Meet Our Dentists

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-mittleDr. 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.

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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

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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

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Personal Background:

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

Specialized Training:

  • 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

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.


Dr. Daniel Arzanipour

Dr. Daniel Arzanipour is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry. He completed his post-graduate residency at Bellevue and Gouverneur Hospitals in Manhattan. Dr. Arzani strives to provide patients with the knowledge and confidence to guide them through their treatment needs in a manner that most effectively suits each individual. Appreciating the treatment goals of each patient and educating them is was leads to so many grateful treatment outcomes.

Dr. Arzanipour also holds a Master’s degree in Biochemical, Cell, and Molecular Biology from Binghamton University. Throughout his undergraduate, graduate, and professional educations Dr. Arzani has been actively involved in affairs between students and universities which has helped develop leadership roles.

He appreciates esthetics and the fine details beyond dentistry.

Dr. Arzanipour enjoys foraging through the supermarket, billiards, athletics, and music.


Dr. Marc Pan, DDS, OMFS

Dr. Pan was born in Beijing, China and moved to America when he was 8 years old. He grew up in Illinois and attended University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where he graduated with a BS in molecular cell biology. After graduation, he was accepted to the prestigious Columbia Dental and Oral Surgery for his doctor in dental medicine training. He continued his post graduate training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Mount Sinai Medical School, where he also received his medical degree. During his dental and oral surgery training, he had published numerous scientific articles and received many awards and honors. He is fluent in both Mandarin and English. Dr. Pan specializes in dentoalveolar surgery and performs surgical procedures such as wisdom teeth extractions, apicoectomies, implants, bone graft, and sinus lifts.

Dr. Pan currently resides in Glen Cove, Long Island with his wife. When not working, he enjoys photography, and drawing. He is a big NBA fan and also enjoys playing basketball in his free time.


Dr. Vivian Persaud

After graduating from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Dr. Vivian Persaud graduated from NYU College of Dentistry with honors.

Dr. Persaud completed his general practice residency at Lutheran Medical Center/ NYU Langone Brooklyn, where he was presented with the prestigious “Resident of the Year” award. As a dental resident, Dr. Persaud was trained to handle hospital related dental emergencies, while gaining experience in all aspects of dentistry.

Dr. Persaud remained at NYU Langone Brooklyn to serve as Chief Dental Resident, where he took on more challenging dental cases. As Chief Resident, Dr. Persaud focused his training on endodontics, implants, oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, and prosthodontics.

Dr. Persaud has also completed additional training under the Misch International Implant Institute surgical program, and has completed the requirements to achieve status of Fellow Implantologist.

In his free time Dr. Persaud likes to workout, play tennis, and spend time with family and friends.


Eve Belecen, DDS

Eve Belecen, DDS | Island Dental Associates | Franklin Square, NYDr. Eve Libby is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry and completed her general practice residency at New York Presbyterian in Queens. She attended University of Maryland, College Park where she was musical director of her beloved acapella group.

Dr. Libby was born and raised in Great Neck, NY to parents who are both physicians, so the doctor-patient relationship was what drew her to the medical field from a very young age. Dr. Libby completed her rigorous implant training under the guidance of Dr. Sam Lee in San Diego, CA, who is a Harvard-trained periodontist, prosthodontist, and orthodontist. She is constantly learning about the newest, most modern techniques and research findings so that she can provide the best, most well-rounded and customized treatment plans for each of her patients. Dr. Libby’s shrewd eye and judgment has enlisted the trust of many patients.

Dr. Libby currently resides in her hometown of Great Neck with her husband and two adorable daughters. While not treating patients, she enjoys spending time with her family and attending as many country music concerts as possible!


Meera Dave’, RDH

meera-daveMeera 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.


Angelica Calarco, RDH

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Angelica Calarco, RDH, studied Dental Assisting on Long Island, NY attaining her certificate in Dental Assisting. Motivated to further her skills, she enrolled in the dental hygiene program at Briarcliffe College in Patchogue, New York receiving her Dental Hygiene license and diploma in Applied Sciences. Due to all her hard work, she was the recipient of a patient education award. She is a member of the ADHA, American Dental Hygiene Association. With an eagerness to learn more and provide additional services to her devoted patients, she continues to increase her dental skills and knowledge on an ongoing basis, helping her fuel her passion for Dental Hygiene.

Angie was born and raised in Massapequa, NY. She has a passion for achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Her desire to understand the connection between oral health as it relates to overall well-being is the motivating factor in her career as a Dental Hygienist. Angie has 7 years’ experience in the Dental Industry. Proving herself as a dedicated dental professional, she prides herself on building long-lasting, trusting relationships with her patients.

Angie’s approach to treatment is professional and friendly, helping her patients to recognize the benefits of maintaining proper oral health. Angie believes the link between overall health and oral health should never go un-noticed, recognizing there is more to just a “cleaning” is all part of Angie’s commitment to individual treatment.

When Angie is not educating and making sure all her patients have the cleanest mouth possible, she enjoys spending her time with family and friends and traveling.