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.
Sarah Hussain was born and raised in Queens, New York, and has been interested in dentistry and dental health since a young age. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from York College and went on to attend New York University’s College of Dentistry where she completed their Dental Hygiene program.
Sarah believes that dental health is incredibly important in maintaining overall health and enjoys educating patients on ways to improve their dental hygiene practices.
Sarah resides in Richmond Hill, Queens, and enjoys reading books and watching movies; especially horror, science fiction, and foreign films.
Palak Kothari studied dentistry and worked as a dentist in India. After emigrating to the United States, she attended Long Island University – Brooklyn where she earned a Masters degree in Public Health.
Palak is an enthusiastic, caring, and knowledgeable professional who enjoys interacting with patients. In her free time, she enjoys dance and music.
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.
Ana Zepada attended New York College of Technology and graduated from their dental hygiene program in 2004.
A life-long New Yorker, Ana grew up in Brooklyn and now lives on Staten Island. Married with two children, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and is always looking forward to her next travel destination.
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.
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.