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Dr. Terry Unchalipongse is a dentist and cosmetic dentist in Brooklyn, NY. He sees patients for a wide variety of services including: teeth whitening, fillings, veneers and Invisalign. Dr. Unchali studied at New York University where he also completed his Residency in General Practice. He also earned his MPH at Columbia University and his BA at Cornell University. On top of his academic achievements he is fluent in 6 languages including: English, Spanish, Bengali, Japanese, Thai and Mandarin. Dr. Unchali's friendly personality and professional care make him one of the most sought after dentists in the area. He is excited to take on new patients and is looking forward to meeting you!
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Very professional, very nice, very thorough. Pleasant atmosphere.
Super awesome staff. Knowledgeable and friendly!
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff!
The Dr was very knowledgeable, i have to have some implant work done and his office has a specialist which i thought was great. I think i finally found a new reliable dentist!
Had a very bad experience at this dentist office. Had a deep cleaning procedure done and had 4 subsequent visits within 4 weeks due to an infection that persisted after the cleaning was provided. Provided inaccurate medical advice and almost had my tooth pulled unnecessarily. I've heard similar stories from other patients in the area and wish I had known before booking. Never again.
Fast and efficient doctor. Pleasant staff. Neat office
My visit was GREAT.... Very opened in what I needed to be done, and great care with my tooth. Dental assistance was amazing and entire office was so nice.
I love how ethnically diverse the office is. The receptionist was helpful and professional. The dental assistant was friendly and informative. It wasn't easy to hold down a conversation during a teeth cleaning, but she made the experience much less uncomfortable. The doctor seemed knowledgeable and experienced. He has a gentle confidence to his demeanor and I appreciated him taking the time to answer all my questions. Overall my annual checkup there was a quick, pleasant, and seamless experience.
First time at this dental office and staff was very nice and calming. I don't like the dentist much, but they're very reassuring. Clean and excellent service.
He was very short and his staff was not accommodating at all. I had a difficult time with the office manager to get a referral for an extraction. I expected much better
Staff are polite and welcoming Dr. Terry is professional , patient and gentle with good bed side manners
He is great! And dentist you can go to and not worry about anything.
Dr. Unchali is great, but some of his desk staff are problematic. Really egregiously, his oral surgeon is unprofessional and tends toward sexual harassment.
I just went in to ask his advice on a problem and he didn't charge me a cent. The staff were also lovely.
I had 2 cavities and Dr. Unchalipongse explained everything that was going to happen clearly. He ran the costs so I could be confident I could afford it (I am a student) and gave me discount if I did both fillings that day. I love this office and recommend them to all my friends.
Dr Terry and his staff are the BEST!!!!!! I appreciate their kindness that left me feeling very at ease. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!
I went for a emergency was treated right away and everyone was courteous and professional.
Great visit, very fast and efficient
I went in with a bit of an emergency and not only was the service very fast and professional but they brought me in earlier than my appointment. Ended up needing a root canal that when very smoothly and was very thorough. I'm glad to have found a dentist I like so close to home.
Best dentist experience i've ever had. Got a wisdom tooth extracted and it took less than 5 minutes. Its the day after now and I am experiencing no pain whatsoever. Very, very well done.
I feel confidence in him.
This place could not have been better. Clean, welcoming, state of the art office and equipment. Professional and friendly staff who were prepared for my appointment before I arrived, no wait time, both dentist and hygienist provided high quality care with great bedside manner. All issues were explained and discussed with me thoroughly. Plus open on Saturday! I have a dental insurance provider thorough work with limited in-network dentists available in the area. These guys were in-network and checked with my insurance two days before I arrived. Really could not be more positive about this experience.
Dr. Teerawee is very kind and professional. He is a gentle dentist and did an excellent job.
Super personable office. Clerk was so nice and so helpful! Hygenist was super gentle and careful. I found my dentist !
Everyone was really kind and they each gave me the feeling that I was in good hands.
I had never been in so much pain after I left this office. When I went back as a follow up, I then had a cavity that was not there on my visit a couple weeks prior.
Outstanding experience all around! Great office, new equipment and wonderful staff. Made going to the dentist a pleasure. Just need to add some ESPN to the monitors in the rooms and it would be irreproachable!
Very prompt and professional!
I was having tremendous tooth pain and had an emergency visit.. Terry and his staff were great and explained everything I needed. Terry worked quickly and resolved my issue - highly recommended.
Definitely quick - I was seen right away, and I had the consultation, x-rays and a cleaning within a half hour.
Brooklyn Family Dental is great. They are kind and efficient and I have never been made to feel like an idiot for having a need for a filling. The office is in an old brownstone which is different but don't let that stop you - I am so glad I get to leave my dentist and be home in minutes!
I was scared but everyone did their best to make me comfortable and I left pleased and relieved of my toothache.
I am terrified of dentist, but they made me feel very relaxed, and assured me I will be fine. Dr. Terry explained everything to me and what needs to be done. The receptionist and also the hygenist was also great. I am definitley going back again.
It was great! Everyone in the office is friendly and professional.
Everything positive. They were able to accommodate me when I needed to come early. Everyone was extremely nice. The hygienist was wonderful; most pleasant teeth cleaning every. Have plans to return was to a crown replaced.
Terry Unchali and his team at Brooklyn Family Dental are great! Everyone is friendly and helpful. Terry is very thorough and always answers any questions I have had and has always taken the time to explain any problems he has found after my exams. Terry did really great dental work for me and will always be my dentist of choice :D
Really impressed. Thorough, professional treatment, friendly people, no wait time, efficient, detailed and comprehensive diagnosis of problems and a sure route to fixing them! So pleased this dentist is only a few blocks away. We got lucky with this one!
Everyone was so kind, even though I hadn't been to the dentist in a while. Thank you!
The dentist, hygienist, and staff were all wonderful. I went in for a cleaning and my teeth have never felt better. The cleaning was a lot more thorough then dentists I have visited in the past and I was in and out in less than an hour.
I really like going to Dr. Unchali. He recommended an amazing root canal specialist and is now providing me with a crown. He doesn't tell you everything he's doing, so if you like to know what to expect I wouldn't recommend him. But he is also very quick, efficient, and warm, making up for his terseness.
He is the best!
Always friendly and prompt. Ask about their finance plans for cleaning packages. Great deal for people without insurance.
Clean up your office
The whole team was very patient with me even though I have a fear of needles. They kept me distracted and it was a quick procedure. The office is in a brownstone and was small, yet highly functional and well decorated. They even played music while I had my work done, which was very nice.
It's was great. Fast and painless just how I like it. :-D
I would definitely recommend friends to this office. Very friendly and very professional care.
I found him very calm and at ease. It's obvious that he is knowledgeable and thorough. He made the entire process very easy. There was no wait. He outlined what needed to be done and pointed out what was most important to get to first (I have a lot of work that needs to be done). His staff is very organized and keeps things moving smoothly.
He's nice and a good dentist, but the room is a little messy and there's no assistant.
My husband and I both had cleaning appointments here and neither of us were super impressed. Dr. Unchalipongse was very nice, but came off as very timid and didn't make either of us feel very confident or comfortable. Also, my insurance policy at the time was pretty strange, but most of my dental insurance has been throughout my adult life, and I don't think they ever figured out how to bill us correctly since I never received a single document from my insurance company. He was running on time for all of our appointments, which is great, but I don't think we'll be back. I think mainly his personality just wasn't a great fit. Would prefer someone who shares a bit more information about my care and a bit more outgoing.
Friendly staff and knowledgable dentist.
Very quick ... not very thorough cleaning.
Excellent. He repaired two cavities in about 20 minutes. He also knew that Novocaine was unnecessary for the depth of the drilling he would do, so I didn't feel much pain at all, and I didn't end up with a numb face after leaving his office.
my visit was very good, the Dr took time out to answer my questions without hesitation and explained to me in depth what else i needed to do and the reason why. Why inside the hallway looked the way it did bu. looked different. The only thing I did not like was the entrance inside the hallway maybe its under construction. Otherwise service was excellent.
I came for teeth whitening. The Dr. did not show me a chart identifying my current tooth color and then compare it against my results. I was treated for one half hour as opposed to the advertised hour. Results, not great. There was barely a difference to be seen in my teeth. I guess it's because I used a coupon. Savers beware. Clean office and bathroom at least.
He was professional and friendly, and very thorough, going over many of the things he saw on the X-Rays with me, even when they turned out to be benign.
He had good bedside manners. Thorough in explaining my x-rays, diagnosis, and payment options. Ofice was well equipped and welcoming.
He was very nice, but I had not had a cleaning for over a year and he was finished in 10 minutes. He was working so quickly he was extremely rough and clearly missed spots. I wanted more personal attention.
Dr Unchali is a great dentist. He is sincere and friendly. It doesn't seem like his does work that isn't neccessary. Also, the woman at the front desk (can't remember her name) is great. He has been my dentist for 2.5 years and I will continue to visit his office.
Doctor Terry has been my dentist for the past couple of years. He is head and shoulders above the past dentists I have seen. He does much of the work himself rather than relying on a hygienist so he is very aware of your situation. His office staff is very warm and efficient and I have never waited longer than 5 minutes at his office. He has a new office which I have not yet been to so I cannot comment on it but my partner, who is also Doctor Terry's patient, says it's great.
I wish I found Dr. Unchali sooner! Very professional and clean office.
I really like Dr Unchali. It's a small and quaint office. He has some high tech gadget that replaces using xrays! But unfortunately he doesn't take my new insurance so I am pretty bummed.
I really enjoyed the visit to Dr. Unchali, he was highly professional and very courteous and friendly. Oh and he did a great job on my teeth.
My wife used this appointment today and was VERY impressed by the friendly service.
My visit with Dr. Terry was excellent. Very informative session about upcoming dental work. Very professional.
extremely informative and patient. came here for an emergency root canal and had immediate assistance with a thorough exam while he explained all the detailed steps to the procedure.
Didn't feel the needle which is an A-Plus. Same day appointment and very imformative.
He was gentle and I felt totally relaxed. He explained everything and spoke with me about the work my insurance plan etc. Very professional service.
office was not sanitary
He does not have a dental assistant. It's a messy affair. He doesn't pay attention to detail and I feel as though he doesn't keep the rooms sufficiently hygienic. Honestly, if all of the dentist experiences I have had in my life, this has to rank as the overall poorest. Sorry doctor, it's not personal but it's not good enough.
I will be a patient for a very long time, and suggest him to many people.
My visit with Dr. Terry Unchalipongse was very professional, I enjoyed how he explained to me each step that he told. I would recommend him very highly.
Dr. Unchali is an excellent professional, with a wonderful staff. They were very accommodating, and talked me through every step of my visit. He has been our family dentist for some time now, and I am glad I switched over to him today!
He's so nice! And he makes the visit painless, quick, and easy. Will definitely continue seeing this dentist.
If you don't have insurance forget about this doctor. It is way overpriced.
Dr. Terry answered all of my questions clearly and without any guilt tripping. Having the TV on for you while he works is a nice touch, especially for those like me who dislike going to the dentist.
competent, kept telling me what he was doing as he was doing it...
Dr. Terry was polite and easy going. He explained the results of my examination and the treatment he recommended. Since I am not covered under insurance, he told me the costs of each procedure. Having also looked into other dentists in the area, I felt the price was very reasonable.
stated a fee would be such and such on next visit and raised it when i returned then backed down - never heard of lichen planus a condition i suffer from - made me go back repeatedly for cleanings, segment by segment , that other dentists do all at same time - never want to see him again
My experience with Dr. Unchali was spectacular none the less as many of the previous 5 star reviews. I've had bad experiences with the dentist so it took a lot to just book the appointment to get my teeth cleaned and checked. Should I dare say that Dr. Unchali was most gentle, thorough with his cleaning and thoughtful in carefully explaining to me how my teeth were? Well, my visit was so comfortable and I was totally at ease that I didn't want to leave the chair! I'm so happy to have found such an awesome dentist and I've highly recommended him to everyone!
This was by far the best experience ever at the dentist. I'm super afraid of the dentist, but Dr. Unchali was so gentle, caring and professional. I was watching Adele on youtube and before I knew it, he was finished with my filling and I was out of the chair. He lets you know what he's doing and there are no surprises along the way, plus he treats you like family. He's absolutely the best dentist ever and I've already recommended him to all my friends, family, and coworkers.
The cleaning was not thorough enough, will not be returning.
My first visit with Dr. Unchali was a dental emergency. He saw me immediately after my paperwork was completed. He very quickly assessed what needed to be done with my teeth and went to work at once. I was in and out of the office within an hour of my appointment time. I will be back to visit for the remainder of my procedure, as well as for all of my future dental needs. I have already recommended him to a co-worker and will be recommending him to all of my friends.
I had been looking for a local Brooklyn dentist, saw Dr. Terry on ZocDoc and decided to give him a try. I'm happy I did. The office is located in a converted mansion with a somewhat creepy exterior, don't let it scare you away! The reception area is small and cozy. The actual work area is very clean. Dr. Terry is great, explains everything clearly, is very gentle and he has super high tech equipment. Plus, the paste he uses for cleaning teeth is delicious! What gives? I'm signed up for my next appointment.
Incredibly thoughtful and helpful
Dr. Unchalipongse is very professional and caring. I feel very fortunate to have found such a great dentist in my neighborhood.
I have been going to Dr. Unchali for about 3 years now and he has always been extremely thorough, as well as gentle and informative in his bed(chair)side manner. Always willing to talk through multiple treatment options and goes into detail about the reason and benefit for each. Great office and staff too. Highly recommend!
Awesome doctor, super personable, and nice staff. The fact that I was contacted after my appointment and followed up with made such a huge difference. They even let me know when there were issues with insurance. Definitely recommended.
I went to Dr. U's office for a routine teeth cleaning. He is the friendliest person and his office has a nice modern decor to it while making you feel like home. Where else can you watch YouTube videos while getting your cleaning done? I would recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Unchali is my favorite dentist. His cleanings are very gentle and thorough and he is very personable. I have been going to him for years because I trust him more than any other dentist.
Dr. Terry is the best dentist I have been to. He really cares for his patients and made sure that I understood everything he saw in my pictures. He is AMAZING and I recommend him to everyone.
Dr. Unchali is a great guy who happens to be a great dentist. I was greeted almost immediately and spoken with honestly and personably. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks.