Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry

568 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA


(718) 899-4500(718) 899-4500

Dr. Rupin Malhotra

Dentist

Brooklyn, NY


In-network insurances:

Aetna (Dental), Blue Cross Blue Shield (Dental), Cigna (Dental), Delta Dental (Dental), Empire (Dental), Guardian (Dental), HealthFirst (Dental), MetLife (Dental), Principal Dental (Dental), United Healthcare (Dental)

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Voro score

78% recommended

31 out of 40 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

1 neighbors

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Yelp(Practice)

4.0(39)

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Dr. Rupin Malhotra lives in Greenpoint with his wife and son. He is dedicated to providing his patients with healthy and happy smiles. Dr. Malhotra received both his undergraduate and dental degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. After completing a one year general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, he worked as a general dentist in the tri-state area. During this time in private practice, he decided to focus on pediatrics. He then completed his pediatric residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Malhotra is a clinical instructor of pediatric dentistry at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he enjoys teaching and training residents. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, and New York Dental Association.

Biography

Educations

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, DDS, 2005
Case Western Reserve University, BS, 2001

Trainings

Montefiore Medical Center, 2006 (residency)
Mount Sinai Hospital, 2012 (residency)
Reviews (40)
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 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Great experience at Bitesize! My toddlers first dental appointment was a breeze. He wanted to go back because it was “so fun!”
Simone W.Dec 18
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How was your experience with the doctor?This is long overdue. My kids have been going to this place for 2 maybe 3 years now. It's a win win for both parents & children. I love the efficiency - longest I've ever waited is 5 minutes. As soon as you're called, the hygienist get to work immediately. My kids love the decor - TV during cleanings while wearing sunglasses - what's not to love. And let's not forget the goodies (toy) at the end. Fun for them & me. Highly recommend, especially since the great service has not changed.
Cathy H.Dec 12
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How was your experience with the doctor?We switched over from another neighborhood dentist and this place is AMAZING for kids. They have little gifts galore. Starting with booking the appointment, the receptionist was incredibly nice. The place on President and 4th that we were switching from had very availability perhaps because fewer doctors see children and they also see adults. However, Bitesize specialize in children so they had availability even for the same week and a great deal of availability for after school hours as well. The location is right in front of B63 bus stops making it very convenient to get to. The dental hygienist was very helpful showing me and my son how to brush and floss efficiently. The dentist came in and was very thorough in reviewing the x rays.
Ania J.Dec 12
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I was so excited to take my daughter for first visit. After confirming with my insurance they woke with them I called for the appt and I got told they will not accept me bc I have state insurance. I explained that I just called insurance and they told me they work with them she said well yes we do take existing patients but we no longer take a new ones. Unless I'll pay out of pocket or if I'll have privet. Well that's kind of off. U either take the insurance or not u either take new patient or not. So disappointing !!! Discrimination
Julie F.Apr 20
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?The staff is super friendly. The office is very clean and kids friendly. My 3 kids have regular appointments there and they love going to the dentist! So far, they just did check ups and cleaning but I'll definitely trust them for any other procedure :)
Megan G.Jun 20
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How was your experience with the doctor?Amazing. They squeezed us in after a scooter accident and treated my daughter with such gentle, thorough care. Can not recommend highly enough.
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How was your experience with the doctor?This is the best pediatric dentist ever! They are immaculate, perfectly staffed, punctual, they send text reminders, are flexible with reschedules, work both of my kids in back to back, well mannered and the office is run fluidly. Like liquid gold. My kids look forward to the dentist, it's absurd. I highly recommend.
Sherry R.Apr 28
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How was your experience with the doctor?My kids have been coming here for 3 years. The place is always super clean. My kids never wait longer than 5 or 10 mins to be seen and the staff is amazing! My kids love to go to the dentist because of them!
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I've brought my 3 yr old and 7 yr old here for routine cleanings/checkups twice. Those visits went fine. My 7yr old has a cavity that needs to be filled and nitrous oxide was "highly recommended" with $100 out of pocket cost. While I would love to have my child relaxed at the dentist, I simply cannot afford it. The day before the appointment, they called to confirm and remind me of the $100 charge. I told them I cannot afford it, so the doctor refused to treat my child and referred me elsewhere. Nice. I didn't realize "highly recommended" meant "required".  So I call my health insurance and they tell me the nitrous oxide is covered under medical not dental and they just need an authorization request from the dental office. I let Bitesize know this and they say they will send said authorization. We make a new appointment for a MONTH later only to be told that the request was denied by my health insurance...however, they sent the request to the dental insurance not the medical like they said they would. Bitesize then tells me that they cannot bill medical insurance only dental. Why wasn't this told to me a month ago? I was very clear about the situation. Now, over a month later, I'm referred elsewhere to have my sons cavity filled. Thanks for the complete lack of attention/consideration/time/care.
Montse L.Nov 28
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I just called this place and tried to make an appointment but the receptionist  was probably not having a good day and was very rude.It's the first time I was trying to make a dentist appointment for my toddler, and I made that clear but she was not helpful and the way she handled the conversation and questions discouraged  me half way through the phone call to even try to visit the place. To bad, it was just a few blocks away from my apartment but not worth putting up with someone rude.
Sacha C.Oct 24
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I don't often write reviews but I just came back from my son's appointment and felt the need to share. I love everything about Bitesize, from the amazing staff to their adorable aesthetic. .The receptionists were very friendly, the dental hygienist and Dr Raff were both very kind and well informed. They were supportive and gave my son lots of encouragement and praise for sitting still and having his teeth cleaned. Who would have thought it would be such a joy to visit the dentist!
Marl B.Aug 5
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Had a wonderful experience at Bitesize. I brought my 3-yr old son for his first dental visit ever, and between the clean, well-designed, high tech facilities and Dr. Raf's great bedside manner, my son felt totally at ease and handled the exam like a pro. He loved the ceiling-mounted tv, books and toys, not to mention the balloon and goodie bag he got on the way out! Grateful for this neighborhood gem and will happily recommend Bitesize to my neighbors.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?BEWARE of the receptionists!The dentists are good professionals but the administration of the office is a horror. I lost so many hours and had to deal with their incompetence filing insurance payments with Aetna for months. After several phone calls, their personnel assured the claim was processed with the insurance, and that the problem was solved. However, I kept receiving threatening letters through the mail, claiming legal actions for a due payment. I dealt with the same issue more than 5 times through a period of 4 months. Same arguments, sending them again all the information, speaking to the same rude individuals, (I got their names), so they state the bill was already paid. But the nightmare repeated again next month with a payment collection. They never apologized despite my insurance had to issue a statement saying I didn't owe them and they had paid. Yesterday I received a phone call asking me to schedule an appointment for my son's 3-year-old visit. I had already forgotten this hideous incident, but after their call, I thought necessary to write this comment in hope the Drs. read this and reconsider on who's hands they are leaving the management of their business. Awful administrative people. I would never go back there and I suggest you avoid this place at all cost.
Amica K.Mar 21
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?The worst receptionist in the industry ever.It is very unfortunate that the great reputation Dr. hire this inhuman person for friendly looking children dentist.
Yvette R.Mar 10
 Isn't sure about this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?After many different dentists, and many bad experiences, I came across BiteSize. This has been the first time that my daughter was calm enough to get a filling without the help of laughing gas. She felt so at ease and relaxed, I was so amazed at how calm she finally was at the dentist as it was always a struggle. She didn't even notice she got an injection, which was her biggest fear. Both of my girls love it here!
Jill D.Feb 8
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?This was our first visit to Bitesize and I am elated it went so well! ALL staff were friendly informative and professional. The place is clean and kid friendly. My 5 year old even said he wish he could come everyday lol Parking was fairly easy I think because of the hour I went (4pm) not sure if its always that way though because the area gets alot of traffic from the BQE. Overall the place was amazing and the wait time was normal about 10-15min before getting seen. The Doctor had great bed side manners and truly took the time to educate me on this new stage of my son's development. Definitly will be regulars!
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How was your experience with the doctor?I have searched awhile to find a pediatric dentist for my two-year-old, and most of them had very mixed reviews online as well as in person to those I spoke to for recommendations. I accidentally came across BiteSize, and was impressed with their reviews. I was even MORE impressed during my son's appointment. The front office staff, dental assistants and especially the dentist himself were absolutely amazing. They completely exceeded my hopes of the ideal pediatric dentist! My two year does NOT like the simplest of doctor checkups or getting his hair cut, so for him to sit calmly, attentive and interact with the dentist was mind blowing. I'm glad I traveled an hour each way by train for this dentist!!
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How was your experience with the doctor?This was our first experience with a Pediatric Dentist, I wish I had had this experience when I was a little! Our daughter is just over 2 and we've now taken her to Bitesize twice. The staff are amazing with toddlers and Dr. Hussein is wonderful. My husband and I learned more about taking care of teeth in 2 visits then we had in 3 decades! Really fantastic experience- and the second time we had no tears at all!
Kris C.Sep 28
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Raf and their staff except to say that my daughter asks to go to the dentist. There is a little TV screen and presents and a kind, fun manner buy Doctors and nurses who are clearly (and I know) parents of young kids. How lucky and grateful we are to have this dentist! Our daughter fell and damaged her bottom teeth and Dr. Raf saw her immediately, distracted and treated her so well under this difficult circumstance, and communicated clearly to us what we needed to do moving forward. He also called us the next morning to check in. I already loved this place, and now I need to share it.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I hate writing a one star review about this place because to be honest I never got a chance to check them out. I hear the dentists are great.About a year ago (I still remember this is how much it bugged me) my kids needed check ups. I have a dentist but had a bunch of friends tell me about this place so I thought I would try it out.  I was post work out maybe not looking my best but the receptionist poorly from the start.I asked if I could set up appointments for my children.Her- Do you have insurance?Me- Yes, I do I have this.Her- We do not accept that. Me- Okay how much is a check up?Her- 200 something per child (cannot really remember but it was a little pricey)Me- Okay I would still like to set up an appointment, pleaseHer- We do not have anything after school for the next 2 monthsMe- Okay I will call later I guessHer- No real goodbye just an air of whatever leave My issue was she was never polite, engaging or asked if I needed an after school appointment. I am willing take my children from school for doctors appointments. She never smiled, literally was not willing to engage with me at all. I left called my dentist had an appointment in 2 days and (she does not take my insurance either) paid out of pocket. My children had great visits and all was well in the world.I spoke to two other friends who had similar experiences. I hear the dentists are lovely. My advice to reception, do not judge a book by it's cover
Julie R.Jun 21
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?My daughters used to hate going to the dentist until we switched to bitesize. The office is comfortable, friendly, efficient, caring...really everything you could hope for in your child's dentist. Dr Raff took so much time teaching my daughter how to keep her braces clean (more than her orthodontist did!) when she had some food painfully lodged under her gum. After years of dealing with our old crowded, overbooked, rushed dentist office we are so happy with bitesize!
Anna M.Mar 23
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How was your experience with the doctor?We had a great experience at Bitesize.  It was my son's first visit to the dentist and everything went smoothly.  The dentist was very gentle with my son.  He didn't rush and answered all of our questions.
Sav B.Jan 6
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent place! Staff is so nice and place is clean and welcoming, my daughter has been twice and both times she has left with a good experience
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How was your experience with the doctor?really like this place. while my son wasn't a fan during the routine cleaning (and who would be), on his way out he managed to get stuck at the train table and then didn't want to leave. Not to mention that the wonderful receptionist squeezed us in last minute on a Saturday!
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How was your experience with the doctor?So I have to change my review. The dentists at this place are so nice. The place is gorgeous, clean, and new. They are so great w my three year old. I can't say enough good things about them or the decor and how clean everything is. They are so patient and let you stay w your child for everything. The receptionist can be short and that turned me off and we thought about going somewhere else bc of it but I'm glad I didn't. They dealt w my daughter's cavity in such a great, professional and caring way.. Explaining everything. Just really good. Despite the receptionist I had to give 5 stars Bc the dentists and hygienists are so amazing!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Instant fans!  Came with my 21mo daughter for first time check-up / cleaning.  The entire staff was super patient, attentive, & great with handling kids!  My older twins traveled to see a kids dentist in Manhattan but now I'll be bringing them here too.  The commute will be much easier, I can park in the street, & I know they'll be fans just like me.
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How was your experience with the doctor?What a GREAT pediatric dentist office! Aside of being modern and ultra clean, the whole experience, from the front desk to the nurse to the doctor, is welcoming, kid-friendly and approachable.Front desk: delightful speaking to the person on the other end. The two ladies at the front desk are as warm and friendly in person.The reminder texts: A huge plus.The doctor: was AMAZING! I did not think in a million years he would get my son to as much as open his mouth, but there he was, enjoying a cleaning while being joked with. Though he had a cavity the doctor felt he was so little, we should just watch it as there is no pain. And, he extracted a molar from my 6 year old daughter and had her wanting to come back. Oh, what the littles won't do for a coin at the end that gives them a fun little toy.I would highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a great dentist who takes his time with his patient as much as with answering parent's concerns.
Al W.May 7
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How was your experience with the doctor?Not only was Dr. Malhotra wonderful with my 3 y/o daughter, but his dental assistant Brittany was so patient and friendly that my daughter made 2 new friends.  The office staff was super - they got us in right away for an emergency appointment and were cheerful and helpful. We have a new dentist!
Sarah R.Apr 10
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How was your experience with the doctor?My husband and I initially took our 12 month old here for his first check up and for an evaluation of his tongue and lip ties. We were nervous and had a zillion questions. The atmosphere was very kid friendly and we felt listened to and had all of our questions answered (and in some cases re-answered. like I said, we were nervous). All of the staff are warm and welcoming. We have since took our son back for another appointment and had another very pleasant experience. I would absolutely recommend this place for your child!
Alan S.Apr 7
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How was your experience with the doctor?After a traumatic experience for my son at another dentist, it was very difficult to get him to see anyone. I am SO glad I found Bitesize. They are amazing at what they do. The office is beautiful and clean. They explain everything. They have creative names and explanations for everything they do inside your little ones mouth (this is a teeth tickler, let me show you on your finger first). There is a TV on the ceiling for them to watch, and stuffed animals to hold if they'd like. Everything is done to make you and your child comfortable. My 3 year old and 6 year old are both very happy here.
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How was your experience with the doctor?My 2 year old daughter just had her first dentist appointment at Bitesize and loved it! She kept talking about how fun it was after we left. Dr. Hussain was very approachable, friendly and gentle and thoroughly explained everything to me and to my daughter before he did it. We can't wait to go back for her next checkup!
Marci G.Feb 17
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent group. They make the experience of taking your 2 year old to the dentist a pleasant and easy one. The office is clean and professional but fun! Dr. Hussain has a practical approach to home dental care and was great with our daughter.
Cyd M.Aug 19
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Don't even bother calling this place. The receptionist was so rude to me and my son. What a horrible experience on our first trip to the dentist. I was so appalled by her manors that we didn't even stay to see the dentist. I hear Mr. fox has excellent staff in Greenpoint.
Alison M.Aug 15
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Very friendly, knowledgeable, gentle and thorough. A great experience for our 14 month old's first dentist trip!
Katie R.Jul 24
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How was your experience with the doctor?If I could give more stars I would.  Bitesize Dentistry exceeded my expectations and made both my daughter and me very comfortable throughout the entire process.  Dr. Rupin Malhotra is simply amazing.  I didn't know they made doctors like him!  He was so kind and patient and took the time to explain everything to my daughter before he did anything to her mouth.  He showed her how the tools worked and what they felt like.  He was also very non-judgmental about my daughter pacifier use and even offered advice on how to drop the paci altogether.  We will definitely be back and will recommend this to everyone with children.
Dimara A.May 13
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?My 13 month old saw Dr. Raf today and it was great. He showed me how to properly brush his teeth, we got a free toothbrush and some other goodies. After the appointment. Dr. Raf walked my son around the office while I finished up the paperwork. Overall great experience!
Y D.May 2
 Isn't sure about this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I brought my 16 month old daughter to see Dr. Rafay Hussain.  Our pediatrician recommended BiteSize Dentistry and we really wanted our daughter to see a specialist. We were greeted by a friendly receptionist and the front office was very clean.  I was told they just opened earlier this year. The overall feel of the office was bright and cheery.  Lots of toys and books for the patients.  The chairs also had screens on top for the kids to watch tv once they are old enough to sit in the chairs. The tech was nice and the doctor was really warm and spoke gently and made us feel comfortable.  He also very gentle when cleaning my daughter's teeth.I am so happy to have them in the neighborhood.
ritika b.Apr 24
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Malhotra is a very kind hearted dentist with incredible bedside manner for the children. My son ( 2 years of age) just told me after our first visit ever to a dentist today that he wants to see "Dr. Malotra every day. He is nice" which is pretty great. And he was terrified of doctors in general.The visit today was due to a concern over possible cavities and check up and luckily we are ok. The doctor explained everything to the child in warm manner and the feeling of true care and concern was palpable even to a 2 year old child. There was no "fake" or overly happy happy demeanor and professional. The doctor even held my son's hand and helped him during his x-ray.The cleaning was effective and fun for the child and the visit was great. We can't wait to go again - something you don't hear about a dentist ( big or small) every day.We did not have dental insurance for our 2 year old because we did not think we would need it, and the whole visit with fluoride treatment, check up, front x- ray and clean up was $160. Did i say we also got a treat? spiderman flossing and brushing tools and a little carry plastic bag and a token from the doctor for the gumball machines which had only balls and toys.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I took my daughter here after a friend recommended it to me.  The space is brand new, super bright and has books / toys in the lobby.  The front desk was really responsive and nice when I called and when I went in to visit.  Dr. Malhotra was truly truly fantastic with my daughter who is 2.5 years old.  She allowed him to brush her teeth, floss them, and he was even able to scrape off the black stains on her front teeth!  i thought we were going to have to live with those stains till her baby teeth fell out but she allowed him to do it!  I was so proud of her and she loved the little "gift" bag that she went home with.  She loved the tooth brush, the fluoride toothpaste, flossies, stickers and the little "prize" that came with her visit.  It was an amazing experience for my daughter!
C T.Mar 20
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?We love Bitesize and Dr Rupin!He and his staff have been absolutely wonderful to my daughter (3.5) who used to be terrified of dentist visits. In need of treatment for a cavity, she has gone from hysterical & very difficult to treat to calm & brave in just three visits. Highly recommended, with lovely nurse and front desk staff too. Thank you!