The Heart of Tuckahoe and Riverdale: The Story Behind Our Family-Run Orthodontic Practices

Drs. Woo and Polan: Bronx and Tuckahoe NY Orthodontists

Bronx, NY – Nearly every orthodontic practice will tell you that they are a family-focused, but that’s never been truer than for Riverdale Family Orthodontics and Tuckahoe Family Orthodontics. The practices are led by Dr. Catherine Woo and Dr. Sam Polan, who are partners in and out of the orthodontic practices. 

Ivy League Excellence

Drs. Woo and Polan’s Journey to Orthodontic Mastery

Together, the husband and wife team of Dr. Polan and Dr. Woo strives to serve their communities with excellence and cutting edge treatments. The doctors have a combined five Ivy League degrees between them! By outing their partnership to work, their patients are assured they are receiving the most exceptional orthodontic treatment to be found anywhere. 

Cultivating Global Expertise for Local Impact

The Inspiring Stories of Drs. Woo and Polan

Dr. Woo was born in New Jersey before moving to Taipei, Taiwan in fifth grade. She returned to New York City for her higher education, attending Columbia University – Columbia College for her bachelor’s degree and Columbia University for both her D.D.S. and Master of Science degree. As one of only seven residents out of hundreds of applications to Columbia’s prestigious orthodontics program, Dr. Woo received multi-disciplinary training that allows her to provide individualized, comprehensive treatment for every patient. 

Dr. Polan is originally from New Rochelle, where he attended local public schools from kindergarten through high school. He attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he received his bachelor’s degree in biology. After graduating, he, like Dr. Woo, attended Columbia University, earning both is D.S.S. and his Master of Science degree. During his time at Columbia, Dr. Polan was proud to lead the student-run dental clinic, providing free dental care to those in need. 

A Dedication to Diverse and Accessible Orthodontic Care

Dr. Woo and Dr. Polan work together in every aspect of their lives, allowing their patients the benefit of their combined expertise, work ethics, and dedication to their crafts. At their offices, you’ll find welcoming environments and patients of all ages and backgrounds. Dr. Polan is fluent in Spanish and English, and Dr. Woo is fluent in Mandarin, and English. This allows them to serve the diverse populations and ensure excellent communication. 

Dr. Woo and Dr. Polan are committed to the same vision – ensuring their patients receive the care they need, when they need it most. They offer comprehensive treatment plans, but they also work hard to ensure that treatment can fit comfortably in any budget. Their offices accept most major PPO insurance plans and they also offer interest-free, in-house financing and flexible payment plans.

If you’re in need of orthodontic treatment, why not turn to the truly family-led practices of Riverdale Family Orthodontics and Tuckahoe Family Orthodontics? Together, Dr. Woo, Dr. Polan and their highly trained teams have everything you need to have the smile of your dreams. Call Riverdale Family Orthodontics today at 718-884-7700 or Tuckahoe Family Orthodontics at 914-654-1859. 

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