40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

ANDREW SAMI

  • Glen Cove, New York
  • Gold Coast Smiles

Age:

36

Name of Practice:

Gold Coast Smiles

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

Summa cum laude, St. John’s University; DDS, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine


WHY HE WAS NOMINATED:

At age 30, Dr. Sami bought a venerable, well-established practice on Long Island in which he worked as an associate fresh out of his dental residency. He has since expanded the scope and size of the practice and built a reputation as one of the area’s leading providers of comprehensive and cosmetic-based dentistry.

PHILOSOPHY:

“Communication and open dialogue are the cornerstone to success. Educate and inform patients on their options while keeping them engaged in the process of their treatment.”

SOMETHING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW:

“I have an incredible sweet tooth. Whether it’s chocolate, candy or cookies, I indulge in everything a dentist shouldn’t.”