Dr. Eleni Michailidis
Dr. Eleni loves the unique combination of art and science that is involved in creating beautiful smiles. She takes pride in making each patient’s orthodontic experience both pleasant and memorable.
Education: Dr. Eleni’s educational credentials are extensive. She has several degrees, all from Columbia University in the city of New York. After finishing her undergraduate degree there, she went on to complete dental school, earning her DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree as well as an MPH (Master of Public Health). She then completed a rigorous three-year residency program after dental school, which earned her a second master’s degree as well as a certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Involvement in Research: Dr. Eleni’s insatiable curiosity led her to become involved in scientific research throughout her entire education and professional training. She has been invited to present her research findings at several dental and medical conferences around the nation, and has published her work in many well-respected scientific journals. Her research has covered several areas of health ranging from public health to dermatology. She discovered several genes that are responsible for abnormal tooth development and contribute to the overall scientific understanding of why and how teeth are formed. Dr. Eleni also investigated treatments for tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). She also searched for (and found) genetic underpinnings of a dermatological disease.
With all of this research background, Dr. Eleni is extremely well-prepared to bring the very latest orthodontic treatments, backed solidly by research, to the creation of your perfect smile.
Honors and Awards: After seeing all of Dr. Eleni’s achievements, you are probably not surprised to learn that she has also received quite a few awards. These include the Milton G. Schlessinger Award for Research and Academic Achievement, the Percy T. Phillips Award, both a 1st and a 2nd place at the American Dental Association/Dentsply contest, and induction into the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association (SCADA). In her final year of dental school alone, she received several awards: the Research Excellence Award, the Divisional Excellence Award in Periodontics, the Northeastern Society of Periodontics Award for Outstanding Achievement, the Implantology Award and the Academy of Prosthodontics Award for Outstanding Achievement. Dr. Eleni has also been the Vice-President of the Columbia University Orthodontic Alumni Group, and is the Medical Chair of the New York Metro Chapter of the Star Legacy Foundation.
Patient Recommendation: Dr. Eleni is certainly a distinguished professional, but she is most proud of having received the most important honor of all: the recommendation of her patients. She was recently voted one of the “Favorite Docs and Healthcare Professionals” in Hudson Valley Parent Magazine. That means that her patients trust and like her, and would recommend her to others.
Personal Life: Dr. Eleni is not just an orthodontist; she is a dynamic and well-rounded woman. She is a dancer and was a member of a dance company for many years. She is also a certified kickboxing instructor and loves to exercise. She enjoys cooking, reading, traveling and spending time with her family, and loves to take advantage of the incredible resources that New York City has to offer.
She enjoys sharing knowledge of all of her passions with her patients and learning from them about the things they enjoy. What will you teach Dr. Eleni?
Learn more about Dr. Eleni in the video below!
Dr. Abraham Chahine
For Dr. Abraham, building relationships with his patients makes the orthodontic experience more enjoyable and efficient. He is friendly, caring and compassionate. Dr. Abraham strongly believes in providing all of his patients with the most advanced options available. He does this by combining modern technology with a traditional, hands-on approach to orthodontics, ultimately giving his patients the best of both worlds. He is honored by the trust placed in him by his patients, who truly value his advice.
Education: Dr. Abraham has studied at excellent schools across the country. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington in Seattle. Next, he attended Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine, where he earned his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from this Ivy League institution. He then completed a rigorous three-year residency program at Stony Brook University, receiving a certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Honors and Awards: Dr. Abraham is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, an accomplishment attained by only a small group of practicing orthodontists across the country. He also received the Award of Excellence from the American Student Dental Association.
Dr. Abraham also received several honors related to research work. His research findings from his thesis project were not only published in but featured on the front cover of the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, a well-respected scientific publication. He presented research at both Columbia University and SUNY Stony Brook. The American Board of Orthodontics selected Dr. Abraham’s board cases to exhibit at their annual meeting.
Community Outreach Work: Dr. Abraham has demonstrated his compassion through his involvement in many outreach organizations to underserved communities. One of the highlights of this service was a two-week dental mission to Jamaica. On this trip, he treated children and adults in schools and churches across the country who otherwise would not have had access to dental care. This was a transformative and enriching experience.
Dr. Abraham was also his dental school chapter’s Vice President of the Smile Train, an organization that raises funds for surgeons who repair cleft lip and palate in underserved communities around the world. Dr. Abraham is currently the Vice President of Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine Alumni Executive Committee. In addition to that, he is a Social Ambassador for Columbia University College of Dental Medicine’s Giving Day, and was also the co-founder of a student-run clinic that provided free dental services to underserved communities.
Personal Life: Dr. Abraham loves orthodontics, but he also loves other aspects of his life. He grew up in a small town in Washington state, but now enjoys the vibrant life of New York City. He likes to play basketball and tennis. He also enjoys cooking and spending time with his family. His relationships with his patients are an important part of his life, and he enjoys getting to know all of the people who walk through the door of Avenue Orthodontics. Dr. Abraham looks forward to offering you his incredible knowledge and experience, helping you to achieve your goals through the power of an incredible smile.