Meet the Team

Administrative Staff


Carmen

Office Manager

I love building relationships and helping patients understand their dental insurance. We have a wonderful team here, with each person committed to keeping our patients relaxed and comfortable during visits.

I’m a certified medical and dental insurance biller. Working with patients, I review their insurance coverage, handle paperwork and filing claims, and make sure everyone gets the most from their benefits! I also support our staff with clerical matters to ensure we’re keeping our patients happy.

My time off is spent with family and friends. My daughter is currently attending a Master’s program here in NY and I have a dog, Chance, and a cat, Frisky, who complete my family. I enjoy cooking, time at the beach, and dancing to my favorite music: Salsa!

 

Carlos

Administrative Assistant

After proudly serving in the U.S. Army, I transitioned to civilian life as a dental assistant. In the 10 years since, I have worked in the dental field as an office manager and an administrative assistant.

I enjoy every opportunity to contribute to the dental health and overall well-being of our patients. Interacting with individuals is always the hightlight of my day! I look forward, along with the rest of the team, to help you get the optimal care you deserve.

In my spare time, I enjoy writing and losing myself in contemporary poetry. 

 

Hygiene Staff


 

Lauren

Registered Dental Hygienist

I love my patients. I am happy helping them achieve and maintain great oral health and wonderful smiles. We serve the most amazing people and I enjoy our conversations. Each person teaches me something new about the world and helps me grow as a person.

I introduce patients to our practice and make sure they feel comfortable in my chair. Once seated, I review their health history, examine their mouth for dental disease, and clean their teeth. I also apply fluoride and sealants to protect teeth. During visits, I teach patients about their oral health and demonstrate proper home dental hygiene techniques. When I see a patient at the next visit, I’m happiest when I observe that they’ve taken the lessons to heart and improved their home care.

Away from the office, my life revolves around my family. I’m a married mom with two beautiful children. If I have a few free moments, I like to escape into a good book and I’m currently learning how to meditate.

 

Latia

Registered Dental Hygienist

Working as a Dental Hygienist for the past six years has been a delight! It has been an honor to be an integral part of the dental profession, to take care of patients, and make sure they are maintaining optimal oral health. It has also allowed me to do something I really enjoy: getting to know people, children and adults alike, from many diverse cultures.

As a hygienist, I employ the latest technologies and techniques to make the smiles of my patients the best they can be. As an educator, I am enthusiastic about teaching people how best to maintain those smiles with sensible at-home oral care. A smile is one of the first things people notice about us, and for that reason I believe they should last a lifetime.   

As for myself, I am a firm believer in staying fit. I am an avid walker and I seek to challenge myself on any of the city's numerous walking trails. For relaxation, I really enjoy weekly dinners with friends, summer music festivals in the parks, art galleries, and bringing out-of-state guests to Rockefeller Center during the holidays.

 

Shahnoza

Dental Assistant

I like meeting new people and learning about their lives and interests. We have the best patients, and each of them has stories I want to hear! Some patients worry about seeing the dentist: I promise them that Dr. Kiani is gentle and that patients will feel comfortable during their visits.

I prepare the operatories to make sure everything is ready. After I seat our patient, I explain what their visit will entail. Working chairside, I assist Dr. Kiani and, at the same time, I talk with our patient about what we’re doing and make sure that they’re still comfortable. When the procedure is finished, I offer home care instructions and answer questions.

When I’m not working, I’m usually with my family. My husband, daughter, son, and I love to travel and go to amusement parks. I like escaping into a good book and listening to classical music, too.

 

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