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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Steve Taranov is a General Dentist who first received his license as a dentist in Ukraine in 1991. He graduated from NYU College of Dentistry and received the Doctorate of Dental Surgery license in 2000. Dr. Taranov has undergone extensive training in root canal treatments, restorative, and prosthetic work.
Verified Patient Reviews
If an interrogation style bedside manner is what you’re looking for, you’ll love Dr. Taranov. Just my opinion, but I found him to be quite rude and arrogant. I don’t think I’ll be going back. Jack the dental hygienist was great, however. He was gentle yet thorough and very pleasant. The office manager either did not understand my insurance or had other motives. She explained that my insurance only covers cleaning and X-rays. That’s not true. Just be aware and talk with your insurance company before going. If you dare.
I've already recommended Dr. Taranov to all my friends. Very professional. Only positive experience!
The dentists who work here are very impatient. They like to get things done quickly and get frustrated when you start to ask questions about procedures they are doing on you. It was so bad with one dentist, I requested a new one for future appointments (who wasn't much better). On top of that they're work isn't very good. I had a crown put in at this office that kept popping out. One dentist ended up putting it back in and shaved it down so much that it had to be re-done altogether! It was redone by Dr. Taranov who I hoped would be the best dentist there, but that crown also ended up coming out just weeks after being put in. The dentists here are the worst I have ever experienced both in bedside manner and dental work.
Very good experience.
Had to do a root canal , difficult procedure with three canals. I felt no pain .
Dentist does not use zocdoc or update the schedule here , would not recommend .
Very professional, knowledgeable and attentive.
Worst dental experience ever!
Dr. Taranov is great and the staff is wonderful.
Dr. Taranov diagnosed and treated me in a very professional and friendly manner. I highly recommend him. Thank you.
I am very happy with Dr.Taranov. In addition to being a great specialist, he tries to minimize patient's pain and suffering.
Steve is the best dentist I have ever had
I am happy to find a doctor I can rely on. I am confident in his judgement and professionalism. He tries to make the process as less painful as possible. I got a new bridge today and am very satisfied with Dr. Taranov’s work. I would like to compliment the office: bright, clean, well organized. Every time I visited this office, I did not have to wait at all. I also like the fact that the office participates in ZocDoc. It is convenient. I give Dr. Taranov and his office the highest mark.
many weeks went by after my initial appointment which was highlighted by creating space for a bridge in my mouth but weeks followed before I received it which was not necessarily the doctor's fault. Now I have a bridge but a remaining tooth underneath the bridge he hollowed out is decaying ever so slowly with difficulty chewing without a low level of pain occurring so I will soon need a follow up visit to the same dentist
I was highly satisfied with my visit to Dr. Taranov. First, he saw me right away, according to the scheduled time. Second, and most importantly, the procedure that promised to be very painful, was done as gentle as possible. I am happy to find a dentist I can rely on.
Excellent dentist highly recommend
The premises were very clean and comfortable, and I had a very short wait time. Dr. Taranov moved quickly and was always concerned that I was not in pain, and worked hard to make sure my visit was a success.
Dr Taranov was quick and to the point. He outlined a plan of action for some high priority work I need done and his staff was excellent in mentioning some potential issues with my insurance. The hygienist did an excellent job with my cleaning, as well, and was friendly and comforting.
I really like the practice and have recommended it to my co-workers. my only dislike is that you only meet DR Steven the first appointment or if you have a severe case. I am normally seen younger dentists on their staff.
Best Dentist I've ever been too. Friendly staff as well!
Dr. Steve is Great I had a root canal done and I had no pain after
It was fast and right to the point. His assistants are one better than the other.
They work with you and very professional
Excellent; he is very patient, and explains what he's doing, as well as if any problems arise.
Dr. Taranov was extremely patient with me as I was extremely nervous with the procedure being done. I tried to warn him how horrible I was dealing with pain and drilling and once we got started my anxiety kicked in and he was so kind to wait and talk me down from being so nervous. He explained to me that he wouldn't let me be in pain and that really was what I needed to hear! Very appreciative.
Dr. Taranov was a true professional and I'm glad I went to him for my root canal.
Honest, personable, knowledgable...He got a thorough history of my teeth/oral health. Addressed all of my questions & concerns regarding my teeth. Easily could've said I needed work done regarding one issue I brought up (as other dentists did prior to him). Instead he told me it was something that was fine to wait on & see what, if anything, arose with it. He discouraged me from spending a couple thousand dollars on something he thought was largely unnecessary at the time. It's now over one year later, and that tooth is in excellent condition. He was right about everything he said!! This was after at least two dentists had pushed me to spend a few thousand dollars to correct this "issue" they said would have me in severe pain & damage to my teeth & jaw. What those dentists said rubbed me the wrong way so I sought another opinion from Dr. Taranov. I felt like he was more honest & knowledgeable about the issue right off the bat. I'm immensely grateful I found him!
I always have a good visit. Never have to wait long to be called. Dr. taranov has a great bedside manner.
The nursing staff is really top-notch here, I'm always at ease when I come in for a cleaning!
I had a cleaning and three cavities filled here. The lady who did my cleaning was a nightmare who bullied me and called me a baby while I was spitting buckets of blood and I actually think she chipped one of my teeth with her brutality, but unfortunately I do not remember her name. She was blond. The dentist was fine- I hardly spoke to him, he sat in the room by the chair and spoke to the hygienist as if I was not there. No complaints about the actual work done with the fillings.
Clean office, very personable. Highly recommend this doctor and office.
It was overall a great visit. Staff are very nice and attentive.
Before even seeing this feedback request, I was telling my friends that the bedside manner in Dr. Taranov's office was spectacular. The people were friendly and the service was fast, efficient and thorough. I went in the middle my workday and I was back at the office in no time. I drink a lot of tea so staining is a problem for me. I can honestly say it was the absolute gentlest cleaning I have ever had and she did a phenomenal job in a really short time! I have already begun recommending them! Thanks!
Dr. Taranov was fine. The other dentist who did a filling for me is the one that I found an issue with. He was a bit rushed and far too nonchalant with just getting through everything and not caring. I also didn't find the work done to be of that great of quality. Left my teeth feeling a little off.
Clearly a skilled professional, Dr. Taranov has an appreciation for his patient's work schedules. He is accommodating and direct.
Highly recommended. All of the staff was incredibly friendly and informative. They all did a great job of walking me through the process of a simple teeth cleaning. Dr. Taranov has a talent for explaining scientific dental topics in a simplified manner. Thanks!
Dr. Taranov is an excellent dentist. Very professional.
He was gentle and fast!!!
The dentist was great, however, I did have to wait long and the office was pretty quite. However, it is convenient to my office and for a yearly check up exactly what I need.
I thought Dr. Taranov was great, as well as the hygienist and her assistant. Except for the extended wait time (appointment was called for 4:00, and I waited until around 4:45), the entire experience was great and I would definitely recommend this practice for anyone looking for a friendly yet professional atmosphere. Especially loved the music that was played.
Very well-run office and professional staff. They seemed a bit rushed, and I had to wait (briefly) at several points both before and during the appointment (for the x-ray technician, for the hygienist, for the doctor). I will definitely be back for my future dental needs
First time at a dentist, thought everything was great but they make you wait a lot in between everything. My regular cleaning and visit by Dr. Taranov took a little under 2 hours. Besides the waiting, I would recommend.
ALL DENTIST SHOULD SEE HOW HE ACTS WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE THANKS FOR THE GREAT SERVICE DR
Dr. Taranov has the worst bedside manner of any medical professional I've ever been to! He made fun of me when I couldn't remember what kind of electric toothbrush I had and was all-around incredibly sarcastic and rude. The hygienists were equally rude. I have very sensitive teeth and the hygienist was very rough with my mouth. She basically just told me to stop moving and deal with it when I would twitch in discomfort as she tried to clean various sensitive teeth and she was very rough with my mouth. Dr. Taranov seemed knowledgeable enough but I would NEVER EVER go back.
It was a first visit so I will reserve permanent judgement, but it had been a while since I've been to the dentist and it my teeth showed it. Dr. Taranov used a neat camera and the x-rays to show me the problem areas and I'll be returning for more work. He seemed knowledgeable and friendly while at the same time being precise and thorough.
The staff and doctor were friendly and knowledgeable. The experience would be improved by 2 stars if they invested in improving the waiting room experience (design a logo, better signage, better seating, remove the photocopied framed warnings, better art work.
The appearance of the office was not what I expected, it was very nice and clean and spacious. The staff were very friendly and honest. The made me feel like I was in good hands and I was. Once I saw the dentist I was no longer nerves. He made me feel comfortable. He was to the point and honest, that's what I like!!!!! The best part, they take kids so I will be making an appointment for my boys!!! They have a patent for life now!!!
Few places accept my insurance and I've had some exceptionally disappointing experiences in the past. This place was clean, well-maintained, and most importantly, the employees were patient and friendly and happily worked with my insurance company to resolve a billing issue for which they were not responsible. It was a very pleasant experience and I would absolutely recommend them.
Friendly, Knowledgeable service. Would recommend to anyone
Very professional and timely. Didn't wait a minute over my scheduled appointment time.
He patched up my tooth with a temporary filling in under 5 minutes! It was incredible. Very efficient, even dental hygienists were very knowledgable. I'm pleased and impressed.
Professional, great staff, well established practice. I was completely briefed on the health of my mouth and had a thorough exam. I appreciated the honest and long term best interest approach of his office. I look forward to my next visit.
Excellent Dentist. Very thorough. Will continue to go to him for years to come.
I was seen by Igor Abayen,DDS. Service was excellent.
Cleaning is very fast.
20 minute wait, which wasn't that fun, and seeing the dentist never really is, but good quality service, I'd recommend.
GREAT AS USUAL
took my appointment on very little notice. got my teeth cleaned. went well. perfect experience.
Very nice and comforting
I spent more time with the hygeinist, Hannah, who was wonderful. She was professional, thorough and had a great bedside manner. I spent less time with Dr.Taranov, and as he seemed very busy, I could only experience so much. However, he was professional, informative and made me feel at ease.
He looks elder than the picture, but should be experienced, patient and professional dentist. Btw, the staff of the clinic are very nice.
No complaints, took good care of two of us in one day very quickly, professionally, and thoroughly. Checked things prior dentists did not, did not push unnecessary procedures.
more next visit this was just a consultation
very thorough !
Dr. Taranov was efficient and effective in conducting an analysis of the work I needed done, clearly explaining the reasons for his determination, teaching me oral care techniques of which I was heretofore unawares (and which were Google confirmed), and most importantly, when he did my three replacement fillings, the work was straightforward and turned out great. And though some may find the rather straightforward and decisive bedside manner off-putting, he clearly cares about his work and his patients, and the frank advice was something that I came to appreciate throughout my visits. The only drawback was the 15 minute wait in what must be quite a busy office.
The woman doing the teeth cleaning was terrible; process that should have taken 20 min was rushed in 5 min with no sensitivity to pain. It was literally like my teeth were just completely inanimate and not attached to a living person. Overall operation was not good; find a better place. Dentist said I had three minor cavities despite not having any ever in my life. I called my old dentist of ten years for a second opinion and he told me to do nothing.
First time I get upfront, clear, & detail information needed to make decisions. Very well run operation.
I came in for a second consultation about a problem, and explained that I was on a tight schedule. He listened to my explanation of the symptoms and history, did a quick but seemingly thorough exam, and came to the same conclusion as the first dentist I spoke to. His recommended treatment was practical and cost-conscious.