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Dr. Fishkin provides the utmost quality care with her expertise, attending to every patients’ needs and concerns with the skill, dedication, and enthusiasm that makes her such a trusted professional in the field. Gentle Family Dentistry excels in the latest and best techniques of cosmetic and general practices and is always thrilled to welcome new patients.
Verified Patient Reviews
All the team was excellent! Very informative and kind. And I didn't have to wait. The Dr explained everything in details and the higyene was thorough and painless. I will keep coming here
They are the Best! The staff is great and Dr. Fishkin is super. They are all very informative, knowledgeable, and gentle in the work they perform.
Dr Fishkin is our family dentist for a reason: she is THE BEST. I came this time for a cleaning but intense pain in what seemed like the front of my tooth. She fixed everything beautifully and she saved my tooth from a root canal, which I'm sure a different dentist wouldn't bother to do. I actually look forward to see the dentist now! Now THAT'S something!
It was absolutely lovely! Really professional and informative. Received great treatment. I was very nervous to receive a lot of pain but the tears stayed inside! ??
Everyone at Dr. Fishkin's office was extremely friendly and caring. Dr. Fishkin acted very professionally and yet maintained an empathetic and personal approach, which helped me relax and not worry too much while she was doing her work. She was very gentle in handling my teeth and made me feel safe. I will definitely be coming back.
She did the cleaning herself, not a hygienist. Very professional and a great general dentist
Amazing service and very professional. Glad I visited.
She was very personable and direct. I took confidence in both her assessment and treatment of my dental infirmities... I am scheduled to see her for a follow-up, and am confident she will resolve my remaining issues and restore my smile!
Nurses were very up front about everything: policies, payment, privacy. Dr Fishkin is fast and thorough. I overheard the staff speaking several languages if you need that kind of thing.
Great staff, short wait time.
Dr Fishkin is the most knowledgeable dentist I've ever met! And her aesthetic work is truly impeccable. I had an embarrassing front tooth darkening that she fixed so well, I can't even believe I have a filling. And zero pain. She then found a few other fillings in tricky places and gave me the most through cleaning of my life. I'm definitely recommending this dentist to everyone I know.
She was wonderful, very friendly and had a very comfortable demeanor. I had a hard financial experience on the day I went, and she made me much more relaxed by offering understanding and flexibility.
I felt like impotant decisions about my healthcare were being made without my explicit consent and without those decisions being fully explained to me.
Super nice and immediately filled my cavities
Dr. Fishkin and her staff are excellent. I feel comfortable and confident being in their care. Thanks so much!
From the receptionist to the assistant and the dentist absolutely GREAT service and extremely professional! The Dentist was very helpful and calm which she explained the issues and solutions very clearly. I barely waited at all it was very quick in and out. I would highly recommend her again to anyone
I had not seen a dentist in over a year and I must confess my visit was fantastic! Dr. Margarita was amazing!
WORST DENTIST OF ALL TIME. WILL CHARGE YOU FOR NOTHING AND DOES NOT CLEAN WITH SENSITIVITY. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER. I HIGHLY DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS DENTIST.
She was very patient with me, I was very scared (crying and all) she took her time and explained what she was going to do and when she used a new instrument she explained how it would sound/feel. Front desk and assistant very nice and helpful as well!
She is very gentle in her workmanship, and very cognizant of your comfort. She has again done considerable necessary work on my teeth, and I have left her office feeling no pain after the Novocain has long since worn off. I highly recommend her skills.
She was a good mix of pleasant courtesy, and professionalism... she got down to business in a straightforward manner, and treated me with great care. I felt no pain during, nor after my visit... a good experience that will be repeated soon!
She was a good D.r
I have a fear of the dentist and Dr.Fishkin is very understanding and gentle with me, I will continue to come back!
Really good experience, it's been years since I've been to a dentist and the whole staff are informative, understanding and great manner. Did an excellent job and explained all follow up and insurance options based on my plan, very pro-active communications.
I had my annual dental cleaning and my gums stopped bleeding after the visit with Margarita. She also has given home treatment to help with gingivitis.
She has good hands. I had to do fillings and I didnt feel a thing.
I didn't have to wait long. The place was clean. The doctor spoke to me in an informative way, allowing me to see the inside of my mouth on the screen. I'd like to keep going there.
Great professional. Clean and good job.
I went in for a general check-up as a first-time patient after not going to the dentist for a good long while and it went about as well as I could have hoped for - the cleaning and x-rays were a bit uncomfortable and it turned out that I needed a filling, but everything was quick, the filling was pretty much painless, and the whole visit took 90 minutes and I was in the chair for less than an hour. They were very conscientious about making sure I knew what my insurance covered and what I would need to pay out of pocket. I went ahead and planned another appt with them for the spring.
Extremely unsatisfied with the work i have received from Dr. Fishkin. The dental work was extremely sloppy and required additional revision by another dentist who had to redo all of the work. Her demeanor is extremely cold, she seemed frazzled and overworked with every follow up visit.
just didnt feel comfortable. very rough...not very professional...she was on the phone while we were in progress. she did the most basic clean up as possible. she didnt put enough effort where u wanted to visit her again. she just didnt feel like a happy dentist. personality is everything when someone is in your mouth and causing discomfort for a period of time.
This was my first visit at this practice. The front desk staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The dentist - Dr Fishkin was equally as friendly and detailed. After a thorough examination, she went over my treatment plan! Before leaving the front desk walked me through my next steps. A dentist visit is never enjoyable, but this was by far one of my best!
She seems to be a great salesperson, but what I really need is a dentist.
To begin with, the staff in the front office was excellent. They went through the paperwork very smoothly and explained aspects of the insurance that I was not familiar with as I am a first time user of dental health insurance. Following this an assistant took multiple xrays of my teeth and gums, which was went without any inconvenience to me. Finally Dr Margarita was just fantastic. She explained the process to me in good detail and was exceptionally kind and polite in her manner. She is an absolute professional and filled in my cavities with no discomfort experienced by me at all. I felt the process was pain free, professional with a healthy dose of patient care, almost motherly care. I highly recommend her for my family and friends for sure and that is the best compliment I can give to her and her staff.
Very thorough cleaning.
I was recommended to Dr. Fishkin through a friend who had a few more complicated dental issues than I do, and he spoke the world of Dr. Fishkin's work. I don't get to the dentist as often as I should, nor do I floss with the recommended frequency, but she was gentle and nonjudgmental despite the high task my teeth and gums had set for her. She was very thorough and time efficient, and explained everything she was doing as it was done. And I've since kept up flossing just because I wanted to sustain that post-appointment clean feeling! I would definitely recommend Dr. Fishkin to anyone in the NY area.
I came to the doctor because I had pain. She assessed me very thoroughly, treated me and made me aware of everything she did at every step. She was really wonderful and knows not only what she is doing but how to handle patients. I'm very happy with my experience and will be coming back for regular visits. Excellent staff as well! Thank you.
The hygienist,was excellent,very friendly and efficient, the receptionist was also helpful and courteous, but the dentist was absolutely rude, arrogant, and condescendingl I brought my son with me, and he was so upset over her horrible attitude, that he will not return until I find another dentist. She should retire and move to a secluded treehouse.
Great visit. Very friendly and helpful dentist. Dr. Fishkin was patient and showed me everything that was good/bad with my teeth. She was also gentle on my teeth and pain free. Thanks!
Very thorough, took her time to give detailed cleaning. I am very happy.
Overall good experience!
She was very professional, and very detailed orientated. She made you understand the process of everything that was going on during the visit. Very good dentist
Between reception and Dr. Fishkin, there are absolutely no complaints... I am glad I made the switch to keep her as my regular dentist.
Very professional and thorough. I feel like I'm in good hands.
My gums were in bad shape and I was nervous about getting a checkup, but Dr. Fishkin patiently talked to me through it in her gentle Russian accent. Even though I freaked out a little, she was kind and kept telling I was "doing great. Excellent." It was over before I knew it.
She was great. She guided me through the process by explaining everything. But most of all she took care of my pain right away.
Very professional and honest doctor. She is gentle with the needle.
Dr. Fishkin and her assistant were very nice, professional and very gentle which means a lot to me.
Dr. Fishkin was very friendly and knowledgeable. She did my cleaning thoroughly in a timely manner with minimum discomfort. She was also patient and willing to answer my questions.
She was very polite. She explained every procedure before starting. Her staff members were very helpful as well
She's as gentle as her practice's name suggests, and proud of the work that she does. A true artist!
She did a good job showing and ezplaining me what was going on but I felt that she was rather rough. I also had to wait quite a long time.
Dr Fishkin is a very thoughtful dentist. She is big on educating her patients which was a big plus for me since i am a RN and educator. She carefullu explained every process and i really appreciated that. She will be be my dentist and believe it or not i am looking forward to going to the dentist !
Gentle and friendly/helpful staff
She did not say much. It was a very brief appointment in a darkly lit office. Efficient. Probably sufficient cleaning.
Dr. Fishkin was very professional as was her staff. She made sure I was comfortable at all times and the cleaning and filling of my cavity had a minimal amount of discomfort.
great dentist had great experience
She was very nice made me feel very comfortable they are a little bit expensive but did a great job
Dr. Fishkin was rough and not gentle at all. My last dentist did his best to calm me when he had to apply pressure and read my facial expressions and body language to know I was in pain and tried his best to cause the least amount of discomfort. This dentist was rough from the beginning and despite all the blood I was spitting - she continued to be harsh! I rather pay out of pocket to a good dentist that won't leave me in so much pain as Dr. Fishkin did. I won't ever return to her.
To begin with, the doctor's hand was not gentle. Also, she was reluctant to answer my questions about the procedure, giving me the impression that she was in a hurry to finish. Her attitude was one of forced diplomacy. I went to her to get a few cavities filled and ended up with the spaces between my teeth blackened. She never explained the reason for this. Later another dentist let me know that this was because of the special mouth wash that she prescribed for me. I have always taken good care of my teeth. As a child I always enjoyed my visits to the dentist. I was never afraid of the dentist. You might say I am a "dentist person". I have had a root canal and both of my front teeth were broken; I know about dental intervention and can say without a doubt that my visit to this dentist was the worse time I have ever had with a dentist.
I had an excellent experience here, especially since I haven't been to a dentist in a while. It was pleasing to have a dentist make you feel comfortable even though I was a little nervous.
Dr. Fishkin was amazing. I had not been to a dentist in a few years but she made me feel right at home. Just in the time I was there, I learned more about my teeth than I had ever known. The staff is truly the best. They are very sweet and caring. I never felt rushed. Dr. Fishkin explained everything that she was doing, saying, and even explained what she was looking at. I would recommend her 100%. Thanks to ZOCDOC, I found an amazing dentist, Dr. Margarita Fishkin.
Very quick, but thorough visit. Staff was very attentive and friendly.
Results after 1st visit.
Good dentist. Keep me updated in what she was working on.
Dr. Fishkin is excellent, gentle, and very understanding. Im a bit of a "dental phobe" and hadn't seen a dentist in a couple years. Dr Fishkin took care of all of my concerns and I will be seeing her regularly as she really made me feel comfortable.
Dr. Fishkin was kind, respectful, through and prompt. She gave me great dental advice and answered all of my questions in a knowledgeable and non-condescending manner. I will definitely be returning and highly recommend her to anyone who lives or works in the area.
Dr. Fishkin was a breath of fresh air. Not only is she highly skilled but it is her warm personality that radiates and really makes you feel very calm in her very capable hands. She is the best dentist I have ever had in New York. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants a highly skilled compassionate dentist. I look forward to my visits with her knowing that she will take care of me and my teeth.
Dr. Fishkin was quite good, good manner, explained all my options and was efficient. Her staff was lovely, helpful, courteous and professional. I was pleased with this practice and would recommend it.