Dr. Alexander Duka, DDS

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Dr. Alex Duka received his DDS degree from New York University Dental School and started his general practice in Manhattan, where he has been specializing in cosmetic and restorative dentistry for over two decades.
Always a firm believer in state of the art dentistry, his multi doctor practice features digital x-rays, Zoom and Britesmile Professional Whitening Systems and a Cerec 3D CAD/CAM System for creating all ceramic restorations in one appointment. You will be in and out in a single visit with a permanent porcelain crown, veneer or onlay.
Normally such procedures take at least two appointments two weeks apart. With the Cerec 3D, they will be done the same day eliminating the need for messy impressions and temporaries. With Cerec 3D, the dentist can be much more conservative in preserving natural tooth structure. As a result large silver-mercury fillings that need replacing will no longer need a full crown (in most cases).
Dr. Duka’s practice also has an oral surgeon and a periodontist as part of his staff.

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This was my first visit with Dr. Duka. He was amazing. Explained everything in detail and treated me with great respect and ease. The dental technician, Liz, was equally great. So kind and friendly and welcoming.

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Wonderful staff and beautiful office!

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My first time at the office and have positive feedback. I cracked my tooth in 1/2 the night before and Dr. Duka fixed in an hour. He was very personable and the entire experience was painless. Also the entire office staff was lovely. Helen the assistant was also great. *Don't be thrown by the location/state of affairs in the building hallways-- the office was clean, bright & sunny with great views.

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The examination was literally 10 minute and I felt like it was rushed

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I was thoroughly impressed with my first visit to Dr. Duka's office. In the past I've neglected going to the dentist because I find the cleaning component so uncomfortable. Not here! Kate, the dental hygienist was amazing; I didn't even know she was doing the cleaning she was so gentle. Plus, she was incredibly friendly, personable, and professional. Dr. Duka was similarly professional, doing a thorough examination and providing honest information about which cosmetic procedure to do (actually suggesting the less expansive!). The wait was less than 10 minutes, the facilities are very clean (with TVs to watch during procedures), and the office staff are friendly. Dr. Duka is definitely my new go-to dentist.

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I've been to him 3 times in the span of about a month now. Once for an emergency filling in my front tooth, once for an annual and then today's visit was for a filling. He's an awesome dentist. He is really helpful. Today he gave me a shot and I hardly even realized! He's great.

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Dr. Alex was fantastic. Gave me clear and simple consultation on a wisdom tooth issue. The office is really nice and comfortable. Choosing a dentist for the first time in NYC can be daunting--save yourself some worry and visit this guy.

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Highly recommend. Dr. Duka and his dental hygienist were both terrific. First time using him today and came away very impressed.

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He's awesome

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He was very sweet and took care of me right away. I made an early emergency appointment and he made it happen as quickly as possible so that I could get comfortable. I will definitely be going back to him. I'm glad that I have finally found a dentist that I like.

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My visit to Dr. Duka's office was great. He is friendly and professional. Same goes with the staff. I would recommend going there, and if I lived in NYC, he'd be my dentist.

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Very attentive and courteous.

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Appointment scheduled for 4pm arrived at 3:30pm and Doc saw me right away.

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Great experience. Friendly doc, nice assistants and hygienists, clean office, has tv's to keep you occupied; I can't ask for much more than that.

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Great.

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Finally had to address my wisdom tooth issue as the pain was becoming unbearable, and friend recommended Dental Arts after having a good experience there. Luckily, they were a short walk from my house and when I arrived, the dentist (Alexander) saw me right away and did a great job fixing me up! The staff was also friendly, competent and the place was very clean (that's important to me). What can I say, very pleased with my experience and just a few blocks from home- what's not to like?

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First, let me just say that I generally hate going to the dentist, but my experience at Dental Arts was not what I expected (or am used to). Friendly, very professional and they really put me at ease. The dentist who saw me, Alex, was so relaxed and conversational, I forgot all my anxiety and the procedure itself went very smoothly. A note to other dentists: we're often anxious enough as it is, try not to make it worse by having in-office squabbles or indifferent ice queens at the front desk.

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it was a good experience, doctor Duka and his staff are very friendly and efficient. it was a pleasant visit to the dentist.

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When I told him my problems he shrugged his shoulders and didn't know what to tell me. He recommended me to eat sour patch kids. Right after he was accusing me for my old dentist not catching cavities. He was very rude and did not seem to be helpful to my problem. It was as if he was going out of his way to use his knowladge. He looked at me for an answer, I am not the one who went to school to be a dentist. That's why I went to him. I was not pleased. Other reviews had me excited for this dentist but I would truly steer clear if you want real expertise and guidance.

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Great staff. Nice office. Dr. Duka was nice, professional, and made sure to thoroughly check something that was a potential issue in an x-ray (turned out it wasn't!).

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I don't normally leave extremely negative reviews for Doctors, as I understand the difficult job they have. But in this case, I feel obliged. I went to the Dr. to start what I knew would be an extensive treatment process on my teeth that were admittedly, in bad shape. I made it very clear from the beginning that I have a severe phobia of dentists and asked that he respect that and talk me through the process. That request was not met and I still had to ask the Dr. to stop rushing and explain to me my options for a treatment plan. When I sat down for my root canal, I was drilled without being fully numb, which I understand can easily happen, however when his colleague came in to administer even MORE novacaine, he performed an easy test which indicated that I was DEFINITELY not numb. Why on earth that test had not already been done on me, I have no idea. Fast forward to yesterday morning when my tooth broke, after the temp filling had been slowly falling out. I went in for my scheduled crown placement appointment and notified him of the fact that it had broken, and was immediately told that it needed to be extracted. As for the "bedside manner" and attempting to put your patients at ease... Atrocious. At no time did the Dr. mention that the crown needed to be placed soon after the root canal, and the appointment was set for three weeks after the root canal. After leaving the office and immediately getting an appointment with another dentist, I now know that there were several precautions that were not taken to protect the tooth from breaking. I was also made aware of the fact that the tooth CAN be salvaged and I do not have to loose it. Lesson learned to always get a second opinion when you do not feel confident about the person you are entrusting your health with. I wish I had done that sooner.

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Extraordinary technology. Instantaneous 3-D Printing In porcelain. Perfect fit. Painless

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Doctor did not explain root canal procedure well. Was not sympathetic to painful complications. seemed rushed.

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Professional, friendly, helpful!

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Can't recommend Dr. Duka enough. I was treated promptly and the staff is amazing. This is my go to office from now on.

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Very personable. Staff was very friendly and professional. Would recommend to my friends.

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A great first impression. He fixed a minor but very distracting and annoying issue in a couple minutes. Great staff, too.

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Cool office! Short wait time, friendly staff, and Dr. Duka is awesome. Will visit again.

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Dr. Duka and his staff were excellent. I returned to him after going to some other dentist and finding that the waiting time, quality of attention and overall setting was depressing. I highly recommend Dr. Duka to anyone.

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The best dentist experience I've ever had. First, he offered to work with me after I explained that I didn't have any insurance. He then offered to take an x-ray at no cost. After seeing me, he explained my options and made recommendations, outlining the pros and cons. Once I decided, he fixed the problem in record time and actually made the experience pleasant. (Yes, I actually was laughing with my mouth open!)For the first time in my life, I can now go to the dentist with less dread and greater comfort.

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Very Professional and competant. The office is light, cheerful, with state of the art equipment.

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Dr. Duka was a great dentist. He was very knowledgeable and explained every step of the procedure. He had state of the art equipment and the facilities were very clean. He even saved a tooth that a less experienced dentist would not have been able to. I had no pain during the procedure... a little sore after but that is to be expected.

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I made my appointment online (which was so nice and convenient) and saw Dr. Duka the next day. I was really early for my appt. and got taken in no more than 10 minutes after I arrived. I was out of there within 10 minutes and I am very pleased with the results!

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As a child I used my uncle as a dentist. Since he retired many years ago I never found a dentist as compassionate as he , until now ... Dr Duka was fabulous and his staff is wonderful. I highly recomend his office.

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I was very impressed with the professional personal Dr. Duka has running and working in his office. The waiting room was comfortable and the staff was attentive once I was in the chair. Dr Duka was very pleasant to work with and was attentive to the task at hand. I would highly recommend this office to others.

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Everybody in the office is friendly--the receptionists, the hygenists, and Dr. Duka was great!

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Dr. Duka was great. Dental cleaning was professional, quick, and painless. Dr. Duka answered all by questions

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While I found Dr. Duka to be a very knowledgeable dentist, his bedside manner was lacking.

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The doctor was great! Straight forward, answered all my questions, and funny to boot! Great great dentist.

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Very pleasant office with friendly and professional staff. Recommended.

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