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.
Dr. Ann Liu, DMD
A Houston native, Dr. Ann Liu studied at the University of Texas at Austin and earned her B.B.A. in management. Dr. Liu relocated to the Northeast to study at the renowned Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Liu then elected to continue her education in general dentistry at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. Dr. Liu focuses on providing the highest quality of care to all of her patients and studies all areas of dentistry. While there, she also trained and excelled in providing care for anxious and special needs patients. Dr. Liu has mastered the art of patient comfort in the dental chair.
Dr. Liu is fluent in Mandarin. In her spare time, Dr. Liu enjoys taking advanced dentistry courses and implementing the most modern dental techniques. Dr. Liu's hobbies include photography, cooking, and spending time with her niece and nephew as well as her dog Chibi.
Dr. Shili Feng, DMD
Dr. Shili Feng is committed to provide comprehensive and minimally invasive dentistry. She enjoys meeting her patients, listening to their needs and creating smiles that can give patients both the confidence and function.
Dr. Feng grew up in Long Island, New York, received a B.S. in Chemistry at Binghamton University and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, Dr. Feng completed her advanced training in general dentistry at the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York, NY.
Prior to dental school, she did research at the Rockefeller University, which is just across the river from Roosevelt Island, and worked with some of the world-renowned scientists. Dr. Feng views dentistry as a perfect mix of art and science, and continues to enrich her professional knowledge through continuing education classes. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the NYS Dental Association.
Dr. Feng lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. They enjoy going to the museums, traveling and exploring restaurants.