Meet the Doctors
Dr. Robert Shick, DMD
Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Shick has been providing patients with much-needed dental care since 2000. He attended both the University of Pennsylvania and the dental school at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine. A member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Shick has completed extensive aesthetic dentistry training through various programs, and he was named as the top dentist in NYC from 2010-2011. He’s very involved in the NY School dental assisting training program, as well as high school internship programs and hygiene lectures at public elementary schools. He was even featured on the Dr. Oz show in 2011! One of his favorite aspects of his job is helping patients smile with confidence again; their appreciation makes it all worthwhile!
Dr. Shick is married with two young sons who are two and four years old. He is a big fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburg Steelers, as well as the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies!
Dr. Tara Byrd, DDS
Dr. Tara Byrd prides herself on providing high-quality comprehensive dental care and is deeply committed to creating beautiful healthy smiles through a positive patient experience. Dr. Byrd has always believed in treating her patients the way she herself would want to be treated. Her patients and colleagues describe her as warm, sincere, professional, and thorough.
Originally from the Midwest, Dr. Byrd attended the University of Michigan, where she received both her undergraduate and dental degrees. Wanting to expand her horizons, she headed to New York City, where she completed a one-year fellowship in advanced dentistry at New York Medical College – Metropolitan Hospital. Almost a decade later, her dedication to learning continues. Dr. Byrd strives to stay up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry and takes pride in furthering her knowledge through numerous continuing education courses and programs.
In addition to treating patients, Dr. Byrd is known for teaching at New York University College of Dentistry. In the clinical setting, she guides students through decision-making pathways and demonstrates how to provide comprehensive care of the highest quality standard in an attentive and mindful manner.
Dr. Jennifer Reyes, DDS
Dr. Jennifer Reyes earned her doctorate from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. Reyes completed her residency in general dentistry at the Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Reyes, who holds a Master’s degree in Education and Human Development from the George Washington University, makes her continuing education and that of her patients a top priority.
Dr. Reyes maintains close ties to her dental alma mater, where she is involved in their Mentor Program and serves as an Instructor in Clinical Dental Medicine for the university’s Community Oral Health Program. She is an active member of the New York County Dental Society and the Woman to Woman Dentist Network. When she’s not practicing or teaching dentistry, Dr. Reyes enjoys lifting weights, spin class, practicing her violin, and hanging out with her pet gecko.
Dr. Suellan Yao, DMD - Periodontist
Having first joined the practice in 2010, Dr. Yao specializes in periodontics, providing patients with deep cleanings, gum surgery (both hard and soft tissue), and dental implants. She first earned her Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University before going on to achieve her Master of Science degree from New York University and her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Boston University. Additionally, she earned her Certificate in Periodontics from Columbia University. Dr. Yao is very detail-oriented and meticulous when it comes to her work, and those qualities help her precisely and thoroughly treat patients’ gums. She loves getting to meet so many interesting people, as well as working alongside the supportive and helpful staff!
When she’s not busy at work, Dr. Yao enjoys swimming, tap dancing, and traveling.
Dr. Ann Liu, DMD
A Houston native, Dr. Ann Liu studied at the University of Texas at Austin and earned her B.B.A. in management. Dr. Liu relocated to the Northeast to study at the renowned Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Liu then elected to continue her education in general dentistry at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. Dr. Liu focuses on providing the highest quality of care to all of her patients and studies all areas of dentistry. While there, she also trained and excelled in providing care for anxious and special needs patients. Dr. Liu has mastered the art of patient comfort in the dental chair.
Dr. Liu is fluent in Mandarin. In her spare time, Dr. Liu enjoys taking advanced dentistry courses and implementing the most modern dental techniques. Dr. Liu's hobbies include photography, cooking, and spending time with her niece and nephew as well as her dog Chibi.