Meet Our Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Dana Kapp - Children & Adolescent Dentistry

Pediatric dentist Dr. Dana KappDr. Dana Kapp grew up in Riverwoods, Illinois and attended Tulane University. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania school of Dental Medicine. After dental school Dana joined Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn to pursue a career in pediatric dentistry. Specializing in pediatric dentistry was an obvious choice for Dana because her best days were always those spent working on children in the pediatric clinic. On her days away from the office she volunteers as an attending in pediatric dentistry at Columbia University Children's Hospital. It is her goal to provide high quality dental care to children in a caring and compassionate way.

Dr. Kapp is proud to be Board Certified by the prestigious board of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

“Being a pediatric dentist gives me the ability to start children on the path to a happy dental future. I love having the opportunity to make the dentist a fun and comfortable place for children. Starting children on the right foot from a young age can lead to a lifetime of pleasant and positive dental experiences.”

In her free time Dr. Kapp loves to read a good book, knit for charity, watch Chicago sports, go hiking, expand her cooking skills, and try out new restaurants.

Dr. Gabrielle Sykoff - Children & Adolescent Dentistry

Pediatric dentist Dr. Gabrielle SykoffDr. Gabrielle Sykoff grew up in Great Neck, New York, and attended Binghamton University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine. Dr. Gabrielle completed a General Practice Residency Program/Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. She then went on to complete a two year Residency Program in Pediatric Dentistry, at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she received her specialty certificate.

Dr. Sykoff is proud to be Board Certified by the prestigious American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

“I have a true passion for treating children and adolescents in the dental office and gain great satisfaction in developing their trust and making them feel at ease. I feel a great sense of fulfillment by putting a smile on the faces of the children I treat; and when they are excited to come back and visit me, wow, that is the best!”

In her free time Gabrielle enjoys spending time with her friends and family, travelling, and exploring New York City, where she resides.

Dr. Durgesh Kudchadkar - Children & Adolescent Dentistry

Pediatric dentist Dr. Durgesh KudchadkarDr. Durgesh Kudchadkar (You can call him “Dr. D”!) knew from the start that he wanted to be a children’s dentist, and enjoys providing quality professional care to kids and teens.

He began his post-graduate career as a health educator in North Carolina where he worked with many diverse groups ranging from preschool children to young adults, including new mothers and infants, as well as special needs patients.

Dr. D. attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, under a merit-based National Health Service Corps Scholarship, achieving National Boards Honors and Dean’s List, graduating magna cum laude. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association.

Children’s health, happiness, and comfort are top priorities for Dr. D., and when he’s not talking with his patients about Sponge Bob or Dora the Explorer (or teaching them how to brush the “sugar bugs” off their teeth!)

He is still a kid at heart and loves going to the movies, traveling to fun lands, playing fetch with his little dog Cameron, and even braving the newest roller coaster parks.

Dr. Zachary Gelber - Children & Adolescent Dentistry

Pediatric dentist Dr. Zachary GelberDr. Zachary Gelber grew up in Hewlett, New York and attended the University of Florida, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Following his undergraduate education, he attended New York University and graduated with a degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Zach went on to complete a General Practice Residency at Weill-Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital followed by a two year Pediatric Dental Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Zach is committed to the development of a lifetime of great dental visits for children. From childhood through adulthood, his goal is to provide a fun and exciting environment that children will look forward to returning to. He hopes to make a lasting impact on his patients that will last throughout their lifetimes.

In his free time, Dr. Zach enjoys traveling the world, playing guitar, painting and is an avid sports fan. He also loves to spend his weekends exploring his home city of New York where he currently resides.

Dr. Ryan Ku - Children & Adolescent Dentistry

Pediatric dentist Dr. Ryan KuDr. Ryan Ku was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended University of Texas at Austin, and went on to attend Dental School at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, receiving his DMD degree.

Dr. Ku loves every aspect of restorative and cosmetic dentistry and continues to expand his scope of knowledge by continuing his education in many areas of technical dentistry. He is a member of Academy of General Dentistry and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

“Dental health is an important part of total health. Quality dental care and habits learned as teenagers set the stage for a lifetime of good dental health. My goal is to treat every patient like my family members and insure that these all important formative years lead to a lifetime of good dental health”.

Dr. Ku enjoys playing racquetball, travelling to new areas, and walking his 5 year old Yorkie with his wife every evening in the Harbor Point, where they currently reside.

Dr. Michael Klausner - Children & Adolescent Dentistry

Pediatric dentist Dr. Klausner Dr. Michael Klausner grew up in Boston, and then graduated Cum Laude from Binghamton University. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Maryland School of Dentistry and then completed a one-year General Practice Residency at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, in Park Slope Brooklyn where he gained extensive training in surgery, treatment planning, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry & American Dental Association. Hi mission is to help create a happy dental future for all of his patients. He enjoys taking the time to educate patients and discuss and answer any patient questions on an individual basis. “What I enjoy most about dentistry is being able to spend time with patients of all ages, one on one, to create a positive and happy dental visit so they can have a healthy and attractive smile and avoid dental problems in the future.” When not in the dental office, Dr. Klausner enjoys spending time with his wife, travelling, running, and cycling



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