Advanced Dental Arts was founded over 10 years ago by Todd Bertman, DMD, who has over 16 years of experience. In addition to membership in the American Dental Association, Dr. Bertman is also a member of the New York County Dental Association, and the New York State Dental Association. He is certified as a Level I and II Invisalign practitioner, and belongs to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the World Clinical Laser Institute, and the IALD (Institute for Advanced Laser and Dentistry). Dr. Bertman takes a strong interest in learning about more advanced dental procedures and delivering them to his patients.
Sabiya Amanat, DDS – Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Sabiya Amanat leads our Pediatric Dental Department and brings over 15 years of pediatric experience to our practice. She loves working with children of all ages, from infants to teens, and teaches them the importance of good dental care starting at an early age.
In 1992 Dr. Amanat earned her BA degree in Anthropology from Barnard College and went on to obtain her dental degree in 1996 from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. She then began training at Long Island Jewish Schneider’s Children’s Hospital and earned her specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, with a focus on special needs and medically compromised children. While Dr. Amanat practiced private dentistry, she also served as an attending dentist at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine from 1999 to 2008, and as an active member of the school’s admissions committee from 2003 to 2007.
Because Dr. Amanat is also a mother, she understands the concerns and questions that parents and their children bring to her office. She will support you and your child along the entire dental treatment process, providing excellent specialized care throughout. Dr. Amanat’s goal is to help your child understand that dental visits can be fun and exciting adventures, and that oral health is an important part of an everyday routine. She encourages questions from parents and children alike and is sensitive to your needs. Because Dr. Amanat’s passion is to develop a caring relationship with your child, exams and procedures often go smoothly, which helps in the diagnosis and treatment of cavities in the early stages, often making treatment much easier.
Dr. Amanat has lived in Long Island and Manhattan most of her life and enjoys spending time with her 3 sons on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Her other loves include traveling and running.
Courtney Fong, DDS – Orthodontist
After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of California, Davis, Dr. Courtney Fong went on to graduate from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She then moved to the New York area in 2004 to complete 3 additional years of specialized training in Orthodontics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey, where she received her Certificate in Orthodontics.
Dr. Fong has gained considerable experience in orthodontics through working with a wide variety of patients across 4 boroughs of New York City. She is well-equipped to provide orthodontic treatment to all ages, from young children to older adults. Dr. Fong is specially trained to provide treatment with Invisalign braces, ceramic braces, and early intervention and Phase I orthodontic treatment.
To stay current in the specialty field of orthodontics, Dr. Fong has memberships with the American Association of Orthodontists and the Northeast Society of Orthodontists.
Dr. Fong enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, writing, eating, and living in the exciting New York City borough of Manhattan.
Myong Mike Lee, DDS – Endodontist
Dr. Lee completed his undergraduate education at Brigham Young University. He then attended Loma Linda University Dental School in Southern California and graduated in 2001. Dr. Lee spent several years practicing general dentistry, but focused on endodontic treatments. During his time as a general dentist, he performed over 4,000 non-surgical root canal treatments and completed over 300 dental implants. After his 8 years in general dentistry practice, in July of 2015, he pursued an endodontics residency at Puerto Rico’s New York University Lutheran Medical Center.
Dr. Lee provides specialized care for patients when their restorative dental needs requires treatment of the soft issue or “pulp” of the tooth. Most of the time, Dr. Lee provides endodontic therapy (more commonly known as root canals) to our patients. In the rare event that the root canal does not produce the desired outcome, Dr. Lee is skilled with providing an advanced endodontic microsurgery called an apicoectomy, or a “root end surgery.”
In addition to Dr. Lee’s broad dental experience, he also speaks Spanish, Korean, and English to better serve our patients. We are proud of the extensive experience and passion that Dr. Lee brings to his specialty and are happy that he is part of our team at Advanced Dental Arts.
Han Lyu, DMD, MS – Prosthodonist
Dr. Lyu earned both his Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Choosing to remain near his hometown of Ramsey, New Jersey, Dr. Lyu chose Columbia University for his postgraduate studies, where he earned both a Masters of Science degree and a Certificate in Prosthodontics.
Dr. Lyu excelled above his peers during his 3 years of prosthodontics residency, achieving the highest number of implant surgeries without a single failure. He became known at Rutgers as a specialist with unique abilities in complex full mouth restoration, and presented his challenging cases to both classmates and colleagues.
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Lyu specializes in the following procedures:
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Implant Restoration
- High Level Difficulty Cases
Not only does Dr. Lyu specialize in prosthodontics, but he has also practiced general dentistry for 3 years and is well-equipped to work in all areas of general dentistry, including oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, and pedodontics. Dr. Lyu is trained to treat patients with a complex array of needs, and uses a multidisciplinary approach.
Each year Dr. Lyu travels to Oaxaca, Mexico, and works with the SOMA mission team to meet the dental needs of those who have no regular access to health care. Dr. Lyu is grateful to share his training, talents, and gifts with those who desperately need dental care.
Jeff Danner, DDS
Dr. Jeff Danner has successfully treated patients from all over the world suffering from jaw joint and facial pain, headaches and sleep apnea.
A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Dr. Danner is licensed in Arizona, Ohio, and New York. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Othopedics.
Trained internationally in the specialized treatment of facial pain, headaches, and pain of the TMJ (temporobandibular joint), Dr. Danner is the direction of The Center for Facial, Headache and TMJ Pain in Canton, Ohio. He uses comprehensive computerized methods to diagnose and treat patients with pain, daytime sleepiness and fatigue.
Evaluation of pain includes:
- Surface electromyography of mastication muscles at rest and in function
- Computerized mandibular scanning of the range of motion in three dimensions
- Electrosonography to evaluate inflammation and pathology of the TMJ
- At home sleep study with 16 modes of assessment, with review and diagnosis in conjunction with a sleep physician
Non-surgical treatment often includes:
- A neuromuscular mandibular orthotic to eliminate pain
- Oral appliance therapy for treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
In addition, he also maintains a private dental practice in Ohio, providing patients with oral surgery, sedation dentistry, dental implants, full mouth reconstruction, aesthetic dentistry including Invisalign orthodontics, porcelain veneers, Botox and dermal fillers.
In New York, Dr. Danner considers Brooklyn home. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family, including a daughter who studies abroad and a son who is an engineering student at NYU.
Erica J. Elward, D.M.D
Dr. Elward comes to us from the great state of Michigan. She is extremely passionate about dentistry and takes pride in the excellent care she gives. Dr. Elward is proficient in all phases of dentistry including cosmetics, root canals, extractions, periodontal work, crown and bridge, and pediatrics. She also is Invisalign certified.
Dr. Erica Elward graduated Cum Laude from Temple University School of Dentistry. Prior to that, she received two Bachelor of Science degrees from Michigan State University, in Physiology and Nutritional Sciences. After Temple, she completed a general practice residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She is a proud member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, and New York County Dental Society.
In her free time, Dr. Elward enjoys playing volleyball, bowling, traveling, and her daily crossword puzzle. She currently lives in Brooklyn and loves exploring the city and trying new things.