Patients who are apprehensive about receiving dental treatment often avoid going to the dentist. Ultimately, this avoidance can lead to advanced disease and the need for expensive treatments that could have been avoided.
Sleep Dentistry provides a safe, effective way to alleviate dental anxiety and provide patients with the treatment they need.
Sleep Dentistry makes use of a prescription medication that induces a drowsy, relaxed feeling. This is a medication administered orally or intravenously (IV). Due to the relaxing effects of the medication, patients must have a friend or family member bring them to the dental office and return them home.
During Sleep Dentistry, patient's vital signs are monitored. Although patients are not completely unconscious, many patients sleep through their dental appointment. Few patients have any memory of their treatment.
Intravenous sedation is offered to the anxious, the fearful or the very young patient. It is a management technique that uses medications to assist the patient to cope with fear and anxiety.
Sleep Dentistry is an excellent method of treatment for patients who have any of the following concerns:
Sleep Dentistry is not for everyone. In fact, many of our patients with some dental anxiety decide not to use Sleep Dentistry. These patients often tell us that our caring, gentle approach provides them with a relaxing, pleasant experience even without sedation. The choice is really yours.
Please contact us to see if Sleep Dentistry may be appropriate for you. We will gladly discuss your needs in an understanding way.
200 Veterans Road
Building B, Suite 9
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM • Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM • Tuesday - Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM • Friday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM • Saturday
Rifkin Dental is conveniently located at 200 Veterans Road, behind the Triangle Shopping Center. Our team looks forward to meeting you!
From Route 35W: take 35W to Yorktown Heights. At triangle intersection make left. Go to next traffic light and make left onto Veterans Rd. Medical and Dental Building on left hand side, Building B, Suite 9.
From Taconic: get off at Yorktown Heights (Underhill Ave & Croton-on-Hudson Exit), if coming from North, make left off exit, if coming from South, make right off exit. Go straight for 2 miles until your facing the firehouse at a stop sign. Make left onto Commerce st. At next traffic light make right onto Veterans Rd. Medical and Dental Building on left hand side, Building B, Suite 9.
From Route 202E: take route 202 East to triangle intersection. Go straight to the next traffic light. At that light, make left onto Veterans Rd. Medical and Dental Building on left hand side, Building B, Suite 9.
Both dentists at Rifkin Dental were voted Best Dentists in Westchester by other Westchester Dentists through the Westchester Magazine! Dr. Rifkin and Dr. Martyniak are very proud to receive this compliment from their peers and thank everyone who has supported them!
Dr. Rifkin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He has taken numerous continuing education courses including Implant Dentistry. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and has studied at the Pankey Institute.
Dr. Martyniak is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dentistry. A fellow of the AGD, Dr. Martyniak is also member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Figueroa is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico. He completed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has taken numerous continuing education courses including courses in IV Sedation and Cosmetic, Implant and Oral Surgery. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Rifkin Dental provides sleep dentistry and sedation dentistry in Yorktown Heights and Carmel, New York areas including Shrub Oaks, Jefferson Valley, Yorktown, Granite Springs, Whitehall Corners, Crompond, Croton Heights, Stanwood and Amawalk.
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