Dentist in Harlem, NY

All our professionals at Harlem Center for Aesthetic Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Ernest Robertson, DDS Ernest Robertson, DDS
Dr. Ernest A. Robertson received his B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Howard University College of Dentistry. He joined his father's general practice where he brings the added dimension of implant dentistry. Dr. Robertson was chief resident at Sydenham NFCC/Harlem Hospital and is currently an attending dentist in implant dentistry and lecturer at Long Island College Hospital. He is a graduate of the prestigious Misch Implant Institute, is a Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantology, a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, and an Associate Fellow of the Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is also the past president of the American College of Oral Implantology. Dr. Robertson has given numerous lectures on implant dentistry in the United States and Europe. In 1990, he was awarded the "Best Case Award" at the American College of Oral Implantology Annual Symposium.


Dr. Amber M. James
Dr. Amber James, a native of Los Angeles, CA, graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Psychology and minors in Biology and Health Care Management. She then received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Tufts University in Boston, MA. She completed a General Practice Residency in Brooklyn Heights, NY at Lutheran Medical Center where she learned advanced techniques in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and endodontics.  Dr. James is very passionate about her work and strives to provide her patients with a comfortable dental experience.

When not in the office, Dr. James enjoys taking dance classes, cardio-kickboxing classes, curling up with a good book and exploring all that New York City has to offer.

Dr. Dontra B. Scott
Dr. Dontra B. Scott is a native of Columbia, Maryland. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Howard University College of Dentistry. Dr. Scott was chief resident at Bronx Lebanon Hospital where he completed General Practice Residency. During his time in the Bronx Dr. Scott encountered a rich experience in a wide spectrum of emergent dental problems particularly the management of infection, trauma and pain. Following dental school Dr. Scott has had extensive didactic and clinical training in the field of non-surgical and micro-surgical root canal therapy.

When away from the office Dr. Scott enjoys participating in organized  sports, acquiring the taste of new food, and enjoying quality time with his wife Ashley.


Esmeralda SantiagoEsmeralda Santiago - Business Manager
Esmeralda Santiago, is the Business Manager for Dr. Ernest Robertson. She absolutely loves her job, she is always saying how extremely blessed she feels to work with such a wonderful team. She was born and raised in Yonkers, New York. she has two beautiful daughters, one which had braces done by Dr. Robertson.

She started in dentistry in 2005 as a temp receptionist, and was offered a job immediately. She quickly grew a passion for dentistry and realized she had found the perfect career for herself. She trained for almost two years with a dental management school and also received a certification with The Scheduling Institute.

She came into dentistry with a background in Customer Service and strongly believes in treating others as she would want to be treated. Esmeralda makes sure her staff delivers the upmost excellent, friendliest and compassionate service possible. She is determined to make your dental experience at Harlem Center of Aesthetic Dentistry feel as if you're coming to visit Family.
Anastasia Dallas - Hygienist
Anastasia Dallas was born and raised in Windsor Canada where she graduated from St. Clair College. She received her diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2001. She has been practicing Dental hygiene for almost 10 years, the majority of that time working in Windsor and Toronto Canada. She then moved to Ohio in 2007, where she completed all her clinical and written examinations to be licensed in the United States. In the summer of 2010 she moved To New York City with her fiancé Nate and her dog Cayman, and currently resides in the Bronx.

She enjoys all aspects of her job from helping patients achieve optimum oral health, but also being able to deal with people on a more personal level, gaining their confidence and their friendship. She feels very lucky to have found an office such as this one, where everyone works as a team. She really thinks very highly of all the dentists here and the quality of the work in which they provide. Everyone who walks through these doors is treated just like family. She looks forward to a long lasting career with Dr. Robertson.

In her spare time Anastasia enjoys reading, exercising (kickboxing, jogging, yoga and bikram yoga), spending time with her fiancée and dog, visiting her family, and enjoying everything that this wonderful city has to offer. Life is short so you must take advantage of every moment.

Bruce ChoyBruce Choy - Head Dental Assistant
Bruce Choy is the Head Dental Assistant HCAD. He lives in Yonkers, New York. Bruce was born in Guyana and came to the United States when he was 15 years old. He has a daughter and son which he enjoys spending time with.

His interest in dentistry started in the U.S Navy around June 2000. He graduated from the Naval
School of Health Sciences in October 2000. Since then, his dental assistant skills have grown tremendously. Having received his training in the Navy it gave him an advantage over Assistants who have basic training at a traditional dental school. At the Naval school he learned things such as; first aid, BLS, and other skills used in battle stations. Bruce spent a total of 8 years in the US Navy and toured with two ships, one was the USS Trenton and the USNS Detroit. Bruce was stationed at Norfolk, VA and Colts Neck NJ. His overseas travel was exceptional; he visited Spain, Greece, Istanbul Turkey, and Italy just to name a few. Throughout his enlistment he received many medals such as Navy & Marine Corp Achievement Medal, Navy E Ribbon and Navy Good Conduct. These are three of ten medals/ribbons award to him.

Since joining the office Bruce had expanded his assisting skills in the area of Dental Implants and Orthodontics. Bruce is a great addition to our Dentistry Family and we are lucky to have him.


Lisana Aquino - Dental AssistantLisana Aquino - Dental Assistant
Lisana  Aquino, was born in Harlem, NY and raised in Dominican Republic since the age of 9.  After finishing dental school at UNIBE in D.R., she moved back to NY and found a home as a Dental Assistant at Harlem Dentistry.  Dentistry is her passion, she loves to make patients feel comfortable, and explain the benefits of the procedures being performed.

In her free time she enjoys reading, dancing, as well as arts and crafts.  Another love of Lisana is cooking.

Lisana feels she has found in this office the ethics that were taught to her and an incredible learning opportunity from in her words "the best dentist in the state." 



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Dentist - Harlem New York
470 Lenox Ave. Suite 1D
New York, NY 10037