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Dr. Katayoun Yaraghi-Josephs, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

New York, NY

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4.7
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The visit was not all that bad per se but I felt more like I was being sold a car thanvisiting a dentist. The place is a mad house; people are running around everywhere and about I saw about 3-4 people doing random stuff before I saw the doctor (not the one listed here). I had a very small chip on my crown I wanted repaired and he seemed more interested in my teeth being whitened, straightened, and replacing not just my chipped crown but my other crown which was perfectly fine. The chip is quite small and certainly can be repaired (I have seen far worse chips successfully repaired) I also apparently had like 5-6 cavities when I haven't had one in many years. Even the hygienist that I saw after the doctor was trying to sell stuff.
The visit was not all that bad per se but I felt more like I was being sold a car than visiting a dentist. The place is a mad house; peopleare running around everywhere and about I saw about 3-4 people doing random stuff before I saw the doctor (not the one listed here). I had a very small chip on my crown I wanted repaired and he seemed more interested in my teeth being whitened, straightened, and replacing not just my chipped crown but my other crown which was perfectly fine. The chip is quite small and certainly can be repaired (I have seen far worse chips successfully repaired) I also apparently had like 5-6 cavities when I haven't had one in many years. Even the hygienist that I saw after the doctor was trying to sell stuff.
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Everyone I interacted with was very helpful and made sure to educate me on what they were doing, what they werenoticing regarding my teeth, and what options I had if I wanted to make any changes. The teeth cleaning was thorough and extra steps were taken to make sure that I was comfortable and had all dental needs taken care of.
Everyone I interacted with was very helpful and made sure to educate me on what they were doing, what they were noticing regarding my teeth, and what options I had ifI wanted to make any changes. The teeth cleaning was thorough and extra steps were taken to make sure that I was comfortable and had all dental needs taken care of.
Andrea B. · March 4, 2019

About Dr. Katayoun Yaraghi-Josephs

Dr. Katayoun Yaraghi-Josephs is the founder of CASCADA DENTAL SPA, a state-of-the-art dental practice focused on bringing increased access-to-care and quality services to the underserved community of Washington Heights-Inwood in Manhattan. She is also a volunteer faculty and lecturer of Dental Ethics at Columbia University and an esthetic dentist with over eight years of clinical experience. She completed a general practice residency at Long Island College Hospital in New York after graduating simultaneously from Columbia University’s School of Dental & Oral Surgery and School of Public Health with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery and Masters in Public Health in only four years. While at Columbia University, Dr. Yaraghi-Josephs served as Class President and Community Service Coordinator for the Student National Dental Association’s community-based activities in the Washington Heights/ Inwood area. Her outstanding leadership, community service and academic excellence were recognized with numerous awards including the ADEA Listerine Preventive Dentistry Award; International Pierre Fauchard Academy Award for Leadership; and the American Association for Women Dentists’ award for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Leadership. In addition, Dr. Yaraghi-Josephs was a grant recipient from the National Institutes of Health to research the epidemiology of oral cancer in London, England. She also received a research grant from Columbia University’s Center for the Health of Urban Minorities to reduce tobacco use among ethnic minorities in the Washington Heights/ Inwood area.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AIG
  • APWU

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

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Education and training

  • Dental School - Columbia University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Long Island College Hospital, Residency in General Practice
  • Long Island College Hospital, Residency in General Practice

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1962566596

Dr. Katayoun Yaraghi-Josephs's office location

Cascada Dental Spa

719 W 181st St

New York, NY 10033

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Professional and easy going. Wonderful hygienist and friendly staff.
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Didn’t address my issues or concerns. Not sure if I’ll return
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I left a regular dental cleaning with pain in my forehead, which has persisted several days now. I attribute this to the roughness of the hygienist. The person who did my X-rays was nice, but barely spoke English. The device theyput in my mouth for the x-rays smelled really bad. I don’t think I’ll go back.
Less than 3 months ago
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The office is extremely clean and everyone was nice and professional. The only concern I have is that their tech took too many X-rays on my first check up—20 scans to exact because he seemed like he was having a hardtime getting proper pictures. Dr. Levitz seemed awesome and prescribed me a treatment plan for gum issues. I hope it works...Joan was great for a cleaning and I’d highly recommend her.
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I could not vouch for a dentist more than I’m vouching for Dr. Y! The exam was so in depth, from the cleaning, the x-rays, the 3D scan and the photos of my teeth. She had a solid understanding of myteeth, then clearly explained to me what was going on in my mouth. I’ve had cleanings before, and they’d just tell me “your teeth are fine, gums are receding, just don’t brush too hard.” Dr. Y exceeds that expectation by explaining exactly what was happening in my mouth AND solutions for it. She also suggested some cosmetic fixes as options, but wasn’t pushy about it at all. I went home and told all my roommates about her- she’s that good!
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Completely recommend!!!!!
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I have several concurrent dental issues and she is the first DDS I’ve met that helped determine what the best route to go and in what order. Absolutely wonderful
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I had a great experience here, the wait time was minimal, the staff was professional and and the Doctor was great. She was very easy to talk to and extremely knowledgeable.
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The entire staff is great! It almost felt like meeting family for the first time. I’m so glad I found them,
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I saw another dentist in this office but he was very nice and personable. I would absolutely recommend this office to anyone!
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I have gone here for the past two years and when I make it a point to publicly and verbally address the horrible customer service from the time I walk through the door to the annoying bedside manner of the staffspeaking spanish to the attending dentists while treating patients, they find a way to make it right, but this last appointment I was sent a text message from the receptionist stating the Dr. Yaraghi-Joseph suggests I go to an oral surgeon for a TMJ mouthguard mold. This was discussed twice before. I was referred by an ENT and when I searched for a specialist who can do the mold for my mouthguard Dr. Yaraghi-Joseph came up and since I already see her it made sense to see her regarding the mouthguard. She is not a horrible dentist but her and her husband need to work on a much better business practice OVERALL. I am over this place and will not be returning. I am due for a cleaning and I would rather risk it with a new dentist.
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I really enjoyed my experience at the office. The hygienist explained everything she was doing and what she was doing every step of the way. It's the first time ever I have that type of experience.
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Office is very clean! Very professional and showed there willingness to help
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Here for a dental checkup and cleaning. Always loved the look of this office from the outside. I had the best experience here today. I thought I was at the spa. The front desk, Netta, Marcy, and Dr. Yaraghi-Josephs provided excellentand professional service. I highly recommend this office and return for future visits.
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The staff and dentist are very pleasant. Will recommend to others.
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I loved how professional everyone at cascadas spa was. I loved that there were oil diffusers everywhere so you felt a sense of calmness in the area. I trusted the destiny and hygienist’s expertise and am Interested in continuing to visitevery 6 months. The one thing I felt weird about was that I felt a bit pressured to purchase Invisalign when all I had were questions but I may have not been completely clear. Will definitely visit again!
Less than 1 year ago
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Great—was very clear and efficient. Answered all questions quickly and set my mind at ease concerning upcoming procedures.
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Very friendly and professional staff! I highly recommend this place. Everything was explained in such a great manner. Thank you!
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Terrified of the dentist, they made it easy as it could be and I couldn’t be happier with my experience.
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Nice place and good doctor
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She was kind and straight to the point. Told me exactly what I needed to have done and was very real with me. I would definitely recommend her. Also, the staff at Cascada are so welcoming! They made me feel less nervous about my appointment.
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Excellent!!
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Awesome staff, great service!!!
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Overall great experience office is very modern and extremely clean. The staff is professional and friendly. The office was busy so I had to wait a little while but other than that great experience.
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An amazing environment with a completely upbeat staff! Everyone is super efficient and personable and always recognize you by face.
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The office was wonderful in accommodating an emergency and the entire staff was great!
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Dr. Katayoun was very kind, professional, and real with me. Marci was my hygienist and she made me feel very comfortable and well taken care of. She was funny and sweet and very thorough. I am definitely coming back! Great office.
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Dr. Yaraghi was so nice! Great service
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I dont believe i saw Dr.Josephs but the Doctor and hygienist that treated me where great.
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Great dentist! The everyone is so nice.
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Great space and wonderful doctors and staff!
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Everything was amazing!! From the minute I walked in to the second I left it was such a wonderful experience! The whole staff was great. Very pleasant and nice they were so helpful answered any question I had. The dentist herselfmade my rating a 10/10 !! So happy I finally found a great dentist in a beautiful office.
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Great service , timly and clean
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My doctor is different from the pic , amazing man wel expericed , i want him to be my Dentist for ever . Best hand
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Both Dr Y and the hygienist Michel who cleaned my teeth were wonderful. I have TMJ and was worried about coming in for my cleaning, and everyone was very kind.
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They were very professional an friendly
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My visit was great. I was seen in a timely manner, the hygienist and x-ray technician were both very friendly and efficient. The front office staff were also friendly and helpful. I was very happy with the care I received.
More than 1 year ago
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I am always worried about trying a new dentist and getting a salesman trying to scam me. I was only offered one "add on" treatment that the hygienist only asked me about once and I declined. The dentist I saw wasvery down to earth and not doom and gloom at all (I have a LOT of work I need done). I feel glad to have chosen Cascada and hope the rest of my appointments go just as well as this one.
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Great!
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This office and the hygienists and doctors are amazing! The building is beautiful inside and all of the equipment looks new. I have some anxiety and the hygentist was great about it. She also gave me helpful information. I needed acavity fixed and the doctor was speedy, not a long process. I can't recommend this office more than enough!
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Service was excellent as always. Place is clean, staff is friendly and professional. Spa like qualities makes you feel really relaxed.
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Doctor was very friendly. I had a cleaning & consultation. Very satisfied with cleaning. I have an appt. for dental work. The office is modern, beautiful and relaxing. I plan to make an appointment for my son. I highly recommend this dental spa.
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Dr. Y's office is a gem in Washington Heights! The office is beautiful and clean, the receptionists that were there were nice and Dr. Y's bedside manner was great. The X-ray process was especially tortuous because the first nurse had ahard time getting the shots she needed so another had to come in and redo most of them. It was hard on my gums but she was apologetic.
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NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SAY THIS, BUT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO MY NEXT APPOINTMENT!! THEY WERE THAT GOOD!!
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Dr. Yaraghi-Josephs was wonderful. She had a really positive bedside manner and was extremely likable. I did feel as though (in general) there was an attempt to sell me a lot more than I came in for. Having come in fora yearly checkup, I was encouraged to also explore a lot of cosmetic improvements.
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All of the staff seemed highly competent and comfortable in their jobs. They treated me and my partner quickly, completely, and did so while fully answering any and all questions. They were able to explain things that previous providers hadeither not noticed or not cared to explain to us and made us feel like our care was truly important to the entire medical team. I am enthusiastic about the practice and would happily refer anyone to see them!
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The dentist was great, but the office was unorganized.
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Clean and beautiful location. Sweet doctor and her hygienist was fantastic.
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