Restorative & Cosmetic Dentist
Meet Dr. Eric Weinstein, a dental maverick with a profound legacy. Born into the world of dentistry, with a father boasting an impressive 50-year career, Dr. Weinstein’s passion for crafting smiles ignited in his early days. Hailing from the vibrant community of North Valley Stream, his journey led him to Adelphi University, where he emerged in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in biology after a transformative three-year program.
Venturing forth, he stepped into the hallowed halls of New York University College of Dentistry, where he excelled and soared to the top of his class, graduating with honors in 1991. But the pursuit of excellence didn’t stop there. A post-doctorate general practice residency program at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset became his next proving ground, with him assuming the mantle of Chief Dental Resident until 1993.
The tale of Dr. Weinstein’s journey into private practice was one of collaboration and evolution. Initially, he joined forces with his father, setting up shop in the vibrant locales of Bayside and Valley Stream. A year later, his vision took form, leading to the birth of Island Dental Associates. From modest beginnings, this dental haven at 600 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead, grew from just a couple of chairs to a nine-chair marvel, complete with an in-house dental laboratory.
But the story doesn’t stop there—far from it. As the years went by, Dr. Weinstein’s thirst for knowledge led him to a state-of-the-art facility at 639 Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square. Here, he fused his expansive wisdom gained through countless hours of relentless learning with the latest technology and cutting-edge dental techniques. Collaborating with a Board-Certified Periodontist and an Orthodontist, he redefined comprehensive dental care, all conveniently housed under one roof.
In a transformative year, 2011, a new chapter was inked. Dr. Weinstein and his partners breathed life into Shine Dental Associates of the North Shore, an opulent oasis nestled at 400 Jericho Turnpike in Syosset. This establishment wasn’t just a dental practice—it was an embodiment of his dream to infuse dental care with the elegance of a Manhattan luxury hotel. His keen eye for detail and fusion of dental mastery with interior design birthed a luxurious masterpiece on Long Island’s North Shore.
Beyond accolades and achievements, Dr. Weinstein’s commitment to his craft is mirrored in his active participation in dental societies and an unquenchable thirst for advancement. These attributes, paired with his warm chair-side manner, weave together an exceptional clinician and a cherished member of the dental community. His influence extends to the medical staff of North Shore University Hospital at Franklin Medical Center in Franklin Square, NY, where his attending position is a testament to his enduring impact.
Yet, amidst the accolades and achievements, Dr. Weinstein’s heart beats for those often overlooked. His empathy for the elderly and homebound led to the creation of Visiting Dental Care of New York—a branch of his practice that brings dental care directly to those who need it most. Hospital rooms, care facilities, homes, and nursing residences become his canvas as he paints smiles of comfort and health. He provides dental care to those who cannot make it to the office, fabricating dentures, partials, and other general dental services in their residence.
Behind every great dentist is a dedicated team. Dr. Weinstein’s staff, loyal since his early private practice days, is a testament to his leadership and commitment. United by a shared goal, they join hands to make lasting smiles a reality, ensuring that quality care is accessible to all who seek it.
Beyond the dental chair, a family man thrives. Dr. Weinstein, a father of three and a devoted husband, with his wife of twenty-five years—a dental hygienist who herself graduated as valedictorian of her class. Together, they form a bond that intertwines professional excellence with personal fulfillment.
Dr. Eric Weinstein’s journey isn’t merely a path of dental excellence but a saga of passion, compassion, and unwavering dedication to sculpting brighter, healthier smiles while touching lives in big and small ways.
UNDERGRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Adelphi University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology
New York University College of Dentistry, Top of Class 1991
North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, post-doctorate general practice residency program
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, Dentures, Partials, extractions, and full mouth reconstruction