Our Staff


Michael Kushner DDS PC
Michael B. Kushner DDS

Dr. Kushner is a board eligible Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing for over 25 years, receiving his specialty training at St. Luke’s / Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Dr. Kushner is a member of the American Dental Association Second District Dental Society of NY and NJ State Dental Society.

In addition to providing a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery Dr. Kushner’s primary focus is on Dental Implants. Dental Implants are an affordable, comfortable and practical solution for replacing teeth. Most procedures are performed onsite and if needed, procedures may be performed in a hospital setting under general anesthesia.

When not in the office, Dr. Kushner enjoys golf and fine art.


Ryan Barrett DDS

Hi, I am Ryan Barrett DDS. Born and raised on Staten Island. Graduate of Suny Buffalo where I received my BS in Biomedical Sciences in 2010 and completed my dental education at NYU College of Dentistry in 2014. Following my formal education, I spent an additional two years training at Staten Island University Hospital as general dental and chief resident.

I have a passion for estethic dentistry as well as providing a full scope of dental services. When not working, I enjoy spending time with family and my dogs.


Irina Bogdanova – Surgical Assistant

Russian born, educated in St. Petersburg with a degree in dentistry. Dr. Kushner's chief surgical assistant and have been working with him since 1993.

When not providing direct patient care, I am the office manager, insurance co-coordinator and patient advocate.

I am fluent in English and Russian. My passion, like Dr. Kushner, is implant dentistry. I enjoy dancing, art and music.


Jasmin Delgado – Dental Assistant

Hi my name is Jasmine Delgado and I am one of the dental assistants in Dr. Kushner's office. Dr. Kushner and his surgical assistant personally trained me. I was raised in Ecuador and am fluent in English and Spanish. I always help the Spanish speaking patients understand their treatment. I have a bachelor degree in science from New York College and I am CPR certified. Here at Forest Dental we are a big family, treating you like our own.

Jillian Amabile – Receptionist

Hello, my name is Jillian. I've had the pleasure of being part of the Forest Dental family since 2011. When coming for your appointment I am the first one there greeting you. You will always have a friendly welcome from me. I have a bachelor degree in psychology from John Jay College and I am also attending The College of Staten Island working on a Masters degree in Special Education. I enjoy my position in Dr. Kushner's office, along with spending quality time with my family. I look forward to meeting you.


Ilona Fotiadou – Dental Assistant


(The office staff is fluent in English, Spanish and Russian)

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: By Appointment Only
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed