Dr. Lana Gordon
Dr. Gordon established Confident Smile Dental practice in 2005 with her husband. Since then, she has prided herself on providing high-quality, responsible care to her patients, many of whom have been with her since the office opened. In 1989, she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Moldova Medical University.
Upon immigrating to the United States, she once again completed her dental education at the New York University School of Dentistry in 2001.
Dr. Gordon has extensive experience in performing challenging surgical and aesthetic procedures smoothly and as painlessly as possible for her patients. She is communicative and considerate, and is fluent in both English and Russian, as well as intermediate in Spanish.
In her spare time, Dr. Gordon enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, both of whom are college students, and one of whom is currently in dental school. She loves to cook, travel, and explore New York City whenever she can.
Dr. Paul McCarthy
Dr. Paul McCarthy is experienced in cosmetic dentistry, pain management and emergency dentistry, as well as all general aspects of dentistry. In residency, Dr. McCarthy became more attuned with the management of medically
complex patients and played a key role in the treatment of facial trauma patients.
Dr. McCarthy originally comes from Rhode Island and went to Connecticut College receiving a B.A. in Biochemistry, earning an additional certificate from the American Chemical Society. He continued his education at Boston
University Dental School with a D.M.D. and then further advanced his training at Lincoln Medical Center earning a certificate in General Practice Residency.
Dr. McCarthy’s goal for every patient is to provide an individualized plan with stress free treatment while treating every person as if they were a family member. In his free time, he enjoys running, sailing, and golfing during the
Dr. Artur Bababekov
Dr. Artur Bababekov graduated from the New York College of Dentistry and completed his general dental residency at Jamaica Hospital in New York. Jamaica Hospital is a trauma 1 hospital, which provided Dr. Bababekov with valuable experience as a trauma doctor, treating injuries and accidents of all types, on top of gaining a well-rounded education in routine dental care.
In addition to his extensive dentistry credentials, Dr. Bababekov has completed course in implantology.
Dr. Bababekov performs most routine dentistry procedures, with emphasis on: veneers, root canals, dental implants, teeth whitening, inlays and onlays.
When he’s not improving the smiles of his patients, Dr. Bababekov enjoys traveling, hiking, and exercise.
Dr. Oleg Zusin
Dr. Oleg Zusin graduated with his DDS degree from Stony Brook Dental School in 1997. After working as a general dentist in postgraduate program at Montefiore Medical Center and private practice, he elected to attend a specialty residency in periodontics and dental implants, obtaining his Certificate in Periodontics and Dental Implants from SUNY at Stony Brook in 2001.
Dr. Oleg Zusin stays on top of most recent technologies, trends, and techniques through hundreds of hours of continuing education annually. In 2007 he received training in Laser Periodontal Therapy, and have been actively using the technique and lecturing on the topic since then. Such a technique enables excellent clinical results without compromising aesthetics. This is just one of many techniques that Dr. Zusin has perfected to provide excellent care to his valued patients.
Dr. Oleg Zusin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology which designates his successful completion of a rigorous board certification process. In addition of being board certified, he is a member of American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Nassau County Dental Association, the North Eastern Society of Periodontists, and the Academy of Osseointegration.
When he is a way from the office, Dr. Zusin enjoys traveling, spending time with his kids, different outdoor activities and exercise. He is fluent in Russian.
Ella Pais, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Ella immigrated to the United States and eventually graduated from the dental hygiene program at NYU College of Dentistry in 1999.
Ella enjoys educating her patients in the prevention of periodontal disease and providing thorough and gentle care. She likes to work with children and find ways to comfort patients with a fear of dental procedures.
Ella is certified in the administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. Caring for and helping others as well as constant self-education is her nature.
Outside of the office, Ella spends time with her family and enjoys the vast variety of activities New York offers in art and history. You can often find her at museums, walking tours, or music and dance venues.
Natalia Tabak, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Natalia Tabak graduated from the New York City College of Technology in 2000, and has been enjoying her career as a dental hygienist ever since.
All these years, she has strived to be an excellent health care provider. To her, this means to not only clean patients’ teeth properly, but to also educate them on oral health and the oral-systemic health link, thus creating healthy mouths and healthy bodies.
Natalia enjoys working at Confident Smile Dental office together with her amazing staff: doctors, assistants, front desk representatives, and another hygienist.
She is attentive to the needs of her patients and strives to create a relaxing environment to ensure their comfort during the procedure.
As a consummate professional she has become extremely vigilant to any signs of pain or distress.
Natalia chose dental hygiene because it is a dynamic and challenging career that offers team work, personal growth, fulfillment, and if she would choose again, she would make the same choice.
Outside of the workplace, Natalia enjoys spending time with her family and beautiful 9 year old dog, Tyson. She loves them very much, and they support her in her life and career.