The event was attended by dentists, staff members, Astoria community members and Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.
“It's always great when a new business comes to Astoria,” Vallone said at the ceremony. “This neighborhood has withstood some of the tough economic times better than any neighborhood in New York City and it's because of business people like this.”
Dr. Alex Dayanayev, who co-owns the dental office, promised speedy and inexpensive dental care for the community from doctors who care about their patients.
He encouraged passersby to stop in to the office to visit and view the new facility.
“We surveyed a lot of people and what we found out is interesting: nobody wants to go to a dentist and nobody wants to pay anything for a dentist,” Dayanayev said. “And what we want to promise you is that if you come to us, we have ideas of how to help you without you spending too much time in a dental office and without you paying too much.”