the South Florida District Dental Society, the Miami Beach, and North Dade Dental Societies as well as the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity.
The civic duties that Dr. Hirschl has undertaken include the councilman of Bal Harbour Village from 1989 to 2001. During this time on the council, he was Assistant Mayor from 1997 to 1999 and Mayor of Bal Harbour from 1999 to 2001. His other activities include contributions to Mount Sinai Medical Center as a board member of its Foundation since 1995, serving as Vice-Chairman 1999 to 2000 and then Chairman 2002-2004. Dr. Hirschl is also a board member, officer, and past president of Temple Beth Sholom. Dr. Hirschl was also a member of the City of Miami Beach Police Department as a Reserve Police Officer.
Dr. Ira Lelchuk
Dr. Ira Lelchuk is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended both Emory College as well as the Emory University School of Dentistry, graduating in 1981. Upon graduation, Dr. Lelchuk did a general practice residency in dentistry at Miami Children’s Hospital with extra emphasis on pediatric dentistry as well as treatment of the mentally and physically challenged including treatment in the operating room setting. Upon completion of the general practice residency in 1982, Dr. Lelchuk went into private practice in Miami. Besides Florida, Dr. Lelchuk also has a license to practice in Maine and Pennsylvania. In 1993 he earned the Fellowship Award of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Lelchuk has been on the attending staff of Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Children’s Hospital, and the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged at Douglas Gardens since 1982. At Miami Children’s Hospital, he was a clinical instructor in general dentistry and hospital dentistry and also served on the operating room committee. At Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Lelchuk taught in the general practice residency program since 1982 and was co-director of the general practice residency program from 2002-2004, as well as serving on several committees. Dr. Lelchuk has lectured locally on nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia, oral health care for the elderly as well as dental radiography for dental auxiliaries.
Dr. Lelchuk is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Florida Dental Association, the South Florida District Dental Society, the Miami Beach, and North Dade Dental Societies. He is also a member of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. Dr. Lelchuk is a past president of the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry as well as the Greater Miami Chapter of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. He also served on numerous committees of the Southeast Florida District Dental Society and the executive board of the Miami Beach Dental Society.
Dr. Lelchuk is also a member of the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation.