Growing up, my mother made seeing the best doctors a top priority. So I know a lot
about top doctors and dentists and how they operate and through her network, I ended
up with the best doctors in New York. Now, in my thirties, I see the top plastic surgeons,
dermatologists, cosmetologists, and dentists in the world. But I felt moved to write about
my experience with the best doctor I’ve encountered in my years as an image-
conscious woman living in New York City, my dentist, Dr. Armen.
Two years ago, I had my first consultation for a nose job. I held off on the decision for a
few months while I got input from friends and family. During that time, I went for a
consultation with Dr. Armen at New York Smile Institute (located on Fifth Avenue),
referred by a trusted friend. Dr. Armen helped me realize that my small teeth and off
center smile were throwing off the rest of my facial features. By enhancing my smile, Dr.
Armen could achieve the look that would improve my confidence.
I’ve been seeing Dr. Armen for two years now, but he had my smile looking as beautiful
as ever in just the first two visits. Dr. Armen is very talented. He’s meticulous and
precise and the whole experience was truly a pleasure.
I know what you’re thinking, how can sitting in a dentist chair be a pleasure? But the
dentists at New York Smile Institute have a strict no pain policy, which means if you can
feel anything at all, they will not work on you. I even asked for less Novocaine once
because I was going shopping for lipstick at Saks after, but that was a no-go by Dr.
Armen. It was painless!
He’s confident he can achieve the look you desire.
During my consultation, I told Dr. Armen I wanted teeth like Julia Roberts. He laughed
with me and we had fun experimenting with options. Turns out, my existing bite wouldn’t
allow for big teeth like Julia’s could. So instead of saying it wasn’t possible -- like so
many other dentists had told me, he explained what needed to be done to achieve her
First, he would build up my molars to change my bite. Then he’d cap each of my top
teeth with pearly white ceramic crowns. He’d also put onlays on the sides of a few
molars that showed when I smiled so there was no empty space between my smile and
my lips. This would make my smile look fuller and richer. Best of all, he’d go through the
entire process during the first visit using temporary material to make sure I was happy
and it was perfect.
He’s humble and he takes great pride in his work.
Dr. Armen was so humble. Rather than treat me like a patient who didn’t know better,
he allowed me to give my input. Afterall, it’s my mouth. But Dr. Armen took so much
pride in his work that it seemed he cared more than I did. He wouldn’t stop improving
my smile until it was absolutely perfect.
He’ll have you looking like a million bucks in just your first two visits.
After the temps were set, he prepped my teeth. My molars were all capped with larger
teeth to make my bite bigger. Then he prepped my top row of teeth and put on temps,
which looked SO much better than my existing veneers done by another top dentist in
the city. My smile looked flawless by visit two, even though I was in temps.
He’s a perfectionist and he really cares about making his patients beautiful.
We experimented with different looks for the temporary teeth until I was sure it was
perfect. It seemed like Dr. Armen cared more about my smile than I did. He stuck to the
mission of enhancing my smile, which completely changed my look, and soon everyone
would notice and comment. A couple of friends asked me if I had my nose done during
the few weeks when I was in temps. My sister-in-law recognized immediately: “your
teeth look gorgeous!” It made me feel so good.
He’s got the best staff and best dentists in the world behind him.
His staff is also all wonderful across the board and the office is very warm and inviting.
They even emailed and called after my first few visits to make sure I was comfortable
and happy. They were extremely accommodating when scheduling appointments, and
when I had to be seen immediately, they never hesitated to make room. That’s so
important when you see the best doctors because often they’re unavailable and too
busy. But New York Smile Institute treats their patients like gold.
The other dentists at New York Smile Institute will also come in to consult and give their
opinions to each other and their patients. World class service.
He works with the best lab in the world.
I had the chance to go to the lab, also located nearby Dr. Armen’s office on Fifth
Avenue to see the ceramists at work. He wanted to show them how he wanted the
onlays created to cover the tiny bit of space in the corners of my mouth so that when I
smiled, I’d be all teeth :). As I said, he’s a perfectionist who really cares.
He’s got the best energy.
Perhaps most importantly, he’s a really nice person with great energy. It’s all about
solidarity and helping out another human being, especially during unprecedented times
like these. Just this week, I sent a friend to Dr. Armen and she pointed out something
I’ve come to know well. Dr. Armen has great energy and keeps all his patients happy
and at ease in his chair. He makes the whole experience truly enjoyable. How many can
say that about going to the dentist? One consultation and you’ll see for yourself.