Meet Our Staff
Dr. Samuel Rudick
Dr. Samuel Rudick has been practicing dentistry for 30 years. Starting with a Pre-Dental degree from Hunter College and then a DDS from NYU College of Dentistry, Dr. Rudick went on to realize a successful career and practice in dentistry. Today, Dr. Rudick directs his own practice in the heart of New York City, specializing in minimally invasive dental techniques.
With a commitment to preventive care and the latest techniques, Dr. Rudick has refined his craft and owns a successful practice in New York City. He specializes in cosmetic dental surgery, like restorative care with crowns and bridges, using the latest technology in the field, and himself on promoting a comfortable, pain-free experience. In his free time, Dr. Rudick enjoys tennis immensely, playing at least three times a week.
Dr. Jai Shin
Dr. Jai Shin's career started after getting his degree from NYU College of Dentistry 10 years ago. As the second most senior dentist at our practice, Dr. Shin specializes in complete mouth rehabilitation and cosmetic dental care. He also practices restorative care such as teeth whitening. Because of his areas of expertise, he is the resident expert in Invisalign®. Besides making his patients love their smile, Dr. Shin has a passion for cooking and building his own furniture!
Dr. Andrew Hoffer
Dr. Andrew Hoffer has been practicing dentistry for over 9 years since graduating from UMDNJ, New Jersey School of Dentistry. Having graduated from one of the most competitive schools for dentistry in the country, Dr. Hoffer specializes in cosmetic dentistry and has a passion for academic advancements, especially the latest technologies and techniques that make your smile healthy, brite and beautiful. His commitment to the philosophy of our practice makes him one of the premier cosmetic dentists in the New York City area. And, true to form, Dr. Hoffer enjoys spending his free-time traveling around the US and volunteering for charities and health foundations.
Dr. Jamshed Gharda
Dr. Jamshed Gharda received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from Boston University in 1993, where he also did his postdoctoral residency. Dr. Gharda has dedicated his life to cosmetic dentistry by providing the best oral care possible so that all patients are comfortable in and with their smiles. He has indeed been known to put that extra care in every smile, so much so that his patients have voted him number one in patient-care relationships. When he's not in the office, Dr. Gharda enjoys spending time with family and friends. Besides that, he is a long-life devotee of the Mets!
Dr. Iyman Elashmawy
Dr. Iyman Elashmawy was born and raised in Manhattan, where he attended the New York University College of Dentistry. After graduating with honors and being inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society (OKU), Dr. Elashmawy attended a 3-year specialty training program in Periodontics at New York University. He was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award for his achievements.
Dr. Elashmawy has lectured on “Esthetic Crown Lengthening,” “Decision Making in Periodontics,” “Down Syndrome and Periodontics,” and “Bisphosphonate Induced Necrosis of Jaws.” He specializes in treating diseases of the gum and bone, along with implant reconstruction and esthetic gum procedures.
Biolkis (aka Bee) Penalo, RDH
Bee Penalo is our registered dental hygienist. She received her RDH from the New York Technical School for Hygiene, and is one of our most treasured employees because of the personal attention she spends with each patient. Bee has over 15 years of experience in the dental field, and as a seasoned veteran, she has perfected the dental cleaning process by eliminating the discomfort and pain without compromising quality. In her free time, she loves coaching softball and keeping fit, fun and fabulous!
Maina Melendez is our office manager with over 14 years of experience in dentistry. As the captain of our ship, she makes sure everything in the office is tip-top, runs smoothly, while ensuring your needs are met. No problem is too small nor too big for Maina, who understands the complex billing and insurance world. With her, your appointment or cancelation will be kept or honored. When she isn't busy managing the practice and taking advanced courses on dental office management, Maina has a passion for makeup artistry and enjoys spending time with her family!