Meet Our Dental Phobia Experts

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  • Certificate in Prosthodontics

    New York University College of Dentistry

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery

    Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine

  • Prosthodontics
  • Invisalign
  • Lumineers
  • Laser Dentistry

Nargiz Schmidt, D.D.S.

Dr. Nargiz Schmidt is a prosthodontist – a specialist in reconstructive, aesthetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Schmidt received her doctoral degree from SUNY at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine with numerous awards for academic and clinical achievements in pharmacology, clinical dentistry, and biochemistry.

After spending two years in private practice as a general dentist, Dr. Schmidt went on to become a specialist in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. She was accepted into the New York University College of Dentistry advanced education in prosthodontics. Dr. Schmidt learned the art and science of prosthodontics and aesthetic dentistry from some of the best specialists in the country. Following the completion of this 3-year, full-time program, Dr. Schmidt received certification as a Prosthodontist.

Today Dr. Schmidt shares her time between private practice and her responsibilities as visiting clinical professor of prosthodontics at New York University. With vast knowledge in complex dental restorations and rehabilitation, Dr. Schmidt often serves as a consultant to general dentists and other dental specialists and receives referrals from them.

Dr. Schmidt is devoted to her profession and never stops learning innovative techniques and materials available in today’s dentistry. She is certified in Invisalign – a system that uses clear, removable aligners to gradually move teeth, as well as Lumineers – non-invasive porcelain laminate veneers. Using this advanced dental technology, she can transform your smile painlessly and without removal of tooth structure.

As a prosthodontist, Dr. Schmidt is sensitively attuned to the aesthetic and functional concerns of her patients. She combines her scientific background with an artistic eye to bring the highest quality of personalized care to each of her patients. Dr. Nargiz Schmidt is a caring, gentle and understanding professional. She will listen to your concerns and will address each and every of them in her treatment.

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Dr. Cho

Dr. Hankyu Cho is a periodontist, specializing in treating gum disease and implant surgeries. His philosophy is saving teeth by maintaining a healthy foundation of gum and bone. He is trained in all aspects of periodontics including non-surgical and surgical treatment of periodontal and gum diseases, as well as periodontal bone regeneration and periodontal soft tissue grafting. In addition, he has extensive training in the surgical placement of dental implants, bone grafting, and soft tissue grafting to enhance aesthetics of dental implants.

Dr. Cho attended college at Vanderbilt University, where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. He completed his D.D.S. degree and an additional 3 year Master of Science degree in Periodontics at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. The specialty program in periodontics included not only treating gum disease but also comprehensive training in treatment planning involving implant dentistry, with strong emphasis on the surgical placement of implants and bone regeneration techniques.

Giving back to the community is important to Dr. Cho. While in Dental School at Columbia, he frequently volunteered at oral health screenings in the New York area, and traveled to Guatemala to bring free dental care to impoverished patients. Dr. Cho is also fluent in Korean.

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  • Certificate in Endodontics

    University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine

    University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

  • Endodontics

Dov Hook, DMD

Dr. Dov Hook is an Endodontist, which is a root canal specialist.

Dr. Hook graduated with honors from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he ranked among the top 10% of his graduating class. As a result of exceptional academic achievements, Dr. Hook was accepted into the prestigious OKU Dental Honor Society. Following his graduation from dental school, Dr. Hook attended a general practice dentistry and then completed a two year Advanced Education Program in Endodontics at the UMDNJ.

With the lengthy education that Dr. Hook has received, he is able to perform all aspects of root canal therapy including routine as well as complex root canals, retreatments, and endodontic surgery.

Dr. Hook will impress you with a high level of skill and technical abilities. He employs the latest equipment and techniques to provide a predictable, pain-free and expedient experience. Dr Hook has a warm and caring bedside manner and is sensitive to his patients’ needs.

Root canal treatment is no longer a scary and uncomfortable experience. Root canal therapy can often be completed in just one visit at Smile in the City Dental Group.

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  • New York University

  • College of Dentistry

  • Registered Hygienis
  • Dental Laser, CPR/BLS

Fouzia Abdelaziz, RDH

Ms. Abdelaziz is a registered hygienist. She graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 2006 with a Bachelors in Science. Certified with Dental Laser, CPR/BLS. Licensed to give Local infiltration Anesthesia/ Nitrous Oxide Analgesia. She’s been practicing for eight and half years as a Dental Hygienist and enjoys every moment of it. The comfort and health of her patients are her first priority while focusing on preventive dental therapy. She strives to provide quality care, she will extend herself to patients, providing information regarding oral hygiene care.

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