Dr. Schechtman – The Man With The Plan For Your Best Smile Ever
Award-Winning Orthodontist For Braces & Invisalign In Jefferson Valley, NY
A smile is a true expression of inner beauty and joy reflecting confidence in connecting with others. It is a privilege to contribute to our patients’ lives by giving them the gift of an exquisite smile. I am passionate about providing the highest caliber orthodontic care with gentleness and integrity. And, it is my pleasure to be in a position of service to others, enhancing both their health and their beauty, including children’s braces and much more.
I have two adult daughters. I am passionate about spending time with family and friends and playing music. I also enjoy photography, yoga, hiking and exercising.
Education & Continuing Education
Life never stops teaching. Be sure you never stop learning.
- Bachelor of Arts, Biopsychology — City University of New York, Queens College
- Doctor of Dental Surgery — State University of New York, Stonybrook Dental School
- Certificate in Orthodontics — Columbia University Division of Orthodontics
State-of-the art practices are essential to successful orthodontic treatment. Each year, my staff and I participate in continuing education courses both domestically and abroad to ensure that Schechtman Orthodontic patients benefit from the most advanced orthodontic technology. I also participate in SureSmile orthodontic best practices online forums where challenging cases are presented and discussed with peers for a shared learning experience.
Professional Affiliations & Certifications
I am a member of the following accredited organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Board of Orthodontics, College of Diplomates
- American Dental Association
- New York State Dental Society
- New York State Society of Orthodontists
“Treatment Planning for Orthodontic-Restorative Cases with SureSmile® Technology” was published in the nationally distributed publication, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics (JCO).
His other article “A Response Driven Treatment Plan: Navigating a Difficult Case Without a Road Map” was also published in OrthoTown magazine.
Dr. Schechtman is also a contributing blogger to The Huffington Post’s Healthy Living section.
I am especially proud that I am a board-certified orthodontist, also known as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, who agrees to voluntarily be evaluated by his/her peers according to knowledge and clinical skills. Becoming board certified signifies the orthodontist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics.
The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), founded in 1929, is the oldest and most prestigious specialty board in dentistry. The ABO’s aim is to “elevate the standards of the practice of orthodontia, to familiarize the public with its aim and ideals, and to protect the public against irresponsible and unqualified practitioners.”
The Board upholds four main objectives supported by its mission:
- to evaluate the knowledge and clinical skills of graduates of accredited orthodontic programs by conducting exams and conferring time-limited certificates;
- to re-evaluate clinical knowledge and skills through administration of recertification exams throughout a Diplomate’s career;
- to support the development of quality graduate, postgraduate and continuing education programs in orthodontics; and
- to promote and encourage certification expertise throughout the world.
In order to become board certified, an orthodontist has to have passed a rigorous set of written and clinical examinations, as well as a comprehensive review of their credentials. The initial process of becoming board certified can take anywhere from five to ten years. Once certified, the orthodontist must become re-certified every ten years in order to maintain board-certified status.
Contributions To The Community
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?
— Dr. Martin Luther King
Schechtman Orthodontics was the first orthodontics practice in Westchester County to offer free, life-changing orthodontic care to children from low-income families through Smiles Change Lives, a national charity. We continue to provide care to patients from Smiles Change Lives as we believe that all children should have the confidence that comes with a beautiful smile. Schechtman Orthodontics also participates in Support Connection, a breast cancer support group; Jeans for Teens, a charity to provide clothing for underprivileged teens; and the Yorktown Food Pantry collections for needy local families. Most important, we encourage and support our patients who participate in community service activities.
SCHECHTMAN ORTHODONTICS PAYS IT FORWARD
Every month, Dr S selects one of his patient’s community service projects to support. The selected project is spotlighted in Schechtman Orthodontics’ reception area to increase donations of products being collected for your child’s project. Selected patient projects also will be highlighted in Schechtman Orthodontic’s social media outlets to increase your child’s success:
- Bar and Bar mitzvah community service projects
- Boy Scout and Girl Scout badge projects
- High school community service requirements
Schechtman Orthodontics believes in doing well by doing good!
Beyond The Dental Chair … Dr. Schechtman, The Musician
The band was jumpin’ and the joint begun to swing…..
— Elvis Presley, Jailhouse Rock
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you want to do…..
— Pharrell, Happy
And the band begins to play…..
— Beatles, Yellow Submarine
Some weekends, I can be found playing keyboards with my band, Weekend Update, at local venues in Westchester.
Like our band’s Facebook page for more updates and videos.
See our band’s video below!