For Dr. Steven A. Brisman, an early aptitude in math and science blended with a love of artistry developed naturally into an interest in dentistry – that place where art and biology meet. Dr. Brisman attended college at Washington University in St. Louis to achieve his BA degree. He received his DMD from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine then served as resident, followed by Chief Dental Resident at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Brisman received his certificate in Prosthodontics upon completion of post doctoral work at the New York University College of Dentistry.
“I wanted to be a master of my trade, which led me to choosing a dental specialty,” says Dr. Brisman. “I was fortunate enough to be mentored by several of the founding fathers in the field of Periodontal Prosthesis, which exposed me to Prosthodontics”. Dr. Brisman says his favorite patient is one who comes to him both with confidence in his skill as a clinician, and with relief that they have found someone able to restore them to dental health.
Dr. Brisman is the developer of not only Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale (a multidisciplinary practice providing a full range of dental care) but an on-site, boutique dental laboratory, On-the-Mark Laboratory, which works in tandem with the dentists to create customized dental prostheses for the practice’s patients. “My goal for the practice is to provide excellence in treatment, absolute commitment to our patients, and a five star service experience”, says Dr. Brisman. “A state-of-the-art laboratory, on the premises of a full service dental facility, filled with clinical experts, means we can deliver top-of-the-line care for any patient”.
When he’s not restoring smiles, Dr. Brisman is spending time with his wife, two teen age children and two golden doodles. The family enjoys going to the kids’ athletic events, skiing, beach vacations, and just relaxing at home. Dr. Brisman also gives back to his community and profession by hosting a mentoring program and dental “externship” program to support undergraduate students, as well as working with non-profit organizations to promote and market the science of prosthodontics.
We are so proud to announce that Dr. Brisman was named the 64th President of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics (GNYAP) in December 2018! This is a very big honor, as the GNYAP is perhaps the leading and most prestigious group in prosthodontics regionally and around the world. Dr. Brisman will be able to work and collaborate with the greatest minds and leaders within Prosthodontics. As the President, he will also be able to lead the Academy forward in new dental techniques and technologies to better the lives of patients. When you visit our office, be sure to congratulate Dr. Brisman on his achievement!
Doctorate in Dental Surgery, New York University, College of Dentistry
Post-Doctorate Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics, New York University, College of Dentistry
One-year Residency, Mt. Sinai Hospital
Bachelor of Arts, Syracuse University
Dr. Goldstein and his late wife, Mary, moved to Chappaqua in 1986. Their two daughters, Jenny and Kate, are both graduates of Horace Greeley High School.
Dr. Goldstein is an avid skier, golfer, and cyclist. He can often be found exploring the roads and trails of Westchester County on his bicycle.
For Dr. Jeffrey Brown, positive dental experiences as a child, a dental hygienist for a mother, and a good relationship with his orthodontist spurred an interest in the dental field. Dr. Brown attended Hobart College and achieved his BS degree in 1981 and earned his DMD from Tufts University in 1985. He currently maintains his own dental practice in Englewood, New Jersey.
“I am good friends with my colleague, Dr. Brisman, and I live in Chappaqua, now, so joining Advanced Dentistry of Chappaqua was a logical step for me,” says Dr. Brown. “I believe that a dentist should be honorable, experienced, and caring, and our practice reflects those same ideals: honesty, professionalism, and caring for each patient like a part of our family.” Dr. Brown says his ideal patient is one who understands and trusts that their dentist will treat them in the exact same way he would wish his own friends and family to be treated.
Dr. Brown has donated dental work over the years both domestically and abroad; he was part of a mission to provide dental services in Haiti and has plans to travel to Uganda in the near future to bring excellence in dental care to underserved communities. He says his favorite type of work is dental implants and restorations.
When he’s not bringing smiles to life, Dr. Brown is spending time with his wife and their three adult children. He enjoys playing golf or tennis at his country club, then retiring to Trattoria 632 for the evening to enjoy a good meal with his wife.
The daughter of an architect and an oncologist, Dr. Davila says she always had the dual interests of science and helping others. As an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina, she volunteered as a Spanish translator for the craniofacial department. During that time, she was exposed to dentistry, and found the field of Prosthodontics to be a natural blend of the two worlds her parents had introduced her to. “Diagnosis and treatment planning is what I love about prosthodontics, and the variability – it is a specialty leading the charge in and advancing our practice with dental technology, digital realm and research,” she says. “We are doctors, surgeons, therapist, architects and artisans. In essence, I believe prosthodontics allows me to offer the best of care with a gentle touch.”
Born in Miami, Florida, Dr, Davila earned her BS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in North Carolina in 2006. She subsequently received her DDS from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2012. Her post-doctoral training included completing a two-year general practice residency at Weill Cornell Medical University- New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she served as chief from 2013 to 2014, and training through training through Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Davila completed a prosthodontic residency at Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital – NY Health Harbor Health Center, where she earned her Certificate in Prosthodontics, serving as chief from 2017-2018, and she is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics.
Dr. Davila says she joined the team at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale because of the practice’s stellar reputation and advanced technological attributes. “Dr. Brisman is a leader in our industry, known for his expertise, excellence, and dedication to patients. I adore implant and cosmetic dentistry, and here I can work among peers who are constantly innovating and developing new techniques and technology.” Davila feels it is not one procedure as her favorite, rather, it’s all about the transformation of giving a patient confidence through a beautiful smile. “Dentistry is an intimate relationship, thus trust is of the ultimate importance. My ideal patient is a collaborator in their dental care!”
When she’s not creating incredible aesthetics for her patients, Dr. Davila can be found enjoying one of her many other interests – she is an avid runner and skier, enjoys traveling and dancing, is a self-confessed foodie who loves international cooking and trying new dishes, and adores Broadway shows, as well as being a frequent flier at the MET. She also makes plenty of time to spend with her large family, which includes a brother, four sisters, and 7 nieces and nephews, with whom she often spends time in Miami, NYC, and the Berkshires. Davila also speaks three languages (English, Spanish and French) and has been attempting to learn a fourth (Italian).
Dr. Heindel says she always liked how dentistry was a combination of patient-oriented healthcare, technology and art. She earned her BS degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, her DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and her Certificate in Prosthodontics from the New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Heindel also served as a maxillofacial prosthodontics extern at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and as an oral health extern at Latouka Hospital and Fiji National University College of Medicine and health. “Prosthodontics gave me advanced training in all aspects of treatment as well as the skills to continue learning,” she says.
Dr. Heindel says that working at both Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale and Chappaqua Dentistry gives her the ability to do the work she loves best – high level restorative dentistry with a focus on aesthetics and implants. “The entire team is a group of wonderful people who are highly motivated and skilled,” she says. “Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale is also home to some of the most advanced technology available in dentistry today, and being under the same roof as the lab and other specialists makes collaborating on cases easy!”
Dr. Heindel says her ideal patient is someone who is as committed to their own oral health as she is. She also says they should look for the right dentist for their unique needs and find someone with whom they can build a relationship. “Your dentist should be someone you trust as well as someone who has experience in many different treatment modalities,” she says. “Our practice always puts patients first – we’re caring, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art!”
Giving back to the community is something Dr. Heindel is committed to, She participates regularly in local health events, donating her dental services, and served in a leadership positions at University of Pennsylvania for both the Hispanic Student Dental Associations and the Latino Coalition. Dr. Heindel has also won multiple awards, is well known for her presentations, and has participated in several research studies.
When she’s not improving the dental futures of her patients, Dr. Heindel can be found doing yoga, running, reading or travelling, or just spending time with her partner, Sherman, and their cat, Loki. She says her ideal day off starts with sleeping in followed by a brunch and a relaxing day with friends.