40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

  • JOHN KOUTSOYIANNIS

JOHN KOUTSOYIANNIS

  • New York
  • SoHo Smile

Age:

36

Name of Practice:

SoHo Smile

Specialty:

Cosmetic, Reconstructive Dentistry

Education:

DDS, New York University; residency, Jamaica Hospital


Why He Was Nominated

Recent office renovations include a state-of-the-art spa atmosphere, including patient massage chairs, as well as tablets for paperless charting and flat-screen televisions for patient education.

Inspiration

As a teenager, Dr. Koutsoyiannis broke his front teeth multiple times playing football and falling off his bike. “I needed a lot of dental work, and I’d hold up the mirror to watch,” he says. “It left me leaning toward the profession.”

Favorite Part of the Profession

Re-creating someone’s smile. “I’ve had people cry in the chair from joy,” he says.

Favorite Office Music

Patient’s choice, says Dr. Koutsoyiannis. “We have a digital library and headphones. You choose what to watch or listen to in the chair.”