Meet Our Team
A native of Staten Island, Sally Mayo attended Susan Wagner High School. After school, she worked part-time as a dental assistant – an experience and environment she grew to enjoy very much. Having decided to make dentistry her career, she attended the New York University College of Dentistry and graduated in 1994 from their dental hygienist program.
Certified in local anesthesia and the use of nitrous oxide, Sally strives to keep up with the latest advances in her field by taking Continuing Education courses.
Now married with two children, she lived on Long Island. Sally enjoys hiking, going to the gym, and cooking healthy food for her family.
Originally from Memphis, Hillary has lived in the New York City area since 2013. She is a licensed Dental Hygienist in both New York and New Jersey and has previously worked as a Creative Arts Therapist and Early Childhood Educator.
Hillary is passionate about nature and the arts and is an advocate for holistic and integrative health and the mind/body connection. When not working in dentistry, you can find her working as a professional dance and performance artist or enjoying hiking, yoga, and traveling.
Stacy-Ann Dixon grew up in Jamaica and then moved to the States where she attended a dental assistant program at Queens County Dental Society. Almost immediately after graduating, she began her career and has amassed considerable experience along the way. Now working as Dr. Stanescu’s assistant, she’s well-liked by our patients who find her to be both good-natured and professional.
Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and traveling – she’s been to over 15 countries – and spending time with family and friends.
Outside of work Evrana enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to read mystery novels and take long bike rides near the local piers.
A native New Yorker, Bianca grew up in the Bronx. She attended Stony Brook University where she studied health science. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree, Bianca went on to obtain a Dental Assistant certificate. Committed to dentistry, she has plans to attend a dental school and become a dentist herself.
An experienced traveller, two of Bianca’s favorite destinations so far have been Thailand and Iceland. Here in the city, she enjoys walking her dog Asta.
After graduating from high school, Natalia Bakowski continued her education at LaGuardia College, City University of New York. In 2013, she completed two additional courses and received certificates as an EKG technician and phlebotomy technician.
Once Natalia started working for Dr. Rastegar, she knew right then that her future would be related to helping people. “What I love most about my job,” she said, “is making people comfortable, helping them obtain a healthy mouth, and seeing them happy with their improved smile.”
Out of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and young son. It helps, she says with a smile, that “I actually like to clean, cook and bake!” Natalia loves the outdoors and is always seeking new fresh-air adventures.
Peggy Deegan attended Adelphi University and graduated with a degree in finance and management. She worked in banking for 20 years, primarily in the mortgage industry.
Peggy started her career in dentistry ten years ago. She loves dealing with patients and is passionate about making sure they receive quality service.
Peggy lives with her two boys in Massapequa. She loves the beach, boating and spending time with friends and her kids.
Jessica Concepcion attended high school in the Bronx and went on to further her education at Pace University here in Manhattan and American International College and Ashford University in Massachusetts. Prior to joining us here at Midtown Dental Care Associates, she worked for a medical office at the Veterans Administration.
Jessica is the mother of four children. Her oldest son currently serves in the military as a US Marine. She enjoys cooking, baking, and reading.
Roya Ghassabian, who grew up in Kew Gardens, Queens, worked several different jobs after graduating high school. One of those jobs had her working in the Diamond District in Manhattan. But it wasn’t until she started working for Dr. Rastegar that she felt she had truly found the right place – and she’s been working as a dental office manager for over 20 years now.
Roya enjoys the human interaction involved in working at the front desk. “I enjoy meeting people from different walks of life.” she says.
On the weekends, she enjoys swimming in her gym’s pool and going for long walks on the beach.