Meet Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling, D.M.D., P.C.
Dr. Jacquie Smiles completed her DMD degree and orthodontic residency at Boston University and after graduation became the first female and youngest Director of B.U.’s Predoctoral Orthodontic Department.
Dr. Jacquie Smiles was invited to join Invisalign’s Prestigious Faculty Department comprised of 24 experts from a total of 55,000 practicing dentists and orthodontists. She is a member of The National Speaker’s Bureau and is an Invisalign Super Elite Provider, reserved for the top 1% of doctors in North America.
Dr. Jacquie Smiles has taught over 14,000 doctors, students and their teams in multiple areas of orthodontics throughout the world.
She has lectured in North and South America, Europe, Asia, The Caribbean and the Middle East.
Dr Jacquie Smiles presented a four-year double blind study on identical twins, comparing one twin being treated with braces and the other with Invisalign. As an Invisalign professor, Dr. Jacquie teaches and certifies students and orthodontic residents in many of our dental schools and universities in the U.S. and Canada.
Dr. Jacquie was in the first group of orthodontists ever certified with Invisalign, which was at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in midtown Manhattan. Since 2005, Dr. Jacquie was asked to be Invisalign ’s National Spokesperson for a hygiene campaign and in 2009 became the Spokesperson for Invisalign Teen, launching it on the Tyra Bank’s show for the company.
Dr. Jacquie Smiles has several U.S. and international patents issued of which several are dentally related.
Dr. Jacquie’s true passion is teaching and enjoys sharing her clinical office experiences. When she is not practicing or lecturing, her two favorite past times (she says to unplug, disconnect and recharge) are skiing the back bowls of Vail (although she loves Park City, too) or scuba diving with her family in the Caribbean.
Meet Dr. Sara Khaledi, D.M.D.
Dr. Sara and Dr. Jacquie have known each other and been best friends working together since their residency programs together at Boston University. Dr. Sara, originally from California, went to U.C.L.A. and then continued her dental training and specialty at Tufts and Boston University Dental Schools.
What makes Dr. Sara unique is her extensive training demands her to perform all of her own patient’s exams, x-ray evaluations and hygiene visits. Dr. Sara says that the most significant aspect of meeting a patient for the first time is getting their proper history for an accurate diagnosis. This feature should never be placed on the responsibility of an assistant or hygienist, inconsequential of how good they are. Dr. Sara says, “The best diagnosticians are the best doctors”. She likes to be the one to meet and greet first time patients and walk them through the offices. She takes the time out to get to know the patients and families for a more personable touch.
Dr. Sara’s two daughters keep her busy in her spare time while her husband is also busy running his own company in midtown Manhattan, not far from our NYC office. Dr. Sara says that I am so thankful that everything is so close together since the kids seem to get more and more homework each year.
In her free time, when Dr. Sara is not at the gym, her passion is watching the cooking channel and trying new dishes sometimes with ingredients she never heard of. We all love to taste test, especially when she tries something new and sweet in the baking department.
Meet Dr. Josh Oustatcher, D.D.S
Dr. Josh works in all of our locations with Dr. Jacquie. Dr. Josh earned his D.D.S. degree at the University of Buffalo’s School of Dental Medicine and while he was there, Dr. Josh minored in pediatric dentistry. After dental school, Dr. Josh continued his education at Columbia University’s College of Dental School and went on to earn his orthodontic degree. Dr. Josh has been practicing with Dr. Jacquie for many years. He says that one of the most rewarding aspects of his job is watching patients see their new smiles at the end of their treatment, when compared to their original photos for the first time.
Dr. Josh and his wife are the proud parents of 2 beautiful girls. When he’s not working, he spends much of his time exploring Central Park with his family.
Meet Dr. Lori Gitig, D.M.D.
Dr. Lori works in the NYC office with Dr. Jacquie and she was one of Dr. Jacquie’s former Invisalign students from N.Y.U. Dr. Lori went to Barnard College during her undergraduate years and continued on to earn her D.M.D. degree from Columbia University’s prestigious College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Lori stayed in Manhattan and
completed her orthodontic residency program at New York University.
Dr. Lori lives in Westchester, NY, where she lives with her husband and three small children. Dr. Lori says that she absolutely loves the moment when patient sees their new smile for the first time, after their braces are removed. She says that it gives great satisfaction and gratification to see a patient have more confidence thanks to their stellar smile. According to Dr. Lori, it’s that moment that makes being an orthodontist the best job in the world!
Meet Dr. Nora Serban, D.D.S
After obtaining a DDS degree in her native Romania, Dr. Nora moved by herself to US at the age of 26. Once here, she graduated the Dental School at UC Denver and then moved to NY, where she completed a General Practice Residency in Brooklyn.
Dr. Nora loves the city and the spirit of NY. She lives in Brooklyn and in her free time enjoys going to museums, concerts, film festivals and art shows. Her fascination for art and human nature translates in her day to day activity at our office, as a great attention to detail, while both explaining and performing treatments on her patients. She also loves to craft: fixing and reinventing old pieces of jewelry, knitting and cross stitching are a few to name. She likes watching sitcoms and tells us her favorite one since she was a child is Seinfeld. No wonder she loves NY!