Our dentists work to provide their patients with the foundation for a lifetime of excellent dental health. They help each child who requires dental work with a kind and compassionate manner.
Dr. Sabiya Amanat is a pediatric dental specialist with over 15 years of pediatric experience. She treats children from infants to teens and emphasizes the importance of good dental care starting at a young age.
Dr. Amanat graduated with a BA degree in Anthropology from Barnard College in 1992 and went on to obtain her dental degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 1996. She earned her specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 1998 from Long Island Jewish Schneider’s Children’s Hospital with a focus on special needs and medically compromised children. While Dr. Amanat practiced private dentistry, she also served as an attending dentist at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine from 1999 to 2008, and as an active member of the school’s admissions committee from 2003 to 2007.
Dr. Amanat is also a mother so she understands the concerns and questions that parents and their children bring to her office. She will support you and your child along the entire dental treatment process, providing excellent specialized care throughout. Dr. Amanat’s goal is to help your child understand that dental visits can be fun and exciting adventures and that oral health is an important part of an everyday routine. She encourages questions from parents and children alike and is sensitive to your needs. Dr. Amanat develops a caring relationship with your child, so exams and procedures often go smoothly. The diagnosis and treatment of cavities in the early stages, often makes treatment much easier.
Dr. Amanat has lived in Long Island and Manhattan most of her life and enjoys spending time with her 3 sons on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Her other loves include traveling and running.
Dr. Jacqueline Dikansky’s passion for pediatrics started even prior to her passion for dentistry, so when she put two together she knew she found the career for her. Dr. Dikansky is a native of Brooklyn, NY and completed both her undergraduate and graduate education at New York University. While in dental school, Dr. Dikansky graduated with an honors in pediatric dentistry, and also received the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Predoctoral Student Award, given to a single senior student who shows the most promise in pediatric dentistry. After receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, she continued on to an additional 2 year specialty training program in pediatric dentistry at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
When she’s out of the office, Dr. Dikansky loves enjoying her friends and family, as well as teaching a weekly spin class. She was a ballroom dancer for over 13 years, and competed both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Dikansky takes pride in ensuring her young patients are comfortable throughout their dental appointments. Her goal is to have each child leave the office feeling proud, accomplished, and excited to return. She accomplishes this by providing compassionate, patient, and personalized care - just what a child needs
Dr. Shahi is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University. During her time at NYU she completed a year long clinical honors program in Special Patient Care and also an honors in orthodontics. Following her graduation she was accepted to a Columbia University affiliated General Practice Residency.
After practicing as a general dentist for 2 years Dr. Shahi returned to a Columbia University affiliated Pediatric Dental Residency training program . She is passionate about the field of dentistry and devotes much of her time to the study of it. Dr. Shahi has received Board Certifications from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (A.B.P.D), Integrative Biological Dental Medicine(I.B.D.M.) and Naturopathic Medicine(N.M.D.)
Dr. Shahi takes a conservative and minimally invasive approach to dentistry. She is a firm believer in the oral systemic connection in the pursuit of optimal health. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, New York County Dental Society and The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology; she is also a certified Invisalign provider.
In addition to her Doctorates, Dr. Shahi also holds a BA in English literature and a BS in biochemistry, she enjoys Pilates, reading and exploring New York's vibrant art scene.