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Dr. Evan Cohen - Orthodontist in Rockaway Beach, NY

Evan Cohen, DMD, MSD

ORTHODONTIST

Dr. Evan Cohen, our Orthodontist, grew up in Rockaway and has lived here for over 30 years. He went to PS 114Q for elementary school and graduated from Leon M. Goldstein High School. Dr. Cohen loves Rockaway - since his first day of dental school, he knew that starting his own office here was an eventuality. Rockaway Beach Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry is his vision, and his goal is to serve his community by providing the best care possible. RBOPD breaks away from the emerging model of assembly line franchised healthcare, and is a traditional family-run office where every patient is treated with dignity and respect.

Dr. Cohen received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Stony Brook University and graduated with Cum Laude Degree Honors. After college, Dr. Cohen moved to Boston and completed his dental education at Boston University School of Dental Medicine where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree. Dr. Cohen was inducted into the national dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon for his outstanding performance throughout his dental education.

Dr. Cohen then swapped the coast for the mountains and moved to Denver where he completed specialty training in Orthodontics at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. While completing his specialty training in Orthodontics, Dr. Cohen also earned his Master of Science Degree for his research in enamel demineralization and discoloration during orthodontic treatment.

He is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, is an active American Association of Orthodontists member, and is certified in BLS and CPR by the American Heart Association. Dr. Cohen is certified to provide Invisalign treatment for adults and teens, and his goal is for his patients, of all ages, to have positive and fun experiences at the Orthodontist. In his free time, he enjoys camping and going to the beach.



Dr. Goldstein - Pediatric Dentist in Rockaway Beach, NY

Michelle Goldstein, DMD

PEDIATRIC DENTIST

Dr. Michelle Goldstein, our Pediatric Dentist, grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts. She moved to Rockaway in 2014 and has lived here ever since. Drs. Cohen and Goldstein met in dental school and got married after completing their respective specialty training.

Dr. Michelle, as she prefers her patients to call her, received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Brandeis University and completed her dental education at Boston University School of Dental Medicine where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree. In recognition of her outstanding performance throughout her dental education, she was awarded the 2012 Academic Excellence Award at Boston University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Michelle then left Massachusetts for New York in order to complete specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry. Throughout her post-graduate education, Dr. Michelle developed a love of outreach dentistry and has traveled both internationally and domestically to provide dental care to children in need. In addition, Dr. Michelle is currently clinical faculty in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry where she trains future generations of Pediatric Dentists.

She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, is an active American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry member, and is certified in CPR and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) by the American Heart Association. Dr. Michelle’s goal is for every child to have positive and fun experiences at the dentist. In her free time, she enjoys Barre and going to the beach.



Stacy - Dental Dog in Rockaway Beach, NY

Stacy Taveras

HEAD DENTAL ASSISTANT

Stacy, our Head Dental Assistant, is likely to be your child’s best friend at Rockaway Beach Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry. Her bright smile and good vibes will always put children at ease. Stacy has several years of experience assisting both Pediatric Dentists and Orthodontists, and her caring nature always shines through when she works. In addition, she is certified in BLS and CPR by the American Heart Association.

Stacy’s goal is to keep every patient relaxed during their appointment by assisting our doctors provide the highest quality of care. She was born and raised in Queens, and still resides there with her family. In her free time, she enjoys playing music and going to the beach.



Daphne - Dental Dog in Rockaway Beach, NY

Daphne

DOG

Daphne, the Goldendoodle, was born on July 4, 2018 and has lived in Rockaway since September 2018. If you’re here on the right day, you’ll see her around the office taking it easy and getting belly rubs. And if you’re really lucky, you’ll get to see Dr. Michelle brush Daphne’s teeth with her favorite chicken-flavored toothpaste. In her free time, Daphne enjoys long walks on the beach with her parents, Drs. Cohen and Goldstein.