South Shore Long Island Periodontics & Implantology P.C.
South Shore Long Island Periodontics & Implantology is a team of periodontal specialists who are dedicated to providing you with advanced, state-of-the-art care. Each of our doctors is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and engages in ongoing education and study to stay on top of the latest developments in the fields of dentistry, periodontology, and implantology.
We’d like to take a moment to introduce our team so that you can get to know us better. Whether you have come to our practice on your own or you were referred to us by your primary dental provider, please know that we will always provide you with outstanding care.
Leslie G. Batnick, DDS
Following a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Dr. Batnick received his DDS from New York University College of Dentistry in 1977. He received his Certificate in Periodontics in 1979.
Dr. Batnick has expert training in Dental Implantology and holds a certificate from Harvard Seminars in Implant Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the American Society of Osseointegration. Dr. Batnick is also a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology.
Dr. Batnick is currently on staff at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Periodontics Section. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Implant and Periodontal Departments at New York University College of Dentistry. He is currently President of the Integrated Dental Studies Group and Past President of Long Island Academy of Periodontics (1991–1993).
Presently, Dr. Batnick is a Director and an Examiner of the American Board of Periodontology. In that position, he tests American and international periodontists in their attempt to attain Diplomate of the Board status.
He is a committee member of and has lectured nationally for the American Academy of Periodontology and the Academy of Osseointegration.
Lois B. Levine, DDS
Following a Bachelor of Art from Vassar College in 1981, Dr. Levine received her DDS from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1985. In 1988, she earned her Certificate in Periodontics from the New York University College of Dentistry and has a certificate from the Harvard Implant Seminars (1989–1990).
Dr. Levine is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. She is the past Director of Periodontics at New York Hospital Medical Center at Queens and also maintains a staff position at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Periodontics Section.
She is a former Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Levine is a member of the Board of Directors of the Nassau County Dental Society, where she served as president from 1999–2000. She is the past president of Queens-Long Island Women's Dental Study Club and is active in many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology. She is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Levine specializes in cosmetic periodontal procedures.
Joo H. Kim, DDS
Following a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University, Dr. Kim received his DDS from New York University College of Dentistry. He was elected to membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the National Dental Honor Society. He was also one of few who were selected in Implant and TMJ Honors programs. Following dental school, he completed a training in General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Dr. Kim completed specialty surgical training in Periodontics and Implantology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kim is a Board-Certified Periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Kim is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Board of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, the Northeastern Society of Periodontists, the International Academy of Periodontology, the New York State Dental Association, and Nassau County Dental Society.
He is fluent in Korean and English.
We are very fortunate to have wonderful and experienced professionals as part of our dental team.
As you arrive at our office, you will be greeted by the friendly faces of Ana, Gail, and Annamarie, our financial coordinators. They will be happy to help you with your financial questions and can even offer solutions to help make your treatment options affordable. Our entire team will be happy to help you with your insurance questions and any other needs.
Our team of dedicated and compassionate dental assistants will make your visits pleasant and comfortable. Pat, our head assistant and implant coordinator, will answer all of your treatment concerns. Our other fantastic assistants, Ann Marie, Maritza, Nyrine, and Kathleen, will make sure that all of your needs are met in a friendly and caring environment.
Our dental hygienists, Sharon, Christine and Isabelle, are experienced in the care and maintenance of your periodontal health. In a gentle but thorough manner, they will help you to maintain an optimal level of periodontal health!