Smile Smile Dental
Gaurav Mahindra, DDS:
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Smile Smile Dental
Gaurav Mahindra, DDS
New York, NY (Midtown West)













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: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Gaurav Mahindra, DDS





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

Lily A. from Brooklyn, New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Great dentist, great staff, and clean/modern establishment. Whenever I go to the dentist I never wait more than 15minutes and they are always willing to work with you for billing. Dr Mahindra is very personable and really explains everything to you. Had two cavities removed and the process was quick and painless. Added plus I was able to watch netflix because they have a TV on the ceiling lol

Joshua Grossman (Source: Google)


I’ve been seeing Dr. Mahindra for a few years now, and I can say without a shadow of doubt that he is the best dentist I’ve ever worked with. He takes his time with his patients, offers excellent and detailed explanations of options, has fantastic bed-side (chair-side?) manner, and is notably technically adept at his profession. He takes his work very seriously, and obviously strives to do it in the best manner possible. Everyone else in the office is equally friendly and proficient, as well, and the office itself is very nicely appointed. My teeth have never had quite so excellent treatment, and that’s been achieved with the quickest and most comfortable visits I’ve ever had. Highly recommended.

Sophie P. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


I recently moved to NYC and needed to find a good dentist.  Luckily I came across Smile Smile Dental.  Dr. Mahindra was very nice (super cute too!).  I barely had to wait for my scheduled appointment time, and felt very comfortable.  He was personable, attentive, and most importantly, took his time.  The office is clean and right in midtown so very convenient to get to.  They also take most insurance.  I will definitely be going back.  Highly recommend!

Angela K. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mahindra is wonderful! Appointments have all started on time (I’ve had three so far). During my first visit to establish care, he took his time explaining my x-rays and other findings from the exam. He is very honest, professional, and thorough. I grind my teeth on the regular, so he strongly recommended a night guard. When insurance didn’t cover it, he totally advocated for me and told me that he will try to get insurance to cover it, and regardless of their answer, I would only be responsible for my co-insurance portion of the night guard. So kind of him to make sure that I get the care that I need, at a less burdensome price. His office staff are also all incredibly friendly. It’s also super easy to modify appointments via ZocDoc, so that’s another plus for the convenience. Highly recommend to anyone that needs a dentist.

Eric (Source: Google)


I usually never leave reviews on google but Dr.Mahindra is truly exceptional. He goes the extra mile to engage with patients in not only providing excellent service in dental care, but also planning with the patient’s long term interest in mind. He also gave me advice regarding other medical conditions that helped greatly. Best doctor!

Cara F. from Stony Brook, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mahindra is the best dentist and I recommend him to everyone.  My husband and a handful of my co-workers now go to and swear by him.  He is so kind, thorough, and truly cares about his role and his patients.  He makes insurance nightmares a thing of the past, always advocating for you and getting back to you with any answers.  Everyone in his office is also amazing!

Jay R. from Queens, Queens, NY (Source: Yelp)


I had my first visit here today and the staff (receptionist, assistant, and the hygienist) were so nice, thorough, and helpful through every stage of my visit. Dr. Mahindra is also very kind and truly takes the time explain and makes sure that you understand everything. He provides an array of helpful tips and options for the procedures you may have to go through, with no pressure. Couldn’t recommend this practice more highly and look forward to my continued care here!

Timothy J. (Source: Zocdoc)


Not only would I go back, I AM going back. You couldn’t keep me away from this dental office if you tried! I’ve been to the dentist a few times so I know the drill, and every expectation I had was exceeded. From the moment I stepped in the door–which was easily located even for myself–until the moment I left, the entire experience was an absolute pleasure. Each and every person I encountered was courteous, considerate, kind, and more than happy to explain the processes and procedures every step of the way. The bar for bedside (chairside?) manner has been set, and it is quite high; they even laughed at my bad puns. On the technical side of my visit, again, they have set the bar for thoroughness, expeditiousness, and competence. The experience I had during deep cleaning in my opinion was second to none. I am quite pleased with the work performed. If Netflix and Drill is your thing, you’re in luck; cleaning need not be Boring. I could catch up on the latest shows on their ceiling-mounted television screen.

Dylan F. (Source: Zocdoc)


I have been going to Dr. Mahindra for about five years. He is a very compassionate dentist. When it comes to new crowns, he works with the insurance company, to see what is possible. His office is clean and he has state of the art equipment. I would recommend him without hesitation.

Lisa A. from Flushing, NY (Source: Yelp)


Hands down best cleaning I’ve ever gotten. -Prompt start time (Ok to be fair I think I was one of the first appointments of the day) -Great bedside manner and very professional. -Thorough care. Explained in detail what was going on, how to prevent further complications, and steps he would take ( I think this is one of the most important qualities a medical provider should have!) -My teeth are squeaky clean! The process was slightly painful (as cleanings tend to be), but the good doc gave me some numbing cream and asked throughout the whole process if I was ok. However, it was definitely less painful than other dentists I have visited. -Last but not least, and this may seem trivial, Dr. Mahindra DID NOT let me drool all over myself. Pet peeve of mine with other dentists: if you see that the procedure is causing drool spillage that I may not feel, please don’t allow me to continue to drool on myself. Please wipe my face. Lol

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


The best dentist I have ever seen. Honest, went through all the options and treatments. Nicest guy ever and extremely good looking too! The rest of the staff were equally as nice. No wait time (12.30 pm appointment) and very thorough consultation. He needs to be cloned and made available to every medical facility in the world! 🙂

Daniel J. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Mahindra is a dream human being to begin with, and as a dentist is the clearest, most direct, compassionate dentist I’ve ever had. I trust his judgment, and never ever feel that he has anything other than my best interests at heart. He presents me with options and games out scenarios in terms of scales of treatment. His staff is joyful, professional, and keeps things moving on time. I always dreaded the dentist. Now I look forward to my visits. HIGHLY recommended.

Liselle M. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


I came to Dr. Mahindra in so much pain because I had to have a root canal.  He is an amazing dentist.  He explained everything to me and is so caring and very easy to speak to.  I was very apprehensive because I no longer have dental insurance and was extremely nervous that he would charge me an arm and a leg.  This did not happen when I went into his office.  He put me on a payment plan and immediately put me in the chair to perform the root canal so that I would no longer be in pain.  I have never been so happy to have work done on my teeth.  I’ve always heard horror stories about root canals, not with Dr. Mahindra.  The procedure was basically pain free!  I can not say enough about Dr. Mahindra accept that I highly recommend him.

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


Best dentist I have ever been to. Very comfortable dentist, and extremely nice. Very good at his job and I’m recommending him to everyone I know in the city. Also – probably the only dentist/doctor that I could imagine hanging out with because he is such a cool/fun/personable guy. Highly recommend.

Allen S. from Bellerose, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Gaurav Mahindra is awesome. I felt very comfortable with him and he took extra time to make sure I was at ease. I basically stopped going to the dentists a few years back because I never felt like they understood the anxiety that I had and they never had the patience to remedy the situation. But Dr. Mahindra cured my anxiety and I feel very comfortable going to him. I have recommended him to many friends and now my family goes there as well. My teeth look great too! Thanks again.

Joe K. (Source: Zocdoc)


Honestly the best dentist appointment I’ve had in my life, not even an exaggeration. Hate the dentist and I’m not from the US and the first and only time before this they I had a dentist appointment it was like a conveyor belt just wanting to get as many people through the door as possible. This place couldn’t be more different. The front desk coordinator sent me an email in advance asking for details, answered questions I had RE insurance coverage (very daunting stuff for anyone from outside the US…private healthcare is WILD). Really helped put me at ease. Dr Mahindra himself was amazing. Put you at ease, wanted to get to know you, and then talked you through absolutely everything there was to know about the condition of your teeth. Used the screen in front of you to show X-rays, photos, diagrams, etc. Most informative medical appointment I’ve ever had, and didn’t try and “upsell” me a load of stuff like my previous dentist did. I sick at flossing and not sure I ever knew how to do it properly – he actually just flossed for me in front of a mirror and showed me exactly how it should be done. Feeling good

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


I wish I had found Dr Mahindra earlier.  The other day I realized I was overdue for a cleaning.  My regular dentist, who I really didn’t like, couldn’t see me for 6 weeks.  I wanted it sooner.  When I called Dr Mahindra’s office, I was offered an appointment one week out.  On the off chance, I asked if I could come the next day, and the answer was yes (on a Saturday).  Dr Mahindra was a pleasure; he is the best dentist I have been to in 25 years.  I have been in NYC for 11 years.  Oh how I wish I had found him 11 years ago.  Dr Mahindra is a Hell’s Kitchen resident with a dental practice in Hell’s Kitchen.  I highly recommend him, without reservation.

Leslie M. (Source: Zocdoc)


I have been a patient of Dr. Mahindra since he began his practice. Each time I visit his office, I am impressed with his development and growth not only in his dentistry skills, but alsoin his ability to treat his patients as the individuals that we are. I appreciate his courtesy and professionalism in not only what I need medically, but also in what is affordable for my budget. I feel respected and appreciated by his entire team. Thank you

Lily Capstick (Source: Google)


I highly highly recommend this dentist! Mahindra and his team are exceptional. The space is spotless, relaxing, and they even let you watch Netflix while they work. My teeth are doing so much better since I’ve started visiting this practice. This dentist is trustworthy, transparent, and friendly. Trust him with your teeth!

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


I would like to highly recommend Dr Mahindra. He is not only a very good, highly competent and skilled dentist…he is a really down-to-earth, and caring doctor as well. After I chipped a tooth on a Friday night, Dr. Mahindra let me come in to his office without an appointment on Saturday morning and expertly repaired my tooth! I feel very lucky to have found such a great dentist only a few blocks away from where I live. You’re in great hands with him, I promise.

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


I wish I had found Dr Mahindra earlier.  The other day I realized I was overdo for a cleaning.  My regular dentist, who I really didn’t like, couldn’t see me for 6 weeks.  I wanted it sooner.  When I called Dr Mahindra’s office, I was offered an appointment one week out.  On the off chance, I asked if I could come the next day, and the answer was yes (on a Saturday).  Dr Mahindra was a pleasure; he is the best dentist I have been to in 25 years.  I have been in NYC for 11 years.  Oh how I wish I had found him 11 years ago.  Dr Mahindra is a Hell’s Kitchen resident with a dental practice in Hell’s Kitchen.  I highly recommend him, without reservation.

Alessia W. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mahindra is the absolute best! He runs a tight ship which I really appreciate because I hate waiting around in a doctors office! His staff is always on time and he comes in promptly to inspect my cleaning. He’s probably the most honest dentist that I’ve ever had. He never tries to push unnecessary procedures on me and he’s always honest and upfront about the cost of cosmetic procedures like whitening treatments. He’s very serious about dental health. I wasn’t flossing enough and he throughly explained the dangers of poor dental health. It got me RIGHT on track! He’s a great doctor and he lets you control Netflix while in the chair! I’m never leaving this practice!

Justin Rowe (Source: Google)


I had my first visit here today and the staff (receptionist, assistant, and the hygienist) were so nice, thorough, and helpful through every stage of my visit. Dr. Mahindra is also very kind and truly takes the time explain and makes sure that you understand everything. He also provides an array of helpful tips and options for the procedures you may have to go through, with no pressure. Couldn’t recommend this practice more highly and look forward to my continued care here!

E L. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


It’s rare to find a doctor or dentist who puts patient care first these days, but Dr. Mahindra is an exception. Unlike many of the upscale dental practices I’ve been to, where dentists grace you with an overblown greeting and a 2-minute glance-over (aka, $90 social call, in addition to the $150 cost of cleaning), Dr. Mahindra is generous with his time ($150 cost for cleaning and doctor exam). My cleaning (which he performed himself but did not charge extra for), took maybe 30 minutes, and I never once felt rushed. Dr. Mahindra was careful and fastidious, offering lots of personalized information on how to improve my dental routine based on my particular ‘smile anatomy.’ In the first 2 minutes of the visit he pointed out to me my asymmetrical bite and explained how I should work to correct it if i’d like to avoid overuse issues in the future. None of my previous Park Avenue dentists or orthodontists or their hygienists had ever pointed out this glaring issue. Also, Dr. Mahindra is extremely patient and receptive to questions. He answered every one of my many questions with attention, thoughtfulness, and interest. Presented with one or two obscure questions that he didn’t know the answer to, he actually took time to research and called me back with answers. Dr. Mahindra seems to like both dentistry ant patient care– even when caring for a ‘zealous’ patient like me. I should also mention cost. Dr. Mahindra’s cleanings cost around the same amount as those of other dental offices, but when it comes to incidentals, his prices are phenomenally lower than standard prices. Unlike many other doctors and dentists, who take advantage of patients by charging exorbitant costs for standard lab services, Dr. Mahindra forgoes huge profits to give patients a fair deal. For example, a previous orthodontist charged me around $800 each for three retainers (totaling $2400), and my current other dentist quoted me a similar cost for new retainers. Dr. Mahindra charges around $500 or less for all 3 retainers (totaling $500), saying that since the lab entitles him to 3 retainers per mold, he’s not going to take advantage of the patient, and he’ll just give you the extra 2 for free. This is really a unique and generous approach to medical care– and definitely works out well for anyone who doesn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on dental retainers. As for the Smile Dental office, booking a last-minute appointment has always been easy; the staff are courteous; and the 9th Avenue storefront location could not be more convenient. I came to this office looking for a quick, local, one-time alternative to seeing my fancy midtown dental practice, but I’m staying with Dr. Mahindra from now on! I highly recommend Dr. Mahindra and Smile Dental.

Erin D. from East Islip, NY (Source: Yelp)


Ive been searching for a good dentist for some time and today I found one! The office is new and clean and the staff were courteous and organized. I appreciated the doctor sharing his observations but essentially allowing me to choose for myself (rather than be pushy). I like that the doctor is young so I can look forward to working with him for a long time. Overall good vibes. I already recommended him to 5 people at my office! Been back to the dentist and I have to say he replaced a problematic crown and it feels soooo much better. I was experiencing discomfort for so long and I’m finally feeling great. I also want to point out that the tooth was built onsite so I didn’t have to do the temp crown and schedule again, I was in and out with the permanent crown in a few hours!! Very happy with this dentist

Jessa M. from Edgewater, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mahindra is outstanding. My family doesn’t have insurance and his prices are extremely reasonable. He takes his time to answer my questions and takes his time when working on my teeth! I’m not the easiest patient as I have some anxiety and he’s totally cool with taking breaks and he’s mindful to check in periodically to see how I’m feeling during my procedure(s). I have been going to his office for a few years now. He was recommended by a family friend who, I believe, was also a patient of his father as well. I have also found that his staff is consistently friendly and professional. In addition to calling for confirmation for appointments they also send text(s)! Which I love! I’m a busy mom and need reminders people!

J G. from Santa Rosa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Really excellent bedside manner and up-to-date equipment (yes the office is older but clean). Dr. Mahindra has an impressive ability to explain why he thinks work does or doesn’t need to be done and takes the time to explain what’s going on with your teeth. Highly recommended even from someone with dental anxiety!

Jacqueline R. from Maitland, Orlando, FL (Source: Yelp)


Definitely the best dentist appointment I’ve ever had. Everyone was so friendly and professional but I only waited 1 minute past my appointment time, unheard of for almost anything in NYC. Dr. Gaurav answered all my questions and the took the time to find out about my lifestyle. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Alex R. (Source: Zocdoc)


I went to Dr. Gaurav Mahindra as a new patient, but I was treated as if I was family. The front desk staff is extremely welcoming. Dr. Mahindra sat me down and went over all of my issues in detail and kept asking if I understood or had any questions. The dental hygienist was also tremendously patient and caring. They took their time and devoted a lot of attention towards me. They do not try to upsell you on teeth whiting packages or any other products they have. They simply want to help you achieve good dental health. I thought I would never say this, but I cant wait to go back to the Dentist!!

Tomas N. (Source: Zocdoc)


By far the best dentist I have ever had. SUPER professional from beginning to the end. Dr. Mahindra and his team made sure that everything was smooth and comfortable for me and I am super happy with the result and I even got caught up on my Netflix shows during the procedure 🙂 For someone who generally not is a fan of dentist visits, this might have won me over a little and cured my fear a little. The dentist was very professional and was constantly explaining what he was doing and making sure I was not in pain (which I never was) I would give more stars if that was an option – it is not, but I will highly recommend Dr. Mahindra and his team

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


Dr. Mahindra is phenomenal. I came to New York from out of state and couldn’t afford to keep flying home every time I needed something done. I was skeptical and did an insane amount of research for a new dentist up here, but was very uneasy and couldn’t seem to settle on anyone (as I am a neurotic freak about my grill). Dr. Mahindra was recommended to me through a very trusted source who did not lead me astray. I would recommend Dr. Mahindra to anyone and everyone. He is honest and to the point, will never suggest any procedure that isn’t absolutely essential. He is respectful of the patient’s time and money and won’t jerk you around. Super personable and a cool guy. All in all he’s just a solid human being. The space is older and nothing flashy but it’s clean and comfortable- a real neighborhood place. I can promise you that you will not be disappointed!

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


I randomly picked this place because it was the closest dentist office to my apartment that was open on Saturdays. I totally lucked out! Dr. Gaurav Mahindra is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, dentist or not! He was very personable and talked me through my procedure. I will definitely go back!

Lauren F. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Mahindra and the Dental Hygienist Steve were absolutely incredible! The last dentist I went to made me feel like a 5 year old child and I left feeling terrible about myself. This visit could not have been more different! Dr. Mahindra was so kind and understanding. He truly knows how to treat his patients like human beings and I left feeling well informed and excited about my dental health! They do a thorough cleaning and examination, pain free and professional. I never felt rushed, even being busy, the doctor took the time to make sure I understood everything in great and easy to understand detail. I was so happy that I was referred to Dr. Mahindra I’d like to do the same with this review. If you need a great dentist who is also a great human being, do yourself a favor and make an appointment with Dr.. Mahindra!

Deborah S C. (Source: Zocdoc)


Truly the best dental experience I have ever had. Smile smile is a caring and thoughtful office. The hygienist Steve was wonderful and thorough and Dr. Mahindra educated me about my teeth and jaw pain in a friendly and accessible way. I feel more confident about my smile and dental health and know this is my office of choice for life!

Sunny N. from Tampa, FL (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Mahindra’s office for few months now. Initially for cleanings, but most recently for zoom whitening. He was very attentive and took his time. He explained the entire process before starting and as we went along. The before and after shots speak wonders. Highly recommend his work.


Gaurav Mahindra is a thorough, experienced dentist treating patients in the New York City area. He received his doctor of dental surgery degree from the New York University and completed his general practice residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is a certified InvisAlign provider and a member of the American Dental Association and the New York State Dental Association. Dr. Mahindra currently works at the Atlantic Dental Center in Brooklyn as well as at the Smile Smile Dental Office. Dr. Mahindra is trained in periodontal hygiene and operative dentistry. His operative services include cosmetic restorations, fixed and removable prosthodontics and implant restorations. Dr. Mahindra provides surgical services as well, including oral surgery and surgical extractions, impactions, and socket preservation. He provides preventative services such as cleanings, checkups, and follow-ups. Dr. Mahindra is also experienced in treating TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain. Dr. Mahindra is trilingual, speaking English, Spanish, and Hindi.