Dr. Eyal Simchi: the magic of making children feel special

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Eyal Simchi is living proof of someone who lives life by example. His excellent craftsmanship and work ethic came at an early age from his father, a custom cabinet maker. His demeanor and love of children comes from his mother, an elementary school teacher who never fails to bring a smile to the faces of her students.

Dr. Simchi attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School where he was elected to serve on the ethics committee. He maintained Dean’s List throughout his 4 years of dental school and received the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He was selected to join the NJDS Gold Club, as well as Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontics Honor Society. Although Dr. Simchi excelled in prosthodontics, a childhood full of brothers and sisters established his true passion: pediatric dentistry. Dr. Simchi went on to complete a two-year pediatric dental residency training program at Maimonides Medical Center. He then continued to advance his specialization by becoming Board Certified.

Having completed his training, he has worked in several prestigious pediatric dental offices before having the opportunity to open Riverfront Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Simchi continues advancing his knowledge in Pediatric Dentistry with continuing education classes, incorporating the latest technology and techniques from all over the world. Dr. Simchi is a noted expert on HealthTap.com and lectures on different topics related to Pediatric Dentistry. He was recently featured in the NY Times article on his use of Silver Diamine Fluoride.
From a waiting room filled with activities and exciting aquatic-themed décor to his awesome magic tricks, Dr. Simchi has the unique ability to make each child look forward to going to the dentist.

Residing in Passiac, New Jersey with 6 wonderful children and his wife Rochie, who is a certified Labor and Delivery nurse, Dr. Simchi’s heart for children beats strong. Nurturing children isn’t simply what he does: it’s who he is!

Dr. Debra Cohen

Pediatric Dentist

As a young adult, Dr. Cohen always had a passion and love for children. As a senior in high school, she spearheaded an outreach program at an underserved boarding school in Moscow, Russia, serving as a mentor and teacher for the children. For three summers, Dr. Cohen volunteered at Camp Chai Lifeline, a camp for children with cancer and other terminal illnesses, handling their medical and emotional needs. Upon graduating high school, she studied in Israel for a year where she became certified as a medical clown. In that capacity, Dr. Cohen spent countless days on the hospital wards cheering up sick children with artful balloon-making and enchanting magic tricks. A devoted wife, mother and community role model, this dedicated pediatric dentist extends her warm, open heart and love of humanity to her adoring patients.

Dr. Cohen maintained a stellar academic record, achieving the Deans List throughout her studies at the College of Staten Island. After graduating summa cum laude from college in 2010, she attended New York University College of Dentistry, where she conducted research on the quality of life of children with cleft lip and cleft palate. She is a contributor to the periodontics chapter in one of the classic dental textbooks, Comprehensive Periodontics, 4th Edition.

In her senior year of dental school, Dr. Cohen was nominated to the Pediatric Honors Program. In addition, she volunteered in a pediatric dental outreach program in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she transformed an ordinary classroom into a functional dental clinic. In conjunction with her team, she screened and performed necessary dental treatment on hundreds of underprivileged children. Dr. Cohen graduated NYU Dental in 2014 with the coveted American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Pre-Doctoral Award.

After dental school, she completed a two-year pediatric residency program at NYU Lutheran Medical Center. Upon completing her residency program, she received the Dr. Silvia Perez Award in recognition of her dedication and outstanding performance in treating pediatric patients in the operating room.

Dr. Cohen is a board certified pediatric dentist and an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association. She and her husband Jonathan live in Staten Island with two young sons. In her spare time, she loves spending quality time with family and friends.

Dr. Reham Hassan

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Reham Hassan was born and raised in New York, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macaulay Honors College, College of Staten Island. She went on to study dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry, where she was awarded an outstanding score in Clinical Communications.

Always looking to enhance her skills, Dr. Hassan completed residency in general dentistry at Northwell Health Staten Island University Hospital, where she served as chief resident. As chief, she realized her love for pediatric dentistry and went on to complete her two year speciality training in pediatrics, where she was again elected and served as chief resident. Her achievements continued, being awarded women in medicine, top pediatric dentist, shortly after completing her speciality training.

It comes as no surprise that Dr. Hassan has dedicated her career to serving children, as she grew up in a full house amongst her parents and two brothers and two sisters. Her family continued to grow with several nieces and nephews always running to “Aunt Ham”, and now hoping to start a family of her own. Not only does Dr. Hassan love spending time with her family, but she enjoys traveling with her husband. She has even spent time traveling abroad to serve on global outreach teams in Mexico and travels locally to schools, providing dental services for underserved children.

With enthusiasm, compassion, and patience, Dr. Hassan cares for every child encouraging bright smiles and happy, healthy living. She cares to manage each child with the goal to relinquish any fear of visiting the dentist and replace it with smiles!

Dr. Bellene Sutton

General Dentist

Dr Bellene Sutton comes from a family of healthcare professionals and child educators. It therefore comes as no surprise that she is excited to work at Riverfront Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Sutton received both her bachelor’s and dental degrees from New York University and completed her residency at New-York Hospital Queens. Since completing residency in 2015, she has been practicing dentistry and served as a clinical assistant professor at Touro College of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Sutton is always staying up to date with the latest dental innovations and constantly looking to expand her knowledge with continuing education courses.

She and her husband Yoni live in Englewood, New Jersey with their two beautiful children.