DR. CHARLES MELTON
Dr. Charles Melton is the owner of Starlight Dental Care, a practice which he started in 2005. He brought along his hygienist sister-in-law, Jenine, who gets plenty of compliments on her gentle dental cleaning technique, and his long time assistant, Lori. Together, they have built a comfortable, modern practice that continues to grow.
Dr. Melton completed his dental education in 2000 at SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, where he excelled in all subjects, both academically and clinically, and graduated at the top of his class. He completed his residency at the VAMC in Northport. Dr. Melton has practiced in Total Dental Care of Mattituck since 2001, and is proficient in all areas of general dentistry, including cosmetic techniques.
On a personal level, Dr. Melton enjoys many outdoor activities, including skiing, mountain biking, beach volleyball, and surfing, but his true love is for his family. Dr. Melton encourages patients to visit the website TSAlliance.org, to learn about the disease Tuberous Sclerosis, which has affected his daughter.
Dr. Silvia M. Baker
Silvia M. Baker is not your typical “all business” dentist. Her incredible life story started in Cuba when she was only 8 years old where her family fled the communist dictatorship in search of freedom.
After spending a couple of her childhood years in Spain, she and her family made it to the United States when she was 10, where she began her very own American dream. Silvia went on to receive her undergraduate degree from NYU, and then earned her dental degree from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery.
Silvia’s post-graduate training continued at Stony Brook University School of Dentistry where she was a Fellow at Dental Care for the Developmentally Disabled Program. Upon graduation, she was honored with being appointed to the position of Clinical Coordinator. She also became head of the Developmentally Disabled Dentistry Program at the Univeristy, and she was responsible for training the post-graduate doctors in the program, as well as dental students and residents.
During this time she maintained her privated practice, and also got married and had four wonderful children.
One of Silvia’s favorite things about being a dentist is helping patients young, old, and everywhere inbetween overcome their dental fears. Hearing comments like “that was fun” or “you guys made me laugh and I didn’t feel a thing!” are music to her ears.
Silvia loves to play with her kids, dance, sing, cook, and so much more. While Silvia takes her profession very serious, she also understands the need to comfort patients and ensure they enjoy their visit. She’s full of life and can’t wait to meet you at our office!