Our Philosophy

Hello, and welcome to Integrative Dental Specialist of Long Island (IDSLI). We are your choice for the way today’s dentistry is intended to be practiced.

Let’s first discuss why our practice is unique. We cater to all patients, those seeking modern comprehensive dentistry and also those seeking “holistic” dental care. How can we do both? That’s simple, we are INTEGRATIVE! Here at IDSLI we take the best that state of the art biomimetic dentistry has to offer, making sure it is 100% biocompatible and inline with our patients specific dental and medical needs. Also at IDSLI we have top dentists such as Jeffrey Etess, DMD, NMD, IBDM, who graduated in the top 10% from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Etess is an IVY LEAGUE trained ADA recognized board eligible Endodontic Specialist and a Dental Implant Surgeon with a duel degree in Dentistry and Board Certified in Naturopathic & Integrative medicine. Additionally Dr. Etess is trained in biomimetic dentistry to provide a broad array of integrative dentistry covering all facets of restorative, surgical, and implant dentistry for his patients.

IDSLI provides the best possible care and patient experience while always focusing on our patients’ health, never allowing our patients’ care be compromised by substandard dentistry or dental materials. Our holistic seeking patients, or those wanting “alternative dentistry”, “unconventional dentistry”, “biologic or biological dentistry”, or “biocompatible dentistry”, desire a practice that emphasizes an approach to dental care that considers the patient’s dental health in the context of his or her entire being, including emotional and spiritual health. At IDSLI, we integrate this very philosophy in the care of all of our patients.

Integrative dentistry and medicine is part of the alternative health movement. Although the holistic dental community is diverse in it’s practices and approaches, common threads include:

  1. A strong opposition to the use of amalgam (silver fillings/which we NEVER use), which contain mercury and other potentially toxic materials
  2. Nonsurgical and minimally invasive options and approaches to treating gum disease (with the aid of a laser or ozone treatment)
  3. The belief that root canal therapy may endanger the systemic health of the patient if not performed properly by modern cleaning and shaping disinfection technique along with the aid of Laser and Ozone therapy, both of which can aide in the elimination of dental bacteria trapped inside the tooth and prevent its spread to the body, which is particularly important if the patient’s immune system is already compromised.

Our focus in your dental care is an approach to dentistry that promotes health and wellness along with the treatment of your dental disease. This approach to Dentistry encompasses both modern science and knowledge drawn from the world’s great traditions on natural healing. Our integrative dental approach acknowledges and deals with the mind, body, and spirit of the patient, not just the teeth alone.

Our goal at Integrative Dental Specialist of Long Island is to provide our patients with the absolute highest quality biologically compatible dental care available in a relaxing, safe, inviting, yet highly professional modern facility. Dr. Jeffrey Etess, our doctors, and team members strive to exceed your expectations both in service and quality in the dental care that we provide. We will do all that we can to create a comforting atmosphere, from the friendly service we provide, to the amenities that we offer.

We’re not waiting for the future of dental treatment, we are creating it!