Dr. Rimma Portman, DDS

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144 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11249
857 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215

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A New York native, Dr. Portman grew up in Brooklyn, the younger of two siblings. She attended Pace University where she was valedictorian of her class and received her undergraduate degree in Biology. After the completion of her degree, Dr. Portman attended New York University College of Dentistry where she earned her degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. Following her graduation, Dr. Portman spent an additional year completing her General Practice Residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Prior to establishing iSmile Dental, Dr. Portman worked in several offices around the New York area gaining valuable experience as an associate dentist. Her experience in operative, fixed, removable and implant prosthetics and attachments, surgical extractions, periodontics, rotary endodontics, orthodontics and periodontal surgeries have been invaluable. She is also certified in Invisalign (invisible orthodontics) and is dedicated to the newest advancements in family and cosmetic dentistry. She keeps up-to-date with the latest technologies and strives to perfect her technique by constantly attending continued education courses. Dr. Portman believes that every patient deserves her thorough, personalized attention and provides her patients with a gentle, caring, comprehensive approach to oral health. She believes in conservative, preventative dentistry, and her goal is to increase the longevity of her patient's teeth. She has participated in outreach programs in the Dominican Republic providing free dental care to underprivileged children and adults. When Dr. Portman is not practicing her passion for dentistry, she spends most of her time with her family and friends. Her interests include tennis, cooking and traveling.

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I haven't been to the dentist in over 10 years, mostly because of anxiety, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Everyone from the staff to dentist was friendly and accommodating. Not to mention, the dentist's work was professional and painless!

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Great treatment, little waiting and excellent dental and reception staff. Zero hassle!

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About as good as a dentist appointment can go! Would definitely recommend!

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Everything about the vist was excellent

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Dr Portman was delightful and very informative, and I will gladly see her in another six months. Additionally, the hygienist (sorry, I forgot her name) did an amazing job and there was no discomfort at all!! For real!! First time ever!! You are the best.

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Wish I knew about this place sooner , great staff .

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The whole experience was wonderful. The entire staff was friendly and attentive and Dr. Rimma was engaging yet professional. This was my first appointment at a dentist other than the one I grew up with and I never once felt anxious or unsure. Highly recommend!

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As always, my experience was absolutely fantastic!

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Best dental cleaning experience I’ve ever had

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My train broke down and I ended up being half an hour late for my appointment, but they were super accommodating and still managed to find time for me. Everyone was so nice!

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Excellent all around.

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For general cleanings and dental work, they were great, but if you’re looking for a full service endodontist, look elsewhere as they don’t handle any kind of root canal surgery in house.

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Clean bright offices with friendly staff. A few minutes of waiting in between sessions but other than that was in and out relatively quickly.

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This was a great experience! Quick and pleasant. I’ll definitely be back!

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First off, I rarely write reviews. I have to say that both the hygienist, Yssa, and Dr. Rimma, were fantastic. I have a permanent retainer and probably drink way too much coffee; however, Yssa really took the time (where others have not in the past) to properly clean, what are difficult spaces to clean between my retainer and the back surface of my teeth, so a special shout out to Yssa! Dr. Rimma is professional, warm and up-to-date, with a conservative approach I really appreciate. My only room for improvement idea would be to list on the website how the practice may be reaching out to less fortunate members of the community. I am a school nurse and I know that there is a desperate need for affordable dental care in our communities. Thanks for a great visit!!

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Best experience with a dentist. I’m so happy i decided to try this office.

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Fantastic first visit. The entire experience went smoothly, helped by the friendly and helpful staff. Dr. Portman was kind and direct about how I can improve my dental hygiene. I look forward to subsequent visits, which is not something I have said about past dentists.

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This was my second appointment at iSmile, for a cleaning and checkup. I absolutely love Yssa, the dental hygienist. She is friendly, funny, and thorough. Dr. Portman also has great "bedside" manner. I've never experienced pain or discomfort under her care. Glad to have finally found a great dentist!

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Friendly staff, thorough cleaning. Would recommend!

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Dr. Portman gave me her time and attention - I did not feel as though she was rushing me out the door like most doctors and dentists in NYC. The cleaning was very thorough as well. Will be back in 6 months!

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The problem is that Dr.Rimma wasn't in the clinic when I arrived on time. I was instead treated by another dentist and he was pretty good. However, I still feel cheated by this reservation system.

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Both the hygienist and the dentist were great!

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Dr. Portman is fantastic. Would highly recommend.

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Great service and incredibly helpful would highly recommend.

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Efficient and excellent

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Excellent, quality, service. In and out!

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She's my favorite dentist in NYC.

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Doctor Rimma was excellent and very informative! Highly recommend

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Everyone at the office was friendly and helpful. I'm really happy that I found this practice!

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Very atentative and kind.

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Everyone - from front desk staff to hygienists to dentist - at this office is lovely and they always keep things running right on time. I'd definitely recommend them!

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Excellent

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I was 4 months overdue for a cleaning and so looking forward to get my teeth cleaned. I was disappointed. It felt like the hygienist was rushed cleaning my teeth, and afterwards my teeth still felt gritty. When the dentist arrived, we interacted overall for maybe 2 minutes total; the interaction felt rushed and a bit curt when I tried discussing a few things further. I will probably be going to a different dentist next time.

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I don't usually write recommendations beyond the star rating, but I had a really great experience on my first visit with Dr Portman. The office was bright, clean and the staff was really friendly. They took me in right at the scheduled time, Dr Portman was bright, energetic and friendly. I felt at ease with her, and she took the time to explain things to me. I look forward to continuing in her practice for years to come!!

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Very friendly, great office.

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Always a great experience. Both Williamsburg and Park slope location. Staff is friendly and Doc is attentive to details. Equally important is truthful about what you need and don't need. Locations are clean and santinary as it should be. Updated technology too.

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If you need anything other than a straightforward cleaning or filling, go someplace else. The hygienist and Dr. Portman both lacked a professional bedside manner and asked invasive, quizzical questions about my medical history seemingly more out of curiosity rather than real medical concern. They were not able to answer my questions on how my oral heath may be inductive of overall physical health and left me feeling like a circus side show with more questions than answers.

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Very professional and an outstanding Dentist. The staff is accommodating and equally professional. The receptionist are very helpful and always displays the best customer service. The facility is very clean, and they always adhere to the appointments schedule - no wait, no over booking. The emphasis is Quality over quantity.

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Best dentist around, great hygienist and staff!

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Dr. Portman is beyond exceptional! My visit with her was professional, effective, efficient and the happiest I have ever been after any dentist visit in the past.