Meet Dr. First
Oral Surgeon in Stony Brook, NY
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Stony Brook: Stony Brook Office Phone Number 631-689-7575 | Smithtown: Smithtown Office Phone Number 631-543-0922 | Holbrook: Holbrook Office Phone Number 631-588-1200
Christopher 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
Suffolk County Dental Society
Suffolk County Medical Society
Delegate to Suffolk County Dental Society (Smithtown)
North Shore Surgi Center in Smithtown NY
St Catherine of Siena Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Instructor at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
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
Patient Review by Michael D
Dr. First and his team located in the Smithtown office location were wonderful. I was quite nervous for a number of years about having my last 2 wisdom teeth removed however Dr. First put that all to rest. The procedure itself was totally painless and my recovery was a non-event. I would recommend Dr. First if you need any oral surgery.
- Michael D
Patient Review by Stephen H
My entire experience at Suffolk Oral Surgery was a positive experience from booking my appointment through my teeth extraction and follow up. Dr. Jonke and his staff are very experienced professionals who put you at ease throughout the entire procedure. I highly recommend them to anyone needing their services!
- Stephen H
Patient Review by Jonathan Perry
Dr First and staff are incredible. Great care and recovery plan. Couldn't have asked for better. Would recommend.
- Jonathan Perry
Patient Review by Joelle C
I was in the Holbrook office last year and I had the best experience with Dr. Guariglia & everyone in the office was great! I 100% recommend this practice!! Thank you Dr Guariglia & staff!!!
- Joelle C
Patient Review by Janine S
Dr. G was awesome. Made me feel comfortable throughout my procedure. Alice his nurse was awesome also. Very caring people. Thanks SO much!
- Janine S
Patient Review by Lisa F
On Tuesday 8/25/2020, my son had his wisdom teeth out in the hospital and Dr. First did the procedure. Prior to the procedure his staff helped me with forms and pre-certification at the hospital and then my son had a visit to go over the plans for pre and post op procedures. The office at Suffolk Oral Surgery in Smithtown was immaculate and all staff wore appropriate PPE so we felt protected from Covid-19. My son has a very complex medical history and allergies to medication. He is also Autistic and has Anxiety. The Staff and Dr. First did all they could to prepare us and answer all our questions. They also called to see how my son was after his surgery. All went well and I am grateful for our incredibly talented Oral Surgeon, Dr. Christopher First and his staff at Suffolk Oral Surgery, who helped make this a safe and smooth process every step of the way!!
- Lisa F
Patient Review by Eileen P
Dr. First is an incredible oral surgeon ! I was very nervous about getting my wisdom teeth removed and his ENTIRE staff was more than understanding, making me feel completely at ease ! I had an incredible experience here with Dr. first, he made my wisdom teeth removal PAINLESS !!! I had no swelling after the surgery, and such minimal pain after, Advil was more then enough to take care of any discomfort. It’s been a week since I’ve had my wisdom teeth removed and the healing process is going great all thanks to Dr. First and his staff ! I highly recommend this office, if there was an option for 100 stars that’s what my rating would have been. A HUGE thank you to everyone at this office for making my experience so quick and easy, you guys are the absolute best !
- Eileen P