About Us

At CityZEN Dental we use a conservative and holistic approach to treat each patient as a whole, because we believe dental care is not just about teeth.

Good dental health and hygiene is essential for overall well-being and, from time to time, everyone needs to visit their dentist for treatments. At CityZEN Dental we believe that these visits and treatments can be moments of healing and quietude.

What Sets Us Apart?

At CityZEN Dental, we combine years of experience and expertise with state-of-the-art technology to provide a conservative and holistic approach to dental care: we treat the whole person, not just the tooth.

Led and inspired by Dr. Mandy Kouroshnia, DDS, we are the only dental studio that overlays therapeutic modalities such as reiki, aromatherapy and yoga therapeutics during dental procedures. Our approach can result in better outcomes that include less pain and discomfort and faster healing times.

We offer Reiki before, during and/or after treatments. Reiki is a light healing touch that can create feelings of ease and relaxation. When the mind and body are at ease, anesthesia can work faster and pain medications can be more efficient, because the body, on a cellular level, has more resources to devote toward healing and recovery. This effect has been evidenced in many anesthesia articles that show the close association between effective pain control and faster healing after surgeries.

Many of our patients come to us with TMJ and facial pain, which is often due to tension in their neck and back. As part of our holistic, personalized approach, we offer simple exercises and restorative yoga poses from an experienced therapist to help alleviate pain and to give them tools that they can use on their own to address any ongoing postural habits that may contribute to jaw pain, headaches and discomfort.

To address sleep apnea, we assess airway obstructions by combining breath awareness practices with airway evaluations utilizing CBCT cone beam technology. Our board-certified sleep medicine Physician may suggest a sleep study as an additional diagnostic tool. Once the root cause is better understood, Dr. Mandy will guide you through appropriate solutions which may include creating a custom mouthpiece to help alleviate obstructions. She might also recommend a CPAP or Bi-PAP machine. Our yoga therapist can recommend and teach you certain breath practices, particularly nostril breathing, that can support feelings of space in the airway. When the breath feels easier, the mind and body can begin to re-organize around these feelings of space and ease which can contribute to healing and a good night’s rest.

Aromatherapy has been used for centuries to alleviate pain and anxiety. We run diffusers in our treatment rooms and offer personalized essential oil therapy that can help alleviate pain, stress, and nausea during your visit with us.

Dr. Mandy is a firm believer in personalized care and, to this end, develops patient-specific approaches to treatments, scheduling and payments. She can often accommodate same-day visits and emergency appointments. To best fit your financial means, CityZEN Dental offers flexible payment plans, in-house memberships, and accepts insurance payments. We look forward to meeting you!

Owner, Dentist

Mandy Kouroshnia, DDS

Dr. Mandy Kouroshnia is a general dentist and dentist anesthesiologist practicing at Cityzen Dental located in Midtown Manhattan. Dr. Mandy attended McMaster university and earned her bachelor of science with concentration on biochemistry before she started her dental studies at renowned Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

She became passionate about finding solutions for patients who avoided dental treatment due to severe anxiety. While completing her residency of dental anesthesia at Jacobi medical center and being exposed to many interesting and challenging cases as the chief resident, she realized they need to use more than just chemical induced sedation to help her patients. As a yoga and meditation practitioner, she begin to notice the effects these practices had on the well-being of her patients thus CityZEN dental came to realization. at Cityzen Dental we offer patients pre and post procedures like Reiki sessions, breath awareness, essential oil therapy and join movements to reduce dental anxiety and help with pain management.

Dr. Mandy is passionate about helping patients achieve their optimum oral health in a warm relaxed and compassionate setting. Her dental art work, along with penchant for patient education and awareness, has helped many patients achieve lifelong brighter and healthier smile.

Integrative Therapist, Reiki Master

Gina Cunningham

Gina is a certified Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, Reiki Master and eRYT500 yoga teacher. With a strong background in Contemplative Care, Gina is a teacher and practitioner of the therapeutic application of reiki and other mindfulness-based modalities to cultivate ease, reduce pain, mitigate anxiety, and promote overall well-being. A practitioner of yoga since 1996 and a teacher of yoga since 2005, Gina has shared yoga and Urban Zen therapeutics with populations as varied as nursing home residents, sub-acute patients, hospice patients, and athletic weekend warriors. It is with great joy that she brings her skills and expertise to the Zen Dental community.

Board-certified Periodontist

Hankyu Cho, DDS MS

Dr. Hankyu Cho is a board-certified periodontist, specializing in implant surgeries and treating gum disease. His philosophy is saving teeth by maintaining a healthy foundation of gum and bone. He is trained in all aspects of periodontics including non-surgical and surgical treatment of periodontal and gum diseases, as well as periodontal bone regeneration and periodontal soft tissue grafting. In addition, he has extensive training in the surgical placement of dental implants, bone grafting, and soft tissue grafting to enhance aesthetics of dental implants. Dr. Cho specializes in full mouth rehabilitation with dental implants and periodontal surgeries. Dr. Cho has placed thousands of dental implants up to date and performs full arch surgery cases on weekly basis.

Dr. Cho attended college at Vanderbilt University, where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. He completed his D.D.S. degree and an additional 3 year Master of Science degree in Periodontics at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. The specialty program in periodontics included not only treating gum disease but also comprehensive training in treatment planning involving implant dentistry, with strong emphasis on the surgical placement of implants and bone regeneration techniques.

Giving back to the community is important to Dr. Cho. While in Dental School at Columbia, he frequently volunteered at oral health screenings in the New York area, and traveled to Guatemala to bring free dental care to impoverished patients.