209 NYC Dental is the oldest continuing practice in New York State. We have inherited a legacy of taking care of individuals and families over many generations. Please see our evolution over the past 12 decades.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn, a prominent member of Catholic Church, established the original office.
Dr. Relkin joined Dr. Kuhn and expanded to three locations throughout Manhattan. His patient list included Broadway notables such as Ethyl Merman and Van Johnson.
Dr Roy Wolf condensed the three practice at 1097 Second Ave. Dr. Wolff was a dynamic Dentist and gave much back to his community in Bay Ridge Brooklyn.
Dr Steven Kafko joined the practice, following his three year residency in the USAF. Dr Kafko became a partner in 1982.
Dr Jack Kaminsky joined the practice.
Drs. Kafko and Kaminsky formed a partnership which lasted until 1 May 13, 2013.
The office moved to current location at 209 East 56th street. The architectural design of our offices enabled us to win a third place award for health care facilities by the New York Board of Architecture. We were published in the Journal of Dental Economics as the office of the month for the entire country.
Redesign of the office enabled us to bring in new specialists to our practice, Drs. Ben Ifraimov and Steven Lipner. Teaming with dentists of such caliber enabled us to provide even better dental care and wider range of services.
Drs. Ben Ahn and Jin Wang joined 209 NYC Dental. With them, periodontal treatment, oral surgery, implant dentistry and Invisalign finalized the list of the dental services making 209 NYC Dental truly the multi-specialty dental practice.
Although the names have changed, and the equipment is ultra modern the precepts of placing patients first, “treating people not just teeth” still ring true today.