Dr. Barry Jacobson, D.M.D.
Dr Jacobson has been in practice as a Dentist for Children since 1996. He has dedicated his career to serving children in under-represented and at-risk communities from Northern New Jersey to the Canadian Border. He has a patient base of 500,000 children from various communities, backgrounds, and ethnicities. He has developed and managed a group of 55 pediatric dentists over the past 30 years who treat children suffering from socioeconomic hardships as well as complex medical conditions. From 1999 through 2010, Dr Jacobson founded and accredited the Pediatric Dental Residency Training program at Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center in NYC, which specialized in treating Handicapped, Special Needs, and children at risk.
Over the years, Dr Jacobson has lectured both nationally and internationally, has published multiple peer-reviewed articles on Pediatric Dentistry, and authored a children’s book called “The Princess Who Lost Her Smile.” Dr Jacobson was also instrumental in creating a pathway for Pediatric Dentists to accredit their offices with the local governments so they may provide General Anesthesia in their office with greater oversight and safety. This provides essential access to care for children in these communities.
Dr Jacobson is the Director of Pediatric Dentistry at Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center, where he actively teaches residents at the Program he Founded and Accredited. Dr. Jacobson has served on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Safety Committee, which is dedicated to improving patient safety. Dr. Jacobson also
spearheaded a pathway for Pediatric Dentists to accredit their offices with AAAASF to raise the level of safety and standardize safety practices for all Pediatric Dentists Nationwide.
Dr Jacobson is also a father of 4 children and an active member of his local community. On a personal level, Dr Jacobson enjoys travel, the outdoors, and scuba diving with his family. He also enjoys working on the family farm and making wine.
Dr. Julie Wee, D.D.S.
Dr. Julie Wee is a board-certified pediatric dentist. An associate professor at NYU College of Dentistry and an attending at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Wee enjoys teaching and training residents and students. After graduating from NYU College of Dentistry in 2002, Dr. Julie completed residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Medical Center. She enjoys being proactive and involved with the modern arts of dentistry. Dr. Julie spends her free time with her husband and their new baby.
Dr. Helen Weinberg, D.D.S.
Dr Weinberg was born and raised in Russia, and in 1998, she emigrated to the United States. In 2004, Dr Weinberg received her DDS degree from Columbia University School of Dentistry. Post-graduation, she attended Maimonides Medical Center, where she trained as an Orthodontist and Graduated in 2007.
Upon graduation, Dr Weinberg started her Private Practice in NYC. From 2007 until the Present, Dr Weinberg has served on the Columbia University School of Dentistry Admissions Committee. Dr Weinberg is also faculty at Maimonides Medical Center Orthodontic Residency Program. She teaches both clinical orthodontics as well as practice management to postgraduate students, who rotate through her offices. Additionally, she serves on the Advisory Board of the Dean of Touro School of Dental Medicine.
Dr Weinberg is an active member of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine community and has participated in multiple fundraising and scholarship programs [The Drs Helen Weinberg and Barry Jacobson Family Fund]. Currently, Dr Weinberg operates an Orthodontic private practice with five locations. She is a dedicated professional, an active member of her community, and a mother of four.
Dr. Michele Kaplan, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Kaplan was born and raised in New York. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at Boston University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, where she graduated top of her class with numerous honors and distinctions. She is a third-generation dentist, following the footsteps of her grandfather and father.
She received a Master of Science by completing an extensive three-year residency program at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Division of Orthodontics. In residency, she had broad exposure to all case types, including treating medically complex and special needs patients, as well as patients of all ages.
Dr. Kaplan is board-certified. She is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontics, and the American Dental Association. Her research in orthodontic tooth movement was recognized by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in 2021, and she received the Thomas M. Graber Award. Recently, Dr. Kaplan’s research was published in the Progress in Orthodontics Journal.
Dr. Kaplan is married. She loves traveling, running, painting, and spending time with family and friends. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a beautiful smile and overall a more balanced bite!