Why Choose Us

Upper West Side Dental was founded with the vision of creating a dental practice that treats every patient with dignity and first-rate care. If you are looking for a dentist who will treat you with respect and compassion, we’d like to meet you. From the moment you walk in the door of our Upper West Side Manhattan office, you’ll notice that our practice has an entirely different “feel” from other dental offices. Our Upper West Side dentist and office staff are highly-trained and exceptionally friendly.

We understand patients’ concerns and fears; during treatment our staff makes efforts to ensure you are at ease and comfortable throughout any procedure.  At Upper West Side Dental, patient comfort is our top priority. While your dental health is of the utmost importance to us we want you to be relaxed and at home during your visits with us. Everything we do is with your comfort in mind.  We provide late hour appointments and are open until 10:00 pm by appointment only.  Our late office hours accommodate students and those that are unable to take time off from work.  Our Upper West Side Dentist, Dr. Shirley is available for  on-call emergency services 24 hours a day.  Please make sure to take a tour of our office, read about the services we offer and follow our blog for office updates and dental deals.  If you would like to know more Upper West Side Dental, please feel free to contact us.  We look forward to meeting you and your family!

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Patient Comfort

Your comfort and safety is a top priority at Upper West Side Dental.  We understand that for many, visiting a dentist can be a stressful experience. Our comfortable surroundings and compassionate staff will ease your fears. Our Upper West Side Dentist, Dr. Shirley is very comforting from the very start of your appointment. Upper West Side Dental’s approach to dentistry is personalized and not rushed. In order to maintain our approach, we do not double book patients.  This provides the time necessary not only for Dr. Shirley to diagnose and treat dental concerns but to become well acquainted with his patients, especially those that have severe dental phobia and anxiety.

We provide the following amenities:

  • Nitrous Oxide for patients who are anxious
  • Pandora station of your choice (with or without headphones)
  • Hulu television (with or without headphone)
  • Hand holding
  • Tea or warm water and lemon


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.  At Upper West Side Dental our Upper West Side Dentist, Dr. Shirley provides Nitrous Oxide to make procedures as comfortable as possible.  Nitrous Oxide is known to many as “laughing gas” and is a safe and effective sedative agent suitable for patients of all ages that are in good health.

Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose and instantly relaxes you.  Nitrous is not intended to put you to sleep; you are able to hear and respond to any requests or direction during the procedure.  The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.  Patients are able to walk, drive or ride an bike home without the assistance of another person.  Visit our Upper West Side Dentist if you are interested in learning more about having nitrous oxide during your dental producers.