The Offices of Drs. Robert Serino, Philip Coniglio, Andrew Demos
Maria Eliades, Shubha Soni, Thomas Grandville & Enisa Romanos 
Serving Suffolk County with 3 convenient locations in
Port Jefferson Station 631-928-8585
Wading River 631-929-7575
Riverhead 631-727-8585

Our Practice

About Suffolk Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

The Story of the Banana Chair

In 1976, Dr. Stephen Gold started one of the first pediatric dental practices in Suffolk County with a staff of 6 people. The colors of the time were blue, green, and bright yellow. A 4-year-old boy commented that the yellow chair looked like a giant banana. Hence the banana chair was born. Since then our pediatric patients have taken over one million rides on the iconic banana chair and Suffolk Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics has grown from that small office to 3 busy locations in Port Jefferson Station, Wading River, and Riverhead.

A Caring, Compassionate Environment

Suffolk Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics treats all children, including any kids who may have special needs like autism, cerebral palsy, and varying levels of cognitive ability. Being a pediatric dentist isn't just caring for teeth. It also means being aware of the most important components of child psychology in order to keep visits friendly, fun, and enjoyable.

We avoid using certain terms such as drill, needle, and injection. We are also well aware of certain phobias from which children might suffer in order to keep things as positive and happy as possible. Contact us in Port Jefferson Station, Wading River, or Riverhead, NY for an appointment.

Meet our Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Robert Serino

Dr. Serino grew up in Long Island, NY, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from C.W. Post College. He earned his D.D.S. degree at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and completed his Pediatric Specialty training at Brookdale Hospital, where he was Chief Resident. 

He has been President of the New York State Pediatric Dental Society since 2002, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and on the St. Charles Hospital attending staff.

Dr. Philip Coniglio

Dr. Coniglio grew up in Bethpage, NY. After graduating with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, he received his D.D.S. degree from Case Western Reserve University and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He earned his specialty degree in Pediatric Dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center where he was Chief Resident.

He is president of the Suffolk Pediatric Dentistry Study Club, on the attending staff of St. Charles Hospital, and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Suffolk County Pediatric Dental Society, New York Dental Society, and American Dental Association. He is happily married and a devoted father to his 3 young daughters, Bridgette, Gillen, Tess, and his son Finn.

Dr. Maria Eliades

Dr. Eliades graduated from Seton Hall University with a B.S. in Biology and earned a degree in Physiology from Fairleigh Dickenson University. She was awarded her D.M.D. degree and graduated with honors from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Dental School. She was also honored with the New Jersey Society of Dentistry for Children Award and inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.

She served as Chief Resident in Pediatric Dentistry at Long Island Jewish Medical Center-Schneider Children’s Hospital where she also received specialty training. Currently, she is on the attending dental staff at Schneider Children’s Hospital, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and has practiced Pediatric Dentistry in Suffolk County since 1994.

Dr. Shubha Soni

Dr. Soni grew up in Blue Bell, PA, before moving to New York where she graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Barnard College and received her DDS from Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine. Pursuing her passion for pediatric dentistry, she completed a 2-year pediatric dental residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital and dedicated herself to providing dental care to children in need.

She joined a dental outreach mission to the Philippines in her 2nd year of residency and currently is on the faculty at Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a board candidate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Thomas Grandville

Dr. Grandville was born in the Bronx and grew up in Southern Westchester County. He attended Regis High School in New York City and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in English from Stony Brook University in 2007 as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa International Honor Society.

He earned his D.D.S. degree from Stony Brook University in 2011 and was Chief Resident in Pediatric Dentistry at Stony Brook University Hospital at which he earned his certificate as a specialist in pediatric dentistry in 2013. He is a member of the Suffolk County Dental Society, New York Dental Society, and American Dental Association.

Meet our Orthodontists

Dr. Andrew Demos

Dr. Demos grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and attended the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Biology and Economics. He then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, after which he completed a two-year residency in Orthodontics at Jacksonville University.

Dr. Demos is a member of the American Associates of Orthodontics and prides himself in being skilled in the most advanced and newest orthodontics techniques including Invisalign. His patients enjoy his caring personality and attention to detail. Dr. Demos is married and has one son and daughter.

Dr. Enisa Romanos

Dr. Enisa Romanos, DDS, MS received her DDS from SUNY at Stony Brook, an then completed her 
orthodontics residency at Stony Brook University. 

Dr. Romanos is married and has a three year old daughter. She enjoys traveling and exploring the world with her family. Dentistry has been Dr.Romanos's dream job from the age of 5 years old and today she feels fortunate and honored to treat kids and adults. To her there is nothing more beautiful than a child's smile and she treats each patient as she would want her family members to be treated.

Dr. Stephen Gold - In Memorium

Everything we do for the daily care of our patients is dedicated to our founder, Dr. Stephen Gold. His skills and compassion are the guiding lights that continue to motivate us to do our best for each child and parent we encounter. Dr. Gold was a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He was a past President of the Suffolk County and New York State Dental Societies.

From 1999 until his passing, Dr. Gold served as the Director of the Department of Dentistry, at St. Charles Hospital and taught at the School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters and will truly be missed by friends, family, colleagues, and patients.
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