Meet Dr. First

Oral Surgeon in Stony Brook, NY

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Dr. Christopher First - Oral Surgeon at Suffolk Oral Surgery Associates, LLPChristopher First, DMD, MD is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He received his bachelor of science in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Binghamton. His dental school training was completed at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. First also completed Medical school at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine while completing his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program.

Dr. First is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Suffolk County Dental Society where he serves as a delegate from Smithtown. Dr. First also serves as the leader of the Port Jefferson Study Club and is a member of the Smithtown Study Club.

Dr. First is an experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with hospital appointments at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center and the North Shore Surgi Center in Smithtown NY. His areas of interest included Implants, Bone Grafting, Pathology, and Orthognathic Surgery.

What are your Degrees?

Undergraduate – Biochemistry @ State University of New York at Binghamton
Dental School DMD – Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School MD – State University of New York at Buffalo
Residency – State University of New York at Buffalo

Memberships:

ADA
AMA
Suffolk County Dental Society
Suffolk County Medical Society
AAOMS
Delegate to Suffolk County Dental Society (Smithtown)

Staff:

North Shore Surgi Center in Smithtown NY
St Catherine of Siena Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Instructor at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine

Interests:

Full Scope Implants, Bone grafting, Pathology, Orthognathic Surgery

What made you choose dentistry as a career?

I have always loved science and working with my hands creating things. Dentistry lets me do both everyday.

What is your philosophy of dentistry?
How do you want patients to feel when they leave your office?

I would like to practice the most up to date techniques in a comfortable environment. I would like them to feel comfortable and relaxed.

What do patients get from your practice that they would not get somewhere else?

The team approach to health care.

What do you like most about dentistry? What do you like least?

I like the ability to instantly change someone by either relieving pain or correcting pathology. Dealing with insurance companies is my least favorite thing.

What are your interests outside of work?

Dr First likes to play Hockey, Golf, Fishing, Scuba Diving and Wine Collecting when he is not performing Oral Surgery.

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Recent Patient Testimonials

Suffolk Oral Surgery Associates, LLP

5 out of 5 stars based on 44 reviews.

Patient Review by Jennifer R

Dr. G and entire staff are phenomenal. They are kind, patient skilled. Coming from a person that hates going to the dentist, this was an easy and pleasant experience. Thank you team for the exceptional level of service you provide! HIGHLY recommend people.

- Jennifer R

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Patient Review by Dina S

Wisdom teeth out! I’m have no pain. Suffolk Oral Surgery Associates LLP are amazing! The staff is compassionate and friendly. The dentists are knowledgeable and professional. Seriously the best experience at a dentist office. 100000000% recommend to everyone that needs dental surgery.

- Dina S

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Patient Review by Susan B

Everyone has been very helpful and patient with me, I have been here a few times and have always been treated with kid gloves because I am not a fan of any kind of oral problems.

- Susan B

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Patient Review by James V

Great experience! Friendly staff , great doctor.

- James V

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Patient Review by Michael S

My son had all four impacted wisdom teeth out over winter break. Dr First said it was his most difficult case this month. My son had no swelling and minimal pain even though Dr. First said he would be sore. The front desk and assistants very friendly too. I would highly recommend this practice.

- Michael S

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Patient Review by Karen S

Very professional and friendly explains procedure and what to expect every step of the way office is very clean everyone was personable thank you for an amazing experience!

- Karen S

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Patient Review by Barbara M

Professional. Friendly. Kind. Amazingly compassionate!

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