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” 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:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
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 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 in Manhattan with his wife, Alexa, two childrenn, and their dog, Havi.
Dr. Siegel is a member of the following:
- 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. Eftihia Thomopoulos
Dr. Effie is a Queens native, and she has been practicing in the Rego Park, New York area for over 20 years. “I love what I do,” says Dr. Effie. “I have great patients and it’s very rewarding to change someone’s smile for the better.” She is well known for her gentle, light touch during each and every treatment.
“Dr. Effie” received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from New York University. She continued studying at NYU and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1990. Following dental school, Dr. Effie continued her education at Flushing Meadow Hospital where she completed a General Practice Residency. Dr. Effie participates extensively in continuing education by attending monthly CE classes to stay abreast of the latest advances in the dental field. Dr. Effie’s goal as your dentist is to provide the best of care in a comfortable and calm setting. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Effie works at Flushing Hospital.
Dr. Effie is a member of the Junior Women’s Club of Bellerose Village as well as a lifetime member of the Benevolent Society of Eleftheriani, a Greek society. Some fun facts about Dr. Effie are that she enjoys yoga, is part of a book club, and she speaks Greek!