Dr. Gary Sandler

Dentistry
Hauppauge, NY
56 years experience male

Locations

Gary L. Sandler DDS

Hauppauge, NY

Address

201 Moreland Road, Suite 8, Hauppauge, NY
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 12pm
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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

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 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
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 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
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 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
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 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
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Flipper care: It is almost always best to remove all removable appliances when you go to sleep. At that time saliva flow decreases and you are more likely to develo... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
No way to know: Unfortunately there's really know way to know when\if this will be come an emergency situation. What appears as a small cavity on the surface, may act... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Normal: What you describe seems perfectly normal. I assume the dentist who treated you will see you for a follow-up evaluation approximately 7-10 days after t... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Yes, but...: The antibiotics need time to travel throughout you body and get to the area where the infection is. This may take 24-48 hours. However, sometimes an i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Swelling: Could be one of 100 things or more. See your dentist to evaluate cause.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Bruxism? not immune : The health of your immune system plays no role on whether or not teeth that are heavily filled will/will not be sensitive. Your immune system &amp; ge... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Cheek biting: Step one has to be your ability to stop the habit. Your "scar tissue" may well resolve on its own with time once you do that. If not, speak to an Oral... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Normal?: Pain is not normal and whether or not it's related to the extraction of your wisdom tooth can only be determined by an x-ray and a one on one clinical... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Canker sores: Canker sore are generally somewhat painful. It may not be a canker sore and you might be correctly calling it a blood blister if you accidental bit yo... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Tooth infection: Step one would be to determine whether or not the tooth is going to be saved and if so what is the recommended treatment which should be started immed... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Usually: We do this all the time and in itself there is no more danger to the tooth. However, not being able to clinically examine you nor see x-rays of the t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
What to do: I am a dentist who has been in practice for over 35 years. The answer to your question is simple: see a dentist who can evaluate your situation with a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Two findings: Canker sores also called aphthous ulcers are relatively common and although the cause is not fully known, seem to be related to stress and local irri... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Related or not?: You would have to and should consult the dentist who treated you. This is part of routine aftercare. Call the office and discuss this issue.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Mouth ulcers: What was the diagnosis?? That's the important question. The cause will determine the treatment. Was the "doctor" a physician or dentist? What you me... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Evaluation !: All accidents to the head, jaw, and teeth should be evaluated by a trained health care professional. It is always better to be safe than sorry. Have y... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Night Guards: Have your dentist evaluate this in order to determine what adjustments are necessary. There are different types of night guards, with different amount... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Swollen gums: It might resolve on its own or... there may still be something stuck under your gums or... it might be getting infected. See your local dentist to ha... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Palatal ulcer: How long have you had it? Perhaps it's from an abrasion from hard food? Try salt water rinses or any number of over the counter medications at a local... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Yes: It could be an erupting wisdom tooth. See a dentist for a definitive diagnosis and suggested treatment.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Proper brushing: Plaque is soft and can be easily removed with a soft bristled toothbrush. Calculus is hard and requires a dentist to remove it. All you need to do is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Treatment: Don't be scared or anxious. You need to see a competent dentist asap who can alleviate you fears, evaluate your problem and render proper treatment. I... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
ER diagnosis: The doctor who saw you should have explained to you exactly what you have and steps necessary to get you healthy. If not, call and ask. It sounds lik... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Thrush: Thrush cannot be diagnosed over the internet and purely by its color. It requires a trained health care professional to personally observe. Having sai... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
No Ins or money?: Sorry to hear that. Do you have family or friends that can help you? Are you on Medicaid? Other avenues to seek help are local dental societies, State... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
5 Days Post Op: It is best to call your own dentist and discuss this issue. Post operative evaluation is part of the routine responsibility of the treating dentist. A... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
More information: We need more information. Is the implant fixture restored? When was the implant fixture first placed? When/if was the tooth restored? Is it restored t... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Vertigo: How recently was the surgery? Never had or heard of this causal relationship. Check with your own dentist and physician.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Drug safety: Physicians and dentist who can go over your complete medical history and actually examine you are the best ones to answer this question. Safety is rel... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Mx and implants: I see no reason not but discuss this with the dentist who will be placing the dental implant.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
In my opinion: Mouth rinses are not an essential part of good oral hygiene. Proper tooth brushing and flossing is. To my knowledge no study has shown amount of alcoh... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Eventually: Expect to eventually wind up in the hospital with an even more serious problem. Infections such as these can spread to other parts of the body and eve... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Eruipting tooth: From your age, most likely a wisdom tooth. May or may not be enough room for it to come in completely and in and straight. Most likely needs to be rem... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
After extraction: Unless there was an infection at the time of the extraction, there is no special need to be concerned about an infection. Just follow the instructions... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
See: See a local Oral Surgeon. Take NSAIDS (if you can) and warm hot compresses to the outside of the face just in front of your ears meanwhile.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Yes: Follow the directions of your Oral Surgeon. Ask what's causing the pain! Have the Oral Surgeon re-examine you. Sometimes there is delayed healing in t... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
What now?: Return to the dentist who treated you to evaluate the cause of the pain and your treatment options. We cannot diagnose these types of situations over ... Read More
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Testimonials
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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
HealthTap member
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

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