A native of Westchester County, I grew up in Armonk, NY. While attending Byram Hills High School, I developed a strong interest in science and biology in particular. This led me to pursue my Bachelor of Science degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY. After college, I decided to pursue my dental career by attending NYU College of Dentistry. After graduating in 2001 with honors, I continued my post-doctoral training at Westchester Medical Center; completing a one-year residency program in general practice dentistry.
In 2004, I partnered with Dr. Robert Schoenberg opening Prospect Hill Dental in Brewster. With an emphasis on technology and quality care, we are able to provide state of the art dentistry in a relaxed environment. After nearly 20 years in Brewster, I continue to pursue new technologies and stay on the cutting edge of dentistry offering our patients the best and most comfortable care available.
I continue to reside in Westchester County with my wife, Martha and two lovely children. Most of my free time nowadays consists of cheering on soccer games and horseback riding lessons on weekends.
Raised in rural Suffolk County, Long Island, I received my undergraduate degree at Creighton University, a small Jesuit university in the Midwest. I then became a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Purdue University, and finally chose a world-class dental center for professional school, New York University College of Dentistry. These early experiences have done much to form my professional balance. There is, however, no substitute for being in practice over 55 years and still enjoying the art and science of dentistry. During these many years, I’ve developed a personal relationship with a great many of my patients and make it a priority to get to know the needs of each individual. My “family of patients” is truly like an extended family and I am grateful for the privilege of caring for and knowing them.
By working with an outstanding staff, I have been able to provide quality dental health care in a stress-free environment. Patients also know they are welcome to telephone me at home if they have a question or concern about their dental health. I enjoy having been a small-town dentist who treated patients conservatively and with a sincere interest in each person’s well-being. As a former police officer, I have an interest in Dental Forensics, and provide assistance to the State Police of NY and CT, as well as local police agencies. Antique cars and ping-pong are at the forefront of my hobby interests. Our blended family of 10 children, 17 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren, make life an ongoing delight! Although mostly retired at this time, I do manage to “stop” in for a daily visit and try to stay involved in the office.
Daniel Tavelinsky, DMD, FAGD
Dr. Tavelinsky was raised in Brooklyn, NY. He attended SUNY at Stony Brook and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (B.S.), with a Psychology and History double major. He completed his dental education at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he obtained his D.M.D. degree.
Dr. Tavelinsky is proud to call New York home. He has been serving patients of the Hudson Valley for nearly 20 years and is committed to providing the highest level of patient care. Dr Tavelinsky is dedicated to his craft and his patients.
Dr. Tavelinsky is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a title achieved after many hours of advanced education training and completion of a rigorous written examination. As well, he is a member of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association.
Dr. Shannon Sullivan
Dr. Shannon Sullivan joins our practice after five years as an Assistant Professor at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. During her time at Columbia, she taught pre-doctoral dental students in both clinical and classroom environments and served on various faculty committees. Dr. Sullivan also provided comprehensive dental care to her own patients as a general dentist in the Columbia Doctors Faculty Practice where she specialized in implants, crowns, veneers and other cosmetic and restorative dentistry cases. Additionally, Dr. Sullivan completed two years of postdoctoral studies at Columbia, receiving a Faculty Fellowship in Implantology from the University. Outside of Manhattan, Dr. Sullivan has represented Columbia as a faculty leader and professional service provider in dental outreach trips for underserved communities in Maine and Guatemala.
Dr. Sullivan is from Cincinnati, Ohio. She completed her undergraduate education at Miami University of Ohio, graduating summa cum laude and successfully competing on the Miami University Equestrian team while pursuing her degree. Following her graduation with honors from Miami University, she attended The Ohio State University College of Dental Medicine, graduating magna cum laude. While at Ohio State, she was admitted to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society and earned the chapter’s renowned Kramer Award for scholarship, character and the potential promise for the advancement of dentistry and service to humanity. Following graduation, Dr. Sullivan completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at the University of Cincinnati, where she gained valuable knowledge and experience in surgery, endodontics, aesthetic and pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Sullivan currently lives in Waccabuc, New York with her husband and two dogs. She continues to pursue her love for all things equestrian, competing regularly in dressage competitions at the national level and spending a fair amount of time on horseback exploring Westchester’s trails and nature preserves.