In the cultural heart of NYC, Shine Dentistry is your new home for dental care. Dr. Elena Johnston and her team combine years of experience and ongoing learning with a zero-pressure approach to dentistry that will make you feel at home — whether you’re here to address a problem or just want to give your smile a little refresh.


Smiling is an important part of life — when we greet people, make business connections or just find ourselves enjoying the moment. Our smiles are one of the first things other people notice about us, and we want to help you feel your best with a naturally great smile.


Dr. Elena Johnston

At Shine, we’re about possibilities, not pressure.

We like to think outside the box, working with each person to enhance their smile based on their individual goals and desires. Dr. Elena’s extensive education in general and aesthetic dentistry guides every treatment plan, and we want every patient to have the information they need to make the right decision for their dental health.

What you won’t find here is pressure to do anything you aren’t ready to do. Thinking about Invisalign or porcelain veneers? Wondering if Botox can help your sore jaws or if whitening treatments can help your smile sparkle? Dr. Elena is happy to walk you through the steps and answer all of your questions. And when the time is right, you can trust the Shine team to give you the very best care.

We are a neighborhood practice, right here in Chelsea.

When you walk into Shine Dentistry, you’ll experience a welcome that’s as old-school — let’s call it classic — as the historic Art Deco Chelsea Gardens building itself. 

As a smaller dental team, Shine offers a personal touch you won’t find at the huge practices. Here you’ll see the same dentist every time — Dr. Elena herself — and get to know each and every face you see during your visit. If you ever find yourself in a dental emergency, the Shine team will coordinate all the details of any referrals. No matter what comes up, you’ll know you’re in good hands with the people who have cared for you for years.

Conveniently located on 23rd Street in the heart of the neighborhood, we’re just a short walk away from work or home. After your visit, you can be on your way to the art museums, the High Line or one of Chelsea’s hot new restaurants.

Come see what’s new at Shine Dentistry.

Whether you’re overdue for a hygiene visit, ready for a full smile makeover or just looking for a new home for your routine care, Dr. Elena is here to make it happen. At your first visit, we’ll take a photo of every tooth to get a complete picture of your dental health so we can work together to prevent problems and to find ways to bring out the best in your smile.

Shine brings together the best of Chelsea — the fun and friendly vibe, a visionary and innovative spirit, and the feeling that there’s a work of art around every corner. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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