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Dr. Howard A. Popper is a life-long New Yorker.  He grew up in New York City and attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School.  His college education was at Brooklyn College, followed by his dental education at Howard University School of Dentistry in Washington D.C.  He graduated in1971 and received the American Academy of Periodontology award for excellence in Periodontics.  He continued his dental education in the graduate program in Periodontology at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, graduating in 1973.  In 1979, he achieved the status of Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

He is a member of numerous dental organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, the Northeastern Society of Periodontists, the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, and the Suffolk County Dental Society.  For more than thirty years he was the program chairman of the Western Suffolk Dental Study Club, providing hundreds of hours of continuing dental education for local dentists.  He has lectured both locally and nationally.  Dr. Popper has been practicing Periodontics since1973, with offices in Melville and Port Jefferson Station in Suffolk County.

In 1985, Dr. Popper received his Branemark Training Certificate, which was the first U.S. dental implant course.He has placed thousands of dental implants since 1985.

Dr. Popper has published articles in the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, the Journal of Periodontology, and the Annals Dentistry, in the areas of Implant Dentistry, Periodontal Surgery, and Oral Medicine.

In 2004, he received the much coveted 25 year certificate as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.  In 2001, he completed the Branemark Novum Certification Course and placed the first Branemark Novum implant case in Suffolk County.

In 2006, Dr. Popper completed the Teeth-In-An-Hour course and he placed the first Teeth-In-An-Hour cases in all of Long Island.

He is one of the pioneers of the Immediate Load Procedure where the dental implants and teeth are placed in one day, including the new All-On-Four procedure.  Most of the implant treatment is done with a flapless, minimally invasive approach.  The vast majority of his patients are treated in conjunction with a Board Certified medical or dental anesthesiologists, providing intravenous conscious sedation, so that the patients are monitored in a safe and comfortable environment. All of the procedures are done in a state-of-the-art surgical suite in his office.

His daughter, Dr. Marlisa Popper, is a Prosthodontist.  She graduated from the NYU Prosthodontic Graduate Program.  Marlisa’s husband, Dr. Evan Lynn,is an Endodontist, currently practicing in New York City, and Long Island.  He graduated from the New York University Endodontic Graduate Program in 2005.  In addition,  Evan is currently on Faculty at the NYU Department of Implant Dentistry, and the Department of Endodontics.  Dr. Lynn lectures nationally about the interrelationships between Endodontics and Implant Dentistry.

We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!

High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we are true believers that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.

Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!