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Cosmetic & Family Dentist

Serving The East Lyme, Old Lyme, Waterford, Salem, Montville & New London, CT Areas

East Lyme Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a unique dental practice that serves families throughout East Lyme, Old Lyme, Waterford, Salem, Montville, New London, CT and the surrounding areas. Our highly skilled dentists, Dr. Palumbo and Dr. Yousuf, use the latest in digital dental technology to accurately diagnose and treat each and every one of our patients. 


This means they can detect cavities and examine the health of bones, roots, nerves, and damage when trauma occurs. We can handle everything from cleanings and prevention to teeth whitening and restoration, offering great dental health for every member of your family. Call us today for more information or to schedule an appointment with our family dentist!

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Meet Our Doctors

  • Dr.
    Sami Yousuf
    DDS
    Doctor

    Dr. Yousuf graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Science. 

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  • Dr.
    Joseph Palumbo
    DDS
    Doctor

    Dr. Joseph Palumbo enjoys using his comprehensive range of clinical skills to help patients achieve the bright beautiful smiles they’ve always wanted. He treats his patients on a personal, caring basis, giving them comfort and satisfaction with their results. 

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Our Caring Family Dentist
Is Here For You

When you come to us for family dentistry services, we will use the latest in technology to properly diagnose and treat your issues. 

With digital X-rays, mercury-free treatments, CEREC crowns, and more, we are Oraspa™ certified dental professionals who will provide you and your family with the best possible treatment.


Call us today to schedule an appointment. We proudly provide service to patients throughout East Lyme, Old Lyme, Waterford, Salem, Montville, New London, CT and the surrounding areas.



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  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease

    While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is actually possible for all of your teeth to last a lifetime. One of the ways you can achieve this goal is to avoid periodontal disease (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), which is caused by bacteria that attack the ...

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  • Oral Hygiene for Kids

    Teeth can last a lifetime if you take care of them right — and the best time to start is just as soon as they begin appearing. By establishing good oral hygiene routines for your children right from the start, you'll give them the best chance of keeping their teeth healthy — forever. Tooth decay, ...

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  • Fillings

    If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...

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  • Tips to Prevent Cavities

    Cavities are little holes in teeth that can eventually cause big problems. They form when tooth-eroding acid attacks a tooth's protective outer covering (enamel). This acid mainly comes from two sources: your diet, and certain oral bacteria that thrive in the absence of effective oral hygiene. If cavities ...

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  • Preventive Dentistry

    You've no doubt heard it said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In dentistry, you might say it's worth two pounds. Maybe even thousands of dollars. That's because dental problems can become exponentially more expensive — and painful — the longer they go unaddressed. Fortunately, ...

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  • Oral Cancer

    Cancer is a scary word, but the more you know about it, the better able you will be to protect yourself and the ones you love. This is particularly true of oral cancer, which is very treatable if caught early. Unfortunately, about two-thirds of oral cancers are not caught until the late stages. You may ...

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  • Bad Breath

    Bad Breath, or halitosis, is an embarrassing problem that affects millions. To combat it, many people use breath mints, chewing gum, sprays and mouthwashes. In fact, Americans spend billions of dollars each year on these products — even though they offer only a temporary fix. Getting rid of persistent ...

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  • Aging & Dental Health

    Today, Americans are not only living longer — we're also retaining our natural teeth longer than ever before. But this rosy picture isn't free of thorns: Older adults tend to require increasingly complex dental treatments; are often more prone to contracting certain diseases; and sometimes find it ...

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  • Traumatic Dental Injuries

    Traumatic dental injuries can occur in people of all ages and activity levels. The cause might be a car accident, a fall down the stairs, or an elbow to the face during a basketball game. As with most types of dental treatment, the primary goal when treating a traumatic dental injury is to save teeth ...

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  • Crowns & Bridgework

    Dentistry is an art as well as a science; dental crowns offer a perfect example of this. A dental crown or “cap” is a covering that fits over a damaged, decayed or unattractive tooth. It can even replace a tooth entirely as part of dental bridgework. A crown completely covers a tooth above the gum ...

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Primary Location

Monday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Due to COVID-19 our office hours have temporarily changed effective March 17, 2020. We are temporarily re-scheduling all non-emergency and elective dental care until April 13th, 2020. Our top priority is the health and safety of our patients and employees. We will only see patients with emergency dental needs. Our new temporary office hours are Monday and Wednesday from 8am - 1pm.  Should you have a dental emergency, please contact the office and someone will contact you back to schedule an appointment. Thank you so much for your understanding.