About the Dental Center of Huntington
We are dedicated to making it fast, convenient and affordable to maintain your oral health. That's why we offer competitive fees, participate with most insurance plans and never double-book appointments.
Our multilingual team speaks English, French, Italian, Polish and Spanish. Our location is in the heart of Huntington center in Shelton, where we are available from eight in the morning until six at night on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (and some Saturday mornings) to meet all of your dental needs. Please call, visit, email or contact us to find out more about what we can do for you.
About Neal B. Graber, DMD
A native of Stamford, Connecticut, Neal B. Graber, DMD graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry after completing his studies at Emory University. Dr. Graber is proud to be among the 2013 topDentists. As a progressive dentist who is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care, he takes continuing education courses involving diagnostic, cosmetic and restorative dentistry every year.
If you would like to keep up with emerging research and technology in the field of dental medicine, please subscribe to Dr. Graber's Dental Detective Blog. Meanwhile, here are a few highlights of his involvement with promising developments in the field of dental medicine.
Right now, Dr. Graber is working on an implant placement and restoration study conducted by the prestigious PEARL Network (Practitioners Engaged in Applied Research and Learning), which is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health through New York University.
He learned about developing salivary diagnostic tools directly from Dr. David T. Wong of UCLA, a mentor who is a global pioneer in this field. Biomarkers and proteins in saliva samples will soon enable the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in addition to other conditions.
Dr. Graber was among the first dentists to partner with StemSave to harvest and bank dental stem cells. Currently, scientists are exploring the use of these stem cells to grow replacement teeth, treat illnesses and repair injuries.
Over the last several years, Dr. Graber has tested dental materials for the president of Centrix Dental, a Shelton-based company, in addition to collaborating with engineers to fine-tune dental products and technology in development.
In addition to volunteering in the local community, he supports SmileTrain, an organization that provides free cleft surgery to children in developing countries, training for medical professionals and rehabilitative care.
For your safety and comfort, we use the Isolite system to provide light, suction and a comfortable bite during dental procedures. You can relax and watch television while we post digital X-rays and intra-oral photos on our overhead monitors. This technology enables us to point out any areas of concern so you can make educated decisions about your treatment options. Our rigorous safety standards include putting instruments through ultrasonic disinfection and steam sterilization before placing them in sterile wraps. To further prevent exposure to germs, we use distilled water and antibacterial tablets in our water lines. When necessary, we use Picasso Lite soft tissue lasers to minimize pain and decrease the risk of local infection. And, while we hope that no one needs an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), we keep one on site in case of a cardiac emergency.
To facilitate clear communication, we ask that you review and sign our HIPAA Policy, Adult Health History and/or Child Health History and Patient Consent, Insurance and Financial Policies prior to treatment.
Please note that payment is due at the time of service - this includes all co-payments, fees not covered by insurance and any other charges. Patients are kindly asked to give us the courtesy of at least 24-hours notice prior to canceling or rescheduling an appointment to avoid a $50 missed appointment fee, which we will donate to SmileTrain (an organization that enables children born with a cleft lip or palate to get free surgery). After two missed appointments without proper notice, patients will be asked to find another dentist. These policies enable us to stay on schedule (barring emergencies) so that we can give you the time and attention that you deserve.
Please be sure to update your patient record with your current information and communication preferences - we can contact you via phone, secure email or text to confirm your appointments. For your convenience, all of our patient forms are available below for your review. You are welcome to print and complete them in advance or obtain a copy when you arrive in our office.