Family Dental Group of Brewster
1620 Route 22, Brewster, NY 10509

Our Team

Brewster Dentists

Michael Gelbart, DDS

General Dentist & Dental Implant Provider

Dr. Gelbart graduated from New York University in 1975 with a B.S. degree, and went on to graduate from the New York University School of Dentistry in 1979. In 1980 he established Family Dental Centers in upstate New York, creating practice groups in Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, Brewster, Yonkers, Yorktown Heights and Manhattan.

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Vincent Ayuko, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Ayuko attended dental school at the School Of Dental Sciences at the University of Nairobi, Africa. Upon moving to the United States, he attended New York University, receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2004.

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Michelle Gurfinkel, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Michelle Gurfinkel is an experienced general dentist whose gentle touch, friendly demeanor, and meticulous attention to detail make people of all ages feel comfortable. Dr. Gurfinkle provides preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services including fillings, crown and bridgework, dentures, dental implant restorations, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, Invisalign® aligners, and oral cancer screenings. She also provides emergency dental services to […]

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Neil Kesselman, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Neil Kesselman has been practicing dentistry for 30 years. He received his Bachelors of Science at SUNY Binghamton. Dr. Kesselman then went on to obtain his D.D.S. at the Ohio State University. He has been with Family Dental for over 20 years. Dr. Kesselman caters to nervous patients and enjoys transforming a patient back into normal function and appearance.

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Peter Lucchese, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Peter Lucchese is a general dentist who loves to help his patients smile more. He and his team provide comprehensive exams and cleanings; fillings, crowns and bridgework; dentures and partial dentures; dental implants and restorations; toothache relief including root canal therapy; and cosmetic dental procedures including veneers, inlays, onlays, tooth bonding, and teeth whitening.

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Eric Oh, DMD, MScDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Eric Oh is a surgical specialist in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implants.

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Fred Friedman, DDS

Orthodontist

Fred Friedman, DDS received his dental degree from Emory University Dental School in Atlanta, GA and received his certificate in orthodontics from New York University, New York, NY. Previous to joining the Family Dental Group practice, Dr. Friedman has maintained his own successful private practice. Dr. Friedman is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, […]

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Sarah Oshman, DMD

Periodontist

Dr. Sarah Oshman received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and earned her certificate in Periodontics from the New York University College of Dentistry. Prior to enrolling in dental school, she attained a Bachelor’s of Arts with honors in Fine Arts from Wesleyan University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from William Patterson University. […]

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Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Renne is amazing hygienist i never want anyone else again
Andrea G.
Great visit
Christopher L.
I went here for my Dental Cleaning and they are kind and very professional.
Geo L.
My dental hygienist, Hope, was amazing! We had a great conversation while she took excellent care of my teeth and gave me great feedback. She found a long-time customer!!
Caitlin K.
Dr. Gurfunkel and Terry work like a well oiled machine. Each knows what the other is thinking. Amazing Duo!!
Peter J.
Considering how nervous I was about getting tooth extracted, Dr. Oh and the nurses eased my fears and were right on the mark with everything they told me to expect. I have never had a negative […]
Donna N.
Although I was there to have several teeth extracted i did feel very at ease. The assistant Trisha was great by taking to me about music and kids I felt very comfortable even though I knew what was […]
Angel W.
Michelle, the hygienist, was awesome!
Elena T.
Dr was knowledgeable. Also very thorough, pain free quick work.
Marcella O.
They were able to fit me in the same day when I had a tooth ache. Katarina was friendly and very helpful and Dr. Lucecese did a great job.
Jeff D.
Excellent care
Irma K.
I went in for a wisdom teeth extraction. I had went in for an initial consultation and Dr. Oh had informed me that I needed to get all four of them extracted. Dr. Oh was very thorough with what he […]
Nicole B.
Great visit. Staff was friendly and efficient. My Hygienist was very nice and informative.
Catherine P.
Dr. Ayuko and Dr. Gelbart are both wonderful!! I would recommend Dr. Ayuko for general dentistry. He is caring and very attentive to his patients. I would recommend Dr. Gelbart for implants as he is […]
Anonymous
Swift to assess the problem: quick, concise, and sure with the fix, and immediate care to address the blown-out molar. Amazing, really; and minimal to zero pain! Impressed with high level of […]
Anonymous
The place is amazing and Rene James dr gurfinkel is amazing they are loving caring.melanie and Kristen I can’t say how wonderful they are this staff is great Dawn P
Dawn P.
Dr. Gurfinkel and Terry are the BEST! Terry is so funny and immediately made me feel comfortable, which is rare because i hate going to the dentist. They both made my visit very fun, and super quick!
Mitty F.
Family Dental Group is amazing! The team has always provided me with great service and the doctors are very friendly! The assistants were super helpful and made me feel very comfortable.
JOSHUA A.
Hope and Renee are 2 of the best hygienists that I have ever had work on my teeth. They take the time to do a GREAT job.
Vincent M.
Wonderful place and people!
Isabela C.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (845) 764-9263
Fax: (845) 279-7915
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For appointments, call us at: (845) 764-9263 or
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For appointments, call: (845) 764-9263
Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (845) 764-9263
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