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Dr. Lawrence Kessler, DMD

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Brooklyn, NY

Doctor Kessler has been practicing in Williamsburg for the last 40 years. His state-of-the-art office specializes in conscious sedation, implants, root canals. He also has an oral surgeon and hygienists to accommodate any condition on staff. Dr. Kessler received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Cigna

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Dental Medicine

Awards and publications

  • The Dental Alumni Society Award of Merit, University of Pennsylvania
  • Board of Trustees University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Former Board Member of New York County Dental Society

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Polish
  • Yiddish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1710244942

Overall rating
4.7
Recent reviews
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Kessler for almost 6 years now. Lovely staff with quick wait times. Can’t recommend enough!Thanks for taking care of my teeth!!!
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Kessler for almost 6 years now. Lovely staff with quick wait times. Can’t recommend enough! Thanks for taking care of my teeth!!!
Joe G. · April 23, 2019
I pay $600/month for my health insurance as a self-employed person. He assumed that I was on Medicaid and literally screamedto the entire office about how I couldn’t get x-rays because my insurance wouldn’t cover one in particular and that I couldn’t afford to pay for one. I can’t imagine how I would feel if I was low income and that’s awful. Just awful. He rushed, didn’t give me the time of day, and ultimately said he couldn’t help me and sent me to a specialist BUTA DIDN’T EVEN RECOMMEND ONE? I was left completely in the dark.
I pay $600/month for my health insurance as a self-employed person. He assumed that I was on Medicaid and literally screamed to the entire office about how I couldn’t get x-raysbecause my insurance wouldn’t cover one in particular and that I couldn’t afford to pay for one. I can’t imagine how I would feel if I was low income and that’s awful. Just awful. He rushed, didn’t give me the time of day, and ultimately said he couldn’t help me and sent me to a specialist BUTA DIDN’T EVEN RECOMMEND ONE? I was left completely in the dark.
Nyla C. · December 19, 2018

Dr. Lawrence Kessler's office location

Lawrence Kessler, D.M.D, P.C.

183 N 6th St

Brooklyn, NY 11211

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The wait was long, but Dr. Kessler and Dr. Small were both lovely.

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I’ve been a patient of Dr. Kessler for almost 6 years now. Lovely staff with quick wait times. Can’t recommend enough! Thanks for taking care of my teeth!!!

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Friendly staff, thorough dental work, and friendly bedside manner.

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Great! Highly recommend

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Fixed me right up

Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent!

Less than 1 year ago
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Amazing like always!!

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A really great dental office. Always a great experience.

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I pay $600/month for my health insurance as a self-employed person. He assumed that I was on Medicaid and literally screamed to the entire office about how I couldn’t get x-rays because my insurance wouldn’t cover one in particular and that I couldn’t afford to pay for one. I can’t imagine how I would feel if I was low income and that’s awful. Just awful. He rushed, didn’t give me the time of day, and ultimately said he couldn’t help me and sent me to a specialist BUTA DIDN’T EVEN RECOMMEND ONE? I was left completely in the dark.

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Diane Kessler - I had a great experience. The dental hygienist was exceptional! She was very thorough & explained all the procedures. I would recommend the office to all my friends & family!

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All medical and reception staff very friendly. It took about 45 minutes for my name to be called, but once it was, the cleaning/exam was very efficient. This was my first appointment with Dr. Kessler, and I plan to return!

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Went on a Saturday morning. 0 wait time, great bedside manner, quick & thorough. Will absolutely be going back.

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Dr Kessler and staff are the best! i’m always treated on time and quickly! Can’t say enough good things!

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Trustworthy, experienced and very kind.

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I have been to Dr. Kessler before, he is very kind with his patients. Only problem is parking is horrible. But I won't leave my Dentist.

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I was extremely nervous because I had not seen a dentist or had dental insurance about 7 years. They could not have made the experience more comfortable and FUN! I got a great thorough cleaning and a recommendation to an orthodontist. I was in and out in a flash. Highly recommend!

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I love DrKessler he makes everything all better

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Dr Kessler was very nice and realistic and optimistic. A true dentist legend. But I did have to wait 30 mins for my appt.

More than 1 year ago
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nice professional office

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I’ve been a patient for over 4 years and Dr Kessler and staff are amazing! Very friendly and helpful. Thank you!

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Poor bedside manners. Always telling me I need a new crown on different teeth and that my insurance doesnt cover it. I've since switched to an honest dentist who tells me what I need out of medical necessity not to line his pockets.

More than 1 year ago
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It went very well I just need checkup and cleaning and I was done discussed getting new crowns as my current ones are very old to improve my look did not try to sell me on them, said if I was comfortable and still happy with my current ones to leave them,but the truth is I was thinking about it before ever seeing the dentist today, I asked for so a pamphlet on them and said I would look it over and discuss it at the next visit. I really liked him and his staff

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First of all, I? waited an hour past my appointment, then when I? got sat, I? waited another 10 minutes. When the doctor got to me, he roughly grabbed my cheek jammed a needle in my mouth without alerting me-to which I? arched my back and yelled in pain. I? asked him to please be gentle with me, at which point he began speaking to me in a condescending tone, as if I? was a child. The entire root canal was uncomfortable, as he was not gentle with me, and he spoke to me in a manner in which he thought was cute and sensitive to my needs, but it was rude and condescending; I? felt as if I? was being treated as an unintelligent child. I? went back for a follow up, and waited 45 more minutes before being told I? had another 20 to wait. I’d say time management and overbooking is a problem for them. The most amusing part of this is how the doctor kept complimenting himself in the third person. He seemed VERY proud of himself. If you have a full day to kill, and don’t have a sensitive mouth, go for it. Otherwise, I’d keep looking.

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Highly recommended. Very friendly and professional service. Will go back.

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This team is amazing and almost makes me want to go to the dentist! Very complimentary of your teeth and eager to help. So nice! Go here!!

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i left after becoming with the long wait- 40 minutes. the last two times i've been here i experienced very long waits.

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Dr.Kessler is amazing. Very friendly and concerned about your comfort and satisfaction. Makes the dentist a good experience!

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Very pleasant office and staff. Dr. Kessler has a wonderful personality, is very knowledgeable, and has a great bedside manner.

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Dr. Kessler was warm, friendly and very gentle with my aching tooth. He took care of my root canal in the most painless dental visit I've ever had! I would highly recommend him and plan on making him my regular dentist.

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The office is great! Fast and efficient. Everyone was very nice and helpful.

More than 1 year ago
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The staff and Dr. Lawrence were friendly and professional.

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Nice office, friendly staff with quick attention. Dr. L., was great in explaining what she was going to do and answering questions. That I'm grateful for. I've learned Dr.'s vary greatly and not all have a good demeanor. Thank you.

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I have been with Dr. Kessler for a few year's now and I will never change them. The staff and all of the dentists are extremely professional and just overall wonderful. I used to be petrified of the dentist, but Dr. Kessler and his staff have forever changed that and I look forward to going to the dentist now. Keep up the great work! :)

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Professionalism at it's BEST !!

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Great bedside manner but I felt my dental cleaning was a bit short and not fully comprehensive.

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Dr Kessler was wonderful. i haven't been to the dentist in several years and had some anxiety about going. He was very kind, did x-rays and an exam and fit me in for a cleaning. I came home and booked an appt for my husband as well.

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great experience

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had crown made and installed, fit is terrific, pain ended

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Had a great visit at Dr. Kessler's office - the staff were all welcoming and friendly & I did not have to wait to be seen.

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Dr. Kessler is wonderful and tremendously personable!! His staff is nice and accommodating to say the least!

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Very comfortable and professional office. The doctor and his staff are knowledgable, friendly and professional. I had almost no wait time. I would use Dr. Kessler again and have/would recommend him to others.

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The doctor was very nice, yes, but the facility did not meet my expectations and I'm surprised it has a 4.5 star rating. The waiting room was cramped (no empty seats at all) and I had to wait a long time. After briefly being seen by a nice woman, she brought me back to the waiting room a second time to wait to see the doctor. There was a girl sitting in the waiting room who had just had what appeared to be the removal of her wisdom teeth. She appeared to be in great pain and she waited a long time, too. That seemed very unprofessional to me - she should have been prioritized instead of left to sit there in pain. All of the equipment and furniture seemed ancient. The computer kept crashing and the stuffing was coming out of the chairs. It's an extremely tiny office with not much in the way of privacy. They should book fewer patients to reduce the wait time and give their patients more attention. I'm not sure where their money is going but it needs to go towards buying some new furniture and equipment. So overall, I recommend the doctor, but not the establishment as a whole.

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Great

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very very satisfied! quick and efficient work. highly reccomend him. eva s.

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Very polite, friendly, old-fashioned kind of guy. Felt like he has a good grasp of what's actually important and won't recommend unnecessary procedures. The office is a bit chaotic, but amid all of that, he took 5 minutes up front just to get to know me.

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Great people at this office. Highly recommended.

More than 1 year ago
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Good other than the office layout which is not very private.

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The weather

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Very easy to talk to and did a better job on the same tooth as my previous dentist.

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Always great to visit Dr Kessler and his team. They are all awesome!

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