About Our Sleep Center in Staten Island, NY

Having trouble sleeping? Come in and see our qualified sleep dentist at Staten Island Dental Sleep Health. Dr. Mel Pearson is here to take care of patients suffering from interrupted sleep patterns and sleep apnea. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea in Staten Island, New York, give us a call at 718-948-5100 to receive treatment from our practice!

Dr. Melvin H. PearsonDr. Melvin H. Pearson

For over 30 years, Dr. Melvin H. Pearson has been treating patients in the field of orthodontic dentistry and has continued to educate himself through extensive training programs. He then expanded into sleep dentistry.

With his professional knowledge and experience in orthodontics, Dr. Pearson has had a unique insight into the way bite alignment and jawbone development affect sleep. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and modern techniques in the evolving field of orthopedics and dental treatments for sleep apnea, Dr. Pearson will ensure his patients receive personalized care and precise results.

His commitment to his career and passion for dentistry continues to fuel Dr. Pearson’s desire to treat his Staten Island patients as well as stay on the cutting edge of emerging trends.


Dr. Melvin H. Pearson graduated from Brooklyn College, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He furthered his education by enrolling and graduating from New York University College of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Subsequently, he obtained his certificate of training in orthodontics from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. During his orthodontic training at Columbia, Dr. Pearson came to appreciate the importance of airways in all his patients, both children and adults, which later came into play during his treatment of sleep apnea for his patients.

Dr. Pearson has committed to provide high-quality dental care through his career for all his valued patients. He makes it a priority to attend seminars and lectures throughout the year with the goal of expanding his knowledge. Additionally, our Staten Island dentist founded the Richmond County Dental Hygiene Study Group and is the editor of Orthodontic Cyber Journal.

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Melvin “Mel” H. Pearson believes patients deserve the best that orthodontic technology has to offer. In order to stay on the cutting edge of emerging trends, he attends seminars and lectures throughout the year.

  • Founder of the Richmond County Dental Hygiene Study Group
  • Editor of Orthodontic Cyber Journal

Professional Memberships

  • Richmond County Dental Society — Past President
  • South Shore Dental Study Group — Past President
  • Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity — Past President
  • American Dental Association®
  • American Association of Orthodontists®
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Tri-State Orthodontic Study Group
  • Staten Island Chamber of Commerce

Military Service

Dr. Pearson was a captain in the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps before being honorably discharged.

Family Life

Dr. Pearson is married to his wonderful wife, Paula, and has four children, Rachel, Stacey, Gina and Michael. He also has five grandchildren, Ethan, Noah, Nicholas, Elle and Luke.

“I am proud to have served Staten Island with quality orthodontic care since 1971. My unique patients provide endless learning opportunities. I enjoy getting to know them, their goals and their hobbies. Orthodontics gives me the chance to help better the lives and self-esteem of those in my community.”