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

Dr. Epstein, Mary Ann, Suzanne and Angelica — you have my deepest gratitude for turning a broken tooth into a pleasurable experience. I have the highest level of fear when it comes to going to the dentist. In one visit, you have turned that around. My fear was put to rest as I was gently […]

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.

I wanted to thank you for the beautiful work you did on my teeth. I am so pleased with the result. My mouth looks amazing. Also my confidence in my smile/laughing has increased. I never realized before how I would try to hide the silver fillings in my mouth by looking down when I laughed. […]

I used to be embarrassed to smile. I would always try to smile with my mouth closed. When I first heard about the veneers, I was nervous, but now that they are in, I couldn’t be happier. Dr. Epstein and his team did a great job. I’m not afraid to show off my teeth now. […]

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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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