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We will work with your budget to make our services more than affordable for you. We want all our ZocDoc patients to have the best possible first visit experience. With that in mind, please rest assured that you will not have to pay at the first visit, as long as you have some dental insurance and it allows you to go "out of network". For all further work, we will accept your insurance as part of the payment. Dr. Veligdan and his staff are pleased to offer their patients the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry in a comfortable and attractive Manhattan office. They strive to serve their patients in the best way by using the highest quality materials, state-of-the-art safety procedures and warm personalized service. Dr. Veligdan's expertise in general dentistry is surpassed only by his world-class artistry in cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers(he was the first in 1981)and teeth whitening. He is proud to have earned the loyalty and trust of his patients that only the experience and dedication of 38 years in the practice of dentistry can provide. No single feature of the face influences appearance more than the smile. Dr. Robert Veligdan has been providing smile makeovers for an international clientele spanning three decades in New York City. Whether twice-a-year cleanings and check-ups are all you need to keep beaming or your smile requires more advanced intervention, Dr. Veligdan will provide you with the expertise and services you need for a dazzling, confident look.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Bob is an artist. His careful, intricate and highly effective work is why I keep coming back to him. I have never had a better dentist do such quality work. He is a gem.
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Veligdan and his staff. Like many, I have a lot of fear surrounding dental visits, after a horrific experience a few years ago. I haven't been to the dentist since, and as a result my dental health is in a state of embarrassing disarray! Dr. Veligdan was very comforting and encouraging about the health of my teeth and the possibility for improvement. He's such a sweet man, he even called me after my first visit to make sure I was doing alright. Kathy the receptionist and Yvonne the hygienist (apologies if I'm not getting names 100%) are also incredibly sweet and caring. I was practically brought to tears of relief at finding such a compassionate dental practice. Thank you guys! I'll definitely be back.
He's a quality dentist, but doesn't take the full-body and holistic approach that I was hoping for as advertised. Still a useful appointment where I learned some things about my teeth.
Most people don't look forward to going to the dentist, but I do because Dr. Veligdan, Kathy and Roberta are so warm and welcoming. They really care about their patients and it shows.
I visited Dr. Veligdan for a general consultation and/or years of negative dental experiences and was immediately impressed by the very welcoming and relaxing atmosphere in the office, which is rare for a dental office. The office manager Kathy is the nicest person with a greatly calming attitude. The dental assistant, although she is still a young woman, has such gentle motherly manner that you immediately feel relaxed. And of course doctor Veligdan himself is so careful and patient, even with a nervious client like myself. During the exam he constantly explained to me what he was doing, showing me x-rays on the computer screen which made me feel very comfortable. He explained treatment options, including financial options, and I never felt pressured to go for the most expensive choice like I have in the past in other dental offices. Overall, I feel grateful that I have found him. he is a rare doctor in today’s world.
He's the most skilled in the business. Works very well with my insurance. Painless.
I went to see Dr. Veligdan to have my mercury fillings removed (today!). I was really nervous about it, but at the end of it I was truly a "happy camper", just as Kathy at the front desk told me I would be! She was absolutely right, I left very happy and relieved to have finally have had this done. Dr. V and assistant Rhonda were extremely patient, gentle and real pros. He talked me through everything as he went and they both worked to make me as comfortable as possible. From what I've read, mercury removal is a specialized process so you need to go to a dentist who has the experience and follows the specific protocols to handle this toxic substance. I also liked that he is holistically minded. He uses digital x-rays and I think hasn't used amalgam fillings in decades ever since reports of its dangers started circulating in the medical field. I'd recommend Dr. Veligdan and his staff to anyone in need of this or any other dental work.
Dr. Bob is the very best. Careful. Thorough. Smart. He has it all. Results are always first rate. Cannot imagine another dentist doing such fine work. Thanks to him and his entire staff. John F
Fantastic dentist. Took time to thoroughly explain everything. Didn't push unnecessary treatments on me. I would highly recommend and will be going to him from this point forward!
Dr. Veligdan is an exceptional person! Not only is he a professional dentist with YEARS of New York experience,(both as a Professor at Columbia Univ. Dental School and a highly accomplished and recognized expert cosmetic and restorative dentist), he has an IQ which is off the charts,a bedside manner like no other professional (dental, medical, random health care person), AND a caring nature which is truly genuine! This is not found in many human beings, so to find these qualities in your DENTIST who you probably only call when you are in PAIN!, is a wonderful "find"! He loves his work and also calls his patients yearly on their birthdays!! Who does this??? In NYC?? My own mother used to forget once in a while...Run to call Dr. Robert Veligdan NOW! It will be the best decision you will ever make! This review is written by a former client who was helped by Dr. Veligdan in 1985/6, receiving top quality porcelain veneers which held up all these years! That is excellent work! He will also help out with emergencies, caring enough to stay late for whatever the situation may be. I highly recommend Dr. V. to everyone in need of the BEST DENTIST EVER!!
I had one appt. The receptionist was very helpful and kind however the doctor was so unbelievably rude and snapped at me when I asked questions during his eval of my X-rays. Couldn't get out of there fast enough.
Hands down the best dentist I have ever seen! I highly recommend him. I havent gotten a cleaning a while, but he took all the time necesarry to thoroughly clean my teeth. He is very kind and patient, and answered all of my questions. It is not like other places where I feel the doctors are rushing you out the door, I honestly felt like he cared about my teeth and doing his best.
Dr. Veligdan was fantastic. He takes his time evaluating and explaining eveyrhing in detail. Has great profesionalism and bedside manners. This was my first fime visiting him and I would 100% recommend him.
Dr. Robert Veligdan was great. He brings a sense of personal touch in his treatment. I love that he checks in with his patients after their visit with personal calls later that day. He's also very good with explaining your treatment and very attentive.
Doctor Bob is a genius!! I feel fortunate to be his patient. He's the best ??
Best cosmetics Dentist I've ever known.
I went 4 times and he had three different bedside assistant, they were unprofessional and inexperienced, he is good but without good support it is diffucult.
He is my Dentist and i put my full trust in him! I would recommend him to anyone!
NYC is my part time home and I was in need of emergency dental care for a loose crown that was causing much pain. After selecting Dr. Veligdan from Zocdoc. It was the best choice I could have ever made. Best dentist ever in my 40 years of going to the dentist. His staff and his personal and professional skills were absolutely top notch and resolved my pain with permanent fix. I would recommend him to any customer looking for an outstanding dentist.
I recommend this dentist to anyone with any basic or major problems. He has great patience and knows what he is doing. I felt very comfortable with him.
he is a caring , smart doctor. he is a 5 star plus!!! he will help you in anyway he can! i will go to see dr v for all my dental needs. excellent dr!
It was the best experience I have for a dental visit
I recommend this dentist to everyone he's the best! Makes me feel very relax and always timely. Excellent work
Dr. Robert is a sensitive and precise dentist A truly professional high quality dentist who cares to take the time to do the job right.I would highly recommend him to any one in need of a dental procedure.His staff is equally competent and serve the patient with care and respect.He is a gem in todays world of dentistry!
As always, Dr. Veligdan was professional, personable, informed and prepared. I have long benefited from his care.
He's excellent. Best Dentist one could ask for. Highly recommended!
Dr. Veligdan is the best dentist I've gone to. He is extremely thorough, explains everything, and answers all of my questions. I really feel he cares, and I respect his knowledge. I also have been searching for a holistic dentist. While he's not completely holistic (and I'm not sure that extreme is for me), he is not traditional. I fully recommend him. Michelle, is likewise, fantastic!
I've been going to him for years and always enjoyed my visits. He's extremely thorough and if I wasn't moving next month, I'd continue seeing him without hesitation.
Dr. Veligdan was very kind and welcoming. I had a great first appointment!
Dr. Veligdan helped me when all other doctors told me that I needed a root canal. Turned out, I really didn't and my pain was from grinding, which Dr. Veligdan diagnosed right away.
Very thorough dentist!
I had a really great experience with Dr. Veligdan the first time and raved to all of my friends about him. The second time around was not as wonderful. I made an innocent comment to him about a concern I had from my last visit and he got defensive and snapped at me. We sat in awkward tension for a few moments at which point I contemplated walking out. After things calmed down it was fine, but I was shocked by his attitude in the beginning. Due to this incident I will be finding a new dentist. Also, the dental assistant seemed inexperienced because after she polished my teeth with that paste she didn't even give me any water, I had to ask for it!
Dr. Veligdan is an amazing dentist!! I had to take the last appointment of the day because of my work schedule. I was a bit worried about being rushed, but he and his staff, Michelle & Janelle, took their time. He explained everything that he was doing, what he saw on the physical exam, and what he saw on the x-rays. We came up with a plan of treatment, and he gave me several tips for preventing caries, since I am prone to developing them. My previous dentist only recommended the most invasive and expensive solutions, even though she was supposed to be holistic. Dr. Vligdan gave me several options, outlining the benefits and risks for each one, and is letting me decide. Knowing how anxious I was about the visit, he was very kind and even called me on my way home to see if I was doing okay after the cleaning! I can't imagine ever going to anyone else.
They are very nice people and the service was good. I will certainly be going back
AMAZING!!! Best Dentist I have ever been to! Great staff! Overall great experience.
Dr. Veligdan was kind and very thorough, but for those with dental phobias, pain, or sensitivities, the thoroughness can be anxiety-inducing. I think he may oversell mouth guards, though I don't doubt all of NYC grinds their teeth.
An amazing dentist and a great practice. Not only were they professional, they were also very kind and went the extra mile to explain everything from procedures to paperwork for me. I had a really pleasant experience here and will definitely come back for all my dental needs.
Always a good experience with Dr V!
Very thorough, gentle, and comprehensive. Dr. Veligdan walked me through everything and presented me with all options for care and gave very insightful thoughts on the different possibilities. Very happy to have found this practice.
Dr. Veligdan is extremely knowledgeable, professional, attentive and caring. After my previous negative experiences with a different dentist (whom, I later learned, had overcharged my insurance for procedures he had not performed), I was skeptical of trying a new dentist. To my surprise, I actually enjoyed my visit with Dr. Veligdan. He and his team are professional and take the time to explain the procedures and various options. They seem to genuinely care about their patients and I have already recommended Dr. Veligdan to coworkers and friends. I highly recommend him to anyone who is considering a new dentist!
Dr Veligdan was extremely thorough and took the time to understand my dental and medical history, as well as to explain what he was doing, and how to better take care of my already healthy teeth. His office was clean, neat, and the assistant was lovely and made filling out otherwise tedious paperwork a pain-free experience. I am glad to have found such a great dentist in my new neighborhood.
Dr. Bob was great!
Dr. Veligdan took the time to explain everything and answer all of my questions, regardless of how silly they were. He was kind, compassionate and gentle. I moved here three years ago and I'm grateful to have finally found great dental care!
Very thoughtful and followed up after my visit
Dr. Veligdan was amazing. He was very thorough and informative during my exam and made me feel very comfortable. Highly recommended if you're looking for a dentist who actually cares about you and not about lining their pockets.
Awesome dentist! Saw me right away and was extremely, extremely thorough, careful, and clear. Does an excellent job of making you feel comfortable and informed!
Jodi and Dr V are both
I am not normally one to review but I had a great experience, I was taken right in to my appointment, I filled out the new patient forms online. The doctor and his assistant were great, I had a dental exam and a cleaning. Dr. Veligdan was very thorough in his exam and I learned more about my teeth than any other exam I have ever had. He explained every xray and weak point and answered every question. My cleaning was also great, I highly recommend him!
Great quality work. I am extremely satisfied with my dental work.
He's always fantastic.
My first visit went much better than I've ever experienced with any doctor. There was no wait and he answered every question, plus offered different treatment options with the pros and cons. He was concerned with my whole health and reflected that throughout the exam. I definitely recommend Dr. Veligdan!
i've been a patient of Dr. V for about 2-3 years now, and I always appreciate his gentle care and positive attitude. He's also very conservative with treatment options, and is happy to "watch" how things progress as opposed to other dentists who suggestion procedures that might not be necessary in the long run.
He was an amazing doctor! He even called me after my procedure to ask how I was doing and if there were any complications from my procedure. I recommend him for anyone.
The best dentist I've ever visited. Had to get a crown replaced and he guided me through the whole process in a clear, calm manner, always making sure I understood what was going on. After that, he checked my other teeth and told me exactly what problems he saw, but he never pressured me at any time to get further procedures. He always follows up each appointment to check on how I'm doing. Even though he is out-of-network for me, I am gladly willing to pay extra for his service. Best-in-class.
Both Dr. Veligdan and his assistant Jodi were very professional - welcoming, gentle, willing to answer questions I asked and questions I didn't know to ask. I went into the appointment expecting (and willing) to be upsold for several procedures, but Dr. Veligdan thought that the procedures weren't necessary at the time and recommended we wait and watch the condition and address when it becomes more pertinent. I greatly appreciate this in a doctor.
Dr Veligdan answered all my questions and explained everything he was doing as he went along. Jody was able to handle all insurance inquires and make sure I was covered for all procedures.
Dr. Veligdan was fantastic in all respects. He was knowledgeable and gifted, able to make me feel at ease (no easy task!), and a pleasure to speak to. I cannot recommend his services highly enough.
Dr. Veligdan was very nice and took the time to explain everything to me, which was very helpful. He was very honest and explained which procedures were necessary and which were less important (and given that I did not have dental insurance, I definitely appreciate it!). I would go to him again.
I was seen as soon as I arrived. Great bedside manner, and also great views!
I liked that he was really thorough and explained everything to me.
Age old question of should the dentist disclose the cost of a procedure before he begins? I've had a lot of dental work done on my teeth, and his prices are by far the most expensive I've ever encountered. If you do go make sure you discuss cost upfront
My experience with Dr. Veligdan and his practice was nothing less than exceptional! You can tell he is a tremendously passionate Doctor whom not only has the skill and knowledge to assist you through any oral/dental discomfort, but also provides individualized care and concern for each of his patients by creating a plan, as well as personally calling to follow-up, which is very rare. On top of that, the office space was comfortable (tempur-pedic chair!) and Jodi, his assistant, couldn't have been more hospitable. Thank you!
Dr. Veligdan and his assistant make your typical nightmare dentist visit into a spalike experience! LOVE THEM! They are stuck with me :-)
He is the most like able dentist I have ever met and really takes time with patients. He tries to give you as much information as possible so that you can make informed decisions.
Great dentist, but double check before making an appointment about your network coverage.
He was extremely nice and informative. He took a lot of time to explain everything that was going on with my teeth- what he thought was good/bad, what we would need to correct, how we should proceed, etc. he was very nice and made me feel very comfortable even though I get really nervous at the dentist.
Dr. Veligdan is really thorough, kind, takes the time to explain things and then does a terrific job. He even calls to follow up to check if there are any issues with pain, etc. I never had to wait long to be seen. The office is very clean and modern. I couldn't have asked for more. Highly recommended. His team is great too.
Dr. Veligdan is an amazing person. He helped me understand the causes of the issues I face in my oral health, and will guide me through an effective resolution. He is a fantastic communicator (stemming from his 24 years teaching at Columbia) and has a beautiful philosophy of truly dealing with the cause, and not fixing a symptom. His staff is fantastic. This was the most thorough exam and cleaning I have ever had. I can't wait to return. Oh, and the view in the examining room is amazing.
Doctor Veligdan is very thorough and careful. He explained all options and let a patient to choose. He always calls afterwards to make sure that I am fine.
The office is rather old and AC were barely working. Other than that it was good.
Best dentist and the nicest you could even imagine!! Dr. Velogdan has taught in Columbia for almost 25years and his experience(expertise), dedication, detailed-oriented professionalism, and patience just show in every step along the way of the examination. He answers all my questions and explains everything thoroughly in both professional and abstract-easy-to-understand terms. I was about to do the crown bridge (which he taught more than 25years) and he even have his assistant check for me regarding its instance coverage. He waives a few items for me as well as first time courtesy (plus i am student). He is just best of the best and you will never complain a single about him! Hopefully he does a very good job on my crown fixing!
Smart, thoughtful dentist who likes to explain what he is thinking during the exam. Highly recommended.
Really excellent- took the time to explain everything. Very courteous. Personally cleaned my teeth rather than dental hygienest.
Great dentist! Good listener, very thorough and attentive. Explained everything in detail and was not rushed. Nice office and staff.
Excellent dentist! Extremely knowledgeable--- he educated me rather than just talking to me. Will return!
Fantastic care- highly recommend Dr. Veligdan. I have found my new dentist
My experience and the quality of service I received were excellent. I recommend.
Such an incredible dentist. And the most comfortable exam chair I've ever been in!
He was very thorough. He explained each of the tests he was going to do, and took the time to explain the results and answer my questions. Dr. Veligdan was so patient and really seemed to want me to leave knowing exactly what the issue was. Most of my doctors rush but he made me feel at ease and I appreciate that he wanted to explain everything to me.
Dr. Veligdan is a professional, thorough, and very patient doctor. He let my husband sit in on my treatment, explained every detail, and later called me to see how I was feeling. Courteous staff as well. Highly recommend.
Dr. Veligdan was thorough, clear as to what he was doing and needed to do. He was helpful as well and was honest about what needed to be done and when. Definitely recommend.
Outstanding service, latest technology, and friendly staff! It makes me realize I should have left my over priced previous dentist long ago!
Dr. Veligdan is such a pleasure. He's very thorough, knowledable and will work with you to find the solution that is best for you. He answered all of my questions and made me feel very comfortable. I highly reccomend Dr. Veligdan - I don't think I will be looking for a new dentist anytime soon!
Great practice! Both Dr. Veligdan and his staff (William) are very nice and helpful. William called me in advance of my appointment to inform me they might be running late due to a busy day, so rather than let me wait, they offered to reschedule. Dr. Veligdan and his assistant were also very personable and did a very good job with what seemed to be the latest technology. I was also billed for something that my insurance wouldn't cover and they absorbed that cost without question since it was their oversight. All in all great service.
Great Dentist! I would highly reccomend Dr. Veligdan. Saw him for the first time and plan to return.
My first visit was a great one! Dr. Robert Veligdan was very insightful and knowledgeable about his profession. He made going to the dentist worth wild.
Dr Veligdan made me feel completely at ease. I received fantastic treatment for cleaning, and consultancy. Also, the office has a number of useful gadgets that gives the patient, a better perspective on your teeth.
Very friendly, very professional! Such a nice Dr, and great staff. Thorough cleaning, very carefully done. Completely recommend. Thumbs up!