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Dr. Gary Sandler

Dentistry
Hauppauge, NY
55 years experience male

Locations

Gary L. Sandler DDS

Hauppauge, NY

Address

201 Moreland Road, Suite 8, Hauppauge, NY
Directions

My office hours

Friday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Cigna Dental

Delta Dental

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

About

Bio

<h3>My biggest pleasures in the office are having fun with my young patients and those special relationships I've formed with many of my long time patients. Converting my patient's fears into a sense of comfort and trust has to be a close second. Finally, seeing my dentistry hold up for decades is one of my greatest rewards. Gaining the respect and trust of both my patients and colleagues alike, tells me that I've proven my expertise both personally and professionally.</h3>

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Endodontics

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Prosthodontics

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

6.7K Answers
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
See your dentist: If it's loose and you are willing to wait, it will probably come out within a few days. If it is not loose and\or you want to feel better right away,... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Websites: Obviously you would want to drive safely. Ask you pediatrician. Finally, there are many helpful websites, here is just one of them : http://www... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Black dots: This could be natural spots of pigmentation, small blood clots from irritation, staining from bacteria, vitamins with iron supplements. While unlikel... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
One they like: Getting your kids in the habit of proper brushing (and flossing) is extremely important at an early age. Use minimal amount of toothpaste especially ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Definitely: I have seen many patients who suffer from bruxism excessively wear down and break not only their own natural teeth and restorations, but also crowns. ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Toothache : It's not uncommon to have sensitivity following the placement of a filling, especially to cold. If it aches on it's own it might indicate that the bit... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Websites: Obviously you would want to drive safely. Ask you pediatrician. Finally, there are many helpful websites, here is just one of them : http://www... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Some dental problem: First, it's great that you are flossing. If something breaks, chips, loosens or if the floss gets caught or frays when flossing, it indicates that som... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Maybe : They may be somewhat effective but not 100%.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Expired vitamins: Why take a chance, especially if you are pregnant. They put an expiration date on medications and vitamins for a reason. I once had a patient who took... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
A few things...: Leukoplakia which only means white patch and can be precancerous or cancerous, oral candidiasis or thrush which is a fungal infection, lichen planus ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Night Guard: First, there is a difference between a Mouth\Sports Guard which is used to protect the teeth from traumatic injury &amp; a Night Guard\Bruxism applian... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Dangerous to answer: I've read all the answers & here is my 2 cents: better to render treatment?: the dentist with the most training, the most experience, the most integr... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Missing teeth?: Dental implants are generally the best way to replace missing adult teeth. In some cases they can also be used to anchor removable dentures for additi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Find the cause: There are many causes of bad breath, both of dental and medical origin. Find the cause(s) and treat them and then maintain good oral hygiene. By far t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Perio Treatment!: Find the best periodontist in your area, go for a consultation, find out your treatment options, follow recommendations, complete all the necessary tr... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Gum & bone infection: Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth there are two types of gum disease:gingivitis i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Gum disease: Starting with inadequate oral hygiene (tooth brushing and flossing) your gums become inflamed and infected from the toxins released by the bacteria th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Unlikely: I'm not sure that i completely understand your question or why you are asking it. If you are 32 years old, you should have lost all your primary (bab... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Websites: Obviously you would want to drive safely. Ask you pediatrician. Finally, there are many helpful websites, here is just one of them : http://www.Saf... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Many causes: Some of the more likely ones are gum disease, poor oral hygiene, infection, post nasal drip, gastric reflux or decaying teeth. See your dentist for a... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Aphthous Ulcers: We don't really know the cause of aphthous ulcers. Trauma, stress and an autoimmune component are probably the most likely cause. Unlike cold sores, t... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Canker sore: For information see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/basics/definition/con-20021262
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Limited use : Topical anesthetics will only work to relieve tooth pain if exposed nerve or internal tooth structure is in contact with topical medication. Even the... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Many: When the teeth are crooked or misaligned, it is harder to keep them clean. This often results in a greater chance of cavities and gum disease. To a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Yes after completion: After the implant is fully integrated and restored, yes. Until then you should check with your own dentist.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Yes, or.......: Yes, but there are many other possibilities such as cavities, stagnant food between your teeth, infection, dental plaque, broken filling collecting fo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
It's very simple: There are some simple basics that will keep it simple for you and work wonders if followed. You don't have to over-complicate things. Simple means le... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Two issues: There are two issues here. The first one is how to get rid of the toothache. That requires dental treatment by a dentist. The second one is how to ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Deep cleanings: Deep cleanings do not cause tooth fractures.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Primary teeth: Primary teeth (baby teeth) are usually smaller and whiter than the permanent teeth that replace them. However, even as a dentist, i sometimes have to ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Hopefully never: Ideally no one should ever need\have to get dentures. They are the worst restorative option to replace missing teeth. With proper oral hygiene, good... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Cause and treatment: Dr. Crabbe gave you an excellent answer. Although the cause is still unknown, we find they often occur with patients under stress where the area more... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Impacted wisdom: Removal of an impacted tooth is a surgical procedure; with all surgical procedures there are always risks. The more impacted the tooth the more likely... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Oral hygiene: The most likely cause is poor oral hygiene. Start brushing, flossing, using a tongue scraper and rinsing with listerine or crest prohealth on a routi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Proper care: Unfortunately good dental care is expensive. Quick fixes and dental bargains often turn out to be the most costly outcomes along with the grief and a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
It shouldn't: Some discomfort is to be expected, but no, it shouldn't hurt a lot. Having said that, everyone has a different pain threshold and things are relative... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Side effects-: Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (loracet) side effects may include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, flus... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Dental Sealants: Most patient have a misconception about the use of dental sealants. They are really meant to seal small pits and fissures that are prone to decay due ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Follow Instructions: It's always best to follow the instructions of the dentist who actually treated you as he\she is the most aware of your specific situation and needs. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Not for that: Not for the thinning of the teeth. It simply will not do anything for the strength or looks of those teeth. That is not what dental sealants are used ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Dental records: To the best of my knowledge throughout the us patients are entitled to a copy of all medical (dental) records. Doctors can charge a reasonable fee for... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Whenever: As soon as you are sure that you won't accidentally bite your lip, tongue or cheek or dribble on yourself. We usually recommend that you wait until a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Mostly time, but....: There are some medications or ointments you can get in a pharmacy to help them feel better meanwhile. Ask your own pharmacist what they have and what ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Risky!: I think it's risky business for both your retainer and your dish washer. Why not use a soft toothbrush and tooth paste when you brush and floss your ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Adjustment or ...: If they were recently made, your dentist can probably make some quick and easy adjustments to make them comfortable. If they we made years ago, they ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
IV Sedation: What is probably best for you is to have a consult with an oral surgeon and discuss IV sedation. I have had many patients over the years who are terri... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
What to do: Have your teeth fixed so you will be comfortable and not have to worry about drinking water. In the meantime just avoid very cold water and sweets. S... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Some suggestions: It's probably an erupting tooth at or just below the surface. Use a chilled but not frozen teething ring. Do not use orajel : ( http://www.Snopes.Co... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Why are they?: In my opinion, there is no one "standout" desensitizing toothpaste. My recommendation would be to discuss your specific situation with your own denti... Read More

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I endorse this dentist. I have had the privilege and pleasure of knowing Dr. Sandler for close to 20 years. My experiences of working with him have been always positive. Patient feedback is always exc...Read More
Apr 3, 2013
I have followed Dr. Sandler's comments to patients and practitioners alike for several months. His answers to patients are caring, thorough, and obviously fully researched. HIs advice to practioners i...Read More
Jan 8, 2013
Dr. Sandler provides excellent advice to patients and peers. His advice is consistent with a high standard of care. His answers to questions on this site are well thought out and consistent with the k...Read More
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Thanks! given the meds taken/tests/evals makes sense! The light purple tongue may have obscured the last diagnosis last week - inflammed taste buds - but without pain seems unlikely. Clotrimazole was...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Actually, I have stopped takeing chewing gums, but I used to take these before I never got this problem. It itches so I try to rub it with back of my tongue, according t...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! General dds office staff books every 15 minutes for years. He is known for not extracting til it is a must. So many Florida residents have no natural teeth. Own observat...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1972MD

Medical/Graduate school

City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Graduated 1967MD

Awards

Award Certificate 500 Hours Continuing Education, Suffolk County Dental Society
Achievement Award, American College of Dentists
Founders Day Award-Top 10% of Class, New York University College of Dentistry

Affiliations

American Dental Association
New York State Dental Association
Queens County Dental Society

Publications

Dental Implants
Doctors' Choice Awards-Dentistry 2015 "Dental Implants: a patient's guide to success"
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