Dr. Karabin graduated the Bronx High School of Science and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the City University of New York at Lehman College. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1981 and Certification in Periodontics from Columbia College of Dental Medicine in 1984 where she has a faculty appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor.
Dr. Karabin is a board certified periodontist and a Diplomates of theAmerican Board of Periodontology. This certification is awarded after a rigorous examination by The American Board of Periodontology and is a distinction held by fewer than one percent of the dentists in the United States.
She is also a chairman of a non-profit organization called En Foco which supports the creation of work by photographers from diverse cultures, primarily those of Latino, African, Asian and Native Americans. Dr. Karabin also volunteers for the Donated Dental Services program.
Scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning, is the process of removing of dental plaque and calculus trapped under the gums which causes inflammation and can lead to advanced periodontal disease.