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Dr. Michael Cafarella, DMD

Prosthodontist, Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Pain Specialist

New York, NY

About Dr. Michael Cafarella

Dr. Cafarella received his B.A. in Psychology from Boston College, and his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He then completed four more years of advanced training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, earning his certificate in Prosthodontics. He is currently Board Eligible. Dr. Michael Cafarella is a member of the ADA, the American College of Prosthodontics (ACP), the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) and the Northeast Gnathological Society (NGS). Dr. Cafarella’s primary passion is his love for the art and science of dentistry. However, his interests and training go beyond the dental office. Dr. Cafarella is a long time practitioner in various martial arts. He earned his second degree black belt in traditional Shotokan karate and was team captain and instructor during his college years. More recently, he has expanded his interest to the study of Judo and Aikido. Training in this manner has helped him develop an appreciation for the strong mind-body connection. Dr. Cafarella’s favorite idiom learned in martial arts training is tan ren, meaning “to forge” and “to polish”. This phrase literally refers to the traditional and meticulous sword making techniques of feudal Japan, but in practice, it elucidates the importance of hard work and repetition to develop skill. Dr. Cafarella acknowledges this challenge daily.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Prosthodontist
  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dental Pain Specialist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - Tufts University, Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Certificate in Prosthodontics

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1982837258

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
I had a complicated dental issue, a broken implant with the screw broken off inside it. Dr Cafarella not only mademe comfortable with what needed to be done, he did an astonishing job — winkled out the screw, removed the implant and put in a replacement, all in one visit. My general dentist was astonished. I’d never had to consult a Prosthodontist before — I recommend Dr Cafarella highly.
I had a complicated dental issue, a broken implant with the screw broken off inside it. Dr Cafarella not only made me comfortable with what needed to be done, he didan astonishing job — winkled out the screw, removed the implant and put in a replacement, all in one visit. My general dentist was astonished. I’d never had to consult a Prosthodontist before — I recommend Dr Cafarella highly.
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The best. Literally the kindest, most down to earth dentist ever. The office is immaculate and everyone is so professionaland nice.
The best. Literally the kindest, most down to earth dentist ever. The office is immaculate and everyone is so professional and nice.
Michelle A. · Less than 1 year ago

Dr. Michael Cafarella's office locations

Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry

185 E 85th Street

New York, NY 10028

Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry

17 Park Ave

New York, NY 10016

Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry

131 MacDougal Street

New York, NY 10012

Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry

130 E 18th Street, 1M

New York, NY 10003

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Clean facility and friendly staff. I was in and out within one hour.

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I had a complicated dental issue, a broken implant with the screw broken off inside it. Dr Cafarella not only made me comfortable with what needed to be done, he did an astonishing job — winkled out the screw, removed the implant and put in a replacement, all in one visit. My general dentist was astonished. I’d never had to consult a Prosthodontist before — I recommend Dr Cafarella highly.

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The best. Literally the kindest, most down to earth dentist ever. The office is immaculate and everyone is so professional and nice.

Less than 1 year ago
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It was a pleasure for a DR. to be so personable. Highly recommended.

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He was great, very kind and efficient.

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Very nice! Dr Cafarella was very friendly and the cleaning didn’t hurt at all (usually I am very sensitive). The office is up to date and I didn’t have to wait at all. All of the staff was friendly.

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Knowledgeable, Friendly. Clearly explained the process

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He's the best, hands down! Best cleaning ever and best care.

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Definitely one of the best healthcare experiences I’ve had. Great location in Gramercy, brand new office, short wait, and high quality of care. Dr Carafella didn’t push elective treatments etc but rather just seemed genuinely interested in making sure his patients are in good dental health. Appreciated him explaining things in an approachable way

More than 1 year ago
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Very skilled and knowledgeable! Really cares about his patients !!

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While I normally dread going to the dentist, Dr. Cafarella made the experience as comfortable as possible. His staff was all incredibly nice, and he took the time to walk me through everything step by step. He reviewed my X-rays with me, went over some of the things I could improve on, and performed my cleaning himself (it's his policy to do the first cleaning himself so he gets to know the patient). I made an appointment for my next cleaning before leaving, something I would generally try and get out of doing. I would 100% recommend him!!

More than 1 year ago
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I saw Dr. Cafarella for a second opinion bc I had gone to another dentist for routine consultation and was told that I would need a root canal performed in the next week. Dr. Cafarella took a look at my x rays and decided to fill the cavity rather than recommend a root canal, saving me time, money and pain! Thanks Dr. Cafarella!

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He is so great!! I hate going to the dentist but he made it easier- even offered to fix an issue I've had right off the bat- 10/10 would recommend to a friend.

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Dr. Cafarella is incredible. He is super gentle, thorough and such a nice guy! Coming from a family of Dentist's, I wasn't sure what to expect when seeing a non familial dentist for the first time in my life, but this was delightful. I'm weirdly looking forward to my next visit for fillings which is probabaly not something I ever thought I'd say! Highly reccomend.

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Meeting with Dr. Cafarella was an incredible experience. He's very personable but also clearly knows what he's doing. He gladly shares his knowledge and explains it in a way that is understandable and relatable for all. I've had horrible dentist experiences in the past, and all of my worries dissipated as soon as I walked into the clinic. Highly recommended.

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Dr. Cafarella is one of the best dentists in NYC, period. You're seen right away, he's super professional, works diligently, and he charges very fairly. It's so hard to find a dentist who's both trustworthy and highly skilled in NYC, and that's exactly what you'll get with Dr. Cafarella.

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Great service. Very personable hygienist / front desk staff / and Dr. Cafarella. Super easy visit. Very comfortable.

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Awesome visit, and the reviews were right. Michael was cool and had a lot to talk about even while he was cleaning my teeth, which was nice. It's good to have a distraction -- even better if the distraction is interesting conversation. Whole staff was professional.

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Very good professional relationship with Dr, Cafarella and all the Staff at Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry. Friendly, caring, concerned, qualified.

More than 1 year ago
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My visit with Dr. Michael Cafarella was awesome from beginning to end. I went in for a dental cleaning but a small cavity was discovered during the process. Dr. Cafarella was easy to speak to and thoroughly explained the process of drilling and filling the cavity. He even used my phone to take pictures so I could see the cavity (before being drilled, after being drilled and filled). He went above and beyond to make sure I had a great experience. I highly recommend him!

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Great Dr. Great Staff. Lots of recommendations on products and techniques for better health. Not pushy. Will follow up in 6months

More than 1 year ago
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He was professional, friendly, understanding of my dental needs, and a cool guy. I will continue to have him as my dentist. I just wish his receptionist were friendlier; she also seemed lazy, which brought my experience down a bit.

More than 1 year ago
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Everything was clearly and thoroughly explained and the result was as predicted.

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I only waited about 10 minutes (a welcome break from my day) and Could not have enjoyed my experience more. He's very dedicated to his profession and his expertise is clear as day when he works with you. Definitely a doctor that I will keep for years to come.

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Dr. Cafarella is great! He makes going to the dentist a lot nicer considering how much i dislike cleanings. He is very gentle and makes sure you are comfortable.

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He was wonderful. Very personable, very thorough, very rare!

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Excellent bedside manner. Billing specialist went above and beyond to answer all of my insurance queries with a smile. Everyone in the office did everything that they could to make me feel comfortable. Highly recommend!

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Dr. Cafarella offers fantastic and thorough service. He makes getting a teeth cleaning easy and painless.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Cafarella was great! He made sure I was comfortable and explained every step of the cleaning. Gentle and friendly!

More than 1 year ago
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Great experience ...will back again very soon

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Nice clean office. Really nice guy. Explained what exactly was going on with some pain in my tooth - recommended I have a cleaning that day and then come back for a refilling of a cavity. The office assistant was really great about figuring out insurance stuff for me and explaining exactly what was going on with that and how much I would have to pay. Medical bills are always such a pain, so that was really awesome. The dentist is never the most fun place to be, but I certainly give this place an A and intend to make him my regular dentist!

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He did dental work on me more than two years ago and I am STILL in pain. No other dentist can fix what he did to me. He is inexperienced and does not give much credence to what you say if you are a woman. He did not believe me when I said I was in pain and basically implied that I had to man up. He needs much more training to do the kinds of things he says he knows how to do. DON'T GO TO HIM!

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He was very kind, efficient, and thorough. I will be back!

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Wonderful experience... Excited that I found a great dentist in NYC!

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Dr. Cafarella, is without question the best dentist I've had. He's not only a leader his field but also takes extraordinary time and care with his patients.

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It had been several years since I had last been to the dentist. I was petrified. My anxiety in the waiting room was so bad i almost rescheduled my appointment. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful in explaining coverage and benefits of insurance. Dr. Cafarella was awesome. very patient with me and took a genuine interest in my well being. He explained everything that was happening and what i can do to improve my dental health. His manner was easy, comfortable and friendly, something I had never experienced from previous dentists. Dr Cafarella and the staff at Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry are now my regular dentist. Thank you Thank you Thank you.

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Great! Explained what he was looking for as he cleaned my teeth and went over my x-rays with me.

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The doctor and staff were very friendly and professional. Highly recommend him!

More than 1 year ago
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Excellent professional, always caring and considerate. A good choice for anyone.

More than 1 year ago
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Excellent. Best cleaning I've ever had. Good dental tips too.

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Michael was both fun and thorough, and the place was very professional and clean and had good equipment. The staff was all very nice and all in all I had as good a time there as I'd imagine possible.

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Everyone who works at the office is really nice. Easy iPad check-in for new patients. Michael explains things clearly and has great equipment. Will be seeing again!

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Very articulate and knowledgeable, and very conservative in his approach, unlike lots of other dentists I've had who say you need lots of work done

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Cafarella was extremely nice and very attentive, making my cleaning as painless but thorough as possible. I recommend!

More than 1 year ago
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Great, modern office, and a very enjoyable dentist experience.

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This office is so great! Dr. Cafarella has such a great, calm, confident demeanor and has responsible solutions to all issues brought to him. The office is very clean and staff very friendly. I highly recommend this practice.

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Dr. Cafarella not only is an expert in his craft, but brings to his dental practice compassion and a will to do everything to make his patients well.

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Dr Cafarella was great. The past few dentists I'd seen have been so quick to fill my teeth when a tiny cavity popped up, and pushed extra services like deep cleaning and replacing my existing fillings. Dr. Cafarella was much more willing to see if preventative solutions like extra flouride would work before filling cavities. Staff was friendly as well!

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My wife has been going here for years and kept telling me how great they are. Finally I relented and I'm really glad I did. This is the first dentist I've every had that I like going to see and feel I can relate to as a patient and a person.

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Dr. Cafarella is not only highly skilled, but also a caring professional who is dedicated to the well being of his patients.

More than 1 year ago
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