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Dr. Paul Markel, DDS

Dentist

Professional statement

We are dedicated to providing high quality service to all of our patients. We aim to achieve 100% satisfaction from every patient. If a patient leaves our office and does not refer their friends or family we have not done our job. We enjoy educating our patients to empower them with the knowledge to make the right decisions about their oral health.

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Specialties

  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

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

Professional memberships

  • Alpha Omega Dental Society
  • Second District Dental Society

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1396976486

Office locations

Downtown Dental

2121 Avenue Z, Sheapshead Bay

Brooklyn, NY 11235

Downtown Dental

81 Willoughby Street, Suite 702

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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He’s so awesome. Really friendly and patient...
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Always polite and timely.
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Knowledgeable, quick, helpful. Dentist did cleaning and all other work personally. Other dentists I’ve been to have DAs do the cleaning.
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Dr. Markel is a down to earth professional with a straightforward approach, but is also pretty funny. Went on a Friday and was seen on time.
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Great job when I had an emergency situation, and was up front about options and various costs. He also advised me on how best to use my dental insurance. I would definitely see him again in the future.
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Excellent Doctor. Very professional, knowledgeable and professional. The Best I have seen so far...
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Markel's exceptional bedside manner was on full display during this particular visit. He was calm, caring and confident, which made me feel at ease and readied me for any potential pain. But guess what? There was no pain! The doctorfound a way through some dental voodoo to perform the procedure in a quick and painless way. I rinsed, was reminded to keep on flossing, and was on my way back to work in no time. If you have a deathly fear of dentists (like most of us do) and would like to postpone the inevitable dentures for as long as possible, this is the dentist for you!
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Even after moving neighborhoods, I still make it a point to go to Dr. Markel because he is thorough, and the staff is friendly.
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I was very impressed with all the staff at the Dental Office. Dr. Markel was very thorough and listened to all my concerns.
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Wish I could have started/finished doing business with him but I never heard back from the office after sending my x-rays to him twice.
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You've tried the rest, now try the best! Dr. Markel is world class.
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Everyone here is attentive, professional, helpful and kind. I highly recommend.
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Paul was super quick yet it didn't feel rushed. My appointment started on time and I was out in 30min. It was just a clean up and fixing a small cavity - somehow I still felt nervous but Paul was greatin making me feel comfortable and relaxed. I recommend.
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Always fast, painless service.
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Best dentist experience I’ve had so far! He’s quick, but effective and he honestly cares more about his patients than trying to earn as much money as possible (unlike some others out there). Wait time was zilch. In and out in <30 min.
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If you would like to have a dentist with a magic touch, dr. Markel is your doctor. Painless, quick, sufficient and very kind. I used to prepare myself for a dentist visit for days trying to find a reason not togo. Not anymore!!! I am going to tell all my friends and family about you!!!! Best, best,best!!!!
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Dr. Markel is the best
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Amazing!
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Friendly, knowledgeable, nice staff.
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Paul and his staff were friendly, welcoming, and reassuring.
Less than 1 year ago
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I always have a quick, relaxing & thorough visit! I really enjoy learning more about my teeth and Dr Markel always has some interesting insights to share.
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Dr Markel is a wonderful, trustworthy dentist. He takes good care of his patients and I'd highly recommend him to anyone!
Less than 1 year ago
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Hands down the best dentist I've ever had. Highly skilled and with a very light hand. I have literally referred all my friends, family and coworkers to him. He's a real gem. I'm so glad I found him.
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He saw me early, my checkup was really quick, and I was on my way. Dr. Markel was thorough, nice, and answered all my questions.
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The appt was quick, painless and friendly.
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Really friendly staff at reception and the dentist was very thorough and professional. Despite being late they were still able to accomodate me which was great. Will defnitely go back.
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Paul is fantastic! I always dread going to the dentist but I was in and out in no time and barely felt anything! Highly recommend!
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Great visit, I would highly recommend.
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Great dentist and staff. Incredibly efficient and professional. Within 5 minutes of arriving, they brought me in to get started. We did x-rays and then a full, thorough cleaning and I was able to be on my way in under 30minutes without feeling rushed in any way. Hard to beat.
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I was nervous to go to the dentist since it's been quite a while since my last visit, but Dr. Markel made me feel comfortable and at ease straight away. He has a truly honest and personable bedside manner!
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Easy to talk with. Straight forward with me in the things that he felt was important to me in terms of priorities for my teeth. Though, I should add, that I myself am adamant about keeping up with oral hygiene. Ihave had 1 cavity in my thus-far 28 years of having teeth. I may not be the best example in dealing with more complicated situations. Either way, Dr. Markel was gentle, efficient and professional. I recommend him.
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Dr. Markel has a kind and friendly demeanor and gets right to the point. I had 3 appointments so far, and in each of them I was brought right in without a wait. During my two visits for fillings, with theexception of one numbing shot into a problematic area, I literally did not feel a thing.
More than 1 year ago
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Quick, Courteous. Professional. Painless.
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Paul is always professional and quick. I've been to him a number of times and every time was treated with respect, as well as given a clear understanding of what dental issues I faced and how we could correct them. I'd highly recommend him and his office.
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Very happy with Dr. Markel. First, it was the most painless, efficient cleaning I've ever had. It had been a while since I'd been to the dentist and I was bracing for a long, painful visit - but I was inand out in less than 30 minutes! Second, he didn't try to upsell me on any treatments or services, which many other dentists have done before. I so appreciated his no-nonsense, straightforward approach. It's not the prettiest office, but I'm not looking for a spa - I need someone to take care of my teeth.
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I love this dentist he is the best i have ever had. I definitely would recommend him to my family and friends. He did bridges for me they are awesome you can't even tell the difference he is the best.
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Paul is the man. Easy, fast painless. My previous dentist could be considered medievil compared to him!
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Dr. Markel was great. He was professional and courteous. I was taken right away and had a great cleaning.
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He was very kind and answered all my questions honestly and thoroughly.
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Dr. Markel was really great. I'm very anxious at the Dentist and he was really kind and understanding. He took the time to explain what I had going on with my teeth and explain everything before he did it. He wasalso sweet enough to stay late so I could have a cavity filled. The office was responsive, clean, and professional.
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Very fast and efficient. He answered all the questions I had.
More than 1 year ago
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I chose this dentist due to convenience - it was close to home. Upon arriving, I noticed the office setting was somewhat barren and uninviting. There was only one patient ahead of me - so the wait was short. The dentistand hygienist worked together on my appointment. They were both courteous and had good bedside manners. I went in for a general cleaning, and they spent an satisfactory amount of time. I would have preferred a more thorough cleaning, but my standards are somewhat high due to excellent dental care in the past. My insurance was overcharged, so I felt that was suspect. I usually do not receive a bill from my insurance, since my benefits include cleaning and general check-ups.
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Very professional check up and cleaning visit. See you in three months!
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He's excellent.
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Excellent and honest dentist!!!
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I will start off by saying I hadn't been to a dentist in 7 years because I didn't have insurance and I was terrified. Add to that the fact that I went in knowing I would need major work on atleast one tooth and I was so anxious I was ill about what was going to occur. Dr, Markel didn't sugarcoat a thing but he also didn't treat me like a rank idiot either. He showed me with a mirror what was happening, teaching me about my own mouth and issues in a way that put me at ease even as I was, of course, chagrined at delaying my dental appointment to the point of needing such work. Never mind the fact that I have to go back, I feel comfortable enough in Dr. Markel's office TO go back. His staff was friendly and helpful. It was the best possible place to hear the worst case scenario with my teeth.
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Easy and seamless - just how you want a dentist appointment to go. In and out in half an hour. No pain or sensitivity.
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So happy! Emily at the front desk was friendly and helpful. Dr. Markel was punctual and an excellent dentist. He scalrsped away my tarter and left then squeaky clean :)
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Dr. Markel's visit was a pain-free experience. His bedside manner is superb. Recommend highly.
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I was running late by 5 minutes and the office called me to verify if I were going to make it or cancel at the last moment I appreciate that courtesy call and it shows that they are concerned about thefollowing patient appt as well so no one appts get pushed further behind schedule as well
More than 1 year ago
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