About Our Practice
At EastSide Dental Medicine we look at the whole patient — not just your mouth. We know that health stems from a deep balance and alignment of the body’s energies. And when the body is out of balance, often times the mouth is the first to show warning signs.
We chose the chakra as the symbol for our practice to represent balance. Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheels of light” and refers to wheel-like vortices, which, according to traditional Indian medicine, are believed to exist in the surface of the subtle body of living beings. Each chakra is associated with a gland and a major nerve plexus and governs the area of the physical body in which it is found. By influencing the endocrine system and its hormones. the chakras affect the functioning and structure of the body’s tissues, including the organs. When the chakras are balanced — the body is in harmony.
At EastSide Dental Medicine we pride ourselves on our ability to comprehensively diagnose and treat the complex underlying causes of our patients” dental issues. We treat the whole patient and come away with a complete understanding of our patients’ unique condition, an approach that leads to better results for our patients.
Our services also include:
Dr. Robert Castracane
Dr. Robert Castracane is one of only 462 Diplomates of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry in the USA. He is truly drawn to two things, and likely for the same reason. He loves the wide-open thrills of downhill skiing, and performing dental implant surgery. One is his past time, the other, his passion. Both require incredible precision and attention to detail, and that inspires his true expertise in implant dentistry.
When you come to EastSide Dental Medicine for your dental implants you can trust that Dr. Castracane will provide you with the highest level of care. His focus is on your achieving optimal health, and comprehensively diagnosing and treating the complex underlying cause of your dental issue. He will never suggest treatments that are unwarranted. He along with his wife Dr. Jyoti Srivastava, a prosthodontist, will give you the ultimate treatment and experience in getting back your beautiful smile. Whether it’s a single tooth, or full reconstructive surgery. He truly is one of the best dentists in NYC, and will provide care that will last you a lifetime!
His study and recognition go much further than his graduation from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Over the past 25 years of practice, it’s Dr. Castracane’s drive to achieve affiliations and certifications, beyond dental school, that sets him apart. He graduated from the renowned Misch International Implant Institute, which allows Dr. Castracane the ability to stay on the forefront of implant dentistry research and clinical applications. He is one of only 400 dentists worldwide to be recognized by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry as a Diplomate. The Diplomate designation signifies the highest level of competence in implant dentistry. Similarly, Dr. Castracane is a recognized Diplomate by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the world’s largest dental implant organization. Its sole purpose is to provide the highest quality education so that dentists can better serve their patients. He’s even an Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a member of the Academy of Osseointegration.
Dr. Jyoti Srivastava
Dr. Jyoti Srivastava, one of only around 3,400 prosthodontists in the USA, was “born to do this job”. Or at least that’s what her friends might say. She completely agrees. With her eye for perfection and passion for excellence, Dr. Srivastava would gladly admit she’s found her true calling.
It came by way of her seemingly unlimited aptitude for all things design, from the wide expanses of architecture to the inner spaces of molecular science. By becoming a prosthodontist she’s achieved a pinnacle of dentistry, but not before stopping to get her Masters of Science in Biophysics. She loves to teach and is a former Associate Professor, Department of Postgraduate Prosthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry Graduate Program, where she taught the specialty to future prosthodontics.
Her ability to restore good oral health and proper biomechanical functionality is matched only by her talent for creating beautiful dental aesthetics. Her devotion and meticulous attention is on display in the beautiful smiles of her many patients.
Dr. Jyoti Srivastava’s practice is also a reflection of her calm. Her patients embrace her personal approach and holistic perspective. There is a tangible sense of trust between Dr. Srivastava and her patients. With her, there is a knowing that you’re receiving the very finest dental treatment.