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Dr. Salvador E. Gales was born in the Philippines and attended the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City, Philippines where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1980. Dr. Gales received his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1985 from Cebu Doctors’ University College of Dentistry in Cebu City, Philippines. In 1989, he received his certificate in recognition of completion of the two-year clinical course in dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. Over his 23 years of practicing dentistry, Dr. Gales has completed numerous hours of continuing education and attended many seminars that keep him abreast of the trends in dental procedures including endodontics, orthodontics and implants. He lives in Roslyn Heights with his wife, Tere, and their three children. Certifications: -Invisalign® Certified Provider -Lifetime Member of the United States Dental Institute
93% (28 reviews)
I went to Dr. Gales in Bayside, NY as a new patient for a check up and because I had some wisdom tooth pain. I didn’t wait long to see the dentist, who performed a complete examination of my teeth and gums. He was very gentle, thoroughly explained any problems he saw, gave me a few recommendations, and actually listened to me. Though I didn’t have much work done, I was very happy with my first visit at University Dental!
University Dental is the best dental office in Bayside, NY. I haven’t been to the dentist in a few years due to dental anxiety, but the hygienist was relaxing, sociable, professional, and taught me how to take better care of my teeth. I was afraid she’d see all the plaque and buildup and judge me, but she just cleaned them up without saying anything. Since I haven’t had my teeth cleaned in a while, I did need some descaling. Truthfully, I can’t stand hearing the scraping and drilling sounds, and she could probably see how tense I was. But I trusted her and knew she was doing a detailed job and just looking out for my health, and it was so worth it! Dr. Gales was super nice, and they both answered my questions and explained everything thoroughly. I will for sure come back for my deep cleaning! Plus, everyone there had fantastic teeth and the views in the room were lovely!
From the start, I had a great visit at University Dental in Bayside, NY. The staff is very amiable, and they had great communication skills. The view from the chair was soothing, and you can tell they truly care about you. It always feels good when you are treated like family. And they have awesome neck pillows. They pay attention to the details and really get it right! I highly suggest you give Dr. Gales a chance!
I just visited University Dental in Bayside, NY for the first time today. I had a dental emergency, and they told me to come in asap. Not only did Dr. Gales and his staff take great care of me, but it was the first time I had been given a numbing shot that didn’t hurt. Everyone was attentive, and Dr. Gales told me everything they were doing as they were doing it. It was really helpful. Aside from that, the decor was beautiful and relaxing, and the office seemed super sanitary. You could literally eat off the floor! I will be a returning patient, and I’m so grateful that I found them. Thank you very much, University Dental!
Dr. Gales and his dental staff are the best in all of Bayside! I’m so thankful for their amazing customer service and skills at this office. They’re all great people, which makes the experience even better. From the front office manager to the dental hygienist, they provide the best dental service near me. The office atmosphere is soothing and comfortable, and it almost feels like you’re at the spa, not the dentist. Though it took me a while to find Dr. Gales, I’m so glad I did so that I can talk about my fantastic experience. Dr. Gales is careful and detailed, and he really takes his time caring for his patients. I just had my second cleaning at University Dental, and I have all good things to report. Hopefully, this review helped you find your new dentist!
I just had to tell someone what a fantastic job Dr. Gales at University Dental in Bayside, NY did on my dental implant. He did it a few years ago, so I’m a little late in writing this, but I do need another one and would love for him to do the honors. Every time I visit another dentist, they tell me he did an incredible job and that it looks great. Even one of the hygienists at my usual dentist wanted his info, so she could get an implant, too! Hopefully, he can see me soon. Thank you, Dr. Gales!
University Dental is the best dental office I’ve ever been to in Bayside, NY. Dr. Gales is professional, funny, and overall a wonderful person. His staff, including the receptionist and assistants, is also incredible. I usually dread going to the dentist because of the drills, but when the staff is fun to be around and the dentist is friendly, it’s way more enjoyable. He runs a fantastic practice. You’re crazy if you don’t think he’s the best dentist ever!
I don’t like going to the dentist whatsoever, but I highly recommend Dr. Gales and his amazing staff at University Dental in Bayside, NY. I went to him right after visiting a dentist who billed me for services he didn’t do, and Dr. Gales fit me in right away for a consult. Dr. Gales was friendly and empathetic. He went over a few options and let me decide what I wanted to do. I returned a few days later for a filling on my front tooth. I kept waiting for the pinch from the needle that you usually feel when they numb you up, but I never felt it! The dentist, the hygienist, and the insurance coordinator were all amazing. He’s definitely the best dentist near me!
I had a fantastic time at University Dental in Bayside, NY. I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Gales right away in the morning. However, they didn’t get to me right away due to an emergency case that they had to tend to. Usually, that would make me mad, but the staff did their best to get me in and out. They did a fantastic job and are very welcoming and professional.
Everyone at University Dental in Bayside, NY goes the extra mile to make sure you have a pleasant experience. Dr. Gales is very familiar with the latest techniques in dentistry, which is kind of rare. When he numbed me up for a procedure, I didn’t feel a thing and was shocked! I was scared because I’ve had some not-so-great dental experiences with other dentists, but Dr. Gales was careful and empathetic. I especially love the hygienist and the receptionists for being so sweet yet also professional. I love this dental family and recommend them to everyone. They’ve given me back my confidence!
I found Dr. Gales on Doctors Network after I couldn’t get ahold of my usual dentist, and I’m not gonna lie, I’m glad they didn’t answer because then I wouldn’t have found University Dental in Bayside! Their extended office hours are great, and everyone is kind, welcoming, detailed, helpful, and knowledgeable. They made me feel like family. It’s not your standard dentist office. It feels very spa-like. If your dentist doesn’t perform a complete wellness check, listen to you, or teach you about your mouth health without trying to push services on you, then you need to check out University Dental. They also assign you to a hygienist, and mine is phenomenal!
There’s something so soothing about University Dental in Bayside. The office is calm, and then they take you to your exam room and make you as comfortable as possible. The hygienist who prepared me for my procedure walked me through everything step by step. Dr. Gales numbed me up and then started working. He tried to save my tooth, but it was too late, unfortunately. To avoid an expensive root canal, he suggested a crown. The temporary crown feels great, and if the permanent one fits as well as this one, I’ll be pleased. Thank you Dr. Gales and staff for the great work and for being attentive and accommodating. I need a few more crowns, which I’ll happily let Dr. Gales do for me!
I hadn’t seen a dentist in a year, so I was terrified that I would be shamed. I researched and saw some amazing reviews for Dr. Gales, so I made an appointment. The reviews were so right. Dr. Gales is professional, careful, and nice, and he has a great staff as well. I’m glad that University Dental in Bayside is my new dental office!
My experience with Dr. Gales was amazing! I had a tooth that was giving me issues a few days before Thanksgiving, so I thought needed to be pulled. I didn’t have insurance and hadn’t actually been to the dentist in years. I called University Dental in Bayside, NY and explained my situation, and they were so sweet. They scheduled me an appointment that same day and filled an antibiotic prescription for me at my pharmacy. When I arrived, they promptly put me in an exam room and treated me with so much respect. I was so thankful for their treatment, and I made them my permanent dentist. I don’t know if they offer veneers, but if you want an empathetic, welcoming dental experience in the Bayside area, give them a call!
I had a fantastic experience at University Dental in Bayside. Dr. Gales and the hygienists were incredible, welcoming and helpful. I knew I needed a cleaning and a wisdom tooth pulled, and I didn’t feel anything. The office appears to be super clean, and the staff was very understanding of my needs. I’ll definitely continue to go back!
Dr. Gales is the best dentist ever! I needed help straightening my teeth, and I hate going to the dentist. I have a phobia of doctors and needles. But Dr. Gales and his staff made me feel relaxed. We talked about my treatment options, and I chose a retainer. It was the perfect solution, and I couldn’t be happier. I don’t have to hide my smile anymore. Dr. Gales did tell me that I needed to replace my old amalgam silver fillings, and I was nervous because I heard it doesn’t feel good. Once again, however, they made me feel calm about it all. The experience was better than expected, and he replaced the old fillings with white composite. I’m so pleased with my teeth and smile. I love my smile now, and I don’t have those gray fillings in my mouth anymore. I strongly recommend University Dental in Bayside, NY. This incredible team made a trip to the dentist not so scary. From my first visit to my most recent visit, they’ve all been fantastic! Thank you Dr. Gales!
Dr. Gales and his staff in Bayside fit me in for an emergency appointment within an hour of me calling their office. They even stayed past closing time to finish the job. Everyone was very kind and knowledgeable. They responded to me quickly and told me to come in asap. I was in so much pain and stressed out that something was really wrong. Dr. Gales found the problem and took care of it right then and there. Best of all, it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I was actually from another country and very pregnant at the time, so I tried to wait until I was back home. I couldn’t take anything aside from a few Tylenol for pain, but it wasn’t helping and I couldn’t sleep or even eat. Thankfully Dr. Gales gave me some relief, and since I didn’t have American dental insurance, I had the bill to worry about in addition to my baby and the effects of the procedure. But Dr. Gales was amazing, and I’m so grateful that University Dental took such great care of me and my baby at an affordable price. They even followed up with me the next day to make sure I was alright, which I was thankful for.
I’ve been looking for a good dentist ever since I moved to Bayside, NY. Turns out, 7th time’s the charm! I was anxious before I walked in, but the inside of University Dental was beautiful. Dr. Gales and his staff were warm and welcoming. They even had a lot of high-tech equipment. The cleaning center for their tools was awesome. If you think you have a cavity, they can show you pictures of each individual tooth on the TV for you to see, and then they can use a machine to see how much bacteria is present. If you have a lot of plaque, they won’t scrape your teeth with metal utensils. They have a titanium ultrasound machine to lift and remove it in a matter of seconds. Making appointments is super easy, and the office staff is very responsive if you have questions. Their prices are reasonable, and they offer Invisalign and teeth whitening services.
Dr. Gales and his staff are amazing! We’ve been going to University Dental in Bayside, NY for a few years now. My son was hit in the mouth during an away basketball game, so we took him to a local dentist to stabilize the tooth. He then went to Dr. Gales to have it looked at once we returned home. He redid what the other dentist messed up, and my son’s mouth looked and felt significantly better. I recommend him to everyone; he’s the best dentist near me!
I’ve been going to University Dental for two years, and I love it there! Dr. Gales is very nice, honest, and intelligent. He even came in after hours to help me out when I had complications from a crown. He took care of my pain and didn’t even bill me for it. A few months ago, I needed a root canal, and I was scared because I’ve heard they’re awful. But Dr. Gales and his staff took excellent care of me; I never felt any pain! I was so amazed and very thankful. I will see him until he retires! They’re the best dental office in Bayside!
Dr. Gales at University Dental in Bayside, NY is amazing! During my first visit, he gave me my treatment options, how long it would take, and how much it would cost. I actually had “interviewed” another orthodontist before him, but he didn’t tell me any information about what I needed, the cost, or the timeline. Dr. Gales gave my son a retainer to fix his tooth, and it was financially feasible and actually worked! His tooth was pushed into place in no time, and completely altered his smile for the better. He is excellent with kids, and you never really have to wait for your appointment. He’s the best dentist near me; I strongly recommend him!
I’ve been going to University Dental in Bayside, NY for at least two years now. The office staff is very welcoming and can help you with any questions you have about your insurance coverage. Sadly, they aren’t in my insurance network, but my insurance still pays for the cleaning and a certain percentage of procedures. If the office wasn’t beautiful and Dr. Gales wasn’t the best dentist near me, I wouldn’t go here. Though I only see him twice a year, he acts like we’ve been friends forever. Plus, his bedside manner is excellent. When I needed my cavity filled, he let me watch TV, which distracted me from the procedure. The parking isn’t always great, but it’s worth it! Best dental office in Bayside!
I was told to visit Dr. Gales at University Dental in Bayside for a root canal for my super sensitive tooth. I’ve had a root canal before, so I thought I knew what to expect. I was so happy with how skilled, careful, and welcoming Dr. Gales and his staff were. They made sure I was okay several times during the procedure before continuing to the next steps. They explained what they were doing as well, and I didn’t have any pain afterward! As a healthcare professional myself, I was so grateful with how gentle, considerate, and knowledgeable this great team was! Highly recommended!
After having tooth pain for nearly half a year, I was referred to University Dental in Bayside, NY for a root canal. It’s no wonder they have a ton of great reviews! The staff was very welcoming and highly skilled. They explained the charges up front, and they even sent me an appointment reminder electronically, which was great. Due to the pain, I was in as well as previous horrible dental experiences, I was definitely anxious. But Dr. Gales made me feel comfortable the entire time. He made sure I was numbed up properly and walked me through what he would be doing before he even took the crown off. He wasn’t arrogant and totally understood why I was nervous, but he told me he’d do what he could to make sure I didn’t feel any pain. And he did a fantastic job! I felt no pain during the two appointments that I needed. I can now eat without pain for the first time in a long time. If I ever need another root canal (which I hope I don’t), I’m definitely going back to Dr. Gales!
I love Dr. Gales and his staff at University Dental in Bayside, NY! Due to previous bad dental experiences, I was anxious about getting my teeth cleaned and looked at. Dr. Gales was very kind and careful, and the staff is always sweet and friendly. Turns out, I needed one of my cavities refilled. They remembered that I told them I was scared of the dentist, so they walked me through the procedure step by step and calmed my nerves. I love University Dental. I highly suggest you give them a try!
Dr. Gales has a spotless office and the latest and greatest in technology. His staff is kind and welcoming. Dr. Gales is great. He did a great job at my first appointment, used my x-rays to go through potential procedures with me and why they would be necessary. He explained future expectations too, based on my dental history. I felt comfortable because I could tell they knew what they were doing, and I’m actually excited for my next cleaning.
Going to the dentist can be a difficult chore. My favorite dentist in Bayside, NY recently retired, and I was worried about finding a new one. I wanted someone modern, someone with the latest x-ray technology, technique, and tools. I also wanted someone who was close to my house and had affordable prices. I wanted a staff that was respectful and friendly. I wanted a knowledgeable and easy to talk to dentist. And after doing some research I found University Dental. The entire staff is kind, and they were very helpful in explaining to me the Doctors Network fee schedule. Dr. Gales and his assistant were great and made me feel very comfortable. They did a crown procedure and put in 3 fillings, and it was all done in a day! I feel lucky to have found them, and have already recommended them to all my friends and family.
I’ve had some bad experiences at other dentists in Bayside, experiences that made me stop going. But when I started to think I might have gum disease, I knew it was time to go back. I found this dentist on Doctors Network, and I decided to check it out. I was nervous that they would be condescending since I hadn’t been to the dentist in a long time, and I had a lot of plaque build up. My gums were receding a little bit. My dentist was caring and respectful, and he listened to my concerns. I have sensitive gums, and they were careful about cleaning my teeth. I was surprised at how pleasant it was. Dr. Gales wasn’t with me for very long, but he was knowledgeable and kind. He told me I had no cavities, and it turns out my gums aren’t in that bad a shape. I look forward to my next cleaning appointment. Highly recommend! Awesome dentist.
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Unlike dental insurance, a direct dental plan with Dr. Gales and Doctors Network is a membership that gives you access to significant discounts on almost all of our services. Everyone can join for a low monthly fee of $34.99 and a one-time activation fee of the equal amount. The cost of membership is typically a fraction of most dental insurance premiums.
Patients who sign up for a direct dental plan through our office in Bayside can attend routine preventive exams and cleanings for only $25 per visit. This includes X-rays, when necessary, and the cost does not change no matter how many times you visit per year. When cosmetic or restorative treatment is required, the costs of your treatment will be discounted by up to 90%, including fillings, dental crowns, dental implants, Invisalign® and more.
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Dr. Gales, our team, and the experts at Doctors Network share the common goal of making dental care simpler, more affordable, and more attainable for all of our patients. Please note that a direct dental plan is not insurance, and is not designed to replace your existing coverage. We offer this direct dental plan to help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses and therefore maintain your oral health.
If you have questions about Doctors Network, or are ready to sign up, then contact Dr. Gales at University Dental today, or call Doctors Network at 1-866-800-3168.