Dr. Richard L. Schechtman began practicing orthodontics over 21 years ago. Following dental school, he completed two years of residency training in Orthodontics at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, where he also earned his certification in Orthodontics. Dr. Schechtman is the longest-established board-certified orthodontist in the Yorktown area; he achieved this prestigious status in 1997. Dr. Schechtman was selected by his peers as one of the Top Dentists of 2009 in Westchester magazine's June 2009 issue Read the full article. and June 2010 issue.
A former clinical instructor for the Division of Orthodontics at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Dr. Schechtman has presented courses to other dentists and authored several scientific articles. He is also an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association and Northeastern Society of Orthodontists. In order to stay on top of the latest advances in their field, …Dr. Schechtman and his team complete many hours of continuing education each year.
The comfortable, professional atmosphere at Dr. Schechtman’s office will be evident right away. You and your child will be greeted by name, making you feel right at home. Kids can play video games in the spacious reception area. A modern treatment area features comfy chairs and TVs; there’s even a private treatment room for adults. And because Dr. Schechtman and his team respect your time, you won’t be kept waiting long for your appointment. Plus, they make orthodontics fun with monthly raffles, smile contests, seasonal promotions, bowling parties, T-shirt giveaways, a rewards program and more!
Your care with Dr. Schechtman and his team begins with a tour of the office and a comprehensive exam and health history. If needed, digital panoramic and cephalometric X-rays will be taken, which use significantly less radiation than traditional X-rays. They will then go over their findings, explain your treatment options and answer all of your questions. Dr. Schechtman and his team utilize today’s most innovative orthodontic advances. For your convenience a patient reminder system automatically calls to remind you of your scheduled appointment time. We also have email and text reminders available.
This dentist accepts the following plans. This may include dental insurance as well as dental savings plans, an affordable alternative to dental insurance. With a dental savings plan, members can save 10-60% at the dentist. Click here to learn more.