In New York

In New York

A Million Dollar Smile

by Lois Levine

Curiosity got the best of me. For months I have been hearing about Dr. Linhart's Park Avenue dental practice, which not only provides virtually every kind of dental specialty—from root canal to restorations—but also offers any Tom, Dick or Lois a spectacular, whiter smile worthy of a red carpet superstar. And so, on a recent September afternoon, I signed on for a whitening treatment. The offices are located in the elegant Helmsley Building, on the 11th floor, and the long, carpeted hallways made you feel more like you were in the hushed luxurious environs of a Manhattan apartment building as opposed to the building of a dentist office. Inside, a cozy waiting room with Persian carpets and a plush sofa greeted me, but I was soon treated to a peek of the VIP room: a private dental lounge with a small living room, kitchen and rest room for those clients who tend to come with...

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