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Hello, my name is Dr. Alla Dorfman. Our friendly, caring staff is dedicated to giving you quality care at an affordable price. We listen to your needs and explain your options clearly. We are committed to preventative care and making each patient visit a pleasant experience. It’s easier than you think to achieve a beautiful smile and a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums, if you are willing to take it one step at a time. No matter what condition your teeth are in, right now is the best time to begin. An exam, x-rays and pictures of your mouth can tell us everything we need to know to come up with a step-by-step plan.
Verified Patient Reviews
I went to Dr Dorfman for Invisalign. However, I was not seen by Dr Dorfman herself, but another doctor who works closely with her in her office. She was sick that day. So this review is mostly about her staff and the Dr Leonetti. The staff at TribercaDental are very friendly and I was seen within 10-15 minutes both times that I visited the office. They explained clearly and concisely to me what to expect and also provided some personal anecdotes as well. Then I spoke with Dr Leonetti for some specific questions regarding what I might expect with my case, and I was very pleased that he tried his best to answer them. The only thing is that I felt nervous that no one showed me my treatment plan prior to starting treatment; I thought I was going to see the cool visuals of how my teeth might move from week to week. But oh well.
I had a wonderful experience at Dr.Dorfman's dental office. The staff were very friendly and you can tell that they have great comradery with one another. I didn't have to sign any paperwork since I already had. I was seen within 10-15 minutes. The dental hygienist gave me the most amazing, painless cleaning I've ever experienced. The cleaning lasted an hour where at other dental clinics, cleaning tends to be rushed and painful. I'm always left with an aching mouth. I wanted to cry tears of joy because I've finally found a dental clinic that is able to meet my expectations. And you can tell that the staff really care about the health of your teeth. Dr. Dorfman was honest about procedures and offered recommendations. I didn't feel pressured to do anything else other than what I came in for. After the visit, I walked away with a nice kit of toothpaste, tooth brush, floss and mouthwash. Recommending this place to ALL my friends and family!!!!
Dr. Dorfman showed outstanding bedside manner and was very patient during my appointment. She answered all my questions, and encouraged me to share any inquiries I had.
Clean office with pleasant efficient staff.
She is really nice and professional. I have seen some other dentists and have been looking for the most suitable treatment plan, but most of them just tend to rush and sell. Doctor Dorfman made me feel warm because I feel she is actually thinking for her patients instead of selling. The other staff are also nice. Except for the dental treatment I also decided to do Invisalign. And this is the place I found most affordable so far (I mean compared to other dental offices, not those online companies). Overall, great experience. My friend recommended me here and I will recommend my friends with needs too.
Very friendly and efficient. I appreciated that they didn't try to sell me unnecessary treatment.
Dr. Alla Dorfman was very nice. Gave me some solid advice on how to continue to keep my teeth clean and the visit was quick and easy. The dental hygienist was slightly heavy handed during the cleaning.
I've had good experiences with the employees from the clinic so far, but I haven't met Dr. Dorfmann yet.
This is my third visit and the service and professionalism have both stayed consistent at each visit. It's tough to find a dentist office that you are comfortable with, and I'm confident I've found mine in Manhattan.
Truly an amazing professional. I highly recommend Dr. Dorfman!!!
Dr. Dorfman and her staff are so professional, as well as warm, welcoming and accommodating. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone seeking dental/orthodontics services in lower Manhattan. Even though it's a bit of a commute for me, it is well worth the travel time to be treated by the best team.
I'm so glad I found Dr. Dorfman. She's amazing!
Both times I've gone I've had a great experience. All the staff, from the hygienists to the receptionists to Dr. Dorfman herself, are incredibly friendly and professional.
She's wonderful !
My recent visit was great as always! It is a pleasure to visit Dr. Dorfman's practice and get excellent care!
Awesome staff, no wait time, very professional and thorough. Dr Dorfman is amazing! Highly recommend!
Great bedside manner very sweet and put me at ease with lighthearted banter. I was getting drilled today and she could tell I was nervous - told her I wasn't a fan of needles and she took it easy on me. She is great
Dr. Dorfman is extremely personal, caring and professional. Today she saw me immediately upon my arrival and was phenomenal. Everyone on her team is always cordial and a pleasure to see. I recommend Dr. Dorfman's practice enthusiastically!
An immensely positive, professional, and refreshing experience. I would not hesitate to recommend her to family and friends alike. Alla and her team set the bar very high!
I love it here! Everyone is nice and informative. Also, there is never a wait time for me. I come in and out depending on what's being done. Love it here! Wish I knew more people that actually go to the dentist regularly because I would definitely refer them here!
Great service! Thorough, very polite and professional staff. They were very clear and helpful in detailing the cost of treatment (I had gone in for a regular cleaning and consultation for a mouth guard, but they recommended a deep cleaning instead).
I've been a patient of Tribeca Dental Care for a few years now. Alla was wonderful. I was in and out in 15 minutes for a routine cavity filling. She took the time to answer my questions and put my nerves at ease with some light humor. She is more than professional. She had someone assisting her who was great as well. They communicated very well. I felt that I was in good hands. The other staff at TDC seems like they love working there. It has a really positive upbeat vibe. The office is in a great location, as well, close to a lot of subway lines.
Dr. Dorfman and her team are extremely professional, knowledgeable, and personable. It is always a pleasure to visit her dental clinic. Dr. Dorfman goes well beyond what is expected service to provide outstanding and affordable care to all of her patients. She is kind of cool too! I recommend her practice enthusiastically.
The front desk and manager (Susanna) are incompetent anf rude. The hygienist are all very nice and professional. It's unfortunate because I would like to refer people to dr. Dorfman but I would never recommend them based the front desk staff and manager.
I've been going to see Dr. Dorfman for my invisalign treatment for almost two years. Overall, my teeth look great and I'm really happy with the results. Everyone in the office is really nice and attentive, but I think sometimes they don't realize they're lacking some bedside manner. I went in this time to have my teeth looked at so that we could finally have the retainers made, as we're nearing the end of the treatment. I mentioned that I preferred the putty method for taking the impressions as in my opinion it's been quicker, more effective and way less uncomfortable. They asked me why I didn't like the scanning method, but they still did it that way anyway. I understand it takes longer this way, but it was really uncomfortable, even painful to keep my mouth forced open for 45 minutes. The woman that was doing the scanning was learning how to do it, so two other women kept checking in to see her progress and show her better ways to do it. I'm all for teaching, but this is my retainer, the final step in my treatment, so I'm a little discouraged that they felt okay training someone how to use the equipment. I was also asked to help hold the suction tools to make it easier. I'm used to this and I don't mind. But I have a brace on one of my arms so while trying to finagle both tools in one hand, they kept putting one tool back into the hand with the brace. I couldn't really verbally communicate since my mouth was propped open still, but any time I attempted to readjust or make mention that I was uncomfortable, I felt like they were rolling their eyes at me. They apologized at the end for it taking so long and said that next time it'd be with a newer machine that worked better. I'm hoping they did it well enough the first time, so that I don't need a next time! Perhaps we could have just done the putty method that I said I preferred. But you're the experts.
The place sounds like an ER. While on the patient bed having my teeth cleaned, the hallway behind the room is noisy, filled with doctor's and other assassinates voices. Also, they are not responsible enough to inform you of the total amount you'd have to pay taking into account your insurance. That is given retrospectively, and it might be quite a bit.
She is a good mannered professional.
I really liked this office. The dental assistant and hygienist were incredibly nice while doing my x-rays and cleaning. Dr. Dorfman visited for a short time but introduced herself and looked everything over to make sure everything looked good.
Fantastic! She's patient, kind, and thorough. Everyone in the office was friendly and attentive.
The hygienist was wonderful and welcomed my questions. They made me feel involved in the process of understanding dental health and had zero judgement about my dental health taking a backseat to my hectic schedule. I left with a game plan to improve my overall health and nightly routine.
very professional and sweet
Everyone at the office was fantastic. Very nice, professional, clean space with great dental tech. Today was my first visit, but I feel good about my decision to use Tribeca Dental.
Professional environment and friendly staff. Doctor took his time explaining my options for treatment and made sure I understood the action plan to better my mouth's health. I truly appreciate the time given to me and felt very comfortable talking about my pervious care with the new doctor. I would highly recommend this practice to others.
She is very Professional the office and waiting area was very clean and pleasant. The receptionist and staff are Just wonderful and fun. I scheduled my girlfriend to leave her Regular dentist and she enjoyed her visit and will be back. TRIBECA DENTAL will never go anywhere else but there. :) ??
Dr. Dorfman put me at ease immediately by 1) her bedside manner and 2) explaining to me exactly what was going on in my tooth. I hate going to the dentist, like most people, but this was as enjoyable a trip you could have.
Dr. Dorfman is a great dentist. She is honest and caring.
I have been seeing Dr. Forman for the past few years after she saw me for an emergency procedure. She is very precise and straightforward and does not make you go through any unnecessary procedures. Highly recommended!
Went in for what I thought was going to be a bigger deal, but turned out to be a routine check up and cleaning after xrays and consultation. Staff was attentive and stellar as always.
Very knowledgable, friendly staff. Every visit was wonderful!
Great visit. Very efficient and everyone was super nice! Definitely recommend.
Dr. Dorfman's team was professional, really informative and helpful. Her cleaning was great and her advice both corrective and preventative, I would recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist!
Dr. Dorfman was fantastic, but even more fantastic was Fabian, my dental hygienist.
I waited for an hour, but the staff was friendly and the doctor addressed my issue and told me see a specialist at another location for my problem.
Dr. Dorfman is the best!
I had a wonderful experience at Dr. Dorfman's office. I was taken care of immediately after my arrival. I spent most of the appointment with Julia (Dental Hygienist). She is very knowledgable, sweet and comforting. She listened to my every little concern I had and did amazing job cleaning my teeth, while giving me great recommendations on health care and keeping me nice company. I had complained about painful gum for few years now. I had always been dismissed by other dentists who said I have sensitive "strawberry gum"...whatever that is. They never treated the problem. Julia took ex-rays and examined the area to find out there was a filling overlay which was irritating my gum causing it to swell. She took care of it and I finally felt immediate relieve. Dr. Dorfman offered further smoothing if necessary. Just wonderful. I am very happy I found this place. They really care and listen to you. It is relaxing, clean environment and nobody is rushing you out. Dr. Dorfman was very nice, professional and gentle. I am actually looking forward my next visit.
Dental hygenist (forget her name) and Dr. Dorfman were both great. I was seen right away and from the moment I went into a room a person was with me the whole time. Felt very taken care of. Very professional but warm atmosphere. Knowledgable. Definitely recommend.
I came in for a cleaning and the service was quick. Dr. Dorfman and the hygienists make you feel comfortable.
Everybody was very friendly. Dr. Dorfman is explaining a lot and she always tells you the opportunities with the prices. She did my Veneers at four front teeth and it looks really natural like I wanted it. All in all you can definitely trust her.
She's great. I highly recommend her.
It was a pleasant visit in general. However I felt a little uncomfortable as there are no doors to their individual rooms so while they were cleanig my teeth all the sounds of everybody talking outside were a little overwhelming. Also did not like the fact that about four different people came in and talk to me throughout the process while there only need to be two. The doctor herself showed up for about a minute and then left. The nurses finished all the work. But they did get the job done.
All in the office are friendly and knows what their doing and very engaging and warm!
I spent most of the time with the hygienist because I was there for a cleaning and she was very polite and professional.
Got into the room within 5 minutes of getting there, and out within an hour. Everyone was super nice and friendly, but not so friendly that I was left awkwardly trying to talk with instruments in my mouth.
She was great, really knowledgeable, and referred me to a great Oral Surgeon for my wisdom teeth removal.
Everyone in the office was wonderful. I came in for a checkup and teeth cleaning and Marina did my cleaning. She was very informative and went over the Xrays with me. Dr. Dorfman was so kind and easy going. I would definitely recommend coming back.
Her and her staff were great, very conscientious of my time and very friendly.
great overall service and knowledge transfer - everyone who attended to me was superb!
Great experience. I really appreciate how she walked me through everything, and explained exactly what she was looking at. This made me feel confident in her advice.
Really quick and thorough appointment. The staff was really nice, especially the dental hygienist who saw me first. I scheduled my 6 month follow up immediately and will recommend this office to friends!
I highly recommend Dr. Dorfman and her team. My dental hygienist, Julia was excellent and Dr. Dorfman was very informative and helpful!!!
Terrible. I arrived on time for my appointment in the morning, and the receptionist wasn't even there. After she opened the door for me, she let me know that the dentist that was supposed to help clean my teeth was running late. After about 15 minutes of waiting, the receptionist decided that she could start cleaning my teeth while waiting for the dentist to come. During the appointment, the dentist was really rough with my teeth and hurt my gums and my teeth. I used to like going to the dentist. I don't recommend going to this place.
The hygienist I was seen by at Dr. Dorfman's office was awesome -- thorough, informative, and really nice. I will definitely continue coming back to them. I only saw Dr. Dorfman for a minute, though. Heads up for future patients: I was their first appointment and because they don't open before appointments begin, I spent a while waiting on the street which wasn't great. And for those trying to get work done while waiting, the office is in a basement so connectivity is minimal.
Very pleasant and straightforward. Sincere and thoughtful, compassionate and experienced.
My comments are mostly for Julie, the dental hygienist who did my cleaning. She was great, explained everything thoroughly to me and really convinced me to start flossing more! Only saw Dr. Dorfman for about 5 min. Spent most of the appointment with Julie.
Dr. Dorfman and her team were able to fit me in even when the appointment times ZocDoc gave both of us were different.
Needed a new dentist and located Dr. Dorfman after some research on line. Couldn't be more pleased. The service she and her staff provided was top-notch. The facilities are the nicest I've been in. Plan on returning in six months.
Dr. Dorfman was great. Already made a follow up appointment.
professional, thorough and would go back again
Dr. Dorfman was really friendly, knowledgeable and open. She made me feel comfortable right away and I feel in good hands.
Extremely competent, informative Dr. She explains everything before and as she's working. Great staff! clean, nice, fun office, convenient location too!
I came in for a last minute appointment and the process couldn't have been easier. One form to fill out, and as I finished it they were ready to bring me in. Sadly, I didn't have time to read the newspaper I brought in. Every doc's office I've ever been to in NY, there is a wait.
Prompt, courteous, responsive after appointment.
Great staff. Saw me even though I was 40 minutes late due to train traffic. The hygienist saw I was nervous and thoroughly explained everything that was happening as we went. She even used topical anesthetic during the cleaning to ease my sensitivity. Dr. Dorfman listened to my concerns and addressed them.
A lot of time with the assistant/hygenist; actual Dentist was in a hurry, didn't spend much time. My main issue is -- everyone at the office, from the assistant to the Dr was VERY pushy (suggesting I consider veneers for all my front teeth on the FIRST visit - completely unnecessary and very costly). I felt bombarded with things I should do/should have done; while this may be fine for when you've been a patient for a while, I thought it was very callous and aggressive for a first-time appointment.
Dr. Dorfman is a very caring, patient professional, and the office staff is superb! They ALWAYS take their time explaining treatment options, and they are friendly and competent. Highly recommended!
Dr. Dorfman and all the staff were excellent. I have been searching for a dentist in the city for over a year and am so glad I found a trustworthy, kind, and knowledgeable team.
great staff, very friendly.
Everyone in the office was very nice! I wasn't there for a cleaning so I can't comment on that service, but they answered my questions and discussed potential next moves for me. They also got me an appointment at a busy oral surgeon's office for two days later!