Happy kids are our specialty.
Your child’s healthy smile is our focus.
From first visit through college, we’re here for your children.
Our caring team always offers a hand to hold.
Over three decades of kids fun and healthy smiles
American Board of
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Jed M. Best has been treating children with the highest quality dental care since 1981. After, earning his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University, he went on to complete a pediatric dental residency at the University of Minnesota. An esteemed member of the dental
community, Dr. Best is a published author, gives public lectures on children’s oral health, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is on the faculty of Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine;
Case School of Dental Medicine and NYU.
He is an active member in many leading dental organizations, including the American Dental Association and the American Academy of
Some of Dr. Best's hobbies include biking, traveling
Check out some of his photography here
Purchase his latest book of photography here
Dr. Jerry Ashrafi is originally from Rochester, NY. Dr. Jerry graduated from the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and completed his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at LIJ’s Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Long Island.
Dr. Jerry is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is a Diplomate
of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Jerry is dedicated to providing children with outstanding dental care in a fun environment.
Dr. Jerry and his wife Lauren live in Long Island where they are raising their daughters Olivia
Learn More about our office...
Our first visit is always fun and educational!
Getting to know Dr. Best and Dr. Ashrafi will be a fun and enjoyable experience for you, your child, and us. We will review your child’s history, and make sure you are comfortable with our procedures and staff.
Below are several questions that you may have before your first visit.
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What should I bring on my first visit?
On your first visit to our office, please make sure your online First Visit Forms already completed.
What can I expect to pay for our visit
and do you accept insurance?
Each dental visit fee can vary depending on the number of services your child requires that day. We will keep you informed of what we project the cost of the visit to be and will let you be involved in every decision concerning your child’s beautiful smile.
Our office is a Specialty Childrens Dental practice providing optimum dental care for children and young adults. Payments are expected as services are rendered. We will gladly help you receive prompt reimbursement from your insurance company by providing the necessary insurance forms you will need to file your dental claims. We also accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
My child is nervous. How can you help?
It is very normal for a child to feel nervous or anxious regarding their first visit. It is important for parents to refrain from using any words that cause unnecessary fear such as needle or drill. Our team is experienced in dealing with children and reducing anxiety. They take the time to explain treatments and equipment in a positive and pleasant manner. Our team members choose to work in our office because they enjoy working with children. Our promise is to go the extra mile to make you smile.
We have several children and scheduling
is important to us. Do you run on time,
and will you see all my children at once?
Seeing several children in one family at the same time is never a problem for our staff. We know that our parents have busy schedules, and we do our best to stay on schedule at all times.
Our average wait time for patients to be seen is very short!
Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric Dentistry is the dental specialty recognized by the American Dental Association which encompasses comprehensive dental care for all children, from infancy through adolescence.
A pediatric dentist like Dr. Best and Dr. Ashrafi is a practitioner who, after becoming a general dentist (often called a family dentist), has completed at least an additional two years of post-doctoral training in the recognition and treatment of children’s dental services. Specialty education includes child psychology, behavior guidance, preventive techniques, restorative dentistry, and the treatment of children with special needs.
A thorough exam will be done to evaluate the health of your child’s teeth, gums and mouth. Dr. Best or Dr. Ashrafi will evaluate your child’s growth and development and check to make sure your child’s oral development is on track. Our office will make child-specific recommendations for the need
of sealants, fluoride and other services based on your child’s individual
needs and habits.
We strive to make each visit fun, educational and memorable for you & your child!.
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People say hanging around our office is FUN!
Dr. Best is a wonderful dentist who has made a tremendously positive impact on our family's dental health. In addition to being technically astute and having very good professional judgement, Dr. Best is a caring practitioner who knows every patient and understands all their feelings about going to the dentist. He's an excellent diagnostician and is conservative when it comes to treatment. We respect his opinion greatly, and credit our fine dental health to his thoughtful stewardship.
Dr Best was my dentist from as soon as I had teeth until I was too old to see a pediatric dentist (17).
I actually looked forward to my appointments because unlike my own home, his office had video games. I simply have no negative dentist memories, he always did a great job, has a great way with kids, and even had videos you can watch from an overhead tv while you're in the chair. Its been 8 years since I stopped going to him but I've bumped into him several times on the upper west side and he's remembered me, bc that's the kinda guy he is.
Lawrence W., New York, NY
Our son had been going to Dr Best for 12 years beginning when he fell and knocked 2 teeth out at age 4. Dr Best waited for us, even though his office was supposed to closed. After diagnosis, he put us in touch with an excellent oral surgeon.
Excellent dentist, friendly professional and top notch staff, great office. Always a positive and excellent experience here. Highly recommended.
Road A., Astoria, NY
Ways to Schedule an Appointment
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We are located at
180 West End Avenue, Suite 1E
New York, NY 10023
We are available
Monday 9am-5pm Tuesday 8am-6pm Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 10am-6pm Friday 9am-4pm
& some Saturdays 9am-2pm
We break for lunch