Dr. Michael Lazar - official team dentist of
the New York Islanders

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Michael Lazar
Michael Lazar, DDS

Dr. Lazar's commitment to creating unforgettable smiles started more than 30 years ago. Although involved in all aspects of general dentistry he has a major focus on implant tooth replacement, prosthetic and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Lazar has created long lasting relationships with his patients including well-known celebrity smiles. Dr. Lazar's extensive knowledge with porcelain veneers has earned him an indisputable reputation on Long Island as being one of the best cosmetic dentists. Dr. Lazar is also the dentist for many professional athletes and is the team dentist for the NY Islanders. With every detail precisely planned, his intensity for excellence will showcase in your award-winning smile!

Dr. Lazar was given the honor by LI Pulse magazine as "Doctor of Distinction" for cosmetic dentistry. - Read more about it here.

Dr. Daniel Coyle
Daniel F. Coyle, DDS

Dr. Coyle's major contribution is endodontics (root canal therapy), and he enjoys all phases of general dentistry. "Endo" is the Greek word for "inside" and "odont" is Greek for "tooth". Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth. Dr. Coyle is serious and precise in his approach to treating your dental needs, his ability to help you understand what to expect throughout the entire process is paramount to ensuring superb results for a long lasting smile!

Dr. Peter Akl
Peter L. Akl, DDS

Dr. Akl complements our talented staff. His charming and entertaining personality will bring comfort to each and every visit. Along with his advanced training in implant surgery, he is proficient in oral and periodontal surgery. Dr. Akl is presently on staff and is a teaching professor in the Department of Dentistry at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. Dr. Akl works with you as an individual and develops a treatment plan that is customized to your needs. His goal of periodontal therapy is to ensure continued periodontal health so that you have an excellent chance of keeping your teeth for a lifetime.

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Lawrence Shtarkman, DDS

Dr. Shtarkman is proficient in all phases of dentistry including root canals, implant dentistry and full mouth rehabilitations. He is a graduate of Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Shtarkman than completed a one year general practice residency at the Northport Veteran Administration. He then served as chief resident for one year at the Bronx Veteran Affairs where he obtained advanced training in implant and periodontal surgery.

He is committed to provide the highest quality of dentistry to his patients through development of a comprehensive plan and utilizing the most innovative dental care. Dr. Shtarkman will put your mind at ease with his gentle dental techniques. Dr. Shtarkman lives in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

Dr. David A. GelbDavid A. Gelb, DDS

Dr. Gelb is well recognized in Implant Dentistry. He has been in the forefront in the development of surgical procedures for finite esthetics in implant dentistry, immediate implant placement, and bone regeneration around implants. He has lectured internationally and has published in international journals on implant dentistry. He is the developer of the "Gelb Radiographic Depth Gauge" a diagnostic surgical guide to heighten precision of optimum implant placement and “The Implant Tracker” a comprehensive software program designed to manage, optimize, and grow the Implant Practice.

Meet the Staff


  Euridiss   Christine  
Admin Staff
Dental Assistants
  Dr. Farber   Dr. Farber  
Naz, Donna, & Shelly
Nicole, Andrea, Linda, Angie, Tricia & Josephine