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Meet Dr. Tina An

Dr. Tina An completed her undergraduate studies at SUNY Binghamton University to earn her bachelor’s degree in science. After which, she attended Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine for her formal dental training. She then chose to specialize in orthodontics and completed her advanced postgraduate orthodontics residency at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. In conjunction with her orthodontics certification, Dr. Tina studied to receive her master’s degree in biomedical sciences and conducted significant research examining radiation dose exposure associated with two- and three-dimensional dental radiographs in imaging impacted canines. She is strongly committed to continuing education to keep current on the latest technologies, techniques and research in order to provide the best care and treatment. She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Tina is a firm believer in the importance of a confident smile and she is passionate about creating beautiful smiles for patients. Dr. Tina was raised in New York, where she has spent most of her career and personal life enjoying the changes in the seasons. Dr. Tina not only enjoys cycling and traveling, but she also finds passion in committing her time to her patients.

Meet Dr. Tyrun Ray

Dr. Tyrun Ray completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Ohio State University, where he also completed three additional years of specialty training, earning his Orthodontic Certificate and Masters of Science degree. Dr. Ray is a Board-Certified Orthodontist and is passionate about dentistry. Dr. Ray genuinely cares for the well-being of each of his patients and looks forward to continuing to tailor your treatment to your specific needs. He is highly skilled with Invisalign, and loves using this orthodontic system when appropriate. Dr. Ray regularly attends continuing education, both nationally and internationally, not only so that he is currently with the latest techniques and technology, but also as a good excuse to see the world.

Dr. Ray lives in New York City, and loves going to new restaurants, swimming in the Hudson River and running laps around Central Park. Dr. Ray is also the sole member of the mustache academy of New York. He is actively seeking new members so reach out to him if you’re interested in joining. On his days off Dr. Ray can be found sporting his latest Nike footwear and counting his steps on his smart watch. Rumor has it he once did 40,000 steps, and that was before lunch.

Meet Dr. Matthew Rhee

Having had orthodontic treatment himself, Dr. Matthew Rhee (aka “Dr. Matt”) knew since high school that he wanted to become an orthodontist. He is passionate about creating beautiful smiles and changing the lives of the people he meets.

With his extensive training from Boston University’s 7-year dental program where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. degree, and summa cum laude with a D.M.D degree, Dr. Matt has a strongly rooted knowledge base. He completed orthodontic training at St. Barnabas Hospital, where he served as chief resident and completed the board certification process by the American Board of Orthodontists.

Born and raised in New York, it comes as no surprise that Dr. Matt is a die-hard Giants, Knicks and Yankees fan. While he enjoys playing many sports—including basketball, golf and skiing—his great love is baseball. Dr. Matt once played in a baseball league and even led his team to win championships! Voted MVP two years in a row, Dr. Matt displays winning talent inside and outside of the workplace.

When he is not winning baseball games, Dr. Matt is winning computer games! Dr. Matt is an avid gamer, with Counter-Strike and Fortnite being some of his favorites. He’s been a computer gamer for ages and has continued his love for gaming into fatherhood. Dr. Matt has two sons with his wife Susie and loves to spend his additional free time out in the sun with his family.

Dr. Matt takes great pride in providing his patients with the highest level of care. He is committed to lifelong continuing education to provide the best care for all of his patients and even belongs to study clubs where he learns about the latest, innovative treatments in dentistry.

Dr. Himank Gupta

Dr. Himank Gupta grew up in the state of Connecticut. He attended the University of Connecticut for his undergraduate and his dental degree. He loved UConn so much that he stayed there for his orthodontic degree and finished the program in 2018! He’s been trained in many of the latest technologies and is very passionate about dentistry. Dr. Gupta regularly attends continuing education to keep in sync with all the latest technologies! He is a dedicated and passionate orthodontist who emphasizes a great care and a goal of a perfect smile for all his patients.

Dr. Gupta is an active member of the New York Dental State Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Gupta currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife who is a pathologist at SUNY Downstate Hospital.

During his free time, Dr. Gupta loves to run and he’s signed up for his first marathon, New York City Marathon, in 2020! He also loves binge-watching shows on Netflix, flying his recreational drone, and editing videos!

Our Story

After graduating, Dr. Seth Newman entered “real world orthodontics” only quickly to realize there was a problem. The focus had become centered around the mechanics of orthodontics and lost sight of those we were there to serve. This frustrated Dr. Newman and he knew he could do it, as some would say, “more better”. In 2007 he opened the doors of Newman Orthodontics with a core value of value: “It’s not about us”. By putting patients first and investing in a first-class team, our vision has become an amazing practice. We love our patients (not in a creepy way) and we know our patients feel the same.

In 2014, Dr. Newman and his team were able to expand these philosophies by opening an office in Garden City. By merging the practices of Dr. Daniel Bythewood and Susan Tierney, they rebranded as Straight Set Orthodontics. Most recently, in 2019 open a new location in New Hyde Park by acquiring the office of Dr. Margaret Zadnik.

Our team of amazing doctors now also includes doctors Tyrun Ray, Tina An, Jennifer Salzer, Matthew Rhee, and Himank Gupta. With the mission of providing the best orthodontic treatment in Nassau County, our doctors continually travel nationally and internationally to bring the worlds best treatment home to Long Island. Our team will never stop focusing on giving our patients a wonderful experience, it’s who we are…

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