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Benjamin Godder, DMD


Dr. Godder has been a practicing dentist since 1974, receiving his DMD from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his certificate from New York University's (NYU's) College of Dentistry. He regularly takes advantage of continuing education opportunities to learn about new dental techniques through NYU's College of Dentistry or at various dental meetings and conventions. He also teaches young practitioners: since 1989, he has filled a number of posts at NYU, including Instructor in Pre-Clinical Operative Dentistry and Dental Anatomy, and Director of Clinical Care within the Division of Restorative and Prosthodontic Sciences. He currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care at NYU. Thanks to his dedication, he received a Distinguished Faculty Award in 2004 and a Dean's Circle Star Award in 2009. Dr. Godder is also a member of a variety of dental societies, including the American Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the International Association for Dental Research. Since 2005, Dr. Godder has served in the Medical Reserve Corps of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and since 1988 he has participated in NYU's Senior Citizen Dental Health Screening program. Dr. Godder is also widely published, for instance in the Journal of Dental Education, General Dentistry, and the American Journal of Dentistry, in addition to several chapters in textbooks. Beyond New York, Dr. Godder maintains professional affiliations with universities and dental associations in Israel, Russia, and Poland. He is currently conducting research into ethnicity and oral health, as well as new dental techniques and teaching methods. Dr Godder is a licensing agency with the North East Agency of Dental Examiners.
Yelena Monaenko


Ms. Monaenko has worked with Dr. Godder for over 10 years and serves as a dental hygienist in the office, working with the team to ensure optimal patient treatment, and answering patient questions about at-home care and prevention. Ms. Monaenko holds a M.S. in Physics from the Institute of Precision Mechanics and Optics in St. Petersburg and an Associate'sDegree in Dental Hygiene from the New York City College of Technology. She has received the Eli H. Siegil Award in recognition of excellence in oral pathology and been nominated to Sigma Phi Alpha, the National Honor Society of the dental hygiene profession. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and the Russian-American Dental Association.
Natasha Stepanova


Ms. Stepanova has also worked with Dr. Godder for over 10 years and serves as the office manager for the practice. She arranges all appointments and processes payments, helping patients complete paperwork and understand billing. She holds an Associate's Degree from Leningrad Community College and has received additional training in New York from the Encore Computer Technology School and the New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants.

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Office Technologies:

Dr. Godder and his team use state-of-the-art dental equipment to keep your smile healthy. Technologies include:

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  Air abrasion system:
  Serving as an alternative to a traditional dental drill, an air-abrasion system (or microabrasion system) is primarily used to treat small cavities, preserving healthy tooth structure without the use of a local anesthetic. Air-abrasion allows for the precise removal of decay through a blast of pellets consisting of air and aluminum oxide.
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  Central sterilization system:
  In our office, all instrument cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing occurs in a designated central processing area (equipped with an autoclave) to more easily control quality and ensure your safety.
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  Digital x-rays:
  Digital x-rays offer a way to capture dental images through a sensor that processes the image onto a computer screen. Digital x-rays can provide greater comfort than traditional x-rays and reduce exposure to radiation.
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  Intra-oral camera:
  Intra-oral cameras can produce accurate images of your teeth and supporting structures. This allows you and your dental team to see tooth defects. Intra-oral cameras can also help you learn more about dental hygiene practices, including where to focus on brushing your teeth an flossing.
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  Lasers offer reduced discomfort and bleeding and in some cases a suture-free treatment option. Lasers often result in a faster healing process.
Payment Options:

We accept all major credit cards and insurance plans. Please contact the office for more information about payment options.

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