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Dr. Robert Veligdan, DMD

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

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.

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Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
  • Dental School - University of Pittsburgh, Doctor of Dental Medicine

Professional memberships

  • Institute of Nutritional/Systemic Dentistry
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
  • Holistic Dental Association
  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Awards and publications

  • Assistant Professor of Dentistry for 24 years at Columbia University
  • Selected as one of New York's leading dentists by New Life Magazine
  • Appeared in the premier issue of Marquis' Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1134325335

Office locations

Robert G. Veligdan, DMD

343 West 58th Street, Suite 5

New York, NY 10019

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Don't do what I did and put off the inevitable...it wasn't as bad as I'd feared:-) Dr. Veligdan is an expert in his field, experienced and supremely gentle. He did a beautiful job and I'm picky. The fillings match my teethand more importantly, I was spared a root canal - it was a close call! I will recommend Dr. Veligdan to everyone I know. Great follow up and an office that genuinely cares. No sales pitch or judgement. Finally a holistic dentist who understands and is respectful of an alternative health viewpoint! Now to stop grinding....
Less than 1 month ago
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So patient and informative
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Always thorough and Explains everything very well. Have been going to Dr Veligdan for many years and have never had a problem. Moreover he has worked miracles in saving some teeth! Also his office scheduling and billing is so efficient.
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Dr. V has been my dentist since around the late '80s/early '90s, so that should say it all. My whole family went to him. He was an early pioneer for removing toxic mercury fillings back in the day and has savedquite a few of my teeth from root canals. He can be feisty, but that is part of his charm. If you like a consummate, detail oriented holistically-bent dental professional, I would highly recommend Dr. Veligdan. His staff are also wonderful.
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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.
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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 aresult 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.
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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.
Less than 6 months ago
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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.
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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 managerKathy 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.
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He's the most skilled in the business. Works very well with my insurance. Painless.
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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 Iwould 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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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!
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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
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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!!
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
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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 allof 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.
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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.
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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.
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Doctor Bob is a genius!! I feel fortunate to be his patient. He's the best ??
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Best cosmetics Dentist I've ever known.
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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He is my Dentist and i put my full trust in him! I would recommend him to anyone!
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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. Bestdentist 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.
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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.
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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!
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It was the best experience I have for a dental visit
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I recommend this dentist to everyone he's the best! Makes me feel very relax and always timely. Excellent work
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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 equallycompetent and serve the patient with care and respect.He is a gem in todays world of dentistry!
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As always, Dr. Veligdan was professional, personable, informed and prepared. I have long benefited from his care.
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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. Whilehe'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!
More than 1 year ago
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He's excellent. Best Dentist one could ask for. Highly recommended!
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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.
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Dr. Veligdan was very kind and welcoming. I had a great first appointment!
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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.
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Very thorough dentist!
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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 hadfrom 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!
More than 1 year ago
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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. Heexplained 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.
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They are very nice people and the service was good. I will certainly be going back
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AMAZING!!! Best Dentist I have ever been to! Great staff! Overall great experience.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Great!
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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.
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Always a good experience with Dr V!
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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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), Iwas 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!
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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.
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Dr. Bob was great!
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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!
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Very thoughtful and followed up after my visit
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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.
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