Family Dental Group of Jefferson Valley
2985 Navajo Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Our Team

Yorktown Heights Dentists

Joon-Yong Koh, DMD

General Dentist

Joon-Yong Koh, DMD is a general dentist skilled in various aspects of general dentistry including composite restorations, crown/bridge restorations, endodontics, partial/complete dentures, routine and surgical extractions as well as implant restorations and placement. Dr. Koh is a certified Invisalign® Provider and is also trained in laser dentistry and CEREC restoration. “I grew up in a close knit family, and I […]

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Kenyatta Mack-Gates, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Kenyatta Mack-Gates is a general dentist experienced in preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental care for all ages. She was born and raised in New York City, New York and she loves sharing stories with her patients, connecting with them on a personal level to better understand and meet their dental needs

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Lauren Atwell-Rice, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Lauren Atwell received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville, FL, and performed her dental residency at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Dr. Atwell is a member of the American Dental Association and the New York County Dental Society.

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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 […]

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Robert H. Friedman, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Friedman is an experienced and compassionate Dentist, using the latest technologies to provide excellent dental care. Dr. Friedman has teaching affiliations at the New York University College of Dentistry, where he is Clinical and Surgical Director for Implantology: Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment. He is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral […]

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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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Jodi Deans, DDS

Orthodontist

I grew up as one of five children in upstate NY. Upon completion of high school at Penn Yan Academy, I attended Brandeis University with a major in Biology. I then pursued my dental education at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery graduating in 1999 receiving my DDS. I followed my dental degree with a 3 year […]

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Mila Belgrade, DMD

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Mila Belgrade is a Board Certified pediatric dentist, specializing in the treatment of infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special needs. Dr. Mila believes that childhood is the best time to instill good habits that will persist into adulthood. Most importantly, she is passionate about making sure each child has a positive, pleasant, and fun filled experience at […]

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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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Charisse Leonidas, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Charisse Leonidas provides comprehensive dental care and emergency dental services to all ages. Dr. Leonidas, also referred to as Dr. Leo, provides dental exams, restorative dentistry, crowns, bridges, extractions, complete and partial dentures, and root canals. She understands that every patient has different needs; therefore, she is extremely caring, gentle, honest and great at making them laugh. Dr. Leo […]

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Yuvika Choudhary, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Yuvika Choudhary, who is bilingual in English and Hindi, is an experienced general dentist with clinical proficiency in fillings, crowns and bridges, veneers, extractions, root canal treatment, emergency dental care, and teeth whitening. She is also certified in Invisalign® aligners, a popular alternative to braces that uses removable aligners to gently guide teeth into place.

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Yorktown Heights Dental Hygienists

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Patient Reviews
I’m sitting here for the 2nd time this month, my son is getting some cavities filled and Dr. Mila is singing and he is giggling hysterically, trying not to move! I’m so happy we came here […]
Nira R.
Dan the hygienist does a wonderful job on my cleaning and gum treatment I would not go to another person been coming here over 5 yrs very happy thank you dan
Lisa M.
Dr. Leo checked my x-rays and showed me that I needed a cavity filled and the crown replaced. She expertly and painlessly took care of everything while making me feel comfortable and special. […]
Dietmar H.
I was very pleased with my experience at Family Dental Group. It was good to be treated with professionalism and care. Everyone was very nice, and it is nice to be treated well since you are the […]
Anonymous
I live far away and was visiting relatives when I encountered a dental emergency. FDG gave me an immediate appointment and treated me like I had been their patient for decades. This was on a […]
David S.
I was very happy with the work being done on my teeth, my mouth looks amazing dr.friedman is amazing I felt very comfortable not nervous at all. I feel like a new person great work the staff is […]
Margaret W.
Dr Mila is one of a kind! Very patient with my toddler. We enjoy going to the dentist.
Christina C.
Everyone was extremely helpful. Great bedside manners. I felt very relaxed. All my questions were answered professionally and I plan on staying with this Dental group.
Christine M.
I loved Dr. C. She was great. I have never had a cavity before and she put me right at ease about the procedure and what to expect. She was awesome!
Holly T.
Very thorough, efficient. Great staff.
Heather S.
Great employees, such a friendly and comfortable environment, and Dr. Dean really knows what she is doing!!
Kylie R.
professional and rewarding experience
John O.
I was brought right in and made very comfortable. They explained everything and made the procedure as easy as possible
Christina M.
I came in for my first time, experiencing severe tooth pain and the hygienist and dentist were amazing and so caring. I got my tooth out and as bad as that is, my experience with them was amazing. I […]
Amy C.
Very friendly and very accommodating. Love this practice! My kids are especially fond of their peds dentist too!
Vicky K.
Everything was really great!
Jaci M.
They were very patient and kind with my son.
Daniel J.
Everything was great
Constance D.
Easily the friendliest and most professional dental experience I’ve ever had. Starting with phone scheduling with Debbie and welcome greeting with Linda. Dan put me at ease while cleaning my […]
Thomas C.
I absolutely love this dental group Dr. Mila, the pediatric dentist and her assistants alway make sure my boys are comfortable and pay special attention to them during their visits. I was always […]
Shanda M.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri. – 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Every Other Saturday

Phone: (914) 357-8916
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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