After graduating with an applied math major/physics minor from Queens College, Dr. Lopatkin looked for a career that would also allow him the ability to interact with people to better their lives. Orthodontics does just that. He received his Dental degree at the University at Stony Brook, and his Orthodontic training at New York University College of dentistry in 1987. Soon after, he purchased a small practice in Astoria, Queens and now Astoria Family Orthodontics has been delivering high quality orthodontic services for over 30 years. He lives on Long Island with his wife Susan, who is the Mayor of their village. But he still considers Astoria his second home. In his free time, he loves biking, playing golf, photography and visiting his two daughters Stefanie and Allison.