Meet Dr. Howard Israel


Dear Patient,

It has been an honor for me to have served as your oral & maxillofacial surgeon in the Great Neck community.  So, it is with a mixture of sadness and anticipation that I am informing you of my decision to close my practice in Great Neck as of December 15, 2016.   I am pleased to inform you that Progressive Oral Surgery of Long Island has purchased my practice and I am providing my enthusiastic recommendation for you to continue your oral surgery care with the doctors in this practice. Dr. Rodney Rastegar, Dr. Petros Panagos, Dr. Gene Pezzollo and Dr. John Lee are highly qualified members of the specialty of oral & maxillofacial surgery and I am confident that they will continue to provide you with the highest quality of care.  

I am now limiting my practice to the diagnosis and management of patients with Oral Facial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders. I will continue my academic activities as a Professor of Clinical Surgery, Weill-Cornell Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital and I will continue to treat patients with Oral Facial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders at this facility.

Progressive Oral Surgery has offices located in Great Neck, Garden City and Jackson Heights.  The Great Neck office is located at 23 Bond Street, Suite 8, Great Neck, NY and is located only 1/2 block from the location I had been practicing in, and they can be contacted at (516) 482-0329. I suggest that you make an appointment with one of the oral surgeons at Progressive Oral Surgery concerning your future care. 

I am confident that all of my patients will continue to be in good hands.  I truly appreciate the trust and confidence you have placed in me over the years.


Howard A. Israel, DDS