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Dr. Roderick Lucente is originally from the Bay Area having completed his undergraduate studies in the Biological Sciences from the University of California, Davis. He pursued his dental education at Boston University Goldman’s School of Dental Medicine. He refined his dental expertise at Interfaith Medical Center Department of Dentistry completing a general practice residency where he returned to teach as an attending. Dr. Lucente likes to keep up-to-date on the latest dental technology by attending continuing education classes as well as being a member of the American Dental Association
Verified Patient Reviews
Lucente has a really good bedside manner and Alma is awesome.
He was thorough and willing to answer all my questions.
As always a pleasure!!
Amazing friendly cool staff very knowledgeable . Lovely office.
Small but clean and efficient.
Extremely good doctor! Nice quality. He listening to you all the times. Not crazy expensive. Much cheaper than my former Dentist. Filling with my former Dentist I was charged about 65 using my insurance. With this doctor is just 15 and the quality is way much much better than the Doctor Golden in the Bronx (Williamsbridge Dental Office in the Bronx - the attendants are great there but the doctor is terrible). Here the office is small, cozy but the Doctor is extremely efficient and competent I really recommend Dr Lucente as a Dentist.
Caring staff, clean (but small!) space. No real complaints, would recommend to a friend!
Extremely professional nice and has great energy makes me love going to the dentist
The whole staff is courteous and treats me like a friend whenever I come in. I never have to wait more than 5 mins during my appointment.
All the staff was kind and professional. I made my next appointment already!
He answered all the questions I had & I never felt rushed. He's very nice & friendly, highly recommend! Am going back in 6 months :)
Dr. Lucente is amazing. He's very personable and you can tell he loves what he does. He's extremely thorough, and took the time to explain everything. I'm so happy to have found this amazing dental office.
Love this office. Easy insurance paperwork, courteous, and kind staff. Great location.
He's nice. Gave me honest advice about my tooth and wasn't just trying to get money out of me.
Pleasant, friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Answered all my questions fully.
I love this office. The staff is great and Dr. Lucente is really great. Very warming and easy when cleaning or doing work on your teeth. All his assistants are really nice and gentle with you. Even when really busy you don't wait very long. Highly recommend
Dr. Lucente was extremely professional and very polite and personable. He was thorough and did not push for unnecessary procedures until I had exhausted other options. I would highly recommend him.
All staffs are nice and friendly and the doctor answered to my questions very precisely.
always does really good work, i would recommend him for dentures, extractions,post root canal crowns, my experiences are all good, including the hygienist who did my cleaning and xrays
Amazing doctor. love him
My daughter and I have been seeing Dr. Lucente for 2 years now. He's a kind, attentive and skillful dentist with a great team!
I would return, his staff is very nice and respectful. Good job with the cleaning.
Very clean, efficient and friendly.
Clean office. Pleasant staff.
Staff and dentist were super nice -- very pleasant visit.
I really appreciated how responsive the hygienist was to my needs. She recalled my sensitivity to pressure and cold, and problem solved in order to still fulfill the requirements of a proper cleaning, without the pain. I was really so pleased.
Very professional and dental hygienist fantastic!
The office staff and Dr Lucente were all very nice and professional. Once I was seen, the visit was very pleasant and efficient.The office was clean.
I was seeking a new dentist and really wanted a single practice, private office. Dr. Lucente had pretty good reviews, and luckily accepts my insurance. It was a great experience! He seems to really know his stuff, did a thorough exam, and cleaning (his hygienist was not in), all while being an extremely pleasant gentleman. His receptionist is also very professional and sweet at the same time. The only negative was that I waited for more than 30 minutes after my scheduled appointment time, but he was working on a patient so understandaby sometimes things run late. I will definitely be back and would highly recommend him to anyone in search of a new dentist!
Really enjoyed the professionalism of Dr Lucente's office. They saw me promptly, addressed my reasons for coming in completely, and did so in a courteous and knowledgeable way. I'll be going back!
I am always nervous about finding a new dentist but I lucked out! I went here for a routine cleaning/x-rays and then a follow up cavity filling. The receptionist was very friendly and the wait time was only a few minutes. The cleaning was great...the hygenist was very friendly and informative about what she was doing and answered all my many questions! The Dr. (Lucente) was also very friendly and well spoken/gentile. I definitely recommend this practice!
I've been to Dr. Lucente's office three times. The first time for a cleaning and check-up. That visit was good. I especially liked his staff. They were all friendly, and one gave me the most thorough flossing session of my life. They identified a cavity and told me that I needed to come back for a filling. The second visit, receiving the filling was quite bad. I was told they would be two fillings would be small (which I've had a number of in the past), but they were the most painful fillings I've had done. The real problem has been since the visit -- I had no pain in that tooth before the filling (I wasn't even aware of the cavity), but since the filling I feel extreme sensitivity in that tooth every time I bite down on something hard, like an almond or cashew. I visited a third time to let Dr. Lucente know about the pain, and after an X-ray he determined nothing was technically wrong with the filling, and the sensitivity should subside over time. It's been about a year, and while the sensitivity is less than it was, it's still present. My experience for the cleaning and consultation was good, but I would not recommend Dr. Lucente for any fillings, and I have since found a new dentist.
They were super sweet and attentive. They catered to my scarycat ways. They were gentle and I felt really cared for! I have already told two of my coworkers about the staff and experience. Highly recommend!
Hadn't been to the dentist in several years (partly because I don't have dental insurance), but Dr. Lucent and his team were all very kind and competent.
Clean, lovely office. Very friendly, professional, and efficient staff. Both the hygienist and the dentist were great! I would definitely highly recommend this dentist!
Quick and easy, as usual. Extremely friendly staff.
Friendly, thorough, honest.
Dr.Lucente is a professional, attentive, superb dentist. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for the best dentist in town.
A very nice receptionist called to confirm my appointment the day before and once again to confirm that there were no problems with my insurance. I arrived around 10:25 for my 10:30 appointment. I had already filled out paperwork online, so I just had to sign a waiver. The hygienist saw me promptly at 10:30. She did my ex-rays and was very efficient and communicative. She was smiling and talkative, but very professional. Roderick Lucente was also very nice and did a thorough job of looking over my teeth. The whole experience was very pleasant and I'm looking forward to my next cleaning!
Very kind, thorough, and professional. His hygienist, Alma, was particularly great, and immediately calmed my dentist fears.
Got a filling, that as right after I left, flaked off non-stop in my mouth. I kept having to spit out little bits of toxic filling. Two days later, the filling popped out! I would not go back.
Friendly staff and nice office. Dentist very professional and hygenist made me feel comfortable.. My new place for my annual cleanings and checkups!
its hard to like going to the dentist, but he is as nice as it can be.
Excellent care - The long wait was caused by many calls to the insurance company trying to figure out the appropriate coverage as it was my first visit to this dental office.
After having an awful experience at another dental facility recently, I am delighted to find Dr. Lucente who was efficient and knowledgeable. I did not have to wait that long and my cleaning was done thoroughly and painfully. I am definitely going back to see him again.
What a great place!!! The hygenist was amazing. I"ve never had such a thorough cleaning. She made sure I was comfortable and let me know what was happening. The place was small but updated and clean. I had no wait time. Dr Lucente was very nice too. He was straight forward and told me the issues I had. Did not try to push anything I didn't need. I'm happy to have found my new dentist.
The visit was fine. The staff probably doesn't really pay attention to comments on ZocDoc, they probably don't have time which is understandable. But zocdoc is fine for making an appointment but not really for communicating more than when you are going to be there, not any details of what you are coming for. If there are any details you need to convey before you get there, you are probably best to ask to speak to Dr Lucente on the phone for a minute, if it's really critical that he know something before you arrive.
Great! I was in and out with barely any wait time
Very kind, professional and approachable doctor. I have been coming to the clinic weekly for a month now to get some fillings and its going smoothly. Alma is a great hygenist and all the staff are really friendly and sweet. Its good to have a reliable clinic im the neighborhood!
Great dentist, very efficient and painless! The teeth cleaning was much messier than needed though, it's a good thing I went at night rather than in the morning before work!
Dr Lucente- Thorough , ,conscientious, excellent listener, ,gentle , easy to understand advice,
It was my first time at this office and I was seen right away, I didn't wait at all. The staff was very friendly. Alma took my X-rays and did my cleaning, she was very nice and made the visit very comfortable. As soon as I was done with my cleaning Dr. Lucente came in and was also very nice and very informative. I'm very happy that I made the decision to go to Dr. Lucente's office.
My hygienist was so lovely, I believe her name is Alma. She was so sweet from the moment she brought me in, and was very forgiving with me while I was having trouble holding steady for the x-rays. She did not hesitate to show me the images when they were done, and explained some basic things about the state of my teeth (e.g. tartar build-up, possible problem areas, etc), but also said that the Dr. would be able to see if anything was wrong. Then she popped open Spotify on the laptop and played music (Bruno Mars) while she talked (and joked) me gently through the cleaning. Dr. Lucente was also very nice. He jumped right in and started by asking me about what I was having trouble with—and he listened to everything I had to say. He did a thorough inspection and told me that I did have a cavity and some decay in my wisdom tooth, but I might just need fillings. I really liked that his go-to wasn't just extracting all 3 of my remaining wisdom teeth—that really made me feel like I could trust him more than my previous dentists, all of whom wanted to get those suckers out as soon as they saw my x-rays. Will definitely be returning.
For my first visit I was greeted with professionalism & I have to say it was one of the best cleanings I have had in a very long time.Everyone is so sweet. Definitely highly recommend to family & friends.
Roderick and team were great. I am so glad to have found them in my neighborhood!
Staff is very courteous. However, it is a small office and you will have to wait for them to get to you.
The hygienist was quick and precise in cleaning my teeth. Dr. Lucente discussed my x-rays and the condition of my teeth and gums with me in clear terms. He is empathetic and skilled.
Continued great experience.
The Hygienist, Alma, is the best.
I usually hate going to the dentist. However, they were so gracious and accommodating that I was soon put at ease. The rooms are set up to encourage relaxation and ease and are great for children and adults who are terrified of the dentist. They properly explained my benefits and now I will be a regular!
Staff was amazing and accommodating I was not a patient and had a dental emergency and they were the only dental office that said come right in. Not only did they accommodate me but they did a whole exam and saw the hygienist so I wouldn't have to come back 5 times. They reviewed the X-rays with me and explained all my options. My family now all have appointments to see Dr Lucente.
Great visit, just a long wait.
Both my teenage daughter and I see Dr. Lucente. We really like him and adore his staff. They are personable, kind, thoughtful and attentive.
Great staff! Dr. Lucente has a super "bedside manner" and altogether, I feel like I'm in great hands.
Everyone at the office is very nice. They do a good job and the exams are not as painful as they could be.
Excellent experience - cant wait to go back in 6 months! Love the staff :)
Everyone at the office was fantastic. Favorite dentist in my life time.
Good dentist and easy process. Short wait as well.
This office is always very friendly and welcoming, and Dr. Lucente is great. I did have to wait about 40 minutes on this visit but the time went by quickly.
The hygienist was super friendly and very thorough in her cleaning. The doctor was very knowledgable and answered all my questions.
My entire experience was amazing. This was my first visit, and will certainly not be my last. Everyone at the office is very cordial/accommodating and knowledgable. I look forward to my next visit!
Very friendly staff. Went in for pains I was getting on my gums. The wait time was a little more than what I expected, but they did an excellent job in explaining what was going on and how to fix the issue. I was out within no time.
Very pleasant and friendly staff! It was my first visit, and it was a really good one. Thanks.
Dr. Roderick Lucente's clinic, and his team (Alma & others, has been a gem of a find in Alphabet City. I would highly recommend him to anyone that lives within a few miles of Alphabet City/East Village.
I walked in on an emergency visit and they accommodated me right away. Dr. Lucente was very attentive and kind and his staff were fabulous!
boutique office. great staff. awesome doctor.
Great dentist & hygienist! This was a great experience, they were gentle but thorough!
Great guy and great dentist! Always listens to my concerns and answers all my questions in a very honest manner. Only problem was that I had an appointment and still waited about an hour before they could even put me in a chairt. Regardless, I will definately be going back.
Great experience overall. It's hard to find a good dentist, but Dr. Lucente and his staff are phenomenal. They're thorough, gentle, and don't try to sell unnecessary services. The only negative I can think of is that the door from the waiting room to the area with the dentist's chairs sticks quite a bit...
Everyone in this office is extremely friendly, and very accommodating. This visit was quick and easy, as usual!
Very thorough cleaning. Great dentist interested in taking care of you as a patient, and keeping your teeth in great shape going forward.
Getting an appointment was very easy and his office is very convenient for me. My hygienist had an excellent chair side manner and made me very confortable. Dr Lucente also has a great manner and is now my regular dentist.
Friendly staff, a pleasure to deal with.
The dentist was okay, I only talked to him for about 2 minutes if that. The hygienist that actually did my x-rays and cleaning was great. Very talkative and engaging...which can be off putting for some people but I enjoyed her energy. She was also great about explaining everything that was going on to me since the dentist is one of my least favorite places. The wait was an hour though...and I was seen after my scheduled appointment time...it seemed like they were overbooked...the waiting room was full.
I am very dissatisfied with both ZocDoc and this office because neither elected to inform me that Dr. Lucente no longer takes my health insurance. That information hadn't been registered with ZocDoc, so I made my annual appointment, and showed up, only for the doctor's assistant to tell me they didn't take my insurance anymore....it would have been much more responsible for them to keep their listings accurate, and updated.
Pleasant, professional service by everyone in this office. Clean, nice environment and helpful, expert advice. This was my first visit and I happily (as possible for dental visits) plan to come back twice/year.
Excellent visit. Xrays, and cleaning were performed thoroughly. Staff was wonderful and very kind (and gentle!).
Lucente and his staff were all friendly and professional.
Dr. Lucente was great, but the cleaning I got was the worst one I've ever had.
After "taking a couple years off" from the dentist, I was very nervous to go. Dr. Lucente and his staff were very friendly, while still being straightforward about how necessary it is to visit the dentist 2x per year. Two thumbs up!
Very unusual. It is really hard for me to describe or understand what the problem is but it is not a medical problem,he is a fine dentist and the cleaning was also good. I guess I have to say that the office is not well run and probably will improve with time or other changes
I had to wait over an hour for my appointment but the doctor was great - I would see him again.
Wonderful, my visit's with Dr Lucente are always very good him and his staff are very friendly and professional treatments are not painful even cleanings and deep cleanings . Margie
the staff is always pleasant , nice and welcoming. Dr. Roderick Lucente is always nice and very professional