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Meet Dr. Yucedal

Selma Yucedal, DDS

Dr. Yucedal was raised and attended high school in New York City. Upon graduation, she attended the State University of New York at Binghamton where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry. After college, she did clinical research with America’s leading researchers in Pharmacology at Columbia University Hospital. In 2000, she pursued her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She completed her General Practice Residency at University Hospital in Long Island, NY. She then moved to upstate New York and practiced for several years as an associate dentist in a private practice. 

While practicing in Upstate New York, she visited the Capital District often and became intrigued with the lifestyle the area had to offer. For her, it was the best place to raise a family. She moved to the area and started an associate dentist position in Troy, NY. After working for several years as an associate, she opened her own Private Practice in Rotterdam, New York. 

To keep up with the ever-changing field of dentistry, Dr. Yucedal devoted herself to continuous education. She has taken part in many educational events at prestigious Universities including Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Study, Tuft University in Boston, University of Toronto, Canada and the Microsurgical Endodontic Institute in Boston.

She prides herself on providing her patients with the newest and most advanced technology and procedures. She is a member of American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, and local Dental Society and has received numerous certificates for her continued education. Her professional objective is to help her patients achieve and maintain their dental health in an informative, warm, friendly and caring environment. 

Dr. Yucedal takes her time with her patients and helps them overcome their fear. She believes that sedative techniques alone aren’t enough for patients with dental phobia. Dr. Yucedal believes that one of the most effective ways to control anxiety is establishing trust with her patients. 

When she is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.