Dr. Peter Vastardis

Meet Your Garden City Dentist, Garden City, NY dentist, Dr. Peter Vastardis Dr. Vastardis, known as “America’s Internet Dentist”, maintains an active general dental practice in Garden City, New York with an emphasis on restorative, esthetic and implant dentistry. Dr.Vastardis graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is the author of numerous e-books and has also authored numerous articles on esthetic dentistry in professional dental journals both here in the U.S. and abroad.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Nassau County Dental Society, Academy of Osseointegration and The International Academy for Sports Dentistry and is a founding member of the Empire State Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr.Vastardis has lectured at the national level on topics of esthetic and restorative dentistry. He has been recognized in Guide to America’s Top Dentist by the Consumer’s Research Council of America and America’s Top Cosmetic Doctor’s and Dentist by Castle Connolly and was recently selected as Top Dentist based on his achievements, contributions and education by The International Association of Top professionals.     

His favorite charities include St. Jude’s, Wounded Warriors, and the TKO Strong Foundation.
Top Dentist 2016-2017
by the IAOP

Top Dentist - 2003-2016
by Consumers Research Group.

Americas Best Dentist - 2014
by the National Consumer Advisory Board.

Our Team

Our office prides itself on treating patients with warmth and care. We work hard to make you feel like part of our family. We make sure that the person who answers the phone and greets you at the front desk is friendly, competent and accommodating. Care is taken to make certain that all administrative functions run smoothly.

Anna, Receptionist

Originally from Franklin Square, Anna has been part of our team for 20 years now. She earned her BBA in International Business from Hofstra University and is also trained in CPR. Her favorite thing about her job is the coworkers who have become her friends and family.
Anna and her husband Joe have two girls. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is also a certified make-up artist!

Michelle, Registered Dental Hygienist

Michelle has been working at our practice for 19 years now. Originally from Queens, she attended Queens College and SUNY Farmingdale. She has undergone additional cosmetic and OSHA training and is certified in CPR and infection control. She enjoys the comradery she has with the other staff members and patients!
Outside of the office, Michelle enjoys exercising, doing yoga, and hiking. She focuses on the wellness of her mind, body, and soul.

MaryAnn, Dental Assistant

Originally from Franklin Square, MaryAnn has been a member of our team for 15 years now. She attended Nassau Community College and underwent the dental assisting program at Nassau County Dental Society. She is also certified in CPR. Her favorite part of her job is getting to greet patients and help them feel relaxed and comfortable as they become part of their dental family.
MaryAnn has two children. In her free time, she enjoys teaching group fitness classes, spinning, and weight training. She also loves talking with patients about family and the sports her children play.

Loretta, Office Manager

Loretta has been working in the dental field for over 23 years now, with 10 spent at our Garden City location. She is originally from Carle Place and attended Nassau Community College before undergoing her dental assisting education at Wilson Tech. She is certified in CPR and has undergone additional training in 4 handed chairside assisting and infection control. She loves her coworkers and how they make the office a fun place to be.

Loretta is very close with her family and has a loving, hard-working husband. When she has free time, she enjoys spending time with him and her friends, as well as working out. She actually has an equal amount of experience working at both the front desk and being a dental assistant!

Karen, Dental Assistant

Karen has been in the dental field for 18 years.  Originally from Bellerose NY.  She has been with our office for over 3 years.  
Karen has 3 beautiful children and 3 Grandsons

Theresa, Registered Dental Assistant

Originally from New Hyde Park, Theresa has an amazing 45 years of experience in the dental field! She’s spent the last nine as a member of our practice and is trained in all aspects of chair side assisting, as well as CPR. Her favorite part of her job is getting to work with a wonderful boss and kind-hearted co-workers!

Theresa and her husband have two sons, one daughter, and four grandchildren. In her free time, she loves running (a hobby she discovered late in life), reading, and relaxing at the beach. As a two time breast cancer survivor, she also enjoys being able to support those with the same history.
In Each Treatment Suite:

 Our technology makes your care more precise
 Cosmetic Digital Imaging is used so you can view your treatment prior to any procedure
 Intraoral Digital Cameras for optimum viewing of your procedure
 Digital Intraoral Photography for immediate digitized photos that are used for reference and for communicating with the laboratory
 3M True Definition Digital Imaging Impression
 Computerized Treatment Rooms where we store and retrieve patient records, medical alerts, histories and updates
 And we've added special touches to ensure your comfort:
 A large selection of movies
 Tension-releasing neck pillows
 Music and personalized headphones
 A full music library for your listening pleasure
 Coffee and Tea bar with Snacks
 We numb you before we numb you
 Cable Television

Committed to Community

The Garden City Dental Associates team is dedicated to working with and for our community to improve oral health, overall health, and quality of life. We offer patient education services, sponsorships, and volunteer hours for a number of local charitable organizations including:

 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
 The Wounded Warrior Project
 TKO Strong Foundation
A High Tech, High Care Facility:

 Our office has been designed for your comfort and peace of mind. We've combined state-of-the-art technology with an Old World flair for warmth and hospitality. We believe in giving you technically advanced dentistry with personalized attention. You'll know you're getting the benefit of the most up-to-date techniques, but you'll appreciate many of the comforts of home. 

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