From Our Editors
Central Park Dental Office blends a holistic approach with reflexology and a spa-like setting to create a more comforting dental experience. While a reflexologist tenderizes the feet to promote stress and pain reduction throughout the body, NYU dentistry professor Dr. Eda Ellis and her staff stylize and strengthen smiles. Seated in a raised dental chair, a patient can gaze out over the top of Central Park, passing the duration of the treatment by watching birds and cotton-tailed bicuspids scurrying up the trees. Embracing a holistic approach to dentistry, Dr. Ellis and her hygienists examine the gums and teeth while also taking into account the larger health and well-being of the body, drawing on factors such as diet, stress, and medications when prescribing preventive and cosmetic services. Upon entering the office, patients breeze past the reception area's artful arrangements of fresh flowers and dried flowers over cherry-red hardwood floors, resting on comfy couches surrounded by the soft sound of trickling water from the indoor fountain.