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Dr. Maria Sokolina, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

Dr.Sokolina graduated from NYU Dental School in 1998 with the Periodontics Honor Award. She got her postgraduate training in one of the best General practice residency program in Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Sokolina successfully completed 2 year orthodontics program at United States Dental Institute. She published an article in the World Journal of Orthodontics in 2002.Dr.Sokolina presented a lecture “Treatment techniques in pediatric dentistry” at the Dental convention in Atlantic City in 2001. She completed a mini-residency implant program in 2003 and successfully placed and restored hundreds of implants. Dr.Sokolina strives to constantly increase the level of her knowledge in the constantly expanding field of dentistry. She completed hundreds of hours of continuing education including Dawson Academy, TUFTs University for Sleep Apnea courses. It is the goal of Dr.Sokolina and everyone in her office to continue to be on the cutting edge of every new development in dentistry that could make procedures less discomfort and further improve quality of life of her patients. Dr. Sokolina who was chosen as New Jersey Top Dentist of 2013 by New Jersey Topdocs and Healthy Living. In addition to being an outstanding dentist, Dr. Sokolina has been active in promoting oral health care in the community by giving lectures in schools and day care facilities about the importance of oral disease prevention, hygiene and nutrition. Every year Dr Sokolina and our office participate in various local events that are aimed at giving back to the community such as the annual Halloween candy buy-bank program, Operation Gratitude and various health and sporting events that raise money for local causes. Dr.Sokolina holds teaching position at the Mountside Hospital Medical Center. Dr.Sokolina is a member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association and Bear Brook Study club. Dr.Sokolina is preparing for exam to get Diplomat status of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine(ABDS). Dr.Sokolina is passionate in her treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with Oral Appliance Therapy. Dr.Sokolina is devoted to the well-being of her patients and communication with her referring members of the me

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • AlwaysCare
  • Ameritas

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - New York University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency in General Practice

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Awards and publications

  • New Jersey Top Dentist of 2013 by New Jersey Topdocs and Healthy Living
  • Air-Rotor Stripping Technique for Treatment of Class III Malocclusion, World Journal of Orthodontics Fall 2002 Volume 3 , Issue 3
  • United States Dental Institute, Orthodontics

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1508967050

Office locations

Harmony Dental Arts

1066 Clifton Ave

Clifton, NJ 07013

Harmony Dental Arts

315 West 57th Street, Suite 209

New York, NY 10019

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Was not happy with todays experience. The appointment was for 10:15 am confirmed by zoc doc but when I arrived they stated they did not have an opening available because zoc doc’s opening does not align with their schedule. After awhile they changed my appointment for 11:30 am bt when i arrived they had me waiting for an hour until i was seen. Very disappointed
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The visit was wonderful and quick. Same day, no problem.
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My appointment was great. Dr Sokolina was very pleasant and took the time to introduce herself. My hygenist Eugene had a great bedside manner and did a wonderful job. I'll be going back!
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The front desk receptionist was so friendly and informative. Everyone in the staff was very pleasant and efficient.
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They are patient and kind. They take time to explain what they are doing and to make sure I am comfortable. Best dentist office I've been to!
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This was my first visit here. I was nervous for no reason at all. The doctor and staff are all very nice and put me at ease. Very thorough and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
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He's nice enough but wouldn't go back. They are kind of pushy.
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This my appointment with Dr Sokolina was impressed. The office was clean, they got me in right away, and Dr Sokolina is just a stand up guy. Since this was just a cleaning, she took her time cleaning my teeth anddid a really great job. When I asked questions, she clearly explained why it happens, what the risk was, and how I can improve. She was also very personable and super friendly. Best service I've received from any dental office.
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I am patient of Harmony Dental for several years, and I am always impressed with professional approach. No waiting time. Very clear with financial arrangements. But most important for me - attention to my fear of dental office. I feel very comfortable there. Always listen to my concerns. Highly recommend!
More than 1 year ago
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Always a good experience, Patient here for about 2 years now. There is rarely a wait to get in room and staff is very attentive and accommodating. Best dentist/orthodontist ever used and plan on sticking with them. : )
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I have many good things to say about Dr. Sokolina and her staff "They are very professional courteous and amiable. The best of it THEY ARE NOT GREEDY about money, that's why, make them successful. They treat you like a HUMANBEING. In this age of time when most doctor's offices are trying to get as much from your pocket regarding of the Oath they take when they become doctors this is one of the rare places where they care more about you than the bill. Yet they need it to survive. I give them 5 Stars because I believe they are perfect, and striving for perfection. Like I said to THEM on day "You are the best." GOD bless you. Take my word for if, go for your own experience.
More than 1 year ago
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I was happy that I choose Dr. Sokolina as my dentist. She was very professional and attentive. She takes time to discuss the diagnosis and the next steps. It's was easy to make an appointment, No wait time, greeted by friendlystaff and easy schedule for appropriate follow-up. Very satisfied with my choice. Thank you Dr. Sokolina.
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I absolutely do not trust this dentist office. I always have to call multiple times in advance to confirm everything because they never call back. They also bill you for additional services that were never confirmed. They performed professionalservices not authorized by the patient. They do not check anything with your insurance until after the fact. I had to personally call multiple times for quotes prior to my appointment, and was given false information from the office. Only after my appointment did they call me with a bill twice as high as what they quoted me prior to the appointment - the receptionist called two weeks after and said she finally checked with my insurance (which is in-network) and the additional services were not covered. She stated they still need payment because the service was already performed. They were promoting the sale of services, goods, appliances, or drugs in a manner that exploits the patient. This office is a scam and untrustworthy.
More than 1 year ago
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Maria herself is nice, straightforward, and explains every issue thoroughly and clearly. However I cannot tolerate how unprofessional her staff is. I called the receptionist to also schedule an impression for a night guard. She could notconfirm if they could add it on the to my existing appointment and said she would call back. She never called back. I had also asked for an estimated price - she said my insurance will cover 80% or 50% - so at most I will pay 50% - but she said she'd call back and confirm. Never received a return call. So, I called again a week before the appointment - again with no answers. At the end of my appointment the receptionist asked me to wait while she called my insurance as she could not figure out the final fee - which I had called about twice prior to the appointment. I eventually just left because I was late getting back to my office. As it turns out, this is not covered by my insurance at all. So I have to pay full price (several hundred dollars) after being told I would pay at most 50%. What bothered me most was that the receptionist asked me several times if she could schedule my next cleaning. I said NO 3 times. I made it very clear I do not want to schedule an appointment. As soon as I get back to work, I get a text confirmation for that exact appointment I said NO to. She scheduled it WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. I found this so unprofessional and inappropriate. I will not be coming back.
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The service was excellent. They were very professional, and made me feel very welcome. They were thorough with their exams and provided very helpful information. Highly recommended.
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Extremely thorough, professional and friendly office!
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I am overall not happy of explanation of deep cleaning. I wouldn't recommend.
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Great visit to the dentist! They were attentive, sweet, and explained everything. The dentist has never been such a pleasant experience!
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Love Dr. Sokolina! She is fast, efficient, and super nice.
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The staff is very professional and friendly. There was no waiting time at all and the doctor was excellent!!!
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We just love Dr. Sokolina and her entire staff!
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Very fast, gentle and explains everything completely. We love Dr. Sokolina and her entire staff.
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The doctor made me feel very welcomed!
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It's okay. Not so easy to make appointments and I waited over an hour to be seen. The quote Dr. Sokolina was much higher then another orthodontist I saw using zocdoc.
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Fantastic!
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Dr. Sokolina was great! Very knowledgable in her field and sweet. I recommend her :)
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Great visit, very thorough examination by both Dr Sokolina and Dr Hadi (not sure if that name is correct!) All staff very friendly
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The doctor provided a very thorough consulation. She's a kind and lovely person and gave us a detailed explanation of what services she would be able to provide. It was an excellent experience and I would recommend her highly.
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I had to wait almost an hour to see Dr. Sokolina. I understand today was her first day back after being away for 2 weeks so maybe they shouldn't have booked so many appointments for the day. My appointment kept gettinginterrupted by other people, but she did apologize and try to answer all of my questions fully.
More than 1 year ago
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My initial visit to Dr.Sokolina was accidental, since I thought she was on the east side of the city. I just moved from Syracuse and needed a dentist with competencies in sleep apnea and periodontal disease. I was going to cancel,but after reviewing her qualifications and training, I thought I would go ahead. I'm very glad I did. She is wonderful. Intelligent, competent, and well organized. I look forward to an extended relation with her.
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My husband and I both had first time appointments and it was a great experience. Wonderful care and service.
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Everyone was nice, and they seemed knowledgeable. I would recommend them!
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Dr. Sokolina and her staff were highly professional. I had no wait before beiing seen for my initial visit. The office was organized and spotless. Dr. Sokolina examined me and suggested a treatment plan for my teeth cleanings and for a sleep apnea condition.
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As pleasant and efficient as a trip to the dentist could be. On top of a very brief wait time, I was also treated to professionalism, compassion, and care with Dr. Sokolina, and her assistant. While my visit was rife withunpleasantries (root canals...), Dr. Sokolina was engaging and understanding, kind and informative. The procedure was only mildly uncomfortable, never painful, and quite quick. I was really pleased with the atmosphere, the behavior, and the treatment I received.
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Dr. Sokolina is wonderful! I had a wire break (from a previous orthodontist) and she fixed it easily! She is super sweet and professional.
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On my first visit i found her to be Very sweet, gentle and honest.
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Dr. Sokolina is wonderful. She is so caring and always asks how you are doing. She wants to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible. Love her.
More than 1 year ago
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Harmony Dental Arts is my favorite dental office during almost 10 years.They provided comprehensive treatment for my teeth (cleaning, crowns, etc) and I was always satisfied. All staff is very friendly and professional. I recommended office to my friends
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Very personable and at pains to explain all aspects of what she was doing. Also she had a gentle way about her - especially when cleaning!
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