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Orthodontic Faculty

Timothy Levine, DMD, CDABO

Director of Orthodontics, Jacobi Medical Center

Dr. Timothy Levine is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut in 2008 and did a hospital-based general practice residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY. He received his certificate in orthodontics, also from St, Barnabas Hospital. During his orthodontic residency, he was awarded Orthodontic Resident of the Year and was also the recipient of the prestigious Herzberg Award. In 2012, he became the first fellow in surgical orthodontics and craniofacial orthopedics at Jacobi Medical Center. Following his fellowship, he continued to work at Jacobi as Clinical Director or Orthodontics, under his mentor, Dr. Myron Gurman. After Dr. Gurman's well-earned retirement in 2017, Dr. Levine stepped into the role of Director of Orthodontics. He is a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Levine focuses his orthodontic treatment on patients with congenital or acquired craniofacial deformities that require surgical intervention. He is also the director of the Congential Craniofacial Care Center, Jacobi's craniofacial team.


Elisabeth Yenidjeian, DMD

Attending Orthodontist

Dr. Yenidjeian is a graduate of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She completed a GPR at Jacobi Medical Center. She then completed her orthodontic training at Bronx Lebanon Hospital (now BronxCare Health Systems) after which she returned to Jacobi Medical Center to complete two years of the craniofacial orthodontic fellowship. In 2018, she was invited to continue at Jacobi as an attending.

Lydia Salama, DDS

Attending Orthodontist

Dr. Lydia Salama is a Board certified Orthodontist.  She is a Duke University graduate from which she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University. Following her General Practice Residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center (now Bronxcare Health System), Dr. Salama practiced as a general dentist for several years before returning to Bronxcare Health System to complete her training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Salama has completed the Craniofacial Orthodontics Fellowship at Jacobi Medical Center. In addition to her appointment at Jacobi, She is a faculty member at Bronxcare Health System and is in private practice in the Bronx. 

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Kenneth Cooperman, DMD

Attending Orthodontist

Dr. Kenneth Cooperman has been practicing dentistry since 1995, and has specialized in orthodontics since 2000. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991, with a major in Design of the Environment, and minors in Biology and Chemistry. He graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1995, and then spent the following year in Seattle at the University of Washington. There, he did a one-year hospital-based residency treating medically compromised dental patients in one of the foremost transplant centers in the United States. Dr. Cooperman stayed there for over two years practicing general dentistry, returning to New York in 1998 to begin his specialty residency in orthodontics at New York University. Dr. Cooperman is in private practice in the Bronx and Manhattan. He has lectured about orthodontics at the Greater New York Dental Meeting and at various training programs in the NYC area. In addition, he is a member of a number of respected professional organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeast Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the New York State Dental Association, among others. He is the Bronx Representative for the New York State Society of Orthodontists, and is President-Elect of the New York County Dental Society.

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Margareth Romao, DMD

Attending Orthodontist

Dr. Margareth Romao was born and raised in Brazil, where she attended the American School of Rio de Janeiro. She came to New York City in 1997 to attend college at Columbia University where she majored in Neurosciences and Behavior. Dr. Romao went on to complete her dental degree at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Romao then completed a two year postgraduate program at the NYU School of Dentistry to receive her orthodontic specialty certification. Dr. Romao is an active member of a number of respected professional organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, the New York County Dental Society and the American Association of Women Dentists, among others. Dr. Romao is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.