Our Doctors

Dr. Shelden Sacks


Dr. Shelden Sacks was born in Boston. He graduated from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978. He then received a post graduate certificate in General Practice also from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sacks moved to Central New York and opened Fulton Dental Health Associates in 1979.

Dr. Sacks lives in Fayetteville, New York with his wife Andrea, a retired special education teacher. He has 3 children: Samantha, a consultant in Chicago, Rachel, a graphic designer in Seattle and his son Dylan who is in Business School at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Sacks is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, a member of the Onondaga County Dental Society and American Dental Association. He has achieved more than 1000 hours of continuing education credits. He enjoys golf and travelling.


Dr. Ron Siegel


Dr. Ronald Siegel was born in Queens, New York. He received his degree in biology from SUNY at Stony Brook in May of 1974. He then went to New York University College of Dentistry and graduated in June of 1977 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. After dental school, Dr. Siegel became a Captain in the US Army Dental Corps where he received extensive and advanced training in all aspects of dentistry. In the summer of 1981, he left for Fort Benning, Georgia and moved up to Central New York, where he joined Fulton Dental Health Associates and became part owner. He has been working at Fulton Dental since 1981.

Dr. Siegel has been happily married to his lovely wife Joan since 1976. They have 3 terrific children: Carolyn, Aaron, and Jennifer who are all happily married, as well as six beautiful grandchildren: Isabella, Gabriel, Isaac, Aiden, Theodore and Emmett.

The Siegels love to travel. They could be called cruise “fanatics.” They have traveled all over the world. Dr. Siegel also enjoys playing all sports, especially golf, swimming, and basketball. He is an avid Syracuse University sports fan, having season tickets to both men's football and basketball games. He enjoys reading, listening to music, and playing with his computer during his spare time. He is a member of all the local and national dental societies.

He constantly attends continuing education programs and courses. This enables him to offer his patients the most up to date techniques and information to make their visit more pleasant and informative.


Dr. Jennifer Merry


Dr. Jennifer Merry was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. After graduating from Cicero-North Syracuse High School, she followed her childhood dream and attended Syracuse University where she obtained her B.S. in Bioengineering. Despite bleeding orange, she received her dental degree from the University of Connecticut in 2012. After dental school, she attended the General Practice Residency program at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT where she received advanced training in general dentistry. 

Upon completing her residency program and after living in Connecticut for 5 years, Dr. Merry moved back home to Central New York to be near her family. She currently resides in Phoenix, NY with her husband, John, and dog, Abby. In her free time, she enjoys painting, traveling, golfing, and Syracuse basketball.

Dr. Merry is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, and the Onondaga County Dental Society. She is committed to continuing her education throughout her career and takes numerous continuing education courses.


Dr. Joel Efron


Dr. Joel Efron (Oral Surgeon) was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended college at SUNYAlbany, and then received his dental degree at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating dental school, Dr. Efron attended St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital where he took an internship and residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Efron has been in practice for more than 30 years, more than 20 years with the Fulton Dental Health Association.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Society of Dental Anesthesiology, and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Efron lives with his wife Laura and has 2 children, Natalie and Victoria. In his leisure time, he plays with his 3 dogs, 1 cat and 1 rabbit, lifts weights, and enjoys aerobics.