Dr. Marika Chikvashvili was originally born in Tbilisi, Georgia. At the age of 8 she moved to New York City, and has been a New Yorker ever since. In pursuit of her dream of becoming an Orthodontist, she graduated Cum Laude from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. Dr. Chikvashvili then earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at The Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. While studying dentistry, she also had a desire to give back to those in need, and participated in multiple outreach missions to deliver dental care to underserved communities.
One such outreach involved spending two weeks at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota,working with the Oglala Sioux tribe. Unwavering in her interest in the specialty of Orthodontics, she furthered her education by completing a three-year Orthodontic Residency at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine.
During that time she was the recipient of the Leo Sreebny award for the best post-graduate research project for her work on “The Deviated Nasal Septum and its Effect on the Development of the Jaws”.
Dr. Marika has practiced orthodontics in several communities around New York City and Long Island. She is committed to providing the highest quality of care to her patients and is always furthering her knowledge of new state of the art technologies and orthodontic treatment modalities. She is an active member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontics.
In her spare time you can find her strolling around her neighborhood in the West Village of Manhattan, hiking, painting, or planning travels to explore new parts of the world.
"I worked there before and all my stars are given to the amazing Dr. Marika Chikvashvili. She is a great person and exceptional at her work. I was so inspired by her. She was super patient and welcoming and super respectful ( a lot of doctors should learn from her). Anyone would be lucky to work with Dr. Marika. She is the best orthodontist I have ever met. Thanks to her I want to keep pursuing my degree in dentistry. She is truly an inspiration 💕"