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10 Best Dentists in NYC Who Accept Medicaid

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Our clients who enroll in the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) know that they need to be on medicaid in order to qualify for the program. 

 

In order to help you make a more informed decision regarding your health, we put together this guide of the 10 Best Dentists in NYC Who Accept Medicaid

 

(Below is a list of doctors with different specialties who accept Medicaid)

NYC OBGYNs who accept Medicaid 

NYC Cardiologists who accept Medicaid

NYC Psychiatrists who accept Medicaid

NYC Urologists who accept Medicaid

NYC Pain Management Drs who accept Medicaid

NYC Neurologists who accept Medicaid

NYC Podiatrists who accept Medicaid


Finding an excellent dentist with great reviews who also accepts Medicaid is a tall order in New York City, but believe it or not they do exist! 


Dentists who accept Medicaid insurance are located in various areas of the city and below we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 dentists in NYC who accept Medicaid and ranked them to make your search easier. Read about each one to find the right dentist for you.

What do dentists do?

Dentists are medical doctors who diagnose and treat diseases involving the mouth, gums, and teeth. They play an important role in the overall provision of health because diseases, injuries, and disorders of the mouth structures and teeth can lead to poor health outcomes overall. The health of the mouth has an impact on the health of other areas of the body too. Dentists can help you take better care of your mouth, gums, and teeth through regular cleanings, check-ups, and treatments.

Dentists perform a variety of different procedures that are geared at helping patients achieve not only good oral health, but also a pleasing aesthetic to their smile. 

Many dentists provide not only general dentistry services (tooth extractions, fillings, check-ups, and cleanings to name just a few), but also cosmetic dentistry services (including teeth whitening, Invisalign treatments, and dental implants). It’s common for dentists to provide education and advice to their patients about how to achieve better oral health and desirable cosmetic outcomes for their teeth.

Does New York Medicaid cover dental care?

New York state is required to provide dental benefits to all children who are covered by Medicaid, but adult dentistry is also covered as long as the benefits are provided for essential services only. 

Treatment of baby teeth for children who are Medicaid recipients is one of the only childhood dental services that is not typically covered (without making a special appeal), but for adults in New York, Medicaid cannot be used to cover many dental services that may be covered in children. 

Special rules and guidelines must be followed by the dentist you choose to work with to establish and execute a treatment plan for adult patients who are seeking dental care in New York City using their Medicaid plan.

To qualify for coverage under Medicaid, treatments often cover replacement, but not treatment of a diseased or injured tooth. Attempting to save a tooth through endodontic treatment is considered inappropriate by Medicaid if the prognosis for the tooth is questionable. In these cases, tooth extraction and replacement is generally required. If your dentist feels that treatment is the only viable thing to do, they will need to present your case to the Medicaid authorities.

Medicaid has special rules regarding benefits and coverage for endodontic (root canal) treatment. In some cases, root canal treatments are covered, but this is not always the case. If you need a diseased or injured tooth to receive a root canal because it is needed to secure a denture in your mouth, the NYS Medicaid Program may approve it, but otherwise, it may not be covered.

Adult patients who are approved for Medicaid may not be covered for treatment if the proposed treatment plan involves an excessive number of teeth, or if the tooth that needs treatment is not considered essential. Medicaid may require radiographic images and other diagnostic information to support the appropriateness of any given treatment and to establish the necessity of certain restorative procedures.

Adult patients who are covered by Medicaid in New York state and who require dental care may or may not receive benefits depending on their specific situation and health status.

 The state of New York has some flexibility in determining which dental benefits are provided to their enrollees and many of these rules and regulations change from year-to-year. Most states do, however, provide emergency dental service coverage for adults.

Does New York Medicaid cover orthodontic procedures?

Medicaid only covers orthodontic procedures for children under the age of 21 years who have severe, handicapping orthodontic issues. 

Malocclusions (an imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaw is closed) is one of the only orthodontic diagnoses covered by Medicaid and it is limited to only three years of treatment plus one additional year of retention care. Children with a cleft palate may be approved for additional orthodontic treatment times under certain conditions.

New York Medicaid Coverage for Children

According to Medicaid rules and regulations, all child enrollees must receive dental screening and diagnostic and treatment benefits. Dental services covered by Medicaid minimally include the following:

·   Teeth restoration

·     Relief of dental pain

·     Treatment of dental infections

·   Maintenance of dental health

Any dental service that is medically necessary for a child, must be provided. The medical necessity of any given procedure, however, is determined by the state of New York. Any condition that is discovered during a check-up that requires treatment must be provided by the state, even if that procedure is not covered by the state’s Medicaid plan.

For children, dental services must be provided at regular intervals that are in line with reasonable standards of dental practice, or according to medical necessity. To determine medical necessity, your dentist may need to consult with state-recognized dental organizations that are knowledgeable about children’s dental needs.

Best Dentists in NYC Who Accept Medicaid

1. Peter Benson, DDS (5 stars)

Dr. Benson has excellent reviews because he takes the necessary time to answer questions and offer a gentle touch to his patients. He works at Great Expressions Dental Office in Yonkers providing affordable dental care to Medicaid patients. He has been practicing dentistry for 53 years.

Services

·       Oral Surgery

·       General Dentistry

·       Invisalign

·       Periodontal Treatments

Dr. Benson’s Practice

Great Expressions Dental Office

2176 Central Park Avenue

Yonkers, NY 10710

914-337-2600

School/Education

·       Graduated from NYU Dental School (1967)

 

2. Dr. Gyu-Le Song, DDS (5 stars)

Dr. Gyu-Le Song is a dental surgeon in New York who accepts Medicaid insurance as payment. He is a member of the Dental Work NY team and provides an innovative perspective on dental care. Dr. Song is focused on the patient, and he strives to create an environment where patients can feel comfortable, safe, and secure. He is highly attentive to detail and gives his patients the smiles they deserve!

 

Dr. Song has been described as extremely friendly and attentive, and he is also said to have a professional manner. The Dental Work NY offices are all sanitized according to the regulations established by the CDC so as to ensure a safe environment for both patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Services

Dr. Song provides the following dentistry services to his patients.

·       Routine restorative treatment

·       Crowns, bridging, dentures, etc.

·       Endodontic treatment

·       Extractions

·       Periodontal therapy

·       Fillings

·       General dental cleanings

·       Root canal

·       Veneers

Dr. Song’s Practice

Dr. Song practices dentistry at the following locations:

Comfort Dental Care PLLC

 591 East Tremont Ave.

 The Bronx, NY 10457

 (646) 393-5181


 Dental Arts

 437 West 127th St.

 New York, NY 10027

 (646) 827-9819

 

 School/Education

·       Received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2010.

·       Graduated with his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston in 2015.

·       Completed his Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Colombia University - College of Dental Medicine in 2016. 

Board Certification

·       American Dental Association (ADA)

·       New York State Dental Association (NYSDA)

·       Basic Life Support Certification

 

3. William K. Chan, DDS, P.C. (4.8 stars)

Dr. Chan is a general dentist with over 20 years of experience and excellent reviews. His patients are loyal to him because he has a cheerful attitude and he is very thorough and provides clear instructions to patients. After carefully examining patients, Dr. Chan has a discussion that includes patients in the decision-making process before the treatment plan is created.

Dr. Chan accepts Medicaid and he is currently taking new patients.

Services

·       Halitosis

·       Absessed Teeth

·       Orthodontics

·       Gum Disease

·       Cosmetic Dentistry

·       Cracked or Damaged Teeth

·       Crowns, Caps, or Bridges

·       Dental Emergencies

·       Fillings

·       Dental Implants

·       Dentures

·       Invisalign

·       Palatal Expansion

·       Root Canals and Endodontics

·       Snoring

·       Teeth Whitening

·       TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Syndrome

·       Veneers

·       Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Dr. Chan’s Practice

Suite 300

80 Bowery, Unit 300

New York, NY 10013

646-613-8888

School/Education

·       Tufts University Medical School (2000)

 

4. Klodiana Margariti, DDS (4.6 stars)

Dr. Margariti has been providing dental services for over 17 years on the Upper East Side of New York City in her own private practice that was established in 2007. She accepts Medicaid and she provides a gentle and compassionate touch while utilizing sophisticated technologies to overcome whatever dental challenges her patients face. She is passionate about dentistry and works part-time as a faculty member at the New York University College of Dentistry in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.

Dr. Margariti focuses on prevention as well as the treatment of oral disease. She provides restorative and cosmetic treatments to her patients to ensure that their smile is not only healthy, but also aesthetically pleasing to the eye. 

Dr. Margariti is fluent in English, Italian, and Albanian.

Services

·       General Dentistry

·       Restorative Dentistry

·       Cosmetic Dentistry

·       Periodontal Treatments

·       Dental Implant Treatment (including mini-implant and implant-supported dentures)

·       TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Syndrome Treatments

·       Emergency dental care

·       Orthodontic Treatments (including Invisalign and Invisalign Teen)

Dr. Margariti’s Practice

Upper East Side Location

Dr. Klodiana F. Margariti

45 E. End Ave., Suite 1N

New York, NY 10028

212-988-5377

School/Education

·       Completed a program in Implantology, Surgical and Restorative Treatment at the New York University College of Dentistry (2013)

·       Completed a General Practice Residency at New York Medical College and Metropolitan Hospital (2004)

·       Graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from New York University College of Dentistry (2003)

·       Earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Brooklyn College (1999)

Board Certifications

·       Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

·       Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry

 

5. Ehud Sasson, DDS (4.5 stars)

Dr. Sasson has specialized training in dental implant placement, cosmetic dentistry, laser dentistry, and endodontics. He has been practicing dentistry for nearly a decade and he accepts Medicaid. After graduating with his degree in dentistry and completing his residency he worked to do restorative treatments on difficult cases to provide his patients with extreme cosmetic dental makeovers. Dr. Sasson has noteworthy skills in clinical performance and patient care.

Using an innovative and creative approach to dentistry has made him famous with patients, particularly in difficult cases that require a gentle touch and sensitivity. Dr. Sasson provides painless dentistry and he regularly works with dental-phobic patients to create transformative results. He speaks English, Hebrew, and Spanish.

Services

Dr. Sasson has worked hard to develop state-of-the-art dental techniques for which he is widely known. His specialized techniques include:

·       Gingival-plastic surgery

·       Immediate dental implants

·       Soft/hard tissue laser procedures

·       Bone grafting

·       Life-like zirconia restorations

·       Multiple rotary endodontic systems

Dr. Sasson’s Practice

New York Family Dentistry

9323 Avenue L

Brooklyn, NY 11236

718-763-0505

 

Canarsie Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

1761 Rockaway Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11236

 

Lincoln Family Dental

131-14 Rockaway Blvd.

South Ozone Park, NY 11420

School/Education

·       Completed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital

·       Graduated from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine (2011)

Dr. Sassion specializes in the following:

·       Family and General Dentistry

·       Cosmetic Dentistry

·       Dental Pain

 

6. Andrew Sarowitz, DDS (4.4 stars)

Dr. Sarowitz is the official dentist of the Brooklyn Mets and he accepts Medicaid. He is the clinical coordinator and director of Implants and Advanced Laser Dentistry at his clinic, the Bronx Dental Center. When he is not working with the NBA, he treats regular patients in his offices which are located in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx.

Dr. Sarowitz is well-known as a sensitive and compassionate family dentist offering pain-free surgeries and precise cosmetic procedures along with a calm demeanor. He has advanced surgical training that gives him the necessary expertise to perform bone grafting procedures, wisdom tooth extractions, sinus augmentation surgery, implant placements and restorations, and periodontal gum surgery.

Dr. Sarowitz has worked with special needs children and adults and has developed strong relationships with the communities he serves. He currently provides advanced training in special needs managements to dental residents under his tutelage. He has been practicing dentistry for over 11 years.

Services

·       General dentistry

·       Family dentistry

·       Teeth whitening

·       Cosmetic dentistry

·       Advanced laser therapy

·       Invisalign

·       Laser whitening

·       Valplast/Flexy Partials

·       Dental Implants/Overdentures

Dr. Sarowitz’s Practice

The Bronx Dental Center

47 E 167th St.

Bronx, NY 10452

929-200-4900

communitydentalnyc@gmail.com

School/Education

·       Served as operating room attendant at Long Island College Hospital/SUNY Downstate (2010-2012)

·       Completed his residency at Long Island College Hospital (2010-2012)

·       Graduated from NYU College of Dentistry (2009)

Board Certifications

·       Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry

·       Associate Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute

Awards

·       Dr. Sarowitz served as part of the medical staff as the Official Dentist for the Brooklyn Nets.

 

7. Mzia Krikhely, DDS (4.4 stars)

Located in Forest Hills, Dr. Krikhely provides general dentistry services using state-of-the-art procedures in a high-tech, comfortable, patient-centric environment. She has been practicing dentistry for 32 years and she is well-known for providing painless surgical procedures. She speaks both English and Russian fluently.

At MK Dental, Dr. Krikhely places a strong emphasis on making sure that patients have a pain-free experience. They offer expanded, evening hours and they also accept Sunday appointments which sets them apart from other dental offices in the city. Dr. Krikhely offers specialized treatments such as one-hour dental implants and laser whitening procedures.

Dr. Krikhely is able to perform high-tech diagnostic procedures in-office such as digital X-rays and advanced sterilization of instruments. She is certified in both endodontics and implantology.

Services

·       Veneers

·       Bridges

·       Crowns

·       Dental Implants

·       Root Canals and Endodontics

·       Periodontal Treatment

Dr. Krikhely’s Practice

MK Dental

111-17A Queens Boulevard

Forest Hills, NY 11375

718-831-6922

School/Education

·       Completed a NYU Summer Residency Program at the Residency Hospital

·       Received her DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry (1988)

Board Certifications

·       American Dental Association

·       New York State Dental Association

·       Queens County Dental Society

 

8. Sergey Sandler, DDS (4.1 stars)

Dr. Sandler was born in Moscow, Russia and he has been practicing dentistry for 23 years. He came to New York at the age of 16 and after graduating from dental school he developed a practice in Astoria, Queens between 1987 and 1994. In 1994, he partnered with another dentist to create a new practice in Harlem, New York. Dr. Sandler thoroughly enjoyed serving this community of individuals but he worked concurrently at another office in Massapequa, Long Island for 13 years as his Bronx office grew. 

Dr. Sandler now provides general dentistry services in the Baychester Bronx area. He offers a free initial consultation to patients and he accepts Medicaid. Walk-ins are welcome. He is well-known in the community for providing exceptional care to his patients.

Dr. Sandler speaks several different languages which makes it possible for him to work with a variety of patient populations. He speaks English, Russian, Spanish, Polish, and American Sign Language and he works with children, teenagers, adults, and elderly patients over the age of 65 years. He provides holistic dentistry as well as cosmetic dentistry services.

Services

·       Dental Emergency Services

·       Root Cancal Services (endodontics)

·       Oral or Maxillofacial surgery

·       Crowns

·       Bridges

·       Orofacial pain treatment

·       Orthodontics

·       Periodontics

·       Dental Implant Surgery

·       Prosthodontics

·       Tooth Extractions

·       TMJ (Temporal-Mandibular Joint) Treatment

·       Dental Whitening

·       One-day Dental Makeovers

Dr. Sandler’s Practice

Dr. Sergey Sandler, DDS

3366 Boston Rd.

Bronx, NY 10469

347-983-0789

School/Education

·       New York University College of Dentistry - Doctorate of Dental Surgery (1987)

·       Queens College of Arts and Sciences - Bachelor’s Degree

 

9. Rosette Imani, DDS (3.7 stars)

Dr. Imani is a skilled general and cosmetic dentist who has been practicing dentistry for 15 years in New York City. She currently works as the attending Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and both of her dental clinics where she provides services accept Medicaid.

Services

·       Dental check-ups

·       Dental cleanings

·       Tooth Extractions

·       Dental Implant Surgery

·       Dental Bonding

·       Invisalign

·       Porcelain Crowns

·       Teeth whitening

·       Endodontics (Root Canal Treatments)

·       Caps, Crowns, and Bridges

Dr. Imani’s Practice

Dr. Imani and the staff at I Smile Dental Care provide treatment to patients in the following areas:

·       The Greater New York City Metropolitan Area

·       Corona

·       Queens

·       Jackson Heights

·       Long Island

·       Woodside

·       Nassau

·       East Elmhurst

·       Forest Hills

·       Astoria

·       Long Island City

·       Flushing

 

I Smile Dental Care

8418 37th Ave.

Jackson Heights, NY 11372

718-426-3000

 

I Smile Dental Care

104-23 Roosevelt Ave.

Corona, NY 11368

718-476-7801

School/Education

·       Completed a General Practice Residency Program at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

·       Graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree from SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine (2005)

·       Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology at Yeshiva University in New York City

·       Earned an Associate’s of Arts in Psychology at Yeshiva University in New York CIty

Board Certification

·       Member of the American Dental Association

·       Member of the Dental Society of the State of New York

·       Member of the Queens County Dental Society

·       Member of the Academy of General and Cosmetic Dentistry

 

10. Shaul Hubscher, DDS (3.2 stars)

Dr. Hubscher is a New York City dental pain specialist and general dentist who also specializes in cosmetic dentistry and accepts Medicaid. He speaks English, Spanish, Russian, and Hebrew which makes it possible for him to work with a variety of different patient populations from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Dr. Hubscher works hard to make sure his patients have access to the most sophisticated, technologically advanced diagnostic and treatment options in his office. He provides the following high-tech dental treatment services at his clinic:

·       Painless aesthesia delivery

·       Dental vibe technology

·       Digital x-rays

·       Intra-oral photography

·       Wave One Root Canal System

·       Invisalign

·       Clear Correct Aligners

Dr. Hubscher strives to make long-lasting relationships with his patients and provide them with outstanding dental care. He has 21 years of experience in dentistry. His staff is reportedly very friendly and the dental treatment has excellent reviews.

Services

·       General Dentistry

·       Cosmetic Dentistry

·       Prosthodontics

·       Endodontics

·       Oral Surgery

·       Orthodontics

·       Periodontics

·       Teeth Whitening

Dr. Hubscher’s Practice

Gentle Dental Center

693 Columbus Ave.

New York, NY 10025

 

Gentle Dental Center

216 East 39th Street, Suite 1

New York, Ny 10016

School/Education

·       Completed Implantology and Endodontics Courses

·       Graduated from New York Univeristy with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree

 

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