Shalman Dentistry

44 W 10th St #1a, New York, NY 10011, USA


(212) 658-1093(212) 658-1093

Dr. Alexander Shalman

Dentist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

Aetna (Dental), Cigna (Dental), Guardian (Dental), Delta Dental (Dental)

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Voro score

96% recommended

70 out of 73 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

1 neighbors

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4.9(72)

Approach

My name is Dr. Alex Shalman, and I am a cosmetic dentist in New York City and New Jersey. I am also a fifth generation dentist. Since my great, great grandmother finished dental school in 1917 to become one of the first female dentists in Moscow, Russia, my family has been practicing dentistry for nearly 100 years. I am the first male dentist. I am obsessed with aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry, and I specialize in designing beautiful, healthy smiles with innovative technology. My desire for knowledge and belief in constant and never-ending improvement has led me to meet and learn cutting edge dentistry from some of the most prominent dental professionals in the world. My involvement in the dental community includes teaching at my alma mater NYUCD, advising the NYU Aesthetics Society and Participating in the University Relations committee in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Biography

Educations

New York University, DDS

Certifications

General Dentistry

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (73)
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr.Shalman was very friendly and the appointment was quick
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How was your experience with the doctor?Between a cleaning and fillings, I've never left disappointed. I feel incredibly well cared for at this practice.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Shalman was very patient in explaining the state of my wisdom tooth and why it was in pain. When I didn’t understand something, he used his camera tool to give me a visualization of my tooth. During my wisdom tooth extraction, he explained everything to me from beginning to end and made sure I was properly numbed. His office staff are super friendly and empathetic, and environment is super fun and creative. It was a great fun to be in his office!
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How was your experience with the doctor?The staff and doctor are friendly and knowledgeable. Perfect service all around!
Peter A.Jan 29
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shalman was - hands down - the best dentist I've ever been to in my life. I got there early as I had an hour to kill and he welcomed me in, offered to hang up my coat, offered to make me an espresso, and his lobby was nicer than any cafe I've ever been to. The manner in which his staff and he worked with me on my teeth and my worries and my priorities was second to none. I hope I get to go to Dr. Shalman for a long time in the future - he is simply the best dentist I've ever been to in my life. I was floored by his office and raved about it to my friends afterwards. Best medical experience I've had yet!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Awesome service
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How was your experience with the doctor?The best! Their team is so friendly and you get a big gift bag of goodies to take home!!
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How was your experience with the doctor?I've never enjoyed going to the dentist so much before. Dr. Shalman is very professional and does an amazing job making sure you know exactly what's going on with your teeth. The office staff is incredibly friendly and the office is cozy and beautiful. I like that they were very transparent with exactly what services I was getting. They also let me pick my music for the appointment, which was nice. I would absolutely recommend them to friends and family. :)
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional and made me feel comfortable.
AnonymousNov 14
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How was your experience with the doctor?I've always had a great experience with Dr Shalman and his office staff are helpful and supportive. Highly recommended.
Morgan G.Oct 30
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How was your experience with the doctor?I had such a great experience with Dr. Shalman and his staff. From the moment I walked in, I could feel their warmth and it put me right at ease. I really appreciated all of the little touches of the office like a cute little gift bag when leaving and the Nespresso machine. What I was most impressed by, however, was the transparency. While taking x-rays, they set it up so the images pop up in front of you and show you what percentage of your mouth has been completed. The doctor then walked me through each one of my slides. I had a lot of questions because I was so curious, and he took the time to answer every one of them. It made me feel like I was part of the process rather than on an assembly line of patients.
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How was your experience with the doctor?The office was super cute I loved all the decorations and the location is so convenient. Marina was SO nice and I appreciated how detailed and thorough she was about my insurance coverage. I walked out with no questions about finances which is rarely the case! Dr. Alex was direct, respectful and even asked what music I liked to play during my appointment! Already have 3 follow-ups scheduled. Would recommend to anyone who doesn't have availability during the work day and who likes a kind, young, thorough practice.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Super friendly office - very accommodating!
Eren O.Jul 8
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How was your experience with the doctor?I had a good appointment and smooth dental cleaning-doctor asked me what kind of music I like and we listened to it when my teeth was cleaned ; it was cool, smooth and nice. I like all the personnel as well since they were all very friendly!
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How was your experience with the doctor?I get anxiety when I go to the dentist so I avoid going and I typically cry. Today was a breakthrough. Not only did I not have any major damage after 2 years of avoiding the dentist, I was comfortable. Everyone was so sweet, and Dr. Alexander made sure I wasn't in pain. I'm definitely coming back and I'm telling my friends. I didn't cry!!! I was very early for my appointment. Someone was in front of me but I was seen before my actual appointment time. Dr. Alexander was very nice and laughed at my corny joke about being grown. He made sure I wasn't in pain and communicated what was happening (which is important cause anxiety). I already scheduled my next appointment. Very rare for me. I am a fan.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Alex and his staff! I was greeted by a wonderful office manager/secretary who showed me to the waiting room, where there was coffee, water and snacks. I was seen right away and Dr. Alex's assistant asked me what music I would like turned on during my appointment. Dr. Alex was incredibly personable and was vocal the entire time throughout the appointment, letting me know exactly was going to happen next during the cleaning. I will definitely be going back and recommending to colleagues and friends!
Anna L.Apr 16
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How was your experience with the doctor?I have always had a little bit of a phobia with going to the dentist but I had an amazing experience with Dr. Shalman and his staff. Very attentive and caring, I was comfortable the entire appointment and actually enjoyed it. Actually looking forward to coming here for future appointments and recommending to my friends in the area.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great experience at Dr. Shalman’s. He and his office staff were all very helpful & knowledgable. They were clear about what was and was not covered by my insurance, so there weren't any surprises when I was paying. I’ll be back in 6 months for sure!
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How was your experience with the doctor?I came to this doc because of their high reviews and they didn’t disappoint. Such a friendly and personable staff. I hate getting my teeth worked on and they genuinely made it an enjoyable experience. They were really upfront about pricing for everything and played the music I wanted to listen to while they worked. Absolutely go here if you’re looking for a great dentist experience. Small office and team that are all genuinely excited to have you there.
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How was your experience with the doctor?It doesn’t get better than this place! this was my first visit and i felt like i was with family. everyone was amazing and i highly recommend Dr. Shalman and Marina! You wont regret it and you will love them!
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How was your experience with the doctor?I usually dread going to the dentist but this was the best and most efficient experience I’ve had yet. The whole staff was friendly, kind and approachable and the office is great. Highly recommend!
Sandro P.Feb 24
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How was your experience with the doctor?It is a wonderful, welcoming and warm place. Marina the office manager is very transparent about all procedures and prices. As the Dr. and her assistant. Very pleasant moment!
Evan R.Feb 12
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How was your experience with the doctor?He was amazing. He did the scaling and polishing himself, and he paid attention to the little details. This was my first appointment, but I’m definitely staying with this practice. What a great experience!
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How was your experience with the doctor?I have never been to a dentist before. Honesty felt very embarrassed and nervous to go. As I open the door to doctor Shalman's office I was greeted with nothing but smiles and happiness. I was taken step by step what to expect and what they were going to do. Everyone was super nice. I got an x-ray of my mouth and a cleaning. While getting the x-ray and my cleaning they made sure I was comfortable throughout the whole process. From asking me what type of music I would like to listen to and seeing if I was okay during. When my cleaning was done I shocked. I never knew all the build up and yellow would disappear. I honestly thought I would go my whole life with my teeth like that. I couldn't stop laughing and touching my teeth. The where literally squeaky clean. I was just amazed. Again I couldn't stop touching my teeth lol Before leaving I was even given a little gift bag! It was so sweet and thoughtful. Thank you for making my year and making me feel like even happier person. I never knew clean teeth would make me soo happy. I will only be coming here. Pros: Amazing staff and doctor Very clean and well decorated space A snack bar Overall an amazing experince Cons: There isn't any
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How was your experience with the doctor?From the minute I walked into the door, I felt welcome by Dr. Shalman and his team. Everyone is friendly, accommodating and upfront about everything (something I find to be extremely rare with dentists). The office is clean, really well decorated and you even get to pick what music plays while Dr. Shalman works on you! The team makes it a great experience and I highly recommend going here.
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How was your experience with the doctor?This dentist appointment was honestly awesome. He asked what music I wanted to hear, the staff was super super nice and transparent in insurance information. Basically made going to the dentist (which I don’t usually like) very enjoyable.
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How was your experience with the doctor?My experience with Dr. Shalman was seamless! I was in and out in no time and felt comfortable throughout the entire appointment. The office is cozy and convenient - highly recommend this practice!
Joshua H.Jan 29
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How was your experience with the doctor?I know, I know it's embarrassing, but I haven't been to the dentist in almost two years. So it goes without saying I was nervous, but rewarded form my courage. Dr. Shalman. Has everything I would ever need to feel comfortable, from wifi, phone charger, music, expresso, treats and even Netflix (seriously Netflix). The cleaning was painless, super professional and quick. The back of the office operation was equally impressive. I never once thought that I may be hit was a huge bill, because everything was explained beautifully. It was not your ordinary dentist office or visit! It had swag!
Jason C.Jan 28
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How was your experience with the doctor?I had an awesome experience here. The office is well-designed and comfortable with snacks and espresso offered. Everyone who worked here, including the dentist, was very nice. I also received a very thoughtful goody bag of stuff on the way out. Overall, great experience here!
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How was your experience with the doctor?After moving to NY from Australia, this was my first time visiting a dentist in the U.S. and I'm so glad I found Dr. Shalman. I had my teeth carefully x-rayed and analyzed for cavities before a very thorough cleaning and fluoride treatment. Dr. Shalman went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and took the time to explain things throughout process. The space is small but has a fun, warm design that doesn't feel like your average dentist. I'm looking forward to going back.
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How was your experience with the doctor?The office is very clean and trendy. The staff is very attentive and kind as soon as you walk through the door! Overall a great environment for a patient (like me) who has a fear of the dentist.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I had such a great experience with Dr. Shalman and his team. They were friendly, candid, and gave a full itemized breakdown of services and costs. I've never had a Dr. be so transparent with pricing, and it was extremely helpful.
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How was your experience with the doctor?This was the first time I ever went to the dentist and was seen at my appointment time. Dr. Shalman was patient, kind, and detailed with his treatment plan. I felt completely comfortable that I was in the right hands.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very friendly staff and had a wonderful experience with Dr. Shalman.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I’ve never had fun before at the dentist! Great team and excellent service.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Best dental exam I've ever had. So in depth and he explains everything so clear. I reccomend to all my frends.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Fantastic! Way better than I expected. Was treated caringly, professionally and confidently by Dr. Shalman and his staff.
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How was your experience with the doctor?They were polite, the office was clean and nice, and I thought everything was great! But then I got a filling that now prevents me from flossing between 2 teeth, and when I paid, the receptionist told me I had paid the full amount. But then a month later I get a bill in the mail for more? with no explanation? I can find better dentists with competent receptionists. Very upset about this visit, will not be back.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Best dentist I've ever had. Was willing to listen, and give options for my issue, and the same time work quickly to remedy the immediate discomfort (in my mouth). I will be returning.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I came Across Dr. Shalman from Instagram :) and I am sooo Happy I found him! For many, going to the dentist can be so annoying and painful that they don't even get their bi annual checkups. I went in for a cleaning and a set of X-rays and I couldn't be more pleased! Dr. Shalman was super gentle, which is very important to me since I can be the biggest baby, and have super low pain tolerance. He made me feel very at ease and talked me through everything he was doing. One thing I really liked is that he wasn't rushed, he literally took 5 minutes with one tooth, made sure he didn't move to the next until that one was sparkly clean. His assistant Christine is extremely sweet and professional. She was able to accommodate me even with my insane schedule, also reminded me of my appointment the day before. The office is super clean and welcoming. As I waked in I was offered a cappuccino while I get to watch Netflix in the waiting area. Dosent get better than that!l Overall, I had an amazing experience. During check out I was given a copy of my treatment plan which was explained to me in great detail. Honestly I can't wait until my next visit. If you are looking for a dentist who actually cares about his quality of work and his patients I highly recommend Dr. Shalman!
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How was your experience with the doctor?The best dental visit I've had in my life. Extremely professional, accommodating staff & excellent service. Will come back again & again.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Love Dr. Shalman and his wife.
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How was your experience with the doctor?My visit was an awesome experience. Dr. Shalman was very thorough, and gentel. He took his time explaining everything. The office is super charming. Overall a great experience.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Absolutely phenomenal! Dr. Shalman's office feels like a day spa seriously! The decor is amazing, staff is incredibly friendly, work done was painless and top notch. There's no where else I'd ever go to get my teeth checked/worked on.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Amazing- comfortable experience. I really felt that the Dr. cared to look at, not only my teeth but my gums- very profisional. and caring. Would reccomend to my friends- feeling clean and happy.
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Ethan H.Sep 29
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