A Passion for Confident, Beautiful Smiles
As an orthodontist, I am able to give people smiles they are proud of and confident to share. When a person has misaligned teeth or malocclusions, they often feel self-conscious and uncomfortable in social situations. The ability to correct those issues and create a smile that increases a person’s self-esteem and ease with which they move through the world is fulfilling.
I truly love my interactions with my patients. Hearing about their lives and hobbies is always interesting and I come away from every conversation having learned something new.
We view our practice as a big family, and each patient’s visit is a chance to strengthen those connections. It’s always fun to catch up on the happenings in a person’s life, be it school, sports, dance, vacations, or their plans for the future. Dr. Ari Pillar
Education and Continuing Education
I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at SUNY at Stony Brook, then went on to complete my residency at the same school. Since graduation, I have actively sought out opportunities to further expand my education, knowledge, and skills.
By reading the current orthodontic journals, and attending meetings, conferences, and lectures, I stay up-to-date on technology and advances in treatments. I love to implement new technologies in the office, along with leading-edge materials and treatment approaches. Together, these decrease treatment time and deliver the strongest smiles for my patients.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- New York State Dental Association
- Nassau County Dental Society
- Smiles Change Lives
I grew up in Woodbury, NY, and graduated from Syosset High School. My wife and I live in Old Bethpage with our daughter Sadie. We are often found in the Plainview area, hanging out with friends and enjoying summer activities.
When not working, you can find me playing basketball and golf. I also enjoy running with my wife, watching movies, reading, and cheering for the Knicks and NY Giants. Spending time with my wife, family, and friends is always my first choice, though.