Janine K. Ellis DDS Douglas M. Palaganas DDS
1000 Northern Blvd, Suite 300
Great Neck, NY 11021


Weekend and evening appointments available

What Sets Us Apart

Our Vision

At Great Neck Orthodontics, we have built our practice around a unique practice vision. Due to our economy, orthodontic practices all over our area have been focusing more on the “business” of orthodontics, instead of the “practice” of orthodontics. Dr. Doug and Dr. Janine believe the focus of a truly successful practice needs to be on the patient. 

Our focus is not only on personalized, state-of-the-art orthodontic care, but also on providing a top-notch patient/family experience. The patient experience depends on us taking the time to get to know our patients and their families, so we can provide appropriate, individualized care. We want our patients to feel like part of our family. This is not an “assembly-line” type practice where you see the assistants more than you see the doctor.

We strive to “be the best” for our patients, because we believe if we are successful at all of the above, our patients will not only refer others to us, but they will be our biggest fans, and will go out of their way to tell their friends and family about our practice!

Great Neck Orthodontics was established with the belief that if we are successful at staying committed to our vision, the “business” of growing our practice will largely take care of itself; and that will allow us to continue to concentrate our time and efforts on our amazing patients and their care!

Dr. Doug and Dr. Janine provide orthodontic diagnosis and treatment that includes:

  • Planmecca digital X-rays (ultra-low radiation)
  • I-Tero Intra-Oral Digital scanner for impression-less models and Clear Aligner fabrication
  • The Newest Generation Lingual Braces: INBRACE
  • Clear Aligner Therapy, including Invisalign® , Clear Correct and Vivid Aligners for adults and teens
  • Metal and colored braces
  • Clear/ceramic braces

We also offer evening hours during the week and weekend hours on Saturdays and Sundays to accommodate our patients and their parent’s schedules.

Great Neck Orthodontics participates in a number of insurance plans, and can usually obtain your maximum insurance benefit for most plans even if we are not in your network. We also provide no-interest, long-term payment plans because we believe everyone should be entitled to the smile of their dreams, at a price they can afford. Please contact the office for your free consultation!

What else makes us unique?

Got something you’re proud of or funny to show or tell Dr. Doug and Dr. Janine? Take a picture next time you’re in the office and we’ll post it on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page, or even put it up on our waiting room slide show on our TV! We want everyone to know how great our patients are!

Ask about our “morning appointments discount”! Patients who want to save on their fee can sign up for the morning appointments discount, where they agree to only schedule AM appointments.

Ours is not the ultra-busy, assembly-line type of orthodontic practice. Our patients are treated by Dr. Doug, Dr. Janine, and only licensed and certified assistants.

Parents are always welcome to come back to the treatment area. We’re proud to let you see how we treat your children!