Meet the Dentists
Dr. Robert Shick, DMD
Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Shick has been providing patients with much-needed dental care since 2000. He attended both the University of Pennsylvania and the dental school at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine. A member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Shick has completed extensive aesthetic dentistry training through various programs, and he was named as the top dentist in NYC from 2010-2011. He’s very involved in the NY School dental assisting training program, as well as high school internship programs and hygiene lectures at public elementary schools. He was even featured on the Dr. Oz show in 2011! One of his favorite aspects of his job is helping patients smile with confidence again; their appreciation makes it all worthwhile!
Dr. Shick is married with two young sons who are two and four years old. He is a big fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburg Steelers, as well as the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies!
Dr. Jennifer Yessa, DDS
Dr. Jennifer Yessa is passionate about helping all patients achieve the healthiest smiles possible. She strives to provide quality care in a gentle, compassionate manner.
Dr. Yessa grew up in Wisconsin. She attended Marquette University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed advanced training in general dentistry through a general practice residency at Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, NY.
Dr. Yessa is married to her wonderful husband, Josh. Her hobbies include sewing, cooking, exploring new restaurants in New York, and traveling.
Dr. Marisela Garau-Gonzalez, DDS
Dr. Marisela Garau-González received her Bachelors of Science degree and her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from University of Puerto Rico , Medical Science Campus. Following dental school, she completed a General Practice Residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. Dr. Garau-González has the utmost concern for patient comfort and care. She strives to build long lasting patient relationships while providing high quality and modern dentistry.
Dr. Suellan Yao, DMD - Periodontist
Having first joined the practice in 2010, Dr. Yao specializes in periodontics, providing patients with deep cleanings, gum surgery (both hard and soft tissue), and dental implants. She first earned her Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University before going on to achieve her Master of Science degree from New York University and her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Boston University. Additionally, she earned her Certificate in Periodontics from Columbia University. Dr. Yao is very detail-oriented and meticulous when it comes to her work, and those qualities help her precisely and thoroughly treat patients’ gums. She loves getting to meet so many interesting people, as well as working alongside the supportive and helpful staff! When she’s not busy at work, Dr. Yao enjoys swimming, tap dancing, and traveling.