Meet the Doctors

Dr. Rachna Bajaj

Dr. Rachna Bajaj or Dr. 'B' as she is affectionately known to her patients, received her degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University. Dr. B has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry since 2001. She is an active member of American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association and Passaic County Dental Association.

In addition Dr. B. and her team are dedicated to providing community dental awareness through various programs in schools, churches etc.

Before forming Smile Zone in 2004, Dr. B gained valuable experience working with senior dental practitioners and surgeons in Monroe and Middletown, New York.

Dr. B. is known for her combination of top quality clinical skills and extremely understanding approach to patient care. Her goal is to provide the highest level of care and comfort for the entire family. She covers a spectrum of dental services including preventive, cosmetic, implants, periodontal and oral surgery. She is certified in Invisalign(orthodontia) treatments.

Dr. B.'s belief is: Treat the disease not a symptom. Treat the person not a body part. God bless you.

Dr. Husain Alarfaj

Dr. Husain Alarfaj, Prosthodontist

His nick name is "the Smile creator", Dr. Al, received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental medicine. He also received his advanced training in prosthodontics certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. His participation in many dental related research such as dental implants gave him the knowledge to treat complicated and difficult dental cases. He has a Master’s Degree in Dental Science.

Dr. Al is our prosthodontist who will handle each patient with care and comfort. His treatments can fulfil the patient’s needs. All comprehensive and esthetic dental treatments such as veneers, missing teeth, complete dentures, partial dentures, dental implants, fixed bridges and single crowns are done under his detailed treatment planning to achieve such satisfaction.

Dr. Al is a member of the American Dental Association, a member of The American College of prosthodontics and a member of Academy of Osseointegration.

Dr. Michael Ayoub, Orthodontist

Dr. Michael Ayoub, Orthodontist (Highland Mills)

Dr. Ayoub completed his dental education at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine in New York. He further pursued his specialty training at Columbia University where he received his post-doctoral certificate in Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Orthopedics in 1999. Dr. Ayoub is active member of American Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Ayoub attends Continuing Education Seminars annually to keep himself up to date in latest orthodontic technologies. He is an Invisalign top Provider comfortably treating complex cases. He enjoys working with both adults and children. His goal is to put you at ease with an informative, friendly and professional atmosphere.

Dr. Iyman Elashmawy, Periodontist

Dr. Iyman Elashmawy, Periodontist (Highland Mills)

Dr. Iyman earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at New York University and have been practicing dentistry since 2006. He is an active member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology, which provides him with multiple opportunities to expand his knowledge and provide patients with the most up-to-date care.

Dr. Iyman quotes: My passion for dentistry lies in restoring health and function to each patient I see. The most exciting aspect of my job is meeting people from all walks of life. Each person has a unique story to tell, and I find that I learn something new from them every day. I chose dentistry because it is very dynamic and detail-oriented. It has been truly rewarding to see our patients' appreciation at our efforts to give them optimal oral health. Identifying and solving problems is what gets me up in the morning, as well as the smile on a patient's face from a job well done!

When he is not creating beautiful smiles, he enjoys reading, playing sports, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Han Lyu, Prosthodontist

Dr. Han Lyu, Prosthodontist (Highland Mills)

Dr. Han Lyu grew up in Ramsey, New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University where he earned both Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees. Later at Columbia University, Dr. Lyu earned a Masters of Science degree and a Certificate in Prosthodontics. Dr. Lyu had practiced general dentistry in private practice for 3 years prior to pursuing his Masters.

Dr. Lyu has also lectured for continuing education course in advanced implantology in Columbia University to the group of dentists from Sicily, Italy. He also had a pleasure of being selected to lecture in Northeast Regional Implant Symposium 2014 on "Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning and Esthetic Management of Full-arch Implant Supported Prosthesis". During the lecture, Dr. Lyu emphasized the importance of paying great attention to details in both surgical and prosthetic procedures to bring the optimal esthetic results in his works.

Dr. Lyu is passionate about dentistry because he understands that what he provides for patients can change their quality of lives, and his primary career goal is to "first do no harm". Dr. Lyu travels with SOMA mission team to Oaxaca, Mexico every year to serve people who do not have access to dental care. He feels that it is the most significant and rewarding time that helps him to be reminded of his goal and vision in dentistry.


Dr. Suzanne Markman (Highland Mills)

Dr. Suzanne Markman grew up in Jamaica W.I. and Florida. She received her Bachelor's degree from Amherst College MA in the premedical sciences and French. After participating in several medical internship programs throughout college, she discovered that dentistry was her true passion.

She went on to graduate from New York University College of Dentistry and completed her residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Markman is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She is dedicated to producing the highest quality dentistry and ensuring that her patients are comfortable and at ease throughout their treatment.

Outside the office she enjoys travelling, embroidery, cooking, trying new foods and learning about different cultures.


Dr. Rebecca Stamler

Dr. Rebecca Feder-Stamler received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Feder-Stamler was a member of the Gamma Phi Delta prosthodontic honor society and remains an active member of the ADA and NJDA. After completing her dental residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, she began working in private practice where she provides comprehensive care, treating each of her patients as an individual.

As a frequent dental patient herself, she understands the anxiety that is associated with dentistry and is on a mission to delete it. Dr. Feder-Stamler uses education, understanding, and a gentle touch to make patients feel comfortable in her chair.

Dr. Rebecca Feder-Stamler is dedicated to treating patients with consideration and respect and to provide the highest quality of care.


Dr. Ronald P. Schultz (Port Jervis)

Dr. Ronald P. Schultz is a native of Port Jervis, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University in 1968 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1973 from the College of Dental Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

He has 40 years of experience in all phases of general dentistry with an emphasis on crown and bridge and prosthetic dentistry.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Ninth District Dental Society, and a founding member of the Tri-States Dental Society.

Dr. Schultz has been active in the local community. He is a member of the Tri-States Chamber of Commerce, President of the Laurel Grove Cemetery Association, and was instrumental in saving the Victorian Erie Railroad station from the wrecking ball. The historic station, representing Port Jervis’ heritage, has been completely restored, housing several businesses and is the “crown jewel” of downtown Port Jervis.

Dr. Schultz resides in Mount Hope with his wife Colette. They have three daughters and five grandchildren.


Dr. Suresh Sundaram

Dr. Suresh Sundaram has been practicing dentistry since 1995. He is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry and Lutheran Medical Center Dental Residency Program.

Dr. Sundaram surpasses the requirements set by the state for continuing education. This allows him to stay on top of the current trends in dentistry.

He particularly enjoys the restorative aspect of dentistry. He performs fillings, crowns, bridges, and implants to restore smiles everyday.

Dr. Sundaram feels that patient education and communication are some of his strengths. Patients should be active participants in their oral health care. A well informed patient is an important member of the dental care team.

When Dr. Sundaram is not at the Smile Zone he enjoys spending time with his family and various sporting activities.


Dr. Fardad Tayebaty (Dr. “T”), Endodontist

Dr. Tayebaty received his bachelor’s degree in biology from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He went to Harvard School of Dental medicine where he earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree and graduated with Magna Cum Laude, High honors. After graduation Dr. Tayebaty practiced general dentistry in Boston before he moved to New York and attended New York University endodontics specialty program and obtained a Certificate in Endodontics.

Dr. Tayebaty has been actively involved in several clinical research projects at Harvard and NYU dental schools and has published several articles in his fields in well-known scientific journals.

His specialty work includes, but not limited to, the differential diagnosis and treatment of oral pain of pulpal and/or periradicular origin; root canal therapy; vital pulp therapy; selective surgical removal of pathological tissues resulting from pulpal pathosis, intentional replantation and replantation of avulsed teeth: surgical removal of tooth structure such as in apicoectomy, hemisection, and root amputation; retreatment of teeth previously treated endodontically.

Dr. Tayebaty uses the latest technology in his field to treat his patients and to make endodontic procedures as painless and convenient for the patient as possible. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists.

Dr. Tayebaty enjoys playing soccer, hiking, and spending time with his wife and family.


Dr. Walia, Periodontist

Dr.Walia received his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University in 2001. After graduation Dr Walia completed a year in specialty program in Oral Medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry, NJ and one year program in advanced hospital Dentistry at Lutheran Medical Centre, Brooklyn, NY as the Chief Resident. He obtained a Certificate in Periodontics in 2006 from University of Medicine and Dentistry, NJ.

His specialty work includes diagnosis & treatment planning gum disease, periodontal plastic surgery, bone regeneration & augmentation and dental implants.

Dr. Walia regularly attends continuing education courses, to add to his repertoire of procedures in the Periodontal field. He is the visiting clinical attending doctor at several hospitals in NYC. He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology.