Meet the Doctor

Dr. Ruby Gelman was born and raised in Reading, Massachusetts (Go Sox!) and by the time she was 12 years old, she had endured 11 tooth extractions and worn braces for 3 years! After graduating from Maimonides School in Brookline, MA, Dr. Ruby attended Barnard College of Columbia University for her undergraduate education. She then received her dental degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1998. Dr. Gelman completed her Specialty Training in Pediatric Dentistry from The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo/SUNY at Buffalo in 2000, where she also served as a clinical instructor in the department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry. For more than the last decade, Dr. Gelman has happily made New York City her home.

Dr. Gelman is an active member of the New York County Dental Society where she serves on the Board of Directors as the Chair of the Public and Professional Relations Committee, as well as leads the Society’s community service efforts in children’s dental health. Dr. Gelman is an active member in the American Dental Association, The Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The New York Academy of Collaborative Dentistry, and the American Association of Women Dentists and participates extensively in continuing education programs both for pediatric dentists and dental professionals in general. Dr. Gelman is proud to have written and been quoted in several published articles. Dr. Gelman is extremely proud to have been chosen by Nickelodeon Parents Picks as the best pediatric dentist in New York City for 2009!

Dr. Gelman has many interests outside of dentistry as well. She is an active member of the Alumnae Association of Barnard College. Together with her husband, Dr. Gelman proudly supports Legal Outreach, a college preparatory program committed to the success of urban youth from underserved communities in New York City. Dr. Gelman also serves on the Steering Committee of the Chabad Israel Center. In addition, she loves music, movies, cooking, and photography!

Dr. Gelman lives in midtown Manhattan with her husband Shimon Shkury and her children Ari and Avital. Dr. Gelman is dedicated to providing pediatric dental care in a warm, nurturing environment. She looks forward to welcoming you to her practice!

Dental Tips

Rinse your mouth with plain water a few times each day when you don't have a chance to use a toothbrush or floss. This helps dislodge food particles trapped next to teeth that cause problems when left there too long. The importance? Exposed roots are softer than dental enamel and can form decay more easily.


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