Tooth Works
Sejal Patel, DDS:
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Tooth Works
Sejal Patel, DDS
New York (Upper West Side), NY













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 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed


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

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


I was referred to Toothworks by another mother with a child with autism. My son has autism and going to the dentist is a huge struggle. Toothworks was the best. Professional, clean, patient, great tools and equipment state of the art. They also took my insurance, called the insurance while I was standing there and confirmed. My son was able to have x-rays taken and find a deep problem. My son is 12 and we have been to many many dentists over the years. By far this is the best dentist for the autism community, I am sure for typical children they would just be absolutely fantastic as their ability to calm, proceed and handle the special needs community wonderfully. Jean

Sharon Parobeck (Source: Google)


My son has been a patient here since he was just under 2 years old and is 8 now. He absolutely LOVES going to the dentist! Both Dr. Sejal and Dr. Vanessa and super friendly with both parents and children, knowledgeable and work very quickly to keep all appointments on time. Highly recommend this practice – they take the time to explain all issues and teach children how to practice good dental hygiene from an early age.

Tyler S. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Patel is always amazing. The teleconference was such a great way for us to connect with her and it was amazing how she was able to still give an evaluation based on her observations via the computer. Overall, it was great to catch up and I’m glad that we can connect again with her if we need.

Juliette B. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


First appointment with Toothworks for my 6 year old son today.  What a lovely experience!  The location is waaayyy west, but accessible to Columbus Circle.  The office is brand new, beautifully decorated and high tech.  The staff is young and very professional.  We arrived early and were seen right away.  As a parent and healthcare provider, I appreciated Dr. Vanessa’s willingness to explain options and discuss plan of care.  She had a great bedside manner and interacted well with my son.  I really appreciate that they accept our insurance and look forward to my son growing with this practice.

Jeanne Hainz (Source: Google)


This place is the best kept secret in pediatric dentistry in Manhattan. The office has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. The nurses are gentle and friendly. My son’s dentist is Dr. Mallory Marquie. She is very talented in working with kids. She is thoroughly entertaining but also very patient and simply amazing in breaking down complex procedures into kid-friendly concepts. I was fearing my son’s first visit to a dentist but Dr. Marquie made it into a fun and educational experience for both my son and me. We made great memories, too!

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


My family and I recently moved to the upper west side from the upper east side. We liked our kids’ local dentist but wanted to avoid a commute, so when a family in our building referred us to Tooth Works a few blocks away, we made an appointment for our three boys, ages 2-7. When we walked in, we were blown away. Tooth Work is built for kids. They have iPads and TVs on the ceiling. Within five minutes we were greeted by Dr. Patel and Dr. Lugo-Hart, who took time out to answer all our questions. The TVs distracted the boys and they were all examined without a hitch. We hadNOTHING like this on the east side. . Amazing practice and theyaccept insurance. Would refer them to anyone with kids in a second.

Melanie D. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Took my 3 year old daughter for her first dentist visit. The office is fantastic – incredibly clean and inviting. Bright and cheery with great toys (including iPads) in the lobby. She was very nervous but the dentist (Vanessa Lugo-Hart) did everything to put her at ease and in the end she did not want to leave the office. It was a fantastic first dentist visit and we will continue to visit Tooth Works for all of her checkups. Wonderfully friendly and welcoming drs office.

Isabella S. (Source: Zocdoc)


I took my autistic son, who dislike doctors, dentists and nurses to my daughter appointment today to get acclimated. My daughter was very happy with Sejal Patel and had fun. My son who kept repeating “not Ian turn” and crying, was greeted by Sejal with compassion and care…he actually sat in the Dentist chair and was extremely excited to come back to see her. Thank you very much for going above and beyond for my family.

Kimberly D. (Source: Zocdoc)


What a wonderful doctor! So nice and took the time to walk us through all the details of good habits- whether it is brushing, recommended snacks and drinks- and made the cleaning for my 14 month old as fast and easy as possible and offered him a toy right after which put him at ease 🙂 Loved also the fun for kids waiting room and the zero waiting time and punctuality!

Tarah C. from Bronx, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Sejal and her staff are awesome! We travel from Riverdale, so our kids can see the best dentist. She takes the time to explain to the parents and child, and she’s great at educating the whole family about the importance of proper oral care. My daughter just had a filling, and I was so impressed with how Dr. Sejal reassured her and made her feel comfortable during the entire process. The doctors and the staff do a fantastic job of helping minimize the anxiety often associated with going to the dentist.

Ali T. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Absolutely incredible! Everyone here especially the extraordinarily calm, collected, toddler- whisperer Dr. Vanessa deserve a medal!!! Gus and Abby her assistants are stellar as well!! Have been taking son to see Dr. Vanessa since he turned 3. Words cannot fully capture how amazingly professional, skilled, patient, and gifted Dr. Vanessa and her staff are with children. They can teach a course on how to tame a tantruming and fearful toddler down to do anything (but in this case clean teeth fully AND get X-rays). Most recently, my son was an age where he could literally run from the office. I was ready to cancel the appointment due to his distress that attracted the attention of everyone on the block, but Abby & Gus helped me get him into the office and exam room safely and then Dr. Vanessa talked him into calming down. Before I knew it, she was skillfully cleaning his teeth in his stroller! Then, she coaxed him into getting X-ray’s which Abby and Gus expertly performed. My son refused to sit in the exam chair so they all worked around that. Dr. Vanessa not only spent time patiently but efficiently getting my son acclimated while being upbeat and fun the entire time, she spent time explaining to me how his teeth were doing(!). My son’s teeth were pristine white after his cleaning without any plaque residue left behind. AND he happily took a picture with the staff…unbelievable..Dr. Vanessa, Gus, & Abby…hat’s off to you all! So impressed and highly, highly, highly recommended!!! LOVE this practice and the people! Platinum Gold Medal Award for Dr. Vanessa and her team!!

Penny P. (Source: Zocdoc)


This was our first dental appointment for our 13 month old. Dr. Sejal Patel was extremely informative and answered all of our many questions. She has amazing bedside manner – engaged with our daughter right from the start while still being able to talk us through the appointment and dental hygiene home care steps. Everyone we met at the practice was extremely friendly and welcoming.

Yurlenis V. from Bronx, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Vanessa was absolutely amazing with my 2yr little girl! She was very patient, kind & cared about my daughters 1st time at the dentist. My daughter wont go to anyone she does not know & Dr Vanessa called her name very warmly & my baby walked right with her!  I would recommend everyone here! Thank you so much!

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


Dr Sejal is absolutely amazing!!! She was kind and really explained how I could amp up my daughter’s tooth care.  She also was great with my apprehensive toddler who did not take too kindly to having anyone examining her teeth, lol.  I highly recommend this practice, the whole staff is awesome.

Stephen A. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Our first experience at another Dentist for my then 3 year old son was traumatic as they asked his mother to hold him down as they tried to clean his teeth as he screamed. This place is totally different!!! Dr Patel took a great deal of time with my son. He was encouraged to touch all the instruments and was explicitly told what they would do and to feel things on his hand so he wouldnt be nervous. The Dr totally put him at ease and he really enjoyed the appointment. On the way home he was telling me that although he liked the strawberry paste he wanted to try chocolate next time and was eager to go back “soon”. Apart from the wonderful interaction with the Dr, the facilities are modern, clean and filled with the latest technology. Ipads in the waiting room really put my son at ease from the moment he walked in the door – in addition to being able to watch Thomas the tank engine while in the chair. Best dental experience ever!!! Take your kids – you wont regret it!

Cyrus D. (Source: Zocdoc)


Sejal Patel is very nice and welcoming, put my kids at ease, explains everything very clearly and is very thorough. She gives advice that are really useful and she is very respectful of your concerns about choices of treatment. Visits to the dentist have always been a good time for both of my kids since age 1 ! (today, they are 2 and 5).

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


Excellent experience! The office is very modern and kid friendly. Our visit was with Dr. Patel, she was very gentle thorough and informative. She explained every step while taking the time to discuss future treatments, prevention, and general everyday dental concerns and questions I had. The best part is my 9 year old has been giving me a problem to brush at night, she showed him how to properly brush and explained the importance and has been brushes with no hassle since. The staff is very friendly and totally I recommend the office!

Ella A. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Patel has a professional and child-friendly demeanor. She naturally puts the patient, my daughter, at ease as well as me, the parent. Dr. Patel patiently takes time to describe and explain clearly the best ways to care for my daughter’s teeth at this stage in her life, and she does not rush through answering any questions that I might have. The offices are clean and inviting with plenty of activities for children in the waiting room. The practice, from start to finish, makes me feel confident in the quality of my daughter’s dental care.

Adithya Bandela (Source: Google)


A super cute pediatric dentist’s office. The office is very bright and cheerful and very welcoming for little ones. The waiting space is very clean, has a bunch of books and toys as well as iPads to keep kids of all ages occupied. There’s also a little nook to park strollers in. Another awesome touch is that the 3 “O”s in their logo at the entrance are interconnected gears and my 3yo loves turning them round and round forever. Finally, let’s talk about the most important aspect of a dentist’s office — the dentists themselves. I’ve been taking my daughter here twice a year since she was an year old, and have seen 2 of the dentists. I’ve found them to be extremely knowledgeable and professional. They have given us very good age-appropriate advice on every visit, and make themselves available for follow-up consultation, q&a, etc, over email if needed. I continue to be a lazy dad, and only follow about 50% of their advice, but I feel like that still helped get us into a really good routine with our child’s dental care. Great job, guys! Now, if you could juuuuust figure out a way of making me shed my laziness and follow your advice 100% of the time, I’d give you 6 stars!

Ella C. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Should I even waste characters and tell you I am not a reviewer?! I AM NOT A REVIEWER! I am very grateful for the people who are. However, I am here to let you know how wonderful Tooth Works was to my family. Specifically Sejal. Speaking to her a day before my appointment I felt comfortable and relaxed. A little excited actually to put a face to the person I spoke to. It was my son’s first time seeing a dentist. He is 22months. When we walked in, we were greeted by Sejal, who remembered me from our phone conversation. A little chit chat and signing and she took us to the room. She was awesome with my son, she made him feel really comfortable, she was extremely patient, she catered to our personal opinions and such. My son cried during the exam but she was not rough with him, she cleaned between his open mouth cries. She was just absolutely amazing. To top it off they have the latest gadgets and technology there. Their office and waiting area really appeals to the children. Most importantly for me you can fill out all your paperwork online and email it back to them. All you need to do is sign when you show up! Saves time! Overall this place is really great! Please do not hesitate to check them out!

Jessica P. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Highly recommended! The office is beautiful with iPads in the waiting room and a TV above the dental chair. I have to admit it’s been a while (2 years) since I took my son to the dentist, he’s 4 now. I was a bit nervous he wouldn’t behave since he cried at his visit 2 years ago. Dr. Patel was thorough in discussing medical history, diet, brushing habits, etc. She was very patient with my son through the exam and cleaning. He was a bit difficult with the x-rays spitting them out a couple times, but she was super patient with him and didn’t force anything. Ultimately, it was a success and he was happy to see his “teeth pictures” on the computer. She even gave me her email address in case I had more questions. The other thing…I don’t have dental insurance and the office was upfront with the costs. Nothing was done without me knowing exactly how much it will be. Also, Dr. Sejal told me about areas that can be “watched” and I appreciated being shown in detail where the cavities where, what it all means, and just the overall conservative nature of the plan. Instead, she explained how I could improve at home and prevent future cavities. I went back a week later for the filling of his 2 cavities and again it went way better than I thought. I still thought he would cry and not let it happen. Everything felt step by step and he was too busy watching cartoons anyways. Dr. Patel and Dr. Lugo-Hart had more faith in him than I did! They both made sure that I did not transfer my anxiety to my son and did a great job. He was an angel for the whole thing and I am a pleased mommy.

Hailey C. (Source: Zocdoc)


My daughter is 6 and had such a great experience! Dr. Patel was patient, kind, creative, welcoming, and made my daughter feel comfortable and at ease. I appreciated her use of imagination with my child and the way that she wasn’t afraid to be silly for the sake of making her less nervous.

Basil Moore (Source: Google)


I find this dentists office the best place to bring your kids! When you walk in you find it to be very clean, very friendly looking, and very comfortable. While your child is waiting, they can Entertain themselves by playing on one of the Tablets they have in the waiting room. The people at the front desk are very friendly. When you walk into the dentists office you notice that it is very clean, and very friendly looking as well! The dentists are very professional, and kind. They know what they are doing, and they do it well. Your young child can also watch something on the small TV hanging above them when their teeth are getting worked on. Clean, friendly place, peak entertainment for your kids, friendly staff and dentists, and professional dentists, all make a great dentists office.

Vera N. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Patel is very thorough, patient and practical. She took time and care to examine my son and shared useful advice afterward. She’s great with kids and really understands the incidents and accidents that can happen to toddlers as well as how to address the myriad of dental concerns arising from them. I highly recommend her! Vera

N. N. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


I brought my daughter here first at the age of 3 after a stressful experience at another pediatric dental office and had a great experience. We have been coming twice a year since (my daughter is now 6) and it’s just great. Dr. Vanessa hits just the right balance to my mind of making sure there are no real dental issues and doing a good cleaning, and giving a child a relaxed experience and positive associations with going to the dentist. She asks thorough questions and gives good guidance to you as a parent as well. I also really appreciate that it’s possible to schedule appointments via ZocDoc, which is so much better for finding a convenient time than trying to do it over the phone. The office waiting room is set up well, and my daughter would love a chance to spend more time in it, but we’ve never had more than a 5 minute wait. (We arrive on time.)

Liu J. from Upper West Side, Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


This was the best dentist experience my daughters (or I, for that matter) have ever had. Dr Vanessa is a lovely pediatric dentist who made them feel completely at ease (so much so that my four-year-old was having a hard time saying goodbye). The practice is new and child-friendly, with cute pictures on the walls, TVs above the reclining chairs, pint-size furniture in the waiting area, and some educational toys to help explain brushing. A wonderful experience!!!

Melissa W. from Astoria, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr Patel is INCREDIBLE, with a capital “I”. Highly recommend. The office is clean and friendly with books and iPads to occupy yourselves with while you wait, and mounted horizontal flat screens above the chairs for the kids to watch while they get their teeth cleaned. We see Dr Patel, who is extremely sweet, amazing with kids, and her bedside manner could not improve– it’s impeccable. She spends loads of time with you on your visits, explaining what she’s doing, taking her time, and answering questions. She even really acknowledges the kids and shows interest in them, chatting with them. She laughs and is kind and genuine is VERY knowledge in her field, obviously the most important part. I highly recommend her to everyone I know now. I now offer you this story, to prove her competency and actual dental work expertise…. Early on my sugar free, processed food free, juice free, breasted & solid eating 14m old son developed these black spots on his two front teeth, which is when I first scheduled to bring him in to be seen, but by another place– Twinkle Dentist. The doctor there, Emilie, basically said there was nothing to be done but sustain their current state in hopes it doesn’t worsen, but they were uncleanable, and unfixable. I of course asked a million questions about it and what it was, but she had no real answers for me. Just staining that couldn’t be removed. Seemed so weird to me. After my switch to Tooth Works, my son walked out with the spots virtually gone! Dr Patel explained *exactly* what it was, and buffed them clean!! Because the nature of the pockets where the discoloration was, she couldn’t get it 100% white again, but unless you stared up close you couldn’t even see it anymore. (Whereas before you would notice simply when he smiled– it looked like he had something stuck in his teeth, or had just eaten chocolate or something!). I was in shock. And so happy. She gave me instructions on an above average brushing regime and said as long as I maintained it diligently (and of course continued his sugar free diet), that it should absolutely not come back. And I have and it hasn’t. He’s now 4 years old and his teeth are beautiful and white. I don’t know what Emilie at Twinkle Dentist was doing, or why she failed to have a clue a) what it was and b) how to clean (or even that it was cleanable), but the fact is, she essentially provided no service to me whatsoever. I’m so happy I am now Tooth Works and highly recommend Patel’s expertise.

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


Love this place. My 9 year old has been coming here at least four or five years. Dr. Vanessa is a gem. My daughter could not be happier. Thankfully, she has had perfect checkups.  Dr. Patel took care of my daughter for an emergency when she fell and injured her primary tooth when she was younger. Yesterday, while playing in the park, my daughter unfortunately had an accident and broke her front permanent tooth. I was immediately given an appointment to bring her in to see Dr. Mallory. Dr. Mallory and dental assistant Abigail were the best! My daughter was very scared and anxious about the accident and the treatment until they spoke with her. They were gentle and caring making sure my daughter was comfortable throughout the treatment and restoring of her tooth. As a very anal and protective mom, I have been very pleased with the care my daughter has received from all the dentists and staff.

Eliza L. (Source: Zocdoc)


My 5 year old daughter loves Dr. Patel. She’s been a patient of Dr. Patel for 2 years now and she looks forward to her bi-annual check-ups. Dr. Patel is very warm and sweet and knows very well how to make children comfortable in her office. She explains to children everything that she will do before she does it and she does so, on the child’s level so when she starts the bristle machine to clean teeth, the child won’t panic or be scared of what’s happening. She definitely has a great way with children and we love her very much and feel grateful that she has made the dental visits experience very positive for our daughter. We highly recommend her and her office. Everyone there is super sweet and nice and the office is very much child friendly.

Oliver G. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Sejal Patel is a truly wonderful pediatric dentist. My son immediately felt so comfortable with her on his first visit that he never raised a fuss when she cleaned his teeth. She has a very natural and fun approach when interacting with children, and her staff are wonderful as well. My three year old son actually looks forward to getting his teeth cleaned.

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


Wow, ToothWorks is GREAT at what they do. Took my 2 year old daughter here for her first dentist appointment and she left smiling and proud. The staff explain everything that’s going to happen on a stuffed dinosaur and my daughter felt completely at ease with the process. They also have TV’s above the dental chair. I live in a different neighborhood but it was well worth the travel. Highly recommended.

Cindy D. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


This place and dentists are amazing! Super kid-friendly, professional, and honest. Dr. Lugo-Hart and Dr. Patel are very caring about their patients and have good office hours. My daughter hated going to the dentist and now she wishes she can go to Tooth Works everyday. Making an appointment is easy and the dentists are available to answer questions and handle emergencies 24/7. From the time the family arrives they make you feel at home. My daughter and I never feel stressed about visiting Tooth Works. They truly care about their patients and giving the best care. My daughter listened to everything Dr. Lugo-Hart says about dental care and follows through. You will love this place and be happy you made this choice.

Delilah H. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Sejal rocks, she has a great personality and is terrific with kids. My kids are thrilled when going to the dentist to see her. The environment is fun and inviting. The staff all around is extremely friendly which helps make important trips to the dentist easy. I highly recommend her to anyone.

NA5404 C. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Amazing! Both Dr. Sejal and Dr. Vanessa are spectacular to say the least. I was a bit nervous about changing my daughters dentist but boy Dr. Sejal is waaaaay better. I also have a now 3 yr old who isn’t covered yet under our insurance… He was complaining of tooth pain and when I looked he had a bumb on his gum where no tooth had grown in yet. I immediately called Dr Sejal and left her a voicemail she responded within minutes and insisted that I take him to see her. I called the ER near by and they instructed me to just put anbesol and Tylenol for pain. I called Dr. Sejal to cancel the appt. she called me back and insisted that I should never put anbesol on my kids guns it can do more harm than good. And also was very concerned about my sons oral health so she made sure I took him to see her. Thank God I did!!!! He had an abscess which she drained cleaned out and put antibiotics on. And he allowed her to do all this to him and he was just 2yrs old then!!!!!!!! He wouldn’t even let me near his mouth because it hurt him so much. Anyway, just go see these doctors they’re amazing!!!! I wish she could be my dentist. My kids love them! And the little “prize box” at the end of each visit for being such great patients!

Jenn S. from Long Island City, NY (Source: Yelp)


I took my 3 year old son here for his very first dental appointment. Dr. Patel was absolutely amazing – so kind, so energetic and friendly. She put both me and my son, completely at ease. My son unfortunately had to come back for another visit that same week because she found cavities. I thought he would be terrified to go back but he was actually excited! The procedure was quick and painless (Dr Patel and her colleague were incredibly quick and efficient, not to mention kind and encouraging) and my son left the office happy and proud of himself. I cannot recommend this practice highly enough. I am truly in awe of their skills and bedside manner.