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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Lena proudly offers cosmetic, general and family dentistry in New York. She received a Bachelor 's in Biochemistry and a Master's degree in Molecular Biology from Brandeis University, and completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the prestigious Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. She further went on to expand her education and perfect her skills at the Lutheran Medical Center Advanced Education for General Dentistry program. Dr. Lena adheres to the highest standards of her profession by perusing numerous continuing education courses and reading the most current research on advances in the field of dentistry. Dr. Lena is very gentle and caring. Her sensitive approach coupled with her expertise and skill in the field of dentistry, creates a relaxed atmosphere for her patients . She uses the best quality laboratories and materials to ensure the work she does for her patients will last them a life time.
Verified Patient Reviews
I had a 2:30 appointment for fillings and sat in the waiting room for an hour before being brought into an examination room and getting a shot of local anesthetic. I then sat in the dentist chest for another 45 minutes before finally being worked on. My appointment ended at 5pm!
The facilities were somewhat rundown. The dentist was nice and helpful, but I wasn't excited about the prospect of coming back again.
A REALLY long wait! good service once we were seen.
A great experience! I had no wait, and the friendly assistant got me started. When the tiny dentist started work, she explained everything as she was doing it, which is important to me. She was also clear and honest about my alternatives for a course of treatment. Definitely recommended!
Really really nice and professional staff.
Dr Sapozhnikoff was very nice and professional. I only waited about 5-10 minutes before being seen. Her office staff was also great. I will definitely be returning to this office in the future.
Very professional and efficient!
She's an OK dentist, but totally turned me off when she started talking about payment while I was still in the chair, mid-procedure.
Short wait, Lena and her entire staff are very personable every time I visit.
My visit was wonderful as always!
Decent appointment, she was thorough and knowledgeable. But the receptionist was out, and there was a lot of issues processing my payment, health insurance, etc. Hoping that's just an aberration.
Dr. Lena is very knowledgable, and has a kind and warm personality. However her appointments are stacked so she does seem rushed and the wait time can be long, especially on the weekends.
Dr. Lena is great! She is really approachable and smart and her receptionist and assistant so friendly. I just wish my childhood dentist was that thorough and gentle. I would have been going to the dentist every six months as I know I have to. Dr.Lena took the time to explain everything she was doing and go over xrays and photos with me so I know what I need to have done which is A LOT. I'm so glad I found her!
Quick, courteous, and friendly!
She's so kind and gentle. I think I've found my new dentist. Her 20 percent discount for new patients also helps A LOT.
first visit was ok, office a little busy so there were gaps between procedures so the visit took over an hour
She was very nice and honest
Dr. Sapozhnikoff is very nice and professional, she took her time examining my teeth and answered all my questions. At the end they even gave me a bag with teeth care supplies which was a very nice gesture.
Waited 40 minutes to be seen. For the follow-up, waited another 40 minutes only to have my appointment rescheduled. Then, it was rescheduled another time. No thanks.
She was ok. The wait time was too long. I got there 10 minutes before my appt and was seen an hour after my scheduled time. For just a cleaning it was excessive. She's convenient so I'll go back but not until I have to.
Very good dentist. Very thorough and very smart. Only thing is, you get there for a 9 AM appointment and you aren't seen till 9:45.
My friend recommended this office and I'm glad I went. Dr. Lena is a very nice and knowledgeable dentist. Very thorough. I'll definitely be back.
Was very pleased with the office atmosphere, and Dr. Lena's friendly nature. I felt very comfortable, which I find rare in dentists visits as they can be so unpleasant.
Lovely office and staff. I found Dr. Lena was very thorough, yet gentle. Highly recommend.
This is my second visit with Dr. Lena. I got a root canal done. Not my favorite thing to go through, but she gave me plenty of novocaine and talked me through the procedures, so I was really comfortable with what was going on. She even called at the end of the day to follow up and see how I was doing. I'm impressed with how attentive everyone was. Of note: go there on a weekday if you want to avoid a Saturday crowd and a long wait.
The place feels a little dingy and the assistant was awkward and didn't really explain what she was doing. But once talking about my dental needs to the Dr the service was satisfactory and very clear.
It was fine, but I didn't find the staff or doctor very warm or friendly.
Lena is a great dentist. This wasn't my first visit to her, she actually told me about ZocDoc. She gave me some badly need work. Two crowns and a partial crown. It was easy. Which was a total surprise to me. I don't really do too well with dentists, so I think I will be sticking with this one for a while. Thanks Lena!
I recently visited Dr. Lena a few times for cavities and a root canal. I had an excellent experience. I am a squeamish patient and the sensitive staff helped me feel relaxed. In general, the office has a calming and positive energy. Dr. Lena is warm and pleasant, yet all business. It was my first root canal and not nearly as harrowing an experience as I had been led to believe... more time-consuming than anything, though I think that was complicated by the fact that I apparently have freakishly long roots. By contrast, after the root canal Dr. Lena filled a cavity in about 4 seconds.
Overall experience was great!! Wait time was about 10/15 minutes before I was called in. Dr. Lena's assistant I would give 3 stars. She seemed to kind of just be going along with everything in a dull manner, took a bit longer doing everything she had to then I personally thought she had, and didn't help to make me feel comfortable. But when Dr. Lena came in she was very comforting...asked a few different times during the cleaning if I was ok, and nothing hurt. Explained before hand that I might feel some sensation. I def plan on going back, and would recommend to others. Maybe the assistant was just having a bad day.
It was great and I cant wait to go back she is an excellent doctor and I will go to her regularly
great dentist. very thorough.
Her assistant sort of lingered around the chair watching the TV and picking up tools and putting them back down absent-mindedly while I waited for over an hour. Had I known I was to wait so long, I would have at least brought a book! Then there was miscommunication about the work she would be doing on my teeth. It seems that she later charged my insurance as much as she could get from them and then some because when I called to complain about being overcharged, the charges just went away. Seems like a shady operation and the office looked the part.
She was very polite, gentle and informative.
She's a pure professional. She was both courteous and capable, while remaining clear about what she was going to do at all times. Her staff is both relaxed, yet professional. I would strongly recommend her to any and all of my friends!
I was terrified of dentist.But Dr.Lena and her staff made my visit really comfortable she went step by step with what she was doing.She is really professional and extremely sweet and i highly recommend her. The ambiance and and over all experience was great .
Dr. Lena Sapozhnikoff is absolutely lovely! I've had some unfortunate experiences with dentists in NYC, luckily Dr. Lena was able to fix their previous mistakes. My teeth look great! Dr. Lena is highly skilled, graceful and pleasant. The office staff was very professional and helpful. It was an overall great experience and I would highly recommend visiting Dr. Lena. She is definitely worth the trip if you live in the other boroughs.