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Dr. Gross accepts all major PPO insurance plans as an OUT OF NETWORK provider. ~ Aetna ~ Cigna ~ Delta (in network with Premier) ~ Guardian ~ Metlife ~ United Healthcare ~ United Concordia ~ UMR ~ Principal Please contact our office to find out if we accept your PPO plan. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COMPLETE THE NEW PATIENT FORM AND PROVIDE ALL YOUR PERSONAL AND DENTAL INSURANCE INFORMATION. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPOINTMENT REQUEST WITHOUT COMPLETING OUR NEW PATIENT FORM. Serving as director of Holistic Dentists in Tribeca, Dr. Lewis Gross oversees his staff and the daily operations of his practice. Dr. Gross has provided comprehensive oral care since 1979. With extensive experience and an impressive educational background, he offers patients expertise and guidance on all matters related to oral health. He served as an Assistant Professor of Oral Pathology at his alma mater, Columbia University. In addition, he provided counsel to the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office. Special Interests and Focus – Dr. Gross believes that dentistry should focus on the affects it will have on the patient’s entire wellbeing, as well as the patient’s environment. Dr. Gross offers patients alternatives to traditional amalgam fillings that contain mercury, amalgam removal, non-surgical treatments for gum disease, and innovative options for root canal treatments. Known by his colleagues as a pioneer in alternative and integrative dentistry, Dr. Gross focuses on providing dental care that is beneficial to overall health.
Verified Patient Reviews
My experience at Holistic dental was excellent! The professionalism of the staff as well of their kind personality made my experience a superb one! I started with Karl, a hygienist, who gave me the best and painless cleaning I ever had! He gave me glass to shield my eyes from the light. In addition, he educated me on Alka-White, which is a natural/ simple mouthwash to prevent cavity and to help with PH balance. This continued when I met Dr. Gross who was very knowledgeable, gentle and focused on prevention and solution to patient problems. If you need quality work, at an affordable price, then you need to call Dr. Gross to set up an appointment as soon as possible; trust me, you will be happy with your decision. Thank you once Dr. Gross and staff- See you soon... Happy patient, Marie:)
Love that they care about alternative solutions and not just pushing chemicals. Got x rays for cavities and some tips on how to work on remineralizing risky areas as well as a super in depth cleaning by their wonderfully patient and chill hygienist. Had to wait for a bit but they apologized and gave me a Starbucks gift card for the trouble :) Might be the first time I didn't have anxiety at the dentist office!
Really appreciate the range of specialists available on site. In the process of an implant now with Dr Joe Blum who is using new technology to rebuild bone using your own blood instead of synthetics or animal or human cadaver, amazing! Gr Gross has been my general dentist for ages and has always worked closely with the other specialists so I have come to learn what "holistic" care really means. They are excellent at pain management, that's important! I've always been explained the options to treatment along with the financial implications of different choices. I've had almost every procedure in the book, but boy, do I have a great smile!
Lewis so great as always.... last minute appointment..... no more Toothache!!!
They were incredible! They also have everything in house - including orthodontist and surgeon (not only hygienist and dentist). They are so attentive and thorough. They took care of everything I needed in one appointment and were so helpful. Dr. Gross is the best and really funny. The facilities are so nice and updated as well. Their teeth cleaning was by far the most thorough I’ve ever had. I will be back!
This is a holistic dentist practice. Dr. Gross believes that the fluoride in tap water is a government conspiracy.
Dr. Gross and his staff run one of the best dental offices I've ever visited. Right away you can tell things are different as his waiting room is adorned with beautiful artwork and an open style reception desk - far more inviting than the classic partition style all too common in medical offices. The best part was that Dr. Gross employees the full range of dental specialist so you are able to consult on a number of topics expediently and with the added feedback from multiple people all in one sitting.
great location, friendly staff and I got a really good teeth cleaning!
Seems like he was more concerned about the money than my well being. Wont be going back there.
This place has no ethic. Avoid. First this dentist place is organized by using Zocdoc. Zocdoc sent me message about my appointment at one time while the dentistry called me another time. Receptionists at front desk has fake smile. Second, cannot trust dentistry here. They will study your insurance plan to see what they can get from you. E.g. they will see whether you have not paid the deductible this year so far or not. If not, they will ask to charge it by saying for the remaining of time of the year, u will not need to pay deductible. Actually, i do not have to pay deductible for teeth cleaning for my insurance waives deductible for preventative activity which i did not figure it out at dentistry. (do not get intimated by strong make up and impolite receptionist.) E.g they will study ur plan to see you have teeth filling this year so far or not. If not, they will do it even though ur teeth is pretty fine for they can get the money from insurance company (yeah you do not have to pay for the filling fee for you have one free time once a year, but if u use it here when ur teeth is fine, u may lose the chance to use it in later time in the year when ur teeth is really bad). Third, they always recommending you to do teeth ortho and try to earn money from you. They would say "i can set you up for an appointment for teeth ortho consultation for the first time. It is free. Be careful that it is a bite." Conclusion: no trust in this place even though it is well decorated and looks nice. Be careful. Please avoid.
The entire experience was a pleasure! Yes, that's right, I actually enjoyed going to the dentist! The office staff was extremely pleasant and I was seen within 10 minutes of arrival. I was surprised to be seen by Dr. Gross (at most places I have been to a dental hygienist or junior dentist sees you first). He was efficient while still listing to my concerns. Within two hours he was able to accomplish what I thought would take numerous visits! I also appreciated that he was very upfront about the costs, and helped me figure out what would be best for my budget.
Dr. Gross is a exceptional professional and compassionate person. I came to his office for a second opinion about my condition. He backed me up on my decision to try to save my tooth and follow its progress. Also, I was lucky enough to have a consultation at the same office with Anamaria Ponte, nutritionist. She supported and created a list of recommendations to try to re-mineralize my tooth. Both gave me courage to go forward and look for the best result. I highly recommend them.
The nurses/clerks were very friendly and professional, and Dr. Gross was friendly. HOWEVER, immediately upon sitting down, before he even checked my teeth, Dr. Gross proceeded to tell me how crooked my teeth were and tried to convince me to get Invisalign. He acted like a salesman and clearly did not read my sign-in sheet, which stated that I was there for a cavity - and made no mention of me fixing my crooked teeth (which aren't very crooked at all). I can't comment on his dental work because I ended up having to leave before filling the cavity after learning that my co-pay was higher than expected. But I value a doctor who listens to my concerns or, dare I say, asks why I'm there rather than trying to offend me in order to sell me something that is so completely unrelated. Thank god I like my smile and am not self conscious about my teeth because I could have left there feeling horrible about myself. LM
Horrible experience. You go in haven been told one price and leave with a price that's 4x what you were told. They doctor takes you through the steps without telling you of extra fees or asking you if you are comfortable paying those fees. THEY ARE NOT A NETWORK MEDICAL CENTER(something they failed to mention until am you have to pay) so no insurance is "accepted". You have to pay FULL PRICE and your insurance reimburses BUT THEY DONT TELL YOU HOW MUCH. The front desk was very friendly. They're just going their job and in a good-manner. (Never blame them, they're just following orders) I just can't believe a "professional" would ever charge so much money to a first-time customer without asking or informing them of these prices. You're better off going somewhere else in my opinion. Lastly, the doctors gave me differing opinions while there. Seems like they don't communicate with each other and when asked about it one belittled the other which was more unprofessional. Think twice before going.
Office was really clean and nice. Dr.Gross was thorough and informative. Hygienist Karl was amazing! Receptionists both kind and helpful!
Very professional & helpful. They were very gentle & caring when I said I felt nervous about getting my teeth cleaned. Going back next month for another appointment!
Dr.Gross has the perfect combination of knowledge and bedside manner, it has made it possible to confront issues in my mouth that I had been avoiding. I am very appreciative to him
It should be the norm, but I was actually really happy that the receptionist was very knowledgable about my insurance and was thoughtful about a schedule for necessary work that made sense for me. Also, the hygienist and dentist were really great and I was seen immediately.
It was a pleasure to be treated, so kind and professional.
Dr. Gross is a gem in New York. He is very attentive and has a wide knowledge on the subject of holistic dentistry. His office is full of great people. I would highly recommend this office as it has been the best I've found in New York.
His stuff were so rude and he is so slow. He removed my wisdom tooth and it was awful.
I was very happy with the (lack of) wait time and the courteous staff. I will definitely continue going there
Caring, sensitive, gentle!!
I like Dr. Gross very much. I commute all the way from Astoria and never thought about changing my dentist. I highly recommend them especially if you are going for a cleaning, you should see Karl!!
Excellent service and great Staff.
The staff is wonderful. And Lorena is thorough but gentle. I no longer dread going to the dentist office thanks to her.
Best DDS in NYC
Great doctor. Explains everything in detail. I love that they are holistic and use organic products.
absolutely lovely... go!
Dr Gross is a great doctor that explains everything and makes you feel really comfortable. He does not push his ideas on you, yet he explains all the options, which you would not find with other doctors. Some people dread going to the doctor and especially the dentist, but not Dr Gross! His easy going and friendly personality really makes you feel comfortable and he makes specially makes sure that your always physically comfortable. He does what's best for the patient and it's really idealistic
Unlike most dentists, going to see my dentist is always a treat.
I would recommend to all my friends as the best Holistic Dentist in NYC
Dr. Gross's staff is really great - the office is clean and well-managed. It was a pleasure working with the insurance coordinator and my hygienist was very capable as well. As for Dr. Gross himself, he seemed perfectly capable, but he looked at me for maybe a minute at most and seemed very busy, which was a bit frustrating, especially since it was my first visit to a new dentist. I asked him to look at a particular issue I was having, and rather than helping me out with an opinion, he did not even look closely and chose to refer me to the orthodontist in the office, which felt a bit like being cross-sold.
Too early to tell, but personally satisfied with first visit. Let's see how the future unfolds...
Very professional, comfortable, informative, kind.
I just moved to NYC and needed a new dentist. I found Dr. Gross through ZocDoc because he had the best ratings and I now know why!! Dr. Gross is a great dentist and my dental hygenist was excellent as well. Afterwards my teeth felt the cleanest they have ever felt. The entire staff is very friendly and welcoming. I felt like I had been going there for years.
Dr gross is back. This was the best experience I have had at the office in a long time. Dr Gross is the reason this practice has been successful and while he was not 100% with his injury and the office was temporarily moved everything felt in disarray and I am still a bit confused by the appointment system and billing systems. They seem a bit off track, but I feel confident it was because of dr gross's absence, the staff turnover, and office facility construction issues. I am encouraged that the office will return to the form that made me choose them in the first place.
I have been seeing Dr. Gross for close to two years, and I credit him with the excellent condition my teeth are in. His office is pristine, his assistants are completely accomplished, professional and pleasant to work with. I could not possibly give a higher recommendation of Dr. Gross and his practice... Holistic Dentists.
I highly recommend Dr. Gross. I have been using this office for several years. Also the hygienist Carl Dixon is tops in my book. Given their location and level of service, I think their prices are fair, and they will make efforts to work with your insurance companies when they can.
Dr. Gross is excellent. A holistic doctor, he is able to see and treat the whole patient, also while practicing traditional dentistry at the highest level.
The ratings above are meant for the person who cleaned by teeth. Let me caveat that it was the end of the day, and I accept that I was late for my appointment, however the treatment I received during my teeth cleaning was awful. You could tell the man was in a huge rush. When I asked him to repeat what he had said due to noise in the background, he was clearly annoyed and spoke to me like I was a 5 year old. When he moved past me in his chair, the chair arm hit me in the head numerous times- so many I thought he was doing it on purpose. Finally he left the suction device in my mouth for around 5 minutes as he looked at something on the computer- not telling me what he was doing. When it came to the cleaning, it wasn't thorough whatsoever. Everything was just too rushed. Before I was checked out, he was already changed and out the door- he clearly had something better to do. I accept that I was late, but this is no excuse for the poor treatment I received and I expect better as a patient of the office. On the other hand, Dr. Lewis Gross and everyone else I came into contact at the office are always so professional, nice and accommodating. The review above is not representative of them!
I went in having concerns about an upcoming appointment (financial reasons) and Dr. Gross sat down with me and reviewed my X-Rays from my dental cleaning visit just a month prior and was able to work something out with me. Awesome guy. I'm glad I went in to the office and met with him instead of just calling and cancelling my appointment. Excellent practice and he will definitely continue to get my business!
Karl who did my teeth cleaning was absolutely amazing! After this was over I was met by Dr. Gross. He has a great way of speaking to people without making you feel like you know absolutely nothing about your own teeth. I look forward to my extractions next week! I have never felt that way about a dentist. They helped to change my mind. Clean facility, lovely receptionists, assistants, etc. Many thanks!!!
Best dentist I've seen! Looking forward to the next visit!
The care and attention I get from Dr. Gross and his staff is excellent! They are all professional and thorough about caring for my teeth and gums. Karl, the dental hygienist extraodinare has educated me on how to care for my gums! The office staff are friendly and always available to help me work out my schedule so my appointments are convenient!
Professional. Problem solver. Excellent management and reception. Excellent assistant. I love this office
I was given a same day appointment, was excellent! The insurance coordinator, Ms. Cora was very pleasant, respectful and helpful.
Pleasant, very helpful and efficient.
Everyone there is very nice, attentive and answered any questions I had. I would recommend to any of my friends and I look forward to continuing my visits there in the future!
It's never like going to a Dr's. Office it's always like visiting dear friends .... As always my visit was spectacular !!!!
Professional and reassuring!