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Joseph Stern, DDS (Endodontist) completed his post doctoral endodontic residency at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Prior to that, he graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. He is a member of AAE and presented at the AAE Annual Session in San Francisco. Dr. Stern was awarded the AAE/DENTSPLY award for that presentation. He continues to give lectures at Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital on the subject of clinical endodontics. He is currently a member of the Dental School Faculty at Columbia University where he provides clinical and academic guidance to students in post doctoral endodontic residency and for the dental school students as well. Dr. Stern is recently married and living on the upper west side of Manhattan. During his free time, he enjoys swimming, playing ball, and running.


Monjir Bakshi, DMD, MS, is a caring, compassionate and highly-skilled prosthodontist serving the community of New York City. Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Bakshi attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine. She then moved to New York City to complete an additional three-year full time residency in Prosthodontics and received her Masters degree in Oral Biology at Columbia University.

As a prosthodontist, Dr. Bakshi is a specialized dentist, uniquely trained in diagnosis, restoration and replacement of missing teeth. She is an expert in full-mouth reconstructive cases, esthetic smile makeovers, dental implants, crown and bridges, fixed or removable dentures. In addition, Dr. Bakshi possesses an in-depth knowledge of the latest dental materials and state-of-the-art dental technology in order to ensure patients receive highly esthetic outcomes and long-term success.

Dr. Bakshi is considered an expert in the field of digital dentistry and implant restorations and frequently lectures to local dental study clubs and meetings on a wide range of topics. Dr. Bakshi is a member of the American Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontics, Northeastern Gnathological Society.

In her spare time, Dr. Bakshi enjoys spending time with friends and family, painting and volunteering her time to local charities.


Zhanna Korsky, our hygienist, has been part of the RCD family for over ten years providing thorough and gentle preventive care for all of our patients. Zhanna was valedictorian of her graduating class at the New York City Technical College in 1995, and in her free time enjoys reading and ballroom dancing with her husband.


Khaleelah (Kay) Bond, our hygienist, graduated in 2014 from Hostos Community College with an associate’s degree of Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene; NYS registered dental Hygienist with a certification in the administration of Nitrous oxide and local anesthesia. She has been part of the RCD family for over 5 years. Kay has a passion for helping her patients achieve and maintain a healthy oral environment including strong teeth and healthy gum tissue. Kay is gentle, thorough, kind, considerate and a great listener. She enjoys working with children and has a natural ability to calm the most anxious kids and can gain trust and cooperation from most any child.

In her personal life Kay has two boys who means the world to her. Having a BFA in film she enjoys filming, writing and reading. Lastly she loves science and enjoys conducting simple science experiments with her youngest son.


Nellie Hernandez has managed dental offices for nineteen years. At RCD she manages the day to day activities of the practice insuring that our patients get the best all around dental care possible. At home, Nellie likes to spend time with her husband and their 2 dogs "Sunshine" and "Storm". She is also actively involved with church activities.


Kelly Victorio is the friendly face you first see when you walk into our office. Her goal is to make sure every patient has a pleasant experience while in our office.


Michelle Duran, our highly skilled registered dental assistant helps provide excellent and caring treatment for all our patients. She takes great pride in assisting and facilitating patients through the life cycle of dental care, from their initial visit to achieving their beautifully improved and functional smile.