Dr. Eric Weinstein, D.D.S., Restorative and Cosmetic Dentist
The son of a 50-year veteran in the field of dentistry, Eric Weinstein, D.D.S., P.C. had a passion for dentistry that began in his early childhood. He grew up in North Valley Stream and graduated from a three-year program at Adelphi University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He attended New York University College of Dentistry and graduated top of his class in 1991. He furthered his education in a post-doctorate general practice residency program at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, where he served as Chief Dental Resident until 1993.
Dr. Weinstein first entered private practice in Bayside and Valley Stream and with his father for a year. He went on to open Island Dental Associates at 600 Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead and his practice grew from two chairs to nine chairs with a full-service, in-house dental laboratory. With the expansion of his dental practice he moved into his current state-of-the-art location across the street at 639 Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square.
Drawing on the vast knowledge he attained during numerous hours of continuing education, he established a patient-centered practice that incorporates the latest technology and most current techniques in dental care. Working together with his Board-Certified Periodontist and his Orthodontist, Dr. Weinstein is proud to offer patients complete dental care under one roof.
In 2011, after 20 years in private practice, he and his partner opened Shine Dental Associates of the North Shore, located at 400 Jericho Turnpike in Syosset. The establishment of this upscale practice fulfilled his dream to open an office in the style of a posh Manhattan hotel. His attention to detail and knowledge of interior design greatly contributed to the creation of a luxurious masterpiece in the North Shore of Long Island.
Dr. Weinstein’s participation in many dental societies, his thirst for advancing his dental career, and his genuine chair-side manner make him an outstanding clinician and exceptional member of the dental community. He maintains his attending position as part of the medical staff at North Shore University Hospital at Franklin Medical Center in Franklin Square, NY.
His compassion for elderly and homebound individuals prompted Dr. Weinstein to establish the Visiting Dental Care of New York division of his practice, which provides patients with dental care in their homes. He visits hospitals, extended care facilities, residences, and nursing homes to provide all types of dental services at the convenience of his patients and their caregivers.
Dr. Weinstein’s dedicated staff has been with him since he first began in private practice, and they support his endeavors to create smiles that last a lifetime and to make it affordable for patients to receive the care they want and deserve.
Dr. Weinstein resides on the North Shore of Long Island with his three children and his wife of 15 years, who is a dental hygienist who graduated valedictorian of her class.
Dr. Vikas Mittle, D.D.S., Periodontist
Dr. Vikas Mittle graduated from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and furthered his education at the University of Maryland Periodontal Specialty Program. Upon completion of his studies at the University of Maryland, he became Board-Certified in Periodontics.
Dr. Mittle recognizes that every patient’s case is unique and he strives to provide personalized, thorough treatment in a relaxed, patient-centric atmosphere. His gentle, confident approach makes the patient feel comfortable knowing they are receiving the best treatment in dentistry.
He strongly believes in the mouth-body relationship and treats not only oral health but overall body health. Open communication is very important to Dr. Mittle. He continually corresponds with restorative dentist to optimize each patient’s treatment plan and treatment. Dr. Mittle is excited to play a role in improving each patient’s dental health and to maintain that health so the recurrence doesn’t happen again.
Dr. Mittle utilizes the latest technological advances in dentistry to treat all phases of periodontal disease and performs surgical procedures such as implants, bone grafting, crown lengthening, and extractions. He also specializes in performing efficient, non-surgical, non-invasive procedures such as root planning and scaling and antibiotic therapy. Inspired by his passion for rendering treatment with the latest surgical techniques, Dr. Mittle relentlessly pursues continuing education classes.
Dr. Mittle is a proud member of:
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Dental Academy
- New York State Dental Academy
- Nassau County Dental Society
On a personal note, Dr. Mittle is married and lives with his wife on Long Island’s North Shore. He is very active in the community. Dr. Mittle is an active sports enthusiast, playing tennis, baseball and football. You can probably find him enjoying the night watching a show in the city or exploring new restaurants. Furthermore, he loves to relax with his wife by hiking in the Adirondacks or “chilling” out in a sauna getting a massage.
Dr. Amit Gupta, D.D.S., General Dentist
Dr. Gupta while not a native New Yorker, has made it his home. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Gupta moved to New York to attend college at New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury. Following graduation from NYIT, he attended the New York University College of Dentistry to obtain his dental degree. He was on the hospital staff at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY where he completed his general practice residency.
Dr. Gupta’s career as a dentist started long before receiving any formal education. Throughout his high school and college years, Dr. Gupta was first an assistant for his own family dentist. There he learned about the field of dentistry, but more importantly the competence and responsibility it takes to become a successful medical professional. He strives to deliver the best care possible, in the most comfortable manner.
In his personal life, Dr. Gupta likes to keep busy outside of the office as well. He enjoys cycling, traveling, cooking, and discovering fun new places in New York City. He also loves sports, and is always supporting his hometown Pittsburgh teams.
Dr. Divina Jordan, Orthodontist
1999 – Fellow, American College of Dentists
– President, National Association of Filipino Dentists in America (NAFDA)
– Delegate, American Dental Association
1998 – Vice President, NAFDA
1992 – President, Eastern Association of Filipino Dentists in America (EAFDA)
1991 – Vice President, EAFDA
1990 – Board of Trustees, EAFDA
1992 – 2000 – International Lecturer in Orthodontics, Philippines Dental Association, Manila, Philippines
Dynaflex, Series 2000, Dr. Michael Williams, Los Angeles, California
Clinical Hypnosis Therapist, British Columbia Hypnosis Society
Acupuncture and Acupressure in relation to Dentistry
Master Practitioner, Lilian Too Institute of Feng Shui, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mind, Body, Intervention to treat procedure related stress symptoms, TMJ Dysfunction Diagnosis and treatments plan, Harvard University
Awards & Honors:
2011 – Most Outstanding graduate, Negros Occidental High School (NOHS)
Bacolod City, Philippines
1975 – Most Outstanding Chapter Secretary, Negros Occidental High School (NOHS)
Bacolod City, Philippines
Dr. Victoria Rubinoff earned her doctorate degree from NYU College of dentistry in 2005. Her childhood dream from the age of six was to become a surgeon and she fulfilled her goal when she further pursued her dental education and training by completing advanced implant program directed by Dr. John Minichetti, a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral Implantology.
Inevitably she also became a member of a prestigious society named American Academy of Implant Dentistry and just a few months away from becoming a Fellow of the Academy . This means she is always on the cutting edge of implant dentistry . Her journey did not stop at that .
Her continuous passion for refined skills and advanced education landed her at the honorary Kois Center where she is currently a member. It’s is an intense program with a curriculum built upon by Dr. John Kois’s mission statement: “Enabling motivated dentists to achieve extraordinary levels, expanding both knowledge and application skills in restorative dentistry .”
Being a member of such society allows access to continuous research and newest innovative protocols. Hence her patients are always handled with the optimum care and technology available .
Dr Rubinoff’s natural artistic skills make every patient’s treatment results become a craftsmanship of one and only kind. She customizes every plan and molds the outcome based on the patient needs and long term success. She is very kind and attentive.
Dr. Rubinoff has a very delicate touch and treats the human body with respect. Everything and anything she puts her mind to becomes a work of art . Her main goal is to listen to the patients’ needs and deliver predictable and successful results. Patients always appreciate the options that they choose when they listen to her genuine advice.
Dr. Rubinoff also has extensive knowledge and training in adult and children’s orthodontics and orthotic appliances, snoring and grinding, Invisalign, TMD, cosmetics, KOR whitening, digital smile design, and how to transition the patient from dentures or missing teeth to a non-removable option i.e “teeth in one day “.
As a single parent of three boys and a dedicated professional her talents exceed the average norms. She is able to exercise her duties as a parent and lead a reputable and a successful career with continuous updated education.
You can be sure that Dr. Rubinoff will review all your dental options and create a smile you deserve.
Robinson Occena, RDH
Robson is The Director of Hygiene at Island Dental Associates.
With over ten years experience in the Dental field, Robson has showcased mastery in Dental Materials (Lab), Oral Hygiene, Sleep Apnea and Cosmetic Dentistry (Ltd).
His specialty is treating periodontal disease; assessing and healing/eliminating periodontitis, gingivitis and the breath odors that may correlate.
Robson BS,RDH commenced his tenure at Harlem and Lincoln Hospital as a dual residency in Hygiene. His experience transcends a plethora of demographics, from the geriatric, paraplegic, and pediatric, to those immensely dental phobic. His passion has carried his work throughout the Tri-State, predominantly in public school districts, serving and treating the youths of New York City in the years of 2010-2012.
Robson K Occena obtained his Bachelors in Biology, as a Pre-Med Minor at York College of CUNY. He continued his education by enrolling in Dental Hygiene at HOSTOS College for Allied Health. After earning his Practitioners License in Dental Hygiene from the State of NY, Robson maintains his professional status by accruing relentless amounts of Continuing Education Credits. This led to additional certifications and qualifications in; Nitrous Sedation (Ltd), Local Anesthesia (Ltd), CPR – Basic Life Support, and Sleep Apnea.
Mr. Occena BS,RDH values oral heath and is dedicated to serving the public with the optimum of care; thus being at the forefront of developments in Hygiene is not only a passion but his duty.
Shane Che’H Sharief, RDH
My name is Shane Che’H, I graduated in 2007 from Dental Hygiene school from New York City College of Technology. I became part of the Island Dental Team in 2012.
My goals as an oral health care professional are to provide the education we all need to understand why keeping a healthy mouth is so important. I truly enjoy every aspect that dentistry has to offer as well as the assortment of preventative treatments our practice provides for our patients and community. I am very proud to be a part of such a wonderful team at Island Dental. Furthermore, I enjoy getting to know my patients and making them feel comfortable by being caring, understanding, and professional.
I my down time I enjoy playing tennis, going to the theater and going out to dinner. I love eating out at the trendiest restaurants in Manhattan where I currently live. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Meera Dave’, RDH
Meera grew up in Boca Raton, FL and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Biology. She is fluent in both English and her native language of Gujarati.
Ms. Dave’ then attended Palm Beach State College where she was top of her Dental Assisting Class before perusing her degree in Dental Hygiene. Graduating in the top five percent of her class, Ms. Dave earned her A.S. in Dental Hygiene, passing her boards on the first attempt, and earning the accreditation of RDH.
Throughout her time studying for Dental Hygiene, Meera participated in numerous charitable events including: The Swish Program for elementary schools, geriatric homes, the special needs centers, and the Special Olympics.
Her continuous passion to give back to the communities in which she works has made her one of the most compassionate hygienists and not surprisingly, keeps her services in demand year round. Her chair-side manor with patients is second to none and she is consistently receiving accolades from patients about the outstanding experience they received while at Island Dental.
Having donated so much of her time to charitable events, with most of the attendants of said events not having received dental care in decades, Ms. Dave understands all to well the fear and hesitation patients can have regarding their dental needs. Anyone with hesitation about dental care should take the opportunity to have an initial discussion / consultation with Ms. Dave regarding their current circumstances and how best both Ms. Dave and the Island Dental Team can alleviate those concerns.
While between work, continuing education, and charitable events, down time is hard to come by;when free time does present itself, Ms. Dave enjoys working out, traveling, skiing and most importantly, family time.
What Patients Are Saying…
“AMAZING.” From the moment I step onto Island Dental Associates, I felt a warm environment from the front desk as well as from the people waiting to be seen. I took notice how organize, attentive, professional their front desk employees were while they accommodated me. Thank you, Johnathan, and Priscilla. Then I met two of his assistant, they seem to be very knowledgeable, caring and on point at preparing me for Dr. Weinstein. Thank you, Jasmine and G. I proceeded to meet Dr. Weinstein, “WOW” he was so in tune to what I was thinking, what I wanted and need as soon as I started to speak, how observant. He was so honest, patient and knowledgeable. I can tell his work came from the heart. Dr. Weinstein (Owner) showed me his onsite lab where I met and observed one of his technicians, taking such care, while molding someone product to be finish as though it was a priceless jewel. His technician shared with me how he could customize my product, to my needs while giving me a form of security through open communication. Thank you, Ricky.
My work has been started, and a lot have been accomplished “LOVE IT!” – Vicky Mcdonald
“I have NEVER been comfortable going to the dentist, mostly because I have never trusted who I was being treated by. I always felt like a thing instead of a patient or person. Not so here. From the time I walk in and am greeted by some great people at the front desk to the time I leave , I always feel comfortable even though the situations for my visits usually aren’t. In the past with other practices I would have just left just out of fear. Not here. I have met three dentists here Dr’s. Weinstein, Acopian and Patel. All three have always made me feel at ease and safe. Because of that I decided after many years to go ahead and go through a major reconstruction on my upper that involves many visits. I’m only a part of the way completed and am quite pleased with the results so far. When I need to go in for my regular cleanings, all of the staff are so outgoing and truly care about my comfort and end results. I really couldn’t be happier anywhere else. Because of the Fantastic care I have been receiving over the past four years as a patient here, my wife and mother-in-law are also now patients. Thank You for Everything!” – Keith Koch
“I really like this place. They’re very kind and funny especially the receptionists whereas every other dental place ive been to they have been so rude. Dr. Gupta is awesome and the hygenist here named Meera was great. Its clean, doesnt smell like a normal dentist office much and i love watching animal planet while i get work done on my teeth!!!! Haha good place hit it up people!” – Dritan Celaj
“I am the last person to write a review because I do not usually like doctors or dentists but was this place was a pleasant surprise. The dentist and his staff could not be any more personable and friendly. Truly a wonderful group of people and I feel so relieved I found my new permanent dentist. That being said the cost for the services I needed is 1/3 the price I got from my last dentist, literally saving me thousands of dollars. I wish I had come here sooner!” – Fred Blanck
“Because I took medication that stained at pitted my teeth, I was always embarrassed of my teeth, UNTIL I met Dr. Weinstein and his staff at Island Dental. I have been seeing them for over 20 years. The staff is always cheerful, and ready to help. Emergencies are never a problem, and I no longer dread going to the dentist. If you have any of these issues, PLEASE go see Dr. Weinstein and his staff at Island Dental. You will be more than pleasantly surprised. Thanks Dr. Weinstein.” – James Peitz
“The best dentists, ample parking, office runs efficiently so there is no excessive waiting. Our entire family has used them for over 10 years and we’ve never thought of switching. That says a lot. Highly recommend (I’d better be careful, after this review the office may get too crowded! lol)” – Allison Bruce
“Very calm and easy experience. I am not a fan of going to the dentist but I didn’t have an issue with a thing at island dental. Best part of this practice is by far the morale and positive attitude exuded by each and every employee there! Everybody has a smile and makes you feel good and right at home. Best experience at a dentist office in my life hands down.” – Eddie Freedman
“Great place to get everything you need under one roof. Caring, reliable and knowledgeable staff.” – Susan Gilberti
“Beautiful office with accommodating staff. Doctors are gentle yet thorough and the experience is extremely pleasant.” – Bridgette Mueller
“I had a broken wisdom tooth and since I recently moved to the area and didn’t have a dentist yet I called Island Dental. They were able to get me in and actually called me back because they were running late and didn’t want me sitting waiting. I saw Dr Gupta and he showed me what was going on with my tooth and recomended it be removed. He was very proffessional and has a good sense of humor. He was very good giving novacaine, I didn’t even feel it. He let my wife know in the waiting room how long I would be and went over all the instructions when he was done. The next day the office called to see how I was doing and o call them if I needed anything. I found myself a dentist and will be scheduling my cleanings. I recommend them to anyone who needs a dentist.” – Frank LaManna
“Wonderful experience! I saw the dental hygienist Rob and he was so kind and caring. I have severe dental phobia and was pleasantly surprised at how patient and thorough he was with my concerns. He really knows his stuff! I highly recommend him. I wouldn’t trust my dental care to anyone else!” – Chantel Bailey
“AMAZING!!! Recently my dentist had retired. I was not thrilled with the dentist who took over his pratice. I found Island Dental through a friend and I went for a checkup and was floored by the level of knowledge and care that went into my cleaning. It was recommended that I get a scaling done. I have had this procedure before when I was in college and the pain was terrible. I was assure by Dr Weinstein that since I last had the procedure that it would not be painful. I was still uneasy about moving forward. I did and I am glad I did. Was the procedure 100% painless? No, but it was so much better than the first time. Thank you Island Dental and Thank you Dr. Weinstein…” – Rich Bernich
“The best experience at the dentist. I am the biggest coward but not anymore thanks to the staff and Dr. Weinstein. A lab on premise all under one roof.” – Rosalie Trofemuk
“I was referred to Island Dental Associates and I have to say that its been the best Dentist office I have been too. Dr.Gupta and the staff were very nice.” – Jaiden Fernandes
“Very friendly atmosphere, everyone in the staff are amazing! Highly recommended! Put me at ease from the second I walked in the door.” – Christine Beza
“The staff here is very friendly and attentive. The associates treat you like family instead of a patient. I am glad that I chose them for my dental needs.” – Adetoun Akins-Atewogboye
“Great office with great providers. I always see ROB the hygienist first, he’s skill set and knowledge is beyond any hygienist I’ve had. I trust him before the dentist. GO SEE ROB!!!!!” – Roselaine Occena
“My dental hygienist Rob is definitely one of the most patient hygienist, he is able to answer my question while making me comfortable. If you are considering going there I highly recommend him.” – Kess O.
“Island dental associates is a beautiful office with a great calming atmosphere! From check in to check out the front desk to the doctors everything is amazing!! They even have refreshments!! Everything was painless! I have never felt more comfortable in a dental office!” – Jonathan Zahra
“It’s always a great experience going to Island Dental in Franklin Square, NY. It’s all about a great atmosphere with wonderful people. Shout out to Robson Occena for his wonderful work and as always some good laughs.” – Raul Ivan
“Great service and care. Found them in an emergency and glad I did. Highly recommend them.” – Larry M
“I was there for 2 different problems. both times, the doctor and his assistants were very friendly and professional. one of the appointments was for an extraction, and, when the tooth was pulled, i didn’t even realize it.” – Jimmy Schmitt