About The Office


North Coast Dental Group began in 1956 as an independent practice on the Keeler Street Circle. Its founder, Dr. Stanley Handelman, who became chairman of the Department of General Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center, partnered with Dr. Jack Howitt, a pediatric dentist who also practiced in the same neighborhood. The two dentists combined their practices in the late 1960s at 1400 Portland Avenue. As the busy office attracted more and more patients, its founders reached out to some of the most respected dentists they knew at the Eastman Dental Center; Drs. Brenner, Levy, Musiker and Weiner.

Today, North Coast Dental Group offers comprehensive services to its patients of every age. We have built a staff of highly skilled hygienists, assistants and administrators—all focused on ensuring a positive dental care experience for you and your children. Many staff members have been with the practice for many years, so you will see familiar welcoming faces each time you visit the office.

Meet Our Staff

General Dentists

Dr. Malcolm M. Musiker, DMD

Dr. Malcolm M. Musiker is graduate of Tufts College with a dual bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology (and minors in the Classics and Archaeology), Dr. Malcolm Musiker earned his Doctor…

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Dr. Michael J. Medler, DDS

A native of the Greater Rochester Area, Dr. Medler received his undergraduate education at St. John Fisher College, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology…

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Dr. Carlos Xavier, DDS

Dr. Carlos Xavier was born and raised in Fortaleza, Brazil where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Fortaleza in 2007 and his post-graduate certificate in Prosthodontics…

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Our Former Dentists

Dr. Charles M. Brenner, DMD (Ret.)

A native of Batavia, NY, Dr. Charles Brenner was a practicing Dentist at North Coast Dental Group from 1976 to 2013…

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Dr. David Levy, DMD, MS (Ret.)

Originally from Boston, Dr. David Levy graduated from Boston University with a degree in Biology, and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania…

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Dr. Howard L. Weiner, DMD (Ret.)

Dr. Howard L. Weiner was born in Baltimore, MD and later lived in Long Island, NY and Pittsburgh, PA where he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Economics….

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Dr. Ritu M. Shah, DMD

During her time at the North Coast Dental Group, Dr. Shah was on the faculty of the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute of Dental Health (formerly Eastman Dental Center) department of Pediatric Dentistry…

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Dr. Jonathan M. Sipior, DDS

Dr. Jonathan Sipior earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science at the State University of New York at Buffalo, graduating Summa Cum Laude…

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Financial Policy

North Coast Dental Group participates with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and accepts assignment of benefits from other dental insurance plans. We are happy to provide estimates in advance of the amount your insurance will pay towards your treatment, and we accept that amount as partial payment. Patients are responsible for the remaining balance or co-pay after insurance. All payments are due at the time of service. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, cash or check. In addition, we offer financing through CareCredit®, for which you may qualify for low-interest or no-interest payment options to cover dental care expenses, depending upon your credit history and eligibility.

Office Hours

Our extended office hours make scheduling appointments for the entire family easy and convenient. We recommend scheduling appointments for younger children earlier in the day so that they are rested.

Monday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Patients with emergencies seen promptly by appointment.

1875 Hudson Avenue
Rochester, NY 14617-5107

New patients and families welcome!