Dentist in Bellmore


Our Staff

Mitchell A. Kaufman, DDS

Dr. Kaufman received his DDS degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and his specialty degree in periodontics from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, one of the best in the country. He has been a dentist for more than 25 years and has been through several post graduate courses in different fields of dentistry since receiving his D.D.S. degree. Dr. Kaufman has a passion for his profession and his ability to affect the lives of his patients in a positive way everyday.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontics, New York State Dental Society, Nassau County Dental Society and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

His emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry enable him to provide his patients with the best quality of care in the field. Dr. Kaufman is a specialist in the field of Periodontics and Implant Surgery.

His approach to your treatment starts with patiently listening to you. Then, after a complete and thorough examination, he reviews and discusses the diagnosis and treatment options with you.

"I am proud to provide my patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options and patient comfort. It is my pleasure to address all your questions and concerns."

When not in the office, Dr. Kaufman enjoys playing guitar, photography, skiing and scuba diving.

Gary Bowman, DDS

Dr. Gary Bowman graduated from CUNY at Queens College, Summa Cum Laude in 1976 and is a Sustaining Member of Phi Betta Kappa. He graduated from N.Y.U. College of Dentistry in 1980 and was the recipient of the Academy of General Dentistry Award for Graduating Seniors at N.Y.U. He completed a General Dentistry Residency at Bronx Veterans Administration and was a General Dentist for the NY Mets.

Dr. Bowman is a member in good standing of the Amercan Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry. He completed Post-Graduate Implant Dentistry Studies at N.Y.U. College of Dentistry.

"Dentistry has given me the ability to combine my dental skills with what I love most, which is people .. .Helping, educating and trying to improve their daily lives has always been my driving force. A smile is not just how it looks, but more importantly how it makes a person feel."

Mike Buffa, DDS

Dr. Buffa is from Huntington, NY but he grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He was an undergraduate of Holy Cross College and then went on to graduate Columbia Dental in 1968. He is a member the American Dental Association and a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Eric Novison, DDS

Dr. Eric Novison is an Ivy League trained dentist from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine and became a specialist in the field of Endodontics (root canal therapy) after completing his residency program at Tufts University in Boston, MA.

Dr. Novison received the Louis I. Grossman Award in Endodontics for outstanding achievement and proficiency in the field and became a member of the Matthew Cryer Honor Society for ranking within the top ten students in his graduating dental class

Dr. Novison is fully trained and proficient in microscopic root canal therapy, re-treatment, and apicoectomy procedures. He integrates the latest in Endodontic technology into his treatments including the use of apex locators, operating microscopes, ultrasonics, and rotary instrumentation.

He takes great pride in his ability to save teeth that would otherwise be lost to decay, fracture, or infection with his highly specialized approach to root canal therapy. He is well known in New York City for his unique ability to perform root canals without fear or discomfort to the patient. Even the most apprehensive of patients are quickly put to ease by Dr. Novison’s calming bedside manner and gentle approach.

Dr. Novison is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Association of Endodontists (AAE)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • New York State Dental Society
  • Nassau County Dental Society
  • OKU Honor Society Member

Dan Kluchman, DDS

Dr. Kluchman is a graduate of Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kluchman then completed a one-year general practice residency at Northport VA Medical Center. He then served as chief resident for one year at the Bronx Veteran Affairs where he obtained advanced training in implants and advanced restorative procedures.

Dr. Kluchman is proficient in all phases of dentistry including root canals; implant dentistry, and full mouth rehabilitations. He is committed to providing the highest quality of dentistry to his patients through development of comprehensive treatment plans and utilizing the most innovative dental care. Dr. Kluchman lives in Queens with his wife and son.

Joshua Weiler, DDS

Dr. Joshua Weiler is a General Dentist who graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Before his career in dentistry, Dr. Weiler studied Studio Art with a concentration in portraiture at New York University. Dentistry became a passion as he discovered the artistic nature inherent in the procedures seen throughout the entire scope of dentistry.

Following the completion of his doctorate at Tufts University, Dr. Weiler supplemented his training as a General Practice Resident at Woodhull Medical & Mental Health Center, where he was awarded Resident of the Year.

Dr. Weiler is an active member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Nassau County Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Weiler is committed to a lifelong career of continual education and to providing comprehensive treatment to all of his patients in order to restore and maintain ideal aesthetics and function.

When Dr. Weiler is not in the office, he spends his time on the beaches of Long Island and in New York City with his family and friends.

Kirsten Guerin R.D.H.

Kirsten Guerin has been a hygienist for years and she understands the importance of a healthy smile. Kirsten graduated from Farmingdale State College. She enjoys being a dental hygienist because she understands, what goes on in your mouth effects the rest of your body.

Your health and well-being is important to Kirsten and she wants to make sure you are educated on how to keep your smile healthy and attractive!

In the past, Kirsten has taught kickboxing and Pilates, but now she enjoys them as a student. Kirsten lives in Sea Cliff with her two daughters. Live healthy and be healthy!


We are located at 2442 Merrick Rd, Bellmore, NY 11710

Office Hours

10:00am - 7:00pm
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10:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 2:00pm