Our Doctors

Dr. Alexander Heifitz

Dr. Alexander Heifitz

DDS

New York dentist, Dr. Heifitz has been in private practice since 1997. He has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education seminars and courses, pursuing a strong interest in restorative services, implantology, aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry in NYC, and TMJ treatment. He is very experienced with full mouth reconstruction cases.

Dr. Heifitz graduated from New York University College of Dentistry with a degree of Doctor and Dental Surgery in 1996. He has been affiliated with the College of Dentistry Faculty as an instructor in General Dentistry and Management Science

Dr. Alexander Heifitz

Dr. Igor Tkachuk

DDS

New York dentist Dr. Tkachuk graduated from New York University College of Dentistry. Dr.Tkachuk is Motivated and a competent Doctor of general dentistry with a strong Clinical Background. Dr Igor Tkachuk provides all phases of interdisciplinary care including endodontic, fixed prosthetics and broad spectrum of restorative dentistry. Dr. Igor has completed a two-Year continuing education program at NYU College of Dentistry, Specializing in surgical and prosthetic Implant Surgery.

He welcomes new patient’s emergency appointments and has a flexible schedule to comfortably accommodate busy people. Dr. Igor only uses state of the art equipment to provide additional comfort to his patients.

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Dr. Pooja Rana

Orthodontist

Dr. Pooja Rana is a Board Certified Orthodontist. She completed her dental training at New Jersey Dental School where she graduated near the top of her class . She then went on to complete a three-year orthodontics specialty program at Montefiore Medical Center in New York where she treated a wide variety of patients, many with complex skeletal and dental needs. Dr. Rana prides herself in being skilled in the latest and most advanced techniques in orthodontics, including Invisalign, and has a special interest in esthetic and efficient treatment. On a personal level, she feels that smiles are the best expression of happiness and that seeing happy beautiful smiles keeps bringing positive energy into the world. When she is not creating smiles, Dr. Rana enjoys spending time outdoors, travelling, and exploring different NYC neighborhoods with her husband.

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Dr. Chun Pae Cho

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Cho pursued his love of science and received his DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry. During his 4 years at dental school, Dr. Cho developed a passion for surgery. Dr. Cho then went on to complete his 5 year oral and maxillofacial residency at one of the busiest trauma 1 centers in the country at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the heart of South Bronx. During his chief year, Dr. Cho underwent intense training to treat dentofacial deformities, pathology as well as acute trauma cases. Dr. Cho is especially passionate about dental implants, bone grafting and dentoalveolar reconstruction.

Dr. Alexander Heifitz

Dr. Alan Pernikoff

Periodontist

Dr. Pernikoff is a born and raised New York City Periodontist. After receiving his Bachelors of Arts from Brooklyn College, he earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry. It was during this time in which he discovered his passion in Periodontics as he graduated with honors in Periodontics and received the Quintessence award for Clinical Achievement in Periodontics.

After completing a one year General Practice Residency at New York Hospital Queens where he received the Dr. Lawrence Diamond award for Clinical Excellence in Periodontics, Dr. Pernikoff went on to complete a 3 year specialty training program in the field of Periodontics and Implant Dentisty at NYU College of Dentistry. While being trained and mentored by some of the top periodontists in the field, he obtained vast knowledge in treating patients with a wide range of services and procedures, both simple and complex, including dental implants, periodontal plastic surgery, periodontal therapy, sinus lifts, extractions and bone grafting.

Dr. Pernikoff has showcased and presented his work at dental meetings and symposiums  including the American Academy of Periodontology annual meeting and the Jay-Siebert Tri-School symposium. Dr. Pernikoff believes in treating each patient as an individual and giving his patients all treatment options. He in therefore enrolled to become a LANAP certified clinician so that he can offer his patients a less painful and invasive alternative to traditional periodontal therapy using the FDA cleared Laser protocol to treat periodontitis.

Dr. Pernikoff also believes in giving back to his profession as well as is passionate about teaching. He holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry as a Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor. It is here where he trains both dental students and residents in the latest techniques in periodontics and implant dentistry.