Dr. Eli Landau, who served the community from his dental practice in Queens, N.Y., passed away on April 5 as a result of COVID-19.

Landau was born in Colombia, but came to the United States to earn his Bachelor of Science degree from Brooklyn College and his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry. He acquired post-graduate training in Implant Dentistry from N.Y.U. College of Dentistry and Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.

In 1995, he completed a course in implant dentistry, which became a specialty of his, along with general dentistry.

The fact that he was an original Spanish speaker was a help to his patients.

Landau could often be seen in “Rabbi Friedman’s Shul” (Bais Yosef D’Ulman) in his Kew Gardens neighborhood.

Mourners are remembering him for being “a dedicated and consummate professional” and “a deeply ethical and caring man.”

His friend, Shelley Millar, paid an emotional tribute online: “Dr. Landau was a kind, gentle soul, and he touched many lives. I had the honor of knowing him for over 30 years. He was my dentist, and a dear and cherished friend. My heart goes out to his family. Dr. Landau will forever live on in the hearts of anyone who had the honor of knowing him. I, for one, will never forget him.”

Landau is survived by his wife and four children.

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