Meet Our Dentists

Eric Weinstein, DDS, 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 22 years, who is a dental hygienist who graduated valedictorian of her class.

Vikas Mittle, DDS, 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.
Dr. Mittle is a proud member of:

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 message.

Dr. Amit Gupta, DDS, 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.

Divina Jordan, DDS, Orthodontist

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

Vivian Persaud, DDS

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 the status of Fellow Implantologist.
In his free time, Dr. Persaud likes to workout, play tennis, and spend time with family and friends.

Omid Termechi, DDS

Dr. Omid Termechi is one of the leading implantalogists specializing in advanced implant dentistry and dental prostatic and computer-guided implantology. He has performed thousands of implant surgeries and oral reconstructions using minimally invasive procedures with excellent results and fast recovery times for patients.
Dr. Termechi is the founder of Dental Implant Surgical Seminar LLC., where he directs a teaching institution that trains American licensed dentists how to perform dental implant surgery on LIVE patients at the UFM university in Guatemala. He is currently the assistant clinical Professor at the New York University College of Dentistry Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry since 2006. From 2005 to 2015 Dr. Termechi also lectured on varies topic on implant dentistry at the ADA CELL Seminar Series.
Dr. Termechi is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, a Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantology, a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and he is the Founder of Five Town Implant study club.
Dr. Termechi consistently lectures on a variety of topics in Oral Implantology both nationally and internationally.

Joel Goldenberg, DDS

It is said that All Roads Lead Home…if there is any truth to that than no doubt Dr Goldenberg calls Island Dental Associates home!
From the moment he attended the prestigious Bronx High School of Science he knew he wanted to be a dentist. At least that’s what his mother wanted for her “nice Jewish boy” and she engrained in him that calling. Following his graduation from Rutgers University he chose to pursue and enjoyed a successful sales career with a manufacturer of medical and dental equipment. Traveling every week, around the world, staying in nice hotels and dining at fancy restaurants, he interacted with some of the greatest leaders in medicine and dentistry. But he was discontent as he now had a family and didn’t want to see his children grow up with him absent. At the age of 30 he made a life altering decision and was accepted into the New York University College of Dentistry. While in dental school, his experience as a parent came in useful as he excelled in treating children and was elected as President of the American Society of Dentistry for Children’s school chapter. At his graduation in 2002, his proud mother merely said “I told you so. What took you so long?
A 1 year General Practice residency at Peninsula Hospital was followed by a successful associateship with Island Dental Associates and then as owner of a growing practice in East Rockaway until it was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Not one to be deterred by challenges, he continued to improve his knowledge and in 2016 was elected as President of the New York State Academy of General Dentistry. Continuing education and providing the highest level of care to his patients has been a pillar that that he has established for himself. In 2017 he was recruited to be a part of a start-up dental group. Having successfully accomplished what he wanted to, he returned to Island Dental Associates in 2019 which was an easy decision for him as its core value “What’s best for the patient?” is exactly what he wants to offer. Trained and skilled in all facets of general dentistry, Dr Goldenberg provides expertise ranging from routine dental exams to placing dental implants to replace missing teeth.
“Easy to talk to”…”Answered all my questions”…”Spent time with me”…” He’s like a normal person”… these are just some of the things Dr Goldenberg’s patients have said about him.
When not working, Dr Goldenberg can be found watching a dental webinar, attending a dental continuing education course or food shopping and cooking for his family. He also enjoys singing in his car, riding his motorcycle and scuba diving.
An “open book”, Dr Goldenberg is willing to discuss almost anything to provide you with the most comfortable experience to improve your health!

Mary Kang, DDS

Biomimetic Dentist, Prosthodontist, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist

Dr. Kang is a Maxillofacial-trained Prosthodontist that has specialized in reconstructing patients from simple to complex restorations. Originally from New Jersey, she has studied and trained all over the States – including New York University College of Dentistry, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry and MD Anderson Cancer Center. She loves to learn and is also dedicated to teaching full-time as a faculty at New York University College of Dentistry since 2013.
Dr. Kang stays current with modern dentistry to provide the best care for her patients. She is also a Biomimetic Dentist that focuses on helping patients preserve as much of their natural tooth structure for the longevity of their lifetime. Dr. Kang’s diverse training allows her to treat each patient as an individual to focus on their specific needs. Every patient’s mouth is unique and Dr. Kang’s goal is to provide the best care for each individual.”

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 manner 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, downtime 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

Angelica Calarco
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 sh
ould 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.

Eugene G. Herman, DMD

After receiving his BA in English at Westminster College he served in the US Army(1966-1968). He returned to St. Louis and enrolled at Washington University School of Dental Medicine. He received his DMD in 1974. He continued his training in Oral Surgery at Long Island Jewish. Ultimately opening his private practice in Rockville Centre NY in 1977 and continues to practice there currently.
Dr. Herman has been teaching at North Shore Dental for 40 plus years receiving numerous Oral Surgery Section awards over the years, including the North Shore/Long Island Jewish Outstanding Teacher Award in 2009. In 2016 he was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by his alma mater Washington University School of Dental Medicine.
Beginning in 2004 he became associated with Remote Area Medical (RAM) an organization that provides free dental care to disadvantaged patients (mostly in Tennessee). To date, Dr. Herman has made 45 trips to RAM clinics providing approximately 900 hours of free dental care. He is a vocal advocate of volunteerism and has led trips which include colleagues as well as residents from Northwell Dental Clinic.
On a personal note, Dr. Herman has 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and 4 grandchildren (2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons). He also served on the board of the Kehillath Shalom Synagogue in Cold Spring Harbor. He spearheaded the renovations of the old residence transforming it into the current synagogue.

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