Frances Cordero has been working in the field of dentistry since 1999. She began his career as a dental assistant, which was also her first role with Central Park Dental. In 2009, she moved into the role of office manager and has been there ever since. Frances loves her job because it allows her to embrace, and put to good use, her natural love of caring for people. She loves working with a team that truly respects and cares for the patients as well as each other. Frances has a three-year-old son who is the love of her life; when she’s not working, she spends every moment she can with him.
Olga M. Vataj
Registered Dental Hygienist
Olga graduated from Hostos Community College with an A.A.S. degree and has been working as a registered dental hygienist for 20 years. In 2008, she started working at Central Park Dental under the previous owner. Olga admits that she was initially hesitant when Dr. Fatouh bought the practice, but it didn’t take long before she knew the transition would be a success. Olga enjoys working with everyone in the office and considers her co-workers family. She is proud of the fact that Central Park Dental is a modern practice with a reputation for excellence in customer service. When Olga is outside of the office she loves spending time with her family, traveling, gardening, and crocheting.
Head Dental Assistant
Yvette attended a dental assistant program during the last two years of high school. She graduated as the valedictorian of her dental assistant class in 1991. She went on to attend college and received her associate’s degree in office administration and technology in 1994. In 2011, she joined the Central Park Dental team and has been working here ever since. Yvette loves that she is a part of a team that values the patient experience above everything else. She sees her co-workers as family and looks forward to work every day. For Yvette, family always comes first, and as a mother of four wonderful children, that means spending every free minute she can with them. She loves crocheting and is looking forward to becoming a full-time babysitter to her grandchildren when she retires — she hopes to have a lot of them.
Alicia has been working as a Dental Receptionist since 2012 where she began working with children in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in her home state of Connecticut. She later broadened her age group clientele and knowledge of Dentistry when she moved to New York in 2014 where she met Dr. Fatouh and his team. Alicia graduated in 2013 at HCC in Bridgeport, CT with an Associate’s Degree in General Studies/Sciences. There she studied pre-nursing and psychology and was always intrigued by the body, whether it was how the mind worked to the entire body and now how the health of your mouth affects the body. Alicia has worked in various customer service jobs the last 7 years, and always in front helping people. She loves to be the first person patients/customers see when walking into a place and is very happy to be the first face that represents Central Park Dental. Outside of work, Alicia loves to cook, go to concerts, and laugh with friends and loved ones.
Talina has been working as a dental assistant for five months. She has always been attracted to the dental field, so she decided to get her feet wet by attending the dental assistant program. Since coming to work as part of the Central Park Dental team, her love for the field has only grown, and she now has plans to become a dental hygienist. Talina loves being part of the Central Park Dental team and feels like her co-workers are a second family to her. Outside of work she is very active and enjoys bike riding, swimming, running, weight lifting, and cooking.
Storm came to Central Park Dental through a program at Bronx Health Science High School. His position as a dental assistant counted toward 420 hours of required community service, and once he completed his hours he was invited to continue working as part of the Central Park Dental team. Storm loves the hands-on aspect of his position as well as getting to be part of a close-knit team. He enjoys playing football, skateboarding, and listening to almost any genre of music — except country.