BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, dental assistants Alyssia Baez and Jennifer Preli, office staffer Tracy Pitocco and office manager Lori Roach.
Owner(s): Salvatore Lotardo, D.D.S.
Year established: 2008
Location: 54 Commerce Drive, Suite 1, Riverhead
Number of employees: 8
Dr. Lotardo opened his original practice in Nesconset in 1992 and a second in Riverhead in 2008. Trained in the latest dental techniques, he offers complete dental solutions, and he and his team have helped thousands of patients achieve smiles that radiate beauty and good health.
According to its website, the practice prides itself on patient relations and promises no waiting and a clean, modern facility. And if patients complete hygiene visits every six months, Dr. Lotardo guarantees each crown and dental implant for five years.
Dr. Lotardo offers beautiful, lasting and functional solutions to improve problem smiles and missing or severely damaged teeth. And Bella Smiles also offers routine cleanings and checkups.
Dr. Lotardo uses his experience to “deliver exceptional care in a caring, calming environment. We use highly gentle techniques to help you maintain and enhance your smile without discomfort or the anxiety that often comes with it.”
For each patient seeking a smile makeover, Dr. Lotardo conducts a personal interview and creates a tailor-made treatment plan. A cosmetic consultation may include digital imaging to preview procedure results and help evaluate options. As a result, troubled smiles are completely transformed.
Other services include veneers and cosmetic bonding to eliminate spaces, mend chipped teeth, reshape crooked ones and hide discolorations. Teeth whitening, at home or in the office, and Lumineers are also available to achieve dramatically whiter teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are used in place of unsightly amalgam fillings.
Dr. Lotardo also has extensive experience in implant dentistry to treat missing teeth with solutions designed to fit each patient’s individual needs. Using custom-fabricated materials, Bella Smilles can restore teeth to their original size, color and shape. Crown and bridge work allow patients to retain their smiles’ natural appearance without removable dentures.
The Bella Smiles team also offers complete orthodontic care for all ages, as well as Invisalign to correct minor problems and improve the smile without traditional braces.
Other services include digital X-rays, nonsurgical solutions for gum disease, single-visit root canals and much more.
Complimentary coffee, espresso and biscotti are always available.
Open Monday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 2-7 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.