About Dr. Marc Gottlieb

Dr. Marc M. Gottlieb was born and raised here on Long Island. After graduation from Lindenhurst H.S. he attended Union College in Schenectady, New York. He graduated with thesis honors in biology and then shuffled off to Buffalo. While at the University of Buffalo he received many academic scholarships, awards and fellowships.

After graduation from dental school Dr. Gottlieb went on to a two year post-graduate residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. At the Medical Center he received advanced training in dental anesthesiology and all the specialties of dentistry. That included but was not limited to advanced training in Root Canals, Oral Surgery, Dentures, and Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a leading authority in I.V. (intravenous) and Oral Sedation.

Dr. Gottlieb is currently on staff at Stony Brook University Hospital and recently awarded one the top providers of Continuing Education in Dentistry Today. Dr. Gottlieb has a very impressive resume.

Anxiety Free Dentistry

Dr. Gottlieb recognized the need for a Long Island dentist who catered to treating patients with mild to severe dental anxiety. Many patients avoid dental care until it’s a true dental emergency. He is one of the few dentists that is a fully trained and licensed dental anesthesiologist. This means that he has the ability to offer a wide range options to reassure and comfort patients with dental anxiety. Anxiety Free Dental is a family dental practice and treats the family members of anxious patients as well. The youngest patient treated was 18 months and the oldest 103. Often multiple procedures can be performed in a single visit.

He has built his practice around caring, compassion and a total commitment to providing residents of Commack area and beyond with the highest quality dental care at reasonable prices. Dr. Gottlieb recently was invited and attended the American Dental Associations Champions of Evidence Based Dentistry (EBD) program. This training will allow him to bring the most current knowledge and technology to you as the patient and the entire dental community. The evidence is clear, fluoride varnish is better than fluoride gel for young patients at risk for getting cavities. Dental sealants are not for everyone. It’s not clear if every tooth with a root canal will need a crown or cap. You must take into account the patients habits and how much of the tooth is remaining. Take a moment to view the Anxiety Free Dental Blog for a variety of topics that are searchable and the answers are Evidence Based when information is available. Some of the topics discussed are tooth colored fillings, toothaches, oral surgery and bleeding. The blog is updated regularly and if you have a topic you would like researched and posted just let me know.


I am a general dentist with advanced residency training in the management of the apprehensive, unmanageable and medically compromised patient. I utilize every modality from tender loving care to general anesthesia.

Professional Accomplishments

  • ADA Champion of Evidence Based Dentistry. July 2011
  • Dentistry Today Leader in Continuing Education. 2011, 2012 & 2013.
  • Long Island Academy of Odontology.
  • Dental Care for the Apprehensive: Est. 1985
  • Founder and C.E.O. Affordable Dental Products Inc. 1987


  • Certified Medical Hypnotherapist. Institute of Medical Hypnosis 2002
  • Anesthesia Residency Long Island Jewish Medical Center 1983-1984
  • General Practice Residency Long Island Jewish Medical Center 1982-1983
  • D.D.S. 1982 SUNY Buffalo. with Honors.
  • B.S. with Thesis Honors 1978
    Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.
  • Honors: Dentistry Today 2011 Leaders in CE
  • O.K.U. Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
  • Glen H. Leak Memorial Summer Fellowship
    For study in Oncology.
  • American Academy of Oral Medicine Certificate of Merit.


  • 1982 New York State 036840-1
  • NY State Anesthesia permit.

Current Appointments

  • Stony Brook University Hospital Department of Hospital Dentistry and Dental Anesthesiology.
  • Stony Brook University Assistant Professor.
  • Professional Societies: ADA American Dental Association.
  • Long Island Academy of Odontology


  • “NSAIDs Good Decadron Better” Today’s FDA Feb/March 2018
  • “Airway Management of Sedated Patients.” Today’s FDA March/April 2015   pgs. 44-47
  • “Restoring the Difficult Class II with Composite” Today’s FDA March/April 2013 pgs. 18-19
  • “Air Abrasion Enhanced Multi-Surface Bonding.” Inside Dentistry Oct. 2012 pgs. 90-92
  • ADA Peer 2 Peer – Tips from practicing dentists on using products to the best advantage. 7/17/12 http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=117057 p:6-7.
  • “All-ceramic treatment options.” DT Today 12/30/2011 pg 6.
  • “A simple tool to use for accurate dental impressions.” DE Expert Tips and Tricks. http://www.dentistryiq.com/index/display/article-display/4675248282/articles/dentisryiq/practice-management/experts-tips_and_tricks/2011/10/A_simple_tool_to_use_for_accurate_dental_impressions.html
  • “ Impression Trifecta: Three Tools and Tips for Better Impressions.Today’s FDA March/April 2011 p:57-61  pub med summary or article
  • “Successful Treatment of the Pediatric patient with Oral Sedation and Hypnosis: A Case Report.” Today’s FDA January/February 2011 p:17-21
  • “The solution to the difficult Class II composite Restoration.”
    Today Greater New York Dental Meeting 11/29,2010 pg. 12
  • “The 5th Hand: a simple tool to use for accurate dental impressions.”
    Today Greater New York Dental Meeting 11/28,2010 pg 22
  • “Using an old technique with modern materials to fabricate esthetic Temporaries” JADA Vol.130 January 1999
  • “Treating the Pregnant Patient” Nassau County Dental Society Vol 2 No. 5 May/June 1997
  • “Syncope – Don’t Get Caught With Your Eyes Closed” Bulletin of the Nassau County Dental Society Vol 3 No. 3 Jan/Feb 1998
  • “Asthma and the Dentist” Bulletin of the Nassau County Dental Society Vol1 No. 5 May/June 1996
  • “Accurate dies and well-fitting crowns using Three-in-one all plastic trays.” Dental Economics January 1996 pgs. 102-104
  • “Office Emergencies: Allergic Reactions” Bulletin of the Nassau County Dental Society vol.1 no.1 Sept/Oct 1995
  • “Simplified Impression –Taking Technique.” Dental Economics December 1994
  • “The Pre-operative and Pre-anesthetic value of Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK)” Newsletter New York State Dental Society of Anesthesiology Vol.15 No. 1 January 1985
  • “Penny-wise, crown-foolish? “ ADA News
  • Others available upon request.

Patents & Trade Marks

  • Crystal Tray Impression System.
  • TM “Cavi-tees” molar shaped golf tees.
  • Dam-it Post Dam Membrane
  • Lock-N-Reload Impression Cartridge Coupler
  • ABC Contact Wedge System