Dr.David Kavanagh, D.D.S

Meet Dr. Kavanagh

Dr. Kavanagh grew up in Long Island and served as a medic in the U.S. Air Force. He then went on to attend the prestigious University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Kavanagh has owned several dental practices and is proud to say that he also served as a dental officer in the U.S. Navy! He then decided to move back to New York and fell in love with the upper Hudson River Valley area. Dr. Kavanagh has been providing quality dental care for over 20 years and he loves to treat patients of all ages!

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, going to concerts, cooking and rooting for the Mets, Jets and Islanders! Dr. Kavanagh truly wants his patients to feel comfortable and make their experience fun. He has a calm aura and has lots of Navy stories to tell!


Where did you grow up and what brought you here?

Lake Ronkonkoma, NY. I moved away for dental school and decided to return to my home state.

What do you love most about this area?

I love the four seasons, outdoor activities, professional sports that aren’t far away. I also love the American history.

What is your philosophy of care? I treat patients as if they were part of my family.

What is a quote you strive to live by? It’s not how others make us feel that is the most important in life but rather how we make others feel.

What do you wish you could tell every patient and why? I genuinely care about your overall health. I love what I do. Its very satisfying to take care of people and make them feel good.

If you could tell patients to do something (and they actually would), what would it be? Take care of yourself.

Why did you decide to become a dentist? I worked in a hospital as a medic so medicine and problem solving interested me.

Who inspires you ?  David Goggins

Tell us about your team! Our team is energetic, dedicated, and passionate about their work… and fun!

What is your favorite activity outside of work?  My favorite activities are music; performing or listening and sports!

Where can we most likely find you on the weekends?  Visiting historical sites, fishing or skiing.

How do you like your coffee or tea?  Coffee with half and half, tea straight up!

What movie can you watch over and over again? Wildhogs, Animal House and It’s a Wonderful Life.

What is your superhuman strength that no one knows about? I remember numbers!

What volunteering or passion projects do you do outside of the office? Coaching youth sports; soccer and lacrosse.

Reviews & Testimonials

"I never felt more comfortable in any dentist office as I did since I started coming to see Dr. Kavanagh. Everyone is welcome and friendly."



"I received excellent service from Dr. Kavanagh and his staff. I was very uncomfortable and needed a root canal. They were able to get me in prior to my scheduled appointment. Dr. Kavanagh was professional, patient, confident and competent. I am out of pain and very grateful. I would highly recommend Dr. Kavanagh and his staff."



"Very pleasant and friendly atmosphere."



"Wonderful experience as always!!"



"Excellent professional and friendly service."



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