Dr. Stacie Calian, D.D.S, M.P.H, M.S.
Dr. Calian has been involved in the field of dentistry almost her entire life. Her dedication, extensive training and knowledge has given her the insight and ability to know what is best for her patients.
Dr. Calian began her dental career in her early teens assisting several distinguished dentists. With their encouragement she became a dental hygienist and went on to Columbia University to complete her MS in Dental Hygiene Education with an MPH in Health Administration. It was not until she started her career as an assistant professor that she realized her true passion was to complete her training and become a dentist.
During her educational experience Dr. Calian implemented a school-based dental program and develop a curriculum in Oral pathology. After attending Georgetown University School of Dentistry, she went on to the Montiefiore Medical Center for extensive training as a hospital resident. Her eighteen years of clinical experience and her work as the Dental Director of one of the largest insurance companies in New York gave her experience with some of the most advanced technologies in the dental field.
Over 95 Million Americans delay or avoid dental care all together due to fear and anxiety. Dr. Calian discovered that another reason patients neglect their dental care is fear of the unknown. Seeking to address these concerns, she became associated with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation or "D.O.C.S." Conscious Sedation or Sedation Dentistry is the answer for patients who have dental anxiety, difficulty getting numb, uncontrollable gagging, difficulty sitting for long periods of time and other dental related issues.
Richard has been our full time dental hygienist since 2003. He expertly reviews medical and dental histories, assesses gingival and periodontal conditions and oral cancer screenings, performs thorough periodontal debridement as well as sealants and fluoride treatments.Before coming to the WSD, Mr. Shao amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a General Surgeon at the Guangzhou Hospital in China. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.