Open Sesame Dentistry

Suzanne Grady, DDS

Pediatric Dentist & Special Needs Dentist located in Lincoln Square, New York, NY

A Mom and a Pediatric Dentist

Suzanne Grady, DDS, is an experienced pediatric dentist in New York City with 20 years of experience treating the unique needs of children and adolescents. She provides comprehensive and compassionate dental care at Open Sesame Dentistry in the Lincoln Square area in Manhattan.

Dr. Grady started her journey towards private practice by working as a dental assistant while completing her bachelor’s in child psychology at the University of Buffalo. She was offered a full academic scholarship from New York University and completed her dental degree there, graduating in the upper quintile of her class. While at NYU, she completed a residency in TMJ disorder.
She then completed a three-year residency at Montefiore Hospital and St. Barnabas Hospital, which further diversified and quantified her skills. After completing her pediatric specialty, Dr. Grady remained at St. Barnabas Hospital and remains a professor there, teaching the future of pediatric dentists.
Dr. Grady had the opportunity to work at the Rose F. Kennedy Center for the developmental disabled, which allowed her to hone her skills with special needs patients and integrate their treatment into her workday seamlessly. She also completed her clinical research project on “Pediatric Patent Acceptance of Digital Radiography” when there were only two companies offering the product at that time.
She has also worked with a diverse population in Connecticut and New Jersey, two states that do not have fluoride in the water, which, unfortunately, resulted in the need for multiple crowns in preschool and elementary school populations. Dr. Grady began using white crowns in 1999, which are just now entering the mainstream of pediatric dentistry.
She is a member of the New York State Dental Association and has been recognized as a “New York Family Favorite Local Dentist” in 2014, “New York Top Doctor”, and “Expert Network Distinguished Dentist.” As a mother herself, Dr. Grady is attuned to the differing needs of each child and family dynamics at each stage of development. With the birth of her second child, she decided to move to Manhattan, and in October 2007, Open Sesame Dentistry was established on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The practice is proud to offer a variety of dental services, including sealants, infant oral care, preventive care, white fillings, myofunctional care, and treatments for TMJ pain.
To learn more and schedule an appointment, call Open Sesame Dentistry or request a consultation online today.



Child Centered

We are specialists in the art of pediatric dentistry. We have a variety of behavior guidance approaches and, in most situations, should be able to assess accurately the child’s developmental level, dental attitudes, and temperament and to predict the child’s reaction to treatment.


Compassionate People

The quality and compassion of our staff is what makes Open Sesame Dentistry stand out. Over the last ten years, we have assembled a group of caring and devoted individuals who make you and your child’s dental health their utmost priority.


Expert Diagnosis

Through 20 years of experience and a persistent approach to lifelong learning, Dr. Grady has crafted a unique approach to pediatric dentistry. Your child’s dental health is reinforced by this relentless focus on accurate diagnosis and knowledge of the latest advances in the field


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Visiting the Dentist During COVID-19

We want you to know that even now, we are still here for you. We are committed to the health and safety of our patients, staff, families, and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your Teeth and Wellness

For many, dental visits are about having your teeth cleaned and examined and, in some cases, possibly filled or repaired. However, your dental visit can reveal more than just the condition of your teeth.

The Importance of Flossing

Unfortunately, a vast majority of the population will admit to not flossing regularly and believe that brushing twice a day is enough to maintain their oral health.


Words from our patients

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    "This is a top-notch office and I recommend Open Sesame to any parent whose kids need great dentist."

    Mark M.
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    "Place is always clean and welcoming. Staff is pleasant. Dr. Grady is super patient and gets my kids comfortable for each appointment."

    Angelina R.
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    "We love Dr. Grady and her staff. We’ve been patients since 2011 and even when we moved a fair distance away, we’ve stayed with Dr. Grady."

    Lisa H.
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    "They are so sweet with the kids and have all the bells and whistles to distract kids at the dentist"

    Lauren W.
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    "Dr. Grady is amazing! She and her colleague were able to get X-rays done on my very stubborn four year old with a ton of patience."

    Christina S.
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    "Excellent experience. Took my two year old and five year old. No tears, just happy smiles and laughter."

    Helen M.
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    "I have had nothing but amazing experiences here! The children are always happy and she's so kind and gentle"

    Abigail M.
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    "My daughter loves the dentist. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and the office is incredibly inviting. I don't see how you could find a better pediatric dentist."

    Leslie H.
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    "Everything and more that you can want and expect from your child's dentist!"

    Mary P.
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    "Dr. Grady is the best!! we come all the way from Brooklyn!!"

    Maria R.


Open Sesame Dental
191 Amsterdam Avenue
Lincoln Center
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-874-1200








9:00 am - 6:00 pm

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Hours to fit your schedule!

We try to ease parent scheduling by offering hours that include early mornings, evenings, select Saturdays and school holidays.



Suzanne Grady, DDS
191 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023