PDA Dental Marks 13th New Affiliation for Dental Care Alliance in 2019
Dental Care Alliance is excited to welcome PDA Dental – previously known as Premier Dental Associates of Lower Manhattan – to its world-class family of affiliated practices. The practice, led by Dr. David Ritholtz, has been providing excellent dental care to patients in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York since 1984.
PDA Dental is a world-class dental practice serving the comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry needs for patients of all ages. The design and philosophy of the practice is grounded in the belief that patients deserve the highest quality personalized care in a comfortable, spa-like setting. By using the newest innovations and most advanced technology, the highly-trained, caring dentists and professional team at PDA Dental are able to offer patients more precise and comfortable care than ever before.
The diverse menu of treatment services includes preventive care, such as dental cleanings for adults, as well as pediatric dentistry services, and, for those unexpected moments, emergency dental care. Restorative procedures include same-day crowns, and dental implants. Cosmetic services feature GLO® Science teeth whitening, veneers, and Invisalign®, provided by a designated Top 1% Provider, Dr. Steven Ritholtz. The PDA Dental teams also help patients who need more specialized care in periodontics, endodontics, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and sleep apnea.
David Ritholtz founded and has directed PDA Dental since its inception in 1996. He has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry for over twenty-five years. Dr. Ritholtz graduated from Yeshiva College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the New York University College of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the First District Dental Society of the State of New York.
“The inspired team at PDA Dental is an extraordinary and unique addition to the DCA family,” commented David Pegg, Chief Development Officer for DCA. “Dr. Ritholtz and his team have a longstanding reputation for clinical excellence, innovation and putting their patients first. We are proud to be their partner of choice and look forward to growing stronger together.”
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Founded in 1991, DCA is one of the largest multi-branded dental support organizations in the U.S. with more than 320 affiliated practices in 20 states. DCA-affiliated practices provide patients with a wide range of dental services including general dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and periodontics. DCA provides dentists with clinical autonomy, career satisfaction, and growth opportunities by reducing day-to-day administrative responsibilities so they can focus on providing the best clinical care to each patient.
I am humbled this week at the care we have been able to provide to our communities in need as we remain open to emergencies during this crucial time. We are accepting every patient with an emergency that calls or knocks on our door.
I hear repeatedly from patients that they are struggling to find any open dental practice in our area, and can hear the relief in their voices when we tell them we can see them right away.
On Tuesday at ADC Clearwater, we started the day with three emergency patients scheduled – two with broken teeth and one who had fallen on her face and came in with a black eye and broken anterior teeth. We were happy to treat each of these patients with same day care, but before we knew it the phone was ringing off the hook with patients in pain.
As these patients began rolling into the office, I saw them in tears, rocking back and forth in the waiting room in agony — I provided Motrin tablets and water as they waited, and helped turn over rooms and seat patients. Dr. Emily Relkin and her assistant, Kim Ross, worked quickly and efficiently to help every patient I put on their schedule – back to back, they worked through their lunch without complaint.
After our fourth or fifth emergency checked out, thanking us profusely for being here, I felt myself become slightly emotional at the impact our teams that are still out there working and providing care are making on our patients’ lives.
In these hopeless times, we are staying focused and energized knowing we are doing our part to serve our communities.
We know we are not alone working tirelessly right now, and want to thank all of you that are still open and seeing patients — we are all comrades in this together!