Experienced & Qualified Orthodontists
Our Team of Professionals
Dr. Shiva Basir
Dr. Shiva Basir is a board certified pediatric dentist who believes that dentistry should be a fun experience for children. Her goal is to provide the best care to her young patients in a gentle way while ensuring good oral health habit formation by providing support and guidance to patients and their parents.
Shiva graduated from Columbia University with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. She completed her post doctoral education in general practice at the New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. While in practice as a general dentist, she discovered her joy and natural ability to work with children and decided to continue her education in pediatric dentistry. She received an additional 2 years of post doctoral training specializing in pediatric dentistry at Saint Joseph’s Regional Hospital in Paterson, NJ.
Dr. Basir is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and a member of the America Association of Pediatric Dentistry, ADA (American Dental Association) and NYSDS (New York State Dental Society).
When she is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys other activities such as yoga, surfing, skiing, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Tanya Vaysman
Dr. Vaysman is an accomplished, respected and highly qualified New York board eligible orthodontist utilizing the very latest techniques in orthodontic treatment. Her practice prides itself in excellence in technical acumen, patient rapport, specializing in ‘invisible’ treatment for all ages of adults and the very best quality care pediatric orthodontics.
Dr. Vaysman received her bachelor degree in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, followed by The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. During her studies in dental school Dr. Vaysman has been a recipient of multiple honors and awards such as the Academy of Dental Materials Award and the American Association of Women Dentists Colgate-Palmolive Research Award. (Where she was one of just ten nationwide recipients.) She graduated dental school in the top 5% and was enrolled into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
Dr. Vaysman attended a two year postgraduate program at NYU Dental school to receive her orthodontic specialty certification. She has also recently been appointed to the Orthodontic faculty in the Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
Dr. Vaysman resides on The Upper East Side with her husband and son, Joshua Dane.
Professional Memberships and Affiliations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- New York State Dental Association
- New York County Dental Society
- The New York Academy of Collaborative Dentistry
- American Association of Women Dentists
Dr. Jahn’Shahi is a specialist in Orthodontics & Specialist in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. He received his dental training at the University of California, San Francisco, which is one of the world’s leading centers of health sciences research, patient care, and education, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He received the distinction of being inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) the National Dental Honor society. Dr. Jahn’Shahi was board certified in 2006.
From early on in his studies, Dr. Jahn’Shahi was focused on the science of Growth & Development and orthodontics; his earlier research was focused on the natural relationship of masticatory & chewing muscles with orthodontic malocclusion, which was presented at the American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting in Toronto in 2001. Later on, he participated in research at the Department of Growth & Development at UCSF under supervision of Prof. Dr. A. Khan, PhD., studying the relationship of systemic disease and dentition.
Dr. Jahn’Shahi furthered his education at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and received his certificate in Orthodontics and also completed another research project studying photo-polymerized orthodontic brackets adhesives. His clinical education was particularly enriched by being trained in multiple schools and disciplines in orthodontics due to the privilege of being a student of many distinguished faculty, such as Dr. Andrew Girardot, founder of the first Roth Study Group and the co-founder of the AEO Institute, a world renowned center for advanced orthodontics education, and also Dr. Charles Alexander, who’s father, Dr. Wick Alexander, has developed the Alexander Discipline, which is also another worldwide acclaimed school of orthodontics.
Dr. Jahn’Shahi has been a part time clinical faculty at the New York University Department of Orthodontics since 2008 and he has recently joined the Mount Sinai Department of Dental Medicine in pursuit or serving the underprivileged youth of New York city through the Adolescent Health Center located in East Harlem.
Dr. Jahn’Shahi is focused on treating his patients to provide long term health and stability of the dentition and chewing system, which is reached by achieving, as closely as possible, natures ideal harmony, between the teeth, jaw joints, and muscles. He believes that a beautiful and attractive smile is important, but it will not last without the correct integration of form & function of the whole oral-facial dento-skeletal complex.
Dr. Marina Gonchar
Dr. Marina is a Board Certified Orthodontist, and like Dr. Vaysman, immigrated here from the former Soviet Union at a young age. They share a similar treatment approach and she prides herself in offering personalized, individualized care for children and adults, to help YOU achieve your smile goals.
After attending Lafayette College in Pennsylvania for her undergraduate studies in Neuroscience, Dr. Marina went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Boston University, and her Master’s Degree and Certificate in Dentofacial Orthopedics and Orthodontics at West Virginia University. Dr. Marina continued her training at NYU Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery completing a prestigious Craniofacial Orthodontic Fellowship with an emphasis on treating complex craniofacial conditions.
Dr. Marina prides herself in offering the latest techniques and technology in orthodontics, including intra-oral scanning, 3D low dose x-rays, Invisalign, Propel, Carriere motion appliance for bite correction, pre-surgical orthodontic planning and treatment, and Botox cosmetics for non-surgical gummy smile correction, TMJ pain and discomfort.
Outside of orthodontics Dr. Marina enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, and spending time with her dog, a white English lab, named Max.
Having had a positive, life changing experience with orthodontic treatment as a teen, Dr. Marina strives to give every patient the same unforgettable experience.