As a native of Armonk, New York, I feel privileged to have grown up in an area with excellent educational resources. From an early age, I took an acute interest in mathematics and science; biology and chemistry in particular. This led me to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree at Union College, a small liberal arts college in upstate New York. During these formative college years, my interest in medicine grew dramatically. My ultimate decision to pursue a career in dentistry afforded me the option of balancing my interest in medicine with my desire to help people while making a difference in their lives.
I embarked on my career in dentistry by attending New York University College of Dentistry, graduating with honors in 2001. Upon completion of dental school, I was selected as a General Practice Resident at Westchester Medical Center. This one year program allowed me to expand my knowledge basis and hone my clinical skills. This residency had particular focus on oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral-facial trauma, and cosmetic and restorative dentistry. After working as an associate dentist for three years following my residency, I joined with Dr. Robert Schoenberg in 2004, when we opened Prospect Hill Dental. This new hi-tech facility allows us to offer the latest in dental technology, including low radiation digital radiography, intra-oral cameras, and computer controlled anesthesia, for virtually painless injections.
I frequently attend continuing education courses to stay on the cutting edge of modern dentistry thus enhancing our ability to offer new and streamlined services to our patients.
Raised in rural Suffolk County, Long Island, I received my undergraduate degree at Creighton University, a small Jesuit university in the Midwest. I then became a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Purdue University, and finally chose a world-class dental center for professional school, New York University College of Dentistry. These early experiences have done much to form my professional balance. There is, however, no substitute for being in practice over 55 years and still enjoying the art and science of dentistry. During these many years, I’ve developed a personal relationship with a great many of my patients and make it a priority to get to know the needs of each individual. My “family of patients” is truly like an extended family and I am grateful for the privilege of caring for and knowing them.
By working with an outstanding staff, I have been able to provide quality dental health care in a stress-free environment. Patients also know they are welcome to telephone me at home if they have a question or concern about their dental health. I enjoy having been a small-town dentist who treated patients conservatively and with a sincere interest in each person’s well-being. As a former police officer, I have an interest in Dental Forensics, and provide assistance to the State Police of NY and CT, as well as local police agencies. Antique cars and ping-pong are at the forefront of my hobby interests. Our blended family of 10 children, 17 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren, make life an ongoing delight! Although mostly retired at this time, I do manage to “stop” in for a daily visit and try to stay involved in the office.
Daniel Tavelinsky, DMD, FAGD
Dr. Tavelinsky was raised in Brooklyn, NY. He attended SUNY at Stony Brook and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (B.S.), with a Psychology and History double major. He completed his dental education at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he obtained his D.M.D. degree.
Dr. Tavelinsky is proud to call New York home. He has been serving patients of the Hudson Valley for nearly 20 years and is committed to providing the highest level of patient care. Dr Tavelinsky is dedicated to his craft and his patients.
Dr. Tavelinsky is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a title achieved after many hours of advanced education training and completion of a rigorous written examination. As well, he is a member of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association.