Jacqueline Zamani, DDS, Aka, “Dr. Jackie” is passionate about helping children have positive dental experiences and healthy smiles. Her goal is to be a positive influence in children’s lives and to empower them to take pride in their smiles and their oral health.
Dr. Jackie was born and raised in Bel Air, MD. Dr. Jackie graduated with a B.S. in Biology from The George Washington University with honors. From there, she went to the most prestigious dental school in the country, The University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Dr. Jackie went on to complete a General Practice Residency at Montefiore Medical Center and the following year, completed a Pediatric Dental Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Jackie Zamani is Board Certified (Diplomate) of The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a part time clinical instructor at NYU dental school. She is a member of The American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Northeast Society of Pediatric Dentist, and the New York Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. On her free time, Dr. Jackie loves to spend quality time with her daughters Roxy (5) and Lexi (1) and with her husband, Ali. They enjoy traveling together and love to explore New York City!
Dr. Phong Ta
Dr. Phong Ta is a Board Certified Dentist Anesthesiologist with extensive anesthesia training from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. While at that institution he was trained to provide the full spectrum of anesthesia from mild sedation to complete general anesthesia for a wide range of procedures and patients. As part of his training Dr. Ta maintains active certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life support (PALS).
During his career he has worked with dentists throughout the New York Metropolitan area and has treated thousands of patients, both pediatric and adult, in the dental office setting. Mobile dental anesthesia is a unique combination of medicine and dentistry that Dr. Ta has honed his skills in over the years.
Prior to his time at Mount Sinai Hospital, he competed a general practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System in California in association with Stanford University. As a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland’s Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dr. Ta was in the top 10% of his class and was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinctions from both the department of restorative dentistry and periodontics.
As a member of the medical and dental community, Dr. Ta maintains membership in the following organizations:
- American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
- American Dental Association.
- New York State Dental Association
- New York County Dental Society
- American Society Anesthesiologists
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
Outside the world of medicine and dentistry Dr. Ta is an avid musician and plays the violin with several orchestras throughout the city.
Dr. Robert V. Kinoian
Specialist in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Robert Vartkis Kinoian, DMD attained his Certificate in Orthodontics from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine where he served as class president throughout his 24 month program.
His Doctor of Dental Medicine degree was conferred by Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dental Medicine where his class rank was #1 in each of his four years of study.
Dr. Kinoian received an Ivy League education and his Bachelor’s degree from Columbia College at Columbia University in New York where he majored in music. He has studied classical guitar with many of the world’s most renowned classical guitarists including the great Maestro Andres Segovia. He has performed on the great stages of Carnegie Recital Hall, New York’s Town Hall and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.
Dr. Kinoian was recently selected by a vote of his peers, for the 6th consecutive year, to be included in the listings of topDentists. TopDentistsTM listings cannot be purchased and are considered a singular honor.
Dr. Kinoian is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Mid-Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association and the Bergen County Dental Association. He is licensed by the State Board of Dentistry in New Jersey and is proud to be recognized as a “Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics” by New Jersey Specialty Permit #3727.
Additionally, Dr. Kinoian is an active member of the Armenian American Health Professionals Organization where he acts as their unofficial photographer and has given several lectures on orthodontics including at their 2009 World Congress. He has been on the Board of Directors for over ten years for the Armenian Center at Columbia University.
Dr. Kinoian is widowed and after his wife’s passing, from an almost 10 year struggle with breast cancer, he established The MaryAnn Kinoian Memorial Scholarship Fund. In each Paramus middle school and elementary school and at the Hovnanian School in New Milford, awards and scholarship monies are given for outstanding achievement in Art and in Music. The fund has given over $10,000 to local children to encourage their artistic pursuits.
Dr. Kinoian has a daughter who is currently teaching literature and English in Tenafly after completing her Masters in Education from Columbia University Teacher’s College.
“Spending time getting to know our patients and their families over the course of their treatments and helping people live healthier, happier lives with the confidence of a straighter, more attractive smile is why I’ve enjoyed every day of almost 25 years as an orthodontist.”
Indira Ibrayeva – Director of operation
Indira was born in Kazakhstan. She attended Almaty Academy of Economics and Statistics and majored in banking and finance. As a teenager, Indira dreamed about living and pursuing a career in the United States. After graduating in 2009, she moved to New York City to study English and fell in love with the city. In 2011, she started her career in the dental field as an insurance coordinator. She soon became the Assistant Manager of a busy practice with multiple dental specialties including pediatric dentistry. After working in the dental field for over seven years, her love for working with children motivated her to focus on pediatric dentistry. Besides being a wife and a mom of two beautiful kids, Indira genuinely enjoys travelling and exploring new places.
Jessica Lin – Dental Assistant
Jessica was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. In 2017, she received her Bachelor in Psychology from CUNY’s Hunter College. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree at the Graduate Center. During her time working in the field of pediatric dentistry, she has also assisted in oral surgery, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. Jessica loves working with children, alleviating their anxiety and creating a positive and fun experience at the dentist’s. What she loves most about her role is the multitude of smiles and giggles every day. Outside of work, she enjoys spending her time drawing, ice skating and playing video games.