Meet Dr. Dodd
Dr. Gregory Dodd is a skilled doctor of dental surgery in New York. After growing up in Hackensack, NJ, he graduated from Gettysburg College and moved on to earn a doctorate in dental surgery from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 2003. From there, he earned both a Nobel Biocare™ Implant Certification and advanced education in general dentistry certification from Columbia University in 2004. Dr. Dodd is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Only about 6% of general dentists in the U.S. and Canada are Fellows. To earn his Fellowship Dr. Dodd completed 500 credit hours of continuing education and passed an exam equal in difficulty to board certification exams.
Upon moving to Saratoga, Dr. Dodd and his family immediately fell in love with the city and its surrounding area. He is passionate about helping men, women, and children feel like family and understands exactly how much it means for them to put their trust in him.
Dr. Dodd is proud to be a member of the following societies:
- American Dental Association
- 4th District Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Academy for Sports Dentistry
- New York State Dental Association
- Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
Specialties and Expertise
Dr. Dodd specializes in cosmetic, reconstructive, and rehabilitative dentistry. He enjoys cosmetic and implant dentistry with a love of using his artistic and scientific experience to help others achieve the smile of their dreams.
What is your area of interest in dentistry?
Cosmetics, Reconstructive and Rehabilitative Dentistry.
What organizations are you an active member of?
ADA-American Dental Association, NYSDA-New York State Dental Association, 4th District Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Where did you grow up and what brought you here?
I grew up in Hackensack NJ, proudly attended Hackensack High School- Go Comets! My wife and I answered an ad in the New York Times looking for a dentist in Saratoga and Gloversville.
What do you love most about this area?
We fell in love with Saratoga instantly. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. We love downtown Saratoga, the Adirondacks, Lake George, Albany, its magical.
What is your philosophy of care?
It sounds cliché but it’s treat people life family. Provide the type of care you would hope to receive as a patient. I want people to feel how much we care.
What is a quote you strive to live by?
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
What do you wish you could tell every patient and why?
I would tell every patient that dentistry is my passion and every time I am entrusted with someone’s care I take the responsibility seriously. I stand behind my work. I strive for perfection and I want every person to leave knowing how much I care for them.
If you could tell patients to do something (and they actually would), what would it be?
Floss. It’s such an annoying little chore but the results are so amazing… and yes… we know when patients lie about flossing daily.
What was your high school yearbook quote?
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
- Theodore Roosevelt
Why did you decide to become a dentist?
After college I took a job as a scientist at a large company that manufactured many dental and household products. I had significant success with multiple patents for many novel dental inventions. One of those products lead to the launch of a new version of Sensodyne toothpaste in the US and Sensodyne Duo in Europe. Another led to the release of a prescription Stannous Fluoride gel called Vision. It’s there when I learned I had a passion and talent for the science of dentistry. Eventually I rose to Senior Scientist but decided to change paths and apply to dental school.
Who inspires you and why?
My father, he is my hero and my best friend. He is a man of honor, a father and a business man.
What would you do for a living if you weren’t a dentist?
I’d like to be playing middle linebacker for the NY Giants but I’d probably be a scientist.
Tell us about your team!
I get to work every day with the greatest group of dedicated staff. Each person works so hard and cares so much for the patients. We hire people who are compassionate and smart. They work hard because they truly believe in what we are doing for our patients.
What are you most passionate about professionally?
I want all my patients to have functional teeth for their whole life. I love cosmetics but at the end of the day its about keeping people functional, able to eat their favorite meal when they are 100 years old. Pain free, infection free, that’s the ultimate goal.
What is your favorite activity outside of work?
Spending time with my incredible wife, Vicki, my amazing and talented daughter Kelsey and my menagerie of dogs, cats and guinea pigs.
Where can we most likely find you on the weekends?
Likely in the office, at least some of the time. I try to accommodate patient schedules and I never turn away an emergency. Otherwise, we live downtown Saratoga so I love walking on Broadway and around congress park.
How do you like your coffee or tea?
I like hazelnut coffee with skim milk and sugar but by 3:00pm
I’ll take anything with caffeine.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Chubby Hubby by Ben & Jerry.
What movie can you watch over and over again?
Top Gun, Dodgeball, Hoosiers, Major League, A Few Good Men, White Men Can’t Jump, Wedding Crashers, John Wick, Taken.
If you could spend a day with any person in the world, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
Dr. Jim Walsh, he is secretly really cool and interesting
Reviews & Testimonials
"Dr.Dodd and his assistant Suy are the absolute best. I walked into the office over 10 years ago scared, had a bad experience with my previous dentist which made it hard for me to trust a dentist…which I know I’m not alone! But when I met Dr. Dodd I immediately felt like he truly cared about me and my best interest. I went through many procedures over the course of many years with him and Suy by my side. I would give 10 stars if I could! No dentist is better!"
"Dr. Dodd and his entire staff, especially Sue are absolutely amazing. They go above and beyond in every way. Patient care, professionalism and skill are just some of their attributes. If I ran a dental office, I would use their model to structure it. If you are looking for a dental practice for cleanings, maintenance, cosmetics, emergencies... look no further. There are non better. They are independent and a locally owned business!"
"After working two nights in a row, I closed the dishwasher only to find it had reopened in time for me to trip over it...thus several upper front teeth took the brunt of my fall onto a metal chair. I felt the teeth move inwords 1/4" and suddenly a river of blood spurted everwhere, my German Shepherd assisted in extraneous cleanup. After scott towels and ice were applied to site, I procured a neighbor to head to urgent care. My upper lip was sutured, a CT scan was fortunately negative for fracture, but the inside bled for days after. I decided to call Dr. Dodd while at the ER on that Sunday afternoon, I was still in horrific pain, with CT scan and my son driving me...we arrived within the hour at his office. Competant Courtney, his assistant met me at the door and proceeded to perform panoramic scans and xrays. Dr. Dodd, had given up his day off to place coronal splints upon several front teeth, to hold them in place so healing could ensue. He immediatey put me at ease with his entertaining stories, kindness and extreme competance. Six days after I returned to him, my sutures had been removed by my MD and although my lip was swollen still like Barbie, I no longer appeared as Charlie Chaplin. He extracted my splints to reveal my teeth perfectly fitting into my former retainer. A perfect fit with a perfect smile!!! I cannot thank him enough for his swift responce to resolve positively a potential disaster. Kudos to Dr Dodd, and Courtney!!!"
"Great team providing dental care that is second to none! Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry makes the dreaded trip to the dentist an enjoyable process from start to finish. Recently, Dr. Dodd and his assistant, Suy, upgraded my smile with chair side vaneers - the finished product far exceeded my expectations! The entire process was enjoyable. Chanel made scheduling a breeze. Suy, is so knowledgeable and professional. she made me feel comfortable during each visit and confident that I was receiving the best possible care. Dr. Dodd and his exceptional team are providing the best dental care in the Saratoga Area - highly recommend!"
"I highly recommend this practice! The entire staff is friendly and professional. Dr. Dodd is a dentist with integrity who performs amazing work! I am extremely pleased with my experience at Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry!"
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