Tara (Registered Dental Hygienist)
"I enjoyed a teaching career before I found my niche in dentistry. I am proud to say that I was among the first graduating class of hygienists to legally administer local anesthesia. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, riding my beach cruiser and I am an active volunteer member in my community Oh! Most Importantly, I enjoy playing with my dog GiGi and removing calculus!"
Ayrika (Dr. Kalafatic's Assistant)
"It is very rewarding for me that I am a part of helping patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles. Many patients tell me that they can tell that I love what I do! I am a people person and when you are in my dental chair, I promise that you will be in good hands. I have an Associates of Arts degree, a Dental Assisting Certificate with Honors and a Certificate in Expanded Functions
Keisha (Office Manager)
At Smile Now Dental Care, I hold many responsibilities. I schedule your appointments, I review and discuss treatment plans, I communicate with insurances, I am a marketing liaison and much more! In the past I have been nicknamed "Smiley." So, when I see you, be ready ... my smlle is usually contagious!"
Smile Now Dental Care
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Karla (Patient Care Coordinator)
I have been in dentistry for 4 years now and enjoy it more and more everyday. I am the person that will schedule your appointments, go over your treatment plan with you, verify and even challenge your insurance company on your behalf to save you money and perhaps a headache... or two. Last but not least, after I've had my morning coffee, I've been told my personality is shinier than a star!"
Dr. Frank Kalafatic
Dr. Kalafatic prides himself on putting his patients at ease and providing them with the most comfortable environment, a comprehensive dental treatment and a high quality professional service. Originally from Long Island, Dr. Kalafatic attended Hofstra University in New York where graduated with undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology. He went on to pursue a Masters Degree in Biology at his alma mater. Dr. Kalafatic attended Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2003. Dr. Kalafatic then went on to complete a General Practice Residency in 2004 at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Kalafatic is an approachable, friendly and dedicated professional with an exceptional chairside manner. He welcomes you to his practice and invites you to experience quality dental care with outstanding customer service. With his free time, Dr. Kalafatic enjoys competitive tennis, mixed martial arts, target shooting and exercising.