Our Dentist and Dental Staff in Great Neck
All our professionals at Howard Baylarian DDS maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Howard K. Baylarian D.D.S.
Dr. Baylarian was born and raised in Little Neck, Queens. Throughout his school years, Dr. Baylarian always did well and was constantly a member of the honors society. He went on to SUNY Stony Brook where he was one of twenty students in his class to graduate with a degree in chemistry.
He then attended New York University College of Dentistry, where he was vice-president of his class and graduated near the top of his class.
His post-graduate training at Goldwater Memorial Hospital on Roosevelt Island helped reinforce his clinical skills as well as a deep concern and caring attitude for his patients, no matter what their circumstance.
In 1982, his longtime family dentist asked him to join the practice, which is where he remains to this day.
Dr. Baylarian is constantly staying abreast of the latest techniques and materials. He has taken almost a thousand hours of continuing education courses, this far exceeding the minimal requirements for license renewal. The subjects of these courses include dental implants, periodontics, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, endodontics, invisalign, and pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Baylarian is an active, participating member of the Nassau County Dental Society, New York State Dental Association, American Dental Association, and The Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Baylarian has a passion for constant and never ending improvement for both his skills and his patients well being.
Kristine Dispensa BS, AS, RDH
Kristine has been working in the field of Dental Hygiene as a fully licenced Hygienist for 20 years. She has been a member of the Great Neck Natural smiles team since the spring of 2011. She cares for her patients' dental health by performing perio probings, scalings, cleanings, oral cancer screenings and sealants. She uses state of the art technology which include the intra-oral camera, digital caries detector and digital x-rays. This enables her to give the patients a tour of their mouths so they see what she sees.
Kristine's background is the field of oral care began with her Bachelor of Science in Science and an Associates in Science in Dental Hygiene. She holds a license to administer Nitrous Oxide and local anesthesia. She has fellowships in both Holistic Dentistry and Laser Therapy. The favorite part of her profession is the clinical aspect. She enjoys when a patient feels the difference after their treatment. She tries to create a spa atmosphere with low lighting, soft music, aromatherapy and warm lavender infused disposable towels. She is proud to be part of the Great Neck Natural Smiles team where they work together to create a dental family and treat the clients as though they were family too.
In her spare time, Kristine likes the outdoors, walking, biking, and cooking. She is married 29 years and has 2 sons.
Tamar makes sure the office runs smoothly and efficiently. When you arrive in the office, she will help guide you through your visit; from making appointments to answering any insurance or financial questions you might have. Tamar goes out of her way to make sure every patient receives great care.
She really enjoys coming to work because of the great people she has on her team. In her spare time, she loves to travel and spend time with her family.
Bertha is the newest addition to Dr. Baylarian's team, joining us in 2014. She began her work in the field of dentistry upon graduating from a Dental Assisting Program in 1993. It is her twenty years and counting of experience which Bertha applies to every aspect of her work. As a dental assistant, aside from assisting Dr. Baylarian, Bertha's job includes maintaining the office's inventory and sterilizing every last one of the many dental instruments, as well as doing laboratory work which includes pouring dental models and taking digital x-rays. Bertha enjoys every aspect of her job, from working with patients to help put minds at ease and keep smiles healthy, as well as working with Dr. Baylarian. She thoroughly enjoys having such a kind and ethical doctor to work with, as well as the compassion and care of her fellow teammates. Bertha also speaks Spanish fluently. During her time off, Bertha loves to read and spend time with her husband and three beloved dogs: Milo, Jolie and Oscar. She and her husband especially enjoy road trips to Lake George.
Leslie has been a caring and compassionate member of Dr. Baylarian's team since joining the field of dentistry in 2004. As a dental assistant, Leslie works to sterilize instruments, keep the office spotless and assist our team of doctors in any way possible. Leslie was trained first hand by Dr. Baylarian, and it is this hands on care and expertise which she continues to provide today. Her favorite part of her job is getting to meet and greet each patient, as well as help them feel relaxed while working alongside our team of dentists. Leslie understands that the key to dentistry is not just a healthy smile, but a calm and happy patient. Her favorite thing about working at Great Neck Natural Smiles is working alongside a compassionate doctor who truly cares about his patients, and being part of a team of honest and genuine care providers who enjoy their work as much as she does.