Dr. Richard Ricci, DDS, MS, FAGD
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Qualifications and Experience
Awards and Publications
Dr. Ricci completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery at New York University and has been practicing in Manhattan since 1992. Our office offers all dental services from fillings to implants. A native New Yorker whose education began in Adelphi Academy in Bayridge, Dr. Ricci earned his B.A. in biology and B.A. in film studies at Brooklyn College. After earning his D.D.S. degree, he returned to academia and earned a Masters of Science in oral anatomy. Dr. Ricci is widely published and is considered an expert in dentinal tubular morphology. Dr. Ricci frequently attends continuing education courses. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Ricci is also the recipient of the prestigious F.A.G.D fellowship. He is trained and licensed to perform Enteral Conscious Sedation. Additionally, he is certified in Invisalign, rotary endondontic, Implants, Botox and Dermafillers. Dr. Ricci has been the treasure of the nation's oldest dental study club [DSCNY] for four years. He is also the chairman of Computers for Kids, Ltd. This non-profit corporation and IRS sanctioned 501(c)3 donates computers to children of economically challenged families. In his spare time, he enjoys sport fishing, power kiting and scuba diving.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Ricci is by far, the very best dentist I've ever been to. 18 years now and no plans of changing.
I can not believe how awesome he is! He has this calming personality that made me feel so comfortable. When he tried to explain things to me, he made sure I understood everything he said. I have never felt more comfortable talking to a professional in my life! He will not disappoint!
Best dentist I've ever been to without question. Friendly, efficient, knowledgable. I can't say enough good things.
He was absolutely amazing! I came in for a second opinion after being told I needed a filling done, even had my X-rays sent over and he not only told me I didn’t need a filling done but didn’t charge me. He’s extremely honest and is now my new dentist!!
Dr. Ricci is always very professional and helps you find the right dental treatment plan for you. I usually hate going to the dentist, but with Dr. Ricci I know I'm always in good hands! The office is always very clean as well, and I've never had to wait more than 15 minutes before being seen. Definitely recommend him to all my friends!
This is about as good as a dentist trip gets, all staff are extremely friendly and professional. Dr Ricci is thorough, calm, professional and clearly a very knowledgable dentist. I go here for check ups, cleaning and also had my wisdom teeth out here which was completely pain free with very little swelling or bleeding (rare). Couldn’t recommend more!
I have not been to the dentist in maybe two years after having an awful experience. Once I scheduled my appointment, I experienced a lot of anxiety (where I even considered canceling my appointment); however, within minutes of entering the office, it shortly subsided. I was greeted by energetic, professional, and personable staff and my wait time was only 15 minutes, which included the time it took to fill out paperwork. I had also scheduled an appointment for my six year old niece, who was just as anxious. In regard to comforting a six year old at a dentist visit (which can be quite challenging), the staff were exceptionally patient. She was seen by Dr. Cambria who was extremely sweet and knowledgeable. She also gave her an adorable goody bag! My appointment was scheduled with Dr. Ricci. Upon meeting Dr. Ricci, I expressed my apprehensions around visiting a dentist and my prior experience. He really took his time in answering all of my questions and concerns and it was clear that he prioritizes patient comfortability. Unfortunately, I wound up having a cavity which required a filling. Before doing anything, Dr. Ricci explained everything and continuously checked in with me to see how I was doing. There were even moments where I had forgotten that I was even at a dentist office! Both Dr. Ricci and Dr. Cambria are professional and amazing! I live in Brooklyn, but traveling to Manhattan is worth it!!!
Fantastic dental office. I already booked an appointment for my boyfriend. Everyone is super friendly and really made me feel special. Danielle ,the receptionist. was so helpful. I brought my medical card instead of dental. She figured out my dental insurance plan fast and cheerfully. . Dr. Ricci was wonderful, funny, and easy to talk to. He listened to my concerns and took the time to take photos of my teeth and show me areas on my back molars I was wearing down from grinding in my sleep. He is also very honest. I booked my appointment because I thought I had cavities.Turns out it was just stain from coffee. My cleaning was thorough quick and painless. All the stains are gone. My teeth feel so smooth and clean and look much whiter. Love the hefty goodie bag at the end of the visit. I will certainly be returning.
Love Dr. Ricci and only left because my insurance changed. I know this is kind of a minor thing to call out in the scheme of things, but he gives out electric toothbrushes after each important - which always made my day.
The appliances were not covered in a sterile wrap like what I am used to at a dentist's office. In the room, there was visible dust on some of the surfaces. It did not have the typical sterile clean smell that most doctor's offices that I want to be at would have. He did not wear gloves to handle my x-ray pieces prior to putting them in my mouth and when he did wear gloves, he did not seem to change them in between activities. It did not feel sterile or up to date. His teeth cleaning method was questionable as he was "experimenting" with a new tool that makes the cleaning time 10 minutes versus the usual 1 hour. My mouth feels like I ate too many sour patch kids today so I don't know what he did in there but it was not done with extreme care. He told me I needed a silver filling, which to my knowledge and research is an outdated, if not, risky option... he seemed insistent if not pushy about me scheduling a follow-up with him to get it filled... He seems nice and I am sure he is a great person but he was not comforting to be around as my dentist. The people that work there are kind and great but I would avoid this location and I am getting a second opinion about my cavity.
My visit to Dr. Ricci was so great. I had no wait time and chatting with him was like chatting with a friend! He also has one of the best dentist “goodie bags” I’ve ever seen.
Excellent Dr experience!!! Easy going and knew how to treat a new patient! Highly recommend! Office staff very helpful and nice! I Will Be going back!
Would absolutely recommend Dr. Ricci - very kind staff, efficient service, a clean office and an honest, "conservative" approach (i.e. not upselling you on treatment you might not necessarily need). And they use an ultrasonic water jet rather than that dreaded metal scraper. Look forward to my follow up in 6 months.
Great experience -- little wait time, friendly and competent dentist, and thorough dental cleaning.
Awesome experience. Nice team !
Dr. Ricci was extremely thorough and informative during my cleaning. He went above and beyond when he noticed a white mass in my x-rays, going over it with an endodontist and referring me to his office just to be safe. Not to mention he is an interesting man with a great sense of humor and stellar wildlife photography skills. If I still lived in the area I would definitely still be a client!
Highly recommend! Dr Ricci made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions.
Would highly recommend Dr. Ricci. He always answers any questions I have very thoroughly, and advised a mouth guard which has completely gotten rid of my jaw pain. The process, which I expected to take months, took only a few weeks. You also get an electric toothbrush with every visit - a nice perk!
Everyone in this office was amazing, I've definitely found my new dentist! They made me feel super comfortable while working quickly and efficiently. Dr. Ricci was So personable and easy to chat with, I felt like I had been seeing him for years!
Dr. Ricci is great! He explains everything to you before he does any work on your teeth and makes sure that you are comfortable. He is highly intelligent and has a great bedside manner.
Doctor Richi truly cares about his patients. He's professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.
Everyone in the office was incredibly friendly from the front office staff, dental assistant and Dr. Ricci. Had a very positive visit as a first time patient.
I get a goodie bag every time I visit!
great quick visit. Dr. Ricci was amazing!
Great visit. Friendly staff.
First Time here and all the reviews were right. Everyone in office is extremely friendly. Cleaning was quick and everything was clearly explained. Definitely found my permanent dentist.
So lovely, professional and personable. will definitely recommend!
Dr. Ricci and the rest of his staff were accommodating and friendly. Dr. Ricci's office has new technology that made my dental cleaning a breeze- especially because my teeth are highly sensitive. I would highly recommend coming here for dental work. I also appreciated that no one tried to upsell to me and made the experience comfortable.
I was in and out of the office for a cleaning in less than an hour. Dr. Ricci was affable and took his time to answer all of my questions. I especially liked that he did the cleaning himself.
Really great visit - quick and efficient, but wasn't at all rushed. Dr. Ricci thoroughly cleaned my teeth himself, reviewed my x-rays with me and sent me on my way with a bag of goodies. On top of all that, everyone in the office was very pleasant. I'll definitely make him my regular dentist.
Very calm attentive and made you feel comfortable! Genuine not trying to steal money. Awesome!
Dr. Ricci uses the latest technology and has a great personality. He's a real expert.
They overcharge the insurance company to maximize profits. The dentist was late and did not have proper rapport.
Fantastic. After refusing to see a dentist for two years because of seeing such a bad dentist, I was hesitant to go in, but Dr Ricci was pleasant, effective and the whole experience was great.
Dr. Ricci was awesome. He had a 6pm appointment which was great for me because I didn't have to leave work early to be seen. We had great conversation and he was very informative and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Ricci for your dental needs.
I hate going to the dentist but Dr. Ricci is friendly and efficient. I just moved to NYC and was looking for somewhere to establish care for the next few years. I will definitely be returning to Dr. Ricci!
Dr. Ricci and his staff were friendly and professional. The office was not busy so very little wait time. And not a dentist who pushes on unnecessary, extra costs. His cleaning technique is so fast so a great place for an in-and-out appointment
DR. Ricci and his staff were very pleasant. I hate the dentist in general but he did his best to explain everything and make me feel as comfortable as possible. I will definitely continue to see him for future dental apts.
Amazing!!! I was so stressed out before the visit but Dr. Ricci made me feel at ease. He was very nice, thorough and professional. He took time to explain what he was doing and cared about my concerns. Will definitely go back!
I enjoyed my visit. Dr. Ricci is friendly and uses tools that are much more comfortable than what I was used to for teeth cleaning.
I've been going to dr Ricci again and again and have never been disappointed. He's super friendly in a professional way and the cleaning feels easy.
Dr Richard is the most soft spoken Doctor I've ever met. This is my second visit and even though I was the last patient, I wasn't rushed. He took his time to explain all concerns I had. Thanks Doctor Richard ??
Dr Ricci was very professional, caring and I was in and out quickly. I didn't feel rushed and he explained his cleaning procedure and dental exam with calm and expertise. Not once did I feel rushed. I will continue to see him from now on.
Great! Very thorough and professional.
Probably the best experience at a dentist I've had. Dr Ricci is thorough, honest, and I left knowing i found the right place.
Very thorough! Gave a great explanation and communicated a lot.
First time visiting Dr Ricci. Overall experience was really good. He was very patient & listened to all my concerns. I'll definitely go back!
Extremely timely - was seen right at 6pm, x rays taken immediately and Dr. in within minutes. Very efficient cleaning and highly recommended.
Very professional and reassuring. I've been putting off going to the dentist for way too long but I would have gone sooner had I known what a painless experience it could be with the right dentist! Thanks Dr. Ricci!
Dr Ricci was phenomenal! I showed up a little early and his receptionist was extremely friendly. The dr himself did my cleaning; he was thorough in his work and extremely careful to check in with me throughout.
The best dentist experience ever!
Went in for a routine check and clean up. Efficient and courteous staff, brief wait (5-10min) at check-in and then was tended to by right away. No complaints!
Made me feel super comfortable! I was in and out for a cleaning quickly.
Dr. Ricci was great! I went for a cleaning/checkup and was in and out within 30 minutes. The cleaning and checkup were very thorough even though it was quick. Dr. Ricci explained everything before doing it and was extremely gentle. I would go back.
Great and really friendly. Fast and thorough
Very quick and easy visit. He gave me some tips on keeping my teeth healthy and had a neat high-tech cleaning tool that meant he didn't have to scrap my teeth as much. Great and very friendly guy.
Best dentist I've been to in years. Takes time to explain things and answer questions, very thorough.
Dr. Ricci and his staff (Liz) had great bedside manner and always kept me at ease. It was a thorough examination and cleaning, and I left in a great mood. I definitely plan on returning in 6 months and recommended him to my colleagues.
He was extremely attentive to my needs, asked me questions just to get to know me versus only focusing on my dental needs (he asked a series of questions to understand what kind of headaches I was having when I mentioned I have them frequently). His explanations are thoughtful, he wants you to leave understanding everything that's happened and what needs to happen next. I'll definitely be going back!
Dr. Ricci and his team are a home run! I only went for a cleaning but I was so impressed with how thorough and gentle Dr. Ricci and his assistant were. I highly recommend Dr. Ricci and his team and for the first time in my life, I'm actually looking forward to going back to the dentist!
Dr. Ricci was professional and helpful. I'll stop by later for more feedback in a few months.
Excellent! Dr. Ricci was extremely professional and provided great feedback in a direct manner. I highly recommend him and his practice.
Extremely professional and takes his work seriously. Also kind and friendly. Eager to answer all of my questions with clarity. Great office - great dentist!
Dr. Ricci is an excellent dentist and I would highly recommend him to anyone. He was so polite, efficient and caring during my initial exam. From the moment he entered the room, Dr. Ricci immediately put me at ease and made my visit at the dentist office as pleasant as possible!
Doctor is very good and professional
Nice and helpfull staff. Great dentist, overall good experiance
Informative, personal, thorough. The team made going to the dentist a very enjoyable experience. They possess an integrity and love for their work and it translates into how they interact with their patients. I highly recommend!
Dr Ricci was professional, caring and is very good at what he does. Highly recommended!
I had a great experience with Dr Ricci. The staff was very friendly and the cleaning went great. I would definitely recommend Dr Ricci.
I broke my tooth and got it fixed within 2 hours thanks to Zocdoc and great work by Dr. Richard Ricci. Both, him and the staff were courteous and addressed all my concerns. The procedure of filling my broken tooth was painless.
Having been to several practices in Manhattan that bill themselves as "dental spas", I was more looking for something a bit more straightforward/down to earth. What the doctor's office lacked in flashiness of the facility seemed to be made up for in quality of the dental equipment - which I appreciated. I have also never been to a dental practice where the dentist instead of a hygienist was primarily responsible for my visit. I would return.
He's a great dentist. Doesn't rush you, and walks you through every aspect of what he's going to do before he does it. After I went to him for a root canal and teeth cleaning, I had to go to a different dentist for a a crown placement because Ricci is out of my network (and crowns were very expensive out of network), and the difference was immense and really apparent. For instance, Ricci explained he would need to remove some gum tissue to place the crown, and walked me through the procedure and answered all my questions. The other dentist went ahead and did it without telling me! It's not the end of the world, but really a stark contrast.
Great experience from the first interaction with the front desk to the hygienist to the doctor. It was fast and efficient.
Friendly, First dentist I found after moving to NYC and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a dentist. No wait, i was in and out in less than an hour
Very professional and Friendly.
I never liked going to the dentist even after having braces. It was never an enjoyable experience BUT Dr. Ricci changed that! He was very pleasant and had awesome bed side manner! I appreciated that he was very informative and honest. I am excited to actually have a dentist I will follow up with as I am supposed too :) His staff were wonderful as well! Georgette is so helpful and never misses a beat from the moment you book with zocdoc until you meet them. I am so happy with my experience.
Very professional, easy quick trip to the dentist. Thanks dr. Ricci!
I had an excellent visit to Dr. Ricci's office today. I sat in the waiting room for only 2 minutes before I was brought in. Dr. Ricci did the cleaning himself which impressed me. He is very kind and friendly, as is the rest of the office staff. His office is clean and conveniently located. I got a sweet goody bag on my way out too! Will definitely come back and recommend Dr. Ricci to others.
Dr. Ricci was super friendly and had a great sense of humor. He was also super fast and efficient and fixed my filling in less than 5 mins. 10/10 would definitely visit again.
Have been looking for a new dentist in Manhattan and could not be happier with Dr. Ricci!! He is extremely knowledgeable and his friendly personality makes you feel very comfortable. Highly recommend him!
Very nice, professional and welcoming doctor. Also very informative - defiantly will come back
They are accommodating, knowledgeable and add a personal feel that is often missing from a potentially dreaded event. A good dentist is hard to come by but I recommend Dr. Ricci and his staff to all of my friends.
Professional, thorough, kind and reassuring. Everything you'd want from a good dentist. Will be coming back.
Nice guy, very solid and efficient dentist.
Absolutely wonderful practice. Great service and great work.
I used to be a regular patient of Dr. Ricci, but have moved out of NYC area, but was on a business trip back in town when developed an acute problem with a wisdom tooth. Dr. Ricci was able to see me on a very short notice, and took care of the issue without needing to do an immediate extraction! He made sure that I was comfortable, and provided not only immediate relief, but also follow up steps of improving overall dental health. I was greeted and treated like a family member. Not only have I gotten top notch care from Dr. Ricci, but he has even given my current periodontist in Chicago consultations regarding my ongoing gum treatment. It is remarkable how he goes out of his way to get personally involved in his patient's dental health. I would highly recommend him, again and again!
I was so glad to have made today's appointment with Dr. Ricci, he's fantastic! After a minimal (less than 5 minute wait), he thoroughly explained every possible treatment option and then recommended the one he would have chosen himself. I found Dr. Ricci to have a wonderful bedside manner -- he's gentle and incredibly understanding of nervous patients (like me). What I was most impressed by is that he actually spent time sitting with me and wanting to get to know me, I never felt rushed. As a first-timer, that's a nice change of pace. He reminds me of the more old-fashioned family doctor's with an exceptionally sharp mind. He explained everything to me, every step of the way, the procedure he conducted was a total success! I'm so glad I saw Dr. Ricci today, and funny as it sounds to say about a dentist, am genuinely looking forward to my next visit.
Dr. Ricci is a life saver and an awesome dentist. I had a fake front tooth / maryland bridge get knocked out late in the evening / early in the morning the day before my birthday. I zocdocced an appointment. He had a slot open first thing and the rest was perfect. His work vastly improved the aesthetics of my front teeth with sanding down some old bonding that was discolored and better matching and filling the new bonding. I've been meaning to get my maryland bridge cleaned up and re-bonded and Dr. Ricci did this way beyond me expectations, and since it was an emergency it was all the better.
He was so easy going which made me very comfortable. He was straight and told you what he thought you needed to do. Great doctor!
Efficient and professional.
Dr Ricci is an excellent dentist, surgeon and craftsman. He is very thorough, even cleans your teeth himself. He examines jaw, gums and under the tongue. He has performed a number of complex procedures all with very good results. I have problem teeth and over the years have become an excellent patient with a high tolerance for pain and discomfort. However, I had so much pain DURING and after two procedures several years ago, despite multiple injections. This was unprecedented and I've seen a lot of dentists (changing jobs/insurance coverage and relocating) but I have never experienced pain like this. I asked him to stop during one procedure, but it was the end of the day and he was in a hurry to leave and continued to carve and drill until I literally couldn't take it. His wife with whom he shares the practice, finished the procedure. He also has a tendency to talk while he's working, which is not a problem except for the sarcasm which he dispenses freely while his hands are in your mouth and you can't respond! After my last visit years ago, I was so upset that it prompted me to ask a colleague who was also a patient if she had similar experiences. She said yes. My last appointment, which was the first of the day, I showed up on time. I was in the waiting room and he came in the front door, greeted me and then I waited 20 min to be seen. Normally not a problem, but when I sat in the chair, he proceeded to admonish me IMMEDIATELY because I had mentioned "implant" after "cleaning, x-rays" in my Zocdoc appointment. "This appointment is only for a half hour, I am very direct when a patient has a misunderstanding, I cannot possible compete the implant today" I said "there is no misunderstanding, of course I wasn't expecting the implant to be done that day at that hour!" At least he can ask what my expectations are before he starts in on me.
After seeing the same dentist for ten years and routinely waiting an hour or more during visits, I decided to find someone else, and I'm glad I did for reasons beyond being seen right away. Dr. Ricci was very helpful and gave practical recommendations that should provide longterm benefits.
Dr. Ricci was very friendly and pleasant! He answered all of my questions fully and made my cleaning quick and painless. The best part was the new electronic toothbrush, toothpaste and other gifts he gave me at the end of the appointment! Highly recommend!
Dr Ricci is great. I have been going to him for 5 years.
Dr. Ricci was patient, explained everything that he was going to do. I had an amazing cleaning, learned about his travels and received a great goodie bag.
Dr. Ricci has a sophisticated understanding of more than just dentistry.The possibility of a dental prosthesis for Obs. Seep Apnea is a plus!