A general dentist trained at NYU College of Dentistry, Dr. Jeffrey Golden leads Williamsbridge Dental's gentle staff of board-certified dentists and certified hygienists, all of whom have at least five years of experience. Armed with digital-imaging technology, tooth wardens search out hidden cavities and expose patients to around 80% less radiation than a traditional x-ray (a $75 value). The dentist also checks for signs of gum disease, sharing tips for keeping chompers healthy and happy (a $42 value). A highly trained hygienist then banishes tartar, stains, and stubborn bits of masking tape with a thorough teeth cleaning (a $92 value), rounding out the one-hour appointment. With daytime and evening hours, the clinic caters to schedules stuffed with business meetings and soccer riot practices.
At Bronx River Dental, Dr. Irena Kravtsov greets her patients with a smile and a sincere, "hello." Though that could be said for many dentists, Dr. Kravtsov is trilingual, often greeting her patients in English, Russian, or Spanish. Her ability to speak the many languages of her patients is just one of the ways she works to make her clients feel at ease in her office. Her extensive education—which includes a residency at New York City’s Metropolitan Hospital Center and a degree from Rutgers University—gives her the tools to provide her patients with the best care possible. She’s also involved with the community, providing dental services to underprivileged children during Give Kids A Smile Day and other programs. With all the doctor’s efforts to make her office a welcoming and inclusive place, trips to Bronx River Dental are more comfortable for patients who have a fear of dentists, anxiety surrounding drills, or allergies to office waiting rooms.