Meet Our Doctors

Sheldon Kupferman, DDS
Gentle Dentist in The Bronx, New York

Riverdale Dental Arts is the home of the “gentle dentist” or “dentist with the gentle hands” in The Bronx, New York. Through the care and compassion shared by our team, this title was earned from children and patients of Dr. Kupferman who appreciate the care and effort we put into making our family dentist practice a comfortable place, free of anxiety and pain.

About Sheldon Kupferman, DDS

“When it came to choosing where to practice, there was very little doubt in my mind. I knew I wanted a community like Riverdale. It’s not your stereotypical perception of New York. People really do care deeply for each other here. This is a place where most of my patients are also my friends and neighbors.

“Over the last 25 years, I’ve cultivated relationships with many of my patients that I find indispensable. I trade recipes with some and family photos with others. I am available on my phone 24 hours a day, and routinely call to see how my patients are doing the morning after a procedure. I know I don’t have to do this. But it’s something I’d do for any member of my family and that’s the way I want my patients to feel, just like family.”

“When patients see you in the neighborhood and warmly introduce you to their friends as the dentist with the ‘gentle hands,’ it’s a good feeling. I don’t even have to advertise — my patients do it for me!  I provide every one of my patients with the highest-quality care possible and the latest technology. I want your dental procedure to be an experience, not just an appointment.”

  • NYU College of Dentistry – 1989
  • Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Resident, General Practice Dental Residency Program – 1990
  • Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Fellowship in Department of Dentistry – 1991
  • Jacobi Medical Center, North Central Bronx Faculty General Practice Dental Residency – 2006-2010
  • Nash Institute for Dental Learning Completed Aesthetic Continuum Dental Implant Training Center
  • Imtec Sendax Mini Dental Implant System
  • Nobel Biocare Training Institute Surgical & Prosthetic Implant Mini Residency
  • Implant Seminars Continuum and Master Series

Meet Our Team

Val Kumar, Office Manager

Fay Ishwarlall, Dental Assistant

Sherry Ann Alli, Hygienist