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 A Bit 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. Hyemi Kim - Dentist in Highland Mills, NY

Dr. Hyemi Kim, Prosthodontist (Highland Mills)

Grew up in South Korea for 15 years and moved to Du Bois, PA as a foreign exchange student. Received Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Honors, Doctor of Dental Dedicine degree and a Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

Being a junior faculty of dental implantolgy course at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in addition to years of training allowed her to handle complex full mouth rehabilitation cases. Believes in giving patients the smile and function that everyone deserves.

Is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, American Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontists.

Enjoys reading, watching movies, and travelling around the world with the family and friends.

 
 
Dr. Anthony Santostefano - Dentist in Highland Mills, NY

Dr. Anthony Santostefano (Highland Mills)

Dr. Anthony "Tony" Santostefano has a D.D.S. degree from the highly selective Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. He graduated alongside just 36 classmate dentists. He has an M.S. degree from UMDNJ Dental School where he studied Oral Microbiology.

Since graduating from school in 2012, Dr. Tony has been challenging himself, gaining valuable experience in all phases of general dentistry. He completed a General Practice Residency in Brooklyn at New York Presbyterian Wyckoff Hospital. He had kept his practice in New York City, before joining Smile A Bit in 2016. In addition to the typical general dentistry regimen, Dr. Tony is certified to provide Invisalign orthodontics.

Dr. Tony is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists that demands a great amount of continuing education.

In his downtime, Dr. Tony enjoys reading books and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

 
 
Dr. Adriana Settenhofer - Dentist in Highland Mills, NY

Dr. Adriana Settenhofer (Highland Mills)

After graduating from Titu Maiorescu University in Bucharest, Romania, with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1999, Dr. Settenhofer continued her education at New York University College of Dentistry and received her doctorate degree from NYU in 2003.

Dr. Settenhofer furthered her education by completing a General Residency Program at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, in Queens, New York in 2004. Following the General Residency Program Dr. Settenhofer practiced as an Associate General Dentist in New York City and Monroe, NY. She currently practices in Fairlawn, NJ and Highland Mills, NY.

 
 

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 A Bit 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.