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Meet the Dentists of Rifkin Dental

For over 35 years, Rifkin Dental has served the Carmel and Yorktown Heights communities with an eye toward exceptional customer service.

The practice started out as a one-man show founded by the late Dr. Richard Rifkin. Since its founding, Rifkin Dental has grown into the bustling operation that clients know today. The practice now offers two convenient locations and is staffed by a team of 15 friendly and talented dentists, hygienists, and administrators.

We at Rifkin Dental believe in the importance of developing real relationships with our patients. At our practice, patients can rest assured we view them as names, not numbers. Because relationships are a two-way street, we think it’s important that our patients get to know us just as we endeavor to know them. In that spirit, we’re pleased to offer these introductions to the talented dentists at Rifkin Dental.

Find out more about the Rifkin Dental Team here!

Dr. Allison Rifkin, DMD, FAGD

The daughter of Dr. Richard Rifkin, the founder of Rifkin Dental, Allison Rifkin, DMD, FAGD wanted to become a dentist from a young age. Dr. Rifkin attended dental school at Boston University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Following graduation, Dr. Rifkin completed a residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Rifkin is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry and is working to become a Fellow (FAGD). Providing pro bono services to community health centers, Dr. Rifkin began her commitment to the community while receiving her education. She is passionate about continuing education, particularly learning about new techniques in the area of mouth restoration related to severe trauma.

When Dr. Rifkin isn’t at work or studying new dental techniques, she enjoys skiing, golf, and tennis, and hopes to develop watercolor painting as her next hobby.

Dr. James Martyniak DDS, FAGD, FICOI

James Martyniak, DDS, FAGD, FICOI, at Rifkin Dental is committed to providing quality dental services to the Yorktown Heights and Carmel areas of New York. Before joining the Rifkin Dental team in 2004, Dr. Martyniak attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Martyniak then completed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.

The dentists at Rifkin Dental believe in the power of continuing education, and Dr. Martyniak is no exception. He recently became a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and is a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Following in the footsteps of Dr. Richard Rifkin, the founder of Rifken Dental, Dr. Martyniak plans to earn the honorable Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Martyniak still serves the Montefiore Medical Center as an attending instructor, and spends much of his free time at the gym.

Dr. Nabamita Kanjilal, DDS

Dr. Kanjilal attended dental school at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and completed a two-year residency in general dentistry at the NewYork Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. She is a member of the ADA, NYSDA, AGD, and AACD.

Dr. Kanjilal is passionate about continuing education and is working to become a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). She is particularly interested in learning about restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Kanjilal has also made philanthropy an important part of her professional life by volunteering for many organizations such as Remote Area Medical, the Oral cancer foundation, and Making Strides of Eastern Long Island. Dr. Kanjilal grew up in a creative environment and spent her time performing bhangra and learning Indian classical music. She also enjoys cooking and trying out new cuisines.

Dr. Erika Donovan, DMD

Erika Donovan, DMD, sees patients at both Rifkin Dental locations in Yorktown Heights and Carmel, New York. For the past ten years, Dr. Donovan has treated patients with a variety of dental health concerns, and those experiences have guided her to create compassionate dental care.

Since childhood, Dr. Erika Donovan has always had the desire to become a dentist. She spent many hours shadowing, volunteering, and immersing herself in the field before focusing her education on achieving this goal. Dr. Donovan was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida, before she went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Donovan then ventured north to Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Upon receiving her dental degree, she completed a General Practice residency at the New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, providing further training in general and cosmetic dentistry.

To maintain the highest quality of care for each patient, she continues to challenge herself with a rigorous level of continuing education focusing on cosmetics, full mouth rehabilitations, and updated material sciences. Dr. Donovan loves traveling to Scottsdale, Arizona, to study at the Spear Institute.

With her extensive training and years of experience, Dr. Donovan offers compassionate and quality expertise in restorative dentistry, Invisalign, implantology, rehabilitative dentistry, and esthetics while always focusing on preventive maintenance and overall oral wellness.

It is important to Dr. Donovan to give back to her community. She is a participating provider with the Donated Dental Services organization, providing pro bono care to patients in need. She holds memberships with the American Dental Association and the New York State Dental Association.

When away from the office, she enjoys reading, yoga, cultural experiences found in travel and cuisine, and creating a loving home for her family.

Dr. Gina Gill, DMD

As a native and current resident of Chappaqua, NY, Dr. Gill is excited to treat patients of all ages with both braces and Invisalign in the Westchester area. She values the relationships she builds with her patients and their families.

Dr. Gill graduated from NYU with honors where she studied environmental studies, mathematics, and studio art. After completing her undergraduate studies, she moved to Boston, MA to attend Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She stayed in Boston to complete her orthodontic training at Tufts University. After all of her training, she was eager to move back home to New York.

Dr. Gill and her husband enjoy cooking and hiking with their two young children and old dog, Malcolm.

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