Brewster Dentist Office

Serving Carmel, Patterson, Pawling, Danbury CT, Heritage Hills

1620 Route 22
Towne Centre Mall
Brewster, NY 10509
(845) 279-4999


Whether you need to restore your oral health or improve the aesthetic appearance of your teeth, come to Family Dental in Brewster. Set in the economic hub of the Harlem Valley, near the 22 Highway, we offer our patients a peaceful location close to the serenity of Bog Brook Reservoir, Southeast Town Park, Lake Tonetta, as well as Morefar Gold Club. Family Dental Group is the place to go for surrounding cities of Carmel, Patterson, Pawling, Heritage Hills and Danbury, CT as well. Don’t hesitate and make an appointment with our medical experts to achieve great oral health and a dazzling smile!


Our team of dental experts together with pleasant staff provide top quality services in the fields of general and cosmetic dentistry, as well emergency medicine.

Dental Implants

Whether you need to replace one or more teeth, dental implants are a modern approach to solve the problem of missing teeth. Thanks to their durability, stability and easy maintenance, dental implants are a great alternative to traditional dentures and fixed bridges. More↓↑Less

Dental Cleaning

Practicing oral hygiene on a regular basis is extremely important to preserve perfect oral health. On top of routine brushing and flossing at home, schedule a dental cleaning procedure at least once a year – that way you can prevent various dental issues, such as periodontal disease and cavities. More↓↑Less

Invisalign and Clear braces

If you don’t treat orthodontic problems in time, they can lead to serious dental issues, such as tooth loss, gum disease and tooth decay. Don’t let this happen and schedule your appointment to find out whether you are the right candidate for Invisalign clear braces. More↓↑Less

Dental Crowns & Bridges

Usually made of dental porcelain, dental crowns and fixed bridges are a modern approach to replacing your missing teeth, as well as restoring damaged teeth. Dental porcelain is very similar to original tooth enamel, making dental crowns and bridges durable, resilient, strong and resistant to heat, cold and stress. More↓↑Less

Veneers/Porcelain Veneers

Whether you need to repair a chipped tooth or more complicated bite-related issues, porcelain veneers are an effective solution to regain a bright smile and restore a natural look. Dental porcelain has many benefits over other restorative materials – strength, durability and translucency, which makes it the most popular dental material among dentists and patients. More↓↑Less

Root Canals

Root canals are very sensitive areas of your teeth and they can be easily damaged for numerous reasons – large fillings, repeated dental procedures, facial injuries, etc. Our dentist office provides the most advanced endodontic treatment, also known as root canal therapy, to save the affected teeth instead of removing them. More↓↑Less

Teeth Whitening

Whether you face tooth discoloration due to smoking tobacco, drinking coffee, or using specific medications (antibiotics), professional teeth whitening procedure in a dentist office is the safest way to enhance your smile. Teeth whitening is now one of the most requested procedures, so don’t hesitate and make your appointment today! More↓↑Less

Full Dentures/Partial Dentures

Whether you are facing tooth loss due to facial trauma, tooth decay or natural aging process, dentures or partial dentures are a comfortable and long-lasting solution to missing teeth. They will replace the missing teeth, restore the original tooth function and recreate the natural appearance. More↓↑Less

Emergency Dentistry

A knocked-off crown, fractured tooth or a bitten tongue – those are just a few examples of dental emergencies that happen quite often. Don’t panic, our dental experts are here to help. Apply a cold compress, take pain medication if needed and set up your emergency appointment immediately! More↓↑Less

Our Dentists

  • MichaelGelbar

    Michael P. Gelbart, D.D.S.

    General Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry

    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. Dr. Gelbart is a diplomate…

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  • Neil Kesselman

    Neil Kesselman, D.D.S.

    General and Cosmetic Dentistry

    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…

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  • Fred-Friedman-DDS

    Fred Friedman, D.D.S.


    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…

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  • Vincent Ayuko

    Vincent Ayuko, D.D.S.

    General and Cosmetic Dentistry

    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. While attending NYU, he worked as an assistant at Family Dental Brewster. He is an extremely gentle dentist…

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  • Carla Mullenix

    Carla Mullenix

    Insurance Specialist, New York Region

    Carla spent two years at Wisconsin State University, before moving to New York, where she attended Mercy College in White Plains. She joined Family Dental in their Brewster office in 1986, holding various roles and eventually becoming Office Manager. In 2011, she moved into her current role, where she is responsible for acting as a…

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  • Maria-Farides

    Maria Farides

    Office Manager

    Maria has been in management for 26+ years, she has been working for the practice since March of 2014, when she relocated from Florida. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Maria She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the practice and is key in helping the office work together as a team by communicating with staff and providers regularly to ensure they have the information, tools, and support needed to perform their jobs effectively and successfully.

  • Dr. Michelle Gurfinkel DDS

    Dr. Michelle Gurfinkel DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Michelle Gurfinkel is the newest addition and associate Dentist to the Family Dental Group in Brewster. Her gentle touch, friendly demeanor, and meticulous eye all compliment the office’s peaceful environment. Dr. Gurfinkel has a high level of training with General and Family dentistry, Cosmetic Cases, Invisalign, Teeth Whitening, Emergency procedures, Crowns, Porcelain Veneers, Restoring…

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  • Dr. Sarah Oshman

    Sarah Oshman, DMD

    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…

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Coming to Brewster Dentist Office

Named for two early farmer landowners, the Village of Brewster is a small historic community in Putnam County. This is the place not only to treat all your dental issues, but mainly to relax and regain your energy in the peace and quiet of this lush area. If you’re coming in September, don’t miss your chance to visit the Brewster Founder’s Day, or simply enjoy the waterfront park, a world-class trout stream or get a book in a fine library!

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