The staff and Dr. Katechis were wonderful--very friendly and professional. The appointment only took 45 minutes, and I didn’t experience any pain. I also appreciated that they allowed me to set up a payment plan since money was tight at the time. I will definitely go back to Merrick Dental Care for future cleanings and any other dental needs.
I needed a tooth removed, so I chose Dr. Katechis of Merrick Dental Care. He performed a very thorough exam and explained my CBCT to me. I could actually see the spot where my tooth had fractured and thus decided to proceed with getting a dental implant. I’m so thankful that Dr. Katechis was able to promptly and kindly tend to my dental needs. I’d recommend Dr. Katechis to anyone.
The hygienist at Merrick Dental Care was great! She was incredibly nice and took the time to explain things to me so that I could make an informed decision. Dr. Katechis fit me in for a cleaning, even though I had a tight schedule. I didn’t have any pain during the cleaning either. I highly recommend Dr. Katechis of Merrick Dental Care.
I’m new to Merrick, NJ and desperately needed a dentist. I chose Dr. Katechis. He is very gentle and compassionate--absolutely amazing! His staff is great as well; they are very welcoming. It’s obvious they love their jobs. Dr. Katechis of Merrick Dental Care will be my dentist for a long time.
Merrick Dental Care is great. The building is comfortable, the staff is friendly, and the overall atmosphere is pleasant. I was able to get an appointment right away despite the short notice. I needed multiple fillings and a dental implant crown. The staff eased my anxiety. I’ve had many dentists, but Dr. Katechis of Merrick Dental Care is the best.
Dr. Katechis is very kind! He and his staff are wonderful. I had a crown come off, and they were able to schedule me for an appointment the very next morning. I was fixed and on my way very quickly. He is gentle and patient, which is very important for someone who is typically scared to go to the dentist. I love Dr. Katechis and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a new dentist in Merrick. NY. Thanks Merrick Dental Care for such a positive experience.
Dr. Katechis and staff have a wonderful dental practice at Merrick Dental Care. Every visit I have they make me feel welcome. Dr. Katechis’ office has a convenient location. He is a wonderful dentist; I highly recommend him. He answers his patients' questions and willingly discusses treatment options. He is a phenomenal dentist, and his office is in a convenient location.
I’ve never received such good treatment as I did as a first time patient at Merrick Dental Care. Dr. Katechis and his staff went out of their way to help me. I felt so comfortable. In the past, I’ve dreaded going to the dentist because it has been painful, but not at Merrick Dental Care. Dr. Katechis gave me a painless filling. He is also very efficient, which is great. It was very easy to relax during the procedure. The hygienist was great; she went over my information with me and had great recommendations. I am so impressed. I no longer dread doing to the dentist now that I go to Merrick Dental Care.
I was really dreading my first visit to Merrick Dental Care because I knew there was a possibility I’d have to get a lot of dental work done. However, Dr. Katechis and his staff at Merrick Dental Care were great. They are punctual and know your name when you walk in the door. You don’t have to wait to be seen. I’m not kidding. I’ve been there 4 separate times and have never had to wait more than a few minutes. Merrick Dental Care does fantastic work. It’s very convenient. I’d highly recommend them to anyone.
I returned to Merrick Dental Care for more work yesterday, and I’m glad I did. Dr. Katechis did two fillings. Both were very deep. One was deeper than the other. Dr. Katechis did a great job, and even though it was a difficult case, he is optimistic, as am I. He was also really conscientious of my budget since I have to pay out-of-pocket. He is very knowledgeable, so I trust his judgment and am thankful that he isn’t trying to make money off of expensive procedures. I haven’t had any tooth sensitivity so far. I haven’t had any throbbing either. I’m so happy I found Dr. Katechis of Merrick Dental Care.
I haven’t been to the dentist in awhile, so I was a bit hesitant to go back to the dentist. Previous dental clinics had tried to sell me services and products I didn’t need. They even told me the only toothbrushes I could use were the ones provided. However, the staff at Merrick Dental Care was wonderful! They make me feel really comfortable and remember my name. They don’t try to push me to buy products and explain everything in detail. This is the best dental office in Merrick, NY. Dr. Katechis is exceptional. He is very friendly and knows his craft. I love Merrick Dental Care and will be a regular patient for years to come.
Working in Merrick NY, I’m always in search of convenience. It’d been a while since my last dental appointment. After having multiple friends and coworkers need a root canal recently, I decided to give Dr. Katechis of Merrick Dental Care a try. MDC had great online reviews and making my appointment was easy. I was able to handle some of the paperwork in advance. I loved that it was easy to find, very conveniently located. The staff is incredibly friendly. The hygienist and Dr. Katechis were great as well. Luckily, my appointment took less than an hour, and I left with freshly cleaned teeth. They even helped me plan appointments for future filling replacements. While I might not have been to the dentist very regularly in the past, I’ll be a regular patient at Merrick Dental Care. I can’t imagine going anywhere else for my biannual cleanings.
Dr. Katechis and Merrick Dental Care are great! Everything is really convenient and modern. Plus, they don’t try to pressure you to get unnecessary dental work. I was seen very quickly; I barely had to wait for more than a minute for either of my appointments. My hygienist explained everything very thoroughly, which I’ve never experienced at another dental office. I received a new retainer and didn’t have to pay a ton for it. The receptionist is very quick. They respond to calls and emails quickly. I’m definitely going to be a regular patient.
I loved my previous dentist, so I wasn’t looking forward to switching when I moved to Merrick, NY. I needed a new dentist, so I read multiple online reviews to make an informed decision. I was so impressed with their services from the start. It was easy to fill out the insurance paperwork. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and timely. I arrived a bit early and was seen right away. No waiting! My hygienist was incredible and informed me about different home care options. She was very concerned about making me comfortable. She even asked if I had any tooth sensitivity or sensitive areas before she began. I am very pleased with the level of care I received at my visit. My husband and I have found our new dentist! Thanks Merrick Dental Care.
I visited Merrick Dental Care in Merrick, NY. My previous dentist sent over my x-rays and Merrick Dental did a few extra bitewings in order to get a more comprehensive view. They cleaned, scraped, polished, and flossed my teeth. Dr. Katechis checked my chart, x-rays, and then did an exam. It was a very quick process, and everyone was very polite and caring. The office is modern. It’s easy to find a parking spot. I highly recommend Merrick Dental Care!
Quick low-down: Dr. Katechis and the rest of the staff at Merrick Dental Care is amazing. They kept me calms and addressed my concerns in a very professional manner. If you are nervous about going to the dentist or just haven’t been a while, give Merrick Dental Care a chance. Full story: It had been 10 years since I had been the dentist. The last appointment I’d been to (at a different dentist) had not gone well. I had felt so much pain that I didn’t want to go to the dentist again. However, I’d heard about Merrick Dental Care at a social gathering and was convinced to give it a try. I had developed some cavities. The staff was wonderful. There was calm music playing when I got there which helped calm my anxiety. The hygienist explained everything to me, and when I seemed a bit uncomfortable during the filling, they gave me a second numbing injection to make sure I didn’t feel anything. I’ll definitely be coming back for my next cleaning in months. I love Merrick Dental Care!
Dr. Katechis of Merrick Dental Care is an incredible dentist. He treats his patients like family, which makes you feel at east. He is honest and thorough. He doesn’t try to pressure you into extra, unnecessary services that you don’t really need. The office staff is very friendly. They do a great job communicating with me and accommodating my busy schedule. The location in Merrick, NY is very easy to find. I’m very grateful to have found such a wonderful dentist to care for our family’s dental needs.
I don’t really like to go to the dentist, but the staff at Merrick Dental Care in Merrick, NY makes it as comfortable as can be. Dr. Katechis is very thorough and works well with his hygienist. It doesn’t matter if you are there for a cleaning or something more extensive, you’re in very capable hands. My hygienist was very personable, and the service was excellent. Plus, the prices were reasonable. I’d highly recommend Dr. Katechis of Merrick Dental Care to anyone looking for a dentist.
I loved how efficient the paperwork process was and how promptly I was seen at Merrick Dental Care. The hygienist did a great job explaining all the procedures and offering helpful tips. Dr. Katechis didn’t recommend any unnecessary procedures, which I appreciated. I needed a mouthpiece to prevent teeth grinding. They scanned me for it during my first visit. The price was very reasonable.
Merrick Dental Care is the best dental office in Merrick, NY. They communicate with their patients using up-to-date technology and provide up-to-date customer service. The office space is very clean. Merrick Dental Care is conveniently located too. I highly recommend it.
My husband and I have been going to Merrick Dental Care for quite some time. My brother-in-law introduced us to this place. Dr. Katechis is the greatest. He is friendly, efficient, and kind and so are the hygienists and receptionists. Even though we’ve moved slightly out of the Merrick area, we still come back twice a year for our cleanings. Dr. Tassos Katechis and the staff at Merrick Dental Care are definitely worth the extra drive.
Merrick Dental Care is a great, family-friendly dental office in Merrick, NY. The staff is knowledgeable and fun. Plus, the dental work is very up-to-date. I’ve have three cleanings, and Dr. Katechis gives excellent information for improving my oral health. I’ve had two fillings. Dr. Katechis was very gentle, efficient, and meticulous. I can’t recommend him enough!
Dr. Katechis of Merrick Dental Care and his team are the best. While on my recent vacation to New York, my braces began to bother the inside of my cheek, causing a lot of pain. I called the office to ask if I could buy some wax from them. They were incredibly helpful and told me to come in. The receptionist gave me 3 little containers of wax for no charge. I was thankful for the instant relief. The wire wasn’t stabbing me anymore, so I was able to enjoy my vacation. I give them an A+ for being willing to help someone who wasn’t their patient, as this speaks volumes of their professionalism and care. Thank you Dr. Tassos Katechis and Merrick Dental Care for your kindness!
I might be biased because I’ve been going to Dr. Katechis of Merrick Dental Care for a while now, but I’ve never had another dentist as good as him. Believe it or not, I actually enjoyed going to my appointment. If I got to anyone else, they feel like a complete stranger. So, when I’m visiting home in Merrick, NY, I always pop in to say hello to Dr. Katechis and his staff.
I wanted to update my review. My husband hates dentists even more than I do. He started going to Dr. Tassos Katechis of Merrick Dental Care a few years ago and has had a couple crown. His work was exceptional. Since crowns are expensive, hubby waited a while for the last one. It turned out he might have waited too long. There wasn’t much left of his tooth. Dr. Katechis did his best, even though there wasn’t much of his tooth left. However, the crown popped off soon after. Hubby had to get the tooth pulled. But, we have good news. They called us today and told us that they have received the check for the crown but were returning it because the tooth had to be pulled. That’s great customer service! Merrick Dental Care is the best office in New York!
Tassos Katechis is the best dentist I have ever been to. I had abscessed teeth, and they got me in for an early appointment. After two root canals, I didn’t have any pain and was able to attend a big work meeting. Without them, I wouldn’t have made it. They truly saved the day. I’m so thankful for their professionalism.
I was very comfortable from the moment I walked in. The staff was was cheerful and relaxed. As soon as I completed my new patient paperwork, I was immediately taken back for x-rays. The whole process was very quick. Dr. Tassos Katechis looked at my x-rays and did an exam. I was so impressed by how the efficiently the staff worked together. Overall, this was the best experience I have ever had at the dentist’s office.
I have been a patient at Merrick Dental Care for years after once giving it a try because of how convenient the appointment times were. I really enjoyed my first visit and continued going because of the through and high-quality work. The entire staff is great. See you next time!
New to town, so I thought I’d give Merrick Dental Care a try. The office was great--easy to find. Plus the staff was very kind and gentle while cleaning my teeth. If you are looking for a dentist, Dr. Katechis is a good one. I’ll returning for sure.
I had heard about this dental facility because of an online promotion, so I didn’t have high expectations, but I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Merrick Dental Care and have since returned 3 times. Dr. Katechis is extremely gentle. More importantly, though, he is honest. Plus the out-of-pocket prices were very reasonable. They worked with me to accommodate my financial situation, which I really appreciated because some other New York dentists are crazy expensive. I’ll be sticking with Merrick Dental Care. They do phenomenal work.
Merrick Dental Care is a great place for both adults and kids. They did a great job with my 7-year-old-kept her entertained and comfortable. This was the first time she hasn’t complained or wanted to leave.
I couldn’t be more impressed with the quality of work I received from Dr. Katechis at Merrick Dental Care. He was kind, professional, and knowledgeable. He took the time needed to correct multiple previous dental issues during my first visit so that I wouldn’t have to schedule multiple appointments. The assistant was also very helpful. In fact, the entire staff worked together to make everything go smoothly from the moment I arrived. I will definitely recommend Dr. Katechis and Merrick Dental Care to friends and family. - Craig L.
I love Merrick Dental Care! My daughter saw Dr. Katechis. He as kind, thorough, and highly professional. The staff at the front desk did a great job thoroughly explaining our policy and were very welcoming. I will definitely be going back to Merrick Dental Care myself. You should make an appointment. You won’t be sorry!
I agree with the other reviews. Dr. Katechis takes such great care of his patients. I have never experienced pain while attending Merrick Dental Care. He also explains everything in a way that doesn’t pressure you to make a decision you might regret later. I don’t know any other dentists who do that. I really like feeling involved. I highly recommend him, especially if you’re afraid of dentists.
Dr. Katechis was quick, careful, and efficient. He made sure I was comfortable with the price of the procedure before we continued work. His assistant was great, very sympathetic. Dr. Tassos Katechis had great chemistry with his staff, which put me at ease. I’ll be back for sure!
I had a great appointment with Dr. Tassos Katechis at Port Washington Dental Care yesterday. I called to see if they had time for a walk-in, and they did. I was able to get in very quickly on my day off. Plus the staff was super nice. Thank you so much for making it easy to see a dentist. Normally, it is really difficult with my busy schedule, but now my smile is better than it ever was!
I love the staff at Merrick Dental Care. Dr. Katechis and his crew are incredible. I came into his clinic with a significant issue that demanded a root canal and a crown on the same tooth. My appointment was scheduled two days out, and they were able to perform a full exam and do a cleaning. I was then back at work within two days. You read that correctly, a root canal and crown and I was back in the office after two days. The staff are incredible and offer a charming atmosphere.
The Merrick Dental Care clinic is the best experience I have ever had. I had the unfortunate occurrence of losing one of my front teeth. Due to its appearance, I felt the need to explain my issue to everyone I met. After my visit, I don't feel the need to do so anymore. Dr. Katechis treated me like a priority and gave me a three tooth partial in which I was pleased. Everyone at this practice was unbelievably kind and dealt with everyone with the utmost professionalism. Dr. Katechis was great at explaining the procedures. Each visit was impeccable, and the man in the lab appeared to be on the top of his game. Thank you to all of the staff.
I sincerely love this clinic. The Merrick Dental Care staff communicates with your insurance to provide the highest level of care with the least impact on your wallet. The dental hygienists at this clinic care about their patients and take the time to explain everything they are doing during the process. My teeth are extremely sensitive, and the staff lead by Dr. Katechis is very gentle. My teeth have never felt better.
Dr. Tassos Katechis provided fantastic service today. He was able to comfort me and appeared to be extremely skillful during my emergency tooth extraction. Dr. Katechis and his team work together flawlessly. The staff at Merrick Dental Care are genuine, caring, and have my best interests at heart. I plan on traveling back to get future dental work done by this clinic. If the thought of going to the dentist frightens you, this is the place meant for you.
My experience at Merrick Dental Care was one of a kind. They are very punctual, and delightful to deal with. Even though it was a dental appointment, I appreciate the time I spent there. Dr. Katechis is incredible and a joy to speak with.
I experienced a broken tooth and had extreme pain. The front desk at the Merrick Dental Care clinic got me an appointment the next day. The staff as a whole was very kind and professional. Dr. Katechis recommended that we take the least expensive course of action with a filling. I understood that it might require additional work, and as it turned out I needed a root canal, they scheduled me the next day which happened to be on the weekend and finished the job. My primary dentist was advised of the work they planned to do, and he approved of them as well. The transparency by the Merrick Dental Care clinic made me very comfortable, and the service was incredible. The equipment, atmosphere, communication, and staff made this visit one to remember.
I have never seen a dental office be so patient friendly. I moved to this area from another state a few years ago, and I intentionally avoided going to the dentist for several years. I figured it was time, so I looked this office up on Doctors Network. They had some great online reviews, but not all of them appeared to be perfect, but I immediately knew this was a place for me. I toured the facility and decided to go ahead and schedule an appointment. Dr. Katechis at the Merrick Dental Care clinic was splendid. The dental hygienist that cleaned my teeth was easily the best experience I have had. They even let me watch Netflix during my cleaning. Anyone that's nervous about going to the dentist, the Merrick Dental Care clinic is the place for you. I wish I would have visited Dr. Katechis earlier.
I am only in this area due to school, so my primary dentist is in my hometown. I was experiencing an issue with my teeth, and I was well overdue for a cleaning. I googled local dentists and found Dr. Katechis at the Merrick Dental Care clinic. The staff here are the absolute best with a beautiful facility for the clients to soak in. Dr. Katechis genuinely cares for his patients, and due to this I highly recommend them.
I was very nervous coming to the Merrick Dental Care clinic due to the extent of the work I needed to get done. However, they eased all concerns with their professionalism and superb bedside manner. After all this work that was completed by Dr. Katechis, I woke up the next morning and didn’t have any pain. I will refer the Merrick Dental Care clinic to my family and friends.
I have had many dentists over my life, and Dr. Katechis is the best I’ve had without a doubt. I have experienced everything from fillings to a root canal with this staff so far. I once had a filling partially come out, and Dr. Katechis fixed it immediately. I am delighted with Merrick Dental Care.
Dr. Katechis and his staff are incredible. My family have been visiting the Merrick Dental Care clinic for years, and have always been pleased with their work. They have an unmatched atmosphere with the latest equipment, with an incredibly skilled group of workers with impeccable bedside manner. My whole family will continue to visit this clinic.
I was a little apprehensive finding a new dentist after moving to this area, but I’m so glad I chose to visit Merrick Dental Care. I was able to schedule an appointment for a broken tooth during a significant holiday. Dr. Katechis was very kind and accommodating, I didn’t have insurance at the time, and they worked with me to keep everything very affordable. A week after my procedure I got a cleaning, and they took the time to fix a chipped tooth. The staff at this facility are unmatched, and I recommend their services.
I have given my business to Merrick Dental Care for a couple of years, and I will continue to do so for years to come. Not only is there staff super friendly with a convenient location, but I am also delighted with all the work they have done with me. My teenage son is very particular about his teeth, and after all his visits to Merrick Dental Care, he was extremely impressed with his cleanings. The hygienist we both use is easily the best we ever had. Their goal is to keep you as comfortable as possible while doing the utmost quality job. I wish more places like this have high-quality employees that make people unafraid to visit the dentist.
I truly believe Dr. Katechis is the best dentist I have visited so far, with an unmatched bedside manner. I visited their office for an onlay for my broken molar, and they respected my decision to use gas due to my nerves, and it couldn’t have gone better. Even the assistant provided incredible service and made sure I was comfortable the entire time. I was so relaxed that I didn’t even realize the damaged portion of the tooth was removed, there wasn’t even a drill sound. My custom fitted tooth which was made in-house was secured on my broken molar, and they performed the procedure so fast. I now entirely put my trust in Dr. Katechis at Merrick Dental Care, which sports the cleanest and up to date facility in the area and it's not even debatable. Thank you for such an excellent experience, and for anyone wondering yes they do take Tricare!
I’ve been to a lot of dentist offices, more than I am proud to admit. I am very particular and was never fully satisfied with other offices. Dr. Katechis and staff are the best in the business. The Dr. is a perfectionist. He is thorough and efficient and has a ton of patience. You won’t leave without your teeth looking perfect. Her office is the best I’ve ever been in, it’s designed beautifully and very clean. He uses the latest technology to make sure you’re getting the best care. Other dentists could definitely learn from her. He is very high quality. Gateway’s the best.
I hadn’t been to the dentist since the 1980s’ (I know, I know, that’s terrible) I finally decided enough was enough and googled “Best dentist in Merrick”. I went to “Best of Long Island” to get an idea of who to go to since my insurance didn’t list anyone. This place is the best, they really listen to any and all fears and worries you may have, even when you’re making your appointment over the phone. Because of this, the phone call lasted 20 minutes, but I didn’t mind because they were so helpful. They even said reminder emails, follow up emails, and even text messages! You don’t have to wait very long, I was only in the waiting room for 10 minutes, they don’t do any double booking, which saves everyone time and headaches! Their office is very clean, it looks like a model home living room, that’s how clean and comfortable it is. They have many refreshments in the waiting room, including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and lemon water. They are very kind, and have nice, calming music playing in the background. Last week I had a root canal. I was very nervous and worried about any pain I might go through, but then they gave me a numbing mouthwash. The assistant then checked to see if I still had any gum sensitivity, and when I did have some pain she gave me a shot of lidocaine. I experience no pain after that, which I thought was amazing! The x-rays didn’t even hurt. I think that was because I didn’t have any aluminum trays in my mouth (or whatever it is they normally put in your mouth that feels like cardboard). As a Healthcare Management graduate student, I was impressed with how professional Dr. Katechis and everything about his practice was. He’s made an impressive brand for himself. He has a gumball machine, his own lip balm, and they even give you a hot towel with lavender oil when you’re done. This is such a high level of service, something I’ve never experienced, even though I haven’t been to the dentist in 15 years. Is this the norm now? Wow. They made me feel very special, and I won’t be going to any other dentist ever again. They seemed to really care about me, they were constantly making sure I wasn’t in pain, and they even have me follow up instructions to help me retain my mouth health. I am very satisfied with the service I received. I went in for just a regular checkup and had to get a lot of work done because of how long it had been since I went to the dentist. They do cosmetic dentistry though, which is great. Because of them I am no longer afraid of dentists!
I have no complaints about this dentist office. They do a very thorough cleaning, so expect to be there more than an hour. They offer various services, so whatever you need done they’ll be happy to do for you. Dr. Tassos Katechis is the best. I was scared to get braces for the second time due to extreme tooth sensitivity but he made me feel comfortable. He even fixed my overbite, which was really bad. I also had a root canal done here, and that went very smoothly. The orthodontist team is wonderful, they really do help you get a smile that looks great and is healthy.
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Patients who sign up for a direct dental plan through our office in Merrick can attend routine preventive exams and cleanings for only $25 per visit. This includes X-rays, when necessary, and the cost does not change no matter how many times you visit per year. When cosmetic or restorative treatment is required, the costs of your treatment will be discounted by up to 90%, including fillings, dental crowns, dental implants, Invisalign® and more.
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Dr. Katechis, our team, and the experts at Doctors Network share the common goal of making dental care simpler, more affordable, and more attainable for all of our patients. Please note that a direct dental plan is not insurance, and is not designed to replace your existing coverage. We offer this direct dental plan to help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses and therefore maintain your oral health.
If you have questions about Doctors Network, or are ready to sign up, then contact Dr. Katechis at Merrick Dental Care today, or call Doctors Network at 1-866-800-3168.