June 12, 2020
To My Valued Patients:
After practicing dentistry for 40+ years, I have decided to take it easy and spend more time with my lovely wife and family to enjoy more time to “smell the roses!”
As of today, our dental practice has been taken over by Silvestri, Comfort and Birdsall Dentistry. I believe that Dr. Silvestri, Dr. Comfort and Dr. Birdsall are a group of highly experienced and proficient dentists who are dedicated, compassionate, caring and skilled. They will be available to continue to provide you with your dental care.
I have full confidence that you will be very happy with the transition while I take the back seat and let them lead with the youthful drive & technologies. I will be involved in seeing a smooth transition, but will not be involved in clinical practice going forward.
Silvestri, Comfort & Birdsall Dentistry currently has an established dental office at 501 Plaza Drive in Vestal, and they will also continue to see patients at our current location at 1809 Vestal Parkway in Vestal. With the additional training and certification they have acquired, I believe the group will be able to offer a wider spectrum of treatment modalities at a very high caliber. Please feel free to learn more about their experience at southerntiersmiles.com
Your records will be maintained by the new group. You can continue to receive uninterrupted and exceptional dental care at our current location.
As you all know how much I enjoyed “work”, the decision to retire comes with some mixed feelings. I am sad that I will miss seeing you all, will miss the joy of exchanging stories and will miss the companionship of my team; yet, I am excited about the changes in our lifestyle and what other joys the future will bring into our lives.
Thank you all for your generosity, your kindness and for allowing me to be a small part of your lives for all these years. I will surely cherish those memories for a long time to come.
I also want to thank my wife, Varsha, and my two daughters who have been instrumental in our success in many ways during my working career.
A special thank also to my team, especially Jen who will continue her work with the new team to make your experience just as pleasant as before.
Wishing you all the best and with warm regards.
Sanjay Kamodia DDS
Making the decision to “get something done” is rarely an easy matter and our team understands that your individual needs are the top priority in every situation. Our team at Gentle Dental Care are expert listeners and we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve and maintain dental health. We strive to take the “fear” out of coming to the dentist by addressing each patient’s anxiety in an appropriate manner. We aim to create life long relationships by working with you, not on you. We will treat you the way we would like to be treated in a dental office. If you are in pain we will make every effort to see you at the earliest possible time. The treatment we recommend will be what we would want for our own families under similar circumstances.
"Dr. Kamodia and his staff have gone above and beyond to make me comfortable and relaxed and to ensure successful treatment. I will never go anywhere else He gave me hope when I had none."
“This is the best dentist I have and ever will go to! I used to fear going to get my dental work done, but once I had the experience of Dr. Kamodia's "gentle" dentistry, I am beyond ecstatic. The most beautiful office and very caring people that work there helps with the entire experience for me personally. I highly recommend anyone wanting a great "dental" experience to go to Dr. Kamodia.”
“I highly recommend him to every chicken out there (like me). Very nice people and Dr. Kamodia lives up to his name of "gentle dentist". I work in construction but when it comes to dentistry, there isn't a bigger chicken out there! It all changed when I got my root canal done by Dr. Kamodia. I can't believe I love going to Dentist now!"
"On a Friday night, I started to feel the makings of a toothache. By Sunday, I was in agony. I called their office Monday morning a little after 8 a.m. and they asked me if I could be there that same day for an emergency appointment. Dr. Kamodia took x-rays and and confirmed that the tooth had problems. We scheduled a root canal for the same week, two days later. Root canal was performed, pain is gone, and once again I had an exceptional experience with this dentist and his staff."
"Dr. Shalini and her staff are not only exceptional Dental care specialists, they are also excellent with customer care. They go out of their way to make sure you know, understand and are completely comfortable with what they are going to do. I am recommending them to everyone I know."
"I can't imagine a better dental experience. Even for my two boys (ages 8 and 5). They loved it. They even gave them sunglasses to wear during the exam and cleaning so that the overhead light didn't bother them at all. Not only is the dentist and hygienist extremely friendly, but the entire staff is."
“I have known Dr. Kamodia for 18 yrs. I was a mess when I started with him, but over the years he has restored my teeth back to good health and given me a beautiful smile. Their office reflects comfort, compassion, top quality and the entire team works so well to make me feel at home.”
"Always very pleasant, caring and concerned with my comfort. I totally appreciate that!"
“I want to thank you for doing such a beautiful job on my teeth. I had been self-conscious about them since I was a young girl-a long time ago! I am so pleased with the natural look of the resin veneers and the nice smile that I now see in the mirror. My husband and family also love the results. Your excellent skills and your kind and gentle manner made this a very positive experience for me. The name “gentle dental” is very appropriate. Thank you again for a top notch job!”
"As always, Dr. Kamodia and everyone at Gentle Dental was friendly, professional, kind and gentle!"
"Not having very good teeth can be frustrating, however the experience at this dental office encouraged me to take better care of myself and my teeth, because I met a group of people who care about doing their best to help. Many thanks!"
"Dr. Kamodia has been my dentist for 30 years. His calm, quiet, and caring demeanor make coming to the dentist much less stressful. All the staff are kind and helpful. I highly recommend this office!"