New York Dental Affiliates Board of Directors


Victor Badner, D.M.D., M.P.H.


Dr. Victor Badner graduate of University of Pennsylvania (BA), Harvard School of Dental Medicine (DMD) and  UCLA (MPH).  He completed a General Practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center in NY and a Dental Public Health (DPH) residency at University of California San Francisco, and became board certified in Dental Public Health (1994). In 2012, he completed a certificate program in Medical Bioethics at Cordoza Law School and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Currently, he is Department Chairman of Dentistry/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, at Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital. He serves as Co-Chair of the Council of Dental Chairmen of NYC’s municipal hospitals. He has served as President of the Medical Board at Jacobi Medical Center. He also is an Associate Professor with faculty appointments at the Columbia School of Dental Medicine and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 

In 2006, he received Silver Anniversary Award for the Class of 1981 Graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine who contributed most to society, the profession and the school, and  in 2008, was the Jacobi Medical Center Honoree for the NYC “Doctor’s Day” Award.

Research, grants and publications relate to access to appropriate oral health services.  In particular, he has published and received grants for promoting inter-professional education, residency training, assessing and improving oral health services to HIV infected patients and underserved populations. In 2013, he was the author of a book chapter, Oral Complications of Pregnancy, in  Cherry and Merkatz's Complications of Pregnancy and another chapter in 2019 on Dental Financing in  the  textbook Dentistry, Dental Practice, and the Community.


James King, D.D.S., FACOMS

Vice President

Dr. James R. King is Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of Dentistry at Harlem Hospital Center.  He is past President of the Medical Board of Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. King is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. King, a third generation Dentist received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry.  He performed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Harlem Hospital Center.  He has served as Program Director for the General Practice Residency, Assistant Director of Dentistry, and Associate Director of Dentistry.  He is currently Program Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Harlem Hospital Center.  Dr. King has worked extensively in dental education teaching Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dental students and Post Graduate Dental students.  He has served the Harlem Community for over 30 years as a Clinician, Administrator and Educator.

Dr King has participated in private practice, is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dentistry at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, an Adjunct Professor at Hostos Community College, and an Adjunct Professor at Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry.


Joseph Morales, D.D.S., FACD


Dr. Morales is Chief of Dental Medicineat NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan. He is a graduate of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and received his post- doctoral training at the University Hospital at SUNY Stony Brook. He has over 32 years of professional experience with 25 years dedicated to Academic Dental Medicine. He is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College, School of Medicine and the General Dental Practice Residency program liaison for New York Medical College School of Medicine, Phelps Memorial Hospital and Open Door Family Medical Centers. Dr. Morales also holds an adjunct faculty appointment at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. He has served as the General Dental Practice Residency Program Director at the School and as Chief of Service at multiple other New York City hospitals. Dr. Morales is a fellow in the New York Academy of Dentistry and the American College of Dentists. He also chairs and is a member of multiple university and hospital committees.


Keith Margulis, D.D.S., M.P.H.


Dr. Margulis is the Chief of Dentistry at NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx and the Associate Program Director of Pediatric Dentistry at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri - Kansas City and holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Dr. Margulis completed a General Practice Residency with New York Medical College and an Advanced Education in General Dentistry with Lutheran Medical Center. His specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry was completed at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Margulis is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition, he is a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) and the Bronx County Dental Society and serves as a member of the NYSDA Council on Dental Education and Licensure. He is currently the Secretary of the Medical Executive Committee at North Central Bronx.


Michael L Bolden, D.D.S


Dr. Michael L. Bolden was born in Chicago, Illinois, where he attended public schools until he ventured to the East Coast, attending Boston College, where he graduated in 1981, majoring in Biology and Psychology.  After a year performing Biochemical research at Chicago State University, he entered Howard University College of Dentistry, where he graduated in 1986 with honors.  He joined the General Practice Residency at Harlem Hospital Center from 1986 to 1988.  He was then accepted into the Post-Doctoral program in Periodontics at Columbia University   School of Dental Medicine, which he completed in 1990.  Dr. Bolden has been a faculty member at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine since his matriculation to 2009 as Associate Clinical Professor of Periodontics.  He has also been a member of the faculty of the Department of Dentistry at Harlem Hospital, where he is Attending Periodontist, working with the General Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Pediatric Dental residency programs.  Dr. Bolden maintains a private practice limited to the treatment of Periodontics and Implants in Harlem and the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn for the past 25 years.  He has held numerous leadership roles in the National Dental Association, and is a member of the American Dental Association and the American College of Dentists.  He is a consultant to the legal profession on Dental issues.  He is married to Fran Cook-Bolden, a Manhattan Dermatologist, and is the father of 3 children, none who are interested in Dentistry.


Aristotle Lyssikatos, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.G.D.


Dr. Lyssikatos is an attending dentist and General Practice Residency Program Director at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island. He attended Rutgers University in New Jersey for his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees both in biology. Dr. Lyssikatos went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors at New York University College of Dentistry in 2005, completing a general practice residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in 2006 and a fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2009. Before coming to Coney Island, Dr. Lyssikatos was the Dental Director at Newark Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center in NJ, for nine years where he was voted as one of New Jersey’s Top Dentists in 2014 and 2015. In 2015, Dr. Lyssikatos was designated by Incisal Edge Magazine as one of America’s Top Young Dentists, 40 under 40. He has published articles on compound odontoma and stem cells found in pediatric dentition in the Journal of Oral Health and Community Dentistry.


Robert Pellecchia, DDS, FACS


Dr. Pellecchia received his Oral and Maxillofacial training at Lincoln Hospital and New York Medical College. He has 39 years of clinical experience involving all complexities of care. Dr. Pellecchia was the former Chairman and Program Director in OMFS at Geisinger Hospital for 11 years. During his tenure he conceptualized and implemented two resident education programs in Pediatric Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He was the former program Director at NY Medical College in OMFS and is currently the Chairman and Program Director in OMFS at Lincoln Hospital. Dr. Pellecchia is a member of the American Society of TMJ Surgeons and is well regarded as an expert in total reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint both nationally and internationally. Dr. Pellecchia is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as recognition for his extensive surgical background.


Joanne Saint Paul, D.D.S.


Dr. Saint Paul is the Associate Program Director of the General Practice Residency training program at Health + Hospitals/Lincoln and a solo practitioner. She provides a wide scope of cosmetic and implant dentistry services. Dr. Saint Paul received her professional training at the New York University, College of Dentistry before pursuing the General Practice Residency at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center. Later, she completed the Advanced Training in Implant Dentistry at New York University.

At Lincoln, Dr. Saint Paul is a member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, Dental Department Quality Improvement Committee, and Resident Selection Committee. She is also a member of numerous professional organizations like the Queens County Dental Society, New York State Dental Association and American Dental Association. Recently, she was appointed as a Site Surveyor for the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Saint Paul brings to Lincoln many years of clinical and professional experience, strong leadership and dedication to the ideals of residency education and high quality patient care.


Josephine Sullivan, D.D.S.


Josephine E. Sullivan, D.D.S. is currently the Assistant Director of the General Practice Program at Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital since 2004 to present.   She obtained her D.D.S at S.U.N.Y Stony Brook in 2001.  She completed a 2 year general practice residency at Montefiore Medical at Jacobi Medical Center and graduated in 2004. She is a member of the America Dental Association with Bronx County and the 9 th District. She is also on the executive board for the Bronx County Dental Society. She has been a general practice attending at Jacobi and North Central Bronx since 2004.    Also, she works at a private practice in the Bronx for the past 30 years. She started as an assistance and continued there after becoming a dentist.  Also, she is a member of the Antonio Medici Italian American Society 213.


Farhad Yeroshalmi, DMD, FAAPD, FICD


Dr. Farhad Yeroshalmi graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and subsequently completed a residency in Dental Medicine and Surgery at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He continued his Advanced Specialty Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr. Yeroshalmi joined the Jacobi Medical Center in 2004, and was instrumental in the initiation and development of the Residency Program in Pediatric Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. Dr. Yeroshalmi is a Professor of Dentistry & Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, holds an appointment to the medical staff in the Department of Dentistry and the Department of Pediatrics at the Jacobi Medical Center, and is well published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. Dr. Yeroshalmi has served on the Council on Post-Doctoral Education of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for five consecutive terms as the Chair of the Society of Post-Doctoral Program Directors, as well as serving on the Examination Committee of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

In 2020, Dr. Yeroshalmi was inducted into the International College of Dentists, one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary dental societies in the world, bestowed on fewer than 3% of dentists in the United States, for his demonstrated Integrity, Leadership and Service to others. In addition to educating and training residents, Dr. Yeroshalmi provides extensive pediatric dental care to patients in the operating room and clinical setting.