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Dr. Alan B. Sheiner, DDS

Prosthodontist, Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

Dr. Alan Sheiner is a Board Certified Prosthodontist; a dental specialist in the restoration and replacement of teeth.Prosthodontists are the cosmetic dental specialists. Extensive training and education provide Dr. Sheiner with the skills for restoring optimum function and esthetics to your smile. Dr. Sheiner is a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist who trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and is highly qualified to provide oral care for cleft palate patients and cancer patients – those who are treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or head and neck surgery. He handles routine dental care and is a specialist in implants and implant restorations, cosmetic and complex restorations, veneers, caps, bridgework and complete and partial removable dentures. Dr. Sheiner attended Stuyvesant High School, Columbia College, and New York University College of Dentistry. While at Columbia, Dr. Sheiner played football and earned a varsity letter in heavyweight crew. Dr. Sheiner and his wife are avid cyclists and also enjoy organic gardening in their spare time. At NYU College of Dentistry, where Dr. Sheiner graduated first in his class each year, he was privileged to accept numerous awards and honors, for his high level of scholarship. Board certification, recognized by the ADA, ensures the requisite knowledge and skill to provide high quality patient care.

In-network insurances

  • Cigna

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Prosthodontist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Prosthodontics

Education and training

  • Dental School - New York University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Residency in General Practice
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Residency in Prosthodontics
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
  • Columbia University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • American College of Dentists
  • American Dental Association

Awards and publications

  • Class of 1971 Memorial Award (for attaining highest scholastic average during freshman year)
  • The Alumni Prize (for attaining highest scholastic average throughout attendance)
  • The National Alpha Omega Fraternity Award (for attaining highest scholastic average throughout attendance)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1679580112

Office locations

A B Sheiner, DDS

500 East 77th Street, Suite P3, Enter at 1440 York Ave between E 76th and 77th St

New York, NY 10162

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I have been going to Dr. Sheiner for over a year and a half now. I have had 3 cleanings and a cap placed. All extremely pleasant and fast visits. I used to be one of those people who dreaded goingto the dentist but with Dr .Sheiner I don't! Such a great guy, a true professional. I am so confident in his ability to take care of my teeth. I trust him and highly recommend him!!
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Short version: A+++++, best dentist I've ever seen Long version: Just came back from my first visit with Dr. Sheiner. I've been in the city about a year and needed a new dentist for an annual exam and cleaning, Dr. Sheinerwas across the street from me and had great reviews so I went with him. All the reviews are true, if I could give 6 stars I would. Dr. Sheiner is like an old time country doctor (except a dentist). He seems to do everything -- answers the door, gives you paperwork, does the X-rays, cleaning, exam, and the billing -- so you get a lot of quality time with him. I spent about and hour with him, and had an EXTREMELY thorough cleaning with fancy (at least to me) techniques I'd never had before (sodium bicarbonate spray something, ultrasound something). Where else does the dentist do your cleaning?! We also had a great conversation about dogs (apparently his poodle is at the office most days). Very nice guy, great work, can't recommend him enough.
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I had a consultation with Dr. Sheiner about my implant, he did a thorough inspection and offered treatment options. Highly recommended, A+
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Really great dentist. The best experience I have ever had at a dentist office. He is very thorough, nice and just pleasant to talk to. I went there for a routine cleaning and X-rays. I will definitely be back in 6 months.
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Dr Sheiner is the best dentist!! I visited him recently for a decay in my tooth, he replaced the bad filling done by my previous dentist, and ordered a Porcelain crown that matched perfectly with my tooth. Amazingly, when he placedthe new crown in, it just fits perfectly, with no pain and no adjustment at all. I am sure this is not accidential, this takes top skills. My previous dentist, when he did filling, it always took me a few weeks to get used to, sometime, I need to visit him to get re-adjusted. Since my friend recommended me to see Dr. Sheiner, the visit is pleasant, explained, and no pain, with excellent job done. I will give Dr. Sheiner a 10+ stars, he is 100 times better than the 5 stars dentists.
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It is great! I would recommend him.
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Dr. Sheiner is friendly and very knowledgable of any questions and concerns you may have. He is caring about pain that you may feel while he is working on your teeth. Being that the dentist is not the most fun placeto be because of the discomfort from the work on your teeth, he makes sure he is more gentle if you ask him to be.
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Dr. Sheiner was very knowledgeable and helpful. He explained to me and my husband the treatment and the time frame to expect. He also worked with us to schedule the appointments immediately. All in all we are very happy to have met him.
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The BEST dentist I've ever seen- put me completely at ease and was happy to talk me through every single step and clearly answer all my questions with patience. Highly recommend!!
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Dr. Sheiner is great. Efficient and always willing to answer questions / provide advice. I highly recommend Dr. Scheiner.
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Dr Sheiner makes you feel right at home in his cozy little business that feels somewhat like a friendly country doctor's office. I was taken in immediately which I really appreciated and every step of each procedure was clearly explained sothat any fears I had were dissipated. I would recommend Dr Scheiner to anyone who needs to feel that their dentist really cares about their personal dental issues and will make sure that they get resolved in the best way possible.
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Excellent!!! I have been going to Dr. Sheiner for over 20 years. He is honest and treats his clients with care.
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Best dentist experience I've ever had. The office has a very homey feel to it and Dr. Sheiner was friendly and warm. He explained everything that he was doing (even though I was just getting a dental exam and teeth cleaning)and made me feel less anxious about going to the dentist. Also a block away from my apt so very convenient!
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I had a crown done by a local dentist and was not pleased at all with the result. A friend suggested I see Dr. Sheiner for a second opinion. I was very impressed on how competent and skillful Dr. Sheiner was.He performed a very meticulous evaluation of the crown, educated me on the issue and provided a clean and honest advice of the options I should pursue. I came away feeling much better and knew exactly what my options were. He was fantastic, really outstanding!
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A few years ago, I needed some teeth replaced and a friend suggested Dr. Sheiner, whom he had been seeing for many years. After a more thorough exam than anyone ever did before, Dr. Sheiner gave me a few options toachieve my goals. I chose the route using implants, which Dr. Sheiner placed for me and I am thrilled with the results. I am educated but had no idea what a prosthodontist is. Turns out they are specialists in reconstruction of teeth - just what I needed! I was very concerned and nervous. Dr Sheiner did all the treatments gently and for 4 teeth implants, I had no pain and no one can tell these are not my own teeth! I think it is so important that Dr. Sheiner is a board certified prosthodontist, so he understands the entire picture and controls the process from start to finish with the end result in mind. He is very professional and skillful, and most importantly, he understands my fears and concerns. Dr Sheiner is completely hands on and very reachable. He does the cleanings himself using an instrument that shoots salt at the teeth to clean and polish - it gets into all the nooks and crannies and my teeth never felt so clean! I can’t say enough good things - just that I finally found the best dentist!
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This was my first appointment with Dr. Sheiner. I was extremely pleased with how it went. I had bad experiences with two other dentists previously...they would try to upsell me on services I didn't need, and their work was subpar atbest. They had both had attempted to fix a chipped tooth in a tough location. Not only did it break again within a couple of weeks (with both dentists attempting to fill it multiple times), but it never felt right. I was referred to Dr. Sheiner and hoped that he could fix it. Right away, he seemed extremely honest, thorough and informative. He fixed my tooth quicker and with much more skill than the other dentists. I have had absolutely no issues thus far with it breaking or chipping (it has been a few months now), and it also feels more comfortable. Overall I have had an excellent experience with Dr. Sheiner and will be switching to him as my primary dentist for teeth cleanings and checkups.
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I am dentist-phobic, but my experience with Dr. Sheiner was actually quite enjoyable. He took the time to explain every part of the visit so that I'd be more comfortable. I highly recommend!
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Dr. Sheiner is a great and extremely knowledgeable dentist. I had been seeing another dentist for a while but moved to Dr. Sheiner a few years ago upon a recommendation. I noticed a huge difference in his thoroughness and the levelof care, including the teeth cleaning he provided. He also did great with whitening my teeth (using a less harsh/abrasive way of doing it than traditional teeth whitening offices), and I already got a lot of compliments. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for the best in dental care, as well as whitening!
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I have been with Dr. Alan Sheiner for approximately 10 years, and would continue coming to him even if I left NYC. He is that good. Before I found Dr. Sheiner, I conducted a pretty extensive search to find the bestdentist in NYC. Dr. Sheiner came highly recommended by my internist. His cleanings are the most thorough I've ever experienced. His injections are virtually pain free and he even adjusts his pace and style to ensure I am comfortable throughout all my appointments (I am very sensitive to pain, so this was huge for me). His diagnoses have always been spot on and he has done impeccable work on some difficult dental procedures I required due to a childhood sports accident. Dr. Sheiner is highly responsive, returning calls within hours and always making time for my appts no matter how busy he is. He is trustworthy and honest. And above all else, he seems to truly love being a dentist and helping people.
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I first saw Dr sheiner 6 years ago on recommendation from a friend. I had caps on my front teeth and one was loose. He had to remove one since the root was broken and placed an implant and made newcaps for my front teeth. No one can tell they are not my own teeth! He is caring, skilled, and puts my needs first. Once I saw him and understood the issues, I switched to his care and have been comfortable with him ever since. He is the best!
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I have been a patient of Dr. Sheiner for 30 years. I would not trust my dental work to anyone but Dr. Sheiner. He has great bedside manner, he is always on time, there is never a long wait, and hehas always seeked my best interest. I would highly recommended him.
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Dr. Sheiner is, by far, the best dentist I have ever used in over 60 years of experience. He has supervised my treatment in many serious problems in that time including gum disease, root canal, implants, dental surgery. What I mostadmire is that he does not farm out tasks to others in a factory-like environment. Instead, he personally supervises every step with care and attention to every aspect of care. I cannot praise Dr. Sheiner highly enough. He has made an enormous difference in my ability to survive and overcome many very threatening problems in my lifetime. He is the ultimate professional who also understands individual psychological needs.
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