General Dentistry in Locust Valley, NY
Healthy teeth and gums for life? Let’s make it happen!
Meet Dr. Koster
Dr. Adrianne Koster helps her patients achieve beautiful, healthy, and confident smiles. That’s the focus and goal of her dental practice at Locust Valley Dentists. She’s won many awards throughout her distinguished career and is known for her attention to detail and skillful approach to high-tech dental treatments. Her patients will learn about their dental health and all of the dental treatments available to them.
She is a graduate of The State University at Stony Brook Dental School and completed a General Practice Residency at the Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, NY where she treated an underserved community and developed her clinical skills. During her early career, she worked at several prestigious Manhattan practices where she developed her unique patient-first approach to general dentistry.
" The doctors and staff at this office are amazing! Some of the nicest people you can hope to meet, and the dental work that I received was phenomenal. The office is inviting, and the care that is taken to make sure things are done correctly is top tier. Great experience. "
- Roger V.
"Dr. Koster has done extensive dental work for me over the years. She is both kind and caring. She is thorough in her work and takes the time to explain in detail what she is doing. Her compassionate nature has a calming effect during her work. "
" Both my daughter and I have been patients of Dr Koster's and we couldn't be happier. She has a gentle demeanor and is super thorough. She shows genuine concern for our teeth and gives us advice on what to keep doing/do more of to keep them healthy. Her office staff are really nice too. I am grateful to be in their good hands. "
- Dawn C.
Ready to begin your journey to a healthy smile?
General Dentistry Services
A beautiful smile must be built upon a healthy foundation. Whether you’re interested in cosmetic treatments or are ready to restore the health of your teeth and gums, we start with a full exam and assessment of your dental health. We look for the warning signs of decay and disease, educating you on how to take great care of your smile. Every option we discuss has been carefully chosen based upon our years of experience as well as the treatment’s effectiveness as shown through many scientific studies.
Exams & Cleanings
Oral cancer screenings, gum disease evaluations, and fluoride treatments create healthy and happy smiles for patients of all ages. Our hygienists and dentists are gentle and thorough, helping patients feel in control of their dental health.
Fix cavities with white fillings. They aren’t just better looking, they’re better for your teeth, too! They’re smaller than silver mercury-amalgam fillings and actually strengthen your teeth.
Following a root canal or due to significant tooth loss, crowns restore the shape, function, and appearance of your tooth with a natural tooth-colored porcelain crown. They’re durable and look just like or better than your natural teeth!
Gum Disease Treatments
Gum disease is the #1 cause of preventable tooth loss in adults. Deep cleanings and other non-surgical gum disease treatments restore your gum health.
Locust Valley Dentists: Are we right for you?
- Our convenient office has hours that can fit the busiest schedule
- There’s no stress and no judgments here, just a focus on your smile
- Our modern and relaxing office has everything you’d expect and more
- Learn how to improve your health and whole-body wellness
General Dentistry FAQs
How do I choose a good dentist?
You can choose a good dentist by asking friends, family, or your doctor for a recommendation or by reading reviews and learning about the education, certifications, and experience of a dentist in your area.
Is an endodontist a dentist?
An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in diagnosing tooth pain and root canal treatment after additional training following dental school. Not all dentists are endodontists.
Is general dentistry a specialty?
General dentistry is not a specialty, according to the American Dental Association. A general dentist is your primary dental care provider who will diagnose and treat your typical dental needs.
What are the different types of dentistry?
The American Dental Association recognises 12 dental specialties: dental anesthesiology, dental public health, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral medicine, orofacial pain, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics.
What do you call a dental surgeon?
The term for a dental surgeon is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. This dental specialist performs surgery for the mouth, face, and jaw. They treat accident victims who suffer damage to the face or mouth and perform reconstructive or dental implant surgery.
What is a general dentist?
General dentists are the primary dental care providers who patients see for typical dental care, including diagnosis and treatment. A general dentist has completed dental school but did not choose to undergo additional training in a specialty.
What is an endodontist vs oral surgeon?
An endodontist specializes in restorative procedures such as cavity restoration or root canal treatment. An oral surgeon specializes in surgical procedures like extractions, jaw fracture treatment, dental implants, or impacted wisdom tooth extraction.
What is Endodontics Dentistry?
Endodontics dentistry refers to dentistry concerning the dental pulp and the tissues surrounding the root of the tooth. An endodontist would perform a root canal treatment, for example.
What is the highest degree in dentistry?
In order to practice dentistry, dentists must earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM) degree, which each require study and training in dental anatomy, nutrition, and performing various types of dental care procedures. If an individual wishes to enter a specialized field of dentistry, they may then pursue a master’s degree or certificate in a subspecialty, such as pediatric dentistry or orthodontics.
What makes a great dentist?
Aside from being knowledgeable and experienced in the field of dentistry, a good dentist is also trustworthy, detail-oriented, caring, and has good communication and leadership skills.
What skills are needed for a dentist?
Dentists should be studious and interested in science and have good skills in communication, manual dexterity, problem-solving, and leadership. Dentists should also be knowledgeable regarding anatomy and medicine.
No Insurance? No problem.
We believe you don’t need dental insurance to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. We work with our patients and offer a variety of flexible financing options. If you have questions about how much your visit will cost, just let us know.
Insurance & Financing
We can help you file your claim and maximize insurance benefits for your general dentistry treatments. Don’t see your insurance plan listed? Have questions about payment options? Call us at (516) 759-2288 and we will answer all of your questions.
At Locust Valley Dentists, we work with most PPO insurance providers.
" Dr. Koster is the absolute best. I wish I had found her sooner. She really cares about her patients! "
- Kelly M.
" I had a great appointment with Dr. Koster. She is really knowledgable and friendly. Not pushy like my last dentist. Highly recommend! "
- Djuro K.
" Dr Koster is very knowledgeable about all aspects of Dental Care. She also has a caring nature I would highly recommend her. "
- Linda C.