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About Astoria Family Orthodontics

At Astoria Family Orthodontics, or as we are better known as,, we offer quality service by a dependable and experienced staff with access to state of the art equipment. We know how important it is to keep your smile bright and healthy, no matter what your age. Our team is here to help you achieve the smile that you have always wanted at prices that are affordable in an atmosphere that is not only friendly, but comfortable and professional.

Robert  J. Lopatkin
Dr. Lopatkin is not only a member of the American Dental Association, he also participates in the Queens Dental Society and has served as a Diplomate with the American Board of Orthodontics for over twenty years. He is also a member of the American College of Diplomates and the Long Island Academy of odontology. Robert J. Lopatkin first received his Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics from Queens College before he moved forward to receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Afterwards he completed a fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, then proceeded to earn a specialization in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at New York University. When Dr. Lopatkin is not busy with his practice, he also teaches at N.Y.U School of Dentistry as a Clinical Associate Professor Orthodontics. Being a native from New York he lives, along with his wife and two daughters, on Long Island.

Jill Varriale
Dr. Jill Varriale is a board certified orthodontist and a New York native. She graduated with honors from Binghamton University and received her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  After receiving her D.M.D., Dr. Varriale got accepted into New York University’s orthodontic residency program in which she received her certificate in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

Throughout her orthodontic residency, Dr. Varriale received training in multiple fields including invisalign, lingual braces, orthognathic surgery cases, and more. She studied the biology underlying tooth movement and published her award winning research in the Journal of Dental Research, one of the field’s top journals.

Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Varriale voluntarily decided to attain the highest plateau in orthodontic excellence by passing the written, oral and clinical board of orthodontics and we are proud to say she is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Varriale lives in Manhattan with her husband. In her spare time, she loves to play violin, piano, tennis and stay active. She continues to attend regional and national conferences to make sure she is always up to date with the latest research and technology.

What Makes Us Different
At Astoria Orthodontics, we believe in expert treatment and consultation for our patients. We know that orthodontics can change rapidly and we believe in staying up to date with the latest technology and practices. The staff and doctors at Astoria frequently attend continuing education course on a multitude of topics so that we can provide you with the best knowledge about what is going on.

Dr. Lopatkin believes in serving the community through his continuing teaching at New York University and his multiple affiliations with hospitals, research, publications, and remaining a leader in the field of dentistry. Dr. Lopatkin can also be seen frequently giving public talks at PTA meetings, community groups, professional societies and presentations in the classroom.

Our Mission
We strive to offer quality orthodontic care to people of all ages, whether young or old, we are committed to helping you find the treatment that is best for you. Our staff and doctors are friendly, knowledgeable and experienced.

To find out more about the services we offer, stop by our website.

Last updated 12 months ago

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  • Hours:

  • Sunday - Closed
  • Monday - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday - 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Thursday - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Friday - Closed
  • Saturday - 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

  • Hours:

  • Closed Sunday
  • 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday
  • 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday
  • 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Thursday
  • Closed Friday
  • 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Saturday


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