Edward Alvarez, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist located in Murray Hill/Midtown East, New York, NY

Dr. Edward Alvarez is a gifted and dedicated dentist practicing in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Midtown Manhattan. Patients from across New York City benefit from the wide variety of services including fillings, treatment for periodontal disease, dental bridges, crowns, onlays, veneers, implants and implant reconstruction, dentures, and teeth whitening treatments. He also specializes in smile makeovers, full mouth restorations, laser dentistry, snoring and sleep apnea, and orthodontics including Invisalign®.

Born in Queens, and raised in Long Island, Dr. Alvarez worked hard to graduate with multiple honors and national awards from high school, and was subsequently admitted to the prestigious seven year combined BA/DDS program at New York University. While at NYU, Dr. Alvarez excelled at both surgical and cosmetic procedures. Once again graduating in the top of his class, at the age of only 24, he went on to complete a post-graduate residency training program at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 2009, Dr. Alvarez was admitted, and subsequently received a degree in Acupuncture from Harvard Medical School. A course designed for Physicians only, Dr. Alvarez was the sole dentist in his class. 

For over 17 years, Dr. Alvarez has been refining his talents in the art of cosmetic dentistry. He is a full fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute, the most respected organization dedicated to the advancement of lasers in dentistry. He has also lectured both domestically and internationally on the topic of laser dentistry, and for Oraverse®, a dental anesthetic reversal agent. In addition, he is also certified in the placement of dermal fillers, for lip augmentation and reduction of facial wrinkles, and is also certified in the use of Botox®, and acupuncture treatments. 

Owing a sense of gratitude to those who serve us, Dr. Alvarez is a Police Surgeon for both the New York State Troopers PBA and Amtrak Police Department Fraternal Order of Police. In January of 2013, Dr. Alvarez successfully completed and graduated from NYPD's Citizens Police Academy. Currently, Dr. Alvarez happily practices a profession he loves in his cozy midtown office. New patients are currently being welcomed and most major forms of insurance are accepted.

Did you know?

Dr. Alvarez is the youngest of three children born to parents, who came to the United States from Colombia in the 1960's. Since a young age, his parents instilled a strong sense of values, morals, and ethics that make him the professional man he is today. In fact, all three children went on to be professionals, as both his sisters are physicians.  

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Edward Alvarez, DDS, PC

Dr. Edward Alvarez is a gifted and dedicated dentist practicing in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Midtown Manhattan. Patients from across New York City benefit from the wide variety of services including fillings, treatment for periodontal disease, dental bridges, crowns, onlays, veneers, implants and implant reconstruction, dentures, and teeth whitening treatments. He also specializes in smile makeovers, full mouth restorations, laser dentistry, snoring and sleep apnea, and orthodontics including Invisalign®.

Born in Queens, and raised in Long Island, Dr. Alvarez worked hard to graduate with multiple honors and national awards from high school, and was subsequently admitted to the prestigious seven year combined BA/DDS program at New York University. While at NYU, Dr. Alvarez excelled at both surgical and cosmetic procedures. Once again graduating in the top of his class, at the age of only 24, he went on to complete a post-graduate residency training program at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 2009, Dr. Alvarez was admitted, and subsequently received a degree in Acupuncture from Harvard Medical School. A course designed for Physicians only, Dr. Alvarez was the sole dentist in his class. 

For over 17 years, Dr. Alvarez has been refining his talents in the art of cosmetic dentistry. He is a full fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute, the most respected organization dedicated to the advancement of lasers in dentistry. He has also lectured both domestically and internationally on the topic of laser dentistry, and for Oraverse®, a dental anesthetic reversal agent. In addition, he is also certified in the placement of dermal fillers, for lip augmentation and reduction of facial wrinkles, and is also certified in the use of Botox®, and acupuncture treatments. 

Owing a sense of gratitude to those who serve us, Dr. Alvarez is a Police Surgeon for both the New York State Troopers PBA and Amtrak Police Department Fraternal Order of Police. In January of 2013, Dr. Alvarez successfully completed and graduated from NYPD's Citizens Police Academy. Currently, Dr. Alvarez happily practices a profession he loves in his cozy midtown office. New patients are currently being welcomed and most major forms of insurance are accepted.

Did you know?

Dr. Alvarez is the youngest of three children born to parents, who came to the United States from Colombia in the 1960's. Since a young age, his parents instilled a strong sense of values, morals, and ethics that make him the professional man he is today. In fact, all three children went on to be professionals, as both his sisters are physicians.  


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Services

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Cerec

Thanks to CEREC CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry, you can now have inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers in only one appointment. CAD/CAM stands for Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Milling, and is a technology widely used in other industries such as robotics, aerospace, architecture, and engineering design. In Dentistry, the CAD/CAM system has been on the market for over 30 years now and over 250 scientific studies have confirmed the clinical safety of tried and tested CEREC tooth restorations. Worldwide, more than 30 million tooth restorations have been produced with CEREC. Dr. Alvarez is one of the few dentists in New York City that has advanced certification and training from the prestigious Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and has been reconstructing smiles with the CEREC since 2009. 

No more impressions, no more temporaries, no more second visits. Everything from an onlay, to a single crown or veneer, or even a full mouth reconstruction can be done in one day. You walk in with your current smile, and by the end of the day, you will walk out with a whole new one. 

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Botox & Lip Fillers

In addition to the expertise Dr. Alvarez has developed in the world of cosmetic dentistry, he has furthered it in the field of dermal fillers, lip augmentation, and Botox®.  Dr. Alvarez has been certified by both the Facial Beauty Institute, and Esthetic Skin Institute in the use of such techniques. 

Having Juviderm® or Botox done by Dr. Alvarez is different in some subtle ways. Looking at faces every day, and knowing what a great smile looks like allows Dr. Alvarez to know what a beautiful frame for that smile should be. First, incorporating his vast knowledge of facial anatomy, and taking into account all the artistic components of a beautiful face and smile, Dr. Alvarez can tailor fillers to give the right amount of augmentation. Secondly, as a dentist, Dr. Alvarez is accustomed to working on changing the appearance of the face, determining facial beauty, and using the contours of your teeth and smile to cause a change in the contours of your face. Third, Dr. Alvarez can also apply low level laser therapy to the filler site to reduce inflammation, bruising, and swelling, that is normally associated with treatment. Fourth, Dr. Alvarez is very comfortable in numbing the facial areas treated, just as in dental procedures, and makes this procedure virtually painless. 


So, whether it is filling the lines between the corners of your nose and lips (Nasolabial Folds), the lines between your lips and chin ("marionette" lines), improving proving on what nature has already given you, or giving you the volume you have lost over the years, the use of dermal fillers is a critical and extremely beneficial procedure. Dr. Alvarez uses Juviderm® (Hyaluronic Acid), for the procedures, and NOT collagen or Silicone. Hyaluronic Acid is the preferred safe, non-allergenic, FDA approved method, and helps the body build it's own collagen framework. Results can last up to 18 months.

Dermal fillers are a wonderful adjunct/partner to cosmetic dental procedures.

* Achieve a more youthful appearance 

* Enhance an already beautiful smile 

* Help soften and reduce wrinkles, nasolabial folds and marionette lines 

* Lift the corners of the mouth 

* Enhance the shape and size of lips 

* Add volume to the face for a better profile 

*May last up to 18 months according to the FDA.

Botox® Cosmetic  is an FDA approved medicine that is injected into muscles to temporarily treat moderately to severe frown-lines between the brows of adults from 18-65 years of age. It is also beneficial in the treatment of TMJ pain, Migraine Headaches, and in cosmetic procedures such as minimizing a "gummy smile".

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Technology

Dr. Alvarez has been an early adopter of the latest technology in dentistry. Dr. Alvarez was one of the first dentist in New York City to integrate the Waterlase Dental Laser into his practice in 2003, as well as the Cerec in 2009. He is a Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute since 2005 and completed his Advanced Cerec Mastery in 2009.  

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Alvarez filled a cavity that, most likely, would have escaped the notice of anyone else. A great dentist by any measure.

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    By far, the most pleasant visit that Ive ever had to a Doctors office! Dr. Alvarez creates comfort and ease even with the most difficult situations. The best!

    Ted Patterson
  • Yelp

    Dr. Alvarez performs all procedures, including routine cleanings, himself and is one of the friendliest doctors I've ever had in any field.

    Andrew W.
  • Yelp

    Going to the dentist is no longer a scary thing but I know that any time I go he will take care of me and I am 110% comfortable with him.

    Adrienne D.
  • Yelp

    I've been going to him since he opened his Midtown East practice in 2002, and can confidently say he is a maestro of dentistry.

    Julia V.
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Edward Alvarez, DDS, PC
210 East 36th Street
Suite 1H
New York, NY 10016