About Tischler Dental

Dr. Michael Tischler

"Dentistry has undergone a revolution in the last 10 years, and Tischler Dental is leading the charge"

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Tischler Dental is proud to have been asked to join ”The Leading Dental Centers of the World" Group. Our dental facility in Woodstock, NY underwent a rigorous inspection process of more than 100 criteria to ensure our acceptance in the Leading Dental Centers of the World. The key to acceptance is an extensive quality assessment procedure, during which quality management, the accreditation procedure for doctors, and the administrative requirements and infrastructure are tested. The quality criteria are monitored in a three year cycle and regular unannounced checks also provide additional assurance. Tischler Dental joins a select group of the leading dental practices throughout the world with this honor. Click here for more information

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Michael Tischler, DDS has been listed as one of America's Top Dentists by the Consumer Research Council. This accomplishment is based on their experience, training and membership in professional organizations.

Tischler Dental offers exclusively the Teeth Tomorrow protocol. This allows patients with problematic teeth, missing teeth or patients with dentures to have an implant supported teeth replacement fixed bridge the next day. The final product is The Prettau Bridge created at Tischler Dental Laboratory. Our unique facility allows all aspects of this process to be done at Tischler Dental in Woodstock, NY

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Dr. Michael Tischler

Dr. Michael Tischler

Dr. Michael Tischler is an internationally recognized leader in the dental field for his achievements in educating his colleagues through lectures and 40 published articles on the topic of dental implants and bone grafting. Michael is the Implant Editor for Dentistry Today The Nations leading clinical news magazine for dentists.  His resume can be found by clicking here.. He has placed and restored thousands of dental implants with the highest success rate and has received numerous awards for his skill as an implant and cosmetic dentist. Michael performs the surgical aspects of the Prettau Implant Bridge protocol.

Michael received a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C., before joining Tischler Dental in 1989. Dr. Tischler brings dental implant, bone grafting and gum surgery experience to the dental practice, in addition to prosthetic and cosmetic makeover dental procedures. Dr. Tischler lectures throughout the country to his colleagues and has had 40 articles published on the principles of implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and bone grafting in major dental journals. As one of the nation's leading implant dentists, his lecture schedule is vigorous .Michael is on faculty at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Maxi Course at Rutgers University.School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Tischler has been listed by " Dentistry Today," the nation's leading clinical news magazine for dentists, as a leader in continuing education since 2003 and is also a Dental Advisory Board Member for this widely read dental journal. Michael's picture has been on the cover of Dentistry Today over 20 times, and was featured in 2008 and 2011.  He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board for The Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. Dr. Tischler is also previously The Director of Implant Education for DaVinci Dental Studios in West Hills, CA. DaVinci is one of the most prestigious dental labs in the country. Now Doctor Tischler is the director of implant services at Tischler Dental Laboratory the leading Prettau zirconia bridge laboratory in the US.

Dental XP has Dr. Tischler listed as an expert. Dental XP is the worldwide leading educational online resource for dental professionals.

Some of his previous lectures have been at International Implant Symposiums, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Greater New York Dental Meeting, the New York County Dental Society, the Toronto Implant Study Club, the Third District Dental Society, the Ninth District Dental Society, the Greater Long Island Dental meeting, the Big Apple Dental Meeting, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has also been on the BioHorizons Implant Systems Educational Speakers Panel for the past 10 years. Michael holds hands on courses in his office on a regular basis and many corporate sponsored courses. Michael has utilized the BioHorizons implant system exclusively for the past ten years with a documented success rate of over 99%.

Dr. Michael Tischler was awarded the Feltman-Hunn Medal of Merit for 2007. This award is given by the Third District Dental Society, a component of the New York State Dental Association and the American Dental Association, and signifies exceptional leadership and dedication to the art and science of dentistry.

In 2008 Dr. Michael Tischler was selected by his dental peers to be included in the inaugural list of Top Dentists in the Hudson Valley. This honor means a lot since hundreds of dentists had to cast thousands of votes on the abilities of their colleagues to be included. He was also voted to be on this list in 2009,2010, 2011, and.2012 More information on this can be seen by going to the USA Top Dentist website, to see details of the process involved in obtaining this honor.

Michael is also listed in The Guide to Americas Top Dentists. This listing is based on a clinician's experience, training, and membership in professional associations.

Dr. Tischler is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. There are less than 400 dentists in the world that have achieved Diplomate status from the ABOI. His other professional affiliations include:

Obtainment of each one of these credentials requires rigorous testing and case presentation before credentialed peers.

Dr. Tischler is dedicated to providing the best dental experience for his patients in Dutchess County, Ulster County, and the Hudson Valley. Beyond his reputation as one of the area's leading cosmetic dentists, he is also dedicated to patient comfort. His certification in Conscious IV and oral sedation allows for the lessening of apprehension of patients undergoing dental procedures. Certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is an adjunct to Dr. Tischler's surgical training. In-office utilization of Platelet Rich Plasma for bone grafting and periodontal procedures exemplifies his commitment to treating his patients with state of the art procedures.

With over 1000 hours of documented continuing education hours, Dr. Tischler is committed to excellence for his patients. Surgical training has included educational hours at Georgetown University School of Dentistry, the Misch International Implant Institute, the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry, the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry, the Medical College of Georgia, Montefiore Hospital, Dr. Michael Pikos MAP Institute, Dr. Paul Fuggazatto's Seminars, The Perio Institute, and training from Dr. Pat Allen for periodontal plastic surgery. Cosmetic dental training has been taken at the Rosenthal Institute Aesthetic Advantage Continuum.

Besides dentistry, landscape photography is a passion of Michael's and his work can be seen at his website http://www.tischlerphotos.com. His images can be seen throughout his dental facility in Woodstock, NY.

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Dr. Claudia Patch

Dr. Claudia Patch

Claudia graduated from Union College Summa Cum Laude in 2004. At Union She also received many awards and was on the deans list each semester. In 2009 Claudia received her DMD degree from The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, where once again she received various awards including the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Merit Award in 2009. Together with Michael Tischler, Claudia is part of the Prettau Implant bridge team, performing the restorative aspects of the protocol. Claudia is certified by NYS to deliver conscious sedation dentistry through Oral Sedation. This allows people that are fearful about dentistry to have procedures done while relaxed. Claudia's extensive resume can be found here. In 2012 Claudia was included the list of the Top 25 Woman in dentistry in Dental Products Report, one of the most widely read publications in the dental field. This list of 25 women that have shaped the dental field included only 7 dentists and is a statement to Claudia's National stature. Click here for Claudia's full CV

Dr. Bethany Wong

Dr. Bethany Wong

Originally from Brooklyn, Dr. Bethany Wong attended Cornell University where she studied Biomedical Engineering. She decided to pursue her passion of dentistry and graduated from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine in 2014. During her time at Columbia, she traveled abroad to the Dominican Republic for outreach where she provided dental services to underserved communities. She also participated in student government serving as secretary of her class while also writing in the student journal. She completed her General Practice Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Upon completion of her first year, she was chosen as Chief Resident where she received additional training in advanced dental procedures and provided leadership and guidance to the first year dental residents. On her free time, Dr. Wong enjoys running, cycling, and traveling. She loves dogs as she grew up with two dogs in the house - a pomeranian and a husky. Click here for Bethany's full CV

Dr. Fred Milton

Dr. Fred Milton

In 2002, Dr. William Fred Milton joined the cosmetic dentists at Tischler Dental as an associate doctor. Dr. Milton has completed the continuum at the Pankey Institute and follows the philosophy of Dr. Peter Dawson through extensive training with Dr. Dawson. Dr. Milton is one of the few dentists in the world to use resultant force vectors in his work. Skilled in cosmetic dentistry, he incorporates traditional methods and a range of complementary modalities in his scope of services. Dr. Milton is certified in the Periolase™ FDA Approved LNAP procedure by Millennium Technologies. Dr. Milton is also the first in the Hudson Valley to be certified in the Chao Pinhole technique to treat gum recession.

Dental Hygiene Team

At our practice serving Dutchess County, Ulster County, and the Hudson Valley, our hygiene team works alongside our cosmetic dentists to ensure each patient receives exceptional dental care. One of the main focuses of our hygiene team is assessing periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a chronic disease that is very common among adults. If it is not treated, it can result in tooth loss and can contribute to other systemic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. It is our mission and duty to eliminate periodontal disease and bring the mouth and body to optimum healthy and well being.

Heidi Maisch, RDHHeidi Maisch, RDH

Heidi is a licensed Dental Hygienist, and a recent graduate of Hudson Valley Community College with a degree in Applied Sciences. Her many years of experience in the service industry have prepared her well to deliver compassion and calm to the most anxious of dental patients. Heidi’s top priority is providing optimal oral health and her goal is to change the way people feel about dentistry by making everyone comfortable with preventive dental care. She prides herself in centering her care on the needs of each individual patient, while designing homecare strategies that fit every patient’s individual needs. Her fun loving, infectious smile brings great energy to our team!

Tanya McFarland, RDHTanya McFarland RDH

Tanya started her career as a dental assistant and graduated with honors with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Hudson Valley Community College. During Tanya’s free time she can be found volunteering for many different children’s dental health programs. Her love of children combined with her passion for dental education has given Tanya a unique perspective when working with apprehensive children…and their parents! Her patience and fun loving smile brings great energy and focus to our younger clientele.

Serena Rafferty

Serena is a Registered Dental Hygienist and a 2003 graduate of Hudson Valley Community College. She is committed to the well being of our patients dental health and overall experience. Serena has a quiet and calm approach towards children and adults. Most important is the continued focus on patients specific dental needs and personal concerns and she strives to provide these. She tries to implement the importance of the patient and hygienist working together to provide superior care and outcome for dental health. Serena volunteers at a local elementary school to help bring awareness to young children and their parents on the importance of preventive dental care and the need to see their dental care provider.

Contact Our Practice Serving Ulster County, Dutchess County, and Hudson Valley

The team at Tischler Dental offers diversified experience, credentials, and a commitment to treating patients in a compassionate way. To arrange a consultation at our practice – serving Dutchess County, Ulster County, and the Hudson Valley – with our cosmetic dentists, simply contact us today. We look forward to your visit and can help you find financing options that will work within your budget. Tischler Dental welcomes patients throughout the area as well as guests nationwide.

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