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Dr. Wen Li-Cavallo, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

Dr. Li-Cavallo grew up in the lower east side of Manhattan. She graduated in the top 10 of her high school class, and went on to Hamilton College, where she was a Mathematics major and Comparative Literature minor. She graduated magna cum laude. From her teen years she suffered from severe gum pain, but in her second year of college two local dentists guided her to good oral health and taught her how to care for her mouth in way that eliminated her pain. She was struck by their generous care and the dramatic impact of their expertise, and the experience inspired her to consider dentistry for herself as a career. She attended Stony Brook Dental School and got her DDS degree in 2003. She then went on to a residency program at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, where her work received high praise (she was called "the best resident" by the general residency director). Dr. Li-Cavallo enjoys hiking, white water rafting, jetskiing, reading, and bikram yoga. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, and also speaks some Spanish. Dr. Li-Cavallo is very proud to be a New Yorker, and her ties to the neighborhood run deep: besides going to high school just a couple blocks away, she got married across the street from her practice at Transfiguration Church!

In-network insurances

  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - State University of New York, Stony Brook, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Lutheran Medical Center (Residency)

Awards and publications

  • 2011 Top Doctors and Dentists

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1346434198

Office locations

Bella Dental

36 Pell St., 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10013

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Took the time to educate me on my teeth issues with patience and care. One of the best experiences I’ve had at a dentist’s office. Staff are amazing as well!
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Absolutely amazing. Dr. Wen Li-Cavallo really took the time to make sure I understood everything that she was saying to me. Very professional and fixed my problem efficiently. Her and the rest of the staff made me feel comfortable and welcome.I felt like I was in such good hands at all times. I would 100% recommend people to come here.
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Dr. Li and all the staff are so friendly and awesome! Also love how community-based the practice is. Love that they gave me an option for herbs (down the street) as well as antibiotics after my wisdom tooth removal. Makes mewant to come back even when I don’t need to!
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Everyone in the office was very friendly and able to answer any questions I had. I didn't have to wait at all to be seen. Dr. Wen Li-Cavallo was very thorough in her exam and explained my condition to me ina way that was easy to understand. The hygienist who cleaned my teeth was also very thorough and was able to remove stains on my teeth that I had been having trouble getting rid of.
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Friendly staff and great service. Dr. Li-Cavallo had a great bedside manner. Would recommend.
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I am going back ASAP
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Dr. Li-Cavallo really made me feel comfortable. She's very friendly and chatty, through the whole appointment she told me everything she was about to do and why. She stopped at several points just to ask if i was still doing okayand comfortable. She was very knowledgable and explained why certain things were happening in regards to a specific tooth. She didn't try to sell me on anything like invisalign or whitening treatments and did the entire appointment herself. I really felt like she was trustworthy. (which is sometimes not the case with NYC dentists) I came to her on a recommendation from a friend and will def. pass on that recommendation to others.
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New York dentists set a really low bar but Dr Wen is the real deal. Very professional and prompt!
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Dr. Li-Cavallo was excellent. She answered my questions, she was gentle and most of all she was goo!
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Was a very pleasant visit the doctor and the staff are all very friendly and professional! Thank you.
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The Hygenist was WONDERFUL, as was my first impression of Dr. Li-Cavallo. When I went to get a filling filled the procedure went fine. The next day, however, I was experiencing pain in the filling when I ate - the doctorhad drilled too close to my nerve. When I went in the following week to get it corrected, the doctor said that it wasn't a problem with the filling (seems shocking considering the pain started less than 24 hours after getting the procedure done..) and that if the pain came back to come and see her and we could look into a root canal if it's really bad. I was disappointed that I had come back to fix the pain with an open mind and A) got told to come back AGAIN if the pain continued and B) got told it wasn't a problem with the filling when it clearly was. I would have had a positive impression and continued coming back if she had just put a bit more of that concrete stuff up in my tooth to shield the nerve, but I guess she was in too much of a rush for that. If you are just getting your teeth cleaned, the staff are all very nice, but further than that I would not recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
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I absolutely love her. She help me get over my fear of the dentist, now I look forward to my routine cleaning appointments with her to keep my teeth clean and healthy !!
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An amazingly friendly, careful, and thorough professional. Her staff is every bit as courteous and compassionate.
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Love her she was great
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The office is rather sparse, but I will definitely keep going to Wen. She was quick, thorough, and her hygienist was also thorough, gentle enough, and friendly. She gave me some advice for a minor discomfort I was having and gaveme better toothbrushing advice and I left with clean and healthy teeth. I'll definitely keep going to Wen in the future.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Li-Cavallo is so enjoyable, friendly and a conversationalist! It's a shame she has to work on your mouth or otherwise you could talk to her all day! I think this makes a visit with her very comforting. She genuinely wantsto share her knowledge and get to know you. She took very good care of my white-coat syndrome husband and I now and considering switching dentists!
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Wen was very conversational and professional at the same time! She was attentive to the things I put on paper, and did not treat my documents like they were just peices of protocol. I would HIGHLY recommend her practice to any and all friends, family and coworkers
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Friendly and did a thorough check up and clean. Will be back in 6 months
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Wonderful experience. Dr. Li-Cavallo was one of the best dentists I have been to. So happy to have found her.
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Wen was such a great dentist. I hadn't been to the dentist in a VERY long time and I was really nervous about going back for the first time. She calmed my nerves right away and said I had nothing toworry about. She was super nice and easy to talk to. She was thorough and explained everything very well. I would definitely recommend her.
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It was an amazing visit and I would recommend her to anyone to go to, you will be well taken care of.
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It was very efficient and informative. Considering that the visit to the dentist is always a nerve racking, Dr. Wen LI-Cavallo was very patient and super nice. They whole staff was super helpful and very friendly. They made my visit unforgettable in a very good way. Thank you.
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She’s great! Highly recommend.
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I've been a patient of Dr Li-Cavallo's for several years, she is the nicest dentist you could ever hope to visit. I had to get a few small fillings last year and naturally I was a little nervous. Thankfully, Dr. Li-Cavallois very calm and gentle and she made my fillings quick and painless. I can't recommend her enough!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Li-Cavallo was amazing, she was so friendly and informative.
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Dr Li-Cavallo is beyond friendly and patient. She explains everything very thoroughly, walking through the details of the xrays and cleaning process to ensure you understand and ate comfortable. I HIGHLY recommend visiting her office! Her staff is very accommodating and kind as well.
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Wonderfully kind and great service.
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I had one of my first positive dental experiences in NYC (I've lived here for five years). I trust Wen Li-Cavallo and her team and am thankful to have found them.
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She was great! Unlike other dentists that just push the most expensive options/products at you, she helps you think of lower cost options first. I did my routine cleaning at another dentist, she identified that I had night time grinding, andsuggested a night guard that would have set me back $300. Dr Wen suggested I get a off-the-shelf night guard at CVS for a fraction of cost, and that I could get a pro night guard later at any time if I wanted! I went in for a root canal, and she was so patient, working around my travel schedule, and did a phenomenal job during the operation. She was gentle, patient, and explained the procedure at every step of the way. Plus, she's open on Sunday! Highly recommend.
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So sweet and gentle!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Li-Cavallo was so reassuring and cheerful, took the time to explain all her thoughts in a way that no other dentist ever has, and was so gentle. Super highly recommended.
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The doctor was very friendly and thorough and so was the staff. I'll be back!
More than 1 year ago
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I had a great experience with Doctor Li-Cavallo. She was warm, knowledgeable, funny, personable, and put me right at ease. Her staff were warm and took care of me quickly. She took the time to explain everything that was happening andgave me recommendations on how to proceed for better dental health. I'm not generally comfortable with dentists but I really had a great experience here and will without a doubt come back. I highly highly recommend Dr. Li-Cavallo.
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Best Dental Experience Ever!!!
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I felt very comfortable with her and was surprised how fast she fixed a near root canal procedure.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Li was very knowledgable and answered all of my questions. She educated me on certain things and was very responsive.
More than 1 year ago
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This is my first time scheduling a dental cleaning with Dr. Wen Li-Cavallo and by far the best dental office I've been to. I highly recommend Dr. Wen Li-Cavallo. The staff is great and super friendly as well. Thank you Dr. Li-Cevallos for the great experience !!
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Great experience. Friendly, professional and skillful. Excellent.
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I would highly recommend! Wen Li-Cavallo, DDS was kind and very thorough :)
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She's the best! Clean office, very friendly and personable.
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Dr. Li-Cavallo is amazing! I have been to many dentists and have never seen one who is so attentive, thorough, and personable. Office is clean and efficient too. Book her office ASAP!
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I love her!!! I am one of many people who are afraid of the dentist. I havent been in some years due to my fear. Her staff was extremely friendly and kind and kept reassuring me everything will be just fine.They made it such an awesome experience. Its never great going to any medical visits, but they made it as best and comforting as possible. I actually cant wait to see her again for my next appointment. I've only seen her once but shes going to be my dentist forever.
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I love going to the dentist since meeting Dr. Wen Li-Cavallo! She is so personable with her patients and really makes the dentist experience enjoyable! From the friendly staff at the front desk to the dentist chair. I would recommend thisdentist to anyone! I originally started going to this office when I lived in downtown Manhattan. However I continue to have my check ups here because of the knowledgeable, professional and compassionate Dr.
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Very kind, thoughtful, thorough and gentle. I wish I never had to leave NYC because I'd want her as my dentist forever.
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Normally I hate going to the dentist but I actually look forward to go back. I don't have the best teeth in the world and she never made me feel self conscious and was extremely professional at all times. I'm really glad I went.
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Great experience, sure to come back!
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Best dentist experience I've ever had! Everyone was super friendly.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Li-Cavallo is a great dentist! She is very detail oriented, and I appreciate how she does most of the work herself rather than having a hygienist do it. It allows her to really get to know me and my teeth,so she can make recommendations that are best for me.
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She's the sweetest! So kind and helpful.
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Dr Li-Cavallo was very friendly and thorough. The office seemed a bit disorganized, however, and although I was the first patient of the day, the doctor and the office manager were both late, so my appointment started about 20 minutes late.
More than 1 year ago
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