Meet The Staff

Administrative Staff


I’ve been a part of Professional Dental Associates since 2019. As the financial coordinator, I strive to ensure that your visit to the dentist will meet your expectations. I want to make sure your needs as a patient are met. Whether it is scheduling an appointment or assisting you with any questions, I’ll always make myself available. I love taking on new responsibilities and enjoy working with both my co-workers and patients.  As of recently, I even decided to go into dental hygiene school!


I have over 5 years of experience in the dental field.  I am excited to say that I have been on the team since 2019.  I started here as a Scheduling Coordinator and am now the Insurance Coordinator.  I am dedicated to serving all of your insurance needs. I truly enjoy helping patients fully utilize their benefits to decrease their out of pocket expenses.  If you have any questions at any time regarding your insurance, please feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to serving you in any capacity that I can.

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I was born and raised in Woodside, Queens. I am very proud to come from a Colombian family. I have been part of the Professional Dental Associates team for 14 years. My goal is to make sure patients understand any recommended treatment, and plan completion of the treatment through payment plans that meet each patient’s individual needs. I look forward to seeing you in our wonderful, state of the art office. 

Dental Assistants

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Born and raised in Astoria, I became a Dental Assistant after graduating from Long Island City High School. I have been a Dental Assistant for five years. I like working in dentistry because I really enjoy working with patients and making them feel as comfortable as possible during their time at the dentist. This passion has led me to continue my education in the dental field. I am studying to become a dental hygienist at Plaza College so that I can offer even more to my patients in the future. 


For 5 years now, I have enjoyed working in dentistry and it’s different specialties. I enjoy being an assistant because it gives me the opportunity to learn, help and interact with patients, especially when they are anxious, had a past traumatic experience or they have a long procedure to be done. I feel great satisfaction working together with the doctors and our whole team in making our patients feel comfortable and happy!

Dental Hygienist

Katherine RDH

I was born and raised in Ecuador. I was always interested in the dental field because some of my family members have fear and dental anxiety. I graduated from New York City College of Technology and became a Registered Dental Hygienist in June 2018. I’m currently a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association. My passion is to provide high quality care, patient education and improve their oral health. It is a pleasure to be part of this great team and work together to achieve each patient’s individual needs at their. It is very rewarding having patients come back to our office because of the excellent service provided. Don’t forget that you are never fully dressed without a smile.