Welcome to Upper West Side Dental

Opening Hours : M.T.TH.F. 1pm - 10pm By Appointment Only
  Contact : 917-675-3717

Welcome To UWS Dental

Upper West Side Dental is a new state-of-the-art dental experience, conveniently located to serve the Upper West Side, Morningside, and Harlem areas in New York City.

Preventive Care

Our highly trained team will work together to bring you the highest quality treatment in a warm, caring environment.

Cosmetic Smile Makeover

Your smile is one of your best features and should be shared with everyone! Our Cosmetic dentist at Upper West Side Dental offers cosmetic services to help you achieve the smile you've dreamed of.

Restorative Services

No matter how simple or complex your needs are, our Upper West Side Restorative Dentist, Dr. Shirley is able to help you achieve the smile you want.

On-Call Emergency Services

When it comes to dental emergencies, you can count on the dedicated dentist and staff at Upper West Side Dental. Our Upper West Side emergency dentist is available 24 hours for all of your dental emergencies.

Pediatric Dentistry 

Learning good dental habits start at a young age and at our Upper West Side Manhattan dental office, Dr. Shirley encourages parents to bring their children in as soon as their first tooth erupts.

Sedation Dentistry

Visiting the dentist can bring a lot of anxiety to patients, especially if they had negative experiences with pervious dentists. We’ve learned that fearing the dentist has a lot to do with discomfort.

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At Upper West Side Dental, we cater to your individual needs with state-of-the-art equipment, a professional team, and an understanding of what each of our patients want. Contact us to schedule your first appointment.

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What patients say About UWS Dental

Since our grand opening in 2011, we have serviced thousands of patients and committed to working closely with the neighborhood.

  • I completely agree with the other positive reviews regarding UWS Dental. I hate going to the Dentist because I've had very bad experiences in the past. But my first appointment with Dr. Shirley was probably one of the best dental exams and cleanings I've ever had. Dr. Shirley and his Office Manager went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable throughout my visit. 24 hours after my cleaning I feel no pain or soreness in my gums, and my teeth look great! I would highly recommend UWS Dental.

  • Wow! This place exceeded my expectations and more. They are a great team and family owned. I needed so much done that other dentists told me it would be a huge process and take years. Dr. Shirley said all can be done within a year and a half. All equipment is new, they are very honest, and very sweet.

  • What a great dentist!!!!!! I was really nervous through the "finding a dentist" process because I knew I needed work and was running into a lot of skeptical places. After doing some online searching, I went to ZocDoc and found Dr. Shirley. I did a Yelp search and his reviews were awesome so I thought I give it a try. All the reviews were so right about Dr. Shirley and Ana!!!! When I called to make an appt and question my benefits, Anna was so nice to me. Keep in mind I called so any offices and they seemed so busy to care. She told me she would call back in an hour and she did. She went over my benefits and my cost and made me an appt. When I arrived, I was greeted with a warm smile. I filled out my paperwork and within minutes, I was seen. Exactly at my appt time. The experience was comfortable and relaxing. He went over my x-rays and answered all my questions! All ten million of them. I watched TV throughout the entire process. Upon leaving, Ana (the office manager) gave me her email, which she checks all day and night, should I need anything!!!! I highly recommend Dr. Shirley! He takes appts till 10pm and will make your experience so pleasant!!!!

  • Dr. Benjamin Shirley and his assistant Ana were amazing. They are both so kind, attentive, and friendly. After moving to New York and being really frustrated with trying to find a new dentist for cleanings and wisdom teeth extraction, I found them via ZocDoc.com and had an appointment with Dr. Shirley the very next day.  The office is super clean and state-of-the-art making me feel really comfortable that Dr. Shirley was going to be a great dentist. I was nervous about my wisdom teeth extraction and Ana talked to me about and told me about Dr. Shirley's residencies and experience with extraction giving me helpful advice and answering all my questions.  They are open late during the week and on weekends so no need to take off work! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this dentist!! Most painless, efficient, and pleasant experience I have ever had at the dentist!! No need to look anywhere else, Dr. Shirley and Ana are the best!

  • Dr. Shirley was great. He did all the work himself and was personable and thorough. They give you the option of listening to Pandora or watching a show on Hulu during your cleaning with their noise canceling headphones. Other than having your mouth open, you forget you're in a dentist's office! After my x-rays, exam, and cleaning, his assistant explained all of my dental benefits to me. I already knew my preventative visit was covered in full, but she explained the structure for restorations, etc. in case I needed them in the future. I've been to a lot of doctors in the past 29 years, and this is the first where they actually explained my benefits to me. Plus, his late hours (open until 10pm) are extremely accommodating to working patients.

  • Great experience and such a great bedside manner!! Everything was so efficient and everything explained

  • Dr Shirley was great. I went to see him because I had an old (and apparently really deep) cavity filling from a different dentist come partially out. I was in so much pain I thought I might need a root canal. Dr Shirley assured me I didn't, and did an extremely thorough cleaning before filling it. To my surprise he found a piece of floss that had gotten stuck in the cavity that bacteria was probably building on to cause the pain. After the filling, my tooth was sensitive. I was worried that it might be a new permanent thing, but the office gave me Sensodyne to start brushing with. Sure enough, 3 to 4 weeks later the sensitivity (which I researched is very common for tooth colored fillings) is completely gone! I will definitely go back to Dr. Shirley for my next dental appointment!

  • This was my first visit with Dr. Shirley and it was for a dental emergency. I was extremely pleased with the experience. The front office staff member was very nice, personable, and helpful. Dr. Shirley has a pleasant chair-side manner, took his time to explain my options in detail, offered his opinions, then left the ultimate decision up to me. I was quite happy with this approach. The office is clean and feels very professional. It is a small private practice, which I like. The fact that they let you choose the music you want to listen to is also a nice touch. I'm very happy to have found my dental home in NYC.

  • Dr. Shirley is professional, yet personable. He is very knowledgeable in his field of practice. I find that I learn a lot from him regarding my own dental health. The Office Manager is wonderful. She really makes you feel comfortable before and after you see the doctor. Dr. Shirley is one of the best dentist I've ever been to!!

  • Dr. Shirley was great and so was his assistant. She looked into the details of our insurance and that was all taken care of before we even showed up for our appointments. Both of them were very friendly, yet professional - he works fast but is very efficient and thorough. I brought my 2 teenage kids and they were very comfortable with him, too. We all had cleanings and x-rays and will be back in 6 months. Looking forward to forming a lasting relationship with this great dentist!

  • Dr. Shirley was great and so was his assistant. She looked into the details of our insurance and that was all taken care of before we even showed up for our appointments. Both of them were very friendly, yet professional - he works fast but is very efficient and thorough. I brought my 2 teenage kids and they were very comfortable with him, too. We all had cleanings and x-rays and will be back in 6 months. Looking forward to forming a lasting relationship with this great dentist!

  • Dr. Shirley and the office manager were both very welcoming. I felt comfortable and was happy with my exam and cleaning, which was very thorough. All my questions were answered clearly and with a lot of patience. I had to come back for a filling, which went very smoothly. The office manager made sure that I understand the co-payments of my insurance before the appointment started, both in the exam and in the filling appointments.