Meet Our Specialists

Welcome to Orthodontics Specialist of White Plains! It is our mission to help you reach your smile goals. Our experienced doctors are passionate about helping each patient find a treatment plan that fits both their schedule and their budget. That’s why we offer a complimentary consultation to help you get started. We’ll answer your questions, examine your smile and provide professional recommendations for treatment. We look forward to working with you in reaching each and every one of your dental goals at our state-of-the-art facility in White Plains, NY!

Nickolaos Kallis, D.M.D.

Dr. Nickolaos Kallis is originally from Bergen County, New Jersey, but grew up in Florida. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Florida and completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He decided to further his education at Nova Southeastern University where he earned a Master of Science and certificate in orthodontics.

He is a globetrotter at heart, loves to travel, loves football, and trying out new food at restaurants. When he is not catering to his patients, he is spending quality time with his family

Shahram Nabipour, D.D.S.

Dr. Shahram Nabipour grew up in San Francisco where he completed his undergraduate studies with a degree in molecular biology. Dr. Nabipour received his dental degree from the University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2003. He completed his residency in orthodontics at the same institution, and in 2005 received his Masters of Science in dentistry and certificate in orthodontics. Dr. Nabipour maintains an interest in teaching and in clinical research, both of which allow him to give patients the most current information and most optimum treatment modalities. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association.

Tina An, D.M.D.

Dr. Tina An was raised in Queens, New York. She completed her undergraduate studies at Binghamton University to earn her bachelor’s degree in science. After which, she attended Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine for her formal dental training. She then chose to specialize in orthodontics and completed her advanced postgraduate orthodontics residency at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine as well. Dr. Tina is a firm believer in the importance of a confident smile and she is passionate about creating beautiful smiles for patients. She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association.

Tyrun Ray, D.D.S.

Dr. Tyrun Ray completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at The Ohio State University where he also completed three additional years of specialty training, earning his Orthodontic Certificate and Masters of Science degree. Dr. Ray is a board-certified orthodontist and is passionate about dentistry. Dr. Ray genuinely cares for the well-being of each of his patients and looks forward to continuing to tailor treatment to specific needs. He is highly skilled with Invisalign, and loves using this orthodontic system when appropriate. Dr. Ray regularly attends continuing education classes, both nationally and internationally, not only so that he is current with the latest techniques and technology, but also as a good excuse to see the world.

Dr. Ray lives in New York City and loves going to new restaurants, swimming in the Hudson River and running laps around Central Park. Dr. Ray is also the sole member of the mustache academy of New York; he is actively seeking new members so reach out to him if you’re interested in joining. On his days off, Dr. Ray can be found sporting his latest Nike footwear and counting his steps on his smart watch. Rumor has it he once did 40,000 steps, and that was before lunch.

Gail Tanksley, D.M.D.

Dr. Gail Tanksley was raised in Long Island, New York. She completed her undergraduate studies at Tufts University with a bachelor’s in biology. Her dental education began at the University of Pennsylvania where she obtained her dental degree. Dr. Tanksley continued her education with a general practice dental residency at North Shore University Hospital, followed by specialty training at St. Barnabas Hospital for orthodontics. Dr. Gail Tanksley is a proud member of American Association of Orthodontists and American Dental Association.

Miang Chneh (Christopher) Teo, D.D.S.

Dr. Christopher Teo was born and raised in Singapore, and completed both international and postgraduate studies in orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic training at NYU. He is also a diplomat for the American Board of Orthodontics and is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Teo’s treatment philosophy starts with understanding each and every individual patient’s goals and needs, and works hand-in-hand with them to establish and build a balanced, beautiful smile. Having worked as a general dentist prior to his orthodontic specialization, Dr. Teo also has the benefit of a broader approach to his patients’ dental needs and enjoys multi-disciplinary cases which may involve working together with a primary dental care provider, as well as other specialists such as oral surgeons, prosthodontists and periodontists.

When he is not working, Dr. Teo stays physically active, from boxing and tennis to yoga and Pilates. He enjoys traveling with his wife and his beloved rescue dog, from road trips to overseas adventures. At home, he can be found working on his many plants, barbecuing and relaxing on the patio.

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