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Our Prideful Patient Testimonials


Dr. William Schlesinger and his staff on the Upper East Side are committed to helping you achieve good dental health and a beautiful smile. Nothing you could read on this website is better proof of that than the testimonials from people who know us best – our patients.

Here, you will find actual reviews from real patients. We never censor our reviews and we don’t “cherry pick” – if a patient submits a review, we post it. We pride ourselves on conducting our practice with integrity and honesty and that extends to the information that you will find on this page. So read the reviews and then when you are ready to book an appointment, call us at 212-517-5940 or use the form on our Contact Us page.

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gold_starsIt gives me great pleasure to be able to comment on Dr. Schlesinger’s excellence as a dentist. At a time when I was dealing with utter incompetence from my previous dental service, I made an appointment with Dr. Schlesinger and went in for a consultation. The difference in approach was such that I decided it was time to make a change. As the fitting procedure for my new dentures started it became immediately apparent that Dr. Schlesinger’s skills as a technician were vastly superior to what I had experienced earlier. In addition, I was deeply impressed with how meticulous he was every step of the way. I came to realize that the reason my previous dentures never really fit was because several steps had been omitted. By the time Dr. Schlesinger handed me my dentures and said they were finished, they were. I never got one single blister, sore spot, or pressure point, and never needed a single adjustment. As many will know, this is quite unheard of. For me, it was Dr. Schlesinger’s professional merit that was the determining factor when I chose to change dentists, but perhap I should also mention that his humurous and somewhat whimsical personality is matched by his amiable staff, and that the tone in his clinic turns “going to the dentist” into an unexpected pleasure. Dr. Schlesinger is an outstanding dentist and technician, and I recommend him warmly, and without reservation. -Dr. Yvonne B.

gold_starsI have been a patient of Dr. Schlesinger’s for the past 8 years. I came to Dr. Schlesinger very frustrated, with a terrible mouth. I was suffering from chronic bleeding and puffy gums, a weak jaw, constant sores in my mouth, as well as very unattractive teeth from color to shape. Nothing cosmetically could ever be done until my mouth was totally restored to good health. I had quite a challenging road ahead of me. Dr. Schlesinger was truly there for me every step of the way, and refused to accept failure as the result. His personal commitment was inspiring and today I am involved in the process of cosmetic work with him. The work is not only beautiful, but very natural looking. Whatever procedure he does, his work is always so accurate. Dr. Schlesinger is more than just a dentist; he is truly a great artist in his field. -Susan G

gold_starsAfter several years of inconsistent dental care, and jumping from one provider to another based on who accepted my insurance at the time, I somehow arrived at 225 E. 70th Street and placed myself in the very capable hands of Dr. Schlesinger and his staff. This was in the latter part of 2000 and since then, I can’t imagine entrusting my dental health to anyone else. Dr. Schlesinger does indeed aspire to excellence and it is evident in the humanity he brings to his work, and the diligent follow-up provided by his staff. He has not only managed to help me feel more comfortable about my appearance, through some extensive dental work which we’re still undergoing, but takes the time to answer all questions and explain each procedure so it’s not quite so intimidating a process as it might be. I am counting on his patience, humor and skill and the caring support of his staff to see me through the rest of the journey to good dental health. Thank you for the opportunity to write this. -Marjorie S

gold_starsWhen I started seeing Dr. Schlesinger I had a huge fear of having dental work. His expertise at pain management cured me of that. I had to replace several old fillings and found that he is a perfectionist in his work and a caring dentist as well. When I decided to have some cosmetic dentistry done I knew he was the one to do it! He did a beautiful job on my front teeth. They look like mine only much better. Friends and family think I look ten years younger and I have Dr. Schlesinger to thank for that.
– A grateful patient (name withheld on request)

gold_starsNot only is Dr. Schlesinger a great dentist, he’s great medicine too! After 10 years of being away from dental offices due to a HUGE fear, I couldn’t have felt more at ease reclined in Dr. S’s chair. He and his staff took things slowly with me during my first visit. They explained all of the procedures (in language that I could understand), what was going to happen when, and what I could expect things to feel like. Dr. Schlesinger’s calming demeanor helped me to relax while he was repairing all of the damage that had occurred while I was hiding from other dentists. When I got home that evening I even got a call from the office to see how I was doing! After Dr. Schlesinger took care of my initial dental health issues, I continued to take proper care of my teeth at home. Now, I have no fear, and visit the office for regularly scheduled check-ups and cleanings. Not only did they fix my smile, but Dr. Schlesinger and his staff make me smile, and to me that is the best medicine.
– E.G.

gold_starsYears ago a specialist I was using referred me to Dr. Schlesinger when I was ready to make a change from my previous general dentist.
Here are the main reasons why I continue to see Dr. Schlesinger for over fifteen years:
1. I trust him
2. He is meticulous
3. He is very gentle
4. He answers all my questions
5. Since my dental scenarios are not always routine, when necessary, he will take time to do research, communicate with other professionals and then present a few solutions. He also is respectful of my budget. I am older so he also takes into consideration that what makes sense for a younger woman may not make sense for me
6. He always does his best to fit me in when unexpected emergencies arise
7. He is constantly furthering his professional education
Thank you Dr. Schlesinger!

Judy W