Meet The Doctor

Dr. Roxanna Khajavi, DMD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Roxanna Khajavi (known as Dr. Roxy by her patients) grew up in Southern California. She attended UCLA for her undergraduate degree and studied biology. A couple years later, she moved to Boston to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, she went on to complete both her General Practice and Pediatrics residencies at Maimonides Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident in her last year.

Dr. Roxy is devoted to staying up to date on the latest information and technology in pediatric dentistry. She believes communication is one of the most important aspects of her practice and will take the time to explain all treatment options in depth with each family. She loves working with her young patients and is looking forward to bringing happy and healthy smiles to the community.  In her spare time she loves to bake, do yoga, and garden.

Dr. Ryan Trulby, DDS, MS

Board - Eligible Orthodontist

“Dedicated treatment and care to give you the smile and confidence you deserve”
  • Graduated from Columbia University Postdoctoral Orthodontics Program and Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
  • Experienced Invisalign and Damon braces provider
  • Focused on providing exemplary orthodontic treatment for both children and adults


  • Columbia University Postdoctoral Orthodontics Program, MS
  • Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, DDS
  • Licensed to practice in the state of New York and New Jersey
  • Graduate of several intensive Invisalign courses


  • Several years providing orthodontic treatment for children and adults
  • Experienced Invisalign and Damon braces provider
  • Fluent Spanish speaker


  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Aligner Intensive Fellowship for advanced Invisalign treatment

Outside the office:

  • Avid reader, marathon runner, lover of dogs (especially my boxer, Niko), Spanish speaker in training, skiing fanatic, travel junkie, and always looking to cook something new!”
Phong Ta, DDS

Board Certified Dentist Anesthesiologist

Dr. Phong Ta specializes in delivering anesthesia for dentistry and is a Board Certified Dentist Anesthesiologist with extensive anesthesia training from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. While at that institution he was trained to provide the full spectrum of anesthesia from mild sedation to complete general anesthesia for a wide range of procedures and patients. As part of his training Dr. Ta maintains active certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life support (PALS).

During his career he has worked with dentists throughout the New York Metropolitan area and has treated thousands of patients, both pediatric and adult, in the dental office setting. Mobile dental anesthesia is a unique combination of medicine and dentistry that Dr. Ta has honed his skills in over the years, and he is proud to be a specialist who can offer these services for patients in and around the New York City area.

Prior to his time at Mount Sinai Hospital, he competed a general practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System in California in association with Stanford University. As a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland’s Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dr. Ta was in the top 10% of his class and was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinctions from multiple departments.

As a member of the medical and dental community, Dr. Ta maintains membership in the following organizations:

  • American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
  • American Dental Association
  • New York State Dental Association
  • New York County Dental Society
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society

Outside the world of medicine and dentistry Dr. Ta is an avid musician and plays the violin with several orchestras throughout the city.

Battery Park Pediatric Dentists Staff

Battery Park Kids Dentist’s staff consists of passionate individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your child’s visits to our office.

Battery Park Kids Dentist includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with both you and your child to provide the best care possible.

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