All our professionals at Silverman & Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Dr. Barry Silverman

Dr. Barry Silverman Bayside, NY"Dr. Barry” received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Adelphi University. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1981. As a resident at Long Island Jewish Hospital, he gained extensive experience in the treatment of the medically compromised patient. He received training in dental anesthesia at Maimonides Hospital. Dr. Barry then completed the pediatric dentistry program affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, including advanced training in the treatment of the developmentally disabled. He is a past Director of Pediatric Dentistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Like the rest of our team, Dr. Barry participates extensively in continuing education, with an emphasis on implant and cosmetic dentistry and has recently completed training in the treatment of sleep apnea. Dr. Barry lives in Merrick with his wife, Geri, and their three children.

Dr. Silverman is a member of the following:

Dr. Silverman actively participates in the following study clubs:

  • Invisalign Long Island Study Club
  • Long Island chrisad Study Club
  • BioLase Study Club

Dr. Silverman is active in the community:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Merrick Jewish Centre
  • Member of the Bellmore Chamber of Commerce
  • Sponsor of the Merrick-North Merrick Little League
  • Sponsor of the North Merrick-North Bellmore Basketball League


Dr. Matthew Siegel

Dr. Matthew Siegel Bayside, NYDr. Matthew Siegel was raised in Marlboro, New Jersey and attended the University of Maryland at College Park, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science with an emphasis in Microbiology in 2008. He studied stroke at the University of Connecticut Health Center for one year and co-authored several publications. Dr. Siegel received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2013 from the New York University College of Dentistry and was awarded the Dr. Bernard E. Rudner Memorial Award for Demonstrating Superior Performance in Providing Oral Comprehensive Care and Administering a Dental Practice. He continued his dental education by completing a General Practice Residency program at the Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York in 2014, where he was presented the Resident of the Year Award. Dr. Matt spent a semester abroad in Rome, Italy and loves sports, especially hockey and football. Dr. Siegel lives with his wife, Alexa, two children, and their dog, Havi.


  • Invisalign® Certified Provider
  • Certified in the Administration of Nitrous Oxide Anesthesia


Dr. Junginn Choi – Orthodontist

Junginn (Jessie) Choi, DDS is a Board Certified Orthodontist (Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics). Dr. Choi attended Duke University in Durham, NC where she received the Bachelor of Science degree with major in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy and minor in Chemistry. She, then, pursued her professional career in dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York, NY where she received the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. Upon graduation, she went straight onto the 3-year orthodontics residency program at the same institution, Columbia University, after which she obtained the Master of Science degree. Upon the completion of the residency, she has been working as an associate orthodontist at private offices in New Jersey.

Throughout her career, Dr. Choi’s main focus has been to be a competent dentist and to bring beautiful smiles to people. She feels fortunate to work in a profession in which she can witness how a transformation in one’s smile has a positive effect to her/his confidence and quality of life.

Dr. Choi currently resides in New York City. During her free time, she enjoys doing outdoor activities. She can be found running in Central Park, snowboarding, biking, or hiking. She also loves to cook and to try countless restaurants the city offers.



Dr. Sally (Seulgi) Lee

Dr. Sally (Seulgi) Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and minor in Music from Hunter College. Dr. Lee then further pursued her career in dentistry and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry. She completed a General Practice Residency Program at the Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY where she trained to provide care to a wide range of ambulatory
 and hospitalized patients. Dr. Lee strives for excellence with evidence-based dentistry and actively participates in continuing education to implement the latest dental knowledge and technology into practice. Dr. Lee is a travel enthusiast and an art lover. She enjoys visiting various art museums and concerts in different cities. She also likes running, cooking and baking during her free time. Dr. Lee was recently married and now resides in Long Island with her husband.


  • Invisalign® Certified Provider
  • Certified in the Administration of Nitrous Oxide Anesthesia