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Ralph Harris Epstein, D.D.S.

Dr Ralph Harris Epstein | Dentist Long IslandDr. Ralph Harris Epstein received his D.D.S. degree -- Doctor of Dental Surgery --from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook, New York in 1978. He received his B.A. degree in Psychology at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.

Dr. Epstein received his advanced residency training in General Practice from 1978-79 in the Department of Dental Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York. He then completed a two-year Dental Anesthesiology Residency in the Department of Anesthesiology at this same prestigious institution. His final year of residency was distinguished by being appointed Chief Resident within the Department of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Epstein has been in private practice for over 25 years. He is a member of the following dental organizations:

  • Nassau County Dental Society
  • American Dental Association
  • American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
    - Past President
  • New York State Dental Association
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Dental Board of Anesthesiology
    - Past President
  • National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
  • American College of Dentists

As a teaching professional Dr. Epstein is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Hospital Dentistry and Anesthesiology at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and Stony Brook University Hospital.

Currently, Dr. Epstein holds the following professional appointments:

  • Program Director, Dental Anesthesiology Residency Program
    - Stony Brook University Hospital.
  • Member
    - Review Committee on Postdoctoral General Dentistry Education, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Assistant Attending (Department of Anesthesiology)
    - North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, Manhasset, New York.
  • Staff Dentist Anesthesiologist
    - Department of Dental Medicine, Long Island Jewish medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York.

Dr. Epstein's past professional activities and committee appointments are distinguished by:

  • Chairman
    - New York State Board for Dentistry, New York State Education Department, 2010-2012
  • Chairman
    - Committee on Anesthesiology, New York State Board for Dentistry, New York State Education Department, 2007-2014
  • Member
    - New York State Board for Dentistry, New York State Education Department, 2004-2014
  • Member
    - Commission on Dental Accreditation - Task Force on Anesthesiology (Three-year Training Programs – Postdoctoral General Dentistry Review Committee
  • Director
    - American Dental Board of Anesthesiology
  • Chief, Division of Anesthesia and Pain Control
    - North Shore University Hospital Department of Dentistry, Manhasset, New York.
  • Associate Attending
    - North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove, Glen Cove, New York.
  • Past President
    - Nassau County Dental Society
  • Chair, Council on Ethics
    - Nassau County Dental Society
  • Member, Counsel on Ethics
    - New York State Dental Association
  • Member, Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs
    - American Dental Association
  • Director
    - National Dental Board of Anesthesiology

Dr. Epstein has published articles and gives lectures on anesthesiology to national and international audiences.

Meet Our Dentists

Our pediatric dentists, general dentists and anesthesiologists are fully trained and experienced to provide our patients with the highest quality of care.

Board Certified Pediatric Dentists
Dr. Mary George
Dr. Gina Sajnani
Board Certified Dentist Anesthesiologist
Dr. Ralph Epstein

Locate our office

Distinctive Dental Services of New York 173 East Shore Road, Suite 201
Great Neck, New York 11023
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