There is an old saying in baseball, that no matter how many games you have seen, if you continue watching you will continue to see something you have never seen before.
That is the way I approach dentistry. Though I have been practicing for 20 years, each and every day brings something new and intriguing that allows me to use all my experience and knowledge to help our patients achieve their health and aesthetic goals.
I enjoy helping our patients feel better about their health, solving their dental problems, and growing a friendly relationship with them for a lifetime. I always try to put our patients first and understand their unique needs and desires. The long-term relationships I have built with our family of patients have provided me great joy.
Education and Continuing Education
A native of New York, I received my doctoral degree from the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine before completing a General Practice Residency at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
I pride myself on my commitment to excellence through continuing education in the dental field and have accumulated more than 1,000 hours of continuing education during the last four years in order to stay current with the rapid advances in dental techniques and technology.
In addition to investing in the best for our patients, I enjoy learning and try to master the many disciplines encompassing general dentistry. I have also expanded my interest and skills in implant dentistry and orthodontics, knowing that this broad knowledge will enable me to help our patients make the best choices for their dental care needs.
- President Bella Smiles of Long Island 2010
- Accredited Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 2007
- President, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 2020-21
- Past Chairman, American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry 2019-2020
- Member, American Academy of Implant Dentistry 2005-2014
- Member, American Dental Association 1992
- Member, American Orthodontic Society 2010
- Adjunct Professor Briarcliffe College 2006-2011
- International Lecturer and published author on Cosmetic Dentistry
About the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
Dr. Lotardo has earned Accredited status in the AACD—an accomplishment completed by only 405 dental professionals in the history of the association, showcasing his commitment to excellence in the dental profession. He reached this achievement after completing a rigorous credentialing process including a written examination, the submission of clinical cases for examination, and an oral examination.
The success of Dr. Lotardo’s practice has afforded him the opportunity to delve into the type of dentistry he enjoys the most. He considers himself fortunate to be able to spend some time away from his practice improving his knowledge base and skill set. Dr. Lotardo has taken numerous continuous hours in implant, orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry. And today most of his time is spent only treating cases that combine these facets of care.
The AACD Accreditation process serves to set the standard for excellence in cosmetic dentistry. The process encourages further education, interaction with like-minded colleagues, and the opportunity for professional growth. Accreditation requires dedication to continuing education and responsible patient care.
Outside the Office
When I am not practicing my passion for dentistry, I enjoy spending time with my spouse, Melissa, and my children, Luke, Lennon, and Stella. I like to stay active by playing tennis and enjoy playing my guitar when I get the chance.