Joshua M. Wilges, DDS & Associates

General and Cosmetic Dentistry

2 W 45th St #1708 New York, NY 10036
(646) 590-2100

We are a growing independent dental practice located in the heart of midtown Manhattan. As New Yorkers, we understand that your time is valuable. We never double book, and we schedule ample time for each appointment so that waits are brief and you never feel rushed.
Every patient receives honest, straight forward dental health solutions, and we use state-of-the-art equipment and technology to ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible. Designed as an escape for the busy New Yorker, our office provides the highest quality of care in a relaxed setting.


Joshua Wilges

Joshua M. Wilges, DDS

Dr. Joshua Wilges graduated from NYU dental school in 2007. He completed his first year of residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. While at Lutheran, Dr. Wilges' program directors awarded him Resident of the Year and he was elected Chief Resident the following year. In 2010, Dr. Wilges began with one chair, once a week in a small midtown office where he treated his friends and family. Through word-of-mouth only, his practice quickly grew. Construction began on new office space in 2012 and he proudly welcomed patients to the new modern facility in February 2013. Post-graduation, Dr. Wilges completed a year-long fellowship in Comprehensive Aesthetic Dentistry at NYU studying under some of the top cosmetic dentists in New York City. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, New York State Dental Society, New York County Dental Society, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and Dental Volunteers for Israel.

Dr. Wilges enjoys spending time with friends and enjoying all NYC has to offer. He often travels home to Texas to visit his family and their six golden retrievers.


  • University of Texas – Bachelor of Arts
  • New York University – Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Lutheran Medical Center – General Practice Residency (2 years)
Bhavika Patel

Bhavika Patel, DDS

Dr. Bhavika Patel is a precise, compassionate dentist. Her approach is to exceed standards by prioritizing thoroughness and patient comfort. Dr. Patel earned a BA in biology from Boston University and a dental degree from University of Tennessee in 2007. After that she completed a two-year General Practice residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. She is trained in a full range of dental services and has a special interest in root canal therapy.

When she is not in the office, Dr. Patel enjoys yoga, drawing, painting and travel.


  • Boston University – Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Tennessee – Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Lutheran Medical Center – General Practice Residency (2 years)


Leyla Mercado

Leyla is a certified dental assistant and has worked with Dr. Wilges since 2010. She is responsible for scheduling, verifying insurance eligibility, and assisting the doctor during procedures. She is always available and happy to answer any questions you may have regarding dental insurance or dental procedures.

Leyla is very active in her church but also enjoys working with children and spending time with her family and her fiance Tommy.

Leyla Mercado


Dr. Wilges and his staff were great. They were very friendly, personable, and quick. It was a very positive and enjoyable experience. I look forward to my follow up and would definitely recommend him.

Zoc Doc Reviews

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Great bedside manner, explained everything he was doing and tried to ease my jitters! Definitely recommended!
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I hadn't been to a dentist in several years and had a lot of anxiety about it, but Dr. Wilges really assuaged my fears and didn't lecture me. The practice is bright and clean, and the whole experience was very pleasant.

Yelp Reviews

One of the best dental experiences I've ever had. Super modern office, super friendly receptionist, knowledgeable doctor, and reasonable prices for Manhattan. I look forward to my next visit in 6 months.
I recently went to Dr. Wilges for some fillings, a cleaning and bleaching- He was awesome! First off, his office was sleek and modern. His staff was extremely friendly and made me feel at ease. Dr. Wilges had a very gentle touch and made me feel comfortable the whole time as I am somewhat of a jittery dental patient. All the dental chairs were equipped with TV's so you could watch and relax while getting your dental work done. I will most definitely be referring friends to him- 5 stars all the way!



We accept most PPO insurance plans. We do not accept HMO or DMO insurance plans. Examples of some of the insurance companies we work with are Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Delta Dental, Guardian, MetDental, MetLife, Principal, SunLife Financial, United Concordia, United Healthcare, and UMR. We are also currently accepting 32BJ and Cigna UFT (United Federation of Teachers) plans. If you do not see your insurance company listed here or you are not sure whether or not we accept your insurance, please contact us.


  • 6 Month Checkup
  • Bridges
  • Cleaning
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Crowns
  • Root Canals
  • Veneers
  • Periodontal Exam
  • Scaling & Root Planing
  • Zoom Whitening
  • Extractions
  • Filings
  • Invisalign
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Smile Design
  • Dentures
  • Valplast Dentures
  • Nightguard




2 W 45th St #1708
New York, NY 10036


  • Monday: 9a-6p
  • Tuesday: 9a-1p
  • Wednesday: 9a-5p
  • Thursday: 12:30p-8p
  • Friday: 10a-3p


(646) 590-2100