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

Sarah Balaster, DMD  Periodontist

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Dr. Sarah Balaster 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.

Dr. Balaster’s background in both the visual arts and sciences allows her to work with patients to achieve both an esthetic and healthy smile.Dr. Balaster prefers to treat patients with minimally invasive surgical therapies when possible and is trained in the LANAP protocol; which offers a less painful, treatment alternative to conventional periodontal surgery through the use of the PerioLase MVP-7 Nd:YAG laser.

The LANAP treatment can target the source of the inflammation without hurting or removing any healthy gum tissue to slow or stop attachment loss, decrease pocket depth, and allow the body to recover from the chronic infection without the need for scalpel or sutures.

The LANAP protocol is the only laser treatment protocol currently cleared by the FDA for true regeneration and is backed by both clinical, scientific, and human histologic evidence.

Dr. Balaster has worked on the development of soft tissue (gum) grafting techniques to improve esthetics, function, and patient comfort. Her surgical techniques are evidence based in biology and are tailored to each patients needs and unique situation.

She believes both periodontal and surgical treatment are not one-size-fits-all and that each patient should be thoroughly evaluated and diagnosed prior to selecting both treatment and surgical technique.

She is a member of the American Academy of Periodontics, Northeast Society of Periodontics, American Dental Association and the American Laser Society.

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Patient Reviews
The staff is kind curtious and friendly. They put you right at ease. The dentists are gentle, informative, and warm.. I would highly recommend !!!!
Loretta S.
The doctor listen and explain very well
Martha C.
The office staff is professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Luchesse is wonderful. He puts you at ease and informs you on all your dental needs. I had extensive dental work previously with Dr. Gelbart […]
Helen P.
All the staff is extremely courteous, friendly & helpful. Especially James! Thank you :-)
Stella K.
Dr. Friedman and Jessica did a great job straightening my teeth with the invisalign treatment. I am very happy with the results and Dr. Friedman is very attentive to his patients. Thank you.
Dan E.
You couldn’t ask for a better person to deal with than Jessica. I notice other reviewers have praised her as well and they are right. I’m 31 and I admit that I’m a big baby at the […]
Krystin K.
Excellent care
Irma K.
Great visit. Staff was friendly and efficient. My Hygienist was very nice and informative.
Catherine P.
Thye were very helpful and efficient.
Elaine D.
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.
Its the staff that makes this place a 5 star rating to me. Kristen, Evelyn, and many more.
Alyssa V.
Dr. Gurfinkel and Terry are great! They listen, are so kind and make me feel comfortable.
Grace M.
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.
I was horrified at the beginning because I hate going to the dentist, I am so afraid normally when I have to go but here I feel super comfortable. Dr. Gurfinkel and Terry are awesome. They were Very […]
Raquel 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.
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.
Always a good experience. The staff is professional and personable. The dentist and dental hygienist were great.
Chanel H.
The cleaning was fantastic Reena the higenist was the best hope to see her again
Thomas G.
Great staff the best I’ve seen and had help me. Every single appt. was right on time, and I’ve been there over seven times so far. I won’t go anywhere else now. They have completed […]
Matthew D.
The Dentists and the staff are wonderful
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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

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Phone: (845) 764-9263
Fax: (845) 279-7915
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  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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