Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Keith J. Heller

Restorative & Cosmetic Dentist

Keith J. Heller, DDS, graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He pursued his education in dental medicine at New York University College of Dentistry where he graduated with honors. At New York University he was a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society. Dr. Heller completed his general practice residency at NewYork – Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and was accepted to be a Chief Resident where he completed advanced prosthodontics cases and became proficient in implant dentistry. Today, Dr. Heller is on staff as an attending physician at NewYork – Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital where he practices general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry.

In his free time, Dr. Heller likes to try new restaurants, play golf, attend sporting events, and stay physically fit. He keeps current on new developments in dentistry by attending conferences, reading journals, and by attending monthly study clubs. He is currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association and the Second District Dental Society.

Dr. Danielle Bokhour

General Dentist

Danielle Bokhour, DDS, a native New Yorker, graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She then pursued her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University. Dr. Bokhour completed her general practice residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, and was asked to continue as a chief resident and attending doctor where she performed advanced cases. To keep up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry, Dr. Bokhour attends and participates in continuing education courses and seminars. Dr. Bokhour is committed to providing the highest quality of care, through her compassion and dedication to patients.

In her free time, she is an avid traveler, foodie, and fitness lover.

Dr. Avy Ariyev

General Dentist

Dr. Avy Ariyev earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York. He continued his dental education at Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine where he earned awards for excellence in academics and graduated with honors. Dr. Ariyev moved on to completing a one-year general residency program at NewYork – Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, focusing on all aspects of cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Ariyev is passionate about general and cosmetic dentistry, and enjoys providing the utmost quality of care to his patients. He stays up-to-date by taking continuing education courses and seminars, learning how to incorporate the many advancements in the field into his daily practice. Dr. Ariyev’s patients always feel at ease due to his calm, compassionate, and professional demeanor. Dr. Ariyev is currently a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, and the Second District Dental Society.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending family time with his wife and beautiful baby boy, traveling, and binge-watching his favorite shows!

Dr. Christina Kim

General Dentist

Dr. Christina Kim graduated magna cum laude from Hunter College, City University of New York with a BA in psychology. She then earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kim completed her first year of General Practice Residency at Veterans Affairs of New York Harbor Healthcare System in Brooklyn. She was then selected to be a chief resident at NewYork – Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital where she received advanced training in prosthetic, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. 

Dr. Kim shows her love for dentistry and dedication to patient care by keeping up with the latest advancements in technologies and materials through continuing education courses and seminars. She has participated in both local and global outreach trips to provide dental care to underserved populations, including one to Buff Bay, Jamaica. Dr. Kim is also an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the New York State Dental Association, and the Second District of Dental Society. 

In her spare time, Dr. Kim enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Graig A. Fischgrund

Periodontist

Graig A. Fischgrund, DMD, is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He received his post-graduate degree from NYU College of Dentistry, where he completed his specialty training in the Department of Periodontology and implant dentistry. Prior to that, Dr. Fischgrund received a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and continued his education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers), where he graduated from the DMD program.

Dr. Fischgrund is one of the few periodontists in the New York City area to learn and use the Pinhole® Surgical Technique. Additionally, Dr. Fischgrund is an attending periodontist in the Department of Dentistry, Division of Periodontics at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Dr. Jared Miller

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Jared Miller, DDS, completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology and microbiology in 2007. He moved to New York City the following year to begin his dental education at New York University’s College of Dentistry. After graduating in 2012, he furthered his knowledge with a general practice residency at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, where he remained for the next six years to pursue a specialization in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has received thorough training in dentoalveolar surgery, dental implantology, facial trauma, maxillofacial pathology, orthognathic surgery, and TMJ surgery.

During his final year of training, Dr. Miller served as Chief Resident of the oral and maxillofacial surgery service and was recognized as Resident of the Year. Dr. Miller’s current clinical practice is focused on dentoalveolar surgery, bone grafting, dental implantology, and maxillofacial pathology. He is a current member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Dental Association. In addition to his clinical practice, he has authored several publications on facial rejuvenation and maxillofacial trauma, and stays abreast of the latest developments in the field by regularly attending conferences throughout the country.

Dr. Miller is certified by the state of New York to provide general anesthesia, allowing him to offer intravenous and inhalation sedation to provide optimal comfort and care to his patients. He maintains current certifications in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, and advanced trauma life support.

During his spare time, Dr. Miller enjoys weightlifting, yoga, scuba diving, and spending time with his family, friends, and pets.

Dr. Bobby Bakhshoudeh

Endodontist

Dr. Bobby Bakhshoudeh was born and raised in Long Island, NY where he received his undergraduate Bachelor in Science at SUNY Stony Brook University. Dr. Bakhshoudeh graduated NYU College of Dentistry in top 20% of his class, recognized through induction into Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society. He was also the sole recipient of The Samuel Charles Miller Award, recognizing a high degree of knowledge and skill in periodontology.

He completed a one-year general practice residency at Woodhull Medical Center, training in all aspects of dentistry, including implant placement and complex surgeries. Dr. Bakhshoudeh was then accepted into NYU’s two-year Advanced Education Specialty Program in Endodontics. Dr. Bakhshoudeh has participated in numerous international outreach missions, providing dental care to the underserved communities of Ecuador, Mexico and Nepal. He was awarded the Dentsply Resident Award for presentation of his research at the annual session by the American Association of Endodontics. He is an active member of the American Association of Endodontics and an American Board Eligible Endodontist.

In his free time, Dr. Bakhshoudeh enjoys reading, traveling, and the outdoors. His passion for health and fitness helped him complete an Ironman Triathlon.

Dr. Navid Baradarian

Periodontist

Dr. Navid Baradarian attended dental school in Buffalo, New York and graduated in 2002. After graduation he finished a one year advanced education in general dentistry program and then went into private practice. Dr. Baradarian’s passion for periodontics and implant dentistry led him to UMDNJ, now Rutgers University, where he received his degree in 2007, specializing in periodontics and implant dentistry.

Since then, he has over 500 hours of continuing education courses and countless successful implant surgeries. Dr. Baradarian has been performing all aspects of conventional periodontal therapy as well as offering his patients alternatives like LANAP® therapy and the Pinhole® Surgical Technique for gum recession.

Dr. Baradarian grew up in Roslyn, New York, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing golf and basketball.

Dr. Jessica Lam

General Dentist

Dr. Jessica Lam earned both her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees from Boston University. She then continued to do an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of California – Los Angeles. 

Dr. Lam strongly values whole body health and wellness, and is currently pursuing a Biomimetic Mastership with Dr. David Alleman. She strives to provide the most conservative and long lasting dentistry for her patients. She is currently a member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry (AOBMD), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and the American Dental Association (ADA).

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, she enjoys spending her free time outdoors in nature – either snowboarding, hiking, or traveling!

Dr. Jorge Matos

Orthodontist

An honor student, Dr. Jorge Matos attended New York University for his undergraduate and graduate studies. He then received his post-doctoral certificate in orthodontics from Boston University’s Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry.

Dentistry has become a family business—his brother is an oral surgeon, his sister is a pediatric dentist and his wife is a periodontist. Orthodontics is something he wanted to do all his life: “I remember being impressed by my orthodontist when I was a child. Even then, I liked the conservative nature of orthodontics: full-mouth reconstruction using existing materials – the teeth. I think of it as healthful and green.”

Dr. Matos enjoys spending time with his wife, Vicky, and children, Sofia, Theodora and John. He enjoys gardening and landscaping at his Long Island home, which is outfitted with an extensive solar array, providing clean and renewable energy to his and neighboring houses. He has maintained his family’s tradition of winemaking with his father and siblings at his parent’s house in New Jersey; brewing beer is another pastime. Restoring his antique car and music are also in the mix. His soundtrack? Classic rock’n’roll, old-school rap, and jazz.

  • Graduated from New York University’s College of Arts and Sciences with honors and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
  • Graduated from New York University’s College of Dentistry in 1997 with honors in Orthodontics. Achieved a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with the distinction of induction into Omicron Kappa Upsilon – the National Dental Honor Society.
  • Earned his Certificate of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Boston University’s Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry in 1999.
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society
  • American Dental Association
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • Dental Society of the State of New York
  • Union County Dental Society
  • Elizabeth Interdisciplinary Study Club
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Lingual Orthodontic Association
  • Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
  • Mid-Atlantic Society of Orthodontists
  • New Jersey Orthodontists Association
  • New York Academy of Dentistry
  • Portuguese Lions Club of Elizabeth
Alex J. Bae, DDS

Dr. Alexander J. Bae

Dr. Bae’s favorite part of dentistry is the connection with patients. He loves hearing the words, “Nobody has ever explained it to me that way before”. He believes it is crucial for patients to be educated on treatment, procedures, and even modifications to everyday care.

Dr. Bae graduated from Kalamazoo College (Michigan) with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in biology and a minor in economics. After college, he worked as a program manager for a few years before heading to dental school. Dr. Bae earned his DDS at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. He completed his General Practice Residency at Denver Health Medical Center.

In his free time, Dr. Bae can be found trying new restaurants, cooking, playing ice hockey, skiing, hiking, camping, or sleeping. It is important to him to be current and effective with dental techniques which is why he is excited to be a part of Metropolitan Dental Arts.

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Dr. Matthew C. Sciascia

Matthew C. Sciascia, DDS, graduated from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He pursued his education in dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. At New York University he was a member of the Aesthetics Society and was selected to become a Teaching assistant and peer mentor in his 3rd year, to teach 1st year dental students operative dentistry. Dr. Sciascia completed his general practice residency at New York – Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and was accepted to be a Chief Resident where he is currently receiving advanced training in prosthodontics, cosmetic and implant dentistry.

He keeps current on new advancements in dentistry by attending conferences, reading journals, and has already taken over 100 hours of CE credits in his first year out of dental school. He is currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Second District Dental Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. 

In his free time, Dr. Sciascia likes to play golf, stay physically fit, and spend time with his friends and family.

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Dr. Lidia Movahedian

Orthodontist

Dr. Lidia Movahedian attended Cornell University, where she was inducted into the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society and co-founded the Pre-Dental Society for students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry. She continued her education at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, during which she devoted herself to community outreach and improving the oral health of underserved populations. She went on to complete a General Practice Residency at New York Methodist Hospital, where she had the opportunity to further explore all aspects of dentistry. She subsequently returned to Columbia University to complete a residency in orthodontics and obtained a Master of Science in Orthodontics.

In her free time, Dr. Lidia enjoys traveling, barre and yoga, as well as spending time with her husband and daughter, Lana.

Dr. Tam

Dr Calvin Tam

Dr. Calvin Tam is friendly, compassionate, and ready to help. Born and raised in San Francisco, he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at the University of California, Davis, and made his way to New York to complete his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at New York University. Upon graduation, Dr.Tam moved to Las Vegas to diversify his clinical experience, strengthen his diagnostic intelligence, and master his speed. With new skills and new mentors, Dr.Tam returned to New York for the ambitious energy, culture, and food. The person you see when you come in for the first time is what you’re going to see every visit.

His passions include hip hop, basketball, stand-up comedy, fishing and begging his wife for a dog.

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