Meet Our Doctors
Dr.Lana GordonGENERAL DENTIST
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.Artur BababekovDDSGENERAL DENTIST
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 ZusinBOARD-CERTIFIED PERIODONTIST
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.
Dr.Matthew HaussermanGeneral Dentist
Providing the most advanced dental care in a comfortable and pleasantatmosphere are the priorities of Dr. Matthew Hausserman. Dr. Hausserman isa life long resident of New York City. He is a graduate of St. John’sUniversity and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from CaseWestern Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. After graduation, Dr.Matthew Hausserman was an immediate contributor to the United Sates Army,where he was a Captain in the US Army Dental Corps. While stationed inGermany, Dr. Hausserman not only advanced his skills in General Dentistry,but was also named Preventative Dental Officer, Radiation Safety Officer,and led a clinic that supported a number of units pre- and post-deploymentto the Middle East. Dr. Hausserman is dedicated to postdoctoral study andcomprehensive dentistry. Providing his patients with a gentle, caring,comprehensive approach to oral health. He believes in conservative,preventative dentistry, and his goal is to increase the longevity of hispatient's teeth. Dr. Hausserman is a member of the Academy of GeneralDentistry and New York Dental Association, and manages a wide array ofpatient concerns. TMJ pain, bad breath/halitosis, implants, toothextractions, and wisdom tooth problems are his specialty. He has alsofurthered his skill set in prostheses, surgical extractions, andendodontics. Outside practicing dentistry, Dr. Hausserman likes to spendtime with his family and friends, camping, hiking and traveling
Dr.Linda Pan,DDSGeneral Dentist
Dr. Linda Pan completed her undergraduate training from Skidmore College in upstate NY, graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Chemistry and Biochemistry concentration. She then continued to pursue dentistry, graduated at the top of her class from SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine with a Concentration in Advanced Prosthodontics. She went on to complete a General Practice Residency from Northwell Health, which equipped her with the skillset to perform all aspects of general dental care. She also received numerous awards including the Anthony S. Gugino Award for Excellence in Dental Anatomy and Occlusion, Dr. Samuel A. Caccamise Award for best work in gold fixed restoration, as well as being a Member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society during her training in dental school.
Dr. Pan has a very comprehensive approach to dental care. She tailors every treatment according to each patient’s individual needs. She is also very detail oriented, and a wonderful listener. She always takes the time to explain each and every step of the procedure to the patient. Dr. Pan is extremely gentle and always puts the patient’s comfort as her top priority. She looks forward to the opportunity to improve a patient’s confidence and smile through minimally invasive dentistry, and to help patients feel excited about going to the dentist to optimize their oral health.
During her free time, Dr. Pan likes to spend time with her husband and son, going on outdoor adventures. She also enjoys baking, catching up on Netflix shows, and camping. Dr. Pan is fluent in mandarin Chinese, and is currently volunteering with New Life Fellowship Community Health Center serving the communities in Queens and Long Island.
For his undergraduate degree, in just three years, Dr. Zayrov graduated from St. John’s University as a Bachelor of Science with Suma Cum Laude honors. He went on to attend Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and graduated with as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2018. To sharpen his skills and knowledge in dentistry, he completed General Practice Residency program at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York where he became proficient in implant dentistry. Dr. Zayrov is a multifaceted and multitalented clinician, adept at implant dentistry, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. He values high-quality work that lasts for years, restoring function and esthetics of the teeth.
Dentistry is not his only passion. He also enjoys playing and watching sports, studying history and philosophy, as well as spending time with family, being the best father and husband he can be.
Ella PaisRDHREGISTERED 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 TabakRDHREGISTERED 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.