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Meet the Manhattan Dentists

Dr. Theodore Aaronson

Midtown East dentist, Dr. Theodore Aaronson Dr. Aaronson has been a cosmetic and general dentist in New York for more than 45 years. In that time, he’s had the great pleasure of working alongside many talented individuals, and helping many wonderful patients. 

Dr. Aaronson was born in Brooklyn and raised in West Hempstead on Long Island. He attended Penn State University before graduating from New York University’s College of Dentistry in 1970. Following his studies, Dr. Aaronson served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps for two years as a dentist with the rank of captain. He opened his private practice in 1974 and has been in the same location for more than 45 years.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Aaronson has grown into a well-respected expert in the field of cosmetic and general dentistry. He’s appeared as a guest on Fox News Channel’s Weekend Healthwatch, Good Morning New York, Good Day New York, Midday Live, and the New Jersey News Channel. He has also been interviewed for articles appearing in New York Magazine, Woman’s Day, Black Elegance, and Bridal Guide Magazine.

Dr. Aaronson is an active member of the American Dental Association, the New York Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He has also been honored in the Guide to America’s Top Dentists, as well as America’s Cosmetic Doctors and Dentists.

Dr. Sara Menashehoff

Manhattan dentist, Dr. Sara Menashehoff Dr. Menashehoff is a graduate of Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine. After graduating, she stayed on at Columbia as a resident of the school’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. Her expertise is comprehensive and ranges from root canal therapy to crowns and bridges and pediatric dentistry. She is also trained to use contemporary cosmetic solutions, such as Invisalign and porcelain veneers, and many of the most advanced dental technologies.

Dr. Menashehoff’s treatment philosophy emphasizes education. She wants patients to fully understand their needs and the solutions available to them. When patients are informed, they make more educated choices about treatment, which in turn helps them achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile.

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Dr. Daniel Stearns

Manhattan dentist, Dr. Daniel Stearns Dr. Stearns grew up with a father and an uncle who were both dentists, and the field drew him in too over time because of the ways it combined science, art, healing, and critical thinking into one rewarding profession. Today, as part of Dr. Aaronson’s team, he loves being able to interact with different types of people while helping them achieve a healthy, well-functioning mouth.

After studying at Ramapo College, Dr. Stearns pursued his doctorate at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, followed by the completion of an AEGD residency at NYU College of Dentistry. He has received continuing education in a variety of advanced specialties, including endodontics, dental implant placement and restorations, Invisalign® Clear Braces, and complex extractions/oral surgery. He is currently engaged to be married in 2021 – in fact, his fiancée is a dentist too! In his spare time, he enjoys going on long walks through nature with his fiancée, riding ATV’s, running, weightlifting, and practicing martial arts.

Dr. Vandeep Bagga

Manhattan dentist, Dr. Vandeep Bagga Dr. Bagga is a CA-born and NY-raised certified Periodontist. He earned his bachelors degree at New York University and then completed a masters degree at Drexel University while working at University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from NYU Dentistry where he served as President for over 1500 students. Dr. Bagga stayed an additional three years to complete his residency in Periodontics and was awarded Outstanding Clinical Performance in his program.

Dr. Bagga specializes in implant dentistry as well as conventional surgical and non-surgical modalities of periodontal therapy. He concentrates on functional and aesthetic surgical procedures, including hard and soft tissue grafting procedures and focuses on an interdisciplinary approach in conjunction with endodontic, orthodontic, and prosthodontic conditions. Dr. Bagga prioritizes his patient’s well-being and ensures they understand the importance of each step of the treatment plan.

Dr. Bagga lives in Jersey City with his wife and they both enjoy fine dining, streaming the latest comedies, and planning their next tropical adventure.

Dr. Allan Shanin
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Manhattan dentist, Dr. Shanin Dr. Shanin received his D.D.S. degree from New York University College of Dentistry in Manhattan, New York. He then went on to complete a one year General Practice Residency at New York Hospital of Queens in Flushing, New York where he gained knowledge and skills in restorative dental and implant dentistry. From there Dr. Shanin went on to earn his certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery from Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, where he also served as chief resident. While at Lincoln his training consisted of the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery including Orthognathic surgery, Facial trauma, Dental alveolar surgery, pathology and reconstruction, management of Temporomandibular Joint disorders, Wisdom tooth extraction, Bone grafting and Implant surgery. It is here that he also received his anesthesia and IV sedation training as well. Dr. Shanin now practices full scope Oral & Maxillofacial surgery with a focus on dental-alveolar, wisdom teeth and implant surgery. He is recognized by his colleagues and patients for providing a high level of care with a unique sense of compassion. Dr. Shanin is an active member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association. He currently resides in Long Island with his wife and four children.

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