American Dental Association in Staten Island, NY with Reviews -

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By: Jonathan B.
Dr. Alexander Levin, DDS
I've been going to this dentist since I was much younger and my parents have gone there for years, as well. Both dentists are great people who always make sure to have my needs in mind when working on my teeth. They give really good prices in comparison to other dentists that we've tried out. If you're looking for a local, more personal dentist- these people are perfect. Some dentists have such big offices and many employees that they don't take your needs into consideration. It is not the case here. Every time I go there, the patients are all happy with the service and the dentists act as if they're your friends and have known you their whole life. These dentists have multiple businesses and a lot of their patients are people who routinely come back to them so you know that says something about their service. I will definitely be sticking with Dr. Levin and Dr. Parra-Levin for as long as they're in practice and I will surely recommend this to my friends and family. (Even though I have before and they've been happy with their service)
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By: Deborah S.
Dr. Stanislav Golyand
If I could double the amount of stars that I can rate Dr. Golyand with I would ten times over. I went to this dentist with very little hope left for the problems that I had with my teeth. My over whelming fear of dentists and not taking the right care of my teeth left me in a pretty bad position. I have been seeing Dr. Golyand for about a year and he has done amazing work on my teeth and has saved my teeth. He is straight forward when necessary but is patient when I need him to be. He has helped me over come my crippling fear of dentists, and although my visits had minimal pain I am over my fear and on my way to a great pain free smile again. His work is impeccable, his office is immaculate and his staff is beyond exceptional. I wish I would have found him years ago. His professionalism is outstanding and the wait time in the office is minimal and again I cannot emphasize enough of how phenomenal his work is. I cannot thank you enough Dr. Golyand!!!
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By: Evelyn D.
Hylan Dentist
I was scheduled for a 10:30 appt. another patient comes in scheduled with a 10:30 appt. with the same doctor it is now 11:20, I asked the receptionist at the front desk when was I going to be seen he checks comes back and tells me your next puts me in a room it is now 11:55, I decide to get up and see ,where was my doctor and to my disbelief, she is now in a room with another patient that was in the waiting area, who had came in after me and the other patient. I tell the receptionist what is going on and he tells me your next how pathetic that sounds coming from a receptionist. I like my dentist alot but time consuming and scheduling appts. is a problem in that office. Needles to say I went with pain and left with the pain.
By: Jennie P.
Oakwood Dental Arts
I use to go to a dentist around the corner from the Oakwood Dental Arts office off Guyon ave and some of the work I had done was questionable. I have had nothing but problems until Dr Pannone and Then Dr. Ruggeri took over. Since then It has been great even was able to have an extraction and implant placed the same day in the same office. It is nice not having to run from one doctor for the fillings to another doc for the extraction there is something to say about having everyone in one building. Makes everything run smooth. Thank you Oakwood Dental Arts looking forward to my next cleaning.
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By: Julie V.
Venturina, Valerie, DDS
Fairly new to this practice. Haven't had much luck with previous dentists in my plan. Yesterday had gum surgery with Dr Stevens. He was terrific. He went over everything he was going to do including diagrams. Having had multiple gum procedures in the past with other dentists, I was prepared for a great deal of pain. I had none with Dr Stevens during or after. No bleeding or discomfort. Didn't need so much as a Motrin. The support and desk staff were equally wonderful. They even called this morning to see how I was feeling. Who does that? They do !!!
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By: Melissa C.
Richmond Hill Dental
What a great dentist. Very friendly and professional. Most of all, I've never ever had a painful visit. He accommodates emergency appointments (I've had quite a few). His emergency contact will always call you immediately to work out the soonest he can see you. If you're in pain he'll see you right away. Hours work for pretty much any schedule. I have a long road ahead with fixing my teeth and for the first time, I feel confident that it will all get done Amd I'm no longer afraid to go to my appointments!
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By: Christine A.
Mitnick Dental
One of the best dentists I have ever been to. His office staff was very accommodating to get me an appt right away. there is no more then a 10 min wait time whenever I go. He personally gave me a check up call the day after I had some pretty heavy dental work done. I have recommended him to many people. He is GREAT with patient like myself who are scared of the dentist. And the best part, he has 2 locations one in Staten island and the other in Brooklyn...
By: Linda S.
Oakwood Dental Arts
Today I woke with major pain in my tooth. I called around and Oakwood Dental Arts was the only one to see me right away. Dr. Ruggeri was very accommodating and understanding of the pain I was in. I had an emergency Root canal done and I have to say it was not that bad. Dr. Ruggeri and his staff was very professional and explained everything. Will be moving all my records to this office and telling everyone I know.
By: Joe T.
Oakwood Dental Arts
Was a new patient this week. A friend made me go here and I am glad he did I have been chicken of dentist my whole life but from the front desk to the women Tonni who cleaned my teeth and eventually to Dr Mark Ruggeri it could not have gone any smoother. They were very knowledgeable in a clean safe beautiful facility. Will spread the work about this office. Oh get this they even whiten your teeth for free.
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By: Doreen K.
Dr. Alexander Levin, DDS
A very friendly environment while still keeping their professionalism. His office is accommodating, has weekend hours and early and afternoon hours. Dr. Levin and Dr. Parra-Levin are both warm, patient and caring and I've never had to wait more than a 1/2 hour to be seen and that was just once. I'm usually called to the chair within 10 mins of arrival at office.
Tips & Advices
  • Pick Your Plan: Most people purchase three main varieties, usually through their employers.
    • An indemnity or fee-for-service plan means you'll have to pay for annual deductibles and co-insurance payments out of pocket.
    • A preferred provider organization is less costly, and you choose from a network of dentists. However, PPOs have some limitations and accompanying deductibles.
    • A dental health maintenance organization plan limits you to just a few choices of dentists, and one doctor handles all of your oral care needs. However, these HMO are usually much less costly.
  • PPO plans and dental HMOs work with only a select number of doctors. While that usually means fewer costs, it also means you have less choice in the dentist who can treat you Before purchasing the plan, you'll receive a list of dentists in each network. From there, you can then pick a plan with doctors who meet your standards and requirements.
  • When picking a plan, you need to look at just how much you'll pay for each and every service. For instance, some plans won't cover your fillings or X-rays, while others may charge more or less for a crown or tooth extraction. You don't want to be caught off-guard by unforeseen charges.
  • If you're truly comfortable with a dentist and you feel he or she can be an ally in your ongoing oral care regimen, then consider signing a plan to just keep that dentist available. That means potentially deal with costs and other insurance-related factors that you might have wanted to. If need be, you might be able to work with the dentist's office to address some of the plan-specific concerns.
  • Ask family, friends or colleagues for recommendations. They will be able to provide details about a dentist's demeanor, operating style and approach to patient care
  • Meet with any prospective dentists to ask about what treatments they perform most often, procedures they're not as familiar with, what accreditation they have or any organizations they belong to and how their offices handles insurance and payments.
  • Consider driving distance, location and office hours.
  • Check With Your State Board: The state board can outline what requirements your dentist must meet and offer information about any discrepancies in the their background and if he or she has faced any disciplinary actions.
  • Remember Your Angles - When brushing your teeth, always place the brush at a 45-degree angle..
  • Don't Forget the Tongue – Your tongue is the largest source of bacteria. Brush it front to back and don't forget the sides.
  • Floss Everyday - Each time you floss, have at least 18 inches of floss available. For optimal control, hold the floss between your thumbs and forefingers.
  • Watch What You Eat - Sugar, alcohol and coffee contain phosphorus. While some can prove beneficial, too much of this chemical can eat away at your teeth and gums.
  • Keep in Mind the Mouthwash - Mouthwash can be helpful if used to supplement proper brushing and flossing. Most mouthwash brands contain chlorine dioxide, a chemical that targets the majority of oral bacterial strains.
Yellow teeth are the result of a number of bad habits, mainly smoking, drinking too much coffee and improper nutrition. Many dentists will treat with a whitening procedure.
These painful bumps are the result of irritation to the soft tissue of your mouth. These sores can make brushing almost impossible. There are a number of different causes for sores, including anemia or a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Your doctor will have to examine the bump, find its cause and then develop a specific treatment plan, including the use of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation or antimicrobial mouthwash.

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