Dr. Jacqueline (Jackie) ZamaniBoard Certified Pediatric Dentist
Jacqueline Zamani, DDS (aka Dr. Jackie) is passionate about helping children have great 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 loves to spend quality time with her daughters, Roxy and Lexi, and her husband, Ali. They enjoy traveling together and exploring their adopted hometown of NYC. Dr. Jackie also loves to play tennis and squash weekly with friends.
Hometown: Bel Air, Maryland
Undergraduate: BS in Biology, The George Washington University, with honors
Graduate/Dental: The University of Maryland School of Dentistry (very prestigious!)
Residencies: General Practice Residency, Montefiore Medical Center; Pediatric Dental Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn
Certification: Board Certified (Diplomate), The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Memberships: The American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Northeast Society of Pediatric Dentist, New York Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Other: part-time clinical instructor at NYU dental school
Dr. Jesse SmallGeneral Dentist
Dr. Small is passionate about cosmetic dentistry and takes a compassionate approach to ensuring his patients receive the highest level of care and satisfaction. Dr. Small believes a dental visit should never feel negative. Rather, it should feel like visiting an old friend. He believes in creating an atmosphere of support and motivation, one that empowers patients to achieve their most beautiful and healthy smiles.
During his undergraduate studies at Vassar, Dr. Small had the opportunity to work with many dentists and fell in love with the craft. Still passionate about dentistry after all these years, he often attends professional continuing education and national seminars.
Dr. Small welcomes all new patients and wants to change patients’ experience at the dentist into a positive one.
Hometown: New York, NY
Undergraduate: Neuroscience and Behavior, Vassar College
Dental/Graduate: DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Residency: General Practice Residency, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn
Certifications: Board Certified (Diplomate), The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry; certified Invisalign provider; Aesthetic Advantage Program: Veneers & Smile Design
Dr. Robert V. KinoianOrthodontist
Robert Vartkis Kinoian, DMD is a Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
On why he loves his job, his career, his calling, Dr. Kinoian says: “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.”
Dr. Kinoian is widowed, and upon his wife’s passing after an almost-10-year struggle with breast cancer, he established The MaryAnn Kinoian Memorial Scholarship Fund to help children in Bergen County, NJ. In each Paramus, NJ middle school and elementary school as well as 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. K. also shares a love of classical music with Dr. Ta. He has studied classical guitar with many of the world’s most renowned classical guitarists, including the great Maestro Andres Segovia. He has performed at Carnegie Recital Hall, New York’s Town Hall, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.
Undergraduate: Bachelor’s degree in music, Columbia College at Columbia University Dental/Graduate: Certificate in Orthodontics from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, served as class president; DMD, Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dental Medicine, ranked #1 in class each of his four years of study
Honors/Awards: TopDentistsTM, a peer-selected honor, for 6 consecutive years
Memberships: American Association of Orthodontists, Mid-Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Bergen County Dental Association, Armenian American Health Professionals Organization
Licensing: State Board of Dentistry in New Jersey; Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, New Jersey Specialty Permit #3727
Other: Board of Directors, Armenian Center at Columbia University
Dr. Phong TaBoard Certified Anesthesiologist
Dr. Phong Ta is a Board-Certified Dentist Anesthesiologist with extensive anesthesia training from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where he trained to provide the full spectrum of anesthesia from mild sedation to complete general anesthesia for a wide range of procedures and patients.
Dr. Ta has worked with dentists throughout the New York Metro 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 the amazing Dr. Ta has honed his skills in over many years.
Outside the world of medicine and dentistry, this renaissance man is an avid musician and plays violin with several orchestras in New York City.
Dental/Graduate: DDS in both restorative dentistry and periodontics, University of Maryland’s Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, magna cum laude (top 10%)
Residency: general practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System in California in association with Stanford University
Certifications: Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life support (PALS).
Memberships: 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
After working hands-on in the dental field following her graduation in 2020, Rachel has decided to go back to school to become a Dental Hygienist. She works in our pediatric office and deeply loves working with children. Rachel demonstrates outstanding interpersonal skills, ensuring your children will have the best possible experience in a safe and comforting environment.
Work-home balance is a priority for Rachel, and she loves to travel with friends whenever possible.
Hometown: Middletown, Connecticut
Education: BS, Educational Studies, University of New England
Certifications: DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA); Radiation Health and Safety (RHS); Infection Control (ICE)
Lynnette Ferreras De Jesús moved to the United States in 2018 from her native Dominican Republic. During her time working in the dental field, Lynnette has gained a wealth of experience as an administrative assistant. She loves to help others in the workplace, and enjoys working with children. In her time outside of work, she enjoys going to church, cooking, reading, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Hometown: Dominican Republic
Education: AAS, Health Service Administration, Berkeley College; BBA, Health Services Management, Berkeley College