Smile Cafe Team
Smile Cafe Team
All our professionals at Smile Cafe maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Smile Cafe Reception Area: Simply Designed for your comfort.
Dr. Daniel Noor, DMD, PCSmile Cafe
Innovator: S Chains, Hidden Lingual Attachments, Correction of Open bites, class II and Class III bites with invisalign system alone. Trainer, lecturer, motivator, inventor of various systems pending patents.
Dr. Daniel Noor, DMD, PC is not only a cosmetic dentist but a leading provider of invisalign treatment amongst top 1% of providers nationwide. He has treated nearly 1500 complex cases no one thought possible since 2002 with his outside the box thinking and innovations. He was honored with the title of Super-Elite provider in 2011. He has dedicated 98% of his clinical time to treating invisalign patients who may have been rejected by other providers. When it comes to cosmetic dental treatment, Dr. Noor and team of specialists at Smile Café believe in efficiency, honesty, affordability and high quality treatment which is guaranteed for a life-time in their 5 star customer service oriented office in a beautifully designed street level Park Avenue location.
Dr. Daniel Noor was born in Iran but due to Iran-Iraq war and bombings, he escaped at age 13 to come to US to pursue his dream without his parents! Since the very young age, he was very artistic and creative playing piano by age 3 and creating toy models out of wood and plastic by age 7. He was extremely curious about how everything worked so he got in trouble many times when he would disassemble many expensive electronic devices such as radio, TV, electronic toys, even the fridge and anything in his dad’s car to figure out how they worked. By age 9, he was able to fix anything and even home electrical issues for his neighbors and grandmother. He was also very diligent studying hard and doing all his homework by himself. Perhaps it was his love of mechanics, physics, arts and science which led him to cosmetic dentistry and love for orthodontics.
Dr. Daniel Noor attended Langley High School and Geroge Mason University for undergraduate training; working full time for all those years to support himself with the aid of some scholarships. He graduated with honors getting a dual degree in biology and chemistry. He was not able to afford to apply to many dental schools and go to many interviews so he applied to a few top schools and to his surprise he was accepted the very next day after his interview to Temple University School of Dental Medicine. Due to Temple’s top reputation for having the #1 ranked clinical education in US, Dr. Daniel Noor accepted the offer and paid a large deposit. Nonetheless, he was later also accepted to other schools.
Dr. Daniel Noor graduated dental school in 2001 as one of the youngest in his class at age 26. He immediately found a job in New York City and started working hard paying back his dental school loans. He has taken numerous continuing education courses since then and has come up with so many ways to help so many patients in various situations without the need for invasive and expensive treatments. Dr. Daniel Noor is member of many organizations and has been featured in some of the top media such as Forbes, on radio shows and American Health Front TV show on ABC in 2012 featuring some of the top US cosmetic doctors.
Dr. Daniel Noor has innovated ways to treat many invisalign patients without the need for typical facial attachments (composite resin bumps) placed on visible side of the front teeth. He came up with such ideas over the past few years since many of his patients who are models, actors, actresses and business professionals could not possibly walk around with something sticking on their teeth! You may take a look at some of his before and afters in Smile Gallery section of this site.
Dr. Noor has taken many continuing education courses but also credits the many specialists he has worked with over the years giving him more flexibility and training in treating many complex cases. Since all specialists work under the same roof at Smile Café, there is no need for patients to be tossed around from office to office before they can get a simple procedure completed. This has been one of the more valuable benefits to his patients. You can reach Dr. Noor for any information at DrNoor@invisalignCafe.com
Dr. Noor loves adventure travel and sports when he barely finds time between his work and research. He spends weekends with his wonderful, beautiful wife who never complains of Dr. Noor’s long hours and commitment to his patients and with his 20 month son who was in love with dental computer imaging since he was 4 months old and he is glued to computers and dentistry already!
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Lauren Gueits, Registered Dental Hygienist, Business Manager
National Lecturer, Practice Management Consultant, Founder: Healthy Smiles Foundation
Lauren Gueits delivers health care to her patients as a part of her patients' health-care team while keeping abreast of all the latest research, even if that means personally visiting the researchers to see for herself. She was nominated for the award by colleague Alice McEnaney, who noted, "Lauren strives to provide comprehensive care for all her patients. By assessing risk factors for both periodontal and systemic diseases, she has facilitated patients to be screened and evaluated for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis, and also raises the awareness of the importance of oral health for healthy pregnancies."
A 1991 graduate of SUNY at Farmingdale, Lauren started her dental career at a young age. "I would have to say that the profession itself attracted me since I practically grew up in a dental office. I started dental assisting at 15 and really enjoyed the patient interaction and being able to make their office visits as pleasant as possible. Dental hygiene seemed like a natural progression," she says.
McEnaney writes that Lauren "stays current on all the research and has, in fact, been to SUNY Stony Brook multiple times to meet with Dr. Lorne Golub (inventor of Periostat) to better implement the research chairside."
Lauren says that it is important that we "educate medical professionals on the importance of periodontal risk assessment, especially for patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Together, the dental and medical communities can bridge the current gap between oral health and overall health and be an active part of referring patients to each other for the proper screening and diagnosis."
Lauren was recently asked to speak at Dr. Golub's next lecture regarding the clinical implications of low dosage doxycycline. She also recently spoke to a group of diabetic educators and was invited to do a joint lecture at a national diabetes conference, co-author a journal article, and conduct a mini-study on the HBA1c levels of perio patients with diabetes.
Lauren has also raised the awareness of the oral/systemic link to the community, as well as the medical/dental communities by "educating the educators." She has organized and facilitated lectures and roundtable discussions for dental and medical professionals, diabetes support groups, and dental hygiene professionals. After recommending a patient receive diabetes screening because of poor response to periodontal therapy, NBC and other Internet media sites reported on the connection. She also appeared on ABC's Sunday morning program, "Viewpoint," with Lori Stokes to discuss the connections between periodontal disease and diabetes.
Lauren currently works alongside Dr. Daniel Noor and team of specialists at Smile Cafe helping patients maintain a healthy gum and bone foundation which is critical in orthodontic and invisalign treatments leading to lasting results. No wonder invisalign patients at Smile Cafe not only achieve the best outcome but also, results that last a lifetime; thanks to Lauren and Dr. Daniel Noor for their outstanding clinical care. Both providers are nationally well known by medical and dental community for their outstanding achievements and desire to help any patient achieve their dream smile.
Lauren shares her life with husband Eddie, two sons James, 15, and Jack, 9, daughter, Devyn 13; two stepchildren Edward and Ashlyn, both 24, and a yellow Lab, Lucy.
Below are list of some of the awards and seminars taught by Lauren:
Gary Lederman, DMD
When choosing a dentist, you want to be selective. Your dentist should have extensive training and experience. Dr. Gary Lederman has provided New Yorkers with the latest in advanced dentistry for more than 20 years. Dr. Lederman believes deeply in his individualized care philosophy. His continued cosmetic dentistry training and artistic skills bring another level of value to your care. Dr. Lederman offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures to his New York City, Queens, and Long Island patients.
* Extensive continuing education in all phases of dentistry is a hallmark of my postgraduate philosophy.
* Extensive course work in implantology, cosmetic and prosthetic dentistry
* Staff members also attend relevant and advanced courses
* USAF Regional Medical Center Keesler AFB - Biloxi, MS 1981-1982
* Completed a one-year general practice dental residency program
* University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine - 1977-1981
* Graduated with honors in undergraduate periodontics
* Completed graduate level research in periodontics and oral microbiology - University of Rochester - 1973-1977.
* BA Biology/Psychology
* US Air Force 1981-1984.
* Three-year tour of duty, with select assignment to a remote base in Turkey, and the Pentagon
* Resigned commission in 1984 to pursue private practice
* Private employment 1984-1986
* Private practice with employment in several offices on LI and NYC, Bellmore, NY 1986-present
* All phases of dentistry are performed, with special emphasis on cosmetic and advanced prosthetic dentistry.
In Dr. Lederman's leisure time, he loves to sail or windsurf on the waters of Long Island. He also enjoys good food, good wine, reading and the theatre.
* American Dental Association
* NYS Dental Society
* First District Dental Society (NY)
* Nassau and Suffolk County Dental Societies
* American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
* Integrated Dental Study Club
* Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Evelyn Shine
Dr. Evelyn Shine received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry at New York University and her doctorate of dental surgery at New York University College of Dentistry. She then continued her dental training at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn New York where she received advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, pain and anxiety control, treatment of medically complex patients, special needs patients and in-patient care.
Dr. Shine is certified in both Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support through the American Heart Association. She has also received extensive training at the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.
Dr. Shine believes in a very gentle caring approach. Every patient falls in love with her at the first visit to the point they refer all their friends and family immediately! She is constantly researching new clinical techniques and technology as well as patient management skills to insure every patient gets the best gentle care in a very comfortable environment. Dr. Shine is a licensed dentist in New York state, New Jersey state and the State of California but works full time at Smile Cafe including some evenings and weekends (by appointment) to insure a flexible schedule for all her patients.
Comprehensive Dentistry (New York, Toronto)
Dr. Dehis received his Bachelors in Dental Medicine and Surgery from Cairo University, Egypt. He then completed a General Practice Residency at the same school. He received intensive training in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Cairo University. The life long learner he is, Dr. Dehis pursued his second dental degree at Boston University School of Oral and Dental Medicine where he received his DMD degree with honors.
Dr. Dehis is licensed in New York, Michigan, Ontario-Canada, and Egypt. He additionally holds a Parenteral Conscious Sedation Permit in the State of New York.
His expanded scope of practice, made him realizes that there is a lot of room to learn and grow further. The only way to achieve such a goal is by commiting to continuing education. His understanding of the needs of anxious and phobic patient led him to pursue IV Conscious Sedation Certification from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is certified in both Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support through the American Heart Association. His dental artistry was and continues to be advanced by attending and participating in the “Aesthetic Advantage Continuum” at the Rosenthal Institute of Aesthetic Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry.
Holding himself to the high and rigorous standards of organized dentistry is a commitment that Dr. Dehis has made to his patient long time ago. He is a proud member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) in Canada. He is actively pursuing the “Fellowship” award of the AGD. Becoming an “Accredited Fellow” of the AACD is the next big professional achievement he is working on.
On a personal note, Dr. Dehis comes from a family of dentists including His father (Oral Surgeon), mother (General Dentist) and two sisters (Prosthodontist and Orthodontist).
Dr. Dehis is married to his college sweetheart. She is currently studying at the New York University College of Dentistry DDS Advanced Placement Program. He is blessed with a beautiful baby girl. “Farida” is her name. She has an amazing smile.
Dr. Richard Pyun (Dr. Rick)
Dr. Richard Pyun has dedicated himself to the advancement of excellence in the art and science of general and cosmetic dentistry and promoting oral health care beyond expectation and conventional standards.
Dr. Pyun graduated with honors from Boston University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology in 1992. He continued his studies in Boston at the highly ranked Tufts School of Dental Medicine, earning his dental degree amongst the class of 1996.
Following his graduation, Dr. Pyun went on to post doctoral training at Peninsula Hospital in Far Rockaway, NY, and immediately started putting his training to practice at various offices in the tri-state area.
While maintaining the integrity of the office, Dr. Pyun has brought the practice into the forefront of dental technology and advancements. His office provides digital radiographs that offer low dosage radiation, ultrasonic teeth cleaning, painless dental injections, digital photography and a myriad of cosmetic procedures to make any smile shine. Dr. Pyun also provides patients with a wellness program that can be customized to the individuals needs, as well as genetic predisposition and oral cancer screening tests.
As the art and science of dentistry evolves, Dr. Pyun is committed to moving with the times, offering the best combination of value and innovation available, and always providing patients with a smile for life!
Dr. Stanley Smith, D.D.S (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon)
Fellow, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons,Professor, Columbia University School of Dentistry and Oral Surgery,Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery,Howard University Hospital - Certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery,Howard University College of Dentistry, D.D.S.,Lafayette College, B.A.
Interests: Martial arts, cycling, scientific literature, Scuba diving, body surfing, chess, sports, Music, theater
Cortney M Annese: Full time Registered Dental Hygienist
Cortney comes to work each and every day with a big smile and treats each patient with a gentle touch, warm heart and caring smile. No one wants another hygienist once they are treated by Cortney. Cortney truly enjoys her job as a hygienist and dedicatges a minimum of full hour to each and every patient not only making sure the best care but also a gentle care while educating patients to avoid future dental problems. She is truley in love with each and every patient and patients swear they sense her deep passion and commitment with her caring personality. Her patients have referred an average of two other new patients to Smile Cafe. We are proud to have her on our team!
Above: Hygiene Team - Lauren on left & Cortney on right side
We are updating our site… please check back for a complete bio of the following wonderful team members:
Scott Froum, DMD: NYU Professor, Periodontist, Implant Specialist, gum and bone specialist, BOTOX Cosmetics
Serge Madhere, DDS: General, cosmetic and Implant Dentist
Joseph Noor, Director of technology operations who insures we can operate without a glitch
Ronnie Arroyo: Caring Treatment & Financial Coordinator finding innvoative financial soutions to help everyone afford treatment.
Christy Keller: Patient Care Representative, Scheduling Coordinator
Elaine Sedhom: Patient Care Representative & Insurance coordinator
Luis Umana: Foreign dentist and Orthodontic Professor from El Salvador working as a valuable dental assistant
Jose Rojas: Foreign dentist from Peru and very organized dental assistant on Internship Program.
Ingrith Garcia: Hygiene Coordinator, Dental Assistant helping in various areas.
Alicia Jacob: Administrative Assistant, Reception Manager
Semana Zhang: Administrative Assistant Intern who helps everyone else as well.