A person’s smile can affect their entire outlook on life. Being part of a profession that helps people achieve this is very special. Creating smiles for children and adults requires meticulous attention to detail as well as an artistic eye and this always intrigued me. Orthodontics has evolved tremendously since my childhood and no longer is the “metal tracks” the only option. Being a certified Invisalign and Icognito (lingual braces) provider, I can give patients numerous options to achieve a straighter and healthier smile.
As a native of New York City, my heart was set on starting my career in the city I call home. After completing my Bachelor of Sciences with honors from Cornell University, I pursued my doctorate in dentistry at Stony Brook University. This was also where I completed my specialty residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Practicing in New York City not only allows me to collaborate with some of the most talented dentists in the world but also attend and even lecture in various study clubs. In addition, my faculty appointment at New York University helps keep me on the forefront of my field and train future dentists in orthodontics.
My wife, Zehra, my sons, Rohin and Ajay, and I enjoy living in Manhattan and taking advantage of all it has to offer – the parks, museums, shows, and restaurants. We are as much a part of the city as it is a part of us.
Dr. Mathew is one of the few orthodontists in the United States who has successfully completed board certification by the American Board of Orthodontics.
A board certified orthodontist is an orthodontist who has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate their judgment, skills and knowledge required for providing the highest level of patient care. They have achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists.
An orthodontist is a dentist who has not only completed a graduate program in dentistry to receive their DDS or DMD (Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine), but has also gone through a competitive residency at an accredited orthodontic program for an additional 2-3 years to be trained specifically in correcting malocclusions and dentofacial orthopedics.
Achieving board certification is the last step in a long and intensive educational experience to ultimately provide excellent patient care. You deserve the best care, you deserve a great smile, you deserve to be treated by a board certified orthodontist!