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!


Tina Ann, 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.

Dr. Saffari

Dr. Shawheen Saffari

Dr. Shawheen Saffari was born and raised in a town outside of Boston, MA. Dr. Saffari completed his dental school training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston and then moved to New York City.

While in New York City, Dr. Saffari completed his General Practice Residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY followed by taking the position as chief resident for the General Practice Residency program at Jacobi Medical Center, also in the Bronx. These two years provided Dr. Saffari with extensive training in all aspects of dentistry with further responsibilities such as taking trauma calls for the hospital ER and treating special needs patients’ dental needs in the operating room. Despite two years of expansive dental experience, Dr. Saffari wanted to continue towards his goal of becoming an orthodontist.

Dr. Saffari returned to St. Barnabas Hospital to complete his orthodontic training in 2021 and joined iSmile Orthodontics that summer. Dr. Saffari became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 2021 as well. Dr. Saffari also is completing a fellowship in surgical and craniofacial orthodontics at Jacobi Medical Center as well.

Dr. Saffari is grateful that he is in a profession that aims on improving the smiles of those he treats and has the chance to get to know his patients individually over the course of their treatment. Whether it be catching up on summer vacations or the latest series to binge on Netflix, Dr. Saffari loves to know his patients better and make sure their experiences over the course of their orthodontic treatment is the best it can be.

Dr. Saffari’s free time is usually spent catching up on the latest shows or movies or playing video games in the most comfortable hoodie that he can find. When he’s ready for sunlight you can find him traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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Dr. Michel Abou Obeid

Dr. Michel Abou Obeid was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and is proud to carry on the orthodontic legacy passed on to him by his grandfather, a dentist, and father, an orthodontist. They instilled in him not only a love for orthodontics, but also a passion for those in his community who need love and assistance in life. He has been involved with several outreach and interfaith groups through his church. He launched a young professionals ministry organization in Houston, and looks forward to finding tangible ways to reach out to his community. 

Dr. Michel is fluent in French, Spanish, and Arabic and is currently learning Italian. He enjoys traveling the world and encountering new places and cultures. His favorite cities include Paris, Rome, and Mexico City. Prior to moving back to New York, he owned and operated a successful orthodontic practice in Texas for seven years. He is looking forward to meeting each patient and their family, as well as providing exceptional orthodontic care.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS ) – Lebanese University School of Dentistry – Lebanon, 2004
  • Certificate in Orthodontics – New York University College of Dentistry – New York, 2007 
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine ( DMD ) – Rutgers School of Dental Medicine – New Jersey, 2009