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Dr. Michael Ruzhansky, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

Dr. Michael Ruzhansky has been in private practice, providing high quality dental care since 1994. He sees patients for regular dental reasons, as well as for wisdom teeth problems, dentures, invisalign consultations and teeth whitening. He attended New York and Columbia University. Dr. Ruzhansky speaks four languages:English, Russian, Polish and Ukrainian.

In-network insurances

  • AIG
  • Advantica
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - New York University, Doctor of Dental Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Ukrainian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1902942170

Office locations

Dr. Michael Ruzhansky

124 East 40th Street, 302

New York, NY 10016

Dr. Michael Ruzhansky

420 Palisades Avenue

Yonkers, NY 10703

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I’ve had two appointments with Dr. Ruzhansky and they both exceeded my expectations! No wait time at either appointment. Super convenient location, warm atmosphere, outstanding care and bedside manor! They were also very helpful when I hadquestions about my insurance coverage. I highly recommend anyone looking for a dentist in the Manhattan area to try Dr. Ruzhansky.
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Very professional, one of the best I’ve ever met! Did amazing job and explained all steps!
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The doctor was a little aggressive than what I’m used to when receiving my dental treatments. He and his staff were professional nonetheless.
Less than 6 months ago
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Michael is one of the best dentists in NYC and I have been going to him for about two years. If you want someone quick, skilled, careful, and who will work with you, this is your guy!
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Dr. Ruzhansky was very understanding when I told him I had sensitive gums. He was gentle in cleaning, and filled my cavity with ease. The appointment was a pleasure and I will definitely be coming back if I have any future dental issues! Thank you!
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Awesome dentist. Tells you step by step what’s wrong with your teeth and guides you through the measures you would have to take to fix it. Very personable and overall one of the best dentist I’ve met!
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Fast, reliable and knows what he is doing. He is the only dentist I trust!
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Doctor was rough in his treatment. Also, the office seems a bit outdated in terms of the way tools are kept. Making appointments over the phone is difficult. Hard to understand what receptionist is saying. I met with Dr. Michael butinsurance claims show Dr. Galina. Can't tell if they're the same person...
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Dr. Ruzhansky is extremely knowledgeable and honestly the kindest, a true expert, and can always explain complicated concepts in easy to grasp terms. He is also very caring person who has desire to listen and address your concerns. Unlike manydoctors I've seen before, Dr. Ruzhansky takes his time with you and really listens to what you have to say. He was the only one to give correct diagnosis and suggest treatment to me when all other specialists failed. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him at any moment!
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The doctor was very professional. He listened to my problems and explained to me in details about the diagnosis and treatment. He was friendly and patient with me. I will definitely come back if I have any other dental problems.
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Terrible appointment! They refused to accept zocdoc checkin because "insurance companies prefer to have them filled out in handwriting". They rushed through X-rays and my cleaning. I walked out with almost the same amount of plaque as I wentin with. Doctor was clearly in a rush. When I pointed out the plaque I saw in the mirror - he argued that it was not plaque. After a lot of back and forth, he agreed to remove the plaque that he originally argued was not plaque. At the end of the visit they claimed that zocdoc was overbooking and that they had 3 people scheduled at the same time as me (probably explains the rush). Not sure who is wrong here, but I am not happy about having to go pay another dentist out of pocket because I just wasted my insurance's 6 month cleaning.
More than 1 year ago
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Best dentist vist, ever.
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It was comforting to know that he takes his job serious and that he cares for his patients......I would definitely make him my primary doctor for dental. Truley a good dental doctor
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Dr Ruzhansky is terrific - fantastic bedside manner, experienced zero pain. He spent a great deal of time with me, explaining everything I needed to know. Dr Ruzhansky and his wife (also a dentist) have the type of practice that makesyou feel valued, never rushed. The type that greets you by name when you walk in. A lovely oasis, with a family practice feel, in the heart of NYC.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor and the receptionist both are very sweet. The doctor had excellent bedside manners, and he was very sensitive and gentle while administering the treatment. I always dread going to the dentist, but this time, I did not even feelthe drilling procedure or the anaesthetic needle that came before it. I highly recommend him.
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More than 1 year ago
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I came to this office by the recommendation of a friend and was not disappointed! The environment was very friendly and I felt comfortable in the office; I had to get a root canal, and was nervous about pain, but thedoctor made me feel relaxed and the procedure was painless. Overall, my appointment was quick and easy, and I highly recommend this dentist to anyone and everyone seeking dental work.
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Dr. Ruzhansky and his wife were a joy! They were both experienced, knowledgeable and very friendly. The entire experience was amazing, considering how much I usually hate dentist appointments :)
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Dr. Ruzhansky was amazing. He took time to explain everything to me and his sweet wife went through all of the payments/insurance information. He's really smart and thorough and even though I was really nervous, he made my root canal painlessand efficient. The actual office is pretty outdated but the quality of care means I will be returning here for every dental need moving forward!
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Amazing service and great communication about what was required for my issues. I highly recommend this dentist. I'm definitely coming back to him specifically. Made me feel like I could trust him from the moment I sat down and he wasvery attentive to my reactions during the procedure to minimize my discomfort. Extremely good job.
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They charged me a very high co-pay which was not the standard for my insurance.The whole exam felt very rushed. He focused almost entirely on how much he could charge me for services based on my insurance. The cleaning was rushedand not very thorough. Definitely would not recommend. I miss my old Dentist!
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Another great visit - painless and the Doctor communicated with me the whole time about what he was doing. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Ruzhansky is an excellent dentist - wonderful bedside manner, and a really great cleaning. I will definitely return for all of my future cleanings!
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Pleasant office and doctor was great!
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I've being going to Dr. Ruzhansky for over 5 years. He is an excellent dentist. He is very throughout, always explains all procedures and options, and answers your questions. He also has a light touch, so there is none or veryminimum pain. The whole experience is always accommodating and friendly. I highly recommend this doctor to anyone looking for a dentist!
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Felt pressured to accept more dental treatment than was really necessary
More than 1 year ago
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Great visit, a little pushy with getting me to purchase a retains/mouthguard.
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Very through cleaning and exam. Booked my husband an appointment as well.
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Great guy, knows his stuff. Very friendly.
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Dr. Ruzhansky was great, per usual. I had to reschedule my appointment at the last minute, but it was no problem. My cleaning was extremely quick. I was in and out, able to go back to work within 15 minutes of my appointment.
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I just found my new dentist! Great experience I would recommend to anyone!
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Doctor and his wife (business partner ) were very friendly and make whey effort to give a detailed explanation of the medical condition and also any insurance related details. Very comfortable experience and felt that I was in good hands.
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Always a great visit with Dr. Ruzhansky! He and his wife are always a pleasure to speak with, I feel like I'm visiting family when I come to this office.
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I relied on great reviews of Dr Ruzhansky when I made my first visit and never regretted coming in. Him and his wife who work in the office provide great atmosphere and make you feel comfortable and welcomed all the time.They are great people and great professionals. I had cosmetic work done by Michael that was outstanding and left me really happy.
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Incredibly accommodating and helpful. If you have an emergency they seem to be always available, including Sundays! They will walk you through all procedures, steps and best way to approach your dental problems. Great experience and verylittle pain considering the work they have been doing to my teeth. Definitely recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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I am very satisfied with my experience. I am usually very nervous about going to the dentist, but dr. Ruzhansky was very accommodating and understanding. I am certain to book my 6 month follow up!
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Both Dr. R and his wife are extremely helpful and professional! Plus, the doctor is very concerned with ensuring that his patients don't feel a lot of pain during a procedure - he checked in with me a number of times,and what could have hurt a lot (preparing for a crown after a root canal) was virtually painless. I highly recommend!
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Every time I went, I wanted to cry. They may mean well but the dentist was incredibly rough and didn't explain anything very clearly.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Ruzhansky is a good old fashioned dentist. He runs the practice with his wife. They are both extremely friendly. Come here if you're looking for a high quality dentist and aren't concerned with the glitz and glamour of bigger NY practices.
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I was really impressed by professionalism of Michael Ruzhansky, DDS. Top quality of work, great service ! I would definitely recommend him for anyone.
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Dr. Ruzhansky and his wife (business partner) are both extremely nice and accommodating people. They are always flexible with my schedule and a pleasure to see when I visit.
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Cleaning was just ok.
More than 1 year ago
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Great dentist and great guy, will definitely be coming back!
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Dr. Ruzhansky and his wife were both wonderful and extremely friendly. My visit was thorough, but relatively quick. I was able to come in on a Sunday afternoon, and they had no trouble accommodating me. I highly recommend Dr. Ruzhansky for anyone looking for a dentist in NYC.
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Very friendly and detailed dentist. He really took the time to describe what the situation was with my teeth and what the next steps were
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Dr. Ruzhansky and his wife are both very pleasant and professional! They are the best dentists I have seen in NYC. I have been seeing them for close to 2 years now, and I have had consistently positive and pain free experiences. I highly recommend!
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It was good,informative and thorough examination.
More than 1 year ago
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I had invisalign removed after nearly 3 years! My orthodontist removed the attachments but there was still residue left over on my teeth. Dr. Ruzhansky cleaned my teeth very thoroughly and for the first time in 3 years my mouth finallyfeels clean! I appreciate the excellent care and will back for all further dental care. Thanks! Keira.
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Very nice as a person but very cleaning was not at all thorough and left very unsatisfied, even after pointing this out. I left feeling like I needed to go home and brush my teeth. Not recommended for a cleaning.
More than 1 year ago
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This is the first time I did the appointment with zocdoc and chose Dr. Ruzhansky based on reviews. The visits went great, Dr. was very honest and fully explained the situation in my case. Was not pushy and just gave anhonest opinion and recommend the procedures. The procedures were done professionally and with out pain. I will definitelly come back and will recommend to others.
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