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

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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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Both the hygienist and the dentist were great!

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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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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 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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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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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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Dr. Portman is fantastic. Would highly recommend.

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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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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.

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Superb!

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Very thourough!

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Had an excellent visit here for a teeth cleaning and preventative check-up. The receptionist was attentive and friendly, the dental hygienist was very thorough, and the dentist didn't have to do much but gave a nice amount of information and analysis. I'd highly recommend.

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Dr. Portman is absolutely amazing and the staff is wonderful.

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Dr. Portman is the best. Full stop. She is concerned, professional and technically super competent. Doesn't want to rush into unnecessary procedures. Can't recommend enough.

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I love Dr. Portman. I've been going to her for a few years now. She is friendly, informal and quick. She works quickly and painlessly. I highly recommend seeing her.

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She was great. Felt extremely comfortable. All of my friends go here. Great place!

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Excellent Dentist. This is my third time visiting her. I didn't have to wait, the staff was very nice and the doctor is amazing. I highly recommend this dentist.

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Second time coming for a cleaning. The staff I extremely friendly and Dr. Portman saw me within minutes of walking in the door. I recommend Dr. Portman and this office to everyone.

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Dr. Portman and her team were very friendly and professional. As a new patient, I was fully registered and had my bi-annual cleaning completed under an hour. Would highly recommend Dr. Portman and her team!

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Everyone was super kind and gave me a lot of information. Answered all my questions. Very comfortable experience. They work really hard with your insurance to make sure you're not going broke from procedures. Filled my forms online and when I showed up everything was ready. I just had to sign the papers and I was all set. Highly recommend!! Going back for follow up.

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Made my first cavity filling a breeze!

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Everyone in the office was super nice and welcoming. The doctor was very helpful and took the time to explain various options.

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Wonderful office! The man at the front desk was super helpful and patient after my insurance information didn't go through ZocDoc (the paperwork I filled out online didn't make it to them...) and I didn't have my insurance card with me so he had to call my dental insurance to get my plan info. The hygienist Olga was wonderful and I felt like she did a thorough job with minimal discomfort. Dr. Portman was very friendly, efficient, and told me that I had some cavities possibly forming but that we would watch them (a previous practice told me I needed 7 filled at once which made me feel like they just wanted my $$... thank goodness I didn't listen). I will be back!