Medical Advisory Board

The Smile Rescue Fund for Kids has brought together a team of medical experts in the field of health care in order to choose appropriate candidates and develop a treatment plan and coordinate procedures. Each expert has agreed to donate their time and services without compensation to help children in need.

Plastic Surgery

Alexander Dagum, MD – Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery, Stony Brook School of Medicine

Stephen Coccaro MD – Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery, Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, PC

Renato Freitas, MD – Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery, Hospital de Clinicas, Curitiba, Brazil

Raymond Harshbarger, MD – Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery, U of T at Austin, Dell Children’s

Peter Taub, MD – Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY


Leon Klempner, DDS– Orthodontics, Faculty, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Pediatric Surgery

Richard Scriven, MD – Pediatric Surgeon, Stony Brook Medicine

Pediatric Medicine/Neurology

Alice Rutatangwa, DO – Pediatric Medicine/Neurology, Stony Brook School of Medicine

Pediatric Dentistry

Sylvia Noah, DDS – Pediatric Dentistry, Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, Nairobi Kenya

Scott Goldstein, DDS – Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry of L.I.

Fred Ferguson, DDS – Pediatric Dentistry, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Stephen Sachs DDS – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, NY Center for Orthognathic & MaxillofacialSurgery

General Dentistry

Diane Axelrod, DDS – General Dentistry, Drs. Witrock & Axelrod, LLP


Jamie Riordan, Au.D. – Audiologist, Stony Brook School of Medicine

Speech & Language Pathology

Kerri Elorriaga, MS – Speech & Language Pathology, Stony Brook School of Medicine

Jodi Wolinsky, MS – Speech & Language Pathology


Lisa Klempner, RN – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Laurie Klempner, RN, MSN


Donna Friedman, PhD