Family Dental Group of Jefferson Valley
2985 Navajo Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Our Team

Yorktown Heights Dentists

Lauren Atwell-Rice, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Lauren Atwell received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville, FL, and performed her dental residency at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Dr. Atwell is a member of the American Dental Association and the New York County Dental Society.

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Marina Chernin, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Chernin attended Hunter College in New York City and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York City College of Dentistry in 1989. She has been in practice for 24 years, six years with Family Dental. She is a volunteer with Dental Volunteers of Israel, an organization that offers free dental care to Jerusalem’s at-risk […]

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Robert H. Friedman, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Friedman is an experienced and compassionate Dentist, using the latest technologies to provide excellent dental care. Dr. Friedman has teaching affiliations at the New York University College of Dentistry, where he is Clinical and Surgical Director for Implantology: Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment. He is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral […]

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Lawrence Stein, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Larry Stein completed undergraduate studies at SUNY Albany and obtained his D.D.S. degree from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. He is a seasoned practitioner and has been with Family Dental Group for over fifteen years.

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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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Jodi Deans, DDS

Orthodontist

I grew up as one of five children in upstate NY. Upon completion of high school at Penn Yan Academy, I attended Brandeis University with a major in Biology. I then pursued my dental education at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery graduating in 1999 receiving my DDS. I followed my dental degree with a 3 year […]

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Mila Belgrade, DMD

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Mila Belgrade is a Board Certified pediatric dentist, specializing in the treatment of infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special needs. Dr. Mila believes that childhood is the best time to instill good habits that will persist into adulthood. Most importantly, she is passionate about making sure each child has a positive, pleasant, and fun filled experience at […]

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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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Charisse Leonidas, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Charisse Leonidas provides comprehensive dental care and emergency dental services to all ages. Dr. Leonidas, also referred to as Dr. Leo, provides dental exams, restorative dentistry, crowns, bridges, extractions, complete and partial dentures, and root canals. She understands that every patient has different needs; therefore, she is extremely caring, gentle, honest and great at making them laugh. Dr. Leo […]

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Yuvika Choudhary, DDS

General Dentist

Yorktown Heights Dental Hygienists

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr. Leo checked my x-rays and showed me that I needed a cavity filled and the crown replaced. She expertly and painlessly took care of everything while making me feel comfortable and special. […]
Dietmar H.
Dr Friedman explained everything in detail. Staff was warm and inviting. Filling forms out on line was much better than doing forms in the office before the appointment. Would recommend this Dental […]
Richard P.
I’m sitting here for the 2nd time this month, my son is getting some cavities filled and Dr. Mila is singing and he is giggling hysterically, trying not to move! I’m so happy we came here […]
Nira R.
My family and I love this Dental group. The staff is very friendly and they make your visit enjoyable. Dr. Mila Belgrade is so nice she makes your visit very comfortable and she is easy to talk to if […]
Nushe H.
I live far away and was visiting relatives when I encountered a dental emergency. FDG gave me an immediate appointment and treated me like I had been their patient for decades. This was on a […]
David S.
I was very pleased with my experience at Family Dental Group. It was good to be treated with professionalism and care. Everyone was very nice, and it is nice to be treated well since you are the […]
Anonymous
Had an appointment yesterday with my 2 special needs kids. What an absolute AWESOME Dr Mila was. She was so sweet and caring. My kids absolutely loved her. And she didn’t mind the many […]
Anjoeline O.
Great employees, such a friendly and comfortable environment, and Dr. Dean really knows what she is doing!!
Kylie R.
Excellent job, my dentist was very caring and nice, letting me know everything she was doing before she did anything and then showed me exactly what she did when the root canal was over. She is an […]
Edward C.
I absolutely love this dental group Dr. Mila, the pediatric dentist and her assistants alway make sure my boys are comfortable and pay special attention to them during their visits. I was always […]
Shanda M.
Very thorough, efficient. Great staff.
Heather S.
I needed work done due to a chipped crown. The assistant and the dentist were both very professional, courteous, friendly, and informed me of everything they were doing. They were also helpful with […]
Carol R.
I have used many dentists throughout my life, and I find the Family Dental Group to be among the most supportive, gentle, and competent teams I’ve visited.
Anonymous
My grandkids LOVE going to the dentist. Dr. Mila Belgrade and her assistants Wendy and Liliana are so sweet and caring. ” Ava and Livvy say “they do a really good job on our teeth” […]
Chris K.
I am writing for myself (Elisa) and my husband who both went to this office in the past week. They are exceptional – from Stacy at the desk to Melissa, to Liliana to Dr. Chernin – they […]
Kevin M.
Always a pleasure going to Family Dental. Dan is a wonderful hygienist!
Anonymous
Dan the hygienist does a wonderful job on my cleaning and gum treatment I would not go to another person been coming here over 5 yrs very happy thank you dan
Lisa M.
They were very patient and kind with my son.
Daniel J.
I had a cleaning done with Star. She is one of the best hygienists I have ever been to. The whole office was pleasant and I enjoyed my experience.
Richard M.
Amazing experience. Lillia, Dr.Atwell, Wendy, and the rest of the staff were simply wonderful. Made a otherwise unpleasant experience of getting cavities filled pleasant by the level of comfort and […]
Jaclyn R.
Office Hours
Mon. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri. – 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (914) 357-8916
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (914) 357-8916
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