Meet the Doctors at Belknap Dental Associates
Dr. Robert Chaikin, D.M.D.
Dr. Chaikin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine in 1966. He served in the U.S. military, including a distinguished tour with the US Army in Vietnam. He founded Belknap Dental Associates in 1972 as the first vertically integrated group dental practice in New Hampshire. Dr. Chaikin is affiliated with many professional organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis
- New Hampshire Dental Society
- New England Dental Society
- American College of Oral Implantology
- American Society of Osseointegration
- Stomatological Society
- Psi Omega Professional Fraternity
Dr. Chaikin maintains a committed interest in community service. He is a former President of the Seacoast Chapter American Red Cross; a former President and Director of Temple Israel of Portsmouth, NH; a former Director of The Seacoast Repertory Theatre; and currently serves as a Director of the Bow Street Theatre Trust. He is a Life Member of several organizations, including, The One Hundred Club of New Hampshire, American Legion Post 35, Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Rifle Association, Jewish War Veterans. He is currently a Proprietor of the Portsmouth Athenaeum and a member of the Hampton Rod & Gun Club. Married with two daughters and five grand-kids Dr. Chaikin enjoys skiing, golf and hiking.
Dr. Joseph Dubanoski, D.D.S.
Dr. Dubanoski received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota. He continued his education and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1983. He also participated in the Advanced General Dentistry Residency Program in 1983. He participates in a wide range of continuing education courses on a regular basis. He joined Belknap Dental Associates in 1985. In 2011 and 2012, Dr. Dubanoski was given the honor of distinction and excellence in being named one of “America’s Top Dentists” by Consumers’ Research Council of America. Dr. Dubanoski has been trained in the latest procedures in cosmetic dentistry and has more than 27 years of experience performing all types of work on patients of all ages. His knowledge of dental implants, porcelain veneers, and the latest tooth whitening treatments allow him to go beyond basic dentistry and give every patient a beautiful smile and a healthy mouth.
Dr. Frank Manchester, D.D.S.
Dr. Manchester has been in private practice for 30 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973 from Ohio State University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1976 from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. In his senior year, he was one of twenty students (out of 200), chosen to spend his senior year in a general practice residency program. Dr. Manchester is a member of professional organizations in both New Hampshire and Ohio. He is licensed to practice in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Ohio. He fulfills continuing education requirements on a regular basis for all three states. Dr. Manchester practices all phases of dentistry, however, it is especially interested and skilled in cosmetic and crown and bridge restorative dentistry. Dr. Manchester combines advanced dental technologies with a gentle, friendly style. His focus on utilizing cutting edge clinical and advanced cosmetic techniques ensure beautiful, healthy smiles for his patients.
Dr. Jyoti Thapa, D.D.S.
Dr. Jyoti Thapa brings extensive dental training and experience in patient care to the professional staff of Belknap Dental Associates. Prior to receiving her 2007 Doctorate in Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry, in New York City, she completed rigorous academic and clinical training abroad, receiving a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at Bapuji Dental College and Hospital in Karnataka, India. Dr. Thapa’s training and clinical experience include service at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and the National Dental Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal. She has focused her clinical skills in preventive, restorative and aesthetic dentistry. Clinically, Dr. Thapa also enjoys the challenges of pediatric care and has completed training in Anterior Invisalign Orthodontics. A strong proponent of preventive health services and interventional treatments, Dr. Thapa focuses on patient education and patient motivation, encouraging better outcomes through home oral health maintenance. Dr. Thapa is well regarded by her patients for her clinical thoroughness and her devotion to providing her patients with gentle, calming services.
Dr. Alex Latsilnik, D.M.D.
Dr. Latsilnik’s ambition to pursue a career in the health professions began early. Growing up in the Russian Federation where education is highly competitive he embarked on a career path requiring two elements for success: high grades and superior motivation. His resolve earned him a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the prestigious St. Petersburg Medical/Dental University in 1999.
A passion for working with youngsters and adolescent patients initiated a second round of academics and Dr. Latsilnik returned to university for post-graduate studies in Pediatric Dentistry. He completed the Postgraduate Residency Program at the Medical Academy for Postgraduate Studies, St. Petersburg and practiced as a pediatric specialist until he and his family moved to the United States.
Aspiring to further broaden his education Dr. Latsilnik was accepted for courses to further his education and in 2011 he earned an advanced degree as Doctor of Dental Medicine, D.M.D., completing studies at the Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University.
Combining his multifaceted dental education with his expanded proficiencies in surgical procedures and complex restorative dentistry Dr. Latsilnik joined the professional staff at Belknap Dental Associate. His composed and caring skills are self-evident and appreciated by his many grateful patients.
In his free time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, and kayaking; accompanied by his wife and two children.
Dr. Rayanne Lee, D.M.D, Orthodontist
Dr. Rayanne E. Lee, a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics brings extensive academic, clinical, and interpersonal skills to our office. A graduate of Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Lee has earned additional degrees (Bachelor of Science, Master of Public Health, and a Master of Dental Sciences);
as well as having received many academic honors and awards. She has authored a number of scientific publications and participated in several research studies. She holds licenses and certifications in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire. She maintains active professional memberships in the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New Hampshire Dental Associations.
Dr. Lee has developed proficiency in a wide array of treatment plans utilizing many different bracket systems and other orthodontic modalities. Her training allows for a wide case range of treatment including interceptive treatment, child, adolescent and adult orthodontics including interdisciplinary collaboration, orthognathic surgery, cleft lip and palate management, and sleep oral appliance therapy.
Dr. Lee’s community service outreach and leadership experience includes advocating for geriatric health, homeless youth, public health projects, Special Olympics and community outreach mentoring.
When not engaged in academic and clinical pursuits nor skiing down the slopes, Dr. Lee may be found gardening or playing either the piano or the flute.