Phyllis Ho DDS
Phyllis Ho DDS
Family Wellness and Cosmetic Dentistry Midtown Manhattan

Our Practice


Making smiles in New York City wider and brighter since 1988

Welcome to Dr Phyllis Ho DDS, conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan. Here, our professionals know that dental health is not just about white smiles: it’s about having strong teeth and healthy gums. It’s about prolonging the simple joy of eating delicious things! Our mission is to help our patients accomplish these goals in a painless, compassionate, and efficient way.

We aim to educate our patients in a safe environment while offering them comprehensive care. We understand that many people have anxiety about dental treatment, so we created a soothing environment and a scheduling system that never keeps you waiting long. By combining the latest technology with traditional techniques, we give our patients the best care available.


Phyllis Ho, DDS, D-ABFO

Dr. Ho received an A.B. from Cornell University in 1983 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) in 1988.  She achieved a certificate from the Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry from NYUCD and completed an externship at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital in Hong Kong, both in 1989. Dr. Ho has also rendered volunteer care in Ghana, Ecuador and Vietnam. 

She works as a dental consultant for the Suffolk County Office of the Medical Examiner, she has been an active reviewing member of the National Dental Image Repository (NDIR) under the aegis of the FBI since its inception. She has taught at NYUCD, at Stonybrook University College of Dental Medicine and at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as a guest lecturer. She has presented in NYC, Minnesota, Vermont, Cologne, Kathmandu, Lyons on Forensics and is a co-author on Abuse in an upcoming chapter of an international University textbook. She is a member of the OSAC under NIST writing standards in Forensics as part of the Odontology Sub-working Group.

Her distinguishing hobby is in long distance open water and cold water swimming. In April of 2019, she became the 32nd person since 1976 to complete an unassisted crossing of the Strait of Magellan in Patagonia. She has completed nearly 1200 hours of continuing education.

Professional Affiliations:

  •  New York County Dental Society

  • New York State Dental Association

  • American Dental Association

  • New York City Medical Reserve Corps

  • Suffolk County Medical Reserve Corps

  • New York Society of Forensic Dentistry, Immediate Past President

  • Suffolk Society of Forensic Dentistry, former Education Officer

  • American Society of Forensic Dentistry, Board of Governors

  • INFOdont, international member, Advisory Committee

  • Association of Forensic Odontologists for Human Rights, Past Secretary

  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Fellow


Board certification: American Board of Forensic Odontology


  • Department of Health and human Services, Disaster And Mortuary Operations Response Team

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology, Organization of Scientific Area Committees

  • FBI/Criminal Justice Information System-Law Enforcement Online National Dental Image Repository reviewer for Missing and Unidentified Persons



  • New York University Chancellor's Award for Community Service

  • American Dental Association recognition for Volunteer Service in Ghana

  • FBI Assistant Director's Award for Exceptional Public Service