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Dr. Clifford Degel

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With over 35 years of experience helping patients maintain, restore, and revitalize their smiles, Dr. Clifford Degel is considered a top dentist in Queens. Dr. Degel is known for exquisite cosmetic and restorative dentistry work at his state-of-the-art, full service practice, Astoria Dental Group.

Born and raised in New York, Dr. Degel loves the area and the people. He is passionate about his chosen career, particularly the role he is able to play in the well-being of his patients. Using advanced Implant techniques as well as cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Degel has been instrumental in changing the lives of his patients, restoring severely compromised smiles to full function and aesthetic beauty. That is why he is called the Smile Dr.
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Dr. Degel talks about his background and his love for dentistry. Dr. Degel loves positively changing lives through cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

About Dr. Clifford Degel

Originally from Flushing, NY, Dr. Degel graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School. He received his bachelor of science degree from St. John’s University and went on to graduate from Georgetown University Dental School in Washington, D.C. in 1989. It was at Georgetown University that Dr. Degel met his wife, Dr. Carmen Every-Degel. The husband and wife team took over the Astoria Dental Group practice in 1990.

Dr. Degel and Dr. Every-Degel are the proud parents of three daughters. The family enjoys traveling together, especially to Aruba, which is Carmen’s childhood home. Other family interests include tennis, scuba diving, and golf.

Distinctions and Affiliations

Dr. Degel has been honored and received recognition for his skill and dedication to excellence.

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He maintains active memberships in several professional associations, including:

Treatment by Dr. Degel

In addition to his distinction as an outstanding dentist, Dr. Degel is known as a warm, friendly person who truly cares about each of his patients. At your initial consultation, he will use advanced technology to provide you with a clear picture of your oral health status. Discussing any concerns and your cosmetic goals, he will ensure you thoroughly understand treatment recommendations to help you make an informed decision.

With extensive experience in all aspects of dentistry, Dr. Degel takes a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and restorative dental work. For patients with extensive cosmetic or oral health concerns, he performs dramatic smile makeovers as well as full-mouth reconstructions. He finds tremendous satisfaction in this work, sharing the excitement of patients as they undergo a transformation in their smile, appearance, and overall confidence.

Dr. Degel advocates implant dentistry for many patients experiencing tooth loss, offering top quality Prettau® Zirconia restorations and same-day service with Teeth Tomorrow®.

Dr. Degel also places dental implants of all kinds and can perform bone grafting procedures. He advocates implant dentistry for many patients experiencing tooth loss, offering top quality Prettau® Zirconia restorations and same-day service with Teeth Tomorrow®.

Our Astoria Patients Know

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john marsh
May 20, 2024
Excellent care and very friendly staff! Excellent dentist!!
Tom K
May 3, 2024
Dr Degel and his entire staff provide the most enjoyable dental experience from the moment you walk in the door to your last rinse. I highly recommend The Smile Dr.
Hector Beltran
April 29, 2024
Truly an awesome experience! It’s been 28 years, and I’ll continue to come here for a good reason. They care about me, my health and more importantly my pocket. I strongly recommend them! ❤️
Veronica Delgado
February 25, 2024
Throughout my life, my dental journey has been difficult, painful, and has caused me a lot of anxiety. I am very happy to have found Astoria Dental Group – everyone has been so kind and have taken the time to explain everything to me thoroughly and make sure I am comfortable. Dr. Degel is absolutely wonderful. I know I’m putting my teeth in the right hands and I will soon have my dream smile!
Ahmed Allam
December 9, 2023
Astoria’s finest! The team here is exceptional – a warm and welcoming staff coupled with highly professional dentists, a husband-and-wife duo who each dedicate three days a week. Their flexibility in scheduling and acceptance of various insurances make it hassle-free. I’ve been a loyal client for years, personally attended to by Dr. Carmen. She’s not only super nice but also patiently listens, possesses extensive knowledge, and most importantly, operates with utmost integrity – you can trust them without a doubt.
James Venuti
September 15, 2023
Nice office, very fast and professional, great Doctors and the gentle hygienists are wonderful!
Shelly Valherzrosa
August 12, 2023
I’m in pain but I love how they doing me thank u so much the best dentist thank u
Michael Belasco
June 9, 2023
After much research for a “good” dentist in Manhattan, I found Astoria dental group, been a loyal patient for years their expertise & state of the art approach friendly, competent staff, I would highly recommend.

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