Dr. Jessica Loo Marn
While earning her D.D.S. Degree at New York University School of Dentistry, Dr. Marn found her calling and passion for treating children, as well as Special Needs patients, when she provided dentistry and oral care advocacy for the Special Olympics and Episcopal Social Service in NYC. She then began her pediatric dental residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital (Bronx, NY), nationally recognized as one of the most arduous programs in the country. Upon completion, she earned her board certification in pediatric dentistry and opened her 1st dental practice on Mott Street (Manhattan, NY), a special place in her heart where she spent much of her childhood visiting her grandmother, cousins, and friends.
Dr. Marn has been specifically practicing pediatric dentistry in New York since 2003. She is a Clinical Professor in Pediatric Dentistry at Mt. Sinai Hospital for more than 10 years and has been commended as a “Top Dentist” by the Consumer Research Council of America since 2008.
Patients come to her as young as 6 months old through adolescence. Patients come to establish a dental home, get their 1st check-up, conduct a routine visits, and, if necessary, receive more advanced pediatric dental care and procedures.
Because Dr. Marn performed over 3,000 cases requiring nitrous oxide, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia, she has developed a unique clinical expertise that few of her colleagues possess.
Dr. Marn is passionate about sharing the benefits of pediatric dental care with her community. She currently serves on the Early Head Start Health Advisory Committee and partners with Colgate, Oral B, Crest and Henry Schein to bring dental education and awareness to Head Start communities.
In her free time, Dr. Marn enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and their dog. She likes to volunteer at her children’s school, travel and spend time with family and friends. In addition, she has joined Cycle for Survival in their efforts to raise money for rare cancer research.
"I believe in treating my patients as if they were my own children. Trust is the key to forming a lifelong bond not just with my patients but also with the parents."Biography:
~ Jessica Loo Marn, DDS
- Board Certified: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD).
- Doctor of Dental Surgery : New York University College of Dentistry.
- Chief Resident in Pediatric Dentistry at St. Barnabas Hospital.
- Rose F. Kennedy Center treating patients with physical and developmental disabilities .
- General Practice Residency at Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital working with special needs pediatric and geriatric patients.
- Contributor for U.S. News & World Report Article on “Dentists Offer Tips to Keep Young Children Cavity-Free” February 2015.
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- New York State Dental Association
- New York Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Fatina Shtivelman
Dr. Fatina was born in Brooklyn and grew up in the New York City area. She graduated from Wagner College in 2001, with a degree in Biological Sciences and Magna Cum Laude Honors. Finishing her studies in only three and half years, she decided to spend her last semester prior to dental school volunteering and working for many dental offices.
In 2009, Dr. Fatina earned her D.D.S. degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. She completed her general practice residency at Staten Island University Hospital. During her training, she found her true passion, treating children and patients with special needs. Looking to further her experiences, she enrolled in a fellowship at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, caring for patients with disabilities and special needs. The year allowed her to successfully treat patients with many different medically complex backgrounds using IV sedation and general anesthesia. Finally, she pursued her pediatric dental training at Stony Brook University Hospital. She served as chief resident and completed her research in helping the special needs population to gain further access to dental care, while mentoring dental students during their pediatric rotations.
Dr. Fatina is a Board Certified pediatric Dentist and feels extremely proud to have been chosen as a NJ Favorite Kids Doctor. Furthermore, she loves teaching residents and is on staff at Lutheran Medical Center.
Dr. Fatina is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. She believes in giving back to her community and has dedicated her time to many community service outreach programs, including Gives Kids a Smile and Head Start in the lower east side.
When she isn’t at work, Dr. Fatina enjoys spending time with her husband. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and skiing.
Dr. Dena Mizrahi
Dr. Dena was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She witnessed all four seasons for the first time when she went to college at Washington University in St. Louis where she majored in Psychology and minored in Hebrew. She then returned to Florida to earn her DMD from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. While in dental school, Dr. Dena was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, received the Clinical Excellence and Professionalism Award, and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Professional Recognition Award. She also participated in various volunteer opportunities, including a dental mission trip to the Dominican Republic and the Special Olympics. Dr. Dena then migrated north to complete her two-year pediatric dental residency program at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, where she was able to train in one of the most culturally diverse areas in the country.
Dr. Dena is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA), and the Florida Dental Association (FDA). Dr. Dena recently was recently awarded the 2014 Richard C. Pugh Award that honors the top three percent scores of the May 2014 American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Qualifying Examination, as well as the 2015 James R. Roche Award of Excellence for attaining the highest score on the Qualifying Examination for the year.
Dr. Dena has been working with children her entire life, from babysitting, to tutoring, to being a camp counselor, and is so happy she gets to work one-on-one with children everyday in a fun, caring, and nurturing environment. Dr. Dena enjoys cooking, baking, reading, painting, drawing, running, and exploring New York City.
Dr. Juliana Bair
Dr. Bair grew up in Livingston, New Jersey. She attended dental school at Tufts University, completed a general practice residency at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital and subsequently a 2-year specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Interfaith Medical center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Bair loves working with children and is dedicated to provide quality dental care in a fun and compassionate way. In her free time, Dr. Bair enjoys running, skiing, painting, and hanging out with family and friends. She currently resides in Manhattan with her sister and is super excited to explore the city.
Dr. Karla Basa
Dr. Basa was born and raised in sunny Southern California. She received both her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and DDS degree in 2007 and 2013 respectively from the University of Southern California. In dental school, Dr. Basa volunteered with the USC Mobile Clinic providing dental care to underserved children in the Los Angeles area. She also shared her passion for humanitarian work abroad volunteering in dental mission trips to Mexico and Honduras. After graduating from USC, Dr. Basa set her sights on NYC where she completed her general practice residency and specialty training in pediatric dentistry from Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. There she received extensive training in treating children, including those with special needs, under moderate sedation, IV sedation and general anesthesia.
Dr. Basa stays current with the latest in pediatric dentistry by maintaining active memberships with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA).
Dr. Basa understands that each child is special, as are their dental needs. She is passionate about providing quality care to each patient and fostering positive attitudes towards oral health. In her spare time Dr. Basa enjoys going to concerts, reading, traveling and weekend brunches with friends.
Dr. Richard Marn
Dr. Richard Marn, a Board-Certified anesthesiologist and Board-Certified pediatric anesthesiologist with over 15 years of experience.
Dr. Marn was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Washington University, graduating magna cum laude, and earned his medical degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. After his surgery internship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, he completed an anesthesiology residency at New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital in 2004. He subsequently accomplished a one-year pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2005, which at the time was ranked the top hospital in the nation.
Dr. Marn then began working at Mt. Sinai Hospital. As an assistant professor in the division of pediatric anesthesiology at Mt. Sinai Hospital, he has helped train hundreds of residents during which time he was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2008.
As a full time faculty member for over 10+ years at Mt Sinai, Dr. Marn performed over 11,000 anesthetics (41% pediatric cases, 59% adult cases) for a diverse array of surgeries and procedures. He has worked extensively with multiple nationally-recognized pediatric and adult surgeons and specialists in plastic surgery, general surgery, dental surgery, urology, neurosurgery, liver transplant surgery, and gastroenterology. He has safely performed anesthetics on patients as small as 3 pounds to as large as 360 pounds, and as young as 12 hours old to as old as 94 years old.
During his last couple years at Mt. Sinai, Dr. Marn co-founded the Division of Radiologic Anesthesiology and served as its first Chief of Radiologic Anesthesiology. He helped grow the Department of Anesthesiology’s role in the Radiology Department and the Hospital itself, and created a core group of designated anesthesiologists specializing in radiologic procedures. Dr. Marn improved the way anesthesia was delivered for such radiologic procedures as TIPS, angioplasties, and pediatric and adult neuro-interventional intravascular embolizations. During his leadership of the Division of Radiologic Anesthesiology, the number of anesthesia procedures more than doubled from 110 cases/month to over 230 cases/month. Dr. Marn is very proud of being able to help so many patients during his tenure at Mt. Sinai while also strengthening his department.
In 2016 Dr. Marn departed Mt. Sinai to focus exclusively on private practice and office-based anesthesiology. He remains an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, and the Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia. He is double Board-Certified in Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology via the American Board of Anesthesiology.
You can find out more about Dr. Richard Marn by visiting his website www.nymedicalanesthesia.com. You can also download the necessary health forms, instruction sheets, and consent forms prior to your sedation appointment.
Dr. Phong Ta
Dr. Phong Ta is our dentist anesthesiologist who works alongside the specialists at Urban Pediatric Dental to provide the highest level of anesthesia care in a private practice setting. He is board certified by the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and among a small percentage of New York dentists licensed by the state to provide all levels of anesthesia care from mild sedation to general anesthesia.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at The University of Maryland, Dr. Phong completed a general practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System in California. It was during that time that he developed an interest in anesthesia which led him to pursue advanced training from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. During his two year anesthesia residency, Dr. Phong worked alongside his physician colleagues to provide the full spectrum of anesthesia for not only dental surgery but for all cases ranging from neurosurgery to renal surgery, among others. He has also been certified as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provider by the American Heart Association.
You can find out more about Dr. Phong Ta and the types of anesthesia he provides at www.DentalAnesthesiaOfNY.com. You can also download the necessary health forms, instruction sheets, and consent forms prior to your sedation appointment at Urban Pediatric Dental.
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