About Us


Meet Dr. Larisa Takhalova

Practice Philosophy

As one of Upstate New York’s top female orthodontists, Dr. Larisa’s top priority is to create beautiful and healthy smiles while providing the best quality of care for each of her patients. In addition to providing the highest standard of care, she strives to create a warm, calm, compassionate and stress free environment.

Affiliations & Awards

Dr. Larisa grew up in New York City and graduated Summa Cum Laude from CUNY, Queens College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree with high honors from New York University College of Dentistry. She is a member of the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society and is the recipient of many academic and clinical awards, including Dr. Samuel Hess Award for Outstanding Scholarship, NYU College of Dentistry Merit Scholarship and Honors in Esthetic Dentistry.

She continued her education by completing a three year specialty training in Orthodontics at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, gaining extensive experience in comprehensive orthodontics, orthognathic surgical cases, Invisalign, ceramic braces, early interceptive Phase 1 treatment, cleft lip/palate and dentofacial deformities. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics and North Eastern Society of Orthodontics.

Your smile is our top priority.

Our Philosophy

We take pride in providing a welcoming and comfortable environment where our multigenerational, family-friendly practice can focus on our patients' needs. Our team also promises to provide a welcoming, comfortable environment and make treatment fun with creative contests and prizes. Call us today to schedule an appointment and experience the difference at Scotia Orthodontics.

Caring for Our Community

Our Commitment to Giving Back

Our team is committed to giving back to our local community and making a positive impact on the lives of our patients and their families. We are proud to support many local schools, churches, and community organizations. As a practice, we are dedicated to making a difference in our community, and we look forward to continuing to give back in meaningful ways.
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