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 Dentistry

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, safest, most comfortable care possible. We invest in the latest dental technology and educational resources.

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. 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 (who is still here today!), 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 to keep up with the growing number of patients. Central Park West Dentistry expands its services to provide 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. With the addition of board-certified periodontist, Dr. Lydia Gardner, CPW Dentistry now offers a full range of periodontics including laser gum treatments. For the third year in a row, Central Park West Dentistry is listed on Inc. 5000’s list of America’s fastest growing companies.
Central Park West Dentistry expands our menu of services to provide more comprehensive sedation options, an in-office benefit plan (Hygiene Membership), and 3D CT scan technology.
Central Park West Dentistry welcomes an Endodontist and an Oral Surgeon to our team. Patients are able to receive the expert care they need at the office they know and trust.
Committed to convenience and technology, Central Park West Dentistry begins offering texting, online payments, and more.
The 25 Central Park West location gets a makeover. The bright new design creates a larger, more comfortable space with natural wood finishes, soothing colors, and warm gold accents throughout to help create a welcoming environment.
When Covid-19 hits New York and other practices shutter, Central Park West Dentistry remains open in the height of the pandemic to provide emergency care for our patients and community. Investments are made in medical grade air filters, enhanced PPE, and high speed suction.
CPW Dentistry reopens for a full spectrum of services including general and cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, root canals, and oral surgery.
In an effort to provide high-quality care to New Yorkers, CPW Dentistry joins United Concordia and Premera Blue Cross insurance plans.
With a talented team of 50, including 8 general dentists and 3 specialists, Central Park West Dentistry will continue to set the standard for convenience, quality, and customer service in healthcare.

Meet the Doctors

John F. Lhota, DMD

Areas of Expertise
General Dentistry, Owner, Founder

Central Park West Dentistry’s Founder and Owner, 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…

Dr. Jennifer Martin NYC Dentist

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. Romney Piamonte, NYC Dentist, Standing in Central Park

Romney Piamonte, DDS

Areas of Expertise
Family Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign

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. Anam Khalid

Anam Khalid, DDS

Areas of Expertise
Family Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign, Root Canals

Dr. Anam Khalid obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry and completed her General Practice Residency at NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn. A passionate and devoted dentist, she strives to provide excellent care by always putting her patients first. Her down-to-earth and friendly manner puts every patient at ease….

Dr. Lauren Kopp

Lauren Kopp, DDS

Areas of Expertise
General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Emergency Dentistry, Invisalign

Dr. Lauren Kopp grew up in a suburb of Seattle and recently moved to New York City. She attended the University of Washington where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology and, a true Husky at heart, continued her education at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Kopp is a skilled…

Dr. Julia Tepper, NYC Dentist

Julia Tepper, DDS

Areas of Expertise
Family Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Emergency Dentistry

Dr. Julia Tepper obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine. Following that, she completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, where she gained expertise in cosmetic and complex restorative procedures. Subsequent to that, she held a full-time faculty appointment in Columbia’s…

Dr. Ava Lee

Ava Lee, DMD

Areas of Expertise
Family Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Emergency Dentistry

We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Ava Lee to CPW Dentistry! Dr. Lee graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Microbiology and Cell Science and her DMD. She went on to complete her General Practice Residency program at Stony Brook University Hospital in Long Island. She is committed to providing personalized care for…

Pat Ng-a-Fook, DDS

Pat Ng-a-Fook, DDS

Areas of Expertise
Pain-Free Root Canals, Endodontic Surgeries

Patrick Ng-A-Fook (aka Dr. Pat) graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a B.A. in economics, a minor in business, and a concentration in biology. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry. After dental school, he continued his dental training in a one-year…

Dr. Jared Miller

Jared Miller, DDS

Areas of Expertise
Oral Surgery, Wisdom Tooth Extractions, Biopsies

Native to the sunny shores of Florida, Dr. Jared Miller began exploring healthcare in high school, where he volunteered in the local hospital’s emergency department. He took a part-time job as a phlebotomist while attending college at the University of Central Florida, where he completed his studies of molecular and microbiology to earn his Bachelor…

Lydia J. Gardner, Periodontist, DMD, MS

Areas of Expertise
Periodontics, Dental Implants, LANAP Laser Gum Treatment, Pinhole Surgical Technique, IV Sedation

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….

Meet the Hygienists

Rami, Hygienist

Ramanjit, RDH

Ramanjit graduated from New York City College of technology, and currently is pursuing a Masters Degree in Dental Hygiene Education. She’s passionate about making a difference in people’s oral health – especially caring for people who might be afraid to come to a dental office. Building a relationship with her patients is one of her favorite…


Cailin, RDH

Director of Clinical Operations – Cailin received her hygiene degree from SUNY Orange and has been a hygienist for fourteen 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…


Diane, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist – 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…

Photograph of Anneline, Hygienist

Anneline, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist – 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:…


Luis, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist – Luis has over twelve years of experience in the dental industry, including two years of experience as a Dentist in his home country of Venezuela. After coming to New York and working as a Clinical Assistant at CPW Dentistry, Luis decided to obtain his degree in Dental Hygiene from The City…


Serigne, RDH

Serigne holds a degree in Dental Hygiene from Hostos Community College and brings two years of specialized experience in preventive dental care to our practice. His robust background includes serving as a dentist in Senegal, providing him with a unique blend of global insight and local expertise. From 2009 to 2013, he worked within the…

Joanna, RDH

Joanna, RDH

Joanna is an experienced dental professional with a strong commitment to oral healthcare. She earned her Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Dental Hygiene from New York University College of Dentistry. With nearly two decades as a Certified Dental Assistant, Joanna possesses a wealth of expertise in various dental specialties, including aesthetic dentistry, pediatrics, periodontics, and…

Meet the Team
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Ahlem, Scheduling Coordinator

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

Email: ahlem@cpwdentistry.com

AJ, Dental Assistant

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

Email: aj@cpwdentistry.com

Also Speaks: Korean

Anel, Dental Assistant

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

Email: anel@cpwdentistry.com

Also Speaks: Spanish


Revenue Cycle Manager – Crochets baby blankets and invents recipes in her free time. Her best recipe invention to date: Vegan Parmesan Crusted Tofu Alfredo.

Email: angel@cpwdentistry.com

Photograph of Anneline, Hygienist

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

Email: anneline@cpwdentistry.com

Also Speaks: Tagalog & Visay


Patient Services Coordinator – Is a lover of music and a die hard Giants fan.

Email: Arsalan@cpwdentistry.com


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

Email: brenda@cpwdentistry.com

Also Speaks: Spanish

Cailin, RDH

Hygiene Team Leader & Invisalign Concierge – Loves everything Disney, and goes to Disney World every year.

Email: cailin@cpwdentistry.com


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

Email: diane@cpwdentistry.com


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

Email: Helene@cpwdentistry.com

Jess, Director of Financial Operations

Director of Business Operations – Will chase down a Mr. Softee ice cream truck.

Email: jess@cpwdentistry.com

Jessica, Director of Communications

Director of Communications & Brand  – Lived out of 1 suitcase for a year in Europe.

Email: Marketing@cpwdentistry.com


Clinical Assistant Team Leader – Is planning to attend dental school and eventually come back to CPW Dentistry as a Dentist.

Email: Rafael@cpwdentistry.com

Also Speaks: Russian

Sapphire, Treatment Coordinator

Treatment Coordinator – Fall and Halloween are her favorite parts about the end of the year! 🎃

Email: sapphire@cpwdentistry.com


Patient Services Coordinator Team Leader – Has a cat named Sir Purrs A Lot.

Email: Shamika@cpwdentistry.com


Patient Services Coordinator – Loves to find hidden gems in the city (nightlife and fun activities to do) and does her own nails!

Email: Tait_ali@cpwdentistry.com

Tatiana, RDH

President – Was born in Brooklyn & grew up in Boston, so she roots for the Yankees and New England Patriots!


TJ, Patient Services Coordinator

Patient Services Coordinator – Loves suspense novels – especially by Freida McFadden and can read an entire book in one day.

Email: tj@cpwdentistry.com

Our Purpose
We believe that oral health and overall wellness go hand in hand. More people will feel empowered to get the dental care they need and deserve if we deliver a simple, convenient, and delightful dental experience. 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
collective years of clinical dental experience
languages spoken by team members
toothbrushes donated to people in need
patients referred to us by their friends and family just last year
umbrellas provided to patients on rainy days
in free dentistry given to community members
CPW in the Community
Central Park West Dentistry is committed to enriching the lives of others. That's why we're always looking for ways to give back to the community. We support the following events, programs, and organizations:

✓ 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.

✓ Free Dentistry for NYC Firefighters Day

✓ Provided free cleanings to people in need 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

✓ 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

✓ Donated eco-friendly pre-pasted toothbrushes to Ukraine

✓ 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


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.
Extremely skilled and caring staff. Good communication before and after appointments via text message. Billing and insurance issues are clearly and patiently explained. The dentists that have treated me have always left me feeling I was in excellent, competent and skilled hands.
Jim D.
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 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.
The entire team there, from the admins, to the hygienists, the nurses, and the dentists are amazing. They go out of their way for your comfort and ensure that you are well taken care of. They are open 7 days a week and open early and late, and they will even work outside of regular hours to take care of customers. In addition, they are responsive on email, text, or phone, and they are the kindest people to work with. I've had a lot of dental work done, and the work is always done in such high quality- I truly have not had an issue with any of their dental work...
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.
I am a picky New Yorker and don't give away too many compliments...but CPW Dentistry gets my vote!
Jill W.
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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