Carlos M. Valdes, DMD
Cosmetic Dental of New York, PC
Cosmetic, Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry

Meet The Doctors

Dr. Carlos Valdes, DMD

Midtown Manhattan Dentist, Carlos M. Valdes, DMD, is a cross-trained Prosthodontist and Oral Surgical Implantologist.  He practices General and Cosmetic Dentistry in his New York City office. Dr. Valdes is one of a handful of doctors that places and restores dental implants. He also diagnoses and treats Temporomandibular Joint Disorders or TMJ. 
When not practicing dentistry in his private Midtown Manhattan dental practice, he formerly maintained  an attending hospital position at New York Medical College, and Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan, where he trains general dentists and residents. Dr. Valdes has also served as Chief Resident at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.

For leisure, Dr. Valdes likes to take Portuguese lessons, go bike riding, go to  yoga classes,  take dance lessons, and garden. 

The office of Carlos M. Valdes, DMD is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan in the Upper East Side near the 6, F, Q, N, R, W, 4, 5.  We are walking distance from Hunter College,  Park Ave Armory,  Asia Society, and one block from Central Park.  Contact our office at (212) 929-0080 or schedule an appointment today.

Education and Training

Carlos graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry (1992) and then served as Chief Resident in a 2 year GPR at Maimonides Medical Center. He then proceeded to specialize in Prosthodontics at Temple University.

In addition, Dr. Valdes completed the 2 year Implant Fellowship program at New York University under Dr. Dennis Tarnow. He has been practicing full time in Manhattan for over 20 years and he has previously been on faculty at the NYU Implant Fellowship Program, Columbia University, Metropolitan Hospital and St.Vincent’s Midtown Hospital. He has also served on the Admissions Committee at Temple University and Maimonides.

Dr. James H Doundoulakis, DMD, MS

Prosthodontist and Cosmetic dentist James H Doundoulakis, DMD, MS

Dr. Doundoulakis is a trained specialist in prosthodontics , a branch of dentistry that includes implant tooth replacement and cosmetic dentistry and rehabilation.He specializes in the rehabilitation of damaged and missing teeth in both the young and mature dental patient.  With extensive experience and training in the most modern state-of-the-art techniques, Dr. Doundoulakis can restore even the most challenging esthetic problems into beautiful smiles.  His office is in New York City.

Dr. Doundoulakis is currently Director of Implant Prosthetics, Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he offers the Residents all their lectures on implant tooth replacement and maxillofacial prosthetics. In 2013, he was the President of the New York County Dental Society, one of the oldest Dental Societies in the country, founded in 1868. He is also the former Assistant Clinical Professor and clinical attending at New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center in New York City and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Columbia University of Dental and Oral Surgery and the New York University School of Dentistry.

In October 2012, he was inducted as Fellow of the International College of Dentists, in addition he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics (1986), the Greater NY Academy of Prosthodontics (1987), the International Acedemy of Dental Facial Esthetics (1999), the New York Academy of Dentistry (1994) and the Academy of Osseointegration, the world’s most renowned implant organization, which is dedicated to the advancement and developement of the highest standards of dental implant treatment.  Dr. Doundoulakis served on the Board of Directors for seven years and completed his term as President of the Academy in 2002.

Education and Training

Dr. Doundoulakis graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he received his dental degree, Doctor of Dental Medicine, from the School of Dental Medicine and a Masters in Educational Leadership, concurrently, at the Graduate School of Education . He was elected Class President of his dental school class all four years.

After a one-year residency at the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in prosthodontics at the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine-VA program in Boston, MA , specializing in removable, fixed prosthetics, cosmetic dentistry , and dental implant reconstruction. Dr. Doundoulakis then completed his sub-specialty training in maxillofacial prosthetics at Roswell Park Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY, where he completed research on the surface analysis of titanium- the metal most commonly used in successful dental implant systems.

He won acclaim from the specialty and the profession for this work and received several major honors. Including First Prize in The American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics Research Competition and finalist in the John Sharry Research Competition of the American College of Prosthodontists . Dr. Doundoulakis has spoken before every major prosthodontic and implant organization in the world!

Consumer Education

He has written several articles on dental implants and cosmetic dentistry , and is co-author of THE PERFECT SMILE ,a consumer’s guide to cosmetic and implant dentistry. His work and career has been reported in many newspapers and magazines.


Dr. Doundoulakis is former Associate Editor of Esthetics and Implant Dentistry for the Journal of the American Dental Association , the world’s largest and best regarded journal and resource for the dental profession.

Dr. Doundoulakis is a Fellow of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics (1986), the Greater NY Academy of Prosthodontics (1987), the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics (1999), the New York Academy of Dentistry (1994) and the Academy of Osseointegration , the world’s most reknown and largest implant organization dedicated to the advancement and development of the highest standards of dental implant treatment- where he was on the Board of Directors for seven years and completed his term as President of the Academy in 2002! For information on dental implants, Visit our e-Book on dental implants .

James Doundoulakis, DMD, MS, is an experienced cosmetic dentist and a leader in the field of prosthodontics, a specialty of dentistry devoted to enhancement and replacement of teeth. A pioneer in the exploration of new dental technologies, he has been awarded several research prizes for his innovative work with dental implant metals.

In 2008, Dr. Doundoulakis helped organize and contributed to the world’s first Consensus Conference on State of the Science on Implant Dentistry, the proceedings of which were published in the prestigious medical journal, The International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants .



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