Meet Dr. Lal

Meet Our Upper West Side Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Lal of Happy Teeth NY

Dr. Shan Lal - Happy Teeth NY

Dr. Lal has been treating children for over 15 years. He trained at Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine where he completed his dental degree (DDS) and specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry. He is currently a program director and Associate Professor of Dentistry at the Columbia University Medical Center. Although a board-certified clinician, Dr. Lal is also the recipient of several awards and honors in the areas of dental education, research and community service

 "Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care.  As a dental professional, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients.  As a doctor, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team. That is just one reason why I value each and every patient relationship.

I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, my team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health."

  • Associate Professor of Dentistry (at CUMC)
  • Director, Predoctoral Program
  • Attending, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Senator, Columbia University

Columbia University
DDS, Pediatric Dentistry - Class of 2001

Contact our office to learn more about Dr. Lal or to schedule a consultation.

Dr. LalDr. Lal and his family








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