For 37 years, my passion has been providing the most up-to-date, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning to give my patients optimal health, comfort, function, and beauty.
I believe each patient has a unique story, and find it very rewarding to understand and get to know every patient I treat. This allows me to create an individualized treatment plan that will be most effective and most convenient. I'm enthusiastic about developing my patients' trust so that I can provide the very best care for them.
Education and continuing education
My engineering background led me to a field where I am able to use my manual dexterity, artistic ability, and desire for interpersonal relationships to achieve beautiful smiles. A graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Bachelor of Engineering Science, I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University before completing a general practice residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. I later joined the teaching staff at the hospital.
Accepted by the Academy of General Dentistry as a Fellow, I have also been honored by the New York State Dental Society and am a visiting faculty member of the Pankey Institute, as well as past president of the LD Pankey Alumni Association. I also have been awarded the distinguished status of Pankey Scholar.
With nearly 5,000 hours of continuing education, I strive to provide the most advanced and state-of-the-art treatment for my patients.
Outside the office
I was deputy mayor of my community of Woodsburgh, NY 1989 to 2013, where I live with my wife of 46 years, Sharyn. I enjoy catching up with my adult children, Ari, his wife Reena, my daughter Amanda and her husband Ian. My hobbies include playing golf, riding my Harley Davidson, traveling, and playing with my grandchildren, David and Zane. I also enjoy going to the theater, ballet, fine dining, and playing with two granddogs, Daphne and Lacey.
My Professional Affiliations:
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Academy of Osseointegration
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Northeastern Gnathological Society
- American Prosthodontic Society
- New York Academy of Dentistry
- New York Dental Society
- Nassau County Dental Society
- The Academy of Pankey Scholars
- New York Dental Forum
- Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity
- Pankey Faculty Study Club