Dr. Richard Ly
Dentist in Port Jefferson & Middle Island
Dr. Ly was born in Saigon, Vietnam and raised in Brooklyn, New York. During his undergraduate studies at NYU, he joined the U.S. Army Reserves as a soldier medic. He was the recipient of the U.S. Army Health Profession Scholarship Program and accepted into New York University’s College of Dentistry. He graduated from NYUCD in 2002. He was then commissioned as a Captain in the army and completed his officer basic training at Ft. Sam Houston, TX. His four year tour of duty included a 1-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Ft. Meade, MD, two years in Korea and the final year at the Pentagon. He is still serving in the reserves as a dental officer and was deployed to Iraq in 2009. All of which was made possible with the support of his loving wife Anne, his son Brandon, and his pooch Muffin.
Currently, he practices in our Middle Island and Port Jefferson offices. He is also the director of our Mobile Oral Health Program, Dentally Driven, a very important and unique service to our community. Dr. Ly and his dedicated team provide care underserved communities including adolescent group homes, Native American Reservations, and some homeless shelters. Thousands of children have been given the opportunity to receive free emergency, preventative and restorative care. We are truly blessed to have Dr. Ly as a member of our team. Dr. Ly is a sports enthusiast and plays a game of basketball that would make Michael Jordan proud.