Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Brown is a graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry where he also completed his general practice residency. As a member of the Group Health Dental team for over 25 years, Dr. Brown enjoys working with patients to develop comprehensive care plans focused on each individual’s specific needs and concerns. Dr. Brown specializes in general dentistry with an emphasis on esthetics and implant restorations. Dr. Brown is also a proficient and avid musician and guitar player.
Dr. Benito is an NYU dental school graduate who completed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital Trauma Center. His goal with his patients is to make them happy with their smiles. His specialties include general and cosmetic dentistry. As a clinician, Dr. Benito was a member of a reputable honors program.
Outside of the office, Dr. Benito enjoys race car driving, scuba diving, tennis, skiing, and cycling. Dr. Benito is also known for serenading his patients on occasion.
Dr. Efron attended the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, graduating in 1995. He then moved to Brooklyn for a two year trauma /dental residency at Woodhull Hospital. He loves the practice of dentistry and looks forward to Monday mornings. Dr. Efron has practiced dentistry in Manhattan for over twenty years and still can’t believe it.
Outside of the office, Dr. Efron is an avid soccer player who has played competitively since the age of seven. He enjoys reading everything and anything. Dr. Efron lives in Park Slope with his amazing wife and two wonderful sons.
Dr. Aftab grew up in Southern Maryland. She completed her doctorate degree at Howard University College of Dentistry and completed a general practice residency at Brookdale University in Brooklyn, NY. Her biggest passion is helping patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile while ensuring they feel comfortable.
Dr. Salaverry was awarded her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine after receiving a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Dartmouth College. She obtained a Master of Science in periodontics during her residency at Columbia University, where her research examined the prevalence of periodontal disease in patients with advanced heart failure.
Recently, Dr. Salaverry published a paper entitled “A Dentist’s Role in the Treatment of Halitosis” in the October 2013 edition of the dental journal Compendium. Dr. Salaverry takes great pride in emphasizing the connection between oral health and overall well-being. She is passionate about saving teeth whenever possible and finding a way to replace teeth that have been lost. Dr. Salaverry is excited to be part of a team that gives someone their smile back. Her specialties include evaluating periodontal risk factors, non-surgical and surgical treatment of periodontal disease, treatment of halitosis, and aesthetic implant therapy. In addition to private practice, she has been an instructor of clinical dental medicine at Columbia within the Section of Oral and Diagnostic Sciences (Division of Periodontics). In 2013, Dr. Salaverry became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Outside the office, Dr. Salaverry is a violinist with the New York Repertory Orchestra and performs in several concerts throughout the year. Her other hobbies include attending musical theater and movies, cooking, yoga, pilates, and fantasy football. She is also a member of the New York Junior League.
Dr. Otto graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and completed residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Her mission is to provide comprehensive and quality care with emphasis on oral health education, restorative and cosmetic dentistry in an atmosphere of warmth, integrity and grace. She believes that every person and tooth deserves respect and makes this her priority daily. As a result of her altruism, leadership, service and dedication to the field, she was recognized by her University in 2018.
Outside of work, Dr. Otto enjoys running and has completed a half marathon. She can also be found cultivating her horticulture skills, enjoying the arts, and is learning to play the acoustic guitar after playing the piano for ten years.
Dr. Patrick Burke was born and raised in Long Island, NY where he attended college at Hofstra University. While attending Hofstra University, Dr. Burke studied Health Sciences which furthered his interest in Dentistry. In his final year at Hofstra University, where he would go on to graduate with Cum Laude Honors, he was accepted into New York University College of Dentistry. During his studies, Dr. Burke found a love for Endodontics and was accepted into the Endodontics Honors Program where he could further explore the specialty he would later pursue.
Following graduation from New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Burke attended a one year General Practice Residency at Montefiore Hospital before being accepted into the New York University College of Dentistry Post-Graduate Endodontics Program. During the two-year specialty program, Dr. Burke was trained to be a specialist in all aspects of Endodontics including Root Canal Therapy, Root Canal Retreatment, Periapical Surgery, Dental Trauma, Vital Pulp Therapy, Regenerative Procedures as well as Resorption treatment. Dr. Burke puts an emphasis not only on quality patient experience but also quality patient interaction, building relationships with each and every patient he treats.
In his free time, Dr. Burke enjoys boating and spending time on the water as well as reading, trying new restaurants, golfing, and traveling.