Mission Statement

Here at the Smile Zone our doctors and staff strive to foster a friendly, positive, professional, family oriented dental office environment. We are committed to maintaining the highest ethical, moral and professional dental standards possible. We will always treat every patient with respect and in a caring, concerned, and empathetic manner regardless of the situation.

Welcome to The Smile Zone

Choosing a dentist is an important decision. We'd like to share with you a little bit of information about who we are, and why we know you'll find that choosing us as your primary dental provider will afford you high-quality, state-of-the-art dentistry within a receptive and caring environment. We look forward to shaping a healthy partnership. One thing that we look to achieve with our website is to give our patients an additional extension of our care. When we put together our website, we attempted to provide our patients with information pertaining to general dentistry, dental and tooth care, dental procedures and treatments. We want to do our best to inform our patients as much as we can, so that they can make the best decisions when it comes to their own dental health. Please use our website to learn more about our doctors and staff, office hours, insurance information, how to make an appointment, maps, directions to our office and contact information. Our licensed dentist office services the Albany, NY area, and we work hand in hand with our patients so that they can have a beautiful smile and we can help them maintain their gums, teeth and overall dental health. We really take the time with our patients to fully explain the treatment options available and inform them of additional preventative care. Whether you are just in need of a cleaning or are looking to learn more about dental implants, we are here to help.

Emergency Dental Services

If you are experiencing a true dental emergency and it is after our normal business hours please call our emergency service line and one of our doctors will contact you shortly.

(518) 218-6874


I have used the Smile Zone from its beginning. All the staff is super nice and wonderful. I recently had four new front crowns and I can’t tell enough how happy I am with the results compared to what I had for many years prior. Now I am not afraid to smile or have someone see my teeth. I am so happy. Dr. Schumer did such as fantastic job of first showing me a model…

I appreciate Dr. Llera’s professionalism in taking time to explain procedures and advising on after care treatment for crown work. I am glad she is my dentist.

The Smile Zone is awesome! If you are looking for a staff that is friendly and compassionate this is the place. Dr. Seaback and Erica are sweet, compassionate and caring. I had been in a very bad accident in 2001 and lost my front teeth. I had not been to a dentist in 15 years. I broke a tooth recently and had to see someone and I found the wonderful people at the Smile Zone.

The Smile Zone is absolutely amazing. The staff is friendly and professional. As soon as you walk in the doo the receptionists greet you with a smile on their faces and make you feel welcome. I have a number of dental issues and the treatment I have gotten from the dental hygienist Kari and Dr. Llera and her dental assistant Jackie have always been top notch. I always feel comfortable and confident about the care…

Dr. Llera was fantastic in taking care of me and most importantly my wife who is very nervous about seeing a dentist after many years of neglect. Dr. Llera completely put my wife at ease, provided her with wonderful care and ended all of her fears of dentistry. We can’t say enough great things about her care. My hygienist Patty has also been excellent. She is extremely professional and also made me feel relaxed. She…

Dr. Schumer, I just wanted to thank you for all of the great care you and all the girls in your office have given me. I so appreciate you seeing me whenever I have a problem. I am so glad that you are my dentist. Thank you for the wonderful care you give me.

Had my first cleaning at the smile zone today, and it was a great experience. For someone who had an aversion to the dentist, Heidi and the rest of the staff did a great job taking care of me and my teeth. Thank you and I will recommend any of my friends in the Albany area to go. Thanks Again!

Heidi is absolutely thorough and informative. Brilliant! Service is great, the ambience and right with regular checks by doctors on staff progress and needs.

I've never felt so comfortable at a dentist's office before! Heidi was incredible - kind and gentle and really fun to talk to. Dr. Schumer was through and extremely helpful. I'm actually looking forward to going back.

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Office Hours

  • Mon - Thurs: 7:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Friday: 8:00AM – 1:00PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

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Scheduling Appointments

Your initial scheduled visit to our office will usually be a comprehensive assessment including a dental prophylaxis, x-rays and an examination. Our reception desk will coordinate all subsequent appointments at the most convenient time possible for you. For more information on scheduling appointments, feel free to contact us!

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Office Information

  • Address: 576 Sand Creek Rd. Albany, NY 12205
  • Phone: 518-869-5348
  • Fax: 518-869-0417

Office Hours

  • Mon - Thurs: 7:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Friday: 8:00AM – 1:00PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED