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No matter what kind of dental care you need, you'll be in skilled hands at Central Park West Dentistry

General & Family Dentistry | NYC

Dental wellness through routine visits is a cornerstone of CPW Dentistry. We want to help keep you and your teeth strong and healthy. We'll help you define goals for your health and image, find the care that's relevant to your lifestyle, and support you every step of the way. Our hygienists and dentists are happy to see each member of your family for regular appointments, from children to great-grandparents.

Dental Wellness Visits

During routine dental wellness visits, a dental hygienist uses special tools like a Cavitron to clean your teeth and remove built-up plaque and tartar that you can’t remove at home even with regular brushing and flossing. The official dental term for this is “dental prophylaxis.” Prophylaxis literally means “action taken to prevent disease, especially by specified means or against a specified disease.” By seeing us for regular visits, you and your family can prevent cavities and gum disease, and keep your teeth in optimal shape!

Regular check up exams also take place during dental wellness visits. One of our dentists will review your x-rays and look at your teeth for any early signs of decay or other abnormalities that might not have become painful yet. The earlier we find an issue, the easier and less expensive it is to help you fix it.

 

Digital x-rays

Digital x-rays help diagnose problems with your teeth and jaw and can show our providers decay and bone loss that might not be visible yet. We use digital x-rays that are safe and emit an extremely small amount of radiation. We can even take panoramic, and 3-D cone scan images.

 

Fluoride Treatments

In-office fluoride treatments provide preventative topical application of fluoride in a much stronger concentration than you find in toothpaste or mouthwash available over the counter. Fluoride is a mineral that helps to prevent tooth decay, reduces sensitivity, and can even help repair teeth in very early (microscopic) stages of decay. Insurance doesn’t usually cover flouride for adults, so it is an additional optional $30 fee. It is included in our hygiene membership packages.

 

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screenings detect mouth cancer or abnormal tissues that may lead to mouth cancer while they are still at an early stage. We use a special blue light called a VELscope with a filter that makes areas of abnormality look different than the surrounding, healthy tissue.

 

Dental Sealants

If we find grooves in your teeth that a toothbrush bristle can’t reach they will recommend that tooth colored material be applied to seal the indentations and act a protective barrier against cavities. Sealants are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay occurs most often. Learn more about Sealants on our blog.

 

Nightguards to Manage Teeth Grinding or Clenching

If we notice signs of nighttime grinding or clenching (aka “Bruxism”) then we will probably suggest a custom-fitted tray that covers your top teeth to protect them from damage. Telltale signs you might be a grinder include flat spots on your enamel, jaw pain, or highly developed jaw muscles. Sometimes, the force of grinding can make teeth break, crack, become sensitive, or cause gums to recede. A nightguard is a good investment.

 

Education

We use models, photos, and animations to show the whole family how to make the most of their home care and to understand recommendations for treatment. We’ll also take the time to go over options in detail, finding the ideal treatment plan to fit your needs, wants, and budget.

Experts in General & Family Dentistry | NYC:

John F. Lhota, DMD

Specialties
Family Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, TMJ Dysfunction, Invisalign

Dr. John F. Lhota is a 1985 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He attended a six-year accelerated program for dentistry in conjunction with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for academically gifted students, where he obtained both his B.S. in Biology (minor in Literature) and his D.M.D. dental degree in six years. He…

Jennifer R. Martin, DMD

Specialties
Family Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Geriatric Dentistry, Dental Anxiety Management

Dr. Jennifer R. Martin has been in practice since 2000 and has been with Central Park West Dentistry since 2004. Her main focus is to provide her patients with quality dentistry in a compassionate and comfortable manner. Her ability to establish genuine patient relationships is evident by her loyal following. She received her Doctorate in…

Dr. Blake Winokur

Blake Winokur, DMD

Specialties
Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Prosthodontics, Surgical Extractions, Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Blake Winokur is a native of Westchester, New York and received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Winokur not only utilizes the most advanced dentistry techniques and materials currently available, but he also provides his patients with warm and friendly service in a comfortable atmosphere. As…

Dr. Devin Kuller

Devin Kuller, DDS

Specialties
Family Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Devin Kuller earned his Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University, followed by his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from NYU. He was then accepted to the general practice residency program at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Department of Dental Medicine in Brooklyn. There, Dr. Kuller received the Resident of the Year Award and was asked…

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Romney Piamonte, DDS

Specialties
Family Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign, Root Canals

Dr. Romney Piamonte’s passion for dentistry came at an early age when he experienced first-hand how a beautiful, healthy smile from expert dental care empowered his confidence. Dr. Piamonte received his Bachelors in Chemistry from UCLA, followed by his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from NYU College of Dentistry where he was inducted into the Omicron…

Dr. Mellanie Kim

Mellanie Kim, DMD

Specialties
Family Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Mellanie Kim received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Rochester, and her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. Afterward, she completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Jacobi Medical Center, a level-one trauma center. She is a skilled provider of all aspects of…

Dr. Joanne Oh

Joanne Oh, DDS

Specialties
Family Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign

Dr. Joanne Oh was born and raised in sunny Southern California. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, San Diego earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. Dr. Oh received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, graduating in the top 5% of her class. Upon…

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What People are Saying

The atmosphere in the waiting room, the friendliness, helpfulness and compassionate nature of the staff, and the service I received for my checkup was truly amazing. I feel like I lucked out finding this dentistry on my first try. I plan on staying here for a long time!
Julie F.
I have never been to an establishment that really, really, really focuses on the health of a person's mouth the way Central Park West Dentistry does. I use to be afraid of my dental check ups because I was not sure what the outcomes would be, now after being taught how to brush, floss and gum care, I ACE my check ups!!!!
Lisa M.
My 6yr old had been terrified of going to the dentist after her last experience. I was very nervous we would have a repeat of the last visit and she would be scared. Tatyana was GREAT with both kids. Her demeanor was fun and caring and just what I needed to overcome the terror my daughter had with the first dentist we took her to. She actually told me later that she "loves going to the dentist!"
Danielle D.
Amazing! This place is so on top of it both customer service wise and with patient care. My family goes to them and we refer people all the time and they all have the same experience. They always have a smile on their face and are genuinely happy to see you and help you! They always remember your name what your interested are and all your previous visit questions. This kind of amazing services and doctors appointments are rare and a breath of fresh air.
Jason G.
Not only do they make every effort to make my visits comfortable, they are so knowledgeable that I think I've learned more about my teeth and how to care for them in the past few months than in all the years before.
Leah R.
I've been getting my teeth cleaned at CPW Dentistry now since 2011 and it's always a pleasant experience - the staff is always warm and outgoing, and the dentists and their assistants really make you comfortable. The health of my teeth has improved GREATLY.
Stephanie W.
I have been coming here for teeth cleaning for the past 3 years and have never had a disappointing visit. From the front desk to the hygienists to the dentists, every single counter I've had has been positive. The people here make you feel comfortable and listen to what you have to say.
Gary P.
The staff at CPW Dentistry is incredibly kind and thoughtful; they sincerely care about their clients and do everything they can to make your experience positive. I came in very stressed and they understood, and kept me calm.
Grace F
I don't think I know anyone that enjoys going to the dentist, but if you give this team a chance, you will be pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable an experience a yearly visit can be!
Linh N.
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