Dr. Jai Shin had served the New York City community through dentistry since 2006 and eventually opened his own practice in 2019. After years of residency and collaboration with other renowned dentists, Dr. Shin assembled a wonderful team in his own practice.
Knowing that no one person can make a dental practice alone, Dr. Shin stressed the importance of teamwork and how important every person’s role played in the practice. As a result, Lux Smiles fosters a culture with great camaraderie, collaboration and mutual respect, which shines through our service to patients.
Even in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, with New York City in lockdown, and having a preexisting condition of his own (severe hypertension), Dr. Shin continued to treat emergency and urgent dental care patients, as was allowed by law at the time. He was one of the few frontline dentists in the city, who didn’t want to abandon his patients that were in pain during a global health crisis.
Sadly, Dr. Shin passed away in 2020 (not infected by COVID-19) but his spirit still pulses through the team. We miss him dearly and we are grateful for the patients who are sticking with us and continuing as patrons to our services and for the outpouring of support for him, his family and our work family.
Meet Our Team
We are compassionate professionals who strive to be the most trusted partners for your oral health.
Modern dental equipment
We process X-rays digitally, which is faster than traditional film X-rays and result in less exposure to radiation. Even though traditional dental X-rays expose patients to extremely low levels of radiation and pose minimal potential for harmful effects, the faster processing through digital reduces it even more.
An additional piece of equipment we use is intraoral scanners from iTero, which scans the mouths of patients, capturing images to create 3D dental images in minutes. The scans they produce are also more detailed than the traditional two-dimensional images and photos they replace. These 3D images help create accurate physical dental models for restorative work, including crowns, veneers and implants.
A personalized dental solution for you
When you come to our dental practice, our friendly office staff always welcomes you with a smile and treats you with respect and compassion. Our team works hard to ensure all procedures are customized to meet each and everyone’s needs. We will listen to your concerns and try to give you the best advice and direction to take.