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Lawrence J. Absatz DMD

Dr. Lawrence Absatz has over 34 years of experience in family and cosmetic dentistry. A son of a professional artist, Dr. Absatz inherited skills has made differences in people’s lives by creating beautiful smiles.


Dr. Absatz attended The Johns Hopkins University where he dedicated 3 years in advanced research in molecular cell biology. Dr. Absatz continued his career path to Tufts School of Dental Medicine and received his degree in Dental Medicine in 1985. Keeping up with the latest advances and techniques in dentistry of today to include coursework at the acclaimed Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Absatz is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) and serves on the Board of Directors with the Suffolk County Dental Society as well as some committees.


Over the years, Dr. Absatz dedicated his service by traveling overseas in 1990 to Israel. His recent travels were to Cambodia in 2018 with Kids International Dental Services (K.I.D.S.) as well as Guatemala in July of 2019 where he provided dental treatment to the children in need. “There are so many people around the world that are in desperate need of dental care and I feel lucky and privileged to be able to donate my time and work side by side with a great team of people.”


Dr. Absatz's private practice is located in East Patchogue, where he has been practicing in this community for over 28 years. His service is delivered with his passion he has for dentistry and is devoted to providing the best in dental care with his unpretentious, empathetic and gentle demeanor.


Catherine Catanese

Dental Hygienist


Ashley Graham

Dental Hygienist

Mary Villar

Dental Assistant


Christina Mowery

Dental Hygienist


Our Amazing Dental Team

Andrea Martinez

Office Manager

lawrence Melinda-Sheridan

Dr. Melinda Sheridan studied at Tufts School of Dental Medicine where she received her degree in Dental Medicine in 1995. Dr. Sheridan completed her residency at Stony Brook where she proudly served 1 year as Chief Resident. Her career path in dentistry led her into forensics where she contributed her experience as a forensic dental consultant for Suffolk County with The Suffolk County Society of Forensic Dentistry.

Cambodia 2018

Guatemala 2019