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Richard M. Weledniger, DDS, FICOI, FIADFE: About Us

Learn About Richard M. Weledniger, DDS, FICOI, FIADFE

Meet the Team of Richard M. Weledniger, DDS, FICOI, FIADFE

Together with our Dental Hygienist Kelly, our Patient Care Coordinator Jen and our highly trained clinical support team, Dr. Richard Weledniger constantly strives to provide his patients with the very best care. And, all of us appreciate the positive feedback we receive daily from our patients.

Meet Our Team
Kelly, Dental Hygienist
Jen, Patient Care Coordinator
Christina G, Dental Assistant
Ruchi, Dental Assistant
Christina M, Dental Assistant
Zohra, Dental Assistant

Richard M. Weledniger, DDS, FICOI, FIADFE's Office Serving Melville, New York

Our conveniently Located office in Melvile, New York is an ultramodern state-of-the-art dental practice in a countrified Long Island setting. Special emphasis is placed on preventive Periodontal care and Cosmetic Dentistry including tooth Whitening. Together with Kelly, our Dental Hygienist, we create and maintain lots of healthy bright smiles!

Our office is highly committed to making every visit safe and comfortable for you and your family by strictly adhering to all guidelines and techniques for optimum sterilization and disinfection controls.

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Dr. Richard Weledniger truly cares for his patients. His strong and lasting relationships with his family of patients and his excellent clinical skills continue to make his practice one of the leading Advanced Cosmetic and General Dentistry practices on Long Island. His enthusiasm and passion for dentistry has touched both his patients and the students that he teaches. His office is an ultramodern state-of-the-art dental practice in a countrified Long Island setting. As a Certified Invisalign Premier Provider, he places among the top five percent of Invisalign practitioners in North America. His office excels in Preventive Care, Implant Placement and Implant Restoration, Oral Surgery, Periodontal Care, Root Canal, Crowns, Veneers, Dentures, One-visit Inlay and Crown Cerec Dentistry and Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. Please Call for a Free Consultation.

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Testimonials for Richard M. Weledniger, DDS, FICOI, FIADFE

Really nice office. I liked that they emailed me all the forms to fill out before my appointment, it saved alot of time when I got there. Just walked right in and got started.

from M.J.

The staff and the doctor are courteous, nice and highly professional. The office is clean, waiting time is minimal. The equipment is superb. Highly recommended.

from Y.W.

I couldn't have asked for a better Dentist and staff. They were great, very helpful and understanding.

from T.S.

Best in overall class! — like the fact that I get reminders through text and outlook, very easy to keep track of appointments.

from E.C.

Always prepared, Always concerned, Excellent work.

from R.K.

Caring professional staff. Hands on for immediate calls and making appts.

from C.L.

Professional - state of the art - warm, friendly, teeth and gums feel great!

from A.G.

Great place. great staff.

from R.I.

Dr. Weledniger was very gentle while giving me a cleaning. I will definitely come back.

from D.M.

Your commitment to excellent and your generosity are much appreciated.

from A.N.

5 Star Rating...everything is fine as is. Staff is very friendly and courteous.

from H.S.

Thank you for taking care my sister and making her smile again.

from M.B.

I can't say how impressed I was with Dr. Weledniger for meeting me on Sunday morning in his office to relieve me of my discomfort. He also explained everything in detail as to a plan of treatment. I am still in awe! I would recommend Dr. Weledniger to anyone seeking professional dental care.

from J.G.

Dr. Weledniger was such a big help to me. I called because I was having some discomfort, he called me back to take me in sooner than my scheduled appointment... I cant thank him enough! The staff is always so welcoming, making me very comfortable!

from G.I.

Dr. Weledniger, you were my mentor and friend at NYU. I couldn't thank you enough for all that you taught me. Through your guidance, your students could really reach their potential.

from S.B.

Thank you for being my mentor for the past 2 years of dental school. I've learned so much from you not only about dentistry, but also about me as a person. I am very grateful to have met you. I have gained a lot of insight about what kind of dentist and person I want to and hopefully will become. Thank you again! I truly appreciate it.

from D.S.

You have helped me learn not only clinical dentistry but patient management as well. I appreciate all that you have done for me and I appreciate that you were there to instill the fundamentals of dentistry.

from E.S.

While observing in the office recently, I was amazed how incredible Dr. Weledniger was in helping patients be comfortable. He was so gentle and understanding, yet able to get things done. I learned so many things that will help me teach at NYUCD. Thank you!!! While observing in the office recently, I was amazed how incredible Dr. Weledniger was in helping patients be comfortable. He was so gentle and understanding, yet able to get things done. I learned so many things that will help me teach at NYUCD. Thank you!

from R.P.

Great office. Friendly staff and easy on the teeth. :)

from R.H.

I really like the way the office is run. It was very easy to make and appointment. I filled out my forms on line before my first visit, which saved so much time. I have several family members who are patients and recommended this dental office. I'm glad that I took their advice.

from S.R.

I had a very pleasant experience at Dr. Weledniger's office. The office was beautiful. very clean and state-of-the-art. The Dr. and staff (Kelly & Christina)were great. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

from K.S.

Dr.Weledinger was kind enough to see me immediately as a new patient since I had tremendous pain.I was treated like a guest from the moment I walked in. He examined me thoroughly with full set of x-rays even though I was only pointing to a certain area of discomfort. He was able to relieve some of the pain with his tools and when he found out I needed to get to my scheduled work meeting, he gave me a starting dose of antibiotic, Advil & a bottle of water to get started with my therapy.I found a message from him personally the following morning checking on me. Unfortunately I was still in discomfort and when I returned his call he asked me to come back even though he was off doing his office paperwork for follow up.We discussed other options and he gave his personal cell to call him if I felt I needed to see him before his office hours the following day again. I could tell from the moment I walked into his immaculate office he had a passion and dedication for his career and patients.

from I.M.

A wonderful practice. The staff could not be nicer or more knowledgeable. Professional. Convenient. Best dentist I've ever gone to. Truly.

from A.T.

I have been coming to Dr. W's office for a couple of years now and I am very satisfied with both the staff and the service. They are knowledgeable, friendly, and make the experience of going to the dentist much more enjoyable and bearable. Additionally, they have a great reminder system that both emails and texts me appointment reminders, which makes it much easier on my part to keep track of my schedule. I would definitely recommend this office to anyone looking for a new and/or better dentist.

from K.R.

I was seen by Dental Hygienist Kelly who was very kind and thorough. She made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions. I am very happy thus far.

from K.R.

Great doctor, pleasant staff, very clean facility, recommend to everyone.

from K.G.

My teeth cleaning was less than 30 min. and I expected at least a minimum of 1hr. I was really surprised. I was very surprised and happy as I am totally scared of the dentist. It was also my first time going to a dentist in 10yrs. Dr. Weledniger was also gentle and sensitive towards me being scared with needing a filling requiring needles to making my mouth numb. Thank you to Dr. Weledniger and staff!

from J.S.

Really nice office. I liked that they emailed me all the forms to fill out before my appointment, it saved alot of time when I got there. Just walked right in and got started.

from D.M.

Qualifications for Richard M. Weledniger, DDS, FICOI, FIADFE

Dr. Richard Weledniger’s strong and lasting relationships with his family of patients and his excellent clinical skills make his practice one of the leading Advanced Cosmetic and General Dentistry practices on Long Island.

Dr. Weledniger is a Certified Invisalign Premier Provider, placing him among the top five percent of Invisalign practitioners in North America. To qualify for Premier Provider status doctors must demonstrate an exceptional level of Invisalign experience and keep current on the latest Invisalign techniques.

Dr. Weledniger graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1972 and continued his education with a General Practice Residency at the Westchester County Medical Center.

His enthusiasm and passion for dentistry has touched both his patients and the students that he teaches. As a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU College of Dentistry in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, Dr. Weledniger works closely with 3rd and 4th year dental students, helping them develop the excellent clinical skills necessary for their profession.

As a faculty member of the NYUCD Dominican Republic Outreach Program he helps dental students provide access to dental health care on the island, for children and adults who lack the resources to receive dental care due to accessibility and cost.

Additionally at SUNY Stony Brook, School of Dental Medicine and at University Hospital at Stony Brook, Dr. Weledniger actively participates with future smile makers in both the clinic setting and the classroom as an Assistant Clinical Professor of General Dentistry. He frequents as a guest lecturer in Dentistry for the Department of Physician Assistant Education at the Stony Brook University, Schools of Health Technology and Management. Dr. Weledniger is an attending dentist at the Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, NY. He is also an Attending Physician in the department of Dental Medicine, Division of Dental Forensics at both North Shore University Hospital and the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is also the author of The Dental Language Guide - Saying It Effectively, a practical guide for dentists to help them in developing communication and language skills. He is a member of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).

He is a Certified Clinical Researcher for the PEARL Network, and his office has been approved as a clinical research site. The PEARL Network is a collaboration of academic researchers and experienced clinicians who have teamed together in conjunction with NYU and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ongoing research involves investigations in prevention, management and treatment of a wide range of oral diseases and conditions.

He has attended and continues to attend numerous continuing education courses with emphasis on Implants, Veneers, Restorative Dentistry and Diode Lasers. In June, 2011, he was recognized by the New York State Dental Society as having competed 1000 hours in continuing education.

In June, 2010, he was elected as a Fellow of the Long Island Academy of Odontology in recognition for humane service, philanthropic endeavors and his incomparable dedication to the cause that enhances the growth of professionalism in Dentistry.

Dr. Weledniger, is a Dental Consultant with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) - NYC, a member of the Nassau County Dental Identification Team and the Suffolk County Medical Examiner's Office,. He is a member of DMORT - of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) which is part of the US Department of Health & Human Services and a member of the NDIR Federal Bureau of Investigation (NCIC).

He is also a member of the NYC, Nassau and Suffolk County Medical Reserve Corps. With the NYC OCME, he was a Tour Commander with the NYC Dental ID Team following the September 11th tragedy at the World Trade Center and American Airlines Flight 587. Together with all of the volunteers who gave their time and expertise, he helped bring a measure of comfort to the victim's families. Dr. Weledniger was a recipient of the Humanitarian Award from the New York Academy of Dentistry for his contribution in this effort. On September 11, 2003 he received additional recognitions from the City of New York, Office of Chief Medical Examiner and from Congressman Vito Fossella for his extraordinary efforts.

On October 16, 2004, the German Academy of Forensic Odontostomatology (AKFOS) presented Dr. Weledniger and the other 30 co-leaders of the NYC Dental Identification Team the Gösta Gustafson Award as an appreciation and acknowledgment for identifying the victims of the September 11, 2001 disaster and for advancing Forensic Dentistry in the United States.

He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, woodworking, golf, computing, website design, and photography. A large sampling of his photography can be seen throughout his dental practice.

Professional Memberships

American Dental Association
Suffolk County Dental Society
New York State Dental Association
International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
American Dental Education Association
New York Society of Forensic Dentistry
American Society of Forensic Odontology
International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Awards and Publications

Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Fellow International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics
New York Academy of Dentistry Humanitarian Award
Gösta Gustafson Award - German Academy of Forensic Odontostomatology

Certifications

Invisalign Premier Preferred Provider
Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Fellow of the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics
Fellow of The Long Island Academy of Odontology

Procedures Performed by Richard M. Weledniger, DDS, FICOI, FIADFE

General Dentistry

  • Placement of Dental Implants
  • Mouthguards & Retainers
  • Hygiene Care
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Sealants
  • Dental Exams & Cleanings
  • Dental X-Rays
  • Children's Dentistry
  • Extractions
  • Root Canals
  • Oral Surgery
  • Periodontal Care
  • Home Care

Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Invisalign
  • Invisalign Teen
  • Impressionless Invisalign
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Porcelein Veneers
  • Porcelein Crowns
  • Porcelein Bridges
  • Dental Implant Crowns
  • CEREC
  • Composite Bonded Fillings
  • Lumineers
  • Dentures

Restorative Dentistry

  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Fillings
  • Porcelein Inlays
  • Porcelein Onlays

Videos

  • Introduction

    An introduction to Dr. Weledniger's practice.

  • A Smile is Forever - Dr. Weledniger

    Dr. Richard Weledniger truly cares for his patients. His strong and lasting relationships with his family of patients and his excellent clinical skills continue to make his practice one of the leading Advanced Cosmetic and General Dentistry practices on Long Island. His enthusiasm and passion for dentistry has touched both his patients and the students that he teaches.

  • Straight Talk About Inivalign

    It is important to understand the potential consequences of crooked teeth. Left untreated, malocclusion can negatively affect your periodontal and overall health. This video contains valuable information on the hygienic benefits of straighter teeth.

  • No More Metal Mouth

    You no longer have to straighten your teeth the old-fashioned way, with metal braces. The Invisalign Teen™ system lets you do it the modern, hygienic way. Your new smile is created with the most innovative technology – a series of clear aligners that are custom-fit to your teeth.

  • Start Smiling More

    If you're ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer. Although there are many choices out there, no other works as effortlessly as the Invisalign system.

  • Your Best and Brightest Smile

    BriteSmile is the best investment you can make in yourself. Our revolutionary technology is clinically proven to get your teeth their whitest. Almost one million happy clients worldwide agree!