Dr. Levey is a second generation dentist, who learned his unique approach of providing advanced dentistry while always focusing on the needs of his patient’s from his father (Dr. Robert J. Levey). Dr. Levey’s dad emphasized these words to him: “Always remember that attached to each tooth is a person… you are not just treating a tooth, you are treating a whole person…and usually a very anxious person as well.” Dr. Levey has never forgotten that lesson; as his patients are happy to tell you.
Dr. Levey’s dad (who practiced dentistry from 1955-1992 in Binghamton, NY) was an amazing dentist, and a pioneer in the field as one of the early dentists to place dental implants, perform dental transplants, and use hypnosis to help his patients relax. What Bard vividly remembers about his dad’s dental practice is how his father never gave in to the pressures of the day when dental insurance was first created in the 1960′s.” Up until the 1960′s, dentists (as well as physicians) were generally solo practitioners working in ‘low volume’ offices which allowed for wonderful doctor/patient relationships to develop. Dental insurance pressured many dentist into giving up the small, personal relationship that was so common–in exchange for ‘high volume’ clinics and multi- roomed offices while chasing the insurance gods. The doctor no longer had time to get to know his patients as individuals. But my dad never gave in to this easy temptation. My dad chose to keep his office small and personal. My dad really enjoyed getting to know his patients as the wonderful people they were– they were never just patients to my dad…..” Dr. Levey has chosen to carry on the tradition that his dad taught him so well. His office is small (in a good way), and personal. Dr. Levey has also chosen to surround himself with a team that is truly caring and compassionate. Dr. Levey has set up a truly unique dental experience.