Pediatric Dentistry - Faculty Information

Farhad Yeroshalmi, DMD, FAAPD
Chief and Program Director, Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Farhad Yeroshalmi graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and subsequently completed a Residency in Dental Medicine and Surgery at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He continued his Advanced Specialty Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and has also trained extensively in the field of Forensic Dentistry at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Dr. Yeroshalmi joined the Jacobi Medical Center in 2004, and was instrumental in the initiation and development of the Residency Program in Pediatric Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and has been recognized as one of "America's Top Dentists". Dr. Yeroshalmi is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, holds an appointment to the medical staff in the Department of Dentistry and Department of Pediatrics, and is the Associate Director of Continuing Dental Education at the Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Yeroshalmi also served on the Council on Post-Doctoral Education of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry five consecutive terms as the Chair of the Society of Post-Doctoral Program Directors, and also currently serves on the Examination Committee of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to educating and training residents, Dr. Yeroshalmi provides extensive pediatric dental care to patients in the operating room and clinical setting.


Keith S. Margulis, DDS, MPH, FAAPD
Associate Program Director, Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Keith Margulis was born and raised in New York City and is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School. He received both his undergraduate and dental education from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Dr. Margulis continued his education through a General Practice Residency with New York Medical College and an Advanced Education in General Dentistry with Lutheran Medical Center. His specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry was completed at Jacobi Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Margulis is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He holds appointments to the attending staff in the Department of Dentistry and the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Margulis is a member of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities Task Force on Special Dentistry. In addition, he is a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association and the Bronx County Dental Society. In his spare time he enjoys camping, scuba diving, kayaking and geocaching.


Meredeth Glenn, DDS
Dr. Meredeth Glenn, a New York native, received her undergraduate degree in Ceramics from The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She received her dental degree and specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry from New York University College of Dentistry in NYC. In between she did a one year General Practice Residency at St. Charles Hospital -the hospital where she was born- in Port Jefferson, NY, and a one year Fellowship in Special Patient Care at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY. She became an attending at Jacobi at the start of the program in 2004. Dr. Glenn is also in private practice in Croton on Hudson, NY, and has been honored by Westchester Magazine as Best Dentist as Chosen by their Peers in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 issues. Dr. Glenn is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and in addition to her duties enjoys being a soccer mom.


Paul Chu, DDS
Dr. Chu hails from San Francisco, CA and is a graduate of Lowell High School. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California at Davis, and received his dental degree from University of the Pacific's Dugoni School of Dentistry. He then completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine. He served as chief resident at St. Barnabas Hospital's Pediatric Dental Residency program. He has been a pediatric dental attending at Jacobi Medical Center since 2005. Dr. Chu is also on staff at St. Barnabas Hospital and Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and has a private pediatric practice in Rye, NY.


Sky Berdahl, DDS
After a successful twenty year career as a child actor where he appeared on stage, film and television, Sky Berdahl graduated from Hamilton College with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University where he was awarded with recognition from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Special Olympics and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. He completed his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Jacobi Medical Center where he currently serves on the attending staff. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.


Daniel B. Nyer, DMD
Dr. Daniel Nyer, born locally in the Bronx and raised in New Rochelle, New York, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Yeshiva University. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. After dental school, he completed his Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Nyer currently serves on the attending staff at Jacobi Medical Center and has a private practice in Bronx, NY.


Luminita Adela Schiop, DDS
Dr. Adela Schiop graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 2002 and did a General Practice Residency training at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, New York. In 2004, she joined the newly opened Jacobi Medical Center Department of Dentistry as a General Dentistry faculty. She continued her Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program at Jacobi Medical Center and graduated from the program in 2010. Subsequently, she entered private practice, and in 2016 she returned as a Pediatric Dentistry faculty. Dr. Schiop is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, serves on the attending staff of St. Barnabas Hospital as well, and enjoys her practice in Astoria, NY.


Other Faculty:

Dental Anesthesiology
Barry Langsam, DDS*
Steve Krauss, DDS, MPH*
Dhvanit Patel, DDS
*Diplomate, American Board of Dental Anesthesiology

Dental Public Health
Victor Badner, DMD, MPH*
Nadia Laniado, DDS, MPH
*Diplomate, American Board of Dental Public Health

Endodontics
Maynard Goldberg, DDS
Jeffrey Linden, DMD

General Dentistry
Anita Agarwal, DMD
Michael Gershanok, DDS
Peter Gershenson, DDS
Joel Green, DDS
Christine Heng, DDS*
Jemima Louis, DMD
Robert Margolin, DDS
Martin Kimmel, DDS
Josephine Sullivan, DMD
Aneta Wojcik, DDS
*Diplomate, American Board of Dental Public Health

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Arthur Adamo, DDS
Adam Arnoldt, DDS*
Jason Baker, DDS*
Daniel Buchbinder, DMD, MD*
Stephen Gelfman, MD, DDS*
Barry Langsam, DDS
Benn Lieberman, DMD*
Kerry McEntee, DMD, MD
David Sheinkopf, DDS*
Michael Turner, DDS, MD*
Tasios Vakkas, MD, DMD*
*Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Orthodontics
Mairaj Ahmed, DDS*
Kenneth Cooperman, DDS*
Myron Gurman, DDS*
Timothy Levine, DMD
Maggie Mintzberg, DDS
*Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics

Periodontics
Denise How, DMD

Prosthodontics
Stanley Weinstock, DDS
James Verna, DMD

Special Care Dentistry
Farah Alam, DDS
Patricia Dibos, DMD*
Steve Krauss, DDS, MPH*
*Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
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