Dr. Wayne Silverstein
Dr Silverstein graduated with honors from Scranton University Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. In 1984 he received a DMD degree from UMDNJ, now Rutgers Dental. After moving to New York, Dr Silverstein started his private practice in midtown across from St Patrick’s in 1986. He enjoyed many years there in a group practice and then in 2014 collaborated with Dr Silken DDS on the Upper East Side.
Dr Silken was a very prominent prosthodontist, practicing 40 years New York City before he retired in 2015. Together they built a comprehensive dental practice that includes on site periodontics, endodontics, sedation dentistry, orthodontics , sleep dentistry, implant dentistry and oral surgery. With some of the finest specialists in New York Dr Silverstein has the capability to treat most dental needs.
Dr Silverstein currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and three children. In his free time he enjoys surfing, snow boarding, golf, biking and fishing.
Dr. Silverstein is a member of the:
- American dental society (ADA)
- New York County Dental Society
- New York Academy of Dentistry
- First District Dental Society
Dr. Ari Gitlin
A native New Yorker, Dr. Gitlin attended NYU College of Dentistry then went on to complete a General Practice Residency Program as well as a Dental Anesthesiology Residency Program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He has extensive training working with all departments in the hospital, and has completed over 2,000 sedation/general anesthesia cases in dental medicine, oral surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, urology, OB/GYN, pain management, pediatric surgery, and general surgery. In 2016 Ari Gitlin, DDS completed a “mini-residency” with the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) and now focuses on treating sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy, as well as dental anesthesiology.
Dr. Myong Mike Lee, DDS (Endodontist)
Dr. Lee completed his undergraduate education at Brigham Young University. He then attended Loma Linda University Dental School in Southern California and graduated in 2001. Dr. Lee spent several years practicing general dentistry, but focused on endodontic treatments. During his time as a general dentist, he performed over 4,000 non-surgical root canal treatments and completed over 300 dental implants. After his 8 years in general dentistry practice, in July of 2015, he pursued an endodontics residency at Puerto Rico’s New York University Lutheran Medical Center.
Dr. Lee provides specialized care for patients when their restorative dental needs requires treatment of the soft issue or “pulp” of the tooth. Most of the time, Dr. Lee provides endodontic therapy (more commonly known as root canals) to our patients. In the rare event that the root canal does not produce the desired outcome, Dr. Lee is skilled with providing an advanced endodontic microsurgery called an apicoectomy, or a “root end surgery.”
In addition to Dr. Lee’s broad dental experience, he also speaks Spanish, Korean, and English to better serve our patients. We are proud of the extensive experience and passion that Dr. Lee brings to his specialty and we are happy that he’s part of our team.