After graduating from NYU College of Dentistry in 1975, Dr. Vincent J. Picone's experience working in different practices opened his eyes to an alarming trend: no one was meeting the needs of the dental-phobic. A minor in psychology allowed him to identify and understand these patients' fears in a way his colleagues couldn't, and this compassion became a driving force for starting his own practice.
Thirty years later, Dr. Picone is still putting anxieties at ease as he leads his staff in administering general, cosmetic, and restorative services. With a focus on staying ahead of dental emergencies, he stresses the importance of regular exams, cleanings, and screenings for periodontal disease. His menu of cosmetic treatments, meanwhile, can whiten or restore teeth damaged during games of Truth or Eat This Brick.
The dentists and periodontists at Dr. Landau & Associates work together to promote the well-being of each visitor to the practice. Believing that informed patients are the best equipped to maintain health, they grant access to a vast array of online resources and emphasize professional relationships built on mutual trust. That philosophy is put into practice in private treatment rooms where patients receive services ranging from annual checkups to restorative procedures. No matter what the treatment, the staff works to ensure clients stay comfortable, cradling necks with pillows that don't whisper facts about earthquakes.
Aesthetic Dental gives teeth and gums with minty confidence with a variety of dentistry services in a modern, welcoming environment. Patients start with a standard exam (a $65 value) and cleaning (a $125 value), during which an experienced hygienist checks for cavities, scrapes off plaque, and coaxes out tartar with empty promises of ice cream before dinner. A photo shoot follows, employing digital x-rays (a $95 value) to capture chompers using comfortable thin film, 80% less radiation, and a reduced chance of acquiring superpowers. Clients leave with a take-home kit boasting carbamide peroxide solution and a custom mouthpiece, which may also protect pearly whites during living-room boxing matches, to accomplish the teeth-whitening and -brightening process at home.
At ProSmiles Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Lena Andriescu and Dr. Mircea Andriescu keep teeth healthy with preventative care, fillings, and root canals—but that’s just the beginning. Their general dentistry lays the foundation for cosmetic treatments, which beautify smiles more effectively than mustache perms. Invisalign treatments, for example, unobtrusively straighten teeth with transparent aligners and Zoom! whitening treatments, meanwhile, lift persistent stains. During any treatment, optional conscious sedation is available to relax nervous clients. Furthermore, both doctors pride themselves on their gentle, friendly demeanors and comforting bedside manner, and Dr. Mircea Andriescu has even been known to incorporate his DJ talents into his sessions to entertain and relax his clients.
Located on the 69th floor of New York City's Chrysler Building, Aster Dental Care delivers sweeping views of the city while its doctors and technicians work to better the world's view of their clients. Leading this effort is Dr. Anita Agarwal, a 17-year veteran of dentistry, a certified medical aesthetician, and a past guest on CBS Evening News and other television broadcasts. General, cosmetic, and surgical dental procedures all fall within the range of her expertise, including services such as standard check-ups, Invisalign, and Dash in-office teeth whitening procedures that remove wine and wine-cork stains in one hour. When they aren't busy keeping teeth looking healthy and beautiful, Dr. Anita and her staff also offer Botox injections and dermal fillers to make skin look just as youthful as the smile it surrounds.