Dr. Ziad Jalbout - cosmetic dentist at Making You Smile. NYC.

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Ziad Jalbout

Dr. Jalbout, a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry, has 20 years of experience in aesthetic and implant dentistry. After graduating from dental school, he worked for several years in New Jersey before starting his own practice in New York City in 2009. 

Giving You the Smile You Deserve

Dr. Jalbout helps his patients achieve beautiful smiles by maintaining existing teeth, replacing missing teeth and preserving and restoring all support structures such as bones and gums to give you that perfect smile. He brings his aesthetic skills to everything he does from standard tooth colored fillings, porcelain inlays and onlays, veneers, crowns, bridges, aligner treatment, bone grafting and implant placement to total restoration and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Jalbout helps patients achieve the best smile possible through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to treatment. In particular he helps patients improve their smiles, their confidence, and their oral health by using veneers, aesthetic (non-metallic) restorations, and implants. He transitions patients from having removable appliances into having fixed teeth, and he assists elderly patients to achieve better chewing capacity through the use of dental implants to anchor their prosthesis.

Dr. Jalbout’s Education History

Dr. Jalbout earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, completed a two-year full time Program in Implant Dentistry and a one-year full time Fellowship in Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry.

Dr. Jalbout obtained his National Board Certificate from the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations in 2000 and was certified by the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners in 2003. Dr. Jalbout holds active dental licenses in New York and New Jersey.

The Dentist Who Trains Dentists

Dr. Jalbout was a faculty at New York University College of Dentistry from 2004 until 2019 and served as a Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the Implant Honors Program and has taught in the Aesthetic and Comprehensive programs, and the implant program where he focused on aesthetic implant dentistry and minimally invasive surgery and implant procedures.

Dr. Jalbout was also the director of the “Fundamentals of Implant Dentistry” didactic course and has published numerous scientific articles on aesthetics and implant dentistry. 

Dr. Jalbout has written 18 scientific papers and has co-authored or contributed chapters to several textbooks, including The Glossary of Implant Dentistry.

Lecturing on Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry

Dr. Jalbout is a regular lecturer at the Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program at New York University. He teaches hands-on courses in implant dentistry and he is a sought after international lecturer on the topics of implants and aesthetics. If you are interested in having Dr. Jalbout lecture to your group, please call (646) 484-0197 and ask for the “Lecturing Portfolio.”

Read Dr. Jalbout’s full Curriculum Vitae here

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Alma Ruben RDH, RN

I have over 20 years of experience in the field of dentistry and dental hygiene. I was a Dentist in the Philippines before coming to the United States and hold a DMD from Central Escolar University in Manila since 1997. I am also a Registered Nurse licensed in the State of New York (2008) and in June of 2012 graduated from Hostos Community College of the City University of New York and now a Registered Dental Hygienist. I am also licensed to administer local Anesthesia.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Chantea Ramirez RDH

I am a registered Dental Hygienist. I earned my Associate Degree in Applied Science from the Dental Hygiene Program at Hostos Communality College, New York, in 2012. Hostos Community College Hygiene Program is known for its vigorous and intense hygiene curriculum focusing on excellent patient care and evidence based approach to clinical techniques and treatment. I am also licensed in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration from The University of the State of New York.

I enjoy and continuously seek continuing education courses to keep my knowledge base and practice of dental hygiene thorough and up to date.

I have worked in the dental field for over 10 years in different capacity and assisted different specialties in the delivery of dental care. I take pride and motivation when my patients achieve excellent home care and healthy gums through education and precise application of oral care techniques in the office and at home. I am married with 3 beautiful girls.


Special Project Coordinator

Diana Acosta

I have been working with Dr. Jalbout since 2012. I have worked in the dental field for over 20 years and gained both clinical and administrative expertise during this time. Dentistry became one of my biggest passions in life along with
environmental and social-cultural issues. I am bilingual in Spanish and English.

Our patients are an essential part of the practice and we make sure that they are well informed both clinically and financially. I will make sure you can feel part of our office and have a stress free zone here.

In my spare time, I love to volunteer for great causes; few years ago, I was part of the photo team for the Revlon Marathon. Also, I’ve been part of two medical missions overseas; such a rewarding experience. I have a niece who is my sunshine. Family and good friends are a big part of me.

See you soon!

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Dori Arias, Patient Coordinator Team Manager

Patient Experience Manager

Dori Arias

I have been working in the dental field for 16 years and counting. I take pride in using my experience and knowledge to better assist our patients. I work hard to help all the patients understand their treatment and get the best service. Patient service is the most important thing for me and I am proud to be part of a team that takes pride on helping patients every step of the way.

I am a proud mother of the most amazing 8 year old son, which makes sure to keep me active 24/7. On my free time, I love spending time with my husband and my son. Family time is precious to us. I also love reading and learning.

Gabby Sunbul, Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Gabby Sunbul

I have been a dental assistant since 2003 and working for Dr. Jalbout for over a year now. I am fascinated with dental cosmetics and full mouth reconstruction. I speak English and Spanish fluently. I am proud to be a member of an awesome team! We work excellent as a team, and we strive to deliver perfection to our patients. I enjoy traveling and seeing new places, I also have a daughter who I adore.

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Patient Care Coordinator

Grabiela Vasquez Martinez

I am a patient care coordinator greeting you at the front desk, answering the phone and helping you check out at the end of your appointment. My favorite part of this job is that I am a part of a team that provides excellent care to patients. I started to work in the dental field in 2016 and it has been an endless learning experience. It is a wonderful experience working at Making You Smile and providing patients with exceptional care.

When I am not working, I am baking, crocheting a new project, or hanging out with my loved ones. I love the beach and I love to learn about different cultures. I feel like every day has something new to offer.



Hertha Klausner Registered Dental Hygienist @ MYS

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hertha Klausner RDH

I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1996. I am a graduate of Bergen Community College in the State of New Jersey. I keep current and active with continuing education. I’m fluent in English and Spanish. I enjoy working with patients and improving their oral health. I educate my patients and teach them about practices to maintain good oral health.

The part I enjoy the most is building lifelong relationship with our patients and helping them gain the confidence that comes from a healthy and beautiful smile. I have been working with Dr. Jalbout since 2003. I am truly blessed to be part of such amazing team.

Josie Consiglio, Patient Care Coordinator

Patient Care Coordinator

Josie Consiglio

I am the patient care coordinator greeting you at the front desk, answering the phone and helping you check out at the end of your appointment. I love interacting with our patients and working with the team here each day, because everyone is so wonderful, kind and helpful. I started in the dental field in 2009 and I can’t imagine leaving! I love spending time with my family and friends. I love to travel, and I love anything with music! I take pride in what I do here at Making You Smile. Interacting with patients and striving to accommodate their needs is one of the most enjoyable parts of my day.

Kanika Awasthi, Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Kanika Awasthi

I am originally from India where I practiced for three years as a public health dentist. I moved to The United States two years ago. While working on getting my license here to practice dentistry, I’m working currently as a dental assistant and gaining extensive experience and enhanced knowledge of dentistry in The United States. I enjoy working at Making You Smile NYC with its amiable work environment and excellence in dentistry. I love reading books and spending time with my husband and in-laws.

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Nancy Ibarrola RDH

I love what I do as a dental hygienist. I graduated from Plaza College Dental Program with an Associate’s degree in dental hygiene, after being a dentist in Paraguay and working as a dental assistant in the US for 10 years. I bring to my work a strong commitment to the needs of our patients. I also enjoy educating patients on oral health and nutrition. I strive to make your appointment as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Outside of work, I love spending time in nature with my husband and my energetic three-year-old boy.


Shaniqua Johnson, Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Shaniqua Johnson

I have an associate degree from Queensborough Community College and a dental assistant certificate from Hostos Cuny in the Heights. I’ve been a dental assistant since 2014. I love using my knowledge of dentistry to help patients feel comfortable, confident and happy for having chosen us. I enjoy reading, traveling and spending time with my husband, my two children and my cat.

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Sharon McLaughlin RDH, BS, MM

I am a native New Yorker. I graduated with honors from the Dental Hygiene program at SUNY Farmingdale and went on to complete a bachelor’s degree in dental health education from New York University and a master’s degree from Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA. and presently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Health Science from Bridgeport University. For many years, I have enjoyed working at Dr. Jalbout’s private practice. I am also
a clinical assistant professor teaching Oral Anatomy and Periodontal Instrumentation within the Dental Hygiene Department at NYU College of Dentistry.

I take pride in delivering patient centered care and providing patients with the tools and the knowledge needed to become healthier.

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Insurance Coordinator

Tammy Kline

I am the billing and insurance claims specialist. I have over twenty years of experience and knowledge in the dental field. “No claim will be left unpaid” is my motto. I am very diligent with getting your claims paid and I am here to assist you with any question you may have when it comes to your insurance benefits or any claim issue you may have.

In my free time, I enjoy nature, gardening, and cooking. An empty-nester I am not, my family consists of my husband and six four legged children.