Core Smiles
Steven Cordoves, DDS:
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Core Smiles
Steven Cordoves, DDS
New York, NY (Flatiron)













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Jonathan G. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Had my regular checkup this past week. 6 months ago, Kelly (sp?) the Core Smiles hygienist, put me on a special cream for my teeth–apparently I had the start of a cavity and by using the cream every night (which i totally did!), my cavity would reverse. Well, lo and behold, a new xray of the problem tooth this week confirmed that my cavity was gone!!!! If you’re looking for a new dentist office, then I highly recommend you visit this place first–you won’t want to go anywhere else :-

Stephen McGee (Source: Google)


I highly recommend Core Smiles and Dr. Cordoves! I hadn’t been to the dentist in a while and hadn’t been taking care of my teeth. I cracked a tooth pretty badly, so I knew I needed to take care of it. Core Smiles was recommended to me, so I made an appointment and explained my concerns. From scheduling and upon arrival, they made me feel very comfortable and confident in the care I would receive. The office is so clean and beautiful and, if you’re like me and a little anxious about the dentist, you will feel comfortable and relaxed in this space. The measures they have in place for Covid also placed me at ease during this time. Dr Cordoves and all the staff explained the options and circumstances so that I was able to get the best care and outcome for me. My visit felt very personal and not rushed in any way. I had been dreading going to the dentist before this and it totally changed my mindset. Core Smiles was the best Dentist/Doctor experience I’ve ever had and I highly recommend their practice.

Darcy P. from Norwalk, CT (Source: Yelp)


Whether you need a dazzling deep clean or a beautifully restored crown in under a couple hours-this is your only Dentist you will ever want to see!!! The only thing that outshines the uber cool design of the office and the gorgeous and gregarious staff is the absolute pain free precision of virtually any procedure these professionals provide!!!!! You will leave feeling fahhhhhhbulous because your smile will be radiant!!!! Toast of the town for anyone in the know!!

Peter F. from Monroe Township, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Dr Cordoves is a great dentist.  He is up to date on the latest dental procedures. The office is modern and their website has alot of good information.    He has a very gentle bedside manner and is warm and soft-spoken.  He will offer multiple options. You can’t go wrong with Dr. Cordoves. The other dentist in the office, Dr G,  I hear is very good, although, I’m not as familiar with him.

Melissa G (Source: Google)


Core Smiles is the best dental practice I have ever been too. The staff is knowledge and super friendly. The office is clean and state of the art. They have this amazing machine in the waiting area that lights up and aromatherapy smells come out. Very peaceful and calming before being seen. The Doctors are top notch always explain everything in a way that I understand. Kelly and Molly are the hygienist and they both gave me the best cleaning I ever had. I have found my dental home for life and love to share how happy I am with everyone. If you want to be treated like a person and feel welcomed, wanted and get the best treatment this is the place to go.

Brian M. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Cordoves ever since I moved to New York 8 or 9 years ago. He is great. At one point I had a filling that I continued to be sensitive to (I have sensitive teeth!) and he redid it 2 times until it didn’t bother me anymore. He also did my Invisalign, and the results are terrific. I continue to be impressed by Kellie, who does the regular dental cleaning. I’ve never met someone at the dentist office who takes your oral health so seriously and is constantly thinking of ways to improve it. She is great. Kudos to the whole team. Highly recommended.

Ken E. from Chatham, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Over the past ten years, I’ve needed a lot of dental work as a result of very old fillings that needed to be replaced. I tried at least 5 dentists before I started seeing Dr. Cordovas and he is the best I’ve seen, by far. He is prudent and thoughtful. He also takes the time explaining what needs to be done which I find reassuring and transparent. I recommend him to anybody who will listen, he is the best in NY.

Mark Crawford (Source: Google)


Dr Cordoves explained, TOOTH BY TOOTH, areas he wanted to keep an eye on and areas he thought might have some problems in the future. Their dental hygienist, Kelly is also great– very thorough, very competent. Growing up I had the same dentist for almost 20 years–so I’m very particular about dentists. I’m happy I found this practice.

Patricia Gunn (Source: Google)


I avoided going to the dentist for years and when I finally decided to break the habit and do something about my neglect, I hit the jackpot when the referral service sent me to Core Smiles. Both Dr. Guilizio and Dr. Cordobes are wonderful dentists, but they are also very caring and comforting and relaxed me so that I was not a neurotic mess. My dental process was quite extensive and ranged over several years. I went to a dentist in Austin, Tx recently and he raved about what a wonderful job they have done. We shared many professional and personal experiences over the years. My dental process is almost complete, but I will hold them close to my heart forever. The staff is wonderful as well. Many thanks to Everyone at Core Smiles.

Nadine S. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Woohoo! Core Smiles is exactly as good as it gets when it comes to a professional down to earth team. I am relieved to be a patient of both Dr. Gulizio and Dr. Cordoves. They are such genuinely caring doctors who take the time to explain (in simple terminology) any issues that needs attention. Ms. Chrissy is great at breaking down in detail all treatments. She is my God sent when it comes to working with payments thru my dental insurance and even offers alternate payment options that Core Smiles offers. Dr G., Dr C, Ms Crissy, and the rest of the staff make my visits seamless. Just a great calm, reassuring atmosphere – very positive Karma

Steve S. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Cordoves for about 3 years. After breaking my jaw and 8 teeth just 2 months before my wedding, I needed alot of work to look good in time for pictures and honeymoon. He and his staff coordinated all necessary work and accomplished the task with great care and professionalism. And in the process I found that they took the time to learn how you react to certain procedures and anesthetics to really manage the pain best for you individually. I have recommended him to my entire office (which is nearby) and everyone feels the same: Great dentist, great staff. No one likes going to the dentist, but Dr. Cordoves’ modern office and kind, professional approach really puts those old stereotypes and fears to rest.

Dave H. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Just visited Dr. Cordoves for the first time and had a great experience overall. Nice guy with a good staff. Takes his time explaining everything and makes it a very comfortable experience. The office is surprisingly nice and modern given the building it is in. The technology in his office surpasses anything I have seen before in other offices. There are flat screen tv’s in the rooms, which i thought would play cable while I got my teeth cleaned, but I only saw them turned on when he showed me close up digital pictures of my teeth. There is also music throughout the office which was a nice touch. Overall, I would recommend Dr. Cordoves. Not sure what the going rate for procedures is, but he might be a little expensive given the gap between what my insurance allowed and what his office charges.

Amy L. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Doctor Cordoves is great! My husband discovered him a few years ago after finding our former dentist a bit old-fashioned. We’ve been going to him and recommending him ever since. He and his super friendly staff recently moved to an amazing new space Midtown Manhattan which has a spa-like feel: very modern yet extremely cozy; equipped with state of the art equipment, a flat-screen and the best selection of international music to help you relax. Not only is Dr Cordoves extremely professional, meticulous and thorough, but he is also very gentle, pleasant and makes you feel comfortable. He explains everything he is doing, the tools he is using (mostly of them very high tech) and keeps making sure you are OK. I think he is the first dentist I have not screamed at or bitten! He is frank. He will let you know in advance if the foresees any potential issues without being pushy. I had a few old fillings that needed to be replaced; he told me which ones in order of priority and checked with my insurance to find out how many I could have done at a time. All I had to do was to show up, sit back and relax. I’ve never enjoyed going to the dentist until I became a patient of Dr Cordoves. I very highly recommend him.

Bianca P. from Charlotte, NC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Cordoves and his staff are wonderful. There was no wait, and the office is very nice and futuristic looking. The receptionist took care of me quickly, and Dr. Cordoves examined me thoroughly – my wisdom tooth problem was fixed within 24 hours just as he said. He took his time to explain to me what happened and what I will be needing to do in the future. These guys are great and I highly recommend them!

Dan S. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Cordoves for 9 years (and had a lot of work done!), and I wouldn’t go anywhere else.  Staff bends over backwards to make your experience as, um, painless as possible.  Always friendly, courteous, respectful, and efficient.  Dr. Cordoves always explains exactly what he’s going to do and why, constantly checks in to make sure you’re comfortable, and does great work.  The technology is constantly updated.  I’ve never been more comfortable with a dentist.

R 5. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr Cordoves for 11 years. In the meantime, I moved, and took my cleanings somewhere else – but for anything more serious, I always go back to him. There is no comparison. He is kind, professional, brilliant, and honest. I have recommended him and his partner to several friends, and they all loved them.

Christina A. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Cordoves has been my dentist for about 4 years. He and his staff are terrific. They are friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. They listen to each of your concerns, and take their time with each patient. I love not having to wait more than 5 minutes for an appointment. The office is very private and discreet (and well-decorated too!) I had a terrible fear of dentists, due to a lifetime of mismanaged anesthetization from literally EVERY dentist I have ever been to. Dr. Cordoves and his staff are very supportive, and take every step to ensure that my nervousness is mitigated. He is super detail-oriented, and has the very latest in equipment and technology. What used to be a terrible ordeal for me has become relatively routine and completely pain-free (a big deal for me!). I cannot recommend him or his staff highly enough.

Semyon V. (Source: Zocdoc)


Been seeing many dentists before in my life ; but dr. Cordoves is amazing ! Polite, kind , takes the time and explain about everything very thoroughly! Plus the quality of his work is amazing . Very impressive ! His office is nice and the staff are great . Would recommend everyone who needs a dentist to go see him.

Simone Policano (Source: Google)


Core Smiles is amazing! Feels like a secret dentistry gem hiding in Chelsea, I just wish I had found it sooner. They did such a thorough cleaning and Zoom whitening, I felt like I was in the best hands. So attentive. Special shoutout to assistant manager Meg for playing the best music and making the office such a friendly place to spend a morning!

Thomas S. from Rockville Centre, NY (Source: Yelp)


I am so happy I went here for a second opinion! Their proposed plan is so much better. The amount of time and personal attention they give is amazing. They are so pleasant and nice, it impossible not to really like them! From what I have experienced so far, and from others, they bring a certain level of artistry to their craft to produce beautiful results. It is impossible not to like the entire team. How many dentist offices can you say that about!

Mark B. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


I’m a new patient this year. From the first meeting, I felt at home in their practice. Dr. Gulizio is a thorough, precise, patient and exceedingly skilled doctor who makes you feel at ease from the start. Every step of the way, he explains your options, his recommendation, what he wants to do, how and why he wants to do it. When you make a decision to proceed, you feel that you made an informed decision that is going to benefit you in the end. I left their practice this morning after a lengthy procedure, and I felt peaceful and happy to have been there. How often can you say that about a dental visit? I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Cordoves this morning, and like Dr. Gulizio, he has an easy disposition that makes you feel as though you are in very good hands. I very highly recommend this practice.

Natasha J. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


Had Dr. Cordoves (so?) Who did an excellent job on my teeth. I’m so happy with the result.  The office is clean and the staff is professional. Always kept me in the loop financially and worked with me to fix my teeth. Everyone is very patient, given I dont like needles and have a fear of the dentist….Ive never felt more comfortable and avoid dental visits much

Ernesto P. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr Cordoves and Dr Gulizio are such a great doctors and nice people as well as the rest of the staff. Every one is really professional, they taking care of you since the moment you walk in the door. I recommend this dentistry to anyone looking for amazing Dentist, Fair prices and Satisfaction with your results, Plus the clinic its really cool looking. I have been with Dr Cordoves for years and I couldn’t be happier to have found him.

Sharon J. from Forest Hills, NY (Source: Yelp)


At the risk of sounding like a broken record ( see my other reviews), I’ll just sum up and say that these guys are (still) the best, as far as I’m concerned…my mouth has been a minefield full of every possible dental issue, and I’m grateful I found doctors who are up to the task of walking through it with top-notch technical skills, and expert knowledge. You can trust them to do everything that needs to be done gently, yet efficiently. After years of questionable dental care, I finally feel I am in good hands that I can completely trust.  Kris, the office manager is an added bonus !

David P. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Guilizio, Dr. Cordoves, hygienist Kellie Kennedy, and the entire staff are not only consummate professionals, but use some of the most advanced dental techniques in the field. They’re also very nice people, making you feel comfortable and at ease during every procedure. I can’t stand going to the dentist, and avoided it for years, but once I entered their office, my fears suddenly disappeared. Now I look forward to my checkup, cleaning, or any dental procedure for that matter, knowing that I have one of the best dental teams in New York, caring as much for my anxiety as well as for my teeth. I can’t recommend them enough.

David S. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


I cannot say enough great things about Core Smiles. Dr. Cordoves and Dr. Gulizio are such great dentists. They are very accommodating to my schedule and very understanding of my dental issues. Their staff is so nice and welcoming and they go out of their way to make sure that I am comfortable during my treatments. It really is the best experience that I have had at a dentist. I refer my family and friends to both Dr. Cordoves and Dr. Gulizio and they have all had the same positive experiences. 5 STARS!!!!I cannot say enough great things about Core Smiles. Dr. Cordoves and Dr. Gulizio are such great dentists. They are very accommodating to my schedule and very understanding of my dental issues. Their staff is so nice and welcoming and they go out of their way to make sure that I am comfortable during my treatments. It really is the best experience that I have had at a dentist. I refer my family and friends to both Dr. Cordoves and Dr. Gulizio and they have all had the same positive experiences. 5 STARS!!!!

Jason M. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


I have nothing but good things to say about the Core Smiles team.  From the time that you walk in until you leave, you are treated like royalty.   Everyone was super-friendly and super-professional.  No BS here!   This is a high class office with a high class staff–and don’t doubt for a second that you won’t be getting high class treatment.  Kelly, the hygeinist (sp?) was thorough and gentle (finally found someone to clean my teeth without wincing in pain!) and Christy the office manager totally won me over by letting me know what my insurance coverage would be.

David F. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Referred by a whip-smart colleague, whose advice is always valued, I recently went to Dr. Cordoves for a cleaning, x-rays, and an exam. I was pleasantly struck by his offices, which are–at least in the septic world of oral practitioners–rather unusual, but in a great way (clean, sleek, bright, etc.). His staff was pleasant, welcoming, and very apparently on-the-ball. Dr. Cordoves is clearly good at what he does, and with the help of his state-of-the-art equipment, most of which I had never seen before, I was out and back at my office with incredibly clean teeth in less time than I had ever imagined. All in all, an excellent experience. I will recommend Dr. Cordoves to all of my friends and co-workers.

Anna I (Source: Google)


I love this place especially Doctor Steve and Kelly. I am the worst patient a doctor can have: obnoxious with always a lot of questions. I know what I want and look for the best. Only with Steve I can feel at ease and I completely trust his professionalism. He is the most gental dentist and knows his profession. He also will make your teeth looking absolute gorgeous. Kelly does the best cleaning in NYC. They also have a very super modern state of the art equipment. All around it’s the best dental experience

Raymond Dente (Source: Google)


Great space, energy, staff, owners and vibe. I had the opportunity to experience Core Smiles for the first time this past week. Michael Galizio is amazing! What I learned about my mouth and teeth in one visit was more than I had learned my whole life. I then went on to add veneers to my smile. I’m more than satisfied and highly recommend! Ray D

Michael C. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Like most people, I HATE THE DENTIST. I have in fact had several different ones here in the city, but have to say that Dr. Cordoves is fantastic. He is professional, kind, caring, and very aware of his patients. His technology in the office is extremely modern and you truly feel like you are getting the best care in the world. In addition, he does all of the cleanings himself, which I really think makes a big difference.

Pyul H. from Putnam Valley, NY (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Cordoves by my orthodonist. From the start he was very welcoming. He is not your typical dentist, he seems more like a friend. First off, he never makes you wait. Is this not insane? What dentist can you go to without having the minimum 30 minute delay? I believe the longest I’ve had to wait in his office was 5 minutes! What I also liked about him was that he always told me what he was going to do before he did it. He walked me through every step of the procedure so that I didn’t have to wonder what he was doing. Dr. Cordoves is also a perfectionist, which is definitely a good trait to possess as a dentist. He will work away at your teeth until the both of you are satisfied. I also had my teeth whitened with Zoom at his office which was easy and painless. I get compliments on how white my teeth are all the time! The office is such a cool space. Recently renovated, it feels like a very hip dental spa. The state-of-the-art dental chairs are so very comfortable that it would be easy to fall asleep, I would like one for my home. Dr. Cordoves has also installed flat screen tvs on the walls so that you can see what he sees on his computer. Everything in his office is new and modern and very clean! Dr. Cordoves is a gem of a dentist in Manhattan. I actually enjoy going in for my appointments because he is always so upbeat and funny, plus he does amazing work! Oh, and his staff is wonderful too!!!

Sovi P. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


I have been with Dr.C forever.  I think since 2005?  I love this Dentist!  The office is clean, modern and relaxing.  The staff is very comfortable to talk to.  They are up front about cost and help explain what the long term goals are.  I have 2 children and live in Brooklyn and they always work around my schedule rather than theirs.  I’ve had Invisalign and teeth whitening done here.  They are helping me work through my Invisalign case where most dentists would have thrown their hands up!  I can’t say enough about them.  From the reception to the Dr.  I only wish they’d take on my girls!

Polina Kurovskaya (Source: Google)


I am very happy that I was recommended to seek help for my dental problems in Core Smiles dental office. On my first visit to the office, when I came frustrated and depressed, dr. Steven Cordoves met me with his smile and soft voice. He listen to all my problems. Then dr. Cordoves invited his colleague dr. Michael Gulizio and they both developed a plan of resolving my problems. They explained everything to me and discussed all possible solutions. The plan assumed the team approach in treatment. The same first visit, they even helped me with two little but annoying problems. Today, few months later, I can see this plan in progress. Dr. Steve Cordoves and dr. Michael Gulizio are very professional, kind and polite. They take time to answer all my questions. I love their team approach to dental treatment and I feel very comfortable in their office. I’d like to add that there is no waiting time for appointment at all. The staff is very friendly. I am very happy now. I would recommend everyone who needs a good dentist to go to Core Smiles office.

Frank D. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr.Cordoves and Dr. Gulizio are both highly qualified extremely professional dentists. They have both shown an extraordinary amount of care when working on my teeth. They take time to talk in detail with me about my dental issues I have and they never rush me. They’ve always made sure I was comfortable in the chair, and I’ve never felt more at ease. Their office is immaculately clean – and very modern and stylish ! which I really appreciate, being in the design world myself.