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The Exchange Dental Group

Specialists

David Berkower, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. David Berkower was born and raised in Staten Island, New York and graduated from Yeshiva University. He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. After finishing dental school, he completed a two year residency in pediatric dentistry in Tucson, Arizona, serving as chief resident in his second year. He then returned to New York to continue his career as a pediatric dentist. He enjoys playing basketball, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and rooting for the Mets, Nets and Jets. Dr. David is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists.

Jalal Fatehi, DDS

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Jalal Fatehi is a Board certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon and member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He completed his dental training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 followed by a year of Advanced General Dentistry and a year’s internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He then completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn, New York in 1996.

Yael Feldman, DMD

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Yael Feldman is a board certified pediatric dentist. Dr. Feldman graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Dental School in 2003. She then went on to complete a general practice residency through Montefiore Medical Center at Jacobi Hospital. Dr. Feldman completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at St. Barnabas Hospital.

In March 2008, Dr. Feldman became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She won the Richard R. Pugh Achievement Award for scoring in the top 3% on her board exam. Dr. Feldman is currently a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The New York Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has been with the Exchange Dental Group since 2006, and also works as an attending at SBH Health System training future pediatric dentists.

Dr. Feldman strives to provide a comfortable, professional and easy visit for every child. She is committed to providing the highest level of care for your children. Dr. Feldman excels at putting both the child and parent at ease throughout the dental experience.

In her spare time Dr. Feldman enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband and four daughters.

L. Portugeys, DDS

Endodontist

Dr. Portugeys graduated from New York University Dental School in 2002. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists.

He completed general dental practice residency at Stony Brook University, and post graduate endodontic (root canal specialist) residency in the NYU Endodontic Program.

He is a warm and caring endodontist who always strives to make his patients as comfortable as possible. He uses a special microscope that magnifies up to 20 times, which allows him to be as finite as possible. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his two children, swimming, ice skating and hockey.

Joseph Song, DDS, MMSc

Periodontist and Dental Implant Specialist

Dr. Joseph Song is a board certified periodontist and dental implant specialist. He is also one of the few dentists in the U.S. to be fully certified in LANAP®, a highly effective laser therapy for the treatment of periodontal disease.

Dr. Song graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York. He went on to complete a three year full-time residency in periodontics and implantology at the Harvard University College of Dental Medicine and received a certificate in periodontics and Master of Medical Science in Oral Biology. He strongly believes in continuing education, is an instructor of Euro Dental Implant Company and is actively involved in teaching implant dentistry, nationally and internationally. He specializes in dental implants, gum surgery, as well as wide range of other treatments.

Dr. Song is an active member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Periodontology, and the American Board of Periodontology. While he aims to provide the highest quality of care in a compassionate and comfortable manner, his state of the art office allows a pleasant experience for patient and his warm, easy going manner allows for maximum communication between doctor and patient.

Robert Weeman, DDS

Orthodontist

Dr. Robert Weeman received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry and received his certification in orthodontics shortly thereafter. He has been a practicing orthodontist for nearly three decades. During that time, he has taken numerous continuing education courses to ensure he always has knowledge of new, innovative orthodontic procedures.

Dr. Weeman is experienced in treating a wide variety of patients – children, adults, orthagnatic surgery patients, and even other dental professionals.

Among his professional memberships are the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics, American Lingual Orthodontic Association, Northeastern Society of Orthodontics, and the New York Dental Forum.

In his personal time, Dr. Weeman enjoys snowboarding, clay shooting, and sculpting. He is also a car enthusiast, but has a special fondness for Porsches.