131 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012, USA


(212) 533-6782(212) 533-6782

130 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003, USA


(212) 254-5454(212) 254-5454

Dr. Michael Cafarella

Dentist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

Aetna (Dental), Ameritas (Dental), Anthem (Dental), Blue Cross Blue Shield (Dental), Cigna (Dental), Delta Dental (Dental), Guardian (Dental), Humana (Dental), MetLife (Dental), Principal Financial Group (Dental)

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Voro score

96% recommended

173 out of 180 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

1 neighbors

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.9(179)

Approach

Dr. Cafarella received his BA from Boston College, and his DMD. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He later received a certificate in Prosthodontics from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Cafarella’s primary passion is his love for the art and science of dentistry. However, his interests and training go beyond the dental office. He is a long time practitioner in various martial arts. He earned his second degree black belt in traditional Shotokan karate and was team captain during his college years. More recently, he has expanded his interest to the study of Judo and Aikido. Training in this manner has helped him develop an appreciation for the strong mind-body connection.

Biography

Educations

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, DMD, 2005
Boston College, BA, 2000

Trainings

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2014 (residency)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (180)
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Cafarella provided an excellent experience for my cleaning appointment. His assessment of the state of my oral health was direct and concise. I’ll be going back for the foreseeable future.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Best dentist visit I have ever had! The doctors’s entire team was super friendly and extremely helpful. I was a first time patient so they explained all my benefits to me in terms of my coverage . Dr. Cafarella walked me through my entire exam.
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How was your experience with the doctor?This is the worlds greatest dentist. No questions asked.
Ciara S.Sep 10
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How was your experience with the doctor?Had such a great visit with Dr. Cafarella! Great cleaning and offered great advice around what products to use at home to keep my teeth clean and healthy!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Clean facility and friendly staff. I was in and out within one hour.
AnonymousMar 13
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How was your experience with the doctor?I had a complicated dental issue, a broken implant with the screw broken off inside it. Dr Cafarella not only made me comfortable with what needed to be done, he did an astonishing job — winkled out the screw, removed the implant and put in a replacement, all in one visit. My general dentist was astonished. I’d never had to consult a Prosthodontist before — I recommend Dr Cafarella highly.
Tom C.Dec 3
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How was your experience with the doctor?It was a pleasure for a DR. to be so personable. Highly recommended.
AnonymousAug 14
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How was your experience with the doctor?He was great, very kind and efficient.
Jaclyn G.May 29
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very nice! Dr Cafarella was very friendly and the cleaning didn’t hurt at all (usually I am very sensitive). The office is up to date and I didn’t have to wait at all. All of the staff was friendly.
Phoebe D.Mar 29
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Knowledgeable, Friendly. Clearly explained the process
Renee J.Feb 19
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He's the best, hands down! Best cleaning ever and best care.
Linda K.Jan 31
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very skilled and knowledgeable! Really cares about his patients !!
Ryan M.Jun 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I saw Dr. Cafarella for a second opinion bc I had gone to another dentist for routine consultation and was told that I would need a root canal performed in the next week. Dr. Cafarella took a look at my x rays and decided to fill the cavity rather than recommend a root canal, saving me time, money and pain! Thanks Dr. Cafarella!
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How was your experience with the doctor?He is so great!! I hate going to the dentist but he made it easier- even offered to fix an issue I've had right off the bat- 10/10 would recommend to a friend.
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Cafarella is incredible. He is super gentle, thorough and such a nice guy! Coming from a family of Dentist's, I wasn't sure what to expect when seeing a non familial dentist for the first time in my life, but this was delightful. I'm weirdly looking forward to my next visit for fillings which is probabaly not something I ever thought I'd say! Highly reccomend.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Meeting with Dr. Cafarella was an incredible experience. He's very personable but also clearly knows what he's doing. He gladly shares his knowledge and explains it in a way that is understandable and relatable for all. I've had horrible dentist experiences in the past, and all of my worries dissipated as soon as I walked into the clinic. Highly recommended.
Renee J.Apr 26
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Cafarella is one of the best dentists in NYC, period. You're seen right away, he's super professional, works diligently, and he charges very fairly. It's so hard to find a dentist who's both trustworthy and highly skilled in NYC, and that's exactly what you'll get with Dr. Cafarella.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great service. Very personable hygienist / front desk staff / and Dr. Cafarella. Super easy visit. Very comfortable.
Jon S.Feb 14
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How was your experience with the doctor?Awesome visit, and the reviews were right. Michael was cool and had a lot to talk about even while he was cleaning my teeth, which was nice. It's good to have a distraction -- even better if the distraction is interesting conversation. Whole staff was professional.
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How was your experience with the doctor?My visit with Dr. Michael Cafarella was awesome from beginning to end. I went in for a dental cleaning but a small cavity was discovered during the process. Dr. Cafarella was easy to speak to and thoroughly explained the process of drilling and filling the cavity. He even used my phone to take pictures so I could see the cavity (before being drilled, after being drilled and filled). He went above and beyond to make sure I had a great experience. I highly recommend him!
Kalman R.Aug 22
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everything was clearly and thoroughly explained and the result was as predicted.
Nicole L.Aug 22
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I only waited about 10 minutes (a welcome break from my day) and Could not have enjoyed my experience more. He's very dedicated to his profession and his expertise is clear as day when he works with you. Definitely a doctor that I will keep for years to come.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Cafarella is great! He makes going to the dentist a lot nicer considering how much i dislike cleanings. He is very gentle and makes sure you are comfortable.
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How was your experience with the doctor?He was wonderful. Very personable, very thorough, very rare!
Maria T.Mar 22
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent bedside manner. Billing specialist went above and beyond to answer all of my insurance queries with a smile. Everyone in the office did everything that they could to make me feel comfortable. Highly recommend!
Omar C.Jan 22
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great experience ...will back again very soon
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How was your experience with the doctor?Nice clean office. Really nice guy. Explained what exactly was going on with some pain in my tooth - recommended I have a cleaning that day and then come back for a refilling of a cavity. The office assistant was really great about figuring out insurance stuff for me and explaining exactly what was going on with that and how much I would have to pay. Medical bills are always such a pain, so that was really awesome. The dentist is never the most fun place to be, but I certainly give this place an A and intend to make him my regular dentist!
AnonymousNov 19
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
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Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?He did dental work on me more than two years ago and I am STILL in pain. No other dentist can fix what he did to me. He is inexperienced and does not give much credence to what you say if you are a woman. He did not believe me when I said I was in pain and basically implied that I had to man up. He needs much more training to do the kinds of things he says he knows how to do. DON'T GO TO HIM!
AnonymousNov 18
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He was very kind, efficient, and thorough. I will be back!
AnonymousSep 19
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How was your experience with the doctor?Wonderful experience... Excited that I found a great dentist in NYC!
Light B.Aug 25
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Cafarella, is without question the best dentist I've had. He's not only a leader his field but also takes extraordinary time and care with his patients.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?It had been several years since I had last been to the dentist. I was petrified. My anxiety in the waiting room was so bad i almost rescheduled my appointment. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful in explaining coverage and benefits of insurance. Dr. Cafarella was awesome. very patient with me and took a genuine interest in my well being. He explained everything that was happening and what i can do to improve my dental health. His manner was easy, comfortable and friendly, something I had never experienced from previous dentists. Dr Cafarella and the staff at Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry are now my regular dentist. Thank you Thank you Thank you.
Mike N.Apr 10
 Recommends this doctor
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent. Best cleaning I've ever had. Good dental tips too.
AnonymousMar 29
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Michael was both fun and thorough, and the place was very professional and clean and had good equipment. The staff was all very nice and all in all I had as good a time there as I'd imagine possible.
AnonymousMar 26
 Recommends this doctor
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How was your experience with the doctor?Everyone who works at the office is really nice. Easy iPad check-in for new patients. Michael explains things clearly and has great equipment. Will be seeing again!
AnonymousNov 19
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great, modern office, and a very enjoyable dentist experience.
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How was your experience with the doctor?This office is so great! Dr. Cafarella has such a great, calm, confident demeanor and has responsible solutions to all issues brought to him. The office is very clean and staff very friendly. I highly recommend this practice.
John B.Oct 31
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Cafarella not only is an expert in his craft, but brings to his dental practice compassion and a will to do everything to make his patients well.
Nicole R.Oct 28
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Cafarella was great. The past few dentists I'd seen have been so quick to fill my teeth when a tiny cavity popped up, and pushed extra services like deep cleaning and replacing my existing fillings. Dr. Cafarella was much more willing to see if preventative solutions like extra flouride would work before filling cavities. Staff was friendly as well!
Michel L.Oct 21
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How was your experience with the doctor?My wife has been going here for years and kept telling me how great they are. Finally I relented and I'm really glad I did. This is the first dentist I've every had that I like going to see and feel I can relate to as a patient and a person.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very nice doctor, the staff emailed me the forms to fill out before I got there. I walked in and was in the chair for my cleaning in under 5 minutes. Great experience.
Ellen R.Sep 13
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How was your experience with the doctor?I was very impressed with the efficiency of the office. The staff was friendly and I saw the doctor almost right away. He spent a good deal of time with me and I felt that he made a very educated, concerned decision on how to treat my problem. I've been to so many dentists who rush through the treatment but that was not the case here.
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?My visit with Dr. Cafarella was incredibly pleasant. He was professional and thorough, and very clear with answering questions. I would strongly recommend him to future patients.
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How was your experience with the doctor?He was super nice, and gentle and had a great sense of humor which made me feel very comfortable. He clearly explained everything he was doing and what he was finding throughout the appointment. His staff was friendly and knowledgable and they are all great DJs - they put on a sweet Pandora playlist to help relax me.
AnonymousJan 18
 Recommends this doctor
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How was your experience with the doctor?I came to Dr. Cafarella after another dentist messed up a cavity filling and I was in a lot of pain. He was really nice and immediately got to work on trying to figure out the exact problem. It was a Friday so he made sure to give me his cell number in case I was in pain over the weekend and also wrote down the info of a nearby dental practice that was open on weekends in case the pain was still there. Suffice to say I'm never going back to my other dentist and I'm sticking with Dr. Cafarella.
AnonymousJan 17
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Cafarella was super nice guy, and was helpful and informative in answering my questions and concerns. I'd recommend him! The staff was extremely warm and accommodating as well.
Trevor E.Dec 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He was great, very informative and did not talk down to me.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Cafarella was incredibly professional, knowledgeable and caring. I was very lucky to have come across him on Zocdoc.
AnonymousOct 22
 Isn't sure about this doctor
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Cafarella was very conscientious and took the time to demonstrate a new brushing technique that would help me cut down on plaque buildup. He had a lot of helpful tips and was knowledgable about potential issues I may have with my teeth down the road. He was very friendly and I like that he & his wife work together. I will be going back.
Johnny G.Sep 26
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very knowledgeable, very nice. I've already made my next appointment.