Meet the Doctors

Comprehensive Dental Group:
Meet Your Larchmont Dentists

About Dr. Ira Berman DMD

 Dr. Ira A Berman grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y.. He graduated from Boston University with a B.A in biology in 1987.  He then studied at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he received his DMD degree in 1991.Dr. Ira Berman

After finishing dental school , he completed a 2 year residency in  Dental and Oral surgery at Brookdale Hospital and Medical center in 1993.

He began treating patients at Comprehensive Dental Group in 1994.  Dr. Berman provides all types of  dentistry, with an emphasis on the latest cosmetic and orthodontic techniques. He  married  his wife Dawn in 1999 and they have a son, Zachary.

Dr. Berman is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Functional Orthodontics, and International Association of Orthodontics.



About Dr. Jeffrey Simon, DDS

Dr. Jeffrey Simon Dr. Simon, also a Brooklyn native, graduated from Brooklyn College in 1969 with a B.A. in Biology. He subsequently studied at New York University College of Dentistry, earning his DDS degree in 1973. After spending six years in private practice he pursued his postgraduate dental education in Pediatric Dentistry, a two year specialty program at Harbor/ UCLA Hospital in Torrance, California, which he completed   in 1981.                       

After residing in California and Taiwan, Dr. Simon returned to the NYC area and began his Pediatric Dental practice at Comprehensive Dental Group in Larchmont in 1986. Additionally, his pursuit of continuing education in the field of Orthodontics has allowed him to expand the scope of his practice to include Orthodontic treatment as well.

Dr. Simon's unique blend of skills and personality have enabled him to establish many long-lasting relationships with area residents. He cordially invites you to become a member of the CDG family.



About Dr. Chris Harlin, DMD 

Dr.Harlin was born and raised in the suburbs of Putnam County before pursing his academics in Massachusetts. After obtaining a Bachelor’s in Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dr. Harlin then pursued his dental education at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and was awarded Magna cum laude. Dr. Harlin furthered his training at Jacobi Medical Center’s level 1 trauma center as a general practice resident. There Dr.Harlin gained great experience in comprehensive treatment planning, treating those who are medically compromised and implant restorations. 

Dr. Harlin is dedicated to the needs of his patients and strives to deliver superior results by developing each treatment plan in detail, based on the unique oral health needs and treatment objectives of every patient. He also believes strongly in open communication, providing patients with information about their condition, care and treatment and answering every patient’s questions and concerns so they can feel confident and secure in their care and their results.




  About Dr. Joshua Chubak, DDS

Dr. Joshua ChubakIn the event that root canal therapy is needed, our office provides the services of  Dr. Joshua Chubak DDS, a Board Eligible Root Canal Specialist (Endodontist).

Dr. Joshua Chubak is a board eligible specialist member of the American Association of Endodontists. An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in saving teeth by performing root canal therapy, or related surgeries and treatments. Withd a focus on biologically based patient care using the latest technologies, he aims to treat each patient with the most up to date and comfortable care.

Joshua Chubak is a native New Yorker. He received his DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry (NYU). Afterwards, he completed a one year residency at the Lutheran Medical Center Brooklyn Heights Campus Hospital – training in all aspects of dentistry .  He then went on to complete his Advanced Specialty Training in Endodontics at NYU.   



Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection.  In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.

Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed.  Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth.

Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime, although on occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to new infections.

Signs and symptoms for possible root canal therapy:

  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums.
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold.
  • Severe toothache pain.
  • Sometimes no symptoms are present.
  • Swelling and/or tenderness.

Reasons for root canal therapy:

  • Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth).
  • Infection or abscess have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip.
  • Injury or trauma to the tooth.

What does root canal therapy involve?

A root canal procedure requires one or more appointments and can be performed by our endodontist ( root canal specialist).

While the tooth is numb, a rubber dam (a sheet of rubber) will be placed around the tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva.  An access opening is made on top of the tooth and a series of root canal files are placed into the opening, one at a time, removing the pulp, nerve tissue, and bacteria.  If tooth decay is present, it will also be removed with special dental instruments.

Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, the root canals will be sealed with either a permanent filling or, if additional appointments are needed, a temporary filling will be placed.

In addition, all teeth that have root canal treatment should have a crown (cap) placed.  This will protect the tooth and prevent it from breaking, and restore it to its full function.

After treatment, your tooth may still be sensitive, but this will subside as the inflammation diminishes and the tooth has healed.

You will be given care instructions after each appointment.  Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal treatment. 

About Dr. Joseph Aronoff, DDS

Dr. Joseph Aronoff Dr. Joseph Aronoff strives for excellence and provides ultimate attention to detail in all of the services he provides his patients. He received his D.D.S degree from NYU College of Dentistry in 2001. He then attended Temple University School of Dental Medicine, and earned his Masters Degree and Specialty Certificate in Periodontics and Oral Implantology in 2005. Furthering his achievements, Dr. Aronoff became a Fellow & a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 2007.

Dr. Aronoff provides comprehensive and innovative solutions to each of his patient's particular oral health concerns and needs. He has a great ability to customize individual treatment plans to meet each patients' desires, resources, and time availability. He has a calming manner and is known for his gentle touch. Dr. Aronoff is a talented surgeon whose patients and dentists appreciate the esthetic and functional results he consistently delivers. Dr. Aronoffs training covers all aspects of periodontics and implant surgery, including soft tissue and hard tissue reconstruction, bone grafting, and gingival (gum) grafting.

Do one of our specialities interest you? Need a free consultation to see  if its right for you? If so, schedule an appointment with us in Larchmont, NY today! We look forward to hearing from you!

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Comprehensive Dental Group
2001 Palmer Ave Larchmont, NY 10538
Phone: (914) 834-0220