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
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 was seen as soon as I walked in and the level of care was exemplary. I am not a fan of going to the dentist, but was quickly put at ease by the professional staff here at Family Dental. Dare I say […]
Michael R.
I am very satisfied with the treatment I was provided by Dr. Peter Lucchese. Between the Dr. and Jose, my issues were immediately attended to! Dr. Gelbart – you have a great staff there!!!!
Edward D.
Punctual, didn’t wait more than five minutes to be seen. Staff always friendly. Have been using Nikole the hygienist for many years. She is wonderful.
Lora K.
Nikole is a great hygienist. She educates me at every visit. I feel very comfortable with her and always feel like my teeth are at their best with her!
Anonymous
The atmosphere is very welcoming and the women at the desk are as helpful as ever!
Kyle S.
The BEST quality of care!!! The staff is amazing, the doctors are very caring and gentle!!! I would never trust any other dentist office with my children as well as myself!!!
Linda S.
This was the first time I have gone to any dentist and felt great at the end. I didn’t even feel like I was having a cleaning done.I had a professional taking the best care of me. I will be […]
Lorna B.
Perfectionist
Deborah H.
Great quality in dental care, kind and informative staff and clean office. As someone who has been receiving dental care for 10+ years here, I highly recommend this office!
Noelle T.
We love this office, everyone is very polite. My son is 9 and he isn’t afraid of getting a cavity filled…..great Dentist!!!!!!
Pietro D.
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.
All the staff were friendly and welcoming.
Catherine B.
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.
I’ve been here on multiple occasions in a short period of time and have always had a pleasant experience. Every staff member I’ve crossed paths with has been kind, professional, and […]
ERICA V.
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.
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 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.
Lesha always does a thorough job without too much discomfort. A Pro.
Judith S.
I can’t say enough good things about Family Dental Group ! Everyone is very helpful and they make you feel comfortable ! They take the time to explain every procedure ! I’m never afraid […]
Tonya B.
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
Phone: (845) 764-9315
Fax: (845) 440-7609
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  • 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
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