63 Reviews

Edward Van Kampen

Oct 07, 2019

Each time I have need to visit the Kinderhook Dental Arts for attention, I find myself greeted with the highest degree of friendly professionalism. Doreen and her staff are most cordial and quick to notify the Doctor of my arrival. In a most reasonable time frame, the Dental assistant greets me and sets me up for the Doctor. When Dr. Starkman arrives, another cordial greeting is extended and his professional wisdom takes over. His calm and assuring demeanor gives me the feeling " Its all going to be alright." His gentle but necessarily firm approach tops any dental mannerisms I've experienced. The support of Mrs. Starkman and the staff make it all happen.

J Murray

Sep 28, 2019

For decades I've traveled from Columbia County to see an excellent dentist in Albany, but yesterday, Dr. Forhad generously extended himself to re-cement a crown I'd popped out while flossing. I was so impressed by his skill, efficiency, patient-oriented approach and personal warmth that I have decided to become his patient.

Tim Tom

Jul 11, 2019

Writing this review so that no one has to deal with going here. This place is a JOKE!! They made me come in 3 times in less than a month claiming I had cavities when I went to a different dentist and they said I did not. Absolute joke and they are a complete rip off.

Carl Schroeder

May 09, 2019

Thank you Dr. Starkman and team for taking me in on short notice and repairing my tooth. Dr. Starkman is a gentleman and I appreciate the service he offers.

Andrea Zaretzki

Apr 29, 2019

I had the need for a sleep device and identified Kinderhook Dental Arts, particularly Dr. Starkman, for handling my prescription. They were terrific at working with insurance to process it correctly, and monitoring me as I got used to the appliance. Both Dr. Starkman and his dental assistants and office were all professional, pleasant, and accommodating.

Peter Foley

Apr 05, 2019

Kinderhook Dental Arts has some the nicest people I have met at a dental office. Everyone I met- receptionists, hygienists, and dentists- is uniformly warm, welcoming, knowledgeable, and professional. Their Quality Dental Plan is also the best plan I have found in the local area for paying out of pocket.

Aracely Cordero

Jan 19, 2019

Raina Cashdollar

Jan 07, 2019

Dr. Starkman and his staff are absolutely wonderful! They make every aspect of the process easy and are truly so sweet!

Barbershop Singer

Dec 08, 2018

Coming to this office was a very positive experience. The receptionist were very friendly and got me an appointment very quickly because I had lost a cap. Dr. Starkman was very professional and the fee was quite low - a pleasant surprise!

Felisha Ditonno

Oct 31, 2018

Dr. Starkman and his staff saves the day for me!! I chipped my front tooth and did not currently have a dentist in the area. The sweet ladies at the front desk got me in the same day. When I arrived I was greeted with a smile. I can't say anough good things about my experience. The dental assistant was so nice and professional. My appointment was fast, painless, and pleasant. They have gained a new patient for long term.

Denise Costa

Oct 20, 2018

Dr. Starkman and his staff are amazing. The other day I walked in the office for the first time without an appointment and was greeted so warmly. I was so worried about some dental work that had been done by another dentist and wanted to see if one of the dentists could see me for just a minute. The staff was so comforting and understanding and said they would check. They explained to me that Dr. Starkman was doing a procedure but when he had a few minutes in between he could see me. Not even 5 minutes later I was in the dentists chair and Dr. Starkman took a look at my mouth. He said everything was just fine and not to worry explaining to me all the reasons why. He even told me to come back in a couple of days to see him if I needed to. I am so very grateful to Dr. Starkman and his staff for going out of their way for someone who wasn't even a patient and had never been there before. They really made me feel like part of their family.

Pam mead

Oct 17, 2018

I highly recommend this dental office and Dr. Starkman. Over 30 years ago he fixed the large space between my front teeth and it made my smile so much nicer. I could not have been happier. Recently I decided to have my front teeth redone - not because there was any issue, but because I knew there were new and improved materials. Dr. Starkman did an amazing job. My teeth look so nice and completely natural. In addition, he really cares about his patients and stands behind his work. A+++++

Mike Tucker

Sep 07, 2018

Great job, fast and efficient!

Jillique Laurange

Aug 07, 2018

This office is truly amazing. Besides being awesome people, they are very accomodating & professional & the office is always SO CLEAN! I see Dr. Engelson almost once every month for my invisalign checkups & its always a great visit with her and the staff who are beyond friendly. I recommend this office to everyone I know. Cant say enough great things about them!

Alexandra Diffley

Aug 02, 2018

Can say enough great things about Kinderhook Dental arts. Kind, warm, friendly people who genuinely care. I am someone who has avoided the dentist for years due to my phobia of the dentist and they've put me at ease and we're able to address and begin treating my problems during my first appointment, helping me get out of pain, I cannot thank them enough! I highly recommend Dr shah and all of the staff, Elle who works in the front office was super friendly and made that part of the experience very easy. Megan the dental hygienist was fantastic as well. Can't say enough great things about my first experience here, if you're looking for a new dentist I highly recommend!

Earl Tretheway

Jul 31, 2018

Kudos to the entire staff at Kinderhook Dental Arts for always making every dental appointment a pleasurable experience. They are always professional and go out of their way to accommodate every dental need.

Norman Rasmussen

Jun 21, 2018

We are extremely satisfied with Kinderhook Arts. Their dentists are caring and competent and will not give up until you are fully satisfied. The support staff is friendly, welcoming and very efficient.

Mary Hamilton Howard

Jun 13, 2018

Such a wonderful office, great Dentist Dr Starkman and his staff are equally wonderful. I always feel as if I am their only patient!


Jun 12, 2018

I have been going to Dr. Starkman since he opened his practice - at least 30 years. He has taken wonderful care of my teeth. You will not find a more caring dentist. He is highly skilled and remains current, using the latest technology - I have watched his practice and his office evolve over time. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

aimee pag

May 07, 2018

My sister told me about this place and they are the best!! I needed work done for years and had bad experiences so was nervous with dentists... but I have now found Dr Starkman and he is fantastic!! So gentle and kind and I travel an hour to see him!! The whole office is very friendly and accommodating!! I highly recommend this place!!!

Jennifer Dunn

Mar 25, 2018

The office staff, dental hygienists, and the doctors are so warm, welcoming, and understanding to patients needs and concerns. I had a minor dental emergency over a weekend and they immediately called me back, called in a prescription, and took me in quickly. Thank you for your continued care!

Cheryl Sellner

Mar 13, 2018

The very competent and professional friendly staff at Kinderhook Dental Arts is refreshing in this world where you often feel like a number rather than a patient. To the friendly greeting as you walk in the door, to the efficient hygienists, to the highly skilled Dr. Starkman it is a positive experience from start to finish. I was fitted for a sleep appliance it seems overwhelming to me, but it went so smoothly. When I had questions Dr. Starkman was so patience and took the time I needed to answers all my questions as well as calmed my concerns. I always leave knowing it was worth the drive from Albany to continue our five year relationship, and happy to report my sleep appliance was a complete success.

Myna Joseph

Mar 08, 2018

My entire family comes here for dental work. Today was my first visit and they helped me out with a minor dental emergency very last minute. The staff and doctor were incredibly warm, welcoming and detail oriented. I will definitely be changing dentists and coming here from now on.

Marilyn Goold

Mar 07, 2018

I have been a patient at Kinderhook Dental Arts since August 2017. My previous dentist was also my employer for 10 years, therefore , any dental work/ cleanings were at no cost. Having said that, discovering Kinderhook Dental Arts was an eye opener. There is no comparison to the quality of service, even if I have to pay out of pocket. The staff is very professional, and make you feel at ease . The two cleanings I have had by two different hygienists are the most thorough I have ever received. If other issues need to be addressed, they are not forced, but suggested in order to maintain dental health. Modern technology at its best, as well as the care of the patient. Highly recommend!

Dick Meli

Feb 22, 2018

I have several decades of experience with dentists and dental services in New York City and upstate New York. There have been good and not so great experiences. Dentistry is a challenging science and an art. I am writing this review because of the exceptional quality of dentistry I have encountered at Kinderhook Dental Arts. I first went to this office because they have a leading reputation for providing a mandibular advancement device for sleep apnea. I am so pleased with the high level of knowledge and expertise of Dr. Starkman, his helpful communications and his dedication and follow up. As a management consultant, I have also been impressed by the effectiveness of his staff and office operations. I highly recommend Kinderhook Dental Arts.

Jonathan Pollack

Jan 23, 2018

Great staff, excellent dentists, no waiting, and very helpful...what else could you ask for?

Delia Delucca

Nov 10, 2017

By far the best dentist I've seen..great experience wonderful staff...highly recommended..

Jennifer Houle

Oct 05, 2017

I had such a great experience this morning at my appointment! I am a new patient and haven't seen a dentist in years. Everyone at this office was so welcoming and did not embarrass me about how long it has been since my last cleaning/checkup. My hygienist was personable and did a thorough job and the dr was great at explaining my immediate and various options for moving forward and how they would contact my insurance company to present pricing to me. The office was clean and modern, had a coffee and water station. They even sent me away with a cute gift as a thank you for being a new patient. I highly recommend this practice and look forward to being a long time patient of Dr Shah.

Mara Gottlieb

Aug 30, 2017

I have been coming to dr. Starkman for 25 years. I am always greeted with welcoming smiles. The atmosphere is friendly and comfortable. My dental technician Katie is always polite and makes me feel at ease. She is very gentle and precise. She recommended certain mouth wash and toothpaste to help prevent cavities. I enjoy going to the dentist because my teeth are always taken care of with extensive care. Dr. Starkman is very easy to talk to and professional. The checkout process is smooth and easy. I always have my next appointment ready. I would recommend Kinderhook dental arts to anyone with dental issues or just to have cleanings. They cater to all ages and all cases. This is the only dentist in go to.

Keilah Bieler

Aug 23, 2017

First time there, the staff is very kind and helpful. The dentist is also very kind. I'm terrified of the dentist but Kinderhook dental arts has put me at ease.

Sarah Spohler

Jun 24, 2017

Dr. Starkman and his staff are the best of the best! My husband was in a Car accident Sunday morning resulting in his front teeth being broken in half (among other injuries). Dr. Starkman was on his way home from vacation when he got our emergency call. He drove straight from Albany Airport to his dental practice to meet with us. He was our calm in a storm of a day. The next day he gave up his lunch break to see us again. This time he did a temporary fix that was so professionally done that it really looks like my husbands real teeth! He still has to get oral surgery and permanent crowns put in- and we feel so confident going forward in Dr.Starkmans capable hands. We will never go anywhere else. He is so kind and his staff is top notch! Everyone greets you with a smile and puts you at ease. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Sarah and Cody

Charles Davis

May 09, 2017

My recent visit was excellent. I have nothing but good things to say about Dr.Starkman. He is an excellent dentist. I am a difficult patient and he continues to keep my teeth going. He makes the procedures very painless. He and everyone who works at this office are very pleasant and a joy to be with.

Peter Costantino

Mar 21, 2017

Dr. Starkman and his and entire staff are outstanding. They are courteous and informative in all matters relating to my receiving my oral device for sleep Apnea. I could not recommend anyone any higher than my experience with Kinderhook Dental Arts.

Kelly VanAllen-Braswell

Jan 13, 2017

Dr. Starkman and his staff are always professional, prompt and friendly. They make my children feel comfortable, and relaxed, to the point that my kids actually look forward to their biannual visits. And most recently they made my necessary proceedure simple and painless. Dr. Starkman and his staff repeatedly meet and exceed my expectations for a dental practice.

DsV Toutain

Dec 22, 2016

Great staff! Everyone is friendly and professional. Dr Starkman is a wonderful dentist - has helped immensely with my sleep apnea with the oral device he prescibed. 100% recommend!!

Jeffrey Cohen

Dec 13, 2016

David Starkman is imply the best. I have only praise for the competency and efficiency of David and his entire staff.

Lynne Michael

Dec 13, 2016

Excellent office, completely satisfied!!!!

Patricia Linck

Nov 18, 2016

I have been going to Dr Starkman for 30 years. It's a great dentist office. All the people are personable and professional. The hygienists over the years have been great.

Destiny-Ann Curran

Nov 16, 2016

If you're someone who has always been nervous about going to the dentist, like me, Kinderhook Dental Arts is a wonderful place to go. They make you feel comfortable and at ease throughout your entire experience. My dentist-related anxiety has alleviated because of the friendly and relaxing people who work here. Would recommend to any friends and family!

elizabeth bremer

Oct 24, 2016

I love Kinderhook Dental! Professional and personable as soon as you walk in! They feel like family and when Dr. Starkman fixed my front teeth he wouldn't accept anything less than perfect and they look amazing!

Dotti Griffin

Oct 18, 2016

I had overdue dental work that needed attention. Dr. Starkman listened to me. He gave me reasonable solutions and answered my many questions and concerns. The entire staff has been friendly and professional throughout my dental treatments. I totally love the texts that remind me of upcoming appointments. Everything I need in one friendly place. Now you know why I'm smiling!!

Houacine Rachid

Oct 17, 2016

Great service with extremely pleasant environment.

Linda Schoonover

Oct 01, 2016

I have been with this practice for a number of years. Dr. Starkman and his entire staff have always done their best to care for me in a professional and kindly manner. Dr. Starkman stands by his work and is always available for emergencies. I highly recommend this practice for anyone who wants quality dental work.

Larry Dreher

Jun 22, 2016

During a scheduled cleaning and checkup, Dr Starkman, DDS identified an old filling that was failing and needed to be replaced. I was subsequently scheduled to have my filling replaced at a date and time that was convenient for me. When I arrived to have my filling replaced, I was greeted by name by friendly staff members and within minutes, I was in the dental chair ready for the procedure. When Dr Starkman entered, the room he greeted me and asked how my family and I were; he clearly explained what the procedure involved and what I should expect. With the greatest concern for preventing any pain during the procedure, he replaced the deteriorating old filling, removed all decay in the most sensitive and efficient manner and applied the new filling. An outstanding dental experience!

katherine straub

Jun 16, 2016

I am a new patient, and to my surprise find my visits painless and pleasant. I have had lifelong problems with and treatments for periodontal problems with dentists/periodontists from Mass. to Florida and find Dr. Starkman and his staff to be among the best I have experienced.

Art Roraback

Jun 14, 2016

Dr. Starkman and his staff are great. You could not have a better dentist!!! He looks out for the patient's best interest and will not sell you a line of goods that you do not need. You owe it to yourself to check him out. You will not be disappointed!

Glenn Oldrich

May 22, 2016

Such a nice place and people. They made me feel at ease and kept me informed of each step of the process.

Ellen Moss

May 17, 2016

I had a wonderful experience at Dr. Starkman's modern, clean, hi-tech, cutting edge office.

Noe Ceballos

Apr 16, 2016

Thank you great job see you next month

Jenna Cantoli

Apr 16, 2016

Carrie Dugan

Apr 05, 2016

I cant say enough great things about Dr. Starkman and his staff. They are all very warm and caring people. I would recommend their office for all your dental needs. We wouldnt go anywhere else.

Brad Walsh

Feb 09, 2016

Very Clean office, Very friendly staff as always.

joan tooher

Dec 15, 2015

I have been a patient of Dr. Starkman's since he first began his practice in Valatie N.Y. When I was working and had a immediate problem with my tooth he would work me in somehow and take care of the problem. He does the same thing today , years later. We have moved 30 miles away and my husband and I still travel to have Dr, Starkman take care of our teeth. because he stays with the problem till it is fixed properly..

Gary Tomko

Sep 12, 2015

I want thank everyone at the office for a job well done. The final result of the many hours of work over the last 4 to 5 months is incredible. Actually brought tears of happiness to my eyes. You are the best!

Lyle Hadley

Sep 10, 2015

Yes Dr Starkman is a very personable guy and does do his work with the least amount of pain. But I found that he overcharged me for crowns and did a very poor job, verified by more than one other Dentist. My crowns kept falling out and every time I went back the first thing he would do is check to see how long it had been, because he has a 3 year only guarantee on root canal crowns a fact he did not inform me of when he charged me almost double what other Dentists wanted for the same work.Don't let his smile fool you he does substandard work for top money, I know as I now am missing two teeth that he replaced that would not stay in. My Periodontist knew his work right away and his quote was "He is no Dentist". Enough said, Beware!

Patricia Collins

Aug 31, 2015

My son had a severe facial/dental injury this summer. Dr. Starkman and his staff were so wonderful, I don't know how we would have made it through the ordeal without them. He is always available, very knowledgeable and compassionate. We have been with Dr. Starman for about 20 years. His care is by far the best my family receives from any practitioner.

Peggy Sheldon

Jul 08, 2015

I absolutely love bringing my son Tyler who is 6 years old to Dr. Starkman's office. Dr. Starkman and his staff are always very polite to both of us. Dr. Starkman always tells Tyler what he is doing and explans the tools, so he is not scared. Usually when kids hear the word "Dentist", they automatically don't want to go, but with Tyler it doesn't matter because he loves going there. I highly recommend this dentist to everyone :-)

Belinda Graziano

Jun 18, 2015

been with this office 15 year wouldn't go anywhere else

Mary Ellen Hern

Jan 15, 2015

Dr. Starkman and his team are excellent professionals. Our family has been using this practice for almost 20 years, and we don't hate going to the dentist! The team are concerned about your overall health, your teeth and your comfort. I had 2 crowns replaced with an amazing new technology that creates and fits a crown in one visit. There were no problems -- no pain -- afterwards. I recommend them heartily.

Philip Palladino

Dec 18, 2014

Dr. Starkman and his staff are fantastic. The are all deeply committed professionals who treat you well. It's fun and relaxing to go there, cleaning or crown.

H Rose

Dec 18, 2014

Dr. Starkman has been taking care of my teeth for over 20 years. He has seen me through ordinary fillings, root canals, extractions and caps and crowns. The results are always outstanding, and he takes wonderful care of his patients - only a phone call away in an emergency - always makes time when you need him.He is caring and compassionate, and stays current in his field. He is a wonderful dentist - I feel lucky to have been his patient all these years. (Maybe closer to 30 years!) Regina R.

Meredith Downs

Jan 21, 2014

Thanks again for my daughter's great visit today. She is so proud of herself that she got both teeth sealed and actually enjoyed the visit! She really needed that confidence boost. All the patience and compassion you showed her over the past three visits helped sooth the fear and anxiety of our previous dentist gave her. And Katie (and her dinosaur) went above and beyond today to make this the best visit yet. Not only did she get both teeth sealed she left your office feeling excited about coming back! That's a HUGE success! She was bummed to learn she has to wait 5 months to come back. I reassured her she still has a couple cavities that need work, so there are more adventures at the dentist to look forward to. That made her happy! What a turn around. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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