Our entire team at the New York Smile Institute is dedicated to exceeding your expectations whether you are a new patient or a long time returning patient. We are pleased to have the opportunity to share the following actual true testimomials with you.
Dr. Dean Vafiadis
Dear Dr. Vafiadis:
It is with great pleasure – and not a little awe – that I thank you for your superb work.
I thank you for the marvelous veneers you gave me in 2008 – new front teeth that literally changed my life and vastly improved my self image, (I’m now smiling happily and often – without sealed lips)
I thank you for the honor of having selected me recently as your NYU College of Dentistry demonstration patient – and I thank you for the remarkable work you have just done on my teeth as part of your teaching. (It was a genuine privilege to be – however a small part – of the education you are providing.)
To put it simply, your work (no, not work, your artistry) on my teeth has achieved a naturalness, an aesthetic perfection – and, as well, a complete sense of quality & comfort – all of which certainly exceed any reasonable expectations. You go beyond; and it is appreciated.
I’m lucky – to have found you. Again, thank you.
New York NY
Thank you very much again for all your help. We truly appreciate the love and support you've shown the children over the past 15 years. Ever since I was hired some 12 years ago I witnessed you're dedication and efforts toward making a better life for all of the children here. It has been inspirational to me personally and for that I'm grateful.
For Christmas this year, I wish you and your wonderful family loads of happiness, good health and prosperity. I know I joke with you often but... you are truly "the man"!
Thank you again and Merry Christmas!
Saint Basil Academy
Dear Dr. Vafiadis
I wanted to write a note to say how completely delighted I am with the work you did over almost two years, on the teeth in my upper left jaw.
As you know, I'd been to see nearly half a dozen dentists in connection about problems with several teeth in my upper left jaw before getting advice from my old friends, Stefan and Judith, to come to you. Previous dentists had, so far as I could tell, made the problem teeth progressively less stable, and I was somewhat at my wits end.
You gave me confidence that you could take care of my difficulty and repair things, and over the last two years you have done so with unmatched kindness and professional skill. The final result is nothing short of spectacular. The teeth feel better than ever before, with a firmness that I haven't had since I was a kid. And the appearance is nothing short of marvelous.
I have told many friends about you and your work. I don't really know how to do justice in words to how pleased and grateful I am.
Professor of Philosophy
Coordinator, Concentration in Cognitive Science
A few years ago, Dr Dean gave my wife a fantastic smile and it made such a difference to how she felt about herself that she wanted the same for me. But I was convinced I was a hopeless case. I had terrible teeth and had been given professional advice that the only way to fix them was for my jaw to be broken and reset. I certainly didn't fancy that.
But Dr Dean knew otherwise. He could see what other othodontists could not see and knew how to do what they could not or were to afraid to do. The result: I now have a perfect smile. And to my great surpise, it has made an enormous difference in how I think about myself and how others react to me.
The other amazing thing was how simple and quick the whole procedure was. One day in the chair and I emerged with temporaries, top and bottom. Ten days later there was another day in the chair and I emerged with a perfect smile and the job done. No pain and no complications.
All thanks to Dr Dean, whose professionalism, cutting edge methods and facilities, and total patient care, are unparalleled.
Peter Hill, Sydney, Australia
Dr. Dean Vafiadis is the Picasso of cosmetic dentistry. He creates masterpieces in the form of smiles. Dr. Dean did, just that, for me and I can't smile enough times in the day just to admire his work and bolster my own ego. He is a creative artist intensely committed to excellence in his chosen profession. They award Oscars, Tonys and Emmys; too bad there is not a Golden Smile Award. Dr. Dean would be accepting it to the standing ovation of his patients and, I suspect, his peers. I am proud to wear a Dr. Dean Smile!!! I'd also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge him and his staff as warm, caring and wonderful people. It has been my pleasure to be your patient.
As a teacher, smiling and laughing with my students is an important and tremendous part of my job. It is who I am and it reflects what I want to teach my children.
Before Dr. Dean’s remarkable transformation, my smile was hidden by my hand across my mouth because my smile embarrassed me. Not only were my teeth yellow, crooked, and crowded but they were also thin and transparent. My bite was such a problem that it affected my speech.
When I visited the New York Smile Institute for a consultation, never did I imagine this evaluation to be so promising. Dr. Dean’s genuine concern for me as a person was remarkably refreshing. His honesty and expertise in his field astounded me. With computerized pictures, Dr. Dean began his magic. My computerized smile had to become a reality; seeing is truly believing. I was convinced! And so my transformation began.
My initial apprehension was alleviated by the constant reassurance of the New York Smile Institute staff. Equipped with headsets, videos, T.V. and music, my dream became a reality. I was promised a new smile for the beginning of the school year in September. He kept his promise by completely restructuring all my top teeth in a few weeks- a job that normally takes months! The results were astounding! Unbelievable! Remarkable! Having actually white teeth was spectacular; the shape, beautiful; the bite, perfect; my speech, corrected; my smile, dazzling! I love my new smile so much!!!! Visiting The New York Smile Institute with Dr. Dean will only bring joy into someone’s life. Looking 10 years younger, feeling healthier and smiling without embarrassment has brought me that joy. Joy I can now proudly share with my family, friends, and students.
Thank you Dr. Dean.
Pre-K Teacher - Our Lady of MT. Carmel
I am a big coward when it comes to dentists but after a lifetime of being ashamed of my smile I finally decided to do something about it. After researching my options I determined that porcelain veneers were the solution I was looking for. I made several phone calls and had two other consultations but, from the moment I walked into the Smile Institute I knew that I wanted them to work on my teeth. Everyone, from the courteous reception team to the incredibly gentle and efficient dental technicians, went out of their way to put me at ease. Within a few minutes of completing my X-rays Dr. Dean came in and discussed all of the options. I was a tricky case because my canine tooth had grown in near the center of my pallet and there was a big ugly gap where the tooth should have been. There was also crowding on the left side, discoloration, and some unsightly fillings. We mapped out a treatment plan and then I met with Stacey, the Operations Manager to discuss payment options. During that first consultation Dr Dean said something that I didn't take seriously at the time, and that was, that fixing my teeth would change my life. Remarkably, he was right. Since I was so self-conscious of my smile I had grown accustomed to covering my mouth whenever I laughed and I made intricate calculations so that I would always have my "better side" facing my companions. Now, I no longer think about such maneuvers. When I want to laugh, I laugh! I feel more attractive and more confident and, for the first time this holiday season, I didn't dread the moment when someone whipped out their camera and said, "Say Cheese!"
Brooklyn, New York
It's about not only being "as good as the best" rather, better than the best...in order to achieve this you have to create something no one else has...and too afraid to even try. Thank you, thank you for my new smile my friend.
White Plains, NY
To the Best Dentist..........
I receive so many compliments on a daily basis about my teeth; it's as if they are dancing to the music. I have been smiling so much more now that I am pain free!
Union, New Jersey
The process of getting veneer's with Dr. Dean provided me with a great new smile. The nice thing is that it is so natural that people usually say "There's something different about you, but I can't put my finger on it". For those that don't know me, I usually get the "Nice smile" comment. Overall I feel it was a worthwhile thing to do that improved my appearance and, to a certain extent, self-confidence!
Flemington, New Jersey
For years, my dentists told me that my teeth are wearing down quickly and may require me to use dentures in the future. The cause is unknown; nonetheless, the tooth loss required some action. My dentist in Cedar Grove gave me an estimate for full mouth reconstruction, but after a couple of visits, he felt my case was too complicated and beyond his experiential level. We understood this would be costly, and he directed me to the various teaching clinics at Rutgers, Columbia, and NYU where I work as the facility manager of the law school.
I found a contact at the NYU dental school and made an appointment for what I thought was an evaluation. You can imagine my surprise when an army of dentists descended on me commiserating, collaborating taking molds/impressions and starting to build temporary teeth to show me what my new smile would look like but more shockingly the picture Dr. Dean showed me of the possible consequences of not going forward, a mouth filled with gums virtually devoid of teeth. It is my habit to live in denial by not expecting the remotely possible to happen.
At first, I thought I was a sacrificial lamb but soon became accustomed to the Socratic dialogue of the various doctors offering opinions as to my treatment and wondering which technique Dr. Cherry would take. All anxiety disappeared when I saw my new temporary upper teeth beautifully carved and brilliantly white. My children thought I looked like George Washington with such white teeth, but of course these were only the temporaries.
All ended well with a fine staff of dentists all ready and willing to offer numerous suggestions. How could I ever go wrong with such an august group with so much guidance. I only wish my dental vocabulary was up to the totality of suggestions that was guiding my treatment.
My thanks to Dr. Cherry who worked so hard and always made me feel confident with her expertise in seeking out advice from the many skilled dentists who readily collaborated from the initial white selection of teeth - to permanent teeth not quite as white as George Washington’s – to custom fitting them to my mouth. And additionally my special thanks to Dr. Dean who demonstrated and performed the critical work that guided the team for my marvelous new teeth that now make me feel and look 10 years younger.
Andrew C. Lawn
Facility Manager NYU Law School