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*At the time of scheduling your appointment please provide your Dental Insurance ID number in order for us to verify eligibility and ensure that you will receive proper coverage for your first visit. **We require a current full mouth set of radiographs (typically 18 individual xrays) prior to any cleaning or comprehensive exam. Please obtain them from your previous provider, or we can easily take them in office, once we check your insurance eligibility. ***We kindly request a 24 hour notice for any cancellations. Thank you! Dentistry is an amazing profession permitting me to be both a healer and an artist. Growing up in St. Petersburg, the cultural center of Russia, has greatly influenced my perception of what is considered attractive.Beauty, then, is neither a trend nor perfection, but a balanced set of characteristics, making each of us unique. As a dentist, it became my goal to recreate and restore it seamlessly. I am an open book to my friends, students, colleagues as well as patients and believe that every encounter with a human being can be an opportunity to learn something. I am, therefore, always a student myself and aspire to be better each day. What I have learned so far is that there is nothing impossible as long as I dare to reach for it. My patients’ gratitude humbles me; their trust in my ability and talent is what makes me being a dentist a true privilege.”
Verified Patient Reviews
My overall experience at Soul Dental was lovely. Every member of the staff was kind and helpful. Dr. Alterman was really great at explaining everything that was going to happen and answering my questions. She was never in a rush and was very personable. This was really the best dentist experience I’ve ever had.
Very high tech facility with friendly staff. Explained charges upfront for extra services not covered by my insurance, which I really appreciated. Will be back!
Dr. Alter man was very concerned with my well being throughout the intervention and made sure I was in no discomfort let alone pain. Nurse Christina (I hope I’m remembering her name correctly) was very attentive and caring all throughout the visit. Will be making this practice my first dental care provider !
I really enjoyed Soul Dental. I highly recommend. They listened to my request and responded with a response.
My visit was great. I got there on time and waited about 10 minuets. Dr. Alterman was great and the staff as well. My whole family goes there so we are happy with them!
Very nice, professional and knowledgeable. Would suggest her to anyone.
Reem was so warm and the whole office was very professional and knowledgeable! Highly recommend this practice!
Dr. Alterman is an amazing dentist and made me feel at ease with my treatments. I would highly recommend her!
I was asked to come in for an earlier appointment but then wasn't actually seen by the dentist for over 30 minutes. I've been coming here for about a year and a half and haven't wanted to change dentists but I wouldn't reccomend it because I feel like I'm not a priority when coming here.
Very dispointing. It feel more like they sell you everything they can than really be concern about your dental health. The doctor talk about aesthetic in her description when it is the worst fill up i ever had. Painful, messy and let me sharp and caved teeth. I’m also not sure if all the work that was done was necessary!! Definitely won’t use their services again.
I really enjoyed my first visit with Dr. Alterman today. She made me feel very comfortable and answered all of my questions very patiently and thoughtfully. I am looking forward to having her as my new dentist here in NYC.
Dr. Alterman has made my trips to the dentist stress free! Happy to have found Soul Dental.
Great experience all around! Super friendly receptionist, nice fancy office, doctors that actually explain what they're about to do, detailed bill breakdowns if paying out of pocket is needed. Definitely going back!
Everyone I met at the office (staff, hygienist, dentist) was courteous, caring and professional. Couldn't recommend the practice more!
I am very happy I started going to Soul Dental for my care. I have a lot of anxiety about going to the dentist, and everyone there has been so understanding and kind, they go out of their way to make sure I feel comfortable and supported. The office is fresh, modern and a very calm environment. Dr. Alterman was very attentive, kind, gentle, efficient, and checked in with me along the way during my procedure.
I've been to Soul Dental twice, and this is definitely the last time I'll ever go there. They told me my gums were inflammed, which I fully believe. Here's why: six months ago, when I went for a cleaning, they weren't inflamed. My gums were receding slightly and so the hygienist told me to brush more gently, to avoid brushing my gums, and to avoid hitting my gums when I floss. Which I did for six months. The lack of gum care led to my gums getting inflamed. Which I tried to explain to the dentist and a new hygienist this time around. They were dismissive; the hygienist even told me to YouTube "how to floss according to dentists" and I'd see that everyone flosses the way she was recommending, which directly contradicted the old hygienist's advice. In addition, the dentist tried to upsell me on a Sonicare electric toothbrush (I use an Oral-B electric) that was on display in the office THREE SEPARATE TIMES, and the hygienist tried to sell me on a fluoride treatment, an antibacterial mouthwash, and deep gum cleaning for the inflammation that came from their initial advice. I felt so put off after the appt; I'm finding a new dentist.
It was my second visit with Dr. Julia Alterman. Just stop by to pick up my night guard. Highly recommend her to anybody.
Very nice, kind and professional. My filling was done in less than 10 minutes. I was very satisfied with her service. I am definitely coming back for the next visit.
nice office friendly staff close to 1 train
The best dentist appointment I've ever had.
Amazing! Very clean, and very professional!
First time seeing Dr Alterman. I came because she was recommended by my previous dentist who moved away. She's great. I just needed a cleaning. No fuss, everything ran smoothly and she and her staff were helpful and pleasant. I'll be coming back in 6 months!
Dr Alterman is always very professional but makes you feel comfortable especially since we all know going to the dentist isnt the most enjoyable time. I would recommend her to any and all my friends. Not only is she flexible with her time but she puts her patients first and accommodates schedules even when going on vacation with her family.
I was cranky and rude and in a rush and Yuliya did a great job making me feel comfortable and ultimately having a great experience. Highly recommended
Great visit! I was very nervous to go the dentist but Dr. Alterman and the team at Soul Dental could not have been more pleasant.
Always enjoy visiting this office -- friendly, professional.
She's very good! Sharp and gets it done.
Dr. Alterman is very kind and has great bedside manner. She is very professional and makes you feel very comfortable - would definitely recommend her!
Extremely quick, friendly, and professional service. All the equipment is modern and brand new. Music selection is also fantastic. Best and quickest dentist visit I've ever had. Will never go anywhere else.
The best dentist I have been to. The dentists, assistants, and staff are all very nice and polite. The entire experience is very pleasant. I look forward to my visits there.
Dr. Alterman's staff did a great job cleaning my teeth, then provided me with a special mouthwash that creates calculus and told me that I needed periodontal treatment for my entire mouth. I've never been once informed from my prior dentists on Long Island that I am even at risk of periodontal disease. Now all of a sudden after 1 appointment I need a full mouth treatment....
I felt very comfortable with Dr. Alterman and her technicians. I started on the wrong foot, was irritated by a few unexpected things upon arrival to the office, but soon relaxed into the process. I felt we all were able to communicate well and are on the same track with what's next in my care plan. I felt I was listened to and respected, appreciated looking at my X-rays, discussing what was happening and creating a treatment plan as a team. Feeling secure that I'm in good hands.
Showed me what was damaged and how to improve it.
Dr. Alterman has a great bedside manner. Once we discuss concerns and treatment plans, I never feel pressured to do anything. The office is bright, clean and the staff is very professional and friendly.
I love that this is a female owned and operated business. I always feel very comfortable and the Dr and Hygienists are always really kind. Especially, when I am not sure of what treatments I've had. I highly recommend!
Dr Yuilya is a brilliant dentist and very gentle. I highly recommend her.
Found my new dentist!
CONS : I would go to her if you are getting treatment that is covered by insurance like regular dental cleaning. They charge you higher than what other dental offices do. (I'm guessing the rent is higher at this place?) PROS : Location. Wait time.
Overall a fine experience, though the amount of advertising/sales material in the office is a bit extreme. Among many other things, there's an attractively boxed Sonicare kit displayed on a swing arm at eye level immediately in front of the patient chair, so that you look directly at it throughout any procedures. It makes me doubt whether they can be completely objective in recommending products and home treatments.
Everyone there made me feel very comfortable and talked me through everything. Great experience.
Dr Alterman and the lovely hygienist were very thorough and kind. Great experience.
I've lived in NYC for almost 20 years and have not found a dentist (nor office staff) as efficient, accommodating, and sincere as Soul Dental.
Excellent all around experience!!
Dont let the modern decor fool you. I was given two fillings which made those teeth hurt more after the treatment than before I came in. After the treatment the DR even told me there is a good chance it will start hurting now. Never had a dentist say that AFTER instead of fixing the problem completely. When I emailed her receptionist about coming in to get this checked out I was told I would be charged to fix this. I emailed again and again and eventually was completely ignored. I had to go to another dentist who redid the fillings. I love getting my fillings done twice, for the double the charge, don't you?
Dr. Alterman is professional and friendly. I was nervous when I first got there, but she put me right at ease. She is extremely knowledgeable and truthful as well. I already recommended her to other family members and I will continue to recommend her to other family as well friends!
Excellent, professional and service with a smile.
The doctor only came to see me at the very end of my regular check up visit/dental cleaning. She was brisque but professional but since her visit lasted less than 5 minutes, I cannot provide more detailed feedback about her...
This was the first time I have been to a dentist and Yulia was extremely kind and detail oriented! She was very patient and explained all details to me and made sure I was comfortable! All the staff at her office are so friendly! This place is AMAZING! I strongly recommend!
Hello, I had a LOT of fear coming in to the office because I had been told 6 months prior, by a dentist in Hong Kong, to get a root canal immediately. I put it off and put it off and then it started to hurt so much. Pedro was friendly and got me right in -- the dental hygienist was awesome and the dentist -- she was lovely! I'm all set for my root canal on Monday. p.s. I love the Saturday hours!
Awesome office and a super professional and nice staff. Very happy with my visit.
Last minute appointment, very helpful and understanding.
Very professional, she presented me different options for treating a couple of problems I had. She was very transparent with the price and left me the time to decide what option would suit me best.
Amazing! Friendly staff and everyone made me feel so comfortable. Highly highly recommend!!
Most helpful as it was an emergency Very pro active and wonderful.
Highly professional and very friendly staff. I'll be back.
Fantastic! I've only been once but I'm actually excited for my next visit. I felt super comfortable asking questions, and everything was explained clearly to me.
I was very happy with my treatment here, especially by the dental hygienist. Well worth the money, even considering that I paid out of pocket.
She was very knowledgeable and gave great advice. Very sweet personality. Def will recommend her to other who are looking for a dentist.
The entire office staff was super friendly and quick. Dr. Alterman and the dental assistant took the time to explain everything they were doing and make recommendations based on my complaints, not out of the blue. I will definitely go back.
First time with Lily the Hygenist. She is thorough, helpful, proactive and enthusiastic. I really enjoyed my cleaning with her and came away with even more tips of great dental hygiene !! Love this dentist office even more! Highly recommend
Dr. Alterman has seen me more times than I'd like to admit and she continues to bring excellence to her position as my dentist. She does every single thing her or I can think of to make me as comfortable as possible. I can't express how many issues she's taken care of and how much grace she has in doing so. Dr. Alterman has steady hands, a steady, happy and winning personality and I'm lucky that I've met her. To be honest, she helped me more than almost anyone in my life and I won't ever forget that she brought me along the road to recovery. At times, I've been stressed and she's calmed me down though it's not really her job to. She goes above and beyond her job duties to make everything as perfect as possible. She's smart in analyzing problems that occur or previous problems, properly diagnosing and treating everything miserable issue I've had to make my life a whole lot easier. If you're considering her for the first time, she is definitely worth the visit and the dental office in general is a calm, easy-going place to be.
The doctor did a great job, and was very detailed in explaining the various options and treatments that I could pick.
Super cute office, great staff, great vibe, excellent facility!
The office is nice, clean and professional. All of the staff I interacted with were friendly and attentive. Was looking for a new dentist in NYC and would highly recommend!
Would recommend them to anyone. Beautiful office, so nice, made this chicken feel very comfortable!
Dr. Alterman was fantastic, as was her dental assistant! The office was super clean and modern, would highly recommend to anyone looking for a new dentist.
I've needed major work and have been to this office 6 times this year. Dr. Alterman is a total professional when it comes to dentistry but my experience always contains one issue. The reception-specifically Charlotte. Despite having a smooth sitting every time with Dr. Alterman, I have been overcharged 4 different times because of math/communication mistakes and have had to correct it myself with Charlotte being responsible 3 of those times. I sat for 30 minutes with no greeting by Charlotte at my last appt. despite my having spent a fortune. No reason was given for why I waited, no water was offered, I was totally ignored. Another issue is after I'm finished, because of billing errors, etc., it sometimes takes up to 30 minutes to do the transaction at reception and because it's small there, any other patients can hear all your business and charges. I know some of the other customers and don't like having them hear all my business. Despite these receptionist problems, Dr. Alterman and her assistants do everything they can to make me feel comfortable and it's appreciated. I have future work coming up and I'll continue to leave feedback.
Dr. Alterman continues to work on a major treatment plan for me and has been extraordinary in her efforts in planning and executing. Despite previous problems with the receptionist Chara or Charlotte, there were no issues during this session and everything went smoothly. This is my 5th time going this year because I needed extensive work so I've gotten to know how the office works. The dental assistants are friendly, comforting and helpful and the Dr. Alterman handles her tools with ease and expert knowledge while keeping me calm, relaxed and pain-free throughout. She herself also has a good bedside manner most of the time. The prices are comparable to list pricing-not low, not high. I recommend this dentist despite some minor problems with how the office is run. It's a newer business trying to get off its feet with two dentists that alternate days, so there are still some issues here and there considering their organizational structuring. It's very small without much privacy during treatment or payment, but it's totally sanitary and is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. I'll leave more reviews because I do need more work.
Doctor does not want to clean my teeth and her assistant asked me 10 times if she can clean my teeth. When I said I made an appointment keeping doctor in mind then no one was happy and within 10 minutes doctor cleaned and let me go. I didn't even feel like that teeth are cleaned. It's OK to have assistance to do doctors job but they should mention it clearly before the appointment. It's actually cheating.
Really nice friendly professional office, really good cleaning and helpful consultation.
Excellent everyone was great, I actually had Dr. Alexandra Yungelson, and she was great too! I am always seen quickly and everyone is very nice and personable. Highly recommend.
it's difficult for anyone to say "i liked my dentist", or "i liked the visit to the dentist" - and yet, this is how i found myself describing the visit. and didn't flinch at the thought of returning for further treatment!!
Yuliya was professional and friendly, and addressed my concerns but I was a little concerned about their payment system. They seemed to be pushing for more expensive procedures and mouth guards and after my routine check-up and cleaning I was charged a steeper co-pay while other dentists where I use the same insurance had the routine check up and cleaning covered. I would suggest not going here if you want to save money.
My visit to Dr. Alterman's office was great! The staff were all so helpful and informative. Dr. Alterman was thorough and took her time with me. The office was also super clean - I'd highly recommend!
Usually the idea of going to a dentist is scary but it's also a necessity. Soul Dental is awesome. Clean beautiful location with a very friendly staff. I'd went in for a general checkup/cleaning. I was seen instantly and greater by the dental hugenist. She was really nice and personable. Dr. Alterman is great and has an awesome bedside manor. She clearly explained the state my teeth were in and what the options were to correct things about my teeth that I've neglected. I would recommend Soul Dental to all of my friends. I'm happy to now have a local dentist and plan to go back for my 3 month check up!
Dr Yungelson was super friendly, helpful, informative and funny. Her staff were so nice and extremely helpful. My visit was a great experience. Thank you!
Beautiful office! Staff was very helpful.
Can not say enough good things about my experience. I hate the dentist and I really enjoyed my visit. Everyone was incredibly friendly and efficient. My hygienist was amazing and Dr. Alterman couldn't have been nicer. The office was modern and clean. Will definitely be coming back!
All around great experience! Would recommend to everyone
Full staff was great and friendly;was my first visit they made me feel very comfortable and at ease and even though I didnt have an apointment until the last minute. Doctor was very knowledgeable and provided step by step analysis and details regarding next steps and how to get back on the right track to healthier teeth. staff went above and beyond trying to work out a schedule for my next apointment. Thanks!!
The office has the latest technology to help me make an informed decision about my procedure. All staff were incredibly helpful.
Wait time between 30 and 60 minutes, but I also had to wait for quite a while during the appointment, waiting to have scans done for example.
She and her staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Love me experience here and she will definitely be my regular dentist now! Very clean and nice office as well.
Very easy in and out. Flexible to see me quickly and great customer service.
Super clean and pleasant office. Dr. Alterman listened and was extremely thorough. After having several terrible experiences with dentists, I am thrilled with the level of competency and service.
I always go in to the doctor at the earliest appointment possible to avoid any wait time.
She is an excellent person, very nice and very professional. She explained me two different ways I could do my treatment, I really loved that, she didn't just say ok I'll do it.
It was great. She explained in details everything about my teeth. I will come back.
Dr. Alterman was very nice and professional. And most importantly, I didn't have any pain at any point during my visit. I will definitely be coming back.
Very kind, funny, and didn't hurt a bit!
Happy with my exam and cleaning. Will be back when I need another.
I don't like dentist appointments, but Dr Alrerman was an exception. Great person and nice practice. I'll happily floss more and go back again!
I was overall disappointed with my annual cleaning appointment with Dr. Alterman, and will not be returning. The cleaning was fine, but seemed rushed and I felt like Dr. Alterman was rough and lobbing my head back and forth during the appointment. Secondly, I was disappointed by the admin staff. Several times they lost my information, requiring me to return to the office to confirm my insurance and id. I would hope the admin staff would be more careful with my sensitive information. Wait time was short, and the office was clean.
It was my first time and I was very impressed by the office. Very bright, clean and modern. And the staff was very nice and friendly. I went for a cleaning and consultation and it went very well with Dr. Alterman.
Doctor Alterman is very competent, knowledgeable, listens closely, and addresses questions excellently. This was my first visit with her/at Soul Dental Chelsea. I'm very happy with the high level of service and expertise Office/building: Soul Dental Chelsea just opened in August 2015. The office is new, clean, airy, color coordinated, and very organized. I also love the location and it is easy to find. I would highly recommend Soul Dental/Dr Alterman to anyone who is picky about dentists and dentists offices and want a high level of care and service!
Dr. Alterman was professional and to the point—not very personable but I didn't mind, as small talk is hard with a mouthful of fingers and tools. I appreciate that I was in and out quickly, while leaving confident that she did a thorough job.
I felt the cleaning wasn't done right, since I could feel build up. I called to make an appointment to correct this, the staff was very rude and said I should have said it right away, not the next day. And that I would have to pay to have this fixed. I requested to speak with the doctor. The other doctor in the office obviously approved the visit without charge. Dr Alterman fixed the situation, but she seemed upset about it. I believe that when a customer talks to a professional about a dissatisfaction, is giving the doctor or any other business an opportunity to do things right, but obviusly doctor Alterman thinks differently.
Dr. Alterman was professional, knowledgable and had a great bedside manner. She took the time to answer my questions. I was very comfortable in the office, it was cozy and clean. Between the x-rays, consultation and cleaning I was in and out in less than an hour. It was a very good experience overall.
Very rushed, messy (splattering my face, scratched my face with her tool accidentally), sort of rude.
She was extremely knowledgeable and explained the process. She eased my nerves and was very gentle. The office is extremely clean and all the equipment is super modern. They even show you close up pictures of your mouth which is very helpful when explaining the issue.
I wasn't impressed with the cleanliness of the hygienist, or with the fillings I received. The office is beautiful and the staff very nice, but it seems like the doctor is still finding her groove.
I know you are not suppose to judge "a book by its cover" but I just felt this visit was going to be good when I walked into this immaculate office. I am a firm believer that first impression is key and they did an excellent job with that. I was greeted right away by the very friendly receptionist. She was helping another patient but acknowledged I was there and said she would be with me in a moment. She helped me fill out all the paperwork as I was a first time patient which made it go quickly. I waited less than 5 minutes and the nurse came out to get me. Everything after that went smoothly and quick! GREAT JOB!!!
Great practice! Clean and very efficient. I had no wait time and the staff was all friendly and accommodating. The dentist was very thorough and honest with me, which I really appreciated. Great neighborhood dentist!
I like her youthful enthusiasm. Confident and pleasant. New clean office. Receptionists are friendly and helpful.
Dr Alterman is so knowledgeable and friendly. In addition to just regular dental hygiene, I consulted with her on porcelain veneers and she offered a wealth of advice and information that was greatly appreciated. She was seeking results that are best for me aesthetically and financially. Will recommend everyone sees Dr Alterman for their dental needs. :)
Dr. Alterman is straightforward, patient and kind. She answered my questions and was gentle in her treatment but I left there with a mouth feeling cleaner than it had in years!
Caring, approachable, friendly and thorough. Made me feel comfortable and my cleaning was great. She is my new dentist!
Very friendly, both Dr Alterman and her staff! The office was nice and new and very clean.
I saw Dr. Alterman today and I loved her. After not having been to the dentist for longer than I'd like to admit, she made me feel at ease and did a very thorough cleaning. I highly recommend her.
I was just expecting a cleaning. But upon seeing a major burgeoning issue, she took me right away. And I am well on my way to being better
Very knowledgable & clear explainations. Attentive, conservative with suggestions and i trust her.
Wonderful dental experience. Dr. Alterman was great.
Excellent dentist that genuinely cares. Even made a follow up call to see how I was doing. Very clean facility as well. Highly recommend Dr. Alterman.
I have high anxiety around medical professionals. She was amazing and eased my fears! Reception was so nice too!!!
First, loved that there was no wait! Then, during the check-up itself, Dr. Yungelson was very thorough and explained every little step. She was also very friendly and upbeat, so it almost made me forget I was at the dentist. Oh, and the patient's chair may be the most comfortable thing ever :)
I had a great visit - it was convenient, efficient, and Dr. Alterman was very friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend to others.
Dr. Alterman was very professional. I went in for a cleaning and she also took xrays and consulted me on the next steps i would need to have a healthier mouth :) She is also very personable, As well as the staff whuch made me feel very comfortable.. I think I found my new dentist.!
I went in for my first extraction and everyone was polite and professional to me. I would recommend this place to everyone I know!
She is very kind and knowledgable.
Dr. Alterman and her staff were excellent! Dr. Alterman is very friendly and knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything to me in great detail. The office is spotless and super welcoming. Communication between Dr. Alterman and her staff is great, very organized. I would definitely recommend Dr. Alterman's practice!
Nice office, very clean. Friendly staff and would highly recommend Dr. Alterman!
Very clean & friendly !
Dr. Alterman and her staff are wonderful! Everyone is knowledgable, helpful and friendly. The office is extremely clean and welcoming. It's clear as soon as you arrive that the practice is very organized and collaborative. Dr. Alterman was very thorough and answered all of my questions with a lot of great insight. I would definitely recommend her!
Dr. Alterman was great! She was knowledgeable about the problems I was having and explained everything to me really well. The clean was really thorough but quick, and she filled a small cavity she found during the same appointment for me. Everyone there was super friendly and easy to talk to. And the office is brand new, super clean and modern. Highly recommend her practice!
Very pleasant and clear in all explanations; she informs the patient each time she's doing a procedure, even for a simple routine cleaning. Took me right on time.
Doctor was very knowledgeable and gave consideration and consult on every single issue I had (and I had a quite a few!). The procedure went great and was painless. Coming back in a week for a follow up appointment.