Meet the Doctors 

Steven Cisternas, D.D.S.

Site Director/General Dentist

When I created Richmond Hill Dental Design Studio my vision was to provide a practice where all specialties were taken care of under one roof. In my opinion, gone are the years of having to send or refer a patient to a periodontist, endodontist, or oral surgeon. If we find a problem that entails the need for another specialist then I just need to bring the specialist to see the patient from another room. No waiting for the patient, no multiple appointments, and no wasting of a patient's time. Our specialists discuss, confer, and agree on an appropriate treatment plan taking into account all our levels of expertise and experience.


What the patient gets is a seamless approach to personalized dental health care that will be hard to find in any other practice. Most patients when they come here realize that this is the way it should have been. We take great pride in the appearance and hygiene of our office and it shows. Patient satisfaction is very important. I am proud to provide my patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options, and patient comfort and satisfaction. The biggest asset to Richmond Hill Dental Design Studio are the staff both dental and support staff. It was very important to choose a highly specialized team that had a reputation and were proficient in what they do. The support staff are outstanding and are well versed in dealing with patient issues and insurance issues. If ever a patient is not satisfied with our work all they have to do is call and speak to me. Whatever it is we make sure it's right. 

I look forward to seeing you as a patient at Richmond Hill Dental Design Studio.


Dr. Victor Terranova


Dr. Victor Terranova is a big personality at Richmond Hill Dental Design Studio and has a long and distinguished career in the field of dentistry. His expertise spans four decades in dentistry, having owned his own practice, previously holding a staff position at the National Institutes of Health and Columbia University, and is President of Cytotaxis, Inc. and Chief Scientific Officer for Contran Medical Technologies. Dr. Terranova performs all the oral surgery, implants, extractions. and maxillo-facial surgeries needed at the practice. He holds a dual degree having trained in all major maxillofacial surgical procedures. He has plastic surgery training and oral pathology training. In his spare time, Dr. Terranova enjoys skiing competitively, racing Ferraris, and participating in competitive tennis.

I look forward to seeing you as a patient at Richmond Hill Dental Design Studio.

Philip Kaplan, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Dr. Philip Kaplan graduated Cum Laude from Wagner College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in the field of Biology. Dr. Kaplan went on to Howard University College of Dentistry where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in May of 2016. He graduated within the top 5% of his class. He was inducted into the Pi Pi Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a country renowned Dental Honor Society recognizing academic and clinical excellence.

 Upon his graduation from Dental School he received awards and recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Osseointegration, the American Association of Endodontics, and the American Academy of Periodontology. After dental school Dr. Kaplan perused advanced training in General Dentistry and completed his General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, where he was ranked within the top 3 residents at the program. Dr. Kaplan is committed to providing his patients with comprehensive oral care, and is dedicated to giving his patients a reason to smile!

I look forward to seeing you as a patient at Richmond Hill Dental Design Studio.

Bruce Niedle, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Bruce Niedle, D.D.S. joined Richmond Hill Dental Design Studio in 2019. Prior to this he maintained a private practice for over 30 years. Doctor Niedle continues to treat his patients, some whom he has been treating for 30 years and is accepting new patients.