Ali Attaie

Ali Attaie, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry

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About Me

Dr. Attaie is as an Assistant Professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Dentistry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He maintains a hospital pediatric dental surgery practice and serves on the Mount Sinai Hospital Cleft and Craniofacial Team. Dr. Attaie is the Director Emeritus of the Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine and Residency Program at Mount Sinai Hospital which he led from 2009 to 2014.

Dr. Attaie has a great interest in increasing access to oral health care services. He co-founded the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center Dental Clinic which is dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care at no cost to patients. Dr. Attaie is also the co-founder and president of Hellosmile, a network of pediatric dental and orthodontic centers across New York City with over 45,000 annual visits. Hellosmile's primary mission is to improve access to dental services. Dr. Attaie has published numerous articles and book chapters on genetics of dental and craniofacial development, pediatric dental medicine, healthcare management, design thinking and social entrepreneurship. He is a consultant to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the Healthfirst clinical quality board.

Dr. Attaie's clinical foci include early childhood caries, pediatric sedation and management, pain management, pediatric dentofacial trauma, pediatric hospital dentistry and dental surgery, cleft lip and palate, ectodermal dysplasia, pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, interceptive orthodontics, school based oral health, dental treatment of children with developmental delay and special needs, pediatric oral health in medical education and workforce and access to care for pediatric oral health.

In the News:

Dr. Attaie’s contribution to the story about the repair of cleft lip and palate of a newborn in time for Christmas.

Dr. Attaie is recognized in the Spring issue of the UCSF Magazine for social entrepreneurial approach towards solving the problem of access care oral health care in the pediatric population.

Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West