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DR Matthew Cliburn

Matthew Cliburn

Welcome to Gramercy Dental NYC! Personally, I have been with this dental practice location since 2006, shortly after moving to the New York City area from my home state of Tennessee. With the combination of my accounting degree from Colorado State University and over 17 years of dental office experience, I have been able to assist numerous patients with financial planning with respect to their dental care. However, the greatest satisfaction of my job is witnessing patients with real dental fears overcome those anxieties with the full help of our dental team, creating beautiful, healthy smiles from the inside out.

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DR Tara karran

Tara Karran, R.D.H.

Hi there, I'd like to welcome you to our site and hopefully our practice. My name is Tara and I was born in Guyana but grew up in beautiful NYC. About 25 years ago, I took a course in dental assisting and became a certified dental assistant. I worked for seven years as a four-handed dental assistant, with the last two focusing more on dental office management. That was my stepping stone in the world of dentistry and during that time, I developed a passion and desire to learn more about what we all sometimes take for granted, our "teeth and gums". I realized one day after seeing heavy calculus deposits on a patients x-rays and hearing the dentist refer the patient to the hygienist and periodontist that there was a lot more to dental hygiene than just "a cleaning" (a term which now hurts my ears). I learned that without good hygiene and proper care of the gum and surrounding tissues, the health of the teeth would be compromised. I then decided that I wanted to be more on hands with this invaluable aspect of dentistry and so I went on to study Dental Hygiene at SUNY Farmingdale and graduated with honors in 2000.

I've since become a more "seasoned" hygienist having worked in Queens, Long Island, and Manhattan. I have a tremendous passion for what I do and the kind of care I push myself to give my patients. I believe that if you choose to do something, you have to enjoy it, take pride in doing it and do it well, or don't do it at all. I cannot imagine doing anything else. Dental Hygiene is an integral part of our practice. We strive to provide the absolute best care for our patients and are focused on their overall health and well being, in addition to creating and maintaining great smiles. Patients often say being in our office feels like being among friends because you can always hear laughter in halls. It's one thing to love what you do, but it's magnified when you're surrounded by a team of people you enjoy doing it with, and at Gramercy Dental NYC, we are just that...a team!

When I am not practicing, I'm a very active mom of two - Mya and Roshan and my Havanese pup, Zuko. I love to travel and try to get away at least once or twice a year. I also enjoy just curling up with a good book or watching crime shows. I'm a huge fan of Law and Order - SVU!

Keep flossing and I look forward to seeing you soon!!

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Dr. Blondman

Dr. Max Blondman

My undergraduate degree is in Architecture. That ties in well with dentistry, as the planning needed in architecture is crucial in dentistry: I need it to help guide my patients from their dental wishes to their improved dental health and smile. I earned my dental degree from NYU College of Dentistry and completed my residency at the Mahattan VA Hospital. I am currently in a 2 year program at NYU learning how to place dental implants and perform complex dental surgery.

I enjoy meeting new people and getting to know them. Learning about their families and lives, and sharing stories, helps form a connection between us. That connection is essential: patients need to know I am here to help them and trust I always have their best interests in mind when making treatment recommendations.

I live in Manhattan, with my wife, Sabrina, our son Jack, and our dog, Hudson. You can often find me at Citi Field or Metlife Stadium, cheering on the Mets or Jets, as I am a big sports fan.

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Dr. Vasiliki Batalias

Dr. Vasiliki Batalias

Dr. Vasiliki Batalias earned her dental degree at New York University College of Dentistry. She continued her training at New York University College of Dentistry to receive her specialty Certificate Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. She is a former clinical instructor at New York University College of Dentistry.

Over the last decade, she has been treating and educating her patients on the importance of good oral health and its connection to systemic health. She believes periodontal health is an integral part of overall health given the mouth body connection.

Dr. Batalias specializes in comprehensive periodontal therapy including non-surgical therapy, surgical therapy, and bone grafting with an emphasis on dental implants and periodontal plastic surgery.

She is also an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontists, the Northeastern Society of Periodontists, and the Academy of Osseointegration.

In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her husband and three children.

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8 Gramercy Park S #1B, New York, NY 10003