Our Administrative Team
“We are a great team at our office and do our best to help our patients feel comfortable and happy. We treat our patients like family and want them to be satisfied with the work they have done with us. I love working with Dr. Gomez she is a great boss, very supportive of my decisions and opinions she also has a great heart. My goal is to keep our office running smoothly and keep our team doing their best.”
Carrie Velazquez is a Monroe College graduate and received a degree in Criminal Justice. Also attends MGE Management Expert Inc. for their very educational and practical seminars and courses which help improve the practice. She has 7yrs experience in the medical field as well as in the billing department. She treats the staff with respect, and likes to keep them motivated and happy. Her goal is to have all our patients have their work done, and be completely satisfied also leave our office with a smile on their face. Carrie is happily married with two sons and what makes her happy is spending quality time with her family and her beautiful mother. She also likes traveling spontaneously, camping, and other great activities.
“Ligaya” in my language means joy, and this is what I bring to the office every morning through smiles and a positive attitude. Here we strive to provide our patients with a warm and caring atmosphere. I enjoy seeing our patients pleased with the services that they have received. We are a family, with a goal to provide our patients with the best treatment possible!
Raychel has been working in the dental field for over 4 years now as a dental assistant. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Music with a focus in Vocal Performance. Her long term goal is to become a Dental Hygienist so she can continue caring for patients. When she is not in the office hard at work, she is on stage performing with her dance group “Ligaya Cultural Group” and her band “Moshi Moshi”.
Our Dental Team
Dr. Rachel Yang
Dr. Rachel Yang immigrated to the United States in her teenage years to pursue an opportunity in the field of medicine. As early as she can remember, it was her dream to help those in need of medical help, especially for those who were not fortunate enough to receive proper care. To begin her journey to help others, she studied biology with concentration of molecular biology and biochemistry at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. While in college she decided to volunteer for a number of outreach activities that were sponsored by university hospitals. Her exposure to these activities not only emboldened her desire to help those in need but obtain the practical experience of creating strong relationships with her patients.
Her next step was to pursue her dental degree at the New York University College of Dentistry, a well-esteemed and rigorous program. After receiving her doctorate, she spent a number of years working in the inner city of Baltimore, Maryland, providing dental care for underprivileged patients. She was the most sought out dentist in the office providing dental services for more than 60 patients a day. Although it was one of the most challenging moments of her life, it was also the most rewarding experiences she had. Her ability to provide quality care to those who needed it the most and the relationships created during her tenure has helped define her career as a dentist.
She continued to pursue her education at NYU’s Rosenthal Institute of Aesthetic Dentistry, studying under world renowned professors. Her continued education will always remain the forefront of her career so that she can provide her patients with the best possible care.
“I have a genuine concern for the health and well-being of each and every person I meet and treat. I strive to provide the highest quality of care in a very kind and gentle way. I love working here with such a friendly and team-oriented staff. We care about each other professionally and personally. We strive to show the same care and concern to our patients. We feel that our office is an extension of our family.”
Maricela is a graduate with honors and the top of her class of New York City College of Technology. She received an award for her clinical and patient education skills by the American Dental Hygienist Association. She has also received a certification in Soft Tissue Laser Management. She has been in the dental field for over fifteen years. Hygiene Treatment by Maricela is an integral part of preventing oral disease and maintaining oral health through patient education. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, Maricela is experienced in treating both pediatric and adult patients. She enjoys all aspects of hygiene care and is skilled in educating patients regarding clinical procedures and overall dental health. Maricela is fluent in Spanish and dedicates a lot of her time salsa dancing. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and meeting other people.
Mary Arleen Mortel Ignacio
“Positive Outlook On Life”, that’s the key for a brighter day and to start everything in a right path. A beautiful smile with a light feeling, that’s what we offer and create for our patient while boosting and improving their self-confidence. I make our patients feel at ease, comfortable and relaxed with the treatment of kindness, gentleness and a precious smile and that’s what I offer to each and every patient that I encounter with, inside the office. “We provide all our patients with the best possible quality care.”
Mary Arleen has been in the dental field for more that 32 years and as a nurse for 11 years. She graduated in Centro Escolar University in the Philippines with the degree of Doctor Of Dental Medicine and after which, got the Bachelor of Science in Nursing on 2005. She loves attending the service at her awesome HILLSONG Church in NYC. She enjoys traveling, loves line dancing and meeting people.
“The road to becoming a dentist was long with many unexpected curves along the way. I have been playing the violoncello since I was thirteen years old. I wanted to pursue a career as a professional cello player but in end I chose to become a dental professional. My mother has been a practicing general dentist for more than 30 years. By shadowing her, I saw her devotion, compassion, and patience for the people she treated. With her wisdom, I learned that the most essential thing to being a great dentist by earning the patients trust and easing their worries. I am a highly motivated Dentist with a lively personality. I am creative, diligent and enthusiastic about the work I do. I am looking forward to meet you and to provide you with the best care possible.”
Dr. Angelina Adames is a foreign trained general dentist from the Dominican Republic. In the Dominican Republic she graduated with the highest honors as Summa Cum Laude. She is also a graduate from Columbia University- College of Dental Medicine, where she completed a 3 year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. While in her AEGD residency, Dr. Adames was the chief resident of her class. Dr. Adames has special interests in restorative and pediatric dental care. Moving forward, Dr. Adames wants to specialize in pediatric dental care. At Dental Implants In The City, Dr. Adames creates a family friendly environment where her patients are provided with the most professional care.
Dr. Adames is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. She is an active member of the Hispanic Health Professionals Association of New York, where she directs orientations for foreign trained dentists who desire to become licensed in the United States. In her spare time, she plays the cello with her colleagues in the Columbia University Medical Center Orchestra.