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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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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!!!
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 receptionist and staff were friendly and accommodating. They answered all my questions, were friendly, and made me feel comfortable with the procedure I was to have done. The day of, everything was ready for me…
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, assistant, receptionists, etc were all extremely friendly, informative, welcoming and helpful. A++
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!
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 knows how to treat her patients. Dr. Gelbart came to check his amazing work (lol) (smiling as usual). He created my great smile. He takes great pride in his work and making his patients feel important. I…
I am and have always been a very nervous and scared dental patient. After being absent from visiting any dentist for years, I decided it was time to be brave and give it a go. I restarted at Family Dental a few years back and they have always made me feel comfortable and at ease with any treatment I needed. I’ve had 4 wisdom teeth removed and a couple of fillings and I get my teeth cleaned e…
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 and in that time they answered all my questions, never made me feel rushed, and explained to me everything that would take place. The staff was amazing! I am terrified of dentists and was immediately p…
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 then what I have received!
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 toothpaste and dental floss have been distributed to the children of the storm ravaged town of Morovis, Puerto Rico who just recently returned to school 3 months after the devastation occurred. Thanks a…
I have an extremely high fear of dentists and had not been in over 30 years. Dr Neil Kesselman and his staff are incredible. Compassionate and caring and even though my fear isn’t gone I now know it’s not as bad as I thought it was. Very grateful to have found them and highly recommend them to anyone. Especially to those like me who are super scared. Dr Kesselman is very thorough with…
I would definitely recommend this place to my family and friends. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the staff is so very helpful. Katie, Rosie, Lisa and Jeannie, just to name a few of the friendly faces that work there.
The atmosphere is very welcoming and the women at the desk are as helpful as ever!
This was one of the best dental experiences I have had. The cleaning by hygienist Nikole was outstanding and thorough. The examination by Dr. Kesselman was extremely informative and genuine. The administrative staff and Lisa could not have been better. I would recommend this facility and specifically Nikole and Dr. Kesselman to anyone looking for top notch dental services.
Awesome staff. Friendly, fast, caring.. A+++++
I loved the service and treatment that I received a the facility/clinic of the Family Dental Group located in Fishkill.
Great experience:). Friendly staff; hygentist and dentist were so nice!
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 requiring her as long as she is available. Thanks for a great cleaning.
I went to Family Dental of Fishkill for the first time 2 weeks ago. I used the same dentist for over 30 years so I had a little apprehension to say the least! My dentist retired and I now live too far to go to that office. Well, to my delight, I found the entire staff to be friendly, helpful, professional and courteous. Love the ladies at the front desk! The office is clean and up to date. My hygi…
I have been using Family Dental Group for 17 yrs. I needed a good gums dentist. Ihave always been pleased with any work I had done.
Amazing staff ,Very friendly ,very clean my kids love the visit every time .
Excellent service and care
my family ALWAYS has a wonderful experience. Nicole is the BEST.
I take both of my boys here that are 4 and 2. I absolutely love them! The dentist is so good with the kids and my kids love going to the dentist! I recommend going here or bringing your kids here.
TRUST ME…ONE HYGENIST IS NOT THE SAME AS ANOTHER…LESHA…IS A CUT ABOVE…GOD BLESS HER PROFESSIONALISM AND HER GENTLE AND CARING TOUCH. A CREDIT TO THE FAMILY DENTAL GROUP …
I had a tooth emergency this weekend & rarely go to the dentist. (I know, I know) I used to go to Beacon Dental, but didn’t like it there anymore. Anyway, I was having tooth pain & remembered my friend Demi worked at Family Dental Group in Fishkill, NY. I figured I’d give them a shot. I reached out to her last minute and within a half hour I was on my way to the office. I was…
We love this office, everyone is very polite. My son is 9 and he isn’t afraid of getting a cavity filled…..great Dentist!!!!!!
This was my first visit to Family Dental in Fishkill. As soon as I arrived, I was greeted by the ladies at the front desk. I filled out the new client paperwork and was taken in the back to see the dentist, all within 10 minutes. The dentist I saw, as well as his assistant, were lovely. Everyone seemed very knowledgeable, caring, kind, and definitely experienced. I had a few small cavities filled,…
Dr. Saintil and her assistant were excellent. So glad we chose to go here.
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 of existence.
Dr. Gelbart made a difficult situation seem easy.
Friendly receptionists and professional doctors. Love the way they send emails/texts to confirm appointments. They do such a great job every visit and the experience is always great.
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 it, but I may actually be looking forward to my next visit!
I have enjoyed my visit very much. The staff are very well educated and explain the procedures before doing them. The staff are very friendly and attended to my every need. The environment is very positive and I felt very comfortable and relaxed while my teeth were being worked on. Highly recommended dentist!
The service was great and my tooth feels fine. No pain dentistry is always best!
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 I have always had good experiences with them.
I had a great experience at the Family Dental Group Fishkill. The staff was great – kind and cordial. My doctor was great as well. I would definitelt recommend this dental group.
Pleasant and did a nice job. Addressed my concerns and had someone give evaluation.
My surgery was quick and easy, all the staff were super nice and made sure To go over everything when they did it and what I needed to know for post surgery. Great experience!
After not being to a dentist for a couple years – I Had such a great experience at family dental. Nicole did such a nice job with my cleaning and was so nice and professional. The receptionists were so helpful with scheduling my next appointment and so friendly as well.
It was a pleasure to be seen by Dr. Oshman. She made my periodontal disease seem manageable. She educated me on care of my teeth and gums. She was honest and friendly and approachable. She’s a great addition to the practice.
The people there are very helpful and I really appreciate the care they provided. Good job!
Fast and everyone was kind. Was my first cleaning with the practice and my best one ever. The care when taking X-rays was also appreciated. Switching my entire family.
they know exactly what to do … they don’t waste any time they like to help
Go here for dental implants!
I think Lesia is an amazing hygienist. She is very thorough and never causes any pain!
The service at the front desk is top notch, very helpful and friendly. Ellen, my hygienist, is the best. She always does a great job.
The dentist was wonderful. He had genuine concern and my visit was pain free and he took his time explaining everything he was going to be doing. I’ve been a patient at family dental for over 20 years and never had one negative experience.
Excellent hygienist and dentist. Friendly, knowledgeable and gentle.
Margaret and Dr. Oh are the best team in the world. I was terrified at the beginning of my appointment and they made me feel so comfortable. I will be telling anyone that will listen about my EXCELLENT experience. Thank you!!!
Dr Ayuko is the most gentle Dr. ever perfectionist and very concentrated in his work , Desiree his Assistant is very well versed in her job and does it well I always feel comfortable when I am there . thank you for being the best .
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!!
I have been going to Lesha for years for my hygiene cleaning. She is professional, excellent at what she does, and a super super human being. Family dental should honor her in many ways for her outstanding service her patients.
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 efficient. I would absolutely recommend to anyone who needs any sort of dental work.
Great staff from front desk to hygienist to the dentist. I am impressed.
I went in that office being so nervous and anxious because of my previous experiences with other dentists but the staff at Family Dental Group was absolutely outstanding!! A special thanks to Rosie, Margaret (such a sweetheart), and Dr OH. That team was phenomenal!! I’m recommending the Family Dental Group for your dental work!!
every one there is great. there very caring and they check on you after every major dental work
Excellent. The staff and professionals are very knowledgeable and friendly
All the staff were friendly and welcoming.
Very professional and kind staff. Everything was done on time and as explained. Felt very well taken care of and understood.
Just had my teeth cleaned…….Hygenist was gentle and thorough!
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.
Great dentists, wonderful staff!! Best dental office ever!!
I have been a patient of Family Dental Group for nearly 20 years. I have the highest regard for Dr. Gelbart and his staff.
They are super nice and helpful! Dr. Yuoko is a very nice and funny dentist, and helped my kids accomplish their dental work! I would recommend this dentist office.
Luckily for my teeth, I have been going to Family Dental Group for 30 plus years. Dr. Michael Gelbart has been an excellent dentist for both my husband and I. My husband had an implant and was good to go after one week…..when he got the final implant…..NO waiting for 6 months!!! Dr. Gelbart and his crew keep up to date with the latest techniques. I love my hygienist, Lesia. Lesia does…
I have been a patient of Family Dental Group Fishkill for about 7 years. I have had dental problems my entire life and have been worked on by numerous dentists. I have never had a better dentist work on me than Dr. Stein. He is fast and painless and does excellent work. Although I have had so much work done, I am always terrified and Dr. Stein has always managed to make me feel calm and make it a…
Amazing Dentist, and wonderful nurses, especially Nurse Ellen! Family Dental Group is the way to go.
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 scenario ;-). However, I do have my cleaning done at the Family Dental Fishkill 3-4 times a year. And I think the Fishkill office has one of the best dental hygienists, Leisa! Her professionalism, the way…
Everybody is great to work with.
Front end staff — professional, courteous and efficient. Dentist to dental assistant are knowledgeable, caring, and have great attention to detail. Great dental group — awesome! Thanks a million Rosie !
I don’t mind going to the dentist at all . Everyone is such a pleasure from the girls up front to everyone in back ! Margaret and Christine were making me laugh the whole visit on Wednesday . Great dr’s also
Appointment was on time. Best novacaine stick I’ve ever had. Friendly staff.
Always a great experience! My hygienist Nicole is the best! I won’t go anywhere else! Highly recommend!!!
Dr Ayuko and assistants are great.
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!
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 to go because every dentist I’ve had is very compassionate ! I would highly recommend Family Dental Group!
I was so scared about my oral surgery even though i was being sedated. Margaret was absolutely wonderful to me as was Dr. Oh. Thank good ness for their understanding and letting my boyfriend stay until they were ready to sedate me because it really helped me a lot
Professional and pleasant staff. My son’s dentist is amazing!!
The hygenist was extremely efficient, helpful and knowledgeable about my teeth and gums. A very pleasurable experience. The receptionists were very friendly The office is clean and comfortable.
Nicole is a wonderful dental hygienist!
Really nice receptionist. The oral surgeon was pleasant.
Family Dental Group has provided outstanding care to our children!
Everyone at this office is fantastic I went in for a root canal which I didn’t want to do after having a bad experience but they made it so easy and painless was in and out and I feel great!! Would recommend to everyone to go here!!!
I was very nervous about my procedure and everyone from the receptionists to Dr. Oh were very kind and comforting. Also, the wait time was very short which also eased my anxiety.
Lesha always does a thorough job without too much discomfort. A Pro.
Had emergency tooth ache and took me that day.