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Dr. George Pliakas, DDS, MS

Orthodontist

Professional statement

Dr.George Pliakas is a board-certified orthodontist committed to the highest level of care. He has been creating beautiful smiles in the New York area for over a decade and truly loves what he does. Be it with younger patients who are just growing into their smiles, or adults looking to transform theirs, "Dr.George" takes immense pride in his work. He enjoys working in private practice and is currently President of the Orthodontic Alumni Society of Columbia University.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Orthodontist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthodontics

Education and training

  • Dental School - Columbia University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Columbia University, Master’s in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Harvard University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Northeastern Society of Orthodontists

Awards and publications

  • Highest Academic Achievement Award, presented upon graduation from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Key, National Dental Honor Society
  • Dr. Lawrence H. Meskin Journalism Award for Excellence in Dental Student Publications
  • Herbert J. Bartelstone Award for Excellence in Pharmacology, presented by the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
  • Dean's list, Harvard University

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Greek

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1245461763

Office locations

Central Park Orthodontics

271A Central Park West, (Entrance on W.87th St)

New York, NY 10024

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Dr. Pliakas is not just an incredible orthodontist, he is an artist. My daughter's smile is beautiful and we could not be happier with her results. Dr. Pliakas takes pride in his work and it shows.
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I had Invisalign treatment with Dr. Pliakas and I love how my teeth look. Dr. Pliakas is gentle and caring. The office has the most up-to-date equipment and is very modern. Dr. Pliakas has degrees from Harvard and Columbia University and much experience. Need I say more?!
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Great experience from beginning to end. Dr. Pliakas' expertise is second to none. It is wonderful to find a doctor who is diligent and who has great bedside manner. Our children love him.
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I just finished my Invisalign treatment with Dr, Pliakas and I am in love with the results. I can't stop smiling. My teeth look great and the whole process was so easy. I did a lot of research to find agood orthodontist and I am so happy I found Dr. Pliakas. Every visit was a delight. Helen at the front desk is very nice and helpful and Dr. Pliakas is extremely knowledgeable and professional. My kids might need braces in a few years and I will return to Dr. Pliakas without a doubt!
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We love Dr. Pliakas. Dr. P and his staff are wonderful and they always make my 12 year old daughter feel so comfortable. My daughter just completed her orthodontic treatment and her teeth look beautiful. Thank you you for everything Dr. Pliakas!
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Prior to selecting Dr. Pliakas, I had met with two other orthodontists and there was no comparison. Best decision ever. I had Invisalign treatment and my teeth have never looked or felt better. Dr. Pliakas fixed my bite and straightened myteeth perfectly. I am so happy with my results and I recommend him to all my friends.
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When we were looking for our orthodontist we asked anyone who had a smile we really liked and that's how we found Dr. Pliakas.The office is amazing and Dr. Pliakas treats our children like family. He explains everything and makes theprocess comfortable,effective and pleasant. We are still in the process and truly couldn't have asked for a better experience .
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He was the only person of several orthodontists I consulted with that strongly recommended I have teeth pulled. As kind as he was, I found another provider who was able to work to straighten my teeth without pulling any.
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They are so knowledgeable and friendly. The staff works well together and it is a nice atmosphere while you are there. They are genuinely nice people!
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Very professional, everything was explained well and clearly. great experience overall.
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This office is a true gem. Dr. Pliakas is wonderful and so incredibly knowledgeable. His passion for correcting teeth alignment shows tremendously. I'm glad to have found a great doctor who puts a lot of care into his work.
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Dr. Pliakas was very professional. He looked into my orthodontic case and my concerns to come up with a treatment that I am happy with.
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Dr. Pliakas is an exceptional professional. The entire office makes you feel welcome and comfortable at every visit. I have never waited more than 5 minutes to be seen; your appointment is your appointment. My visits have been painless and comfortable.Dr. Pliakas is able to construct the best possible treatment for you. I cannot be happier!
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One of the best visits I've had with any medical professional, anywhere. Such a nice person, attentive, calm. Amazing front office run by...his sister...who is..a dentist! I would highly recommend them.
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Excellent! Lovely office, very nice staff. My child was seen right away. Dr. Pliakas took his time and is very thorough in his evaluations. He made my child comfortable and at ease. Explained everything to me in simple terms. I highly recommend him!
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After completing two other consultations for braces I scheduled a consultation (with ease using Zoc Doc) with Dr. Pliakas. At this point I was tired from doing research and disappointed by the diagnosis from the other doctors. I am thrilledthat I decided to meet with Dr. Pliakas and his team! From the initial consult I knew that this treatment plan was the one! The office is conveniently located on the upper westside (and its beautiful space.) Dr. Pliakas gave a clear and thorough explanation of all of my options and specific recommendations for my case. Helen handled all of my financial and administrative concerns with perfection! Affordable pricing, especially for the NYC metro area. Please schedule your consultation, you will not be disappointed.
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Dr. Pliakas, does great work! He replaced the permanent retainer on my top teeth after I came in with it basically mangled from years of abuse. He replaced the whole thing for a really reasonable price and then guaranteed the workfor a full year. So, when I came back in with a loose binding 5 months later after a run in with a nasty baguette, he fixed me up for free and had me on my way in a swift 20 minutes. The office is clean and professional, and the wonderful woman at the front desk is always warm and friendly. I highly recommend Dr. Pliakas and Central Park Orthodontics!
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Doctor is very caring and compassionate. He is very patient and professional . Staff is very pleasant and office is very modern . Highly recommend !
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Made me feel self-conscious, wasn't gentle
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Amazing staff, extremely warm and friendly!
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Dr. Pliakas is a great orthodontist and I am glad I trusted him with my teeth (the orthodontic treatment is for myself as an adult, not my kids). He is very professional and well experienced. His clinic is very clean andstaff super friendly. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a board-certified orthodontist. He will definitely give you and your kids a beautiful smile!
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Beautiful new, clean office. Extremely friendly and courteous staff and doctor. Recommend for sure!
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Dr. Pliakas was extremely professional and knowledgable. His office is modern, renovated, and extremely clean. I went in for a complimentary consultation, and will definitely be back!
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The office is brand new and very nice. I was told they moved into the space in June 2015. I felt rates were reasonable and reception was very helpful to plan my payments around my insurance plan. Given the location onCentral Park West, cost had been a concern of mine. I am happy I made this choice!
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