For Dr. Abraham Chahine, building relationships with his patients makes the orthodontic experience more enjoyable and efficient. He is friendly, caring and compassionate. Dr. Abraham strongly believes in providing all of his patients with the most advanced options available. He does this by combining modern technology with a traditional, hands-on approach to orthodontics, ultimately giving his patients the best of both worlds. He is honored by the trust placed in him by his patients, who truly value his advice.
Dr. Abraham has studied at excellent schools across the country. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington in Seattle. Next, he attended Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine, where he earned his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from this Ivy League institution. He then completed a rigorous three-year residency program at Stony Brook University, receiving a certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Honors and Awards
Dr. Abraham is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, an accomplishment attained by only a small group of practicing orthodontists across the country. He also received the Award of Excellence from the American Student Dental Association.
Dr. Abraham also received several honors related to research work. His research findings from his thesis project were not only published in but featured on the front cover of the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, a well-respected scientific publication. He presented research at both Columbia University and SUNY Stony Brook. The American Board of Orthodontics selected Dr. Abraham’s board cases to exhibit at their annual meeting.
Community Outreach Work
Dr. Abraham has demonstrated his compassion through his involvement in many outreach organizations to underserved communities. One of the highlights of this service was a two-week dental mission to Jamaica. On this trip, he treated children and adults in schools and churches across the country who otherwise would not have had access to dental care. This was a transformative and enriching experience.
Dr. Abraham was also his dental school chapter’s Vice President of the Smile Train, an organization that raises funds for surgeons who repair cleft lip and palate in underserved communities around the world. Dr. Abraham is currently the Vice President of Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine Alumni Executive Committee. In addition to that, he is a Social Ambassador for Columbia University College of Dental Medicine’s Giving Day, and was also the co-founder of a student-run clinic that provided free dental services to underserved communities.
Dr. Abraham loves orthodontics, but he also loves other aspects of his life. He grew up in a small town in Washington state, but now enjoys the vibrant life of New York City. He likes to play basketball and tennis. He also enjoys cooking and spending time with his family. His relationships with his patients are an important part of his life, and he enjoys getting to know all of the people who walk through the door of Avenue Orthodontics. Dr. Abraham looks forward to offering you his incredible knowledge and experience, helping you to achieve your goals through the power of an incredible smile.