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Herrick Lai, DDS

Dentist located in Gramercy, New York, NY

At PreZen Dental, Dr. Herrick Lai offers both cosmetic and restorative dental procedures for patients throughout New York City, NY. From his welcoming office in the Gramercy area, Dr. Lai provides routine dental exams, teeth whitening, crowns, bridges, dental implants, and urgent care treatment including care for chipped teeth, toothaches, and injuries to the tooth. He also has extensive experience in a wide variety of cosmetic techniques and procedures, as well as general, pediatric, preventive, and family dentistry.

Dr. Lai graduated from the New York University in 1996 and went on to attend the New York University’s College of Dentistry. He graduated in 2000. He completed his residency at the State Island Hospital in 2001. He then went on to complete a two-year Implantology course at New York University. Dr. Lai is also certified in the Invisalign method of tooth straightening.

Currently, Dr. Lai is affiliated with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, the International Congress of Implantology, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.

At the practice, Dr. Lai and the staff work to create a feeling of Zen that allows any anxious patient to relax and smile before and after every treatment. The office is designed for today's busy professional which expects nothing but the best in modern dentistry. The practice is dedicated to providing quality service in relaxing and welcoming environment. Dr. Lai will also work with each patient to ensure they get the best, most personalized care available. The comfort of each patient is a top priority for Dr. Lai and the staff of PreZen Dental.

Dr. Lai and the PreZen Dental team welcome all new patients. The office can also work with most major forms of dental insurance.

Getting here

Subway information:

PreZenDental is closest to the 6 train with access to F, N, and R lines.  Please contact us for more information or access the Google map.

Whiten & brighten your smile today!

When you feel good about your smile, it shows! ZOOM! professional whitening by Philips is the most requested professional whitening brand. While treatment time varies, most patients at PreZenDental who choose an in-office whitening procedure should expect their treatment to last about one hour. After the treatment is complete a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste-gel is applied to the teeth. When you leave the office you will feel more confident, with a brighter, healthier smile. Contact PreZenDental today for more information on ZOOM! whitening.  

Please contact our office if you have questions regarding insurance or payment options.

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Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    " His work is impeccable, and he is very detailed and thorough. Moreover, he's a super nice funny guy with a great personality & demeanor who is pleasant to be around."

    Eileen D.
  • Yelp

    "He did a very gentle and thorough job on the routine cleaning and bonding on sensitive gum areas. Could not ask for anything more!"

    Maggie T.
  • Yelp

    "What was best was that Dr. Lai immediately put me at ease. He does all the work and cleaning himself and did not pass me off to a hygienist. "

    Whirley T.
  • Yelp

    "The waiting room and patient room are immaculate. I'm kind of a germaphobe, so I was impressed to see that all of the equipment is new and visibly clean."

    Crystal S.
  • "Always excellent. I can't say I enjoy going to the dentist, but Dr. Lai always makes it as enjoyable as possible. I've recommended him to many friends and family..."

    Sasha S.
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Herrick Lai, DDS
235 East 22nd Street
Suite D1
New York, NY 10010