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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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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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!

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Great! Hygienist was lovely, thorough with my cleaning, professional and kind. Very little wait to see the doctor. Everyone was open to answering any questions from reception to the doctor. Will be my main office from now on!

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The doctors are great, internal communication is excellent, always felt like I was in good hands...the entire staff is terrific. I highly recommend this practice.

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Awesome sauce...love the doc, she's the best..Won't be going anywhere else ...

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Started my veneer process. It was painless and Dr. Portman and her assistant were awesomeness. I will always be a client.

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Excellent service

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Dr. Portman was great!

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The best dentist experience I have ever had. Couldn't possibly recommend any higher.

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Rimma Portman ,DDS was great. Virtually no wait time. Receptionist extremely helpful from appointments to insurance, Mendy was excellent and professional made a new patient feel right at home. Portman as kind,gentle answered all my questions made me feel very comfortable and informed. Outstanding service. Will highly recommend.

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Helpful, friendly and thorough! A really pleasant visit after being away from the dentist for far longer than I'd like to admit.

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Very clean and professional office. Everyone was very nice and helpful. I was seen right away. I would highly recommend.

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Thank Rimma! Everyone was so nice at your office :)

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Very professional and efficient appointment. Really glad I chose Dr. Portman!

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I can't say enough about how great my experience was. Dr. Portman was kind, succinct, extremely professional, and very skilled at her craft. She clearly explained to me what she was doing, and my options for additional dental work in the future. The care she showed was very personalized and made me feel comfortable with the decision I made. I would recommend all of my friends and family to see her and her staff for any work: cavity filling, cleaning, whitening, etc..