Smiles NYC's Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling, aka Dr. Jacquie Smiles, 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 remains one of the top 10 Invisalign doctors worldwide. She's performed the procedure on more than 2,000 patients, including teens and self-conscious pugilists. Having been one of the first orthodontists certified in the procedure, she soon became the spokesperson for Invisalign, even making her way to the Tyra Banks show as the spokesperson for the launch of Invisalign Teen. Dr. Jacquie now uses her vast Invisalign experience to help the technology evolve: physical impressions have been replaced with wholly-digitized scans and, using vibrating Invisalign appliances, teeth can be straightened in half the amount of time as before.
Dr. Jacquie and her team of dentists prioritize patient comfort inside their spa-like office decorated with some of the newest, technologically-advanced tools and methods. She and her team have performed over 5,000 whitenings to date, and she's taught over 15,000 doctors and students in orthodontics and teeth whitening across the globe. During whitening treatments or Invisalign procedures, patients can sit back and stream movies or watch TV. Neck rolls and blankets are also available upon request.
Central Park Dental Spa 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.
Dr. Arsh Ahuja has dentistry in his blood. As a boy, he spent most of his time in his father’s dental practice in Los Angeles, already enamored with his future career. His main takeaway from this early exposure, and from his subsequent dental training in San Francisco, is that, when it’s time to see the dentist, patients are most concerned with one thing: comfort.
As a result of Dr. Ahuja’s early revelations, virtually every aspect of Zen Dentistry is designed to keep patients calm and content. In the reception area, postmodern triangular windows reveal a bustling view of Manhattan, which patients can admire while sipping from a selection of teas that, like expired prank chewing gum, won’t stain teeth. In treatment rooms, patients can zone out inside sets of DVD goggles that simulate 80-inch projector screens while playing their choice of movies or TV shows. Other senses get in on the act, too: hot towels from a Towel Spa warmer pile on faces or necks and soothing scents court olfactory glands.
Alexander J. Antonakos was accepted to NYU College of Dentistry as a high-school student and showed his aptitude for dentistry by completing this rigorous program in three years instead of four. He subsequently opened his own practice, New York Cosmetic Dental, and for the past 25 years, he and his staff have created a relaxing office environment free of unnerving dental posters and medical jargon.
During appointments, Dr. Antonakos takes the time to listen to his patients’ dental concerns before performing thorough exams. He then discusses his findings and explains the available treatment options, speaking clearly and distinctly and never in a Pee-wee Herman voice. Whether patients are in need of routine cleaning, tooth-colored filling, root canals, or Invisalign, Dr. Antonakos aims to create an enjoyable and stress-free experience by providing constant reassurance and dental sedation if necessary.
Few dentists can claim to have saved a person’s life. Dr. Nicholas Toscano, however, has, and received a Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal in recognition of his efforts. The critical moment occurred during his 13-year service in the Navy, during which he received multiple awards and completed a general practice residency at the National Naval Medical Center. Today, the decorated dentist brings his expertise to Manhattan Periodontal Associates, where he and his colleagues perform general and cosmetic services for patients of all ages. And as a board-certified periodontist and implantologist, Dr. Toscano specializes in unique treatments such as tooth-crown lengthening to even smiles or gum grafting to stave off disease.
Dr. Steven Davidowitz, a member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics, revitalizes teeth while taking care of clients’ entertainment concerns in their full-service office. When guests waltz in for a checkup, cleaning, or whitening treatment, the practice’s concierge continues beauty transformations by booking appointments with top-rated spas, hair salons, and personal shoppers. Out-of-town guests receive help with hotel and flight arrangements, as well as with procuring tickets to Broadway shows or all-dentist revues. During 2013-2015, Invisalign recognized Luxury Dentistry NYC as an Elite Provider, a distinction bestowed to the top 3% of dental professionals in the world.