Fishkill Dentist Office

Serving Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, Hopewell Junction, Newburgh, Balmville, New Windsor

738 Route 9,
Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 896-5151


Patients love to come to Family Dental Group in Fishkill for the stress-free experience and modern approach to maintaining oral health. Set conveniently close to the 9 Highway and 84 Freeway, we offer our patients a popular location only steps away from the Main Street and Fishkill Village, with plenty of shopping, fine dining and accommodation options. The waterpark of Splashdown Beach is only a few miles away, as well as the Sarah Taylor Park. Family Dental Group is the place to go for surrounding cities of Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, Hopewell Junction, Newburgh, Balmville and New Windsor as well. Don’t hesitate and make an appointment with our medical experts to achieve great oral health and a dazzling smile!


Whether you need a simple teeth cleaning or a complex surgical procedure, our skilled and experienced dentists provide only the top quality services in the fields of cosmetic and general dentistry, as well as emergency dental care.

Dental Implants

Dental implants might be a perfect solution for you if you are facing the problem of missing teeth. Long-lasting, comfortable and stable, dental implants are composed of three parts made of durable materials: the titanium implants, the abutment and the crown. More↓↑Less

Dental Cleaning

Dental cleaning with your dentist should be performed at least once a year to prevent tooth loss, tooth decay, gum disease and other dental issues caused by bacteria build-up, plaque and tartar. Routine brushing and flossing at home is important as well, but there’s only so much you can do yourself. Set up an appointment today and have your teeth professionally taken care of. More↓↑Less

Invisalign and Clear Braces

Invisalign aligners are a modern approach to straightening your teeth without irritating metal braces. Invisalign uses a BPA-free, translucent plastic material which will allow you to align your teeth comfortably, with easy application and maintenance, and no shiny wires in your mouth. More↓↑Less

Dental Crowns & Bridges

Dental crowns and fixed bridges are an effective solution to damaged or missing teeth. Thanks to dental porcelain – a durable, formable, resilient and glass-like material, dental crowns and bridges will recreate the natural look and restore the original function of your teeth. More↓↑Less

Veneers/Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are extremely similar to your original teeth in both the natural appearance and the tooth function. Thanks to the material that is now used for veneers – dental porcelain, veneers are long-lasting, strong and resistant to discoloration. With proper oral hygiene, they will last for a very long time. More↓↑Less

Root Canals

Root canal issues are more serious than you might think and if left untreated, they can lead to serious dental problems such as oral infection, inflammation, gum disease or even an abscessed tooth. With its success rate of 95%, root canal therapy is an effective solution which will salvage the affected tooth instead of removing it. More↓↑Less

Teeth Whitening

Teeth discoloration happens for various reasons – high consumption of coffee, tea, red wine or soda, overuse of antibiotics, natural aging process, etc. Whatever the cause of yellow, dark or stained teeth is in your case, our advanced teeth whitening technique is the safest and most effective way to bring back a bright smile! More↓↑Less

Full Dentures/Partial Dentures

Thanks to many advances in dental technologies, dentures are now more comfortable than ever before. Depending on how extensive your tooth loss is, your dentist might suggest either full or partial dentures as a solution to your missing teeth. More↓↑Less

Emergency Dentistry

The most important thing during a dental emergency is not to panic. Apply a cold compress on the affected area, use pain medication if necessary and contact our office immediately. Our dental professionals will be able to give you further advice and schedule your emergency appointment. 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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  • Marina Chernin

    Marina Chernin, D.D.S

    General and Cosmetic Dentistry

    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…

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  • Larry Stein

    Larry Stein, D.D.S.

    General Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry

    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. He is currently a member of the Academy of Craniofacial Pain; previously been a member of…

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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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  • Ellen Krom

    Ellen Krom, R.D.H.

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Ellen has been in the dental field since 1975, gaining her R.D.H. license in 1986 from Orange County Community College in Middletown, New York. Ellen is certified in Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide. She performs patient care functions, including preparing patients for oral examinations.  Ellen loves the diversity of the practice, having all the different specialties in one…

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  • Lesia Matwiji

    Lesia Matwiji

    R.D.H., Registered Dental Hygienist

    Lesia began her career as a full-time dental assistant while she attended evening classes in dental hygiene at New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn.  She graduated and became licensed in June 1973.  She went on to take post-graduate courses at Columbia University in dental hygiene. Over the years, she has been involved in…

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  • Nikole Yewchuck

    Nikole Yewchuck

    R.D.H., Registered Dental Hygienist

    Nikole has been actively practicing dental hygienist since graduation from Orange County Community college in Middletown, New York, in 1999. Family Dental Group Fishkill has been her home away from home for the past 11 years.  With a passion for her profession, she has a history of maintaining the highest levels of accreditation. She believes…

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  • Caitlin Reichert

    Caitlin Reichert

    Office Manager

    Caitlin became interested in dentistry while in high school, and secured a position working at the front desk at the Fishkill office in 2005. After several promotions, she now serves as Assistant Office Manager.  She is key in helping the office work together as a team by communicating with staff regularly to ensure they have the information, tools, and support needed to perform their jobs effectively and successfully.  She helps maintain patient data to include required regulatory chart documents, assists the staff in managing patients, scheduling staff productivity and helps with patient treatment planning.

  • 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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  • Dr. Bryan Hinkle

    Bryan Hinkle, DDS

    Pediatric Dentist

    Dr. Bryan Hinkle, graduated with a BS in Neuroscience from the College of William and Mary before he received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from New York University. After completing his 2nd year as chief resident at Coler-Goldwater Hospital, Dr. Bryan continued on at St. Barnabas Hospital to specialize in pediatrics where he also served…

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  • Robert Hale, DDS

    General Dentist
  • 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 Fishkill Dentist Office

Originally meaning ‘fish creek’ in Dutch language, Fishkill is a town in Dutchess County, also known as Tioranda by the Native American peoples – ‘the place where two waters meet’. The town itself also contains the Village of Fishkill, full of historic architecture. If you are a sports fan, don’t miss a game at the Dutchess Stadium, home of the Hudson Valley Renegades Minor League baseball team!

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