Amity Street Dental


148 Amity St.

Amherst, MA 01002

Open Today By Appointment

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1 week ago
Excellent Craftsmanship combined with High Ethical Standards
Amherst is very fortunate to have many outstanding dentists, but Amity Street Dentists/ Hunt and Peach leads the pack in terms of the correct combination of quality and the highest ethical standards. We have used four local dentists, and Hunt and Peach twice. We left Hunt and Peach years ago, purely because our dental insurance plan did not fully dove-tail with their fee structure. As we visited other practices, we learned that this issue was not primarily an H & P issue but was universal. We returned because they were the most straightforward regarding profitable add-ons services such as high-priced prescription mouthwashes, electric toothbrushes, night-grinding mouthguards, and marginally needed tooth-implants. They will discuss such services but in a balanced, non-pressured manner. The services billed by dentists are sometimes a significant part of one's budget, but unlike automobile repair or surgery, one does not usually ask for a second independent opinion or quotation. In legal parlance, dentists are prosecutors, expert witnesses, judge and jury regarding decisions relating to your mouth! Given this awesome responsibility, they must have the highest ethical standards, particularly given the potential conflicts of interest. This practice now in the late-stages of transitioning to include a new generation that include dentists Eric Castenson and Victor Ivancev. We have used both, and they follow in the traditions of the founders: Professionally competent, empathetic, and straightforward. Their staff shares the same values. They are skilled practitioners, but--surprisingly--they complement the work of other dentists who previously worked on your teeth. As I stated earlier, there are many excellent alternative craftsfolk in this area, but they distinguish themselves by adhering to a set of medical ethics that is much stricter than required by the American Dental Association. An after-thought: If you need to see a dentist urgently, or have a difficult schedule, they will prioritize your needs.
2 weeks ago
Wonderful service
As many others have said, I love coming here. I come here for regular cleanups, but also crowns and cavities. Dentists, hygienists, and receptionists working here are excellent at their job. They are kind, informed, available to discuss my questions or concerns from teeth to billing and very professional. Truly one of my favorite experiences in terms of going to the doctor. I love becoming more educated regarding how to take care of my teeth and my oral health has improved tremendously since I came here. This is not in small part due to the fact that going to the dentist is not so scary anymore for me now that I come here, so I don't put it off as often as I used to. Coming here makes going to the dentist easy and pleasurable, which is not something one hears often.
3 weeks ago
Absolutely superb. Who ever said that going to the dentist could not be a positive and rewarding experience. Professional, skilled, caring--each and every person I saw or who tended to my needs. Dr. Eric Castenson is a splendid person as well as being an excellent dentist. Dr. Castenson takes the time to talk to me before he gets down to the necessary work. He explains the procedures clearly and carefully.
4 weeks ago
Professenal, experienced doctors who actually take the time to listen to patients. High quality dental work is gently and successfully done with care and attention to individual needs.
1 month ago
Exceptional, excellent care.
This appointment was kindly scheduled last minute after I called with concern. The care is/ was exceptional from the warm welcoming at the receptionist desk, to the prompt , professional care of the dental assistant and the timely as always most professional, respectful care by the dentist himself.
1 month ago
I am impressed with the friendly professional service and the up to date technologies used for decision making. Thanks everyone
1 month ago
Outstanding hygienists, outstanding dentists, outstanding office professionals
1 month ago
Emergency visit
The response to my situation was outstanding. I was taken in quickly and was educated on how to preserve and prevent future mishaps. Also the attention to detail was exemplary. Both the hygienist and dentist displayed genuine concern for my oral health to which I am very grateful.
1 month ago
Absolutely superior; superb professional staff
This was my first visit and it could not have been better. I felt totally secure with this dental practice. Each part of my visit was carefully attended to. I have never felt more at ease and valued in any medical/dental situation. I am eighty years of age and have had many such visits. This dental practice is by far the best. Thank You
2 months ago
Best dental practice I have ever used and I have been a patient for 25 years.
Dr. Castenson is friendly, easy to talk with, and always concerned about his patients. His work is superb and I would recommend him highly. Dr. Castenson is wonderful and I recommend him without reservation. The entire office is professional and caring and, if you have to have dental work done, they make it as pleasant as possible and explain everything.