One of my greatest passions as an orthodontist is making people happy by helping to instill a feeling of self-confidence through a beautiful and well-deserved smile. There is nothing more rewarding than treating a quiet, shy, introverted child, watching him or her open up once treatment is complete. Another great perk to my work in orthodontics is meeting new people, learning about them, and developing a friendly relationship that lasts through time. All of my patients are fun to work with and everyone has a story to tell. My patients become a part of the family here at our practice, which makes for an extremely enjoyable atmosphere.
I have been living in Long Island, New York for 30 years. I am happily married to my wife, Toby, and we have six kids, Emily, Ari, Michael, Cheryl, Steven, and Sara. When I’m not working, I enjoy bike riding, snorkeling, and photography. I am a board member at one of my sons’ schools as well as many other community boards.
I love what I do. As the old saying goes, when you love what you do you never have to work a day in your life!
I have been practicing for 15 years, graduating from New York University with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery and then from Temple University with a Master of Science in Dentistry/Orthodontic Certification. I stay abreast of the latest dental techniques and practices through continuing education, attending the annual meetings of the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists and the American Academy of Orthodontists. My practice is Suresmile® certified and my team travels for training once a year in this protocol. We have also attended courses on soft tissue laser, temporary anchorage device placement, 3D cone beam imaging, as well as classes on computer management and imaging technology.