Our Mission Statement

To educate each child with their parent(s) on how they can grow up with cavity free and straight teeth while never fearing the dentist.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Glen Shanock

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Glen Shanock known to most as Dr. Glen, has been the only pediatric dentist in Long Beach for more than 20 years. With over 26 years of experience in dentistry, his passion to educate children, parents and students only grows stronger. Dr. Glen’s Happy Teeth was established in 1995 and continues to be the preferred pediatric dentist in the area.

In addition to owning his own practice, Dr. Glen is the Assistant Director of the Pediatric Dental Department at Bellevue Hospital. He is also a Professor at the NYU College of Dentistry, lecturing and training pediatric dental residents in the use of the latest dental technologies. He performs full mouth reconstruction under general anesthesia in operating room settings.

He attended the New York University College of Dentistry where he earned his DDS degree and his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Glen frequently takes continuing education courses, to ensure that your children with be treated with the most recent advances in dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Nassau County Dental Society.

Dr. Glen was named “The Most Jolly Fun Dentist” by oral health programs and policy by New York City. Dr. Glen was honored with the President’s Award for Volunteerism and Community Service. This award was given to him for his distinguished service and contribution to the New York University community.

When not providing oral health care to children or training others in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Glen enjoys traveling, cooking—especially baking—and spending time at home with his wife Lorena, in-laws & their dog Lolita.

Dr. Anish Gala


Dr. Anish Gala was born & raised in Tennessee. Dr. Gala completed his undergraduate dental studies at the University of Tennessee and graduated with honors. He continued his post-doctorate dental education with a rigorous general practice residency at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY where he received advanced training in all facets of dentistry.

Dr. Gala completed his orthodontic specialty training at Maimonides Medical Center. He was selected to be chief resident in his last year and continues to teach the program’s current residents.

Dr. Gala is highly respected by his peers and have only received praise about his work, personality and work ethics.

Dr. Gala is married to his wife Sasha and they reside in the lower East side of Manhattan. In their free time, they love spending time with friends, traveling and eating at the city’s new restaurants. Dr. Gala also loves photography, hiking and even cooking!

Dr. Benny Tong

Adult/General Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Benny Tong is a General and Cosmetic Dentist. Born and raised in New York, Dr. Benny Tong has been actively practicing his passion for dentistry since graduating from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2014. He completed his postgraduate program as the Chief Resident at NYU-Winthrop University Hospital.

Dr. Benny believes in establishing an honest relationship with his patients in order to better treat their needs. His purpose is to educate and prevent thus leading to improve long term dental health. He frequently attends seminars and conferences to provide the best treatment options available to his patients.

Aside from private practice, Dr. Benny is an attending at NYU-Winthrop University Hospital, mentoring and training dental residents. When Dr. Benny has free time he enjoys basketball, biking, and snowboarding. Dr. Benny is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Nassau County Dental Society, and New York Dental Society.


Mailing Address

Dr. Glen's Happy Teeth
  120 W. Park Ave.— Suite 301,
  Long Beach,
  NY 11561


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Office Hours

Monday Closed - Except Emergencies
Tuesday 11:00 AM 08:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM 06:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM 06:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM 07:00 PM
Saturday 08:00 AM 01:00 PM
Sunday Closed - Except Emergencies 24 hour Emergency Answering Service.
Hours Subject to Change