Joseph Salim, DMD

General, sleep apnea and cosmetic dentist midtown NYC

Joseph Salim, DMD

General, sleep apnea and cosmetic dentist midtown NYC

NY Top Dentists

Teeth Whitening, Sleep Apnea, Therapeutic Botox Specialist, Implant, Dentistry, Porcelain Restorations, Preventive, Dentistry, Crown and Bridge Work, Dental, Fillings, Bad Breath Cures (Halitosis), Cosmetic Dentistry


Dr. Salim does not rush you

I have been Dr. Salim's patient for a long time

Antoine Lecuyer
I will never say enough nice things about Dr Salim and SuttonPDA. He is a unique cosmetic dentist! I travel about an hour to go see him and have been his patients for over 15 years. Recently I got a full smile makeover and he was always checking in, attentive. He was never skimpy on explanations, very meticulous and knowledgeable. The whole process was quite long, but that is only normal given the efforts he put it and results are great.

I usually do not like going to the dentist but with Dr. Salim it is different

Louise M.
I have no complaints - Dr. Salim's expertise, attentive and friendly staff, clean and organized office etc... I do not, in general, love dental visits but I am very well pleased overall with the care and services received.

I am happy with the results

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Gabriele de Vos
I have seen doctors and hygienists at Sutton Place Dental over the past 20 years and all have been consistently professional, skilled and caring. Dr. Salim who I had seen first for an urgent root canal and crown after an accidentally broken tooth, was the cause for me to lose my profound fear of seeing a dentist, because the whole treatment was so unexpectedly gentle, as opposed to my past experiences somewhere else. Dr. Modiri saw me at a follow up visit and I couldn’t believe that he was just as thorough, caring and gentle as Dr. Salim. In recent years I started seeing Dr. Reshad for gum treatment and found an equal level of professionalism and care. My children both see Dr. Mina Elahi since they were very small. Dr. Elahi’s has an outstanding ability to be extremely gentle and aware of how to make this experience as pain free, soothing and “fun”, yet to be very thorough and clear in what needs to be done. My children never had any fear to go back and even looked forward to visits. In addition, the front desk staff is very accessible, kind and as much accommodating as possible. Also they are very clear about costs and insurance coverage ahead of treatment. An exceptional practice, would highly recommend.

I recommend Dr. Salim

Patrick Vanderley
Probably the best way to summarize my experience is that my teeth look so natural you cannot tell I have veneers. I became relaxed and confident after my first consultation with dr Salim and that lasted all the way to the end of my smile transformation. The whole experience was seamless: from the personnel welcoming and calling you by your name, to Dr Salim’s attentive and caring (no pressure) attitude, all the way to the office manager’s prompt and professional responses. Any issues were always quickly and professionally dealt with. I strongly recommend Dr Salim and his team. Thank-you Sutton Place Dental Associates for the great dental experience.

Kind, patient, meticulous, professional, friendly, amazing bedside manners, honest, skilled, caring...

Dr. Salim explains thoroughly

Joshua Greng
I suffer from small crooked teeth. Despite multiple veneer consultations in many dental offices, somehow, I have always hesitated … until I met Dr Salim. He made me feel very comfortable from the very first appointment. He listened to my concerns and was very generous with explanations. His caring but also no pressure approach swayed me to entrust him with my oral health. As for the results … the words “smile transformation” hardly seem to cut it. So many people I have met told me I look 10 years younger. Lesa and the Sutton Place Dental team are also very efficient and welcoming. They always know my name.

I will come back to see Dr. Salim

John C.
I’ve been a patient of Dr Salim’s for about 7 or 8 years, and continue to come back despite the fact that I live in Brooklyn now. He and his staff are beyond professional, very attentive, give great advice, and are genuinely just nice folks that I’ve felt have always had my best interest at heart. Rest assured you’re in good hands with this team.

I did not feel any pressure to do a treatment

John Damez
I have been a patient of Dr Salim for 7 years and have had several procedures done, which all went very well, ranging from cavities to bonding and porcelain dental crowns. Recently he fixed my bite and did full top and bottom veneers on me. It really transformed my smile, and it looks so natural too. He is an unusual dentist, and you have his undivided attention when you are with him. He only works on one patient at a time, and you do not feel the slightest pressure to choose a treatment. His dental office is also unique, I believe it is the only place I have gone where they call you by your first name as soon as you put your foot through the door.

The treatment was painless

Albert Zimmer
My old dentist retired and closed his office. After reading some reviews I went to SuttonPDA. I was not disappointed for sure. Their office is super modern. I wanted to whiten my teeth but dr Salim (the cosmetic dentist) told me that I had two cavities and that I needed to fill them before doing any cosmetic dentistry. He was very patient and kind. I did not feel a thing, it was completely painless. The appointment was perfectly on time. Overall very positive experience.

A perfect smile requires in-depth cosmetic dentistry experience


In today’s culture, a great or even a perfect smile is a passport to success. Yet, according to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, over half of all Americans are dissatisfied with their smiles.

Are you concerned by stained or yellow teeth, excessive tooth wear, the appearance of dark fillings, or even missing teeth?

Cosmetic dentistry techniques have significantly improved over the past decades. Dr. Salim has more than 30 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry. Him and his team of accomplished professionals will enhance your smile considerably by incorporating an array of different techniques such as:

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We can even remedy missing teeth with bridges or dental implants.

A glittering and even perfect smile is all but impossible.Don’t wait any longer. Call or schedule online to visit our comfortable Midtown East, New York, office.

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Dr. Joseph Salim: a New York, top-rated cosmetic dentist

Described by Ms. Gabriel Dias, one of his patients, Dr. Joseph Salim is “… the best cosmetic dentist I have ever been to… His work is exceptional. His staff is very friendly… My smile has never looked better”.

Dr. Salim believes that all patients deserve an unsurpassed level of care. It is precisely this commitment that sets Dr. Salim apart from other dentists.

Dr. Salim regularly attends seminars, conferences, and workshops. He is always up-to-date with his field’s latest advancements, especially the rapidly growing cosmetic dentistry field.

Dr. Salim is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry with honors in 1992. Thereafter he completed his General Practice Residency at the Lutheran Medical Center in New York in 1993.

He has received numerous awards, and in 1989 was the recipient of a grant for outstanding academic achievement.

He is an active member of:

  • the American Dental Association,
  • the Academy of General Dentistry,
  • the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,
  • and the American College of Forensic Examiners.

He has also completed several training workshops and courses in:

  • the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea at the Greater New York Dental Meeting and elsewhere
  • the usage of Botox and other fillers for the treatment of TMJ disorders,
  • bruxism,
  • clenching,
  • “gummy” smiles.
Image showing teeth wearing down as a result of teeth grinding

Effects of teeth grinding (bruxism)[

Dr. Joseph Salim is the Founder and Executive Director of Virtue Foundation (VF). VF is a non-profit organization with Special Consultative Status to the United Nations.

Its mission is to increase awareness, inspire action, and render assistance through healthcare, education, and empowerment initiatives. The foundation seeks to provide both short-term impactful and long-term sustainable development solutions to communities across the globe.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Midtown NYC

What exactly is cosmetic dentistry?

The short answer is that Its goal is to improve your smile’s appearance. Cosmetic dentistry helps you make your teeth more attractive.

So, unlike general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry in NYC, or elsewhere for that matter, is not primarily concerned with tooth decay, dental implants, gum disease, …

Let’s take a quick look at which techniques it comprises.

Teeth whitening

Is your teeth discoloration caused by foods, or is smoking perhaps the culprit?

If so, the most commonly desired cosmetic dental treatment is teeth whitening (see Zoom teeth whitening in NYC).

Over time, even the best cared for teeth will develop some degree of discoloration. It’s an inevitable consequence of drinking coffee in the mornings or sipping that occasional glass of wine.

Bleaching is a whitening procedure. It can even reverse the discoloration of teeth that have undergone root canal procedures.
Many tooth whitening products are sold commercially for use at home. However, the safest and most effective bleaching is achieved through treatments recommended by your dentist.

Some of these treatments can be done at your dentist’s office—others you can do in the privacy of your home.

And if you wonder how Dr. Salim can help you in case of severe stains or discoloration, just scroll down.

Dental bonding

Are the stains or discolorations in the tooth enamel severe? Dr. Salim may recommend composite bonding or dental veneers (see below).

Are you worried about chipped or cracked teeth, or maybe gaps between your teeth?

Again, Dr. Salim may use dental bonding and/or porcelain veneers to improve your smile.

Bonding consists of dental composite resins to restore and change the shape and appearance of teeth.

In some cases, Dr. Salim may even use bonding and sculpting to correct misaligned and uneven teeth.

And do not worry about costs too much, since bonding is one of the easiest and most affordable of all cosmetic dental treatments.

Tooth-colored resins to improve your smile

But the role of bonding and composite resins does not stop there. They are also a great alternative to traditional amalgam fillings for restoring a decayed tooth.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain laminate veneers are another tool in Dr. Salim’s cosmetic arsenal. Dr. Salim use this treatment to improve and correct cosmetic problems such as:

  • Worn teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Excessive gaps between your teeth
Excessive gaps between teeth

Excessive gaps between teeth

But what exactly are they?

…. extremely thin shells customized to fit over the fronts of your teeth. They will cover your crooked, stained, or misaligned teeth.
Dental veneers can be either of composite resin or porcelain.

However, porcelain veneers might be a better choice because they resist staining and look more tooth-like.

A veneer will be custom-made in a dental laboratory so that it fits precisely over the tooth it’s meant to cover. It will also be closely color-matched to all surrounding teeth. As a result, your porcelain laminate veneer will look like part of your natural smile.

Orthodontics and Invisalign

Are your teeth crowded, misaligned, or need straightening?

Orthodontics is becoming an increasingly popular procedure among adults, mainly due to invisible brace like Invisalign.

These days, one out of five orthodontic patients in New York is over the age of 18.

Crowded and misaligned teeth are not only unsightly; they can also contribute to oral health problems.

Malocclusions make it difficult to floss effectively and are also a leading cause of TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder).

Images of a healthy bite, overbite, underbite and open bite.

Malocclusion problems, bad bite


These days orthodontic patients can choose among clear (Invisalign), ceramic, or metal braces. Treatments time varies from a few months to a year and a half.

Porcelain inlays and onlays

Are you worried about your smile because of tooth decay?

Rest assured that Dr. Salim will preserve your natural teeth even in situations where tooth decay is far advanced.

Previously, your only alternative might have been a crown.

Nowadays, Inlays and onlays, are a great alternative to amalgam fillings. They can precisely match the color and shape of your natural teeth.

They will not cause sensitivity to cold and heat like amalgam fillings.

Dentists say they help strengthen your teeth.

Make your dream smile a reality and boost your self-esteem.

In the hands of a seasoned expert like Dr. Salim, cosmetic dentistry can correct almost any imperfection.

Dr. Salim offers you the possibility of a smile makeover. He can simultaneously address multiple cosmetic or structural dental imperfections like:

  • Cracks,
  • Chips,
  • Fractures,
  • Stains,
  • Gaps,
  • Crowded teeth,
  • Uneven teeth alignment

If your smile looks unhealthy or prematurely aged, contact us at 212-644-1011 to discover what cosmetic dentistry in NYC can do for you.


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Lynn O'Brien
Dr. Salim is kind, friendly and a terrific dentist! Jennifer is a super, thoughtful and efficient hygienist. The staff is great. The office is nice and very clean. Glad I found them!
Valentina Z.
I have been a patient for many years and always have a positive experience! Dr. Salim is highly skilled and very personable. His entire staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The care and cleanliness was also top notch during Covid times!
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Briana Gargurevich
Dr. Joseph Salim is not only a top professional in his field, but also extremely reliable. I have had my fair share of “emergencies” and somehow he always manages to squeeze me in. Would recommend him and Sutton Place to anyone. Friendly, professional, qualified, and reliable staff.

Meet the rest of the dental team

Dr. Mina Elahi

Dr. Mina Elahi

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Shahpari Nazeri

Dr. Shahpari Nazeri

Prosthodontics, General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Michael H. Reshad

Dr. Michael H. Reshad

Periodontics & Implant Surgery

Dr. Matthew Malek

Dr. Matthew Malek

Endodontics & Endodontic Microsurgery

Dr. Bahram Modiri

Dr. Bahram Modiri

General & Cosmetic Dentistry