Lawrence A Kotlow, D.D.S., P.C.

Since 1974, Dr. Kotlow has been in private practice, serving the specialized needs of children. Dr. Kotlow is known throughout the country for his innovative techniques and caring manner, and has lectured for some of the top dental societies and dental companies. Dr. Kotlow has lectured in Australia, Taiwan, Canada, England, France, and throughout the United States concerning Pediatric Dentistry and lasers. He has written over 35 articles and authored chapters on pediatric dentistry and lasers for three laser textbooks.

Accomplishments and Honors:

  • Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Fellow in the International College of Dentists
  • Diplomate in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Mastership in the Academy of Laser Dentistry

Member of the following organizations:

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Dentistry today is not the dentistry of yesterday

Dear Parents:

Welcome to my practice. I am native Albanian, born and educated in Albany. I graduated from Albany High School, attended the Albany College of Pharmacy and received an early admission to the SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry. I completed a two-year residency in the specialty of pediatric dentistry at the Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. I returned to Albany after my training and have been treating children in the Capital District since 1974.

I completed board certification in the specialty of pediatric dentistry from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 1980. I am one of only 18 dentists recognized by the Academy of Laser Dentistry to certify other dentists in standard proficiency to use lasers and have achieved the position of Mastership status from the Academy of Laser Dentistry

My philosophy is to provide my patients with the most up-to-date oral care using the latest and best materials and technology available in as pleasant and caring environment as possible. My dedicated staff has assisted me in meeting my goals. Many of my staff have been with my practice for over 30 years. They are a knowledgeable, well trained, and professional group of dedicated healthcare providers.

In order to provide your children with the safest care, I invested in adding computerized digital x-rays the 1990s, when it first became available as a means of reducing radiation exposure to children. This reduced the amount of radiation children receive for dental X-rays as much as 90%. I also reduced the frequency of taking x-rays when appropriate, from twice a year to once a year and only when needed to complete a comprehensive complete examination on children. This also reduces contamination of the environment, since we no longer need chemicals and lead foil to take and to view the old fashion methods of x-ray development.

We are a paperless office; everything is now on our computer, again reducing environmental pollution.

When new technology appropriate for children becomes available, I have been on the forefront of investigation and investing in the technology to provide the care your children deserve.