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Easily the best dental experience of my life
I am blown away by the experience I had yesterday. I usually can’t be bothered to write reviews, but this one is worth the time. Dentistry at a whole new level of natural health and knowledge. The technology is sophisticated and fascinating. I saw the bacteria in my plaque, analyzed it, discovered I (and everyone else) had pockets of bacteria that I never knew existed, used sophisticated machinery to analyze and then clean them. The hygienist was brilliant and did a great job. My teeth are sparkling. I would tell that her name was Nancy, but then I would be afraid that she will get discovered and it will become harder to get an appointment. And Dr. Winick is operating on a level that is frankly stunning for a New York dentist. I am pretty aware of natural health and medicine, and it is rare to find very knowledgeable practitioners in New York, especially in dentistry, but here is one. He walks around with a juice from Organic Avenue. Enough said. If you are looking for a dentist or interested in a natural alternative to your existing dentist, run to this place immediately.

– Steve C.

I have been a patient of Dr. Winick for several years. I was referred to him because of my extreme difficulty in finding a dentist who could be sensitive to my needs, as I found it almost impossible to sit in a dentist’s chair due to my history of intense dental trauma throughout my life.

Dr. Winick listened to me, did not discount anything I said, and helped me to regain control over my experience. We had continuing conversations about my emotional needs, the work that I needed done, and options (which no other dentist had ever given me!).

I am now able to sit in the dentist’s chair quite easily, and I know, that if any problems should arise, I will be taken care of, worked with, and not be told to basically ‘tough it out’.

Not every dentist is the same. Dr. Winick proves that and in ways beyond his technical expertise. He sees you as a whole person, not just a set of teeth.

I would also like to add the Dr. Winick’s staff exhibits the same sensitivities and awareness.

– Ruth Rogers

Great dental health education! I felt more informed about how to care for my teeth and prevent common gum disease that many people ignore. Starting early (age 26) to keep a healthy mouth!

– Rochelle B.

“Satisfyingly Healthy”

Great care, health and empathic understanding are a few traits I receive each time I visit the office.

– Richard S.

Somehow you all make the otherwise charmless experience of dentistry exceptionally pleasant! I always feel cared for and supremely well treated. Your office is a paradigm of the highest medical standards and then some! Thank you for making such an amazing effort.

– Paula E.

I’m extremely satisfied with my first appointment. I am truly looking forward to working on my gum issues and I’m so happy that I won’t need surgery.

– Pam D.

…It surprises me to say that it was a pleasure having my mercury fillings removed and replaced with safer material. Having gone into the process with much anxiety about how difficult the experience would be, I feel relieved and grateful that it was so easy and relaxing. Your “chairside manner” was friendly and calming, and listening to my choice of music added to the relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. The ear stimulation probably helped as well. It’s wonderful to see that drugs are not necessary to make dentistry relaxing and pain-free. You’ve helped me overcome my fears of extensive dental work, and I’m very grateful for that. My thanks to Masha as well for adding to my comfort and care…

– Lynn L.

I never thought I would say a visit to the dentist was pleasant. I had delayed going because of dread. Despite the extra work I needed, I felt really good about my experience. I particularly like the holistic approach and lifestyle recommendations.

– Lisa L.

I have been to a number of other dentists. Here I have found a place where I feel confident, secure, in good knowledgable and skilled hands and at peace… I’m just starting a plan of dental care here that is crucial to my health and preparing for surgery… and instead of leaving here stressed by the advent of potential trauma, I left here feeling excited and relieved about the future of my health and the condition of my mouth and teeth, and thus the rest of my health as well. This dentist will be looking to remove the original cause of the symptoms, not just take out the symptoms by removing handfuls of teeth and performing irreversible surgical procedures on my gums in order to remove the only the symptom…

– Lisa P.

The state of the art facilities, friendly environment, convenient location and excellent treatment care, is well worth the cost..I know I am getting excellent holistic care overall…

– Liz G.

I’m extremely satisfied with my first appointment. I am truly looking forward to working on my gum issues and I’m so happy that I won’t need surgery.

– Pam D.

…It surprises me to say that it was a pleasure having my mercury fillings removed and replaced with safer material. Having gone into the process with much anxiety about how difficult the experience would be, I feel relieved and grateful that it was so easy and relaxing. Your “chairside manner” was friendly and calming, and listening to my choice of music added to the relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. The ear stimulation probably helped as well. It’s wonderful to see that drugs are not necessary to make dentistry relaxing and pain-free. You’ve helped me overcome my fears of extensive dental work, and I’m very grateful for that. My thanks to Masha as well for adding to my comfort and care…

– Lynn L.

I never thought I would say a visit to the dentist was pleasant. I had delayed going because of dread. Despite the extra work I needed, I felt really good about my experience. I particularly like the holistic approach and lifestyle recommendations.

– Lisa L.

I have been to a number of other dentists. Here I have found a place where I feel confident, secure, in good knowledgable and skilled hands and at peace… I’m just starting a plan of dental care here that is crucial to my health and preparing for surgery… and instead of leaving here stressed by the advent of potential trauma, I left here feeling excited and relieved about the future of my health and the condition of my mouth and teeth, and thus the rest of my health as well. This dentist will be looking to remove the original cause of the symptoms, not just take out the symptoms by removing handfuls of teeth and performing irreversible surgical procedures on my gums in order to remove the only the symptom…

– Lisa P.

The state of the art facilities, friendly environment, convenient location and excellent treatment care, is well worth the cost..I know I am getting excellent holistic care overall…

– Liz G.

“After having a health scare, I went the see a variety of alternative and complementary doctors to strengthen my overall health. I took a “heavy metals test” and couldn’t believe how high I tested for all the metals… but most of all mercury!

I did lots of research and found out that I couldn’t de-tox the metals while I still had amalgam fillings. I learned that in order to rid the metals from my tissues and organs, it was necessary to take the amalgam fillings out. Of course at that point I found Dr. Winick. He took all the fillings out in four visits and kept me entertained with endless jokes and silly stories that truthfully were always really funny!

Then I was able to begin the de-tox program. As the daughter of a retired dentist, I’ve always been completely satisfied with Dr. Winick’s work and continue to be a patient 5 years later… I also really appreciate that he knows so much about holistic healthcare and continues to learn new things in the field of alternative health and healing which benefit us all.”

“I have had a dental phobia since childhood and dental work can easily make me extremely anxious. In Dr. Winick’s care I was able to relax in the dental chair. In fact, one day I was in a rush and suggested that he fill a shallow cavity with no novocaine, which he did quickly and expertly!”

– Diana Kirschner

Dr. Diana Kirschner’s reality TV show, Love in 90 Days Boot Camp, is an Official Selection of the New York TV Festival, webcast by MSN. She has appeared on OPRAH & GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Her book, “Opening Love’s Door: The 7 Lessons” has been called a ‘cult classic’ by Readerviews.com & her Amazon short, “The Ultimate Guide to Getting the Love You Want” is a #1 bestseller.

“Happy to be a patient at DFHNY!”

Highly skilled professionals that know what they are doing and care, not just about teeth, but the overall health of the client.

– Asuncion C

“Most pleasant and insightful”

We were shown great courtesy and the DDS spent a great deal of time with us. His insight was most helpful.

– Arline O.

My experience of dentistry prior to coming to Dentistry for Health was traumatic: First there was the discomfort of being forced to awkwardly recline while a stranger poked inside my mouth and I could not speak.

Second, the overwhelming despair and sadness that sometimes brought me close to tears when hearing I had yet another cavity, bacteria in my gums, or an infection needing a root canal.

Third, feeling the dentist beside me had no empathy towards my emotional distraught left me feeling isolated and angry.

Fourth, be hit by the financial cost of the procedures was overwhelming.

Fifth, leaving the visit without any strategies to prevent this re-occurring pattern. Since I was very dedicated to brushing and flossing, ate no sweets, and had what I felt was a healthier diet than the average person, I could not understand how in each appointment there was several major crisis to be addressed. To my eyes it seemed like no matter what I did, I could never catch up to my oral health. “Dr. Winick’s office has changed this. He is a dentist who’s had an interest in educating me and exposing me to strategies that involved prevention and healing” not just damage control. Thanks to Dentistry for Health I have been able to see my oral problems in the context of my overall health, which has been enlightening.

The process has not been easy. It has been an investment and a serious commitment to follow the protocols I have been given. At times I have been overwhelmed and confused. Yet things have started to change in my oral health. I don’t have cavities every time I go for a check up now, nor do I have gingivitis. I no longer see my teeth as my enemies.

I don’t think my fear of dental appointments will ever completely disappear, but everybody in this office is nice and warm. I know they are on my side and trying to help me. I am happy to see them and I feel grateful to each person in staff for their warmth and how they have treated me while there.

– Anonymous

“My last visit was top notch”

Thanks again for the professionalism, courtesy, and especially the use of progressive techniques which you always seem to have a gauge on. It’s how health should be delivered.

– Ariel A

Extremely pleasant. Everyone there is respectful, caring and wonderful. Going to the dentist can be a stressful and anxious experience and they do everything in their power to soothe and care for patients.

– Anonymous

“Parent”

We like the service very much and think Dr. Birkenfeld is great. The prices are pretty high though. Luckily our insurance covers some of it and it is great that they do all the paper work for submitting it to the insurance company. That is really the only reason we can afford it.

– Anonymous Parent

“Fantastic!”

Courteous and helpful staff, excellent treatment!

– Andy R.

“I wouldn’t go anywhere else”

Great and friendly care with a holistic approach.

– Andrea F.

Fantastic!

The most painless dentist I’ve ever been to.

– Alison O.

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