Meet Dr. Whitney!
Whitney Mostafiz-Levinson, D.M.D., M.S. is a Board-Certified Orthodontist in NYC on the Upper East Side. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at NYU. A Long Island native, Dr. Whitney studied Human Biology and Visual Arts at Brown University, graduating with honors. She completed dental school at Harvard School of Dental Medicine also with honors. Dr. Whitney completed her orthodontics residency at the historic University of Illinois at Chicago, where her research led to a Masters degree.
During her training, Dr. Whitney was fortunate to travel to Sydney, Australia twice to perform and publish award-winning research on obstructive sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy. This research was published in the peer-reviewed journals Chest and the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in 2011 and 2019, respectively. Dr. Whitney published her knowledge on early intervention orthodontics in the peer-reviewed dental journal Compendium in 2019, as well.
Her passion to educate has led to presentations at conferences, study clubs, more recently webinars, as well as on the radio. Dr. Whitney speaks on topics that include early intervention orthodontics, sleep-disordered breathing/obstructive sleep apnea, multidisciplinary orthodontic treatment, and Invisalign treatment planning and design. She has treated both children and adults with traditional braces and aligner therapy. In addition, Dr. Whitney has experience with combined surgical treatment and seeing patients with craniofacial abnormalities.
Dr. Whitney is also an active leader in the dental community. She was chosen to participate in the 2015 American Association of Orthodontists Emerging Leaders Conference. She was also selected for the Charley Schulz Competition and presented her research in May 2015. Dr. Whitney is currently president of the New York chapter of the Alpha Omega International Dental Society. She has also served on the 2017-2021 steering committees for NYC Give Kids a Smile, and has been featured on NY1, HooplaHa and in the Huffington Post. Please check out Dr. Whitney being interviewed by HooplaHa about GKAS HERE! She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, New York County Dental Society, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Whitney keeps an active and healthy lifestyle that she encourages with her patients. She loves to practice yoga and run, and even finished the Chicago Marathon in 2013. She enjoys creating bespoke Swarovski art, drawing, painting, photography, and graphic design. You can see more art at www.sparklehop.com! Dr. Whitney enjoys spending time with her family, especially with her wild toddler Asher and chatty baby Eden!
Dr. Whitney is currently accepting new patients. She looks forward to helping you smile on the inside & outside.
Fun fact: Dr. Whitney dreamed to be an orthodontist since she was 12!
Selected Artwork by Dr. Whitney
Cephalometric Self Portrait
Self Portrait, Abstract
Enamel, Up Close and Personal
Teeth All Over
Dental Eye Chart