New Modern Location!

After 35 years of commuting by walking through the door between my office and house, I have been asked to join Westport Dental Associates, just 5 minutes from my former home office. With the changes in facilities, equipment, and procedures that the COVID crisis has mandated, you will now have the advantage of getting your dental care in a thoroughly modern facility with up-to-date technology and equipment, as well as the wisdom and expertise of colleagues who can provide continuing coverage if I am not available to personally treat you.

My office manager Angelica Lara and my dental assistant (and comedian) Mary Ann Villanueva, will be joining me in welcoming you to the new facility at the Westport Center for Health at 329 Riverside Avenue in Westport, just down Route 33 from my present office address.
We can confirm your appointment via text message

Family Dentistry

You'll get treated with care and respect, no matter if you are age 3 or 93. 


Cosmetic Dentistry

We are up to date with the latest cutting-edge techniques for veneers, crowns, fillings, implants, clear braces and teeth whitening.

Your Mouth–Your Body

Our care goes beyond just your  teeth! Dr. Epstein can also help with periodontal disease, TMJ, snoring, sleep issues, and oral cancer screening.
They call me the Family Dentist, not only because I treat the oral health of your entire family, but I treat all my patients LIKE family.

As a Westport, Connecticut native, I am proud to say that I have kept my practice here since 1984 with a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and general wellness. 

I look forward to welcoming you into the family.

Dental Team

For over 11 years, the knowledgeable, helpful, and compassionate staff at The Family Dentist has been serving families like yours in Westport and the surrounding area. We are all cross-trained to do each other’s jobs in a pinch which enables us to run a quality practice centered around YOU, the patient.
Angelica, Office Manager
MaryAnn, Dental Assistant

Our Testimonials

Besides being a skilled and dedicated dentist, Dr. Epstein helped me overcome my fear and anxiety about going to the dentist, and the results of his work speak for themselves. His caring approach has made my trips to the dentist anxiety-free. He is a great dentist and a compassionate person. I recommend him highly.

My entire family has gone to Dr. Richard Epstein for years. We are extremely happy. My kids even look forward to going to the dentist! He is careful and thorough and conservative. Doesn’t push for things that aren’t necessary. And in an emergency he will see you anytime – nights and weekends – as his […]

From the bottom of my heart, I can’t thank Dr. Epstein enough for creating my bright new smile. Dr. Epstein’s skill and attention to detail, as well as his thoughtful approach, transformed my whole look. I now understand why Dr. Richard Epstein was named as one of the Best Dentists in America – He is.

Dr. Richard Epstein made me smile again. My teeth were off center, yellow and affecting my self-esteem. Dr. Epstein has an eye for natural perfection. His staff is the top and, like Dr. Epstein, they make you feel like you are their only patient. I feel like smiling all the time and my family and […]

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We work with 95% of insurance companies and our staff will help you to understand the current terms of your policy before we treat you. In addition, we bend over backwards to research your current insurance, verify your plan, maximize your benefits, and help you process and submit claims in a timely manner. Your claims are submitted electronically before you leave the office, to ensure prompt reimbursement.

Payments & Financing

For co-payments and out of pocket expenses, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We also participate with CareCredit, an interest-free health financing program.

The Family Dentist

Richard A. Epstein, DMD, FAGD

Emergency 24/7 Care – (203) 227-3709

Dr. Epstein's has moved to 329 Riverside Avenue in  Westport, about 5 minutes from his former office.
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