Robert G. Veligdan, DMD

343 W 58th St #5, New York, NY 10019, USA


(212) 441-0611(212) 441-0611

Dr. Robert Veligdan

Dentist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

Assurant Employee Benefits (Dental), Aetna (Dental), Ameritas (Dental), Cigna (Dental), Blue Cross Blue Shield (Dental), Guardian (Dental), Lincoln Financial Group (Dental), MetLife (Dental), Mutual of Omaha (Dental), Principal Financial Group (Dental), United Healthcare (Dental), Delta Dental (Dental)

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Voro score

93% recommended

208 out of 224 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

2 neighbors

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.8(208)

Yelp

5.0(14)

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Robert G. Veligdan, DMD, is a nationally recognized general and restorative dentist that embodies a Holistic approach to treatment. He has specialized in minimally invasive care and in creating beautiful smiles for over 39 years in Manhattan, New York City. His list of accomplishment rivals the number of happy patients he’s helped over the years. Becoming the first dentist worldwide to perfect porcelain laminate veneers is one of the many crowning achievements in his dentistry career. Now commonplace, in the 1980s, the use of porcelain laminate veneers was considered a radical dental treatment because it was entirely new and it was a conservative alternative to full crowns. Dr. Veligdan is one of the first dentists to have perfected the technique and help develop the cement used to bond veneers to teeth. He introduced Porcelain Veneers to a national audience as part of a Smile Makeover on the ABC TV program "Good Morning America." The first video explaining the techniques for porcelain laminate veneers was written, directed, and produced by Dr. Veligdan. It's been shown to hundreds of dentists by Columbia University’s School of Dental and Oral Surgery Continuing Education Department, where he has served as a clinical professor for over 20 years. Dr. Veligdan’s journey started at a young age when his passion for dentistry first blossomed. In 1975, he graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Dental and Oral Surgery. This achievement marked the beginning of his outstanding career in cosmetic dentistry. Over the decades, he’s made several appearances on CBS, FOX, CNN, and CNBC, and has been featured in GQ magazine. Helping restore beautiful smiles to the people of New York City has been an incredible experience for him and his wife, Rosa, a world renowned concert pianist. Because of his expertise, passion, and devotion to implementing the latest trends in cosmetic surgery, it’s easy to make Dr. Veligdan your first choice for any cosmetic procedures. Dr. Veligdan is ready to help you gain confidence with customized treatment plans. Call or book your appointment online to get started today.

Biography

Educations

University of Pittsburgh, DMD, 1975
University of Pittsburgh, BS, 1971

Certifications

General Dentistry

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (224)
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great Doctor. Was very thorough with explaining my gum and teeth issues. Took the time to plan a proper care plan as well. His staff was also extremely courteous and professional. Highly recommended!
Maria T.Feb 25
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How was your experience with the doctor?This’s my second visit to Dr Veligdan and I’m happy he was able to find a solution to my rather complex problem. I’d definitely recommend him.
AnonymousFeb 17
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great dentist! He makes it a point to inform and educate as he works.
David N.Jan 28
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How was your experience with the doctor?I trust no one else to touch my teeth. He's simply the best.
John C.Jan 16
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Veligdan is not only the best dentist I know he is also one of my favorite people. I completely trust him with he care of my teeth and dental health which is so important. He has a gentle approach and instills confidence through concise and expert explanations of his processes. I am always learning from him and I am convinced through my positive experiences that he is the best dentist I could have to help me maintain my dental health. He also takes great care to check up on his patients with a personal phone call after each visit. I have found him to be 100% consistent in his kind approach and genuine bedside manner which is rare in the medicine. I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Veligdan and his skill and have recommended him to my family and friends many times before and will continue to do so in the future.
Edna L.Dec 26
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Veligdan is always incredibly patient and knowledgeable. He not only takes care of your teeth but also takes the time to teach you on how to take better care of your gums and teeth at home. The staff is just amazing, always professional and super helpful dealing with all the insurance claims. Just an A+++ of service all around. Thank you!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Veligdan and his staff were such a delight and made a usual nerve racking dental experience into a calm and friendly one.
AnonymousNov 12
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How was your experience with the doctor?Fantastic dentist-- someone you can trust. Dr Veligdan is a rare bird-- and a dream come true dentist and orthodontist.
Maria T.Oct 21
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How was your experience with the doctor?I went to Dr Veligdan because of a chipped veneer and I am happy with the results. He was professional, friendly, and thorough. He was also considerate of my financial situation.
Merve C.Jul 15
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How was your experience with the doctor?Amazing experience! Dr. Veligdan makes sure that you are comfortable and even turned on some good music which made the process much enjoyable. Thank you!!
Katie Y.Jun 25
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Veligan is so great! He spent nearly a full hour with me explaining everything in detail and we’re hoping to save me from a root canal!
Joseph R.May 20
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How was your experience with the doctor?He is the best of the best! Such excellent work - I've been going to him for more than 20 years and his work dental work is still holding strong!!
AnonymousApr 17
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Veligdan is wonderful. We were looking for a new dentist who is holistic and enlightened with both dentistry and orthodontics. We found someone extremely knowledgeable, kind, and safe to be with in Dr.V. His entire staff is special. We can't remember how long it has been since we've called an office and been treated with such compassion & understanding. My daughter, who was nervous, ended up feeling like she made friends with all of them. WE wholeheartedly recommend Robert Veligdan, his dental assistant, & office manager as well... You will be in good hands with good people.
Bujare I.Apr 11
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How was your experience with the doctor?I was very pleased with the visit. I’ve never had such a thorough exam and explanation.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Veligdan is the only dentist I will see. He is thorough, compassionate, and knowledgable. He also provides all available options, not just what is standard or most expensive. Also, Kathy is so friendly and helpful!
S C.Mar 12
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How was your experience with the doctor?I went to Dr Veligdan to have an old amalgam filling safely removed. Dr.V and his staff were very welcoming and warm, professional and caring. The Dr. listened to my concerns, answered all my questions and explained everything involved in detail. I feel he made the procedure as comfortable as possible and even checked up on me by telephone that same evening. I will definitely continue seeing this dentist for further treatment
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How was your experience with the doctor?Thorough and thoughtful dentist -- you are in great hands with Dr. Veligdan.
Tal W.Jan 19
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Veligdan is a professional and a very gentle and pleasant person. Dr. Veligdan replaced several amalgam fillings that I had, he did the procedure taking all precautions needed and I am extremely happy with the outcome, how it looks and feels. It’s a privilege being Dr Veligdan’s patient, I highly recommend him as a dentist
CD B.Jan 10
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Veligdan is one of the most kind, compassionate doctors I've encountered. He clearly is passionate about his work and is devoted to sincerely helping his patients. In this day, I find that rare. He offered to work with my financial situation and realizes that insurance coverage is constricting to health. That means so much. Having just dealt with oversights regarding my father's health, which caused premature death I am grateful to see Dr. Veligdan. He is incredibly thorough, explains issues you're having, and though I only see him a handful of times yearly both he and Kathy (office manager) are wonderful and remember me every time. I find that to be exceptional. I also liked the dental hygienist, Alma. And lastly, Dr. Veligdan is very respectful. I don't like chemicals, and though it would benefit me to use a rinse he suggested alternative solutions.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Veligdan is both professional and personable. He is always thorough in his exam, and explains what he is doing and seeing in language I can understand. He and his staff are also incredibly kind! Just a pleasure—even if fillings aren’t!
Aleeta B.Oct 17
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very good visit, Dr. Veligdan is very attentive. Not just during a procedure or while in his office but he always follows up and checks in with a call after you’ve left the office.
Nina L.Sep 14
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How was your experience with the doctor?The sweetest, caring, and kind dentist I've ever met! Super knowledgeable about holistic practices. I had somewhat of a complicated issue and he took the time to clearly explain everything. Thank you Dr. Veligdan!
C S.Aug 12
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How was your experience with the doctor?I enthusiastically recommend Dr. Veligdan. His staff is also top notch. A friend suggested I see Dr. Veligdan for a second opinion and I am so glad I did. Thank you Dr. Veligdan.
Howard S.Jun 28
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Veligdan is the best dentist I’ve ever had. I trust him completely, and as a result, I have no fear. I realized that my fear of needles and my fear of dental procedures were due to not fully trusting other dentists who have treated me in the past. The office is very organized; I am seen at the time of my appointment without having to wait. Dr. Veligdan is very caring, and his knowledge and skills are second to none.
AnonymousJun 22
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Veligdan is a professional whose expert skill is only exceeded by his commitment to customer service. I was very nervous about this visit as I left much to be desired with my daily care regiment. He was thorough, informative, and has the hands of an artisan. After just one visit, my gum line feels (and looks) renewed. What I found the most intriguing was the lack of soreness, during and after the visit. I look forward to continue working with Dr. V to get me back to "square one." What a relief it is to find a competent and courteous dental care professional!
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How was your experience with the doctor?So patient and informative
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How was your experience with the doctor?Always thorough and Explains everything very well. Have been going to Dr Veligdan for many years and have never had a problem. Moreover he has worked miracles in saving some teeth! Also his office scheduling and billing is so efficient.
Mara GApr 26
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. V has been my dentist since around the late '80s/early '90s, so that should say it all. My whole family went to him. He was an early pioneer for removing toxic mercury fillings back in the day and has saved quite a few of my teeth from root canals. He can be feisty, but that is part of his charm. If you like a consummate, detail oriented holistically-bent dental professional, I would highly recommend Dr. Veligdan. His staff are also wonderful.
John F.Apr 23
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Bob is an artist. His careful, intricate and highly effective work is why I keep coming back to him. I have never had a better dentist do such quality work. He is a gem.
Leina S.Apr 19
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How was your experience with the doctor?I can't say enough good things about Dr. Veligdan and his staff. Like many, I have a lot of fear surrounding dental visits, after a horrific experience a few years ago. I haven't been to the dentist since, and as a result my dental health is in a state of embarrassing disarray! Dr. Veligdan was very comforting and encouraging about the health of my teeth and the possibility for improvement. He's such a sweet man, he even called me after my first visit to make sure I was doing alright. Kathy the receptionist and Yvonne the hygienist (apologies if I'm not getting names 100%) are also incredibly sweet and caring. I was practically brought to tears of relief at finding such a compassionate dental practice. Thank you guys! I'll definitely be back.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Most people don't look forward to going to the dentist, but I do because Dr. Veligdan, Kathy and Roberta are so warm and welcoming. They really care about their patients and it shows.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I visited Dr. Veligdan for a general consultation and/or years of negative dental experiences and was immediately impressed by the very welcoming and relaxing atmosphere in the office, which is rare for a dental office. The office manager Kathy is the nicest person with a greatly calming attitude. The dental assistant, although she is still a young woman, has such gentle motherly manner that you immediately feel relaxed. And of course doctor Veligdan himself is so careful and patient, even with a nervious client like myself. During the exam he constantly explained to me what he was doing, showing me x-rays on the computer screen which made me feel very comfortable. He explained treatment options, including financial options, and I never felt pressured to go for the most expensive choice like I have in the past in other dental offices. Overall, I feel grateful that I have found him. he is a rare doctor in today’s world.
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How was your experience with the doctor?He's the most skilled in the business. Works very well with my insurance. Painless.
Marika F.Dec 14
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How was your experience with the doctor?it's taken me 3 dentists to find one that is thoughtful, genuinely concerned for your well being & exteremely talented. i've finally found this in dr. veligdan. he's patient, kind & very knowledgeable. i came his way to remove mercury fillings in the bio safe SMART procedure. He did amazing work. I actually look forward to returning so he remove the rest of mercury fillings. amazing dr!!!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Fantastic dentist. Took time to thoroughly explain everything. Didn't push unnecessary treatments on me. I would highly recommend and will be going to him from this point forward!
John F.Nov 2
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Bob is the very best. Careful. Thorough. Smart. He has it all. Results are always first rate. Cannot imagine another dentist doing such fine work. Thanks to him and his entire staff. John F
Ms R.Oct 29
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How was your experience with the doctor?This is a wonderful dental practice.  Cathy is a very efficient and kind receptionist, who is always prompt and exact in her feedback ... typically I always have to chase people up, but not Cathy.  The dental hygienist (Roberta I think) is also a really nice person and a calm influence while you're getting prepared for treatment. Dr Veligdan is just the best.  After a traumatic incident at a dentist as a child I never typically went to dentists if I could avoid it.  With the pain in my back tooth recently, and watching a documentary realizing the toxicity of the mercury filling I had done about 15 years ago, I decided to change this pattern to get over my anxiety and not only fix the pain issue but start being proactive about my teeth/gum health.  I could not have picked a better dentist to make that change with.  I have been out of there twice now after root canals to the sound of classical music rather than a drill - on neither occasion did I have to take so much as a paracetamol for pain afterwards, let alone anything stronger.  This tells me something about the care and gentleness with which I was treated.  I also got phone calls from the doctor on both occasions that evening to check how I was doing and that there was no pain or anything concerning, which there wasn't.  At other dentists I never had those calls even though I needed them, ironically. Not only was my care top notch from start to finish, but using this practice is helping to turn around my anxiety about going to the dentist.  The office doesn't have that horrific dental/hospital smell either.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I had one appt. The receptionist was very helpful and kind however the doctor was so unbelievably rude and snapped at me when I asked questions during his eval of my X-rays. Couldn't get out of there fast enough.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Hands down the best dentist I have ever seen! I highly recommend him. I havent gotten a cleaning a while, but he took all the time necesarry to thoroughly clean my teeth. He is very kind and patient, and answered all of my questions. It is not like other places where I feel the doctors are rushing you out the door, I honestly felt like he cared about my teeth and doing his best.
AnonymousAug 22
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Veligdan was fantastic. He takes his time evaluating and explaining eveyrhing in detail. Has great profesionalism and bedside manners. This was my first fime visiting him and I would 100% recommend him.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Robert Veligdan was great. He brings a sense of personal touch in his treatment. I love that he checks in with his patients after their visit with personal calls later that day. He's also very good with explaining your treatment and very attentive.
Ron M.Jul 26
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How was your experience with the doctor?Doctor Bob is a genius!! I feel fortunate to be his patient. He's the best ??
Daniel R.Jul 17
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Bob is my third and now my final NYC dentist. I've had years of gum & crown problems. He fixed so many complex problems in my mouth and then went on to make the most perfect, natural looking crowns.I highly recommend Dr. Bob with no reservations.
Daniel R.Jul 13
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How was your experience with the doctor?Best cosmetics Dentist I've ever known.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Doctor Veligdan was great. I went in with a lot of pain, he did a very thorough analysis and gave me the best possible option to save the tooth (other option was extraction). He was very helpful and checked on me even after to see how I was doing. Highly recommended, awesome staff. Everything in terms of cost/insurance was explained well, there are no surprises when you check out! Will definitely visit again.
Joseph N.May 16
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How was your experience with the doctor? He is my Dentist and i put my full trust in him! I would recommend him to anyone!
Olga K.May 12
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How was your experience with the doctor?Guilty. I do not like dentists !!!! All our fears come from our childhood and not so pleasant visits to the doctors. We often react on the very subconscious level. We have anxiety and cannot pinpoint why. After the visit, I was thinking why my anxiety disappeared during visiting the dental office? 1)When I stepped into the office the first thing hit me was the fact that I did not smell anything ... I did not smell that unique mix of formaldehyde and eugenol. My anxiety level was close to zero. 2) Soft classic music was calming me down while I was waiting. 3) Doc. Veligdan examined me very thoroughly showing me the high definition x-ray and explained the problems I had for at list 15 min. 4) He is very knowledgeable and professional !!!!!. 5) Another thing I admired was the alternative treatment he suggested including visiting other doctors. 6) His call 8 or 9 PM to check on me came as a surprise. ( I have never had anybody calling me from the doc office even after surgeries with anesthesia !!!) 7) The doctor calls your back within 2-3 hour frame and sees you ASAP if you leave a voicemail that you have a bad pain ( It was my case). 8) He will try all the methods to save one's tooth and postponed decay or root canal. I can continue listing what I liked about Dr. Veligdan.... My advice is to make an appointment and see the dental God by yourself. God bless you Dr. Veligdan !!!
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How was your experience with the doctor?NYC is my part time home and I was in need of emergency dental care for a loose crown that was causing much pain. After selecting Dr. Veligdan from Zocdoc. It was the best choice I could have ever made. Best dentist ever in my 40 years of going to the dentist. His staff and his personal and professional skills were absolutely top notch and resolved my pain with permanent fix. I would recommend him to any customer looking for an outstanding dentist.