Our Mission

We believe that the foundation for better health is the maintenance of the mutual trust, care, respect, understanding and fairness that is necessary to any patient/ doctor/staff relationship. Our mission is to help create a long term plan for our patients to keep their teeth for their entire lifetime. We achieve our objectives by producing an atmosphere for our patients to make positive choices for long term health. We provide our support through improving our own technical skills with a strong commitment to continuing education and excellent long term planning skills. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing our practice for your dental care.

Dr. Matlach and Team

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Robert J. Matlach, DDS

Dr. Matlach has been practicing in the Huntington area for the last 15 years. He recently relocated his practice to its current, custom –built office where he specializes in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Matlach was born on Long Island in 1971. He graduated from Hofstra University in 1993 with a BA Degree in Biology and completed his D.D.S. Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1997 at SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. After graduation Dr. Matlach completed a one year Dental Residency program at Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow Long Island.

In 2000, Dr. Matlach began working with Dr. Gerald Lorin in Huntington and eventually took over the practice in 2002.

In the summer of 2006, Dr. Matlach relocated the office to its present location where he practices four and one half days per week. The practice focuses on creating long-term relationships with patients in order to help them keep their teeth for a lifetime.

Dr. Matlach’s postgraduate training includes completion of the series of courses at Dr. Pete Dawson’s Center for Advanced Dental Studies in St. Petersburg Florida and courses at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne Florida. Dr. Matlach has completed a 270 hour curriculum and is a graduate of the Kois Center for Dental Excellence in Seattle Washington. Dr. Matlach has been trained by Dr. Edward P. Allen in the latest technology in minimally invasive soft tissue grafting for teeth and implants. These technologies can be used to treat gum recession and many soft tissue defects.

When Dr. Matlach is not with his patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. His hobbies include boating, fishing, golf and most outdoor activities. He is an avid sports fan and is devoted to his health.

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Our Staff


Cindy (Dental Assistant)

Cindy has over 30 years of chair side dental assisting. Her friendly, caring attitude help ease patients apprehension towards dental treatment. Cindy was born, raised and still currently resides in East Northport.

Cindy loves Long Island for its adventurous day trips, quaint towns and great restaurants. She enjoys spending her free time going to plays and museums but most of all, spending time with her family.


Elicia (Hygienist)

I am a  registered Dental Hygienist with over 17 years of experience in the dental field. It is my goal to help my patients feel comfortable during their dental cleaning visit. I help our patients achieve optimal dental health by educating our patients on different homecare techniques as well as dental procedures that are available through our office.

I am proud to be working for Dr. Matlach. I feel he is an excellent dentist who takes pride in his work and cares about his patients and his staff. From the first day I started working in Dr. Matlach’s office, I felt at home because of its warm and friendly atmosphere. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two older sons. We enjoy boating, and caring for our Wheaton Terrier.


Cindy (Hygienist)

My degree may be in dental hygiene but my passion for the health field runs deep.  My job goes far beyond dental hygiene. To me, my job is to listen to my patient, care deeply, serve and educate them with all my integrity. I have been practicing dental hygiene for 29 years. I worked for a prosthodontist for 16 years in Great Neck and have worked with several periodontists as well. 

I have been working with Dr. Matlach and Dr. Ames for over 10 years. They have given me the opportunity to learn CPR, Teeth Whitening (Brite Smile), Orthodontics and Oral Conscious Sedation. Most importantly, they have given me the time and support I need to make a difference in our patients' lives. Whereas many offices have a 30 minute in-and-out "cleaning," our standard is a full hour which allows me to be thorough, help patients relax, (I often do such things as placing lavender at my patients' temples to help relax them), and to teach patients how to continue to improve their hygiene skills at home. I enjoy helping make a difference in their lives.

My favorite patient is the apprehensive, frightened patient. I love being able to relax them and reassure them that they are in best hands possible.

My interest and passion for the health field has only grown over the past few years.

I have an extensive and growing knowledge of the health sciences. As a hobby, I love to study all the fascinating fields, in particular, holistic health and herbology.

On the personal side, I love working with children and have been doing so since high school. I am a fitness instructor, martial arts instructor, and a personal trainer in a few local gyms. I have also been teaching martial arts for 13 years at a local Tae Kwon Do school.

God gave me one wonderful son who is an awesome athlete and is a college graduate as of May 2014.

I live in a wonderful home in Huntington which is surrounded by nature to feed my soul. I try to spend as many relaxing hours there as possible. I love to ski, run, bicycle, and hike and am currently learning to play tennis.


Lori (Patient Coordinator)

Lori’s strong managerial skills are a result of her many years of catering experience in Manhattan’s top luxury hotels and event planning industries. Working in these areas have helped her develop her fine office, interpersonal and organizational skills. These qualities are key components to our professionally managed dental office.

Lori recently relocated to Long Island from New York City with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling and dining out.