Our Staff

Martin A. Aronoff, DDS

“I enjoy providing quality, comfortable care to patients from all walks of life. I also enjoy educating them along the way, using a friendly, upbeat, humorous approach to help them relax. Not only does it help build trust in my ability as their dentist, it allows me to deliver a better dental experience. Patients can achieve excellent oral health in a positive, relaxed manner.”

A level of experience that builds trust …
DDS: State University of New York School of Dental Medicine, Buffalo NY
BA: Psychology, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
Member: American Dental Association, New York County Dental Society
Continued Education: Invisalign Certification, Invisalign Study Club, Endodontic Breakthroughs and New Techniques, Endodontic Diagnosis, Surgical Endodontics, Patient Education and Motivation, Periodontal Local Drug Delivery Systems, Treatment Plan Case Presentation, Stress-Free Endodontics, LightSpeed Endodontics, Oral Pathology, Advanced Endodontics Assistant Clinical Professor: New York University School of Dentistry, NY

A family tradition of patient-first care…
“We’ve been serving the SoHo area for over 55 years. Our father, Samuel Aronoff, started the practice in 1946, with a commitment to quality dentistry and a strong belief in taking care of patients’ needs. We’re passionate about providing compassionate dental care to each and every patient. We offer full-service dentistry with the latest technology, a warm, comfortable office and lots of conveniences that make it easy for you to have a healthy, beautiful smile.”

In his spare time, “Dr. Mat” practices mediation and enjoys philosophy, reading, computers, photography, world adventure and travel, hiking and history.

Robert M. Aronoff, DMD

“My style with patients is friendly and personal; it’s built upon trust I’ve established with them over the years. They know that my recommended treatment plan is what they need and no more. Creating a smile that’s based on a patient’s sense of what they want to look like, and then achieving that smile, is extremely rewarding for me.”

A level of experience that builds trust…
DMD: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
BA: Psychology, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
Continued Education: Computerized Prosthetics, Surgical and Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapies, Fixed Esthetics, Cosmetic Dentistry, Periodontal Mouthguards, Confronting Cosmetic Complexities, Esthetics and Veneers, Implant Prosthetics

A family tradition of patient-first care…
“We’ve been serving the SoHo area for over 55 years. Our father, Samuel Aronoff, started the practice in 1946, with a commitment to quality dentistry and a strong belief in taking care of patients’ needs. We’re passionate about providing compassionate dental care to each and every patient. We offer full-service dentistry with the latest technology, a warm, comfortable office and lots of conveniences that make it easy for you to have a healthy, beautiful smile.”

In his spare time, “Dr. Rob” enjoys reading, hiking, drawing, watching old movies and studying American history.

Shane Methal, DDS

“Helping people achieve health and happiness, in a warm and friendly environment is the ultimate goal for me. By combining a patient’s dental needs and desires with my exacting nature, I can work together with someone to create something of immeasurable value.”

A level of experience that builds trust…
DDS: University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Baltimore, MD
BS: Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Continued Education: Snap-on Smile/Implant Seminars, New Technologies in Dentistry, CO2 Laser Dental Surgery Symposium, Cosmetic Dentistry – Achieving the Perfect Smile, Creative Esthetic Club, Restorative implant dentistry – biological and clinical factors for Ultimate Esthetics Around Implants, Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry – The Full Team Approach, Conscious Sedation Techniques.
Assistant Clinical Professor: New York University School of Dentistry, NY

In his spare time, “Dr. Shane” enjoys hiking, amateur photography, reading, travel, and is an avid wristwatch enthusiast.

Chad Lazar, DMD

Dr. Lazar graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and has been practicing dentistry in the New York area ever since! He completed a general practice residency in dentistry in 2007 at Montefiore Medical center, a division of Albert Einstein.

Dr. Lazar has been trained at the prestigious Pankey Institute in Key Biskayne, FL where he has adopted a philosophy grounded in achieving a healthy, stable dentition. He has specialty training in treating all temporomandibular joint disorders and dedicates hundreds of hours of his continuing education in these subjects.

Dr. Lazar lives in the NYC area with his wife. When he is not working, he enjoys an active lifestyle - He enjoys running, traveling, photography, songwriting, and singing with All Essential Voices, the resident choir of the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

He is currently affiliated with the American Dental Association, the New York County Dental Society, The Pankey Insititute Alumni association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Alicja McCrudden, DDS

Dr. Alicja McCrudden was born in Krakow, Poland and grew up in Queens. She attended Stony Brook University where she received a Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry. Dr.McCrudden completed dental school at Stony Brook and received her DDS degree in 2002. Immediately following dental school, she completed a general practice residency at the Northport VA hospital. She received her specialty certificate in periodontics after she completed additional 3 year surgical residency at Stony Brook. She became Board Certified in Periodontics in May 2007.

Dr.McCrudden holds a teaching position at New York Hospital of Queens. She is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontics, American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association and American Board of Periodontology. She is in a private practice in Bayside, Queens where she has been a partner since 2011. Dr.McCrudden is married and has two sons. When not practicing periodontics, she enjoys travel, running, wine tasting, scuba diving, obstacle racing and spending time with her family.

Paul Zhivago, DDS

Dr. Paul Zhivago received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry where he completed his education as a Prosthodontist as well. He is a specialist in Esthetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry. Besides private practice he was trained at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine as an implant fellow and teaches at New York University College of Dentistry as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics. He currently lectures on the national and international level on esthetic, implant and digital dentistry. He was awarded with the Panadent Teaching Award and won the Resident Award at the Annual World Series Conference based on his presentation regarding digital dentistry.

He is one of the unique prosthodontist who can sculpt his restorations in a digital 3D environment and deliver customized digital dentistry. He can integrate shape and form of the restoration to correlate it to the existing facial features to achieve a more natural and beautiful smile that is in sync with each individual. His in-depth knowledge to operate digital data and his expertise in 3D design allows him to utilize modern tools of contemporary dentistry to individualize restorations for every possible case.

Dr. Zhivago is a second generation dentist. His dental career didn't start in the USA, it started in Germany. He was always passionate about dentistry, even as a child he liked to be in his father's office to observe what he was doing. He always strives to the get to the next level of this profession to be able to provide the next level care for his patients. This is reflected in his extensive training in the US and Europe.

He is a member of American Dental Association. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family and enjoys snowboarding in the winter and in the summer he follows his passion as a car enthusiast and likes to race on the track.

Irenka Garbowska, Office Manager

"Here at Greene Street Dental, we are always looking to give our patients the best dental care. It is rewarding to see our patients leave the office happy from a great dental experience."

When not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two wonderful sons.

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212-226-5777

Greene Street Dental
72 Greene Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10012

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