“Orthodontics is so much more than a job for me. I am blessed to be truly passionate about my career. Nothing is more rewarding than watching a young adult’s confidence soar when I take their braces off and reveal a dazzling smile. It serves as a wonderful confidence booster at a critical time in a young person’s development. I also love showing adults how easy and non-invasive orthodontics can be, and how great they can look during and after treatment with advancements like Invisalign®, clear braces, and lingual (behind the teeth) braces. I love orthodontics because I love making people happy, boosting their confidence, and making them smile.”
— Dr. Funt
Education and continuing education
Dr. Jared Funt was born and raised in Setauket, NY, and is excited to serve the community in which he grew up with excellent orthodontic care. He graduated from Ward Melville High School and attended Wesleyan University for his Bachelor of Arts in biology.
In order to become an orthodontist, Dr. Funt attended the State University of New York-Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. While at Stony Brook, Dr. Funt received numerous awards from the American Acadamy of Implant Dentistry and Dentsply International for his work in Implant Dentistry and Prosthodontics. He went on to complete his specialty residency in orthodontics at Jacksonville University in Florida. Dr. Funt conducted research on palatal expanders while in Florida, and his research earned the distinction of being presented before the American Acadamy of Dental Research. From 2013-2016, Dr. Funt was selected as one of America's Top Dentists by the consumer research council of America. Dr. Funt is also a faculty member at St. Charles Hospital, teaching orthodontics to the dental residents.
Board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Funt is committed to continuing his education by taking courses in order to stay on the cutting edge of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
- American Dental Association
- New York State Dental Society
- Suffolk County Dental Society
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Board of Orthodontics
Outside the office
Dr. Funt and his wife Sarah live in Setauket with their daughter Sage and son Noah. Sarah is a local grade school teacher for the three village central school district. They also have 3 rescued dogs, all of whom are competetive frisbee dogs.
When he’s not in the office, Dr. Funt enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the great outdoors. A few of his favorite activities include boating, fishing, camping, and competing in triathlons with his wife.
A former Special Olympics swimming coach on Long Island, Dr. Funt currently participates in Give Kids a Smile day, a national dental health outreach program. He was also a member of a team of dental health-care professionals who traveled to the Pine Ridge Sioux reservation in South Dakota to provide dental care to Native Americans in need.
Dr. Funt and his wife also dontate their time for ARPH, the Australian shepherd rescue organization, fostering rescued dogs for ARPH. They are both dog lovers!