Meet the Doctor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Dr. Michele Collier received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from New York University. She went on to complete a general practice residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York.

Dr. Collier enjoys the diversity that comes with being a general dentist, working in a setting where one may start the day placing a tooth-colored restoration on a child’s cavity and end the day restoring an implant for an elderly patient. To ensure her patients benefit from the latest in cutting edge dental technology, Dr. Collier frequently attends courses and conferences across the country.

Outside of the office, Dr. Collier is a global traveler, an avid reader and book club member, a gardener, and a long distance runner. She also enjoys attending the symphony and the theatre.


Your Non-Judgemental Dental Home

One of the biggest obstacles in seeking dental care is the fear of feeling judged. We understand that there are genuine issues that lead people to avoid the dentist such as a prior negative experience or dental anxiety. Sometimes, the lack of finances can lead to dental neglect which can then lead to poor dental health which can cause shame. These hurdles can cause smaller dental issues to evolve into larger ones that can mentally overwhelm someone and inhibit them from seeking dental care. These patients will often ask “Is this the worst mouth you have ever seen?”  They feel bad about themselves and anticipate judgment over their dental health.

We want you to know that there is no shame in needing dental work. We will never judge. Our goal is to listen, to empathize and to help. We will help you overcome any mental blocks that have prevented you from getting the dental care that you deserve. No matter your starting point, we can help you on your personal pathway to better oral health.

Relaxation and Sedation Dentist

  • We offer Nitrous Oxide and Oral Sedation to help patients with dental anxiety relax and get their treatment completed.
  • We have TVs overhead as an added distraction.
  • We encourage patients to bring air pods or headphones to play the music that best relaxes them and to drown out noises from our dental tools.
  • We have single-use stress balls that can ease tension and stress.
  • The office has soothing beachy colors to create a comfortable, tranquil environment.
  • We use Cartridge Warmers to warm the numbing cartridge, so you experience less discomfort during injection of the anesthetic. A warm liquid stings less than a cold one does.