NY Smile Creators in Flushing, New York

Meet Flushing Dentist & Dental Team


Richard J. Gochman, DDS

Flushing, NY Dentist, Dr. Richard J. GochmanDr. Richard Gochman obtained his bachelor's degree from SUNY- Oneonta, and then attended Columbia University, where he received his DDS degree in 1983. After graduating, he completed a residency program in general dentistry at Bronx–Lebanon Hospital, a division of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

In 1984, he started private practice at his current location in Flushing, New York. Dr. Gochman serves as an attending dentist at Bronx–Lebanon Hospital, where he supervises and lectures for the residency program in fixed prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, cosmetic veneers). His professional memberships include the American Dental Association (ADA), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA), International Dental Health Foundation (IDHF), American Dental Implant Association and the Associate of the World Clinical Laser Institute. He is also a former member of the New York Society of Forensic Dentistry.

Dr. Gochman is certified in implant prosthetic restorations from Nobel, 3I, and Zimmer. He has completed numerous advanced courses on veneers and all-ceramic restorations. The Consumers Research Council named him as one of the Top 100 Dentists in Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in 2007. He was also named in 2005 Srathmore’s Who’s Who for Business in Dentistry.

Dr. Gochman, a native New Yorker, grew up in Flushing. He currently resides in Long Island with his wife and two daughters. His hobbies include golf, tennis, and coaching his daughters’ softball teams.

Teju Bharati, DDS

Flushing, NY dentist, Dr. Teju BharatiDr. Teju Bharati earned her Bachelors in Science degree from SUNY-Binghamton University and then attended New York University College of Dentistry where she received her DDS degree. After graduation, she completed a residency program in general dentistry at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital where she served as chief resident and trained in endodontics, oral surgery and prosthetics. 

Dr. Bharati has professional memberships in the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association. Dr. Bharati is working towards earning a prestigious honor to be a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. She has completed numerous courses in same day dentistry CEREC technology for all-ceramic restorations including onlays, crowns, veneers and implant restorations. 

Dr. Bharati was born and raised in Rockland County, NY and currently resides in NYC. She loves to play tennis, snowboard and spend time with her family. In her spare time, she is passionate about reading, cooking and music. 

Dental Team

Sandra, Dental Hygienist

Sandra became a part of our team in 2013 and has more than 10 years of experience in dentistry. As one of our dental hygienists, she is dedicated to helping patients create and maintain a nice, clean smile. She previously studied at the New York City College of Technology and Hunter College. Sandra is an only child and believes in putting family first. She enjoys traveling, dance, and is an alumni of the Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps.


Administrative Team

Eileen, Office Manager

Eileen joined our office in 2014 but has more than 30 years of experience already behind her. She previously studied business at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and enjoys learning new information. Born in Queens, Eileen loves spending time with her friends. She also volunteers and likes anything animal-related. She has three pets.


Clinical Team

Maddy, Dental Assistant

Maddy has been with the office since 2011. She loves assisting the doctor, and she always has a smile on. She has two Sons and is a great mother and wife.


Ines, Dental Assistant

Ines has been in the dental field for 8 years. She enjoys anything having to do with teeth. On her down time she goes to the gym, rides bike and plays handball. Ines loves spending time with her family and her two dogs; Lola & Bam Bam. "My goal in this office is to keep everyone laughing".