We want to change the way you feel about going to the dentist.

(Unless you already feel relaxed and empowered at your dental appointments, we wouldn't want to change that...)

What Makes Central Park West Dentistry Special?

Expert Care

With a large team of highly-skilled professionals, including board-certified specialists, we’re able to provide you with comprehensive care to serve your every need and want, all under one roof. Our team of perfectionists are committed to providing you with the best-looking, most reliable, most comfortable care possible. We invest in the latest dental technology and educational resources. We promise never to cut corners, because you deserve not only to love your dentist, but to love your dentistry as well.

Top-notch service

How would you like to visit a dental office where everyone is genuine, super friendly, and patients are at ease? Our staff are hand-selected for their passion for excellent customer service and pleasant personalities. Our team will remember you by name and enjoy appreciating you for the awesome person you are. If there’s something special you need, just ask—we love making people happy. It’s kind of our thing.

Care on your terms

Need appointment that fit with your hectic lifestyle? We’ve got you covered, and we’ll even remind you via text and email. If you’re having a problem, we promise to see you within 24 hours or less. Want to use your insurance? We’ll take care of all the paperwork. Need flexible payment options? We don’t want you to exchange a dental problem for a financial one; we provide interest-free financing up to 24 months. You can relax here; we’ll make it easy for you.
A Timeline of the Practice
Dr. John F. Lhota starts his own practice on W. 57th Street. He then moved the practice to E. 58th Street for a few years, and hires one of his very first employees, Anneline (who is still here today!)
Dr. Lhota moves his practice to 25 W. 68th Street, our flagship location.
Dr. Lhota hires an associate, Dr. Jennifer Martin, and the practice grows.
Dr. Lhota hires a Practice Manager, Holly, and begins to see many new patients each month. Over the next few years he hires several doctors, including Dr. Blake Winokur to keep up with the growing number of patients. Central Park West Dentistry expands its services to provide endodontic therapy and dental implants.
Central Park West Dentistry opens a call center and training room in the 68th street building to help develop the team’s skills and better serve patients, and increases their hours of operation to 7 days a week. Central Park West Dentistry is listed for the first time on Inc. 5000’s list of America’s fastest growing companies.
Central Park West Dentistry merges with the practice of Dr. Richard Lewenson, and opens a 2nd location at 25 Central Park West, the Century Building. Once again, Central Park West Dentistry is listed on Inc. 5000’s list of America’s fastest growing companies. An executive leadership team is formed to oversee the large staff of 30.
Dr. Richard Lewenson retires, and new associates are hired, including Dr. Devin Kuller. With the addition of Dr. Robert E. Wardius and board-certified periodontist, Dr. Lydia Gardner, CPW Dentistry now offers a full range of specialty services including periodontics, laser gum treatments, and oral surgery. For the third year in a row, Central Park West Dentistry is listed on Inc. 5000’s list of America’s fastest growing companies.
With a talented team of 45, including 8 reputable dentists, Central Park West Dentistry continues to set the standard for convenience, quality, and customer service in healthcare. We expanded our menu of services to provide comprehensive sedation options, an in-office benefit plan (Hygiene Membership), and 3D CT scan technology.

Meet the Doctors

John F. Lhota, DMD

Areas of Expertise
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

Areas of Expertise
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

Areas of Expertise
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

Areas of Expertise
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

Areas of Expertise
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

Areas of Expertise
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

Areas of Expertise
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…

Lydia J. Gardner, Periodontist, DMD, MS

Areas of Expertise
Periodontics, Dental Implants, LANAP laser gum surgery

Dr. Lydia Gardner graduated with an AB in Psychology and a language citation in French from Harvard University. She then went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She was inducted into the prestigious OKU national dental honor society which has moral as well as academic selection criteria. Dr….

Dr. Robby Rabi

Robby Rabi, DMD

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Rabi’s enthusiasm for dentistry began during high school when he lived in Orlando, Fl. He would spend his summers working in his uncle’s dental office. Dr. Rabi obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at Nova Southeastern University and his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at the University of Florida. After seven years…

E. Robert Wardius, DMD

Areas of Expertise
All-on-Four Implants Sedation Dentistry

Dr. E. Robert Wardius graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1981 as a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. He has been a practicing dentist for over 30 years, providing all facets of general dentistry, as well as implant and oral surgery. Dr. Wardius has trained at…

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Victoria Laor, DDS

Areas of Expertise
Oral Surgery, Wisdom Tooth Extractions, Surgical Extractions, Biopsies, Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Victoria Laor received a Bachelor of Biologic Sciences, followed by a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois. She then went on to complete her residency in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at the Christiana Care Health System, serving as the chief resident in her fourth year. Currently, she is an Adjunct Clinical…

Meet the Hygienists

Tatiana, Hygienist

Tatiana

Tatiana received her hygiene degree from the NYU College of Dentistry and has been working in the field of dentistry for over ten years.  She started her career working for Oral B while she was still in high school. Her primary interest is in educating patients on the importance of the mouth/body connection.  She enjoys…

Cailin

Cailin

Cailin received her hygiene degree from SUNY Orange and has been a hygienist for four years. Cailin’s primary interest is in seeing patients with gum disease. Her heart is warmed when someone with moderate gum disease makes a complete transformation with her help. She believes that attaining oral wellness is a team effort between herself…

Photograph of Lana, Hygienist

Lana

Lana received her hygiene degree from New York City Tech in Brooklyn and has been a hygienist for eight years.  Lana’s primary interest is in teaching oral hygiene and watching people’s progress as they apply the tips she gives them. She values making strong connections with people at their dental wellness visits and gets excited…

Diane

Diane

Diane received her hygiene degree from New York City Tech in Brooklyn and has 40 years of wonderful experience as a hygienist. She has many longstanding patients and enjoys having the opportunity to build relationships with people and follow their care. Outside of hygiene, Diane enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her grand…

Joy

Joy

Joy graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and has eight years of hygiene experience. She is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. Joy is especially excellent with children and has three years of experience working in a pediatric dental office, so give us a call if you’d like to schedule a visit for…

Brenda

Brenda

Brenda was born and raised in New York City. Her passion for the dental field started at a dental assisting course she took at Columbia University, which motivated her to further her studies at Hostos of CUNY. Brenda has now been in the dental field for over ten years. She loves making people feel comfortable…

Photograph of Anneline, Hygienist

Anneline

Anneline studied hygiene at Hostos Community College, and she has 11 years of experience as a hygienist. She especially enjoys working with elderly people.  Anneline is a perfectionist who will go above and beyond for her patients at every visit. Outside of hygiene she enjoys traveling, biking, and volunteering. Fun fact: she has five siblings…

Photograph of Miranda, RDG

Miranda

Miranda received her bachelors in Dental Hygiene from the University of New Haven. She enjoys learning and growing in her field and has 7 years of dental hygiene experience working in various environments including community health, pediatrics, cosmetic dentistry, and higher education. Miranda enjoys educating and motivating people to see the value in optimum oral health….

Meet the Team
Select team members
Ahlem, Scheduling Coordinator
Ahlem

Scheduling Coordinator – Loves spicy foods and can eat a raw habanero pepper without crying.

Email: ahlem@cpwdentistry.com

AJ, Dental Assistant
AJ

Clinical Assistant – Loves spinning classes at Soul Cycle and Flywheel.

Email: aj@cpwdentistry.com

Also Speaks: Korean

Anel, Dental Assistant
Anel

Clinical Assistant – Obsessed with Marvel Comics and the Harry Potter series.

Email: anel@cpwdentistry.com

Also Speaks: Spanish

Angel
Angel

Director of Patient Relations – Used to work at a morgue and likes very much to work with live patients.

Email: angel@cpwdentistry.com

Also Speaks: Japanese

Photograph of Anneline, Hygienist
Anneline

Registered Dental Hygienist – Has 5 siblings whose first names also start with A.

Email: anneline@cpwdentistry.com

Also Speaks: Tagalog & Visay

Photograph of Arash, Scheduling coordinator
Arash

Scheduling Coordinator – A soccer fan who went to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Email: Arash@cpwdentistry.com

Ashley R
Ashley R.

Scheduling Coordinator – Has a 40 year old (very large) turtle named Andy.

Email: ashley@cpwdentistry.com

Brenda
Brenda

Registered Dental Hygienist – Is a city girl that likes country living.

Email: brenda@cpwdentistry.com

Also Speaks: Spanish

Cailin
Cailin

Registered Dental Hygienist – Loves everything Disney, and goes to Disney World every year.

Email: cailin@cpwdentistry.com

Diane
Diane

Registered Dental Hygienist – Has been a practicing hygienist for nearly 40 years.

Email: diane@cpwdentistry.com

Elyse, Team Leader
Elyse

Operations Leader – Was a competitive swimmer for 12 years.

Email: elyse@cpwdentistry.com

Erick, Scheduling Coordinator
Erickson

Call Center Team Leader – Secretly knows all the songs by N’Sync and the Backstreet Boys.

Email: erick@cpwdentistry.com

Also Speaks: Spanish

Heilen, Treatment Coordinator
Heilen

Treatment Coordinator – Was born in a hospital parking lot in the Dominican Republic.

Email: heilen@cpwdentistry.com

Also Speaks: Spanish

Helene
Helene

Bookkeeper – Saw Nat King Cole in Las Vegas when she was 8 years old.

Email: Helene@cpwdentistry.com

Holly, Practice Manager
Holly

Practice Manager – Wrote a Zombie musical.

Email: holly@cpwdentistry.com

Also Speaks: French & Italian

Jess, Treatment Coordinator
Jess

Financial Team Leader – Will chase down a Mr. Softee ice cream truck.

Email: jess@cpwdentistry.com

Jessica, Brand and Project Coordiantor
Jessica

Brand & Project Coordinator  – Lived out of 1 suitcase for a year in Europe.

Email: Marketing@cpwdentistry.com

Joy
Joy

Registered Dental Hygienist

Email: joy@cpwdentistry.com

Jung, Dental Assistant
Jung

Clinical Assistant – Was born in Korea.

Email: jung@cpwdentistry.com

Also Speaks: Korean

Photograph of Lana, Hygienist
Lana

Registered Dental Hygienist – Has the same name as her mom…Svetlana!

Email: lana@cpwdentistry.com

Photograph of Lauren
Lauren

Treatment Coordinator – Always has a novel in her bag.

Email: lauren@cpwdentistry.com

 

Leo, Dental Assistant
Leo

Clinical Assistant – Knows every song that’s in Dirty Dancing.

Email: leonela@cpwdentistry.com

Luis

Training & Recruitment | Clinical Assistant – Learned English watching Friends.

Email: luis@cpwdentistry.com

Also Speaks: Spanish

Malorie, Treatment Coordinator
Malorie

Administrative Team Leader – Enjoys rock climbing.

Email: malorie@cpwdentistry.com

Meghan, Treatment Coordinator
Meghan

Financial Coordinator  – Went to a Disney-run pastry school for baking.

Email: meghan@cpwdentistry.com

Michelle

Registered Dental Hygienist – Has been SCUBA diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

Email: michelle@cpwdentistry.com

Photograph of Sabrina, Treatment Coordinator
Sabrina

Treatment Coordinator – Skydived 27 times and bungee-jumped the 2nd highest bungee in the world.

Email: sabrina@cpwdentistry.com

Shameka, Treatment Coordinator
Shameka

Financial Coordinator – Loves to travel with her Yorkinese dog Scruffy.

Email: shameka@cpwdentistry.com

Tatiana, Hygienist
Tatiana

Registered Dental Hygienist & Team Leader – Is a certified diamontologist.

Email: tatiana@cpwdentistry.com

Also Speaks: Spanish

Teresa

Clinical Assistant – Her middle name consists of 10 letters.

Email: teresa@cpwdentistry.com

Tori

Clinical Assistant – Oprah Winfrey hugged and kissed her in the fourth grade.

Email: tori@cpwdentistry.com

Photograph of Victoria, Treatment Coordinator
Victoria

Treatment Coordinator – Had her first son, Asher, in September 2015.

Email: victoria@cpwdentistry.com

Our Purpose
We believe that our generation can be healthier than the one that came before. By consistently delivering an experience that is positive, personal, welcoming, and educational, we can inspire people to prioritize total health, and live longer, happier lives. If we make the experience simple, easy, convenient, and delightful, more people will get the care they need and deserve. We value the health and happiness of our team, so that they have the passion and energy to deliver high quality care with amazing customer service, and inspire others on their journey to wellness.
Central Park West Dentistry by the numbers
364
collective years of clinical dental experience
9
languages spoken by team members
5,029
toothbrushes donated to people in need
807
patients referred to us by their friends and family just last year
1,252
umbrellas provided to patients on rainy days
$70,337
in free dentistry given to community members
CPW in the Community
One of our core values at Central Park West Dentistry is to enrich other's lives. That's why we are always looking for opportunities to support our communities both as a practice, and in our personal lives. Here are some of the events, programs, and organizations we support.
  • A continued sponsor of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, ASPCA, and Doctors without Borders —we donate all broken appointment charges to these wonderful organizations.
  • CPW Dentistry Scholarship program-sponsoring 3 deserving students for $5,000 per year of tuition expenses
  • Free Dentistry for NYC Firefighters Day
  • Free Dentistry for Senior Citizens Day
  • Volunteered to provide free cleanings at Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic
  • Participant in Donated Dental Services– providing free dental care to qualified members of disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile
  • Sponsor annual free yoga class in Central Park for our community and team
  • Donated 400 toothbrushes to the Tomorrow Come Foundation in Guder, Ethiopia
  • Actively participate in Give Back a Smile – providing victims of domestic violence dental care
  • Provided over 1,762 toothbrushes to people in need through a buy-one-give-one partnership with Goodmouth
  • Contribute to numerous community, school, and corporate health fairs
  • Raised money in the Virtual Race for Smiles to provide dental care to survivors of domestic violence
  • Volunteered at and donated goods to the New York City Food Bank
  • Cleaned-up litter in Central Park with the Central Park Conservancy
Awards

What People are Saying

Everyone on staff is polite, helpful, professional, and friendly. They go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable! The dentists are extremely good...I have worked in the medical field for 40 yrs, and have NEVER come across a practice where every single person working there is nicer than the last. I strongly recommend them whether you have to go for emergency work, maintenance, or cosmetic - They do it all superbly.
Pattee W.
I honestly felt like I was at a luxury spa! The level of service was just out of this world. If only every business I interacted with made me feel so welcome, appreciated, and respected!
Dana M.
The staff, from the doctors to the hygienists to the administrators, is all super friendly and knowledgeable, and they work very hard to make you feel at home. Any questions I have, whether about treatment, billing, etc., they answer thoughtfully and kindly.
Whitney J.
From the patient coordinators to the hygienist (Diane--you are a rick star!!!) to the doctors and everyone else, patients feel comfortable and in good hands. As a "skeptical New Yorker," they have won me over. And.....I can't believe I'm writing this, but I'm looking forward to going back and taking care of getting a new crown. Really!
Julia K.
Amazing - so nice, cheery, and helpful.
Katrina G.
This is the Disneyland of Dentist Offices! I LOVE everyone and everyTHING about this place.
Katina C.
The service was excellent - everyone was incredibly helpful with scheduling appointments, call backs, phone check-ups, texting, billing, paperwork, emailing records, prescriptions, and general comfort for the patient...Importantly, the treatment was very high quality. The diagnosis and prognosis was correct, clearly explained, and a treatment plan was expeditiously set up.
Clive B.
They talk you through every step and keep you very involved in what they are doing throughout the process. The office has a warm feeling. Maybe it's just the personalities within the office but everyone is great!
Tiffany M.
Going to the dentist has never been better! From the moment you walk in, it is unlike any other dentist's office, feels more like a home with some dentists visiting it.
John J.
The staff are friendly, the offices are comfortable, and you feel well cared for when you visit. I never thought going to the dentist could be a nice experience, but this practice has somehow figured out how to make the trip pleasant, comfortable, and positive.
Arianna G.
The entire CPW Dental office staff definitely works together as a team....everyone is a great asset to the office.
Carmel M.
Everyone over there is kind and smart and just so incredibly lovely. I have recommended the practice to every one of my friends in need of a dentist.
Jamie B.
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