Meet Dr. First
Oral Surgeon in Stony Brook, NY
Call one of our offices today to schedule a consultation –
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
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 getsomewhere 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.
Recent Patient Testimonials
Suffolk Oral Surgery Associates, LLP
Patient Review by Christie R
Dr. Jamdar was wonderful. I had a lot of anxiety going into the office for my dental implant surgery, but his confidence and calm demeanor put me at ease. The procedure wasn't half as bad as I thought it would be! Pain was minimal the few days following. He really is great at what he does. His surgical assistants were amazing as well. Very compassionate. They turned an unpleasant situation into a positive one. I will definitely recommend this office to my family and friends.
- Christie R
Patient Review by Frank C
Professional and caring staff. Definitely will recommend this practice to others. Thank you!
- Frank C
Patient Review by Linda R
I almost never write reviews, but felt compelled to in this instance. I highly recommend this oral surgery practice. Dr. Guariglia & his assistant (can't remember her name, but she is engaged) were absolutely wonderful! They eased my mind, calmed my nerves, made excellent recommendations (sweet air), & generally made my extraction as painless as possible. TY!
- Linda R
Patient Review by Alexander M
Any fears or worries I felt before the dental implant procedure were immediately dismissed as I was made physically and mentally at ease. I was always in the best professional hands I had a painless experience both during and on the days afterwards.I cannot believe that I waited so long to have the surgery when it was such a seamless operation
- Alexander M
Patient Review by Jackie M
Dr. Jonke and his Stony Brook staff are amazing. They are professional, warm, caring and go that extra mile. If you're taking a visit to the oral surgeon - it's necessary. However, there's comfort in knowing that you will be in good hands with this Stony Brook team. They don't come any better!
- Jackie M
Patient Review by Joyce K
Office staff incredibly nice, helpful and efficient. Dr. Jamdar exceptional. Explained procedure in great detail, very reassuring and gentle. Did not expect the surgery to be so easy.
- Joyce K
Patient Review by Donald R
From the initial call to your office, the consultation, tooth extraction and followup - all was outstanding! Dr. First was exceptional- describing the problem I was having and the procedure for the extraction. His professionalism help relax my anxiety of the upcoming extraction. The whole procedure was quick - and the dental assistant was thorough in explain post operative procedure. Thank you Dr. First and team!
- Donald R