Born and raised in New York, Dr. Lana Rozenberg comes from a family of dentists. This combination conspired to inspire a lifelong dedication to managing the oral health of her fellow New Yorkers. After a brief sojourn west for a stint at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, Dr. Rozenberg returned to New York for advanced work at NYU. Her practice’s blend of general dentistry with cutting edge dental techniques earned her the attention of the city’s population and the editors who write about them. In addition to bolstering her patients’ smiles, Dr. Rozenberg also makes time for feature coverage in outlets ranging from Vogue to CNN.
So, what are some of these revolutionary treatments? Gumoflage is one. The corrective procedure mends smiles that show too much gum by repositioning the upper lip so that it doesn’t creep up too high. A scalpel-free smile lift is another, building up teeth and creating a fuller, wider smile through the use of veneers. To enliven faded grins, she also uses the Zoom whitening process, which breaks down stains and discoloration in less than an hour. Dr. Rozenberg also branches out past the mouth, enhancing faces’ overall youthfulness with cosmetic injectables such as Botox and Juvéderm.
Dr. Greene believes that education is essential for both patients and doctors. With each of her treatments, she strives to inform her patients of the causes of any issues, and she takes every effort to ensure that they understand why each procedure is necessary. While New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center keeps Dr. Greene on staff as a clinical instructor of up and coming dentists, she herself consistently pursues continuing education in dental fields outside of her expertise.
Though she is proficient in both general and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Greene's practice centers on cosmetic care and general dentistry. Her clients' teeth stay healthy and beautiful in large part due to her mastery of non-surgical treatments for periodontal disease and her license for ZOOM! whitening treatments. Additionally, discrete treatments such as Invisalign and tooth-colored fillings and bridges ensure that any procedure will not detract from her clients' smiles. Before being seen, patients wait in her spacious, sun-filled waiting room located in Midtown Manhattan, and every room, including treatment rooms, boast modern décor and flat screen televisions.
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.
At Vada Spa, staff members devote their international training to beauty rituals that use natural and organic products from GM Collins and Pevonia Botanica. Two floors accommodate spacious mani-pedi bars, styling stations, and private, candle-lit treatment rooms that all swirl with activity until 9 p.m. every day. The owners of the Spa make sure that each service is administered by a true specialist––laser technicians only do laser procedures and aestheticians never hand over their facial duties to an assistant or nearby welder. "We're very particular about who we hire," one of the spa owners says. "It has to be someone who's experienced. We don't have anyone here who's just starting out or fresh out of school."
Since their mission is to be a one-stop destination for head-to-toe spa services, Vada's owners do their best to reserve hairstyling chairs and treatment rooms for walk-in customers. They also pride themselves on their expertise with the male aesthetic, offering a lineup of guy-specific spa services including back facials, shoulder waxing, and spare-tire rotations.
Tribeca Dental Studio unites the talents of six different doctors whose specialties range from cosmetic dentistry to gum health to the tooth's inner workings. The team's varied skills ensure patients’ needs are tended to. No matter what treatment they need—whether a routine checkup or a more intensive surgical or cosmetic procedure—clients are catered to with amenities that were designed with comfort and efficiency in mind. While patients recline in massage chairs, the staff employs technology such as WaterLase dentistry, which reduces the discomfort and sudden gold rushes often caused by standard drills.
While tending to patients’ comfort, the studio—itself made from nontoxic caulks and hypoallergenic paints—looks out for the environment. They have replaced mercury and silver amalgam fillings with nontoxic, composite resin and use digital x-rays to minimize radiation exposure. Also, paperless systems limit waste while keeping records secure, and purifiers clear the air of molds and mildew.
Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling, aka Dr. Jacquie, enjoys being ahead of the curve. She was the first female director of Boston University Dental School?s Orthodontic Department for 2nd-, 3rd-, and 4th-year students, and later held the title of national spokesperson for Invisalign?s hygiene campaign. Dr. Jacquie remains one of the top 10 Invisalign doctors worldwide, and has performed the procedure on more than 2,000 patients, including teens and self-conscious pugilists.
Dr. Jacquie and her team of dentists prioritize patient comfort inside their spa-like office. During whitening treatments or Invisalign procedures, patients sit back and watch personal TVs, surf the web, or stay occupied by playing video games. Neck rolls and blankets are also available upon request or two lines of a barbershop quartet. The staff further eases discomfort with their technology: they replace bulky x-rays and physical impressions with no-fuss digital systems.