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The Smilist Dental offers a full suite of highly-skilled and expert dentists and specialists to take care of all your dental needs under one roof.

Upstate New York Dentists

East Fishkill

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The Smilist Dental – East Fishkill, NY
1989 Route 52
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

t: 845-896-5070

Dr. Junho Jung

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Dr. David Kirshenbaum

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Dr. Steven Kaufman

General Dentist
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Dr. Jordan Jacobson

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
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Dr. Mitra Astar

Periodontist
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Dr. Matthew Goldsmith

General Dentist
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Dr. William Brinkerhoff

General Dentist
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White Plains

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The Smilist Dental – White Plains
445 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 220
White Plains, NY 10601

t: 914-517-3465

Dr. Eric Calian

Cosmetic Dentist
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Dr. Kim Angelo

General Dentist
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Dr. Daria Royzman

Periodontist & Implantology
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New York City Dentists

Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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The Smilist Dental – Greenpoint, Brooklyn
120 Nassau Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

t: 347.745.8594

Dr. Scott Culpepper

General Dentist
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Dr. Azadeh Dianat

General Dentist
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Midtown, Manhattan

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The Smilist Dental – Midtown Manhattan, NYC
119 West 57th Street, Suite 512
New York, NY 10019

t: 212-262-6054

Dr. Harpriya Sidhu

General Dentist
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Whitestone, Queens

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The Smilist Dental – Whitestone, Queens
153-01 10th Ave
Whitestone, NY 11357

t: 718-762-0202

Dr. Eileen Morrissey

General Dentist
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Dr. Narcisa Stanescu

General Dentist
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Dr. Craig Feldman

Director of Orthodontics
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Dr. Christiane Pacheco

General Dentist
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Dr. Mitra Astar

Periodontist
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Woodside, Queens

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The Smilist Dental – Woodside, Queens
47-05 44th Street, Suite A2
Woodside, NY 11377

t:  718-752-9000

Dr. Lincy Varghese

General Dentist
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Dr. Azadeh Dianat

General Dentist
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Dr. Craig Feldman

Director of Orthodontics
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Long Island – Nassau County Dentists

Hicksville

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The Smilist Dental – Hicksville, NY
260 North Broadway
Hicksville, NY 11801

t: 516-931-0400

Dr. Patrick McGunnigle

General Dentist
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Dr. Amina Ghatala

General Dentist
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Dr. Muhammad Raza

Periodontist
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Malverne

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The Smilist Dental – Malverne, NY
116 Broadway
Malverne, NY 11565

t: 516-599-0883

Dr. Sultan Salem

Cosmetic Dentist
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Dr. Albert Nam

General Dentist
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Massapequa Park

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The Smilist Dental – Massapequa Park, NY
5060 Sunrise Highway
Massapequa Park, NY 11762

t: 516-619-9770

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Dr. Michelle Chandnani

General Dentist
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Dr. Craig Feldman

Director of Orthodontics
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Dr. Pasquale Tolomeo

Oral Surgeon
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Dr. Marc Pan

Oral Surgeon
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Port Washington

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The Smilist Dental – Port Washington, NY
27 South Bayles Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050

t: 516-883-1234

Dr. Sultan Salem

Cosmetic Dentist
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Dr. Albert Nam

General Dentist
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Rockville Centre

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The Smilist Dental – Rockville Centre, NY
71 Lincoln Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

t: 516-764-7222

Dr. Arnold Funk

General Dentist
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Dr. Jasjit Basra

General Dentist
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Dr. James Ramos

Periodontist
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Dr. Craig Feldman

Director of Orthodontics
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Dr. Avasa Jagan

General Dentist
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Syosset

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The Smilist Dental – Syosset, NY
520 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY 11791

t: 516-430-5815

Dr. Paul Bender

General Dentist
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Dr. Jacqueline Liu

General Dentist
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Valley Stream

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The Smilist Dental – Valley Stream, NY
17 W Merrick Rd., Suite 1
Valley Stream, NY 11580

t: 516-825-6695

Dr. Stephen Bernstein

General Dentist
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Dr. Paul Natter

General Dentist
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Dr. Muhammad Raza

Periodontist
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Dr. Pasquale Tolomeo

Oral Surgeon
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Wantagh

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The Smilist Dental – Wantagh, NY
3299 Cherrywood Drive
Wantagh, NY 11793

t: 516-785-5239

Dr. Mitchell Forman

General Dentist
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Dr. Umair Hassan

General Dentist
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Dr. Craig Feldman

Director of Orthodontics
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Dr. James Ramos

Periodontist
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Dr. Marc Pan

Periodontist
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Long Island – Suffolk County Dentists

Amityville

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The Smilist Dental – Amityville, NY
193 Broadway, Suite 2
Amityville, NY 11701

t: 631-598-2940

Dr. Sasha Cekada

General Dentist
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Dr. Grace O’Connor

General Dentist
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Dr. James Ramos

Periodontist
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Dr. Yury Babeck

General Dentist
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Dr. Umber Siddiqui

General Dentist
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Bay Shore

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The Smilist Dental – Bay Shore, NY
256 Fourth Avenue
Bay Shore, NY 11706

t: 631-665-3398

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Dr. Najma Rafiq

General Dentist
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Dr. Andrew Everett

Orthodontist
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Dr. James Ramos

Periodontist
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Commack

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The Smilist Dental – Commack, NY
6222 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725

t: 631-499-9393

Dr. Glenn Goldfarb

General Dentist
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Dr. Melissa Perrino

General Dentist
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Dr. Hope Arnoldt

General Dentist
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Dr. Brandon Katz

Periodontist/Prosthodontist
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Dr. Geeta Dagly

General Dentist
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East Islip

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The Smilist Dental – East Islip, NY
228 E Main St.
East Islip, NY 11730

t: 631-581-8600

Dr. Gary Rosenfeld

General Dentist
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Dr. Yumee Yang

General Dentist
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Dr. Daniella Apostol

General Dentist
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Dr. Julie Boerger

General Dentist
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Dr. Jessica Henner

General Dentist
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Dr. Jonathan Mandel

General Dentist
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Dr. Mustafa Wakily

General Dentist
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Huntington

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The Smilist Dental – Huntington, NY
14 West Neck Road
Huntington, NY 11743

t: 631-271-1770

Dr. Steven Gutterson

General Dentist
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Jamesport

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The Smilist Dental – Jamesport, NY
1158 Main Rd.
Jamesport, NY 11947

t:  631-722-5478

Dr. Joseph Sciotto

General Dentist
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Dr. Joseph Trapani

General Dentist
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Dr. Yigit Gol

General Dentist
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Mattituck

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The Smilist Dental – Mattituck, NY
11535 Main Road
Mattituck, NY 11952

t: 631-298-5021

Dr. Bridget Petersen

General Dentist
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Dr. Michael Salkin

General Dentist
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Dr. Christian Miller

Orthodontist
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Medford

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The Smilist Dental – Medford, NY
2801 Medford Ave., Unit A
Medford, NY 11763

t: 631-286-9000

Dr. Gary Rosenfeld

General Dentist
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Dr. Yumee Yang

General Dentist
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Dr. Michael DeSivo

General Dentist
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Dr. Navid Eghbali

General Dentist
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Dr. Brandon Katz

Periodontist/Prosthodontist
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Middle Island

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The Smilist Dental – Middle Island, NY
770 Middle Country Rd
Middle Island, NY 11953

t: 631-924-7997

Dr. Seth Kaminsky

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North Babylon

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The Smilist Dental – North Babylon, NY
796 Deer Park Avenue
North Babylon, NY 11703

t: 631-620-3300

Dr. Alla Fishman

General Dentist
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Dr. Polina Chernyak

General Dentist
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Dr. Sarah Vignola

General Dentist
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Dr. James Ramos

Periodontist
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Riverhead

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The Smilist Dental – Riverhead, NY
715 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901

t: 631-727-0103

Dr. Sasha Cekada

General Dentist
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Dr. Kaitlan Polkinhorn

General Dentist
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Dr. Joybelle Menzies

General Dentist
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Dr. Najma Rafiq

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Dr. Yigit Gol

General Dentist
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Dr. Christian Miller

Orthodontist
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Dr. Jesse Hofer

Periodontist
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Smithtown

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The Smilist Dental – Smithtown, NY
269 East Main Street, Building E
Smithtown, NY 11787

t: 631-352-0642

Dr. Jennifer Agliato

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Dr. Philip Arena

General Dentist
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Dr. Robert McLaughlin

General Dentist
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Dr. Sung Oh

General Dentist
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Dr. Marc Pan

Oral Surgeon
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Dr. Brandon Katz

Periodontist/Prosthodontist
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Dr. Craig Feldman

Director of Orthodontics
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Dr. Pasquale Tolomeo

Oral Surgeon
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New Jersey Dentists

Chester

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The Smilist Dental – Chester, NJ
385 Route 24, Suite 2A
Chester, NJ 07930

t: 908-879-6099

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Dr. Samuel Mastrobattista

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Clifton

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The Smilist Dental – Clifton, NJ
470 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011

t: 973-546-6977

Dr. Wenqing Zhang

General Dentist
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Dr. Paul Leary

General Dentist
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Dr. Melvin Frenkel

General Dentist
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Dr. Jimmy Li

Orthodontist
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Mountainside

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The Smilist Dental – Mountainside, NJ
1050 Route 22
Mountainside, NJ 07092

t: 908-654-7979

Dr. Isai Fishkin

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Dr. Jennifer Rendon-Velasquez

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Garwood

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The Smilist Dental – Garwood, NJ
305 South Avenue
Garwood, NJ 07027

t: 908-789-3323

Dr. Paul Leary

General Dentist
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Dr. Aryeh Genet

General Dentist
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Dr. Melvin Frenkel

General Dentist
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Marlboro

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The Smilist Dental – Marlboro, NJ
14 County Road 520
Marlboro Township
Englishtown, NJ 07726

t: 732-972-7373

Dr. Judd Garson

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Dr. Andrew Tang

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Dr. Jesse Hofer

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Dr. Binita Shah

Periodontist
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Junho Jung, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

East Fishkill

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa
  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • Member of the International Congress of Implantologists

Personal Biography

Dr. Junho Jung was born in Seoul, South Korea, and came to the United States to study and practice dentistry. He has been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years, and has completed additional education courses at New York University's College of Dentistry in implant surgery and restoration. Dr. Jung's favorite part about being a dentist is being able to satisfy his patient with his exceptional dental care. His mission as a dentist is to provide the most beneficial dental treatments to all of his patients.

In his free time, Dr. Junho Jung enjoys scuba diving, boating, fishing, and riding motorcycles.

Jordan Jacobson, D.M.D.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Locations

Greenpoint

Education & Membership

  • D.M.D, The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • GPR, The Brooklyn Hospital Center 
  • Member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association and New York Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Personal Biography

Dr. Jordan Jacobson has been practicing dentistry for 17 years. He completed his undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at New York University. He then received his D.M.D. at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Jacobson went to The Brooklyn Hospital Center to complete his residency and has taken continuing education courses in Management of Implant Complications and Treatment and Management of Facial Fractures. Dr. Jacobson has received several awards including Top Doctor Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in New York State 2018 and 2019.

“When I was in Venezuela I repaired a cleft lip on a 10 month old . To witness the overwhelming joy from the mother once she laid eyes on her baby after surgery is something I’ll never forget!”

Dr. Jacobson is from Scarsdale, New York and in his free time he enjoys hiking, bodybuilding, traveling, movies and concerts.

Mitra Astar, D.D.S.

Periodontist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • Residency, Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Personal Biography

Dr. Mitra Astar received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the New York University College of Dentistry, and completed her Internship/residency program at the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Astar continued her post-doctorate education at New York University Department of Periodontology and Implants, where she continued to work as a clinical assistant professor for over 18 years.

Dr. Astar is a Board Certified Periodontist and is passionate about delivering the highest quality of care for her patients. She achieves this by creating a customized personal treatment plan to deliver the optimal periodontal care with quality assurance.

Dr. Astar’s commitment to continuing education provides her patients with the newest and more innovative treatment options. Her services include surgical and nonsurgical periodontal treatments, minimally invasive periodontal regenerative procedures, implants, and reconstructive periodontal plastic surgeries, including root coverage, gingival grafts, pin hole, and tunnel techniques.

Dr. Astar enjoys an active life of family, fitness, cooking, music, and volunteer works. She lives in Harrison, NY with her husband and two sons.

Eric Calian, D.D.S

Cosmetic Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., Georgetown University Dental
  • Member of The American Dental Association, Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry, 9th District Dental Society, Implant Study Club, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation

Personal Biography

Dr. Eric Calian has been practicing dentistry for 30 years in his home town of White Plains with a team of top doctors. He graduated with his bachelors from New York University in 1984. He then continued his education at Georgetown University Dental school in 1988. He has attended numerous continuing education seminars to provide the best, proficient and most comfortable dentistry today and in the future. Dr. Calian looks forward to assisting his patients with a personal approach in a modern, tranquil, professional environment.

Kim Angelo, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.M.D., University Of Pennsylvania
  • Member of The 9th District Dental Society, Westchester Women’s Study Club, American Dental Association, and New York State Dental Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Kim Angelo attended the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and she is a member of the 9th District Dental Society, Westchester Women’s Study Club, American Dental Association, and New York State Dental Association. Dr. Angelo believes that her patients deserve the best care possible using the latest technology. 

“A happy, satisfied and smiling patient is my greatest reward. I look forward to helping you achieve the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve.”

Daria Royzman, D.D.S.

Periodontics and Implantology

Locations

Education & Membership

  • B.A., NYU College of Arts and Science
  • D.D.S., NYU College of Dentistry
  • Specialty in Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Member of The American Board of Periodontology, American, Academy of Periodontology, Northeastern Society of Periodontists, American Association of Women Dentists

Personal Biography

Dr. Daria Royzman started her education by completing her Bachelor of Arts in 1997 at New York University College of Arts and Science. She then continued her education at New York University College of Dentistry in 2001. After that she went to University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and completed a Specialty in Periodontics. Dr. Royzman is a member of the American Board of Periodontology, American, Academy of Periodontology, Northeastern Society of Periodontists, American Association of Women Dentists.

Dr. Royzman  provides her patients the highest quality of personalized treatment with the highest level of care and comfort in mind. “I make my patients feel at ease by explaining all their options, so that they are involved in their treatment and can make informed decisions about their dental health.”

Scott Culpepper, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Greenpoint

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry
  • Member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association and Nassau County Dental Society

Personal Biography

Dr. Culpepper has received over 280 hours of continuing education, including courses in implant dentistry, and a live-patient course in esthetics. He says, “For the general dentist, there is an increasing demand to provide all forms of care in one practice, and to have skills that were once referred to a specialist. There’s training, there’s discipline, but most importantly, it’s relationships with patients, doctors, and staff that really make this work. It’s a team approach. Patients should feel comfortable, even have fun, every step of the way. It’s about creating a place that invites you to talk about your oral health without shame or embarrassment.”

In his spare time, Dr. Culpepper loves having fun and spending time with his wife and two kids. He loves the outdoors, comedy, and music

Harpriya Sidhu, D.D.S.

Senior General Dentist

Locations

Midtown

Education & Membership

  • DDS, NYU College of Dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Harpriya Sidhu strives to provide comprehensive dental care through her education, skills, experience and interpersonal style. She is fortunate to have had an extensive dental education from abroad as well as from the United States. Dr. Sidhu graduated from NYU College of Dentistry in 2006, and has served as a faculty at NYU in the Department of Cariology since 2008.

Dr. Sidhu had the privilege of working in both private and public sector and has served as the Clinical Dental Director at a prominent New York state Health Center in a previous role. She is proficient in general and cosmetic dentistry including Invisalign and she welcomes patients of all ages including children. Dr. Sidhu is thrilled to be a part of the Smilist team that supports a clinical environment and a philosophy of practice that compliments her standards and ethics.

Eileen Morrissey, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Whitestone

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
  • General Practice Residency, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center
  • Member, American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Queens County Dental Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Eileen Morrissey was born in Rego Park, NY. She attended Fordham University and graduated with a BS in Biology, then attended Columbia University College of Dental Medicine to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After dental school, Dr. Morrissey completed advanced training in a General Practice residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in Bronx, NY. After training, she worked for NYC Department of Health in the Bronx, then practiced in Flushing, NY before relocating her practice to Whitestone, twelve years ago.

Dr. Morrissey is a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association and Queens County Dental Association.

Dr. Morrissey and her staff are proud of the warm patient-friendly environment they have created and of the relationships they have built with multi-generational families in the area. Dr. Morrissey welcomes patients of all ages and looks forward to meeting you and offering you the professional, caring and pain-free oral health care that you deserve.

When not in the office, Dr. Morrissey enjoys playing tennis.

Narcisa Stanescu, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Whitestone

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S. New York University College of Dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Stanescu has extensive experience in general and family dentistry. She strives to deliver excellent dental care while staying current with the latest technology and research. She has completed several hundred hours in continuing education with an emphasis on endodontics, implants, and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Stanescu's goal is to teach her patients about proper oral hygiene with a personal and caring touch. In her spare time, Dr. Stanescu enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her loving family.

Craig Feldman, D.M.D.

Orthodontics, Director

Locations

  • Massapequa Park
  • Rockville Centre
  • Smithtown
  • Syosset
  • Wantagh
  • Whitestone
  • Woodside

Education & Membership

  • B.A., Tufts University
  • D.M.D., Tufts University
  • Certificate in Orthodontics, Boston University
  • Member of American Association of Orthodontics

Personal Biography

Dr. Craig Feldman has worked in private practice for over 15 years. He is an Elite Invisalign provider and current on the most modern orthodontic techniques. He has a special passion for working with children as well as treating complicated, multi-specialty adult orthodontic cases. Dr. Feldman's strong diagnostic skills, coupled with his friendly, easy-going demeanor, enable him to provide his patients with the highest quality care and make the process both effective and fun.

In his spare time, Dr. Feldman loves doing yoga and traveling around the world.

Mitra Astar, D.D.S.

Periodontist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • Residency, Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Personal Biography

Dr. Mitra Astar received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the New York University College of Dentistry, and completed her Internship/residency program at the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Astar continued her post-doctorate education at New York University Department of Periodontology and Implants, where she continued to work as a clinical assistant professor for over 18 years.

Dr. Astar is a Board Certified Periodontist and is passionate about delivering the highest quality of care for her patients. She achieves this by creating a customized personal treatment plan to deliver the optimal periodontal care with quality assurance.

Dr. Astar’s commitment to continuing education provides her patients with the newest and more innovative treatment options. Her services include surgical and nonsurgical periodontal treatments, minimally invasive periodontal regenerative procedures, implants, and reconstructive periodontal plastic surgeries, including root coverage, gingival grafts, pin hole, and tunnel techniques.

Dr. Astar enjoys an active life of family, fitness, cooking, music, and volunteer works. She lives in Harrison, NY with her husband and two sons.

Lincy Varghese, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Woodside

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University - Biology
  • D.D.S., University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • Residency, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Member of the American Dental Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Lincy Varghese was raised in Staten Island, NY. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Varghese loves that she is able to relieve her patients of any pain they might be experiencing, and make them feel comfortable and anxiety free during treatment. Her mission as a dentist is to help her patients achieve their best smile by addressing any functional or esthetic issues.

In her free time, Dr. Lincy Varghese likes to travel and explore new countries, attend basketball games, and check out new places in NYC with her friends.

Craig Feldman, D.M.D.

Orthodontics, Director

Locations

  • Massapequa Park
  • Rockville Centre
  • Smithtown
  • Syosset
  • Wantagh
  • Whitestone
  • Woodside

Education & Membership

  • B.A., Tufts University
  • D.M.D., Tufts University
  • Certificate in Orthodontics, Boston University
  • Member of American Association of Orthodontics

Personal Biography

Dr. Craig Feldman has worked in private practice for over 15 years. He is an Elite Invisalign provider and current on the most modern orthodontic techniques. He has a special passion for working with children as well as treating complicated, multi-specialty adult orthodontic cases. Dr. Feldman's strong diagnostic skills, coupled with his friendly, easy-going demeanor, enable him to provide his patients with the highest quality care and make the process both effective and fun.

In his spare time, Dr. Feldman loves doing yoga and traveling around the world.

Patrick McGunnigle, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Hicksville

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Hofstra University
  • D.D.S., NYU College of Dentistry
  • Member, American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Nassau County Dental Association
  • Awards, Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society

Personal Biography

Dr. Patrick McGunnigle is a lifelong resident of Long Island. He began his undergraduate studies at Hofstra University where he was awarded member of the Alpha Epsilon Premedical Honor Society. He then attended NYU College of Dentistry for his DDS. During his studies at NYU, he worked at the special care clinic, treating patients with cancer of the mouth and severe facial trauma.

For over 40 years, Dr. McGunnigle has been helping people solve their dental problems and maintain their oral health. He is a people-person and he treats all of his patients with individualized care. Dr. McGunnigle has always loved the artistry of dentistry, being especially aware that a patient's oral health is directly correlated to their overall health. He is very active in the continuing education community and has taken many seminars both online and in person for Invisalign, Implant placement and all phases of cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

He spends his downtime at the beach with his wife, eating dinner with family and friends, traveling, playing golf and skiing.

Amina Ghatala, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Hicksville

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • Residency, Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital
  • Research Fellow, Consortium of Translational Orthodontic Research
  • Member of Esthetics Club of NYU, American Association for
  • Dental Associates, Muslim Dental Association of NYU

Personal Biography

Dr. Amina Peeran-Ghatala was born in India and grew up in Saudi Arabia amongst the diverse expatriate population of its capital, Riyadh. After finishing high school, she moved to India where she earned her B.D.S. Degree from R. V. Dental College in Bangalore. In 2011, she spent a year in research at NYU growing cartilage in test tubes and furthering her knowledge of bone biology as part of the Consortium of Translational Orthodontic Research (CTOR). She went on to receive her D.D.S. Degree from NYU College of Dentistry in 2015. In 2016, she received her advanced training in General Practice From Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, New Jersey. This training helped Dr. Amina become proficient in all phases of general dentistry including esthetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, crown and bridge, restorative, surgical and widened her scope for endodontics, implants and periodontal surgery.

Dr. Ghatala's background helps her relate to people from all cultures, traditions and walks of life. She is extremely personable and friendly and patients feel relaxed and comfortable under her care. Dr. Amina constantly strives to better herself by taking continuing education courses in all phases of general dentistry.

When Dr. Amina is not practicing dentistry she enjoys spending time with her husband toddler son and baby daughter. She is an avid baker and loves to cook for her friends and family. She and her family love to travel and explore outdoors.

Muhammad Raza, D.D.S.

Periodontist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • GPR, Jamaica Hospital, Queens

Personal Biography

Dr. Muhammad Raza grew up in New York, and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry. He later completed a General Practice Residency program from Jamaica Hospital, Queens, where he is currently a part-time attending dentist. After deciding he wanted to pursue a career in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, he joined Columbia University to complete his Postdoctoral training, where in addition to the clinical experience, he obtained his Master’s degree. Dr. Raza strives to stay up-to-date with evolving therapies and techniques as they relate to current practices. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, traveling, and spending quality time with his wife and children.

Sultan Salem, D.D.S.

Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Locations

  • Malverne
  • Port Washington

Education & Memberships

  • DDS, New York University College of Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Salem is passionate about the field of dentistry and sees it as an art. This is evident in the care and commitment he shows his patients on a daily basis, and also in his efforts to continuously enhance his own professional education. Dr. Salem is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, an honor only a select group of doctors worldwide have achieved. He has received extensive training in implants and fixed prosthodontics.

Dr. Salem appreciates the value that dental implants and fixed prosthodontics bring to the field of dentistry, as well as the happiness and improved oral health these treatments can provide to patients. Although he enjoys restoring teeth and smiles with dental implants, he only performs the procedure when he feels it is the best option for the patient. Patients can rest assured that Dr. Salem always has their best interest at heart when designing and recommending a treatment plan.

Dr. Salem's Personal Approach

"I believe that quality dental care is best achieved through a collaborative team approach. This means not only partnering with his colleagues at the Smilist to offer the highest quality of care, but also working with you as the patient. You'll be involved during each stage of treatment and we'll work together to design the best possible treatment option for you and your lifestyle."

Albert Nam, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

  • Port Washington
  • Malverne

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Albert Nam is all about smiles. "No matter where we are, we can choose to smile, and by smiling we provide energy to positively direct changes in our lives." He is a General Dentist at the Smilist Dental, and is a true to heart, people-person. As such, he loves to bring fun and kindness to the Smilist Dental. Al seeks perfection in giving dental care. His style constantly demands providing what is the absolute best in dentistry today, which will keep up tomorrow.

Dr. Nam was awarded his D.D.S. from New York University's College of Dentistry, is a recipient of many accolades for his work, charity, and community service, and in his free time, sings incognito at some hole-in-the-walls.

Craig Feldman, D.M.D.

Orthodontics, Director

Locations

  • Massapequa Park
  • Rockville Centre
  • Smithtown
  • Syosset
  • Wantagh
  • Whitestone
  • Woodside

Education & Membership

  • B.A., Tufts University
  • D.M.D., Tufts University
  • Certificate in Orthodontics, Boston University
  • Member of American Association of Orthodontics

Personal Biography

Dr. Craig Feldman has worked in private practice for over 15 years. He is an Elite Invisalign provider and current on the most modern orthodontic techniques. He has a special passion for working with children as well as treating complicated, multi-specialty adult orthodontic cases. Dr. Feldman's strong diagnostic skills, coupled with his friendly, easy-going demeanor, enable him to provide his patients with the highest quality care and make the process both effective and fun.

In his spare time, Dr. Feldman loves doing yoga and traveling around the world.

Pasquale Tolomeo, D.D.S.

Oral Surgeon

Locations

Education & Membership

  • B.S., St. John's University
  • D.D.S., University of Michigan
  • Member, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the American Medical Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Pasquale Tolomeo attended the University of Michigan, where he received his DDS. He completed his residency at NYU in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has been practicing dentistry for 7 years and completed his fellowship training in full body and facial cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Tolomeo is a passionate dentist who cares about his patients and team work. He enjoys interacting with patients and getting to know them personally. He believes that the patient and provider are a team and decisions that are made are based on that.

Dr. Tolomeo was born in New York, and currently resides there. He loves being a tourist in New York City exploring new restaurants, shows and other fun experiences. When he is not practicing dentistry, he spends his free time playing soccer and djing.

Marc Pan, D.D.S., M.D.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Locations

  • Massapequa Park
  • Smithtown

Education & Membership

  • B.S. University of Illinois at Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • D.D.S., Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery
  • Post Graduate Training, Mount Sinai Medical School
  • Member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, New York State Dental Association, New York State Oral Surgery Association, New York County Dental Society, Chinese American Dental Association, Chinese American Independent Practice Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Pan was born in Beijing, China and moved to America in 1990. He grew up in Illinois, and attended the University of Illinois at Champaign, Urbana IL. He graduated with BS in molecular cell biology, and was awarded with the Bronze Tablet award that’s only given to the top 3% of the class with a near 4.0 GPA. After graduation, he was accepted to the prestigious Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery for his doctorate in dental medicine training. He continued his post graduate training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Mount Sinai Medical School, where he received his medical degree in addition to his dental degree.

Dr. Pan practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with special interests in dental implant, bone graft and dentoalveolar surgeries. He is also fluent in both Mandarin and English.

When not working, Dr. Pan enjoys drawing and photography. He is also a big basketball fan that participates both on court and off court regularly, and keeps up on all NBA news.

Sultan Salem, D.D.S.

Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Locations

  • Malverne
  • Port Washington

Education & Memberships

  • DDS, New York University College of Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Salem is passionate about the field of dentistry and sees it as an art. This is evident in the care and commitment he shows his patients on a daily basis, and also in his efforts to continuously enhance his own professional education. Dr. Salem is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, an honor only a select group of doctors worldwide have achieved. He has received extensive training in implants and fixed prosthodontics.

Dr. Salem appreciates the value that dental implants and fixed prosthodontics bring to the field of dentistry, as well as the happiness and improved oral health these treatments can provide to patients. Although he enjoys restoring teeth and smiles with dental implants, he only performs the procedure when he feels it is the best option for the patient. Patients can rest assured that Dr. Salem always has their best interest at heart when designing and recommending a treatment plan.

Dr. Salem's Personal Approach

"I believe that quality dental care is best achieved through a collaborative team approach. This means not only partnering with his colleagues at the Smilist to offer the highest quality of care, but also working with you as the patient. You'll be involved during each stage of treatment and we'll work together to design the best possible treatment option for you and your lifestyle."

Albert Nam, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

  • Port Washington
  • Malverne

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Albert Nam is all about smiles. "No matter where we are, we can choose to smile, and by smiling we provide energy to positively direct changes in our lives." He is a General Dentist at the Smilist Dental, and is a true to heart, people-person. As such, he loves to bring fun and kindness to the Smilist Dental. Al seeks perfection in giving dental care. His style constantly demands providing what is the absolute best in dentistry today, which will keep up tomorrow.

Dr. Nam was awarded his D.D.S. from New York University's College of Dentistry, is a recipient of many accolades for his work, charity, and community service, and in his free time, sings incognito at some hole-in-the-walls.

Arnold Funk, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Locations

Rockville Centre

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Hofstra University
  • D.M.D., Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine
  • Residency, Brookdale Hospital
  • Member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association and Nassau County Dental Society

Personal Biography

Dr. Arnold Funk has been practicing dentistry for over forty years. He finds great satisfaction in helping patients have a comfortable dental experience. Dr. Funk practices skillful dentistry and enjoys interacting with his patients.

When not treating patients, Dr. Funk can be found spending time with his family. He is married with two children and has three grandchildren. A native of Long Island, Dr. Funk grew up in Oceanside. He is a scuba diver, golfer and enjoys cycling with his wife.

Jasjit Basra, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

  • Port Washington
  • Malverne

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Siena College - Biology
  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • Residency, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

Personal Biography

Dr. Jasjit Basra was raised in both Staten Island and upstate New York. He loves being a general dentist, because he is able to do all phases of dentistry. Dr. Basra enjoys reading current literature, so he can provide the most up to date care for his patients. He is committed to providing exceptional care and outcomes through effective communication and patient-focused treatment.

In his free time, Dr. Jasjit Basra likes to spend time with his fiancée, family, and friends. They enjoy hiking, exploring the greatest city of the world, NYC, and all of the deliciousness it has to offer along with traveling. He also likes to read mystery novels, watch documentaries, and listen to music.

James Ramos, D.D.S.

Periodontist

Locations

  • Amityville
  • Bay Shore
  • North Babylon
  • Rockville Centre

Education & Membership

  • B.S., University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine
  • D.D.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
  • Residency, Montefiore Hospital
  • Member of American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Northeast Society of Periodontology, and The Puerto Rico Dental Association

Personal Biography

Dr. James Ramos graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine in 2014. After two years at the Montefiore Hospital, where he did his General Practice Residency, he dedicated the last three years specializing in periodontics and oral implantology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and is looking forward to being in private practice limited to periodontics and dental implantology.

Dr. Ramos is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Northeast Society of Periodontology, and The Puerto Rico Dental Association.

Dr. Ramos loves music and playing his electric and acoustic guitars.

Craig Feldman, D.M.D.

Orthodontics, Director

Locations

  • Massapequa Park
  • Rockville Centre
  • Smithtown
  • Syosset
  • Wantagh
  • Whitestone
  • Woodside

Education & Membership

  • B.A., Tufts University
  • D.M.D., Tufts University
  • Certificate in Orthodontics, Boston University
  • Member of American Association of Orthodontics

Personal Biography

Dr. Craig Feldman has worked in private practice for over 15 years. He is an Elite Invisalign provider and current on the most modern orthodontic techniques. He has a special passion for working with children as well as treating complicated, multi-specialty adult orthodontic cases. Dr. Feldman's strong diagnostic skills, coupled with his friendly, easy-going demeanor, enable him to provide his patients with the highest quality care and make the process both effective and fun.

In his spare time, Dr. Feldman loves doing yoga and traveling around the world.

Avasa Jagan, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Rockville Centre

Education & Membership

  • B.S., CUNY Brooklyn College, Chemistry
  • D.D.S., Howard University College of Dentistry
  • GPR, Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY

Personal Biography

Dr. Avasa Jagan was born in Brooklyn, NY, but raised between the U.S. and Guyana, which is where her family is from. She's a 3rd generation dentist. Her grandfather and father also pursued dentistry. She studied Chemistry at the City University of New York, Brooklyn College, and later earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Howard University.

Dr. Jagan believes in providing quality, ethical dental care to her patients while ensuring they feel as comfortable as possible. She says, "Communication, understanding and respect are important, and it is the dentist/dental teams' responsibility to make sure all options are explained to the patients." Dr. Jagan's favorite part about her practice is that she is given the opportunity to help patients achieve their dental needs while enhancing their confidence and making them feel comfortable.

Dr. Jagan's passions are dentistry, dance, event-planning, baking, and traveling/exploring different cuisines and cultures. Her free time is spent with my family, friends and beautiful nephews, whether it's trying new restaurants or staying in and watching movies.

Paul Bender, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Syosset

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Clark University Worcester, MA
  • D.D.S., NYU College of Dentistry
  • Residency, Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC

Personal Biography

Dr. Paul Bender was a student at Clark University where he completed his undergraduate studies, majoring in biology. He then went on to earn his DDS at NYU College of Dentistry and completed his residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Starting in dental school, Dr. Bender was a member of the Dental Honor Society and received the highest scholastic award in Endodontics with a bronze plaque in the Endodontic department. Dr. Bender is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1985, He was a teaching Associate at the prestigious L.D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida and held a faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania and SUNY Stony Brook.

"My mission and goal is for you to maintain a beautiful smile and keep your teeth for a lifetime, in maximum comfort, function and health." Dr. Bender enjoys helping people overcome dental fear.

Dr. Paul Bender was raised in Plainview and graduated from J.F. Kennedy High School. His mother and father opened his mind to art and culture, sports, skiing, boating and surfing. Dr. Bender has 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren.

Jacqueline Liu, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • B.S., University of Connecticut, Major in Biology
  • M.P.H., Boston University
  • D.M.D., Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • G.P.R., Flushing Hospital Medical Center
  • Member of American Dental Association, Queens County Dental Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Jacqueline Liu was born and raised in Connecticut, and studied Biology at The University of Connecticut. Dr. Liu received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2019. She then completed a General Practice Residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Liu is currently enrolled in the Full Mouth Rehabilitation CE Program at New York University College of Dentistry, so that she can further her knowledge in modern dentistry. She is very dedicated to helping all of her patients improve their oral health, and strives to make every patient's experience as comfortable as possible, while taking in to account their individual needs.

In her free time, Dr. Liu loves to travel, especially to her favorite place, Disney World! She also enjoys crocheting, trying new restaurants/cuisines (she is a big foodie), and cooking.

Stephen M Bernstein, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.M.D, School of Dental Medicine at Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Member of The American Dental Association, the Dental Society of the State of New York and the Nassau County Dental Society.

Personal Biography

Dr. Stephen Bernstein has been providing dental care to the residents of Valley Stream and the surrounding communities for more than 40 years. Dr. Bernstein received a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the School of Dental Medicine at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1974. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and member of the American Dental Association, the Dental Society of the State of New York and the Nassau County Dental Society.

Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Bernstein has dedicated himself to keeping up with the latest and most innovative techniques and procedures. Each year he attends numerous seminars and dental meetings, ensuring that his patients receive the finest, most comprehensive and advanced dental care. Throughout his career, he has taken post graduate courses in implant and cosmetic dentistry, and has been certified as an Invisalign provider. He was the host of Your Dental Health, a former call in television program on Cablevision.

He enjoys playing golf, running and spending time with his family. Dr. Bernstein and his wife Linda, a Dental Hygienist have three married children, and eight grandchildren.

Paul Natter, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • Bachelors of Science, Syracuse University
  • D.D.S., Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry
  • Member of The American Dental Association, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, with the Qualified Dentist designation, and the Dental Society of the State of New York.

Personal Biography

Dr. Paul Natter grew up on Long Island and received his Bachelors of Science degree from Syracuse University. After graduating, he was accepted at Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in Cleveland, Ohio where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
Dr. Natter then entered a family practice residency at Goldwater Memorial Hospital in New York City. During this time he provided dental care for a broad range of patients at Goldwater Memorial, Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx and attended post graduate courses at New York University School of Dentistry. He currently is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, with the Qualified Dentist designation, and the Dental Society of the State of New York.

Dr. Natter has a strong commitment to continuing education, attending many dental seminars yearly with a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry, implants, Invisalign and the use of oral appliance therapy in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. His goal is to evaluate each patient and provide the finest, most comprehensive care for their individual needs.

If you have been diagnosed with a sleep disorder, Dr. Natter can help treat and manage your snoring and sleep apnea through the use of oral appliance therapy. An oral appliance is effective in the treatment of mild and moderate sleep apnea and often can help those who cannot tolerate their CPAP machine. Dr. Natter is a Medicare provider of oral appliances.

Dr. Natter enjoys outdoor activities, especially golf and running. He and his wife Liz, have two children and three grandchildren.

Muhammad Raza, D.D.S.

Periodontist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • GPR, Jamaica Hospital, Queens

Personal Biography

Dr. Muhammad Raza grew up in New York, and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry. He later completed a General Practice Residency program from Jamaica Hospital, Queens, where he is currently a part-time attending dentist. After deciding he wanted to pursue a career in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, he joined Columbia University to complete his Postdoctoral training, where in addition to the clinical experience, he obtained his Master’s degree. Dr. Raza strives to stay up-to-date with evolving therapies and techniques as they relate to current practices. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, traveling, and spending quality time with his wife and children.

Pasquale Tolomeo, D.D.S.

Oral Surgeon

Locations

Education & Membership

  • B.S., St. John's University
  • D.D.S., University of Michigan
  • Member, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the American Medical Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Pasquale Tolomeo attended the University of Michigan, where he received his DDS. He completed his residency at NYU in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has been practicing dentistry for 7 years and completed his fellowship training in full body and facial cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Tolomeo is a passionate dentist who cares about his patients and team work. He enjoys interacting with patients and getting to know them personally. He believes that the patient and provider are a team and decisions that are made are based on that.

Dr. Tolomeo was born in New York, and currently resides there. He loves being a tourist in New York City exploring new restaurants, shows and other fun experiences. When he is not practicing dentistry, he spends his free time playing soccer and djing.

Mitchell Forman , D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Wantagh

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • Huntington Oral Surgery Wisdom Club
  • JK Dental Laboratory Learning Center, with special attention on cosmetic dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Forman brings 30 years of dental experience to the Smilist. Dr. Forman is continually learning, taking continuing education classes to stay up-to-date with current dentistry trends and perfect his skills. Dr. Forman is passionate about the work he does, with a particular passion for cosmetic cases. He specializes in building the new smiles his patients have always dreamed about.

Dr. Forman’s patients appreciate his attention to detail and positive, friendly demeanor. Over time, staff and patients have become more like family. Dentistry is a team effort to make the overall experience comfortable and positive for the patient so they can leave with a smile on their face.

Dr. Forman has a beautiful family of his wife, three children, and several pets too. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, catching a baseball game, and working out.

“Making patients smile makes me smile.” – Dr. Forman

Umair Hassan, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Wantagh

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • Residency, St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY
  • Member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Suffolk County Dental Society, and the American Student Dental Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Umair Hassan is from Pakistan, and started his education at Baqai Medical University in Pakistan. He has been practicing dentistry for over 6 years, and has earned a research award from the American Dental Association for his work with dental implants.

Dr. Hassan loves educating his patients and enjoys making a difference in their lives by improving their oral hygiene and their overall health. He is passionate about learning, educating, and helping others find their passions. Dr. Hassan's mission and goal is for you to maintain a beautiful smile and keep your teeth for a lifetime, in maximum comfort, function and health.

Dr. Hassan is married with two kids. He enjoys spending time with his family, and in his free time he volunteers a helping hand to those in need.

Craig Feldman, D.M.D.

Orthodontics, Director

Locations

  • Massapequa Park
  • Rockville Centre
  • Smithtown
  • Syosset
  • Wantagh
  • Whitestone
  • Woodside

Education & Membership

  • B.A., Tufts University
  • D.M.D., Tufts University
  • Certificate in Orthodontics, Boston University
  • Member of American Association of Orthodontics

Personal Biography

Dr. Craig Feldman has worked in private practice for over 15 years. He is an Elite Invisalign provider and current on the most modern orthodontic techniques. He has a special passion for working with children as well as treating complicated, multi-specialty adult orthodontic cases. Dr. Feldman's strong diagnostic skills, coupled with his friendly, easy-going demeanor, enable him to provide his patients with the highest quality care and make the process both effective and fun.

In his spare time, Dr. Feldman loves doing yoga and traveling around the world.

James Ramos, D.D.S.

Periodontist

Locations

  • Amityville
  • Bay Shore
  • North Babylon
  • Rockville Centre

Education & Membership

  • B.S., University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine
  • D.D.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
  • Residency, Montefiore Hospital
  • Member of American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Northeast Society of Periodontology, and The Puerto Rico Dental Association

Personal Biography

Dr. James Ramos graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine in 2014. After two years at the Montefiore Hospital, where he did his General Practice Residency, he dedicated the last three years specializing in periodontics and oral implantology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and is looking forward to being in private practice limited to periodontics and dental implantology.

Dr. Ramos is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Northeast Society of Periodontology, and The Puerto Rico Dental Association.

Dr. Ramos loves music and playing his electric and acoustic guitars.

Marc Pan, D.D.S., M.D.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Locations

  • Massapequa Park
  • Smithtown

Education & Membership

  • B.S. University of Illinois at Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • D.D.S., Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery
  • Post Graduate Training, Mount Sinai Medical School
  • Member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, New York State Dental Association, New York State Oral Surgery Association, New York County Dental Society, Chinese American Dental Association, Chinese American Independent Practice Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Pan was born in Beijing, China and moved to America in 1990. He grew up in Illinois, and attended the University of Illinois at Champaign, Urbana IL. He graduated with BS in molecular cell biology, and was awarded with the Bronze Tablet award that’s only given to the top 3% of the class with a near 4.0 GPA. After graduation, he was accepted to the prestigious Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery for his doctorate in dental medicine training. He continued his post graduate training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Mount Sinai Medical School, where he received his medical degree in addition to his dental degree.

Dr. Pan practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with special interests in dental implant, bone graft and dentoalveolar surgeries. He is also fluent in both Mandarin and English.

When not working, Dr. Pan enjoys drawing and photography. He is also a big basketball fan that participates both on court and off court regularly, and keeps up on all NBA news.

Sasha Cekada, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

  • Amityville
  • Riverhead

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Residency, Buffalo General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Aesthetic Dentistry at the State University of New York at Buffalo's Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Program
  • Member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Suffolk County Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Cekada is a leading dentist who is dedicated to the practice of gentle dentistry. He believes that you and your family deserve comprehensive quality dental care, performed with precision and care. He cherishes relationships with his team and his patients and strives to provide a supportive environment to foster lifelong bonds.

Dr. Cekada is a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Suffolk County Dental Society,Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Grace O'Connor, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Amityville

Education & Membership

  • B.S., St. John's University
  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • Residency, Nassau County Medical Center
  • Member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Nassau County Dental Society

Personal Biography

Dr. Grace O'Connor has been practicing dentistry for over 15 years and loves interacting with her patients and improving their smiles. Dr. O'Connor believes dentistry can be a stress-free and a painless experience. Dr. O'Connor is married and enjoys teaching yoga and practicing yoga. She is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher as well.

When Dr. O'Connor isn't practicing dentistry she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, going to concerts, taking /teaching yoga classes, reading, and watching football.

James Ramos, D.D.S.

Periodontist

Locations

  • Amityville
  • Bay Shore
  • North Babylon
  • Rockville Centre

Education & Membership

  • B.S., University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine
  • D.D.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
  • Residency, Montefiore Hospital
  • Member of American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Northeast Society of Periodontology, and The Puerto Rico Dental Association

Personal Biography

Dr. James Ramos graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine in 2014. After two years at the Montefiore Hospital, where he did his General Practice Residency, he dedicated the last three years specializing in periodontics and oral implantology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and is looking forward to being in private practice limited to periodontics and dental implantology.

Dr. Ramos is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Northeast Society of Periodontology, and The Puerto Rico Dental Association.

Dr. Ramos loves music and playing his electric and acoustic guitars.

Yury Babeck, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Amityville

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Moscow Medical Stomatological University
  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Yury Babeck has been practicing dentistry for over 40 years. He was born in Moscow, Russia. Dr. Babeck originally wanted to be a professional hockey player, but he soon changed his mind when his older brother started attending a dental school and his uncle became a CDT (Certified Dental Technician). He was intrigued because he saw his family members "magically" change people's smiles, so he followed in their footsteps. Dr. Babeck began attending Moscow Medical Stomatological University and then moved to the United States in 1979 where he continued his studies at New York University.

Dr. Babeck spent 28 years practicing dentistry in New York City, and is now very excited to practice in Long Island. He believes the most rewarding part of being a dentist is when a patient looks in the mirror and says "Oh my! Thank you! I love my smile!"

In his spare time he enjoys traveling and gardening. He goes to the gym 2-3 times a week and loves to cook.

Umber Siddiqui, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • D.M.D., University of North Carolina School of Dentistry 

Personal Biography

Dr. Siddiqui completed her dental training in North Carolina at one of the nation's top dental schools in the U.S., after finishing her undergraduate education in Biology and Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Siddiqui is recognized for gentle dentistry, dedicating herself to help patients feel as comfortable as possible in the dental chair while also providing quality dental work. She is known for her thorough and gentle care of patients of all ages. She loves having a part in giving her patients a reason to smile by the end of their appointments or even helping them find their smile again.

When she's not working, Dr. Siddiqui enjoys the outdoors, and likes going to the beach, hiking, and traveling with her family.

Najma Rafiq, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Bay Shore

Education & Membership

  • Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
  • General Practice Residency; North Shore - LIJ Medical Center
  • Member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Najma Rafiq graduated with her bachelors, and went on to earn her D.D.S., from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. She completed her General Practice Residency at North Shore - LIJ Medical Center. Through continuing education and professional memberships, including the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Rafiq advances her knowledge in dentistry to provide the highest quality of care.

Dr. Rafiq enjoys hiking, yoga, and tennis in her free time.

Andrew Everett, D.D.S.

Orthodontist

Locations

Bay Shore

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan
  • D.D.S., Columbia University
  • Member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association and Suffolk County Dental Society

Personal Biography

Dr. Everett's friendly and relaxed demeanor allows him to provide the best orthodontic care possible in a patient-centered environment. Skilled and compassionate, Dr. Everett has been practicing dentistry and orthodontics for nearly a decade. He is the recipient of the Herzberg Award, awarded to the top resident in their 3rd year of Orthodontic Residency as voted by peers and attending orthodontists.

Dr. Andrew Everett is originally from Traverse City, Michigan - the Cherry Capital of the World! He now resides in New York with his wife and three young children. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his family and playing the guitar.

James Ramos, D.D.S.

Periodontist

Locations

  • Amityville
  • Bay Shore
  • North Babylon
  • Rockville Centre

Education & Membership

  • B.S., University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine
  • D.D.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
  • Residency, Montefiore Hospital
  • Member of American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Northeast Society of Periodontology, and The Puerto Rico Dental Association

Personal Biography

Dr. James Ramos graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine in 2014. After two years at the Montefiore Hospital, where he did his General Practice Residency, he dedicated the last three years specializing in periodontics and oral implantology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and is looking forward to being in private practice limited to periodontics and dental implantology.

Dr. Ramos is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Northeast Society of Periodontology, and The Puerto Rico Dental Association.

Dr. Ramos loves music and playing his electric and acoustic guitars.

Glenn Goldfarb, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Commack

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Brooklyn College. Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • Residency, Brookdale Hospital
  • Member of the American Dental Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Glenn Goldfarb has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry. He enjoys attending continuous education and learning new crown and bridge techniques. Dr. Goldfarb loves that he is given the opportunity to help his patients feel better about themselves by improving their smile while also relieving any pain they may experience.

Dr. Glenn Goldfarb is married with two daughters. He loves sports, reading, and going on walks in nature with his wife.

Melissa Perrino, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Commack

Education & Membership

  • B.S. Union College
  • D.D.S., State University of New York at Buffalo
  • General Practice Residency, Eastman Institute for Oral Health
  • Member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Nassau County Dental Society and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Personal Biography

Dr. Perrino, a skilled dentist, feels strongly in building and maintaining strong, personal relationships with her patients. When discussing her philosophy on dentistry and the patient experience, she says, "The patient and I are a team working together to obtain optimal oral health!" She has completed many continuing education courses on topics such as Sleep Apnea dental medicine and Invisalign treatments.

A native of Long Island, she currently resides in Suffolk County with her fiance and chocolate lab, Charlie Brown. In her spare time, she enjoys many different art forms - painting, drawing, photography and crafts of all kinds.

Hope Arnoldt, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Commack

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Union College, Biology
  • D.D.S., SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • Residency, Coler-Goldwater Memorial Hospital
  • Member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, and Suffolk County Dental Society

Personal Biography

Dr. Hope Arnoldt has been practicing dentistry for nearly 15 years. She enjoys helping her patients love their smile. Dr. Arnoldt believes that coming to the dentist should be an enjoyable and fun experience, and does everything she can to give her patients the same experience.

When not treating patients, Dr. Arnoldt enjoys spending time with her daughter and her Boston Terrier Penny.

Brandon Katz, D.D.S.

Prosthodontist/Periodontist

Locations

  • Smithtown
  • Commack

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Binghamton University
  • D.D.S., NYU College of Dentistry, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society
  • Residency, Stony Brook University Medical Center
  • Member of American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration

Personal Biography

Dr. Brandon Katz is a dual-specialist in Prosthodontics and Periodontics. Dr. Katz is proud to have achieved being certified in both dental specialties as it allows him to best understand all parameters when treatment planning patients that require extensive surgical and prosthetic treatments. Dr. Katz is able to comprehensively treat all patient in all phases and aspects of dentistry.

He has completed research in the areas of biomaterials and material sciences both at NYU College of Dentistry and at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. D.r Katz graduated at the top of his class at New York University College of Dentistry earning him the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society status.

Dr. Katz’s energy is contagious and his enthusiasm and passion about his family, friends, dentistry and the New York Rangers is astounding!

Geeta Dagly, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.M.D., Temple University
  • Residency, Jamaica Hospital

Personal Biography

Dr. Geeta Dagly was born in Pennsylvania and has been practicing dentistry for 15 years. She received her doctorate of dental medicine at Temple University. Dr. Dagly completed several courses on restorative dentistry and endodontics and also completed her residency at Jamaica Hospital. While practicing, she enjoys educating her patients on the importance of their dental health and how it affects their systemic health and wellness.

Dr. Dagly loves to exercise, cook and spend time with her 4 children when she is not practicing dentistry.

Gary A. Rosenfeld, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., Columbia University Dental School
  • GPR, Sea View Hospital on Staten Island
  • Member of  American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Dental Society of New York, Suffolk County Dental Association, Long Island Dental Forum, Long Island Dental Implant Study Club

Personal Biography

Dr. Gary Rosenfeld has been practicing dentistry for well over 35 years, and began his dental career by earning his D.D.S. from Columbia University Dental School in 1984. He then chose to attend a General Practice Residency at Sea View Hospital on Staten Island. He’s been honored by the New York State Dental Society for completing over 1000 hours of continuing education throughout the course of his career as well.

Dr. Rosenfeld has truly been privileged to bring contemporary, comfortable treatments and innovative technologies to the individuals and families in his care. For him, the best part of his job is having the ability to change patients’ lives for the better in lasting ways. Dr. Rosenfeld has a passion for learning and staying up to date on the latest techniques and technology. Recently, Dr. Rosenfeld became certified in FirstFit, a revolutionary technology that allows him to do dental procedures more efficiently and quickly. This benefits his patients greatly, as it limits the amount of visits needed for procedures.

Yumee Yang, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Personal Biography

Dr. Yumee Yang is certified in Invisalign, cosmetic full mouth rehabilitation and implant dentistry. She has extensive teaching experience and was formerly Chief Resident at Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Yang’s expertise includes root canal therapy, cosmetic cases, and implant crowns.

Daniella Apostol, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.M.D., University of Toronto
  • GPR, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Member of Academy of General Dentistry and Canadian Dental Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Daniella Apostol earned a dental degree in Romania before attending the University of Toronto, achieving her Doctor of Dental Medicine. She has also completed a General Practice Residency at the Montefiore Medical Center. She served as a clinical instructor in oral medicine at the University of Toronto for several years and has advanced training in a wide variety of specialty services, including endodontics, oral surgery, periodontal care, prosthodontics, and more. She is a certified Invisalign provider and currently holds memberships in the Academy of General Dentistry and Canadian Dental Association.

Today, Dr. Apostol is proud to be a well-rounded and highly experienced dentist who enjoys all aspects of general care. She is also excellent at communication – in fact, she speaks five different languages, including Romanian, Spanish, Italian, and French! She has a particular passion for working with children and looks forward to meeting your family soon.

Julie Boerger, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.M.D., University of Montreal

Personal Biography

Dr. Julie Boerger’s career in the dental field spans over a decade now. She is originally from Montreal and attended College Edouard-Montpetit in Canada before pursuing her Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Montreal. Dr. Boerger is now a clinical assistant professor at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. She also completed her MBA and Advanced certificate in healthcare management at the same university!  

Dr. Boerger is incredibly passionate about helping people improve their health and appearance through her care. Her approach to dentistry emphasizes getting to know patients, resulting in truly personalized attention! 

Dr. Boerger’s family consists of her husband Shawn, her daughter Leia, two dogs, and a cat. She spends her free time traveling, reading, running, gardening, or hanging out with loved ones. She speaks fluent French, and one of her biggest dreams is to one day be on the television show Survivor!

Jessica Henner, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.M.D., Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
  • GPR, Northport VAMC

Personal Biography

Dr. Jessica Henner chose to pursue her undergraduate degree at the University of Buffalo, followed by the completion of her doctorate at the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. In addition to her general schooling, Dr. Henner has also completed a General Practice Residency at Northport VAMC, which provides extensive experience in hospital-based oral healthcare and working with medically compromised patients.

She truly loves interacting with everyone who visits and helping them feel more confident than ever about their one-of-a-kind smiles.

Dr. Henner is originally from the Plainview area and graduated from Syosset High School.Outside of work, Dr. Henner spends plenty of quality time with her husband Marc, her daughters Emma and Sadie, and their dog Daisy. Her favorite hobbies include cooking, going to the gym, and trying new restaurants – she’s definitely a big foodie!

Jonathan Mandel, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.M.D., Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Personal Biography

Dr. Jonathan Mandel has been practicing dentistry for over six years and has been working as a dedicated general and implant dentist. Dr. Mandel first attended Maimonides High School before eventually going on to complete his undergraduate education at Brandeis University. He would complete his formal dental education at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, then expand his education by completing additional training in implant surgery. As a dentist, there’s nothing that Dr. Mandel enjoys more than helping anxious patients stay calm and relaxed as well as restoring broken or damaged teeth to their fullest function and original luster.

When Dr. Mandel is not practicing, he enjoys spending quality time with his brothers and parents. His hobbies include fishing, DIY projects, weightlifting, chess, and cooking. One fun fact about him is that prior to becoming a dentist, he went to culinary school and actually worked as a professional chef!

Mustafa Wakily, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., University of the Pacific

Personal Biography

A San Ramon native, Dr. Mustafa Wakily lived and worked in California for 20 years before deciding to move to Long Island with his wife, who is from the area originally. Dr. Wakily has undergone extensive continuing education in dental implants, including surgical placement. He is also a certified Invisalign provider! After graduating from Hayward High School, Dr. Wakily headed west for college and dental school. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California at Berkeley before pursuing his doctorate at the University of the Pacific.

His favorite part of this position is being able to ease feelings of dental anxiety and help everyone have a genuinely comfortable experience in the treatment chair.

Dr. Wakily’s wife is a medical doctor, and they have three children together. He makes sure to spends lots of quality time with his family when he isn’t busy at the practice. His personal hobbies include reading and going on hikes.

Steven Gutterson, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Locations

Huntington

Education & Membership

  • D.M.D., University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
  • Member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, and Suffolk County Dental Society

Personal Biography

Dr. Steven Gutterson has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years. He received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine. His mission is to try to give every patient his complete focus and attention, while also delivering the best possible care and making the patient feel as relaxed as he can. Dr. Gutterson shares, "It is a satisfying feeling to be able to make an anxious patient feel more relaxed during a dental procedure."

When he isn't practicing dentistry, Dr. Gutterson enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two daughters. He loves music and going to the theater. Dr. Gutterson tries to stay active by going to the gym and participating in Zumba classes. He also enjoys trivia and crossword puzzles.

Joseph Sciotto, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Locations

Jamesport

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Member of American Dental Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Joseph Sciotto attended and graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusettes in 1993. During his last year in dental school, Dr. Sciotto was honored to help treat the dependents of the active duty Coast Guard. After graduating, Dr. Sciotto began practicing together with his father.

Dr. Sciotto is a weather fanatic. “I love chasing storms, specifically hurricanes and dream of the day I can finish the book I am writing and share my adventures with everyone.” Married with four children, Dr. Sciotto enjoys spending time with his family. “We get along great and love going on vacations. We also enjoy playing tennis and riding bikes together.”

Joseph Trapani, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Jamesport

Education & Membership

  • New York University College of Dentistry

Personal Biography

“I’ve always loved talking to people and working with my hands. After college I finally realized that dentistry was for me and now as an Eastern Long Island dentist, I’m here to help make you comfortable and ensure you enjoy your time here with us.”

Dr. Trapani enjoyed his experience attending NYU College of Dentistry. He was the first dentist in his family and the first person to graduate from college. “I figured it out on my own! I was really surprised at the hard work and dedication it took, paying my way through school working 2 jobs.” Graduating as a Dentist and helping people made it all worth it for Dr. Trapani.

“I see every day as a learning experience. I keep an open mind to each and every person that walks through our doors and I do whatever it takes to help!”

Yigit Gol, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
  • Member of American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists

Personal Biography

Dr. Yigit Gol received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine where he also completed his undergraduate degree. He completed his residency at St. Charles Hospital. Dr. Gol is passionate about dentistry and he feels that being able to transform smiles and change lives is a humbling profession. He is a member of the American Dental Association and American Association of Endodontists. 

I've treated patients who could not have a conversation with me until anesthesia was administered and the appropriate procedure was performed. We have the wonderful ability to relieve pain, and nothing is more rewarding than the gratification of removing the source of that pain.”

Dr. Gol currently resides in Miller Place and was born and raised in Suffolk County. When he is not practicing dentistry, he is a professional wedding percussion player on the weekends and has been performing at events for the past 11 years. He enjoys playing the drums and paddle boarding. 

Bridget Petersen, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Mattituck

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • Residency, Nassau University Medical Center
  • Member, American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Suffolk County Dental Society

Personal Biography

Dr. Bridget Petersen knew she wanted to become a dentist and started her career as a dental assistant. She completed her studies and received her D.D.S. at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine with academic honors. After graduating, Dr. Petersen attended a general practice residency at Nassau University Medical in East Meadow, New York.

Dr. Petersen's love of dentistry allows her to empathize with her patients, making them feel comfortable and at ease when they walk through the door.. She enjoys giving back to the community through her involvement in dental outreach programs that help provide emergency dental care to an underprivileged population.

Michael Salkin, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

  • Mattituck
  • Shelter Island

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Stony Brook University
  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • Residency, Long Island College Hospital
  • Member of New York State Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Salkin graduated from Stony Brook Unversity with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science. He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Salkin completed his General Practice Residency at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn where he received extensive dental training working with patients of all ages.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Dr. Salkin began working in the New York City area after he graduated. In 2014, he began working in Mattituck and Shelter Island.

Christian Miller, D.D.S.

Orthodontist

Locations

Riverhead
Mattituck

Education & Membership

  • B.S., St. John's University
  • D.D.S., Stony Brook University
  • Member of American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics
  • Co-President of the Stony Brook Orthodontics Alumni Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Christian Miller graduated cum laude from St. John’s University with a B.S. in Biology. He received his D.D.S. from SUNY Stony Brook in 2002, and went on to complete a 3 year post-graduate program in Advanced Education in Orthodontics at Stony Brook.

In 2006, Dr. Miller co-founded the New Frontier Dental Study Club, and for several years conducted these meetings which provided continuing education classes for dentists across Long Island. He is also the Co-President of the Stony Brook Orthodontics Alumni Association.

Dr. Miller is trained in all aspects of orthodontic treatment for both children and adults, including braces and clear aligner therapy. Born and raised in Howard Beach, Queens, Dr. Miller now resides in Nassau County with his wife Dina and their two children.

Gary A. Rosenfeld, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., Columbia University Dental School
  • GPR, Sea View Hospital on Staten Island
  • Member of  American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Dental Society of New York, Suffolk County Dental Association, Long Island Dental Forum, Long Island Dental Implant Study Club

Personal Biography

Dr. Gary Rosenfeld has been practicing dentistry for well over 35 years, and began his dental career by earning his D.D.S. from Columbia University Dental School in 1984. He then chose to attend a General Practice Residency at Sea View Hospital on Staten Island. He’s been honored by the New York State Dental Society for completing over 1000 hours of continuing education throughout the course of his career as well.

Dr. Rosenfeld has truly been privileged to bring contemporary, comfortable treatments and innovative technologies to the individuals and families in his care. For him, the best part of his job is having the ability to change patients’ lives for the better in lasting ways. Dr. Rosenfeld has a passion for learning and staying up to date on the latest techniques and technology. Recently, Dr. Rosenfeld became certified in FirstFit, a revolutionary technology that allows him to do dental procedures more efficiently and quickly. This benefits his patients greatly, as it limits the amount of visits needed for procedures.

Yumee Yang, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Personal Biography

Dr. Yumee Yang is certified in Invisalign, cosmetic full mouth rehabilitation and implant dentistry. She has extensive teaching experience and was formerly Chief Resident at Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Yang’s expertise includes root canal therapy, cosmetic cases, and implant crowns.

Michael DeSivo, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • GPR, Winthrop University Hospital
  • Member of The American Dental Association, Suffolk County Dental Society, Nassau County Dental Society

Personal Biography

Dr. Michael DeSivo is a dedicated dental practitioner offering patients gentle care with skill and attention to detail. Dr. DeSivo completed his undergraduate studies at Molloy College, and continued his education earning a doctor of dental surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Following his doctoral studies, Dr. DeSivo pursued and achieved certification in Invisalign while completing a year long general practice residency through the Winthrop University Hospital. His years of education and training allow him to offer skilled care that meets the needs of every patient he treats.

Outside of his regular work, Dr. DeSivo also volunteers his time and talents with many community dental health organizations and events. He has provided dental care to underserved communities partnering with the Buffalo Outreach and Community Assistance Club, on mission trips to Jamaica, and as part of the Give Kids a Smile program.

Ben Eghbali, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., Stony Brook University
  • Member of The American Dental Association and the New York State Dental Association

Personal Biography

Originally from Queens, Dr. Eghbali graduated from New York University before earning his dental degree at Stony Brook University. Immediately after leaving school, he completed a two-year General Practice Residency, during which he served as Chief Resident. Today, he stays on top of the latest advancements in dentistry through his memberships in the American Dental Association and the New York State Dental Association.

For Dr. Eghbali, dentistry isn’t about taking care of teeth, but taking care of people! Everyone’s needs are unique, and he always strives to provide extremely personalized care that is perfectly suited to someone’s goals. His hope is that his patients enjoy their experience with him as much as their results.

When Dr. Eghbali is not practicing dentistry, he likes to spend most of his free time with his wife and two boys. He also loves to do anything that lets him get outdoors, particularly cycling.

Brandon Katz, D.D.S.

Prosthodontist/Periodontist

Locations

  • Smithtown
  • Commack

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Binghamton University
  • D.D.S., NYU College of Dentistry, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society
  • Residency, Stony Brook University Medical Center
  • Member of American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration

Personal Biography

Dr. Brandon Katz is a dual-specialist in Prosthodontics and Periodontics. Dr. Katz is proud to have achieved being certified in both dental specialties as it allows him to best understand all parameters when treatment planning patients that require extensive surgical and prosthetic treatments. Dr. Katz is able to comprehensively treat all patient in all phases and aspects of dentistry.

He has completed research in the areas of biomaterials and material sciences both at NYU College of Dentistry and at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. D.r Katz graduated at the top of his class at New York University College of Dentistry earning him the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society status.

Dr. Katz’s energy is contagious and his enthusiasm and passion about his family, friends, dentistry and the New York Rangers is astounding!

Seth Kaminsky, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Middle Island

Education & Membership

  • B.S., CUNY Queens College
  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • Residency, Nassau University Medical Center
  • Member of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association
  • Certified Invisalign® Provider

Personal Biography

"I love making a difference in peoples' lives, transforming smiles, and bringing a gentle caring touch to a sometimes fearful experience."

Dr. Kaminsky's Mission: "I value my patients, and treat them with the utmost respect, care and consideration. I do my best to ensure my patients receive the highest standard of care and leave with a positive, relaxing experience."

When he isn't practicing dentistry, Dr. Kaminsky enjoys spending his time with his family. He loves going to all of the beautiful parks across Long Island and hiking trails.

Alla Fishman, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

North Babylon

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Rutgers University
  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • Member of American Dental Association, New York Dental Society and Suffolk County Dental Association

Personal Biography

After earning her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in 2002, Dr. Fishman received her doctorate from the New York University College of Dentistry in 2006. She completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to establishing her North Babylon practice, she practiced general dentistry in Brooklyn & Massapequa. Dr. Fishman is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York Dental Society & the Suffolk County Dental Association.

Because she had a very negative dental experience as a child, Dr. Fishman strives to make every patient experience a great one. She is very gentle, compassionate & understanding. She uses the latest technology to shorten appointment time needed to complete treatment. She also explains exactly what to expect, so there are no unpleasant surprises. Dr. Fishman’s primary goal is to reduce treatment by practicing preventative dentistry. She also had a vast amount of dental work done herself, so she can fill you in on what to expect from personal experience.

After office hours, Dr. Fishman enjoys spending time with her husband & two children. She enjoys dancing & traveling & has a great passion for animals. She has two cats, fish & a chinchilla.

Polina Chernyak, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

North Babylon

Education & Membership

  • B.S., SUNY Stony Brook
  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Polina Chernyak always strives to provide exceptional dental care for all of her patients. She believes that oral health is the center of systemic & social health & would like all her patients to have a complete grasp on their smiles. Dr. Chernyak received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University & her Bachelor of Science in Marine Vertebrate Biology from SUNY Stony Brook University. She completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, NY. She was then chief resident at Methodist Hospital in Park Slope, Brooklyn for a second year General Practice Residency. Dr. Chernyak believes in providing dental care to underserved communities. She has participated in dental outreaches to Ile a Vache, Haiti & Granada, Nicaragua.

When she is not participating in continuing education in cosmetic & general dentistry, she is hiking, camping or skiing with her husband.

Sarah Vignola, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

North Babylon

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • Residency, Stony Brook University
  • Member of the American Dental Association and Suffolk County Dental Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Sarah Vignola is a graduate of New York College of Dentistry. During her time at NYUCD she served as teaching assistant to dental students, wrote and published two journal articles about CAD/ CAM technology, served as a clinical affairs representative on the student council, and in her last year completed an honors program in Aesthetic Dentistry. Additionally, she was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society. After graduation she completed a general practice residency at Stony Brook University, where in her second year served as chief resident.

Dr. Vignola is a member of the American Dental Association and the Suffolk County Dental Association. When Dr. Vignola is not treating patients, she enjoys taking continuing education courses so that she may offer the most up-to-date technology and services to her patients.

James Ramos, D.D.S.

Periodontist

Locations

  • Amityville
  • Bay Shore
  • North Babylon
  • Rockville Centre

Education & Membership

  • B.S., University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine
  • D.D.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
  • Residency, Montefiore Hospital
  • Member of American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Northeast Society of Periodontology, and The Puerto Rico Dental Association

Personal Biography

Dr. James Ramos graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine in 2014. After two years at the Montefiore Hospital, where he did his General Practice Residency, he dedicated the last three years specializing in periodontics and oral implantology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and is looking forward to being in private practice limited to periodontics and dental implantology.

Dr. Ramos is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Northeast Society of Periodontology, and The Puerto Rico Dental Association.

Dr. Ramos loves music and playing his electric and acoustic guitars.

Sasha Cekada, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

  • Amityville
  • Riverhead

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Residency, Buffalo General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Aesthetic Dentistry at the State University of New York at Buffalo's Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Program
  • Member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Suffolk County Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Cekada is a leading dentist who is dedicated to the practice of gentle dentistry. He believes that you and your family deserve comprehensive quality dental care, performed with precision and care. He cherishes relationships with his team and his patients and strives to provide a supportive environment to foster lifelong bonds.

Dr. Cekada is a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Suffolk County Dental Society,Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Kaitlan Polkinhorn, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Riverhead

Education & Membership

  • B.S., University of Nevada, Reno
  • D.D.S., University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Kaitlan Polkinhorn was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, where she attended The University of Nevada. She graduated with her bachelors, and went on to earn her D.D.S., from The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry.

Dr. Polkinhorn prides herself in being able to provide her patients with a comfortable experience and superior dental treatment. She believes that by educating patients about the importance of their oral health and systemic links, their quality of life will improve.

She now lives on Long Island with her fiancé, Ali, and dog Lily. In her spare time, Dr. Polkinhorn spends her time dancing with a semi- pro salsa team and performing with various performance groups.

Joybelle Menzies, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Locations

  • Middle Island
  • Riverhead

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Queens College
  • D.D.S., Tuft's University School of Dental Medicine
  • Member of American Dental Association, Suffolk County Dental Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Menzies attended Queens College where she majored in Biology. She then went on to receive her D.M.D. from Tuft's University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Menzies has been practicing dentistry for 20 years. She loves helping people get over their anxiety about dental procedures and improving their dental health. She loves making her patients smile, but what makes her smile? Dr. Menzies is the happiest when a child leaves the office smiling!

She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Suffolk County Dental Association. On her free time, she loves gardening, cooking and traveling.

Dr. Menzies wants her patients to know that there is no reason to be anxious about seeing the dentist. There are so many treatment options. Together we can in a comfortable and relaxed environment, improve your dental health, achieve your goals and give you the smile you have always wanted!

Yigit Gol, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
  • Member of American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists

Personal Biography

Dr. Yigit Gol received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine where he also completed his undergraduate degree. He completed his residency at St. Charles Hospital. Dr. Gol is passionate about dentistry and he feels that being able to transform smiles and change lives is a humbling profession. He is a member of the American Dental Association and American Association of Endodontists. 

I've treated patients who could not have a conversation with me until anesthesia was administered and the appropriate procedure was performed. We have the wonderful ability to relieve pain, and nothing is more rewarding than the gratification of removing the source of that pain.”

Dr. Gol currently resides in Miller Place and was born and raised in Suffolk County. When he is not practicing dentistry, he is a professional wedding percussion player on the weekends and has been performing at events for the past 11 years. He enjoys playing the drums and paddle boarding. 

Christian Miller, D.D.S.

Orthodontist

Locations

Riverhead
Mattituck

Education & Membership

  • B.S., St. John's University
  • D.D.S., Stony Brook University
  • Member of American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics
  • Co-President of the Stony Brook Orthodontics Alumni Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Christian Miller graduated cum laude from St. John’s University with a B.S. in Biology. He received his D.D.S. from SUNY Stony Brook in 2002, and went on to complete a 3 year post-graduate program in Advanced Education in Orthodontics at Stony Brook.

In 2006, Dr. Miller co-founded the New Frontier Dental Study Club, and for several years conducted these meetings which provided continuing education classes for dentists across Long Island. He is also the Co-President of the Stony Brook Orthodontics Alumni Association.

Dr. Miller is trained in all aspects of orthodontic treatment for both children and adults, including braces and clear aligner therapy. Born and raised in Howard Beach, Queens, Dr. Miller now resides in Nassau County with his wife Dina and their two children.

Jesse Hofer, D.D.S.

Periodontist

Locations

  • Clifton
  • Garwood
  • Marlboro
  • Riverhead
  • Woodside

Education & Membership

  • D.M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Post-Doctoral degree in Periodontics, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • Member of the American Academy of Periodontics, Academy of Osseointegration, Northeastern Society of Periodontists, and Hambletonian Study Club

Personal Biography

Dr. Hofer scored in the top 1% on the national in-service examination administered by the American Academy of Periodontics. Dr. Hofer takes time to listen carefully to individual concerns of patients and aims to tailor treatment according to individual conditions instead of trying to implement a "one size fits all" approach. During his free time, Dr. Hofer enjoys the outdoors, tennis, playing the guitar, and musical production. He is married and comes from a large family -- five brothers and three sisters -- who mostly live in the western states.

Jennifer Agliato, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Smithtown

Education & Membership

  • B.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • Member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association and Suffolk County Dental Society

Personal Biography

Dr. Jennifer Agliato is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry, where she earned the coveted Bernard Rudner Award for Superior Performance in Oral Care. She has been practicing dentistry for over ten years and has come to view her patients and staff as her family. Exercising her true passion for art and science, Dr. Agliato's patients appreciate her attention to detail and positive, friendly demeanor. Dr. Agliato enjoys the moment a patient confidently smiles when seeing their teeth after a visit. She finds using her gift to make an impact on someone's life, like making them smile to be incredibly rewarding.

Born and raised on Long Island, Dr. Agliato served as the leading dentist for several well-respected practices in Midtown Manhattan and Queens, prior to returning to her hometown of Smithtown. While attending NYU, Dr. Agliato had the pleasure of meeting her husband Jack with whom she has two lovely children.

Philip Arena, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Smithtown

Education & Membership

  • B.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • D.D.S., State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Personal Biography

Dr. Philip Arena has been practicing dentistry and creating beautiful smiles in Nesconset, NY since 1992 before recently partnering with The Smilist Dental in Smithtown, NY. Dr. Arena prides himself in providing patients with the highest quality dental care in the same warm, caring, and professional manner he would extend to members of his own family. He really cares about his patients and is willing to go the extra mile to make everyone feel comfortable and pleasant.

Robert McLaughlin, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Smithtown

Education & Membership

  • B.S., St. John's University
  • D.D.S., Georgetown University School of Dental Medicine
  • Residency, St. Charles Hospital
  • Member of American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Suffolk County Dental Association, and the Long Island Academy of Odontology

Personal Biography

Dr. Robert McLaughlin has been practicing dentistry and creating beautiful smiles in Nesconset, NY since 1986 before recently partnering with The Smilist Dental in Smithtown, NY. He became the Suffolk County Dental Director in Hauppauge in 1993. Dr. McLaughlin's priority is taking care of his patients and making sure they get the best dental care possible. He is personable, funny, and very down to earth.

Sung Jin Oh, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Smithtown

Education & Membership

  • B.S., University of the Pacific
  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • Member of the American Dental Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Sung Jin Oh was born in Seoul, Korea, and spent his childhood in southern California. He started his education at the University of the Pacific, and later received his DDS from New York University College of Dentistry. His favorite part about dentistry is being able to make a difference for every patient he sees. Dr. Oh values spending time with patients, working to meet their individual needs, and addressing their personalized goals in and beyond the dental chair.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, Potato. He also enjoys hiking, playing golf, and skiing.

Marc Pan, D.D.S., M.D.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Locations

  • Massapequa Park
  • Smithtown

Education & Membership

  • B.S. University of Illinois at Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • D.D.S., Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery
  • Post Graduate Training, Mount Sinai Medical School
  • Member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, New York State Dental Association, New York State Oral Surgery Association, New York County Dental Society, Chinese American Dental Association, Chinese American Independent Practice Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Pan was born in Beijing, China and moved to America in 1990. He grew up in Illinois, and attended the University of Illinois at Champaign, Urbana IL. He graduated with BS in molecular cell biology, and was awarded with the Bronze Tablet award that’s only given to the top 3% of the class with a near 4.0 GPA. After graduation, he was accepted to the prestigious Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery for his doctorate in dental medicine training. He continued his post graduate training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Mount Sinai Medical School, where he received his medical degree in addition to his dental degree.

Dr. Pan practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with special interests in dental implant, bone graft and dentoalveolar surgeries. He is also fluent in both Mandarin and English.

When not working, Dr. Pan enjoys drawing and photography. He is also a big basketball fan that participates both on court and off court regularly, and keeps up on all NBA news.

Brandon Katz, D.D.S.

Prosthodontist/Periodontist

Locations

  • Smithtown
  • Commack

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Binghamton University
  • D.D.S., NYU College of Dentistry, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society
  • Residency, Stony Brook University Medical Center
  • Member of American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration

Personal Biography

Dr. Brandon Katz is a dual-specialist in Prosthodontics and Periodontics. Dr. Katz is proud to have achieved being certified in both dental specialties as it allows him to best understand all parameters when treatment planning patients that require extensive surgical and prosthetic treatments. Dr. Katz is able to comprehensively treat all patient in all phases and aspects of dentistry.

He has completed research in the areas of biomaterials and material sciences both at NYU College of Dentistry and at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. D.r Katz graduated at the top of his class at New York University College of Dentistry earning him the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society status.

Dr. Katz’s energy is contagious and his enthusiasm and passion about his family, friends, dentistry and the New York Rangers is astounding!

Craig Feldman, D.M.D.

Orthodontics, Director

Locations

  • Massapequa Park
  • Rockville Centre
  • Smithtown
  • Syosset
  • Wantagh
  • Whitestone
  • Woodside

Education & Membership

  • B.A., Tufts University
  • D.M.D., Tufts University
  • Certificate in Orthodontics, Boston University
  • Member of American Association of Orthodontics

Personal Biography

Dr. Craig Feldman has worked in private practice for over 15 years. He is an Elite Invisalign provider and current on the most modern orthodontic techniques. He has a special passion for working with children as well as treating complicated, multi-specialty adult orthodontic cases. Dr. Feldman's strong diagnostic skills, coupled with his friendly, easy-going demeanor, enable him to provide his patients with the highest quality care and make the process both effective and fun.

In his spare time, Dr. Feldman loves doing yoga and traveling around the world.

Pasquale Tolomeo, D.D.S.

Oral Surgeon

Locations

Education & Membership

  • B.S., St. John's University
  • D.D.S., University of Michigan
  • Member, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the American Medical Association

Personal Biography

Dr. Pasquale Tolomeo attended the University of Michigan, where he received his DDS. He completed his residency at NYU in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has been practicing dentistry for 7 years and completed his fellowship training in full body and facial cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Tolomeo is a passionate dentist who cares about his patients and team work. He enjoys interacting with patients and getting to know them personally. He believes that the patient and provider are a team and decisions that are made are based on that.

Dr. Tolomeo was born in New York, and currently resides there. He loves being a tourist in New York City exploring new restaurants, shows and other fun experiences. When he is not practicing dentistry, he spends his free time playing soccer and djing.

Wenqing Zhang, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

  • Chester
  • Clifton

Education & Membership

  • B.A., Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • Residency, Montefiore Medical Center

Personal Biography

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Paul Leary, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

  • Clifton
  • Chester
  • Garwood

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Gannon University
  • D.D.S., Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University

Personal Biography

Dr. Paul Leary was born in Buffalo, NY and moved to Northern New Jersey at a young age. Dr. Leary is as passionate about dentistry as he was when he began practicing 30 years ago. To best serve his patients and advance his skills he prioritizes continuing education and is an active member of the Spear Study Club.

When not treating patients, Dr. Leary can be found spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He is a long-suffering Buffalo Bills fan and an avid fan of the New York Yankees. His love of the outdoors leads him to spend time hunting, fishing, hiking and enjoying the peace and quiet of the country. He also enjoys cooking, reading and making jewelry.

Melvin Frenkel, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • B.T.L., Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, Maryland
  • D.D.S., NYU College of Dentistry
  • Member, American Dental Association (ADA), New Jersey Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Melvin Frenkel started his professional career at Ner Israel Rabbinical College, and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University's College of Dentistry. Dr. Frenkel loves helping apprehensive patients realize that dentistry doesn't have to be something to fear. He believes, "Dentistry has come a long way from what it once was. We can accomplish more than anyone could have imagined and have great methods of pain management."

Dr. Frenkel lives with his wife Libby and his two sons. He is a fishkeeping enthusiast and has kept a wide range of freshwater fish. He likes to spend his free time with family, tending to his 75 gallon aquarium, gardening, and visiting golf driving ranges.

Jimmy Li, D.M.D.

Orthodontist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • B.A., University of Toronto - Health & Disease Specialist Program
  • D.M.D., Boston University

Personal Biography

Dr. Jimmy Li first began his college education at the University of Toronto in the Health & Disease Specialist Program. He then attended the Boston University, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Dr. Li believes orthodontics provides an unique opportunity for him to develop a genuine relationship with his patients over a period of time. He aims for his patients to feel cared for as if they were his own family members, and works to provide them with the best evidence-based treatment. He hopes to contribute to the overall health of the public, one smile at a time.

Dr. Li was born in Hong Kong, China, and immigrated to Toronto, Canada not long afterwards. He grew up in the city of Markham, which is 30 minutes north of downtown Toronto. Dr. Li loves to travel and explore new places. He had the opportunity to experience different cultures in Central America, Eastern Europe, and South-east Asia. While exploring, he loves to expose himself to local food. Dr. Li believes if he wasn't an orthodontist, he may had considered working in the culinary profession.

Isai Fishkin, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Mountainside

Education & Membership

  • DDS, Ohio State University Dental School
  • American Dental Assocation
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Isai Fishkin graduated from Ohio State University Dental School in 1981 and has been in private practice since then. Dr. Fishkin started his professional career in Chicago before moving to New Jersey in 1985. Continuing education has always been a priority in Dr. Fishkin’s life and post dental school he has earned certificates in treatment of TMJ disorders, restorative therapy for dental implants, reconstructive dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry among many others. Dr. Fishkin is a current member of the American Dental Assocation and Academy of General Dentistry.

Jennifer Rendon-Velasquez, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Locations

Mountainside

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Drew University, Biology and Italian
  • D.M.D., Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
  • Member of the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Personal Biography

Dr. Jennifer Rendon-Velasquez is originally from Colombia. For her undergraduate career, she studied Biology and Italian at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. She then earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Rendon-Velasquez also earned her status as a Certified Invisalign® Provider. She also served in the U.S. Army and provided outstanding dental care to our service members.

Dr. Rendon-Velasquez enjoys helping others achieve the smile of their dreams, and helping them be more confident. She says, "Being a dentist allows me to educate my patients about their oral health, and the impact it has on their overall health and well-being." Dr. Rendon-Velasquez' s true passion is providing exceptional dental care to her patients with the goal of always delivering personalized treatment with compassion and kindness. Her goal is to always give patients a positive experience in the dental chair and teach them how to improve their oral health.

Dr. Rendon-Velasquez can speak both Spanish and Italian. In her free time she enjoys going to concerts, fishing and traveling.

Paul Leary, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

  • Clifton
  • Chester
  • Garwood

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Gannon University
  • D.D.S., Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University

Personal Biography

Dr. Paul Leary was born in Buffalo, NY and moved to Northern New Jersey at a young age. Dr. Leary is as passionate about dentistry as he was when he began practicing 30 years ago. To best serve his patients and advance his skills he prioritizes continuing education and is an active member of the Spear Study Club.

When not treating patients, Dr. Leary can be found spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He is a long-suffering Buffalo Bills fan and an avid fan of the New York Yankees. His love of the outdoors leads him to spend time hunting, fishing, hiking and enjoying the peace and quiet of the country. He also enjoys cooking, reading and making jewelry.

Melvin Frenkel, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Education & Membership

  • B.T.L., Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, Maryland
  • D.D.S., NYU College of Dentistry
  • Member, American Dental Association (ADA), New Jersey Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry

Personal Biography

Dr. Melvin Frenkel started his professional career at Ner Israel Rabbinical College, and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University's College of Dentistry. Dr. Frenkel loves helping apprehensive patients realize that dentistry doesn't have to be something to fear. He believes, "Dentistry has come a long way from what it once was. We can accomplish more than anyone could have imagined and have great methods of pain management."

Dr. Frenkel lives with his wife Libby and his two sons. He is a fishkeeping enthusiast and has kept a wide range of freshwater fish. He likes to spend his free time with family, tending to his 75 gallon aquarium, gardening, and visiting golf driving ranges.

Judd Garson, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Marlboro

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Boston University
  • D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
  • Residency, Lincoln Hospital
  • Member, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Society of Dental Anesthesia.

Personal Biography

Dr. Judd Garson is well versed in all phases of general dentistry including esthetic restorations such as all-on-four implant retained prosthetics. He is Invisalign certified and has treated many orthodontic patients.

Dr. Garson was a clinical instructor at New York University and has been named Top Dentists in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Garson's passion for helping his patients is evident when, after treatment, they smile in a way that changes their entire personality and self-esteem. He urges his patients to not let fear keep them from looking the way they want to look!

Activities & Hobbies

Dr. Garson was a licensed glider pilot and a single engine pilot. He attained a Divemaster certification in scuba and became an instructor, medic-rescue diver and underwater photographer!

Dr. Garson is also a skilled guitar player and has played with some well known blues and rock musicians.

Andrew Tang, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Locations

Marlboro

Education & Membership

  • B.S., Rutgers University, Biotechnology
  • D.M.D., Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
  • Residency, Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society

Personal Biography

Dr. Andrew Tang grew up in Freehold, NJ. He started his education at Rutgers University and studied Biotechnology. He later received his DMD from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and completed his residency at Hackensack University Medical Center. His favorite part about dentistry is being able to develop lasting relationships with his patients and community. Dr. Tang believes a healthy smile supports a healthy body. He is committed to creating a pleasant environment, listening to those I have the privilege to serve, and providing complete care to his patients.

Outside of dentistry, music has been a life-long hobby of Dr. Tang's. He plays guitar and piano among a few other instruments, and likes to write and mix when he has the time.

Jesse Hofer, D.D.S.

Periodontist

Locations

  • Clifton
  • Garwood
  • Marlboro
  • Riverhead
  • Woodside

Education & Membership

  • D.M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Post-Doctoral degree in Periodontics, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • Member of the American Academy of Periodontics, Academy of Osseointegration, Northeastern Society of Periodontists, and Hambletonian Study Club

Personal Biography

Dr. Hofer scored in the top 1% on the national in-service examination administered by the American Academy of Periodontics. Dr. Hofer takes time to listen carefully to individual concerns of patients and aims to tailor treatment according to individual conditions instead of trying to implement a "one size fits all" approach. During his free time, Dr. Hofer enjoys the outdoors, tennis, playing the guitar, and musical production. He is married and comes from a large family -- five brothers and three sisters -- who mostly live in the western states.

Binita Shah, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Locations

Marlboro

Education & Membership

  • D.D.S., New York University
  • Member of the NJDA, ADA, Middlesex County Dental Association, and Indian Dental Association of North America

Personal Biography

Dr. Binita Shah is from India and completed her undergraduate degree in India. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at New York University and started working directly after graduating and has been practicing dentistry for 10 years including her experience in India. She is an Invisalign® certified provider. Dr. Shah has completed continuing education courses in Itero and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Shah is proud to have received an award for Esthetic Dentistry and for Honors in Faculty. She is a member of the NJDA, ADA, Middlesex County Dental Association, and Indian Dental Association of North America. 

When Dr. Shah is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, new born son and extended family.  Dr. Shah has diverse interests which include her being a yoga instructor and Certified Acupressure Specialist. She is also a professional classical singer and plays percussion instruments such as the tabla and the piano. Dr. Shah spends some of her free time hiking, travelling and listening to music.