I've always enjoyed working with my hands and interrelating with people. I decided on dentistry and was accepted at New York University College of Dentistry. I spent the next four years studying in Manhattan. I have been practicing on Long Island for over 30 years and consider it the best of two worlds. It has the easier pace of suburbia, the ocean, and close proximity to a great city. The best thing about practicing on Long Island is the people. We have developed wonderful relationships with patients who became friends. It's been special to watch their families grow; some now have their own children.
I've always believed it's a major responsibility to constantly keep current with the major advancements in knowledge and technology in dentistry. Dentistry has never been better, with dramatic reductions in cavities, the high success rate of implants, prevention therapies, and amazing cosmetics such as whitening teeth, tooth colored fillings, porcelain veneers, bonding, and the ability to comfortably treat our patients and relieve their concerns.
Shortly after graduating from dental school, I received my fellowship degree from the Academy of General Dentistry for continued education. I attended the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dentistry in Florida. I have volunteered my time for more than 15 years at Long Island Jewish Hospital and Nassau County Medical Center teaching dentistry to recent dentists as a payback for all the valuable continuing education others have provided to me.