Rye Dental Associates

(914) 967-1242

Our Dentists 

 Brian M. Kabcenell, D.M.D.

Dr. Brian Kabcenell is a Board Certified Prosthodontist; a specialist certified in reconstruction of defective teeth and replacement of missing teeth. He has been restoring mouths, including implant-supported restoration, for more than 30 years. Dr. Brian Kabcenell received his D.M.D. degree from Boston University and completed his specialty training at Montefiore Medical Center. He taught prosthodontics to post-doctoral students and residents at New York Hospital Queens and Montefiore Medical Center for more than 20 years, including a period as an Assistant Director of the Division of Advanced Prosthodontics at Montefiore Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics.


Robert Kirchmann, D.D.S.

Dr. Robert Kirchmann is a general dentist treating pediatric and adult patients. After receiving his D.D.S. degree, he completed a two-year postgraduate general practice residency that included specialized training in the use of Intravenous (IV) Sedation. Dr. Kirchmann is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an Attending Dentist in the division of General Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists.

 


  What is a Prosthodontist?    

   Prosthodontics is one of the eight dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). A prosthodontist specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth and jaw structures and has expertise in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures. After finishing four years of dental school, prosthodontists complete three additional years of specialized training in an ADA accredited graduate education program. Following this advanced training, a prosthodontist must pass a rigorous group of examinations in order to be Board Certified.


   Rigorous training and experience provide prosthodontists with a special understanding of the dynamics of the smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth, and the creation of tooth replacements. Serving as the "architect" of a dental treatment plan, prosthodontists collaborate with general dentists, specialists and other health professionals to develop solutions to your dental concerns.


   Dr. Brian Kabcenell is a Board Certified Prosthodontist.

 

 What is IV Sedation? 

    Intravenous (IV) sedation is the technique of utilizing sedative agents to minimize anxieties surrounding dental care. These medications are administered in amounts specific to the individual patient's needs while state of the art equipment monitors their status. IV sedation typically induces a "sleep-like" state which removes the anxiety that prevents many patients from seeking and receiving proper oral care. Patients who have delayed dental treatment due to anxiety, fear, gag reflexes or an inability to have multiple appointments have all benefited from sedation. Special needs patients can have their teeth restored in a more comfortable private office setting. Patients opt for IV sedation to permit greater comfort during long dental appointments.


   Administration of IV sedation requires special training and certification by the New York State Department of Education.


   Dr. Kirchmann is certified to administer IV sedation.