Family Dental Group of Fishkill
738 Route 9, Suite 22, Fishkill, NY 12524

Our Team

Fishkill Dentists

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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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 children and […]

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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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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 as chief resident.

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Melissa Saintil, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Saintil is a board certified pediatric dentist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from CUNY City College of New York. Her Doctorate of Dental Surgery was completed at SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine.

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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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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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Sarah Balaster, DMD

Periodontist

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.

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Jin Chung, DDS

General Dentist

Jin Hyun Chung DDS graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering and received his dental training at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. He completed his general residency training at the Metropolitan Hospital, a full service community hospital known for its state-of-the-art health care services. During this time, Dr. Chung […]

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Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Love, love , love my hygienist Lesia she is the best. I have been. Her patient for years she is extremely thorough when cleaning my teeth she really cares. I also love Dr Gelbart and my other dentist […]
Susan W.
I had an implant put in Dr. Gelbart and his awesome dental assist James! They are both fantastic! They are both very comforting, very nice, knowledgable and I couldn’t ask for better service […]
Nick P.
I went in on 8/30/17 for an initial consultation. I saw Drs. Oh, Ayuke, and Chernim. I was told all my teeth needed to come out (about 15 that were left). The consultation lasted about 2 hours total […]
James G.
I think Lesia is an amazing hygienist. She is very thorough and never causes any pain!
Bernadette S.
It never ceases to amaze me how much knowledge the staff has when it comes to the patients care. This is the most knowledgeable Dentist Group and staff that I have come across in my nearly 60 years […]
Edward D.
I have been to this dental office for about 15 years. I may be a dentist’s best case scenario because of my relatively excellent oral/dental health (or was that a dentist’s worst case […]
Harrison L.
I broke my front tooth and I went to my regular dentist and he said I’m not working on that. I went a week without my front tooth and I work in costumer service field so imagine that. I decided to […]
Jolanda L.
My experience with Family Dental Group and Dr. Lucchese has been amazing! He truly has been understanding & has done incredible work with me. *My true SMILE has returned because of his wonderful […]
Carla S.
This was my first visit to Family Dental. I was greeted nicely as soon as I walked in. Filled out the new client paperwork, and was taken back to see the dentist all within 10 minutes. Dentist, […]
Anthony C.
In an expression of utmost gratitude I would like to thank Dr. Gelbart & his amazing staff for their contribution to the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. A donation of nearly 1000 toothbrushes […]
Vivo L.
The staff was excellent especially Rosie, Margaret(a sweetheart), and Dr OH!! I was impressed and pleased. I would recommend this office to all who needs dental care. It was an absolute pleasure!!
Julene S.
The care I received at Family Dental Group in Fishkill exceeded my expectations. I went in to have all my wisdom teeth removed and from the moment I stepped in for the initial consult, the […]
Jenny C.
my family ALWAYS has a wonderful experience. Nicole is the BEST.
Janean P.
Professional and pleasant staff. My son’s dentist is amazing!!
Pharaoh W.
Excellent
Denise B.
Excellent
Melinda P.
I had a lot of fear about going to the dentist as I had a very bad experience with another dental office in CT and since then have been pretty afraid of dental work. The person I initially spoke with […]
Karine G.
I was scheduled for an 11:15 appointment for a cleaning with Ellen. There was no wait time at all. She answered any questions I had and did an excellent job. She has a great personalty and really […]
Karen I.
Wonderful
Susan C.
Always a great experience! My hygienist Nicole is the best! I won’t go anywhere else! Highly recommend!!!
Donna L.
Office Hours
Mon. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Phone: (845) 764-9315
Fax: (845) 440-7609
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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