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Dr. Gil Dechavez, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Pain Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Gil Dechavez obtained his first dental degree from the University of the East in the Philippines in 1984. He practiced dentistry in the Philippines until he moved to the United States in 1985. In Queens, he operated a crown and bridge dental laboratory in Queens that served the tri-state area. He continuously managed the laboratory even while attending New York University College of Dentistry and doing an extended hospital rotation at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. After obtaining his DDS degree from New York University in 2002, he practiced dentistry in Manhattan for several years. Now, Dr. Dechavez draws from over 20 years’ worth of experience in prestigious institutions and working alongside other talented dentists to provide quality care and aesthetic work to his patients. He and his dedicated staff are committed to serving you.

In-network insurances

  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Aflac

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dental Pain Specialist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - New York University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • St. Vincent's Medical Center

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Filipino

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1366657397

Office locations

GIL DECHAVEZ DDS PC - GSMILE DENTAL

88-12 55th Avenue

Elmhurst, NY 11373

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It is always a pleasure seeing my dentist. He is absolutely amazing. Listened to me as always and gave me the best treatment. I recommend him to everyone. Thank you again Dr. Dechavez.
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As in my previous visits, I received prompt attention when I entered the office. My wait times were always very brief, coinciding with my appointment. I have been recommending Dr. Gil to everyone I talk to. He is professional, he explainseverything he is doing and discusses further plans. His staff is first class.
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He is great. Very professional and caring, will continue to use him as my dentist!
Less than 1 month ago
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Slightly misleading as the dentist/office was unable to do any tooth extractions. While I did seek help for a wisdom tooth problem, I had indicated potential tooth extraction. In retrospect I rather not have continued with my visit, seeinghow they took x-rays, did an ‘oral exam‘ and gave me a cleaning which was all charged to my insurance. While I did appreciate the depth of cleaning the dental hygienist (not the dentist) provided, it did not solve my initial problem. The dentist did however point out other areas of concerns and recommended a return appointment for me in the future. The dentist and entire staff was friendly and I’m sure would be a great dentist to have for more basic procedures. I was then referred to another oral surgeon. While searching for tooth extraction specifically this time, Dr. Dechavez came up as an option once again, prompting me to unfortunately lower my rating to be fair.
Less than 3 months ago
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From initially sweet guy, i had a nice talk with, I came second time to see what are my options for my tooth that needed to be treated. He gave me an insane quote for a root canal price , hedidn’t even stay to explain to me the breakdown, one of the receptionist had to come in. Needless to say I paid x-rays and check in, without even saying goodbye to Doctor Who just run away
Less than 3 months ago
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Excellent. I had a large filling replaced and was treatedwell by the staff and Dr. Dechavez. Hopefully, the restoration I had done lasts a while. I have been to other dentists where the work was shoddy and did not last. Ipurposefully chose Dr. Dechavez because of his education and time in the industry. The experience was great, but would have been perfect if the AC was a little cooler. It was a humid day. Anyway, 9.5 out of 10. I’ll definitely go back.
Less than 3 months ago
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I’m very impressed, all the staff are very pleasant and nice.
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Very nice dentist. Had a great experience and would definitely go again.
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Great dentist, very professional and attention to details. they're not also one of those greedy dentist.
Less than 1 year ago
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He is the most pleasant and friendly doctor I have ever been to. Highly recommended. Did great work on my tooth.
Less than 1 year ago
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First visit and definitely not the last! Friendly staff and very accommodating.
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Nice dentist & staff! Was quick to help with my issue
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Small but efficient practice. Dr. Dechavez and his staff are all very nice and do a good job. They are very upfront with pricing which is nice when you dont have insurance. Also, they arent crazy expensive and are very centrally located.
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This guy and his team are the best!!! Quick and seamless experience.
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It was great.....
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Great Service !
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Very knowledgeable and patient. Great service!
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The cleaning he provided was less than satisfactory.
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Receptionist and dental hygienist were great. Dr. Dechavez was helpful in helping me understand my x-rays and pictures of my teeth. He even sang some Christmas carols while examining my teeth, which I thought was fun.
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Always a pleasure, excellent friendly staff and awesome dentist
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I am very satisfied with my visit. Glad I listened to my wife and decided to make an appointment. The doctor was very nice and explained my course of treatment. No nonsense doctor extremely knowledgeable in his field, unlike other DentistsI’ve seen prior. This is a Dentist I would recommend to everyone.
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I was very careful in choosing a dentist this time around due to bad experiences in the past. So glad I decided on Dr. Dechavez. His Dental assistant was so nice and very professional. The Dr. himself was very personable andmade me feel very comfortable. I had a complicated root canal done. I didn’t feel pain not even when he gave me the Novocain injection did I feel it. Dr. Dechavez is definitely a great dentist and knows what he is doing. His bedside manner and professionalism is superb. I found my new dentist. Also a plus he is close to my house and job. Now it’s my husbands turn to see him.
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Super nice and made me feel comfortable. Would defintiely recommend!!
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Dr. Dechavez and his staff are extremely friendly and very professional. I don't even live in the neighborhood any longer and I plan to continue visiting his office for dental cleanings and check-ups. Finding a good dentist is difficult in NewYork City. I highly recommend Dr. Dechavez and his staff.
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Awesome dentist!
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What an amazing team! They made an otherwise stressful visit a lot of fun, believe it or not. Everyone on staff has a wonderful sense of humor and keeps everything light and cheerful while being super honest and informative. They answeredall of my questions and made me feel completely comfortable. Definitely visit if you can!
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I like the environment. Very friendly and knowledgeable people. They care about their patients. Waiting time is not that bad...Average that I waited is 15 minutes.
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Extremely friendly, kind, and professional staff. Top notch. Highly recommended.
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Very happy with my experience with Dr. Dechavez and his dental hygienist, Aileen. They took the time to explain every procedure, and was constantly checking to make sure that I was comfortable. Meticulous, thorough and excellent bedside manner. Will definitely come back to have other treatments done! Highly recommended!!
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Dr. Gil de Chavez is the best dentist. He knows how to make the patient at ease and he is an expert on his field. I would highly recommend him.
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I really enjoyed my visit here. Dr Dechavez is extremely helpful and patient with all of my questions. He really goes all the way to help you finding the best and most suitable solution that works for your situation. My best experience visiting a dentist so far in New York.
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Very quick process, great integration with ZocDoc. Questions and other concerns were very easily answered and the appointment was very smooth!
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Really nice company. I would tell all family and friends to go :)
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Very welcoming and cordial. I liked it.
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Amazing experience with Dr.Espinosa. Wonderful doctor, no misleading, just straight to the point and very kind with wonderful Staff. Very supportive.
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His bedside manner was great, but the numbing lasted for almost SIX MONTHS on my left side.
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Verry good, clean and he took time there no rush !!
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Best visit to a dentist EVER! Dr. Dechavez provides "true" painless dentistry.
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I had an excellent time visiting this doctor's office today. The office was very clean and organized. Dr. Gil Dechavez has a very friendly and honest personality and someone who cares about his patient. He explained everything that needed tobe done with my tooth and spent enough time to get it done. All the office staffs are very nice and helpful as well. I highly recommend this doctor's office.
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This was my first time seeing Dr. Dechavez. The wait time was not long at all. When I arrived, I had to review the forms I submitted online. My appointment was at 10am and I was taken in at 10am. Afterx-rays were taken, I waited about 5-10 mins before seeing the doctor which is not bad at all. The receptionist was nice and helpful. Office was pretty clean, the doctor was gentle and knew what I needed. I saw him to get a filling done and he was thorough in the procedure. I've had a hard time finding a good dentist but I finally found one that I would go back to.
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Staff are friendly and accomodating. The place is clean. Thanks for the excellent service, Dr. Gil!
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They are the best
More than 1 year ago
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Its a dentist! Cant say i loved it :). But i can say the staff was really awesom! Professinal and informative. The wait time was not that long ..
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It went well, we were impress by the level of service and the efficiency it was all done in one visit and well done, we are very happy with the results; in fact, we're coming back, we will definitely be back.
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Dr Dechavez was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and informative. Being in the healthcare industry myself I pay attention to detail of care being provided and I can honestly say the facility was clean, the entire staff full of smiles and irecieved an excellent and thorough dental cleaning and examination. This was my first visit and I will refer friends and make Dr Dechavez my new dentist. Extremely satisfied and no wait time!
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Excellent service!
More than 1 year ago
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It was a great experience. The staff were accomodating and friendly. Im happy I chose Dr. Dechavez. Kudos to your team and keep it up! Thank you. Highly recommended dentist.
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Excellent Dentist.
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Dr. Dechavez was wonderful, efficient, and clear. I do wish he spoke a little louder though, I didn't hear some of what he said. He was gentle but thorough.
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It was a good experience, the wait time can be improve to shorter, they also give u little gift bag after ur visit which is very thoughtful
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