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If you are seeking dental work in the Queens area, it is important to trust your smile to a team of passionate, experienced dentists. Operating as a husband and wife team allows Dr. Clifford Degel and Dr. Carmen Every-Degel to exercise a unique approach to dental care for our patients in the greater New York City area. The duo works cooperatively with our close-knit team, and strives to treat each patient like family. This focus naturally complements our ongoing commitment to providing world-class care in a welcoming neighborhood setting.

Both our doctors pursue ongoing education to remain abreast of the most advanced techniques used in the field today, like the Prettau® Zirconia restorations available at our office. We never sacrifice quality care to increase efficiency, but we do respect our patients’ time, and take measures to streamline your treatment from start to finish. Our practice features an on-site dental laboratory, and a comprehensive range of procedures, like dental implant placement and bone grafting. Providing these services in one location is convenient for our patients, and allows us to hold every stage of your care to a stringent standard.

Clifford Degel, D.D.S.

Outside work, the Degels enjoy outdoor activities like tennis, scuba diving, and golf. They have three beautiful daughters, and the family loves to travel whenever their time allows. Dr. Degel was born and raised in Flushing, and attended Archbishop Molloy High School and St. John’s University. He attended dental school at Georgetown University, where he met Carmen.

Dr. Degel has practiced as a cosmetic dentist since 1990, when he took over the Astoria Dental Group practice. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Society of Osseointegration, and American College of Oral Implantology. His superior quality care has earned him distinguished recognition. He has been featured on the hit TV show, “Top Docs,” as well as in Vogue Magazine, celebrated as the best care provider in the Tri-State Area. He has also been named one of America’s Top Dentists multiple times by the Consumers Research Council of America.

Carmen Every-Degel, D.D.S.

Dr. Every-Degel is originally from Aruba, and the family visits the island whenever they can. After receiving a degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, she attended Georgetown University, where she met her husband. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Society of Osseointegration, American College of Oral Implantology, and American Association of Women Dentists. Dr. Every-Degel has earned a reputation as an excellent cosmetic dentist, and has been chosen by Invisalign® as one of the top providers of their product.

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At Astoria Dental Group, our main goal is to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile while ensuring your complete comfort and satisfaction. We provide a range of amenities that will help insure that you have a comfortable experience at our office. We provide television, massage chairs, aromatherapy, and a gentle touch to make sure that you enjoy your time here!

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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.
Jennifer Lee (JAMM)
May 6, 2022
Absolutely the best dentist/dental group I have ever been to. Little to no wait time, they fully explain your issues and possible treatment options, and every single person front and back have been incredibly fortunate. They are organized in the front and the dentists know their stuff. So thankful for her and the practice! I’ve had major work done, great work, no pain.

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