Our Team of Dentists is Dedicated to Your Family's Care

At Harlem Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, our mission is to satisfy the needs and goals of your entire family in the pursuit of beautiful smiles and lasting oral health. Drs. Ernest Robertson and Amber James maintain a comprehensive focus on health and aesthetics by providing outstanding general, restorative, and cosmetic dental care. To learn more about the many services our dentists offer, contact our New York office today.

Our Doctors

Having four in-office dentists and several partnering specialists on-site allows us to meet all of your dental care needs under one roof. Our doctors believe strongly in patient education. Before performing any work, they outline the process and explain the procedures so you can make informed, confident decisions about your care.

Dr. Ernest Robertson

Doctor RobertsonDr. Robertson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the Howard University College of Dentistry. He joined and later headed the Harlem Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, and is a graduate of the world-renowned Misch Implant Institute. He now serves on the New York State Dental Board.

Today, Dr. Robertson focuses on restorative treatments, implementing meticulous planning to perform simple treatments as well as full-mouth reconstruction procedures with efficiency and precision. Patients appreciate Dr. Robertson’s personal attention and caring demeanor.


Dr. Daniel A. Narain

Doctor Narain

Dr. Daniel A. Narain, a native of Atlanta, GA, graduated from Morehouse College with a B. S in Chemistry and minor in Mathematics. He then spent 3 years after college working on the island of Aruba where his mother is from and subsequently moved to Philadelphia, PA where he received a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. In Brooklyn he completed a General Practice Residency  at Lutheran Medical Center and Advance Program Periodontics in at NYU Lutheran. Dr. Narain prides himself on communication and building trust with his patients; he feels that communication is the key to proper healthcare. He is currently in the process in becoming a board certified Periodontitis he has recently passed the written exam. His hobbies include working out in the gym, playing basketball in a local recreation league, traveling and mentoring aspiring dentist


Dr. Zahra Omar


Dr Omar graduated from University of Maryland with a BA in French Literature and BS in Biology. She then attended University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore, Maryland where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS).

After dental school Dr Omar completed a General Practice Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx where she received further training in complex restorative dentistry, oral surgery and endodontics.

Dr Omar enjoys all aspects of dentistry and strives to provide excellent care to all her patients.

When not in the office Dr Omar enjoys reading, playing sports, spending time with friends and checking out live music in the city.

Dr. Renee Pompei 

Dr. Renee PompeiDr. Renee Pompei is an ABO Board-Certified Orthodontist who is passionate about helping each patient achieve her or his personal functional and esthetic goals for a beautiful, confident smile. She became an orthodontist after first spending several years in an professional client services consulting firm. She was inspired to change careers, go back to school for seven years, and pursue dentistry after receiving orthodontic treatment herself as an adult. This experience helped her truly understand the patient's concerns and perspective and place individual patient satisfaction as a top priority in treatment. Dr. Pompei received her dental training at Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine where she graduated with Omicron Kappa Upsilon honors.  She went on to specialize in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Tufts University and for the past few years she has been practicing as an orthodontist in New York City.


Dr. Moonyoung Lee

Doctor Moonyoung Lee

Dr. Moonyoung Lee is an ABO Board-Certified Orthodontist who has spent the past several years working as an orthodontist in private practice in multi-specialty dental practices. When not treating his own patients, he is pursuing his love of academics by training young orthodontists as the Orthodontic Residency Program Director at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY.  Previously, he served as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Tufts University Orthodontics department.  Dr. Lee graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.  After dental school, he worked as a general dentist while completing a certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Master's of Science in Dental Research at Tufts.  Dr. Lee follows the latest orthodontic research closely and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed dental and orthodontic journals. He actively participates in continuing education and offers modern orthodontic techniques including Invisalign®, Lingual Braces and accelerated orthodontic treatment.

Sabiya M. Amanat, DDS

Dr. Sabiya was born and raised in Long Island and has resided in Manhattan since college. She is the mother of three boys. As a dentist she understands the importance of early prevention and detection of caries and as a mother she understands the busy life style of raising children in the city, questions of when to bring a child to the dentist and the thoughts many parents feel, “My child will never be able to sit in the chair.”Dr. Sabiya is specifically trained to provide dental services to all ages of children from infants to teens. She is committed to helping children learn how to care for their teeth and loves to spend time getting to know each patient, so your child feels that they have a friend who just happens to be their dentist. Dr. Sabiya received her BA degree from Barnard College in 1992 with a major in Anthropology and continued her education by obtaining her dental degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 1996.


Patient Focus

We work closely with you to establish a lifetime of great oral health. We encourage you to bring your children in when their first tooth erupts, to help your children become acclimated to regular dental visits and begin teaching them oral hygiene. This approach can help patients to avoid costly dental complications in the future. Whether you are switching dentists by choice or because you have relocated, we welcome you to visit our office so you can meet our staff.

The Importance of a Strong Dental Foundation

Dr. Robertson takes a holistic approach to oral health care, which is why he provides periodontal and orthodontic care in the same office where we provide routine care and cosmetic treatments. Periodontics focuses on your gums, jaw bone, and other tissues that support your teeth. We offer surgical and nonsurgical periodontal treatments to achieve and preserve optimal gum and tooth health.

Orthodontic care can give you a straight smile that is balanced and easier to clean. It also provides a straight, solid foundation for porcelain veneers and other cosmetic enhancements. Dr. Robertson offers traditional and clear braces, as well as Invisalign®.

Dr. Robertson also specializes in placing dental implants. Thanks to his training at the renowned Misch Implant Institute and his many years of experience, you can feel confident that your surgery will give your smile a healthy and rewarding new lease on life. Dr. Robertson works closely with a local dental laboratory to craft beautiful restorations for your implants.

Harlem Center for Aesthetic Dentistry is one of few dental offices in the country with an on-site cone beam scanner. This amazing 3D x-ray machine provides Dr. Robertson a comprehensive view of each patient's teeth, gums, and jaw bone. The scans taken with our cone beam scanner can be used to design dental implant placement plans and other oral surgeries with enhanced precision.

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We look forward to helping you and your family achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Contact us today to learn more.

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