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Meet Our Team
Christine Fortis has had extensive managerial experience in the dental field for over 15 years, and takes pride in her professionalism and people-centered focus in serving our patients. Christine joined the NYC Smile Design team in 1998; having also worked as a dental assistant, she fit right into the routine of the office. As the office manager, she is in charge of making sure that the whole team is working like clockwork. Christine continuously educates herself in the fields of practice management, healthcare updates, patient relations and financing. She genuinely enjoys working with our patients, and maintains an excellent rapport with them. Her responsibilities include creating and maintaining our complex patient schedule, coordinating patient treatments and creating and cultivating trust between our patients and our dental team. She is always available to answer any questions you may have concerning treatment.
An avid believer in always focusing one’s energy on achieving one's goals, Christine dedicates her time to activities that enhancer her personal, professional and social life. She has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and is a seasoned Salsa Dancer who loves to travel. If she had the time, Christine would spend it seeing the world and trying out its cuisines--as long as they don't include curry. At the moment, she's putting traveling on hold as she plans her wedding for fall, 2011.
Stephanie Yan is our head dental assistant . Her welcoming smile has made her a favorite among patients. As an experienced dental assistant for the last eight years, Stephanie is highly skilled in assisting with whitening, taking impressions, and fabricating patients’ appliances. She is responsible for learning and implementing our latest technologies such as our digital radiography and K7 TMD analysis equipment. She is in charge of making sure patients are properly prepped for treatment; and ensuring that the patient’s experience in the operatory is a smooth and comfortable one. She is also responsible for ensuring that our office adheres to the strictest infection-control procedures when preparing for our patients. Stephanie genuinely enjoys working with patients, and her highlight is seeing them smile, or being able to make them laugh, often helping them forget they are sitting in a dental chair. Patients appreciate her gentle hands and customized treatment, tailored to meet each individual’s needs
Stephanie has an enthusiasm for learning new things. She loves the ocean and likes to study marine life whenever she gets the chance. She strongly believes in reciprocity: that we should always do unto others as we would like them to do unto us. This is a principle that she lives by.
Lynda Matos, our dental assistant, brings life to the practice. A true testimony to the excellent work done in our office, she was Dr. Tabib’s patient before deciding she liked the team so much that she wanted to stay on and work with them. After being with us a few years, the office was saddened to let Lynda go when she announced she would be moving out-of-state. Eight years later we were so pleased to learn that Lynda would be returning to NYC, and were thrilled to welcome her back. To say the least, we all love Lynda and her positive energy… contagious! Her bubbly personality makes every patient we treat feel welcomed and loved---they just can't help but smile in her company. She is a skilled organizer, insistent upon seeing that everything in our office be neat and in place--we are all better organized because of her. She rejoices in educating patients about their oral health, and nine years later still brags about how life-changing her own smile makeover was for her. Lynda’s ability to work well with different people makes our patients from many walks of life appreciates her friendliness and meticulousness. Lynda is an adventurer and an avid reader. She loves to travel, and in her spare time would like to visit as many places as possible.
Divine Muragijimana, our recent and youngest addition, is the office marketing and administrative assistant. As part of the support team, Divine is the set of “spare hands” always doing whatever she can to help whoever she can--from pouring models and sterilizing instruments to taking calls and registering patients. Aside from all that she does to help the rest of the team, her responsibilities include updating patient files, researching what’s new in the world of dentistry, and keeping our family of patients and new patients current with what’s new in our office and in dentistry as a whole. As the marketing assistant, specializing in Social Media Marketing, Divine helps to write some of our blogs and develop creative promotions and contests for all of our Facebook fans and Twitter followers. Currently, Divine is getting her Master’s degree in Political Science at Brooklyn College. She is also skilled in many dance forms, and spends her spare time perfecting them on the dance floor. She is an accomplished chef, who enjoys cooking for and entertaining her guests.