Dr. Fidel Abreu's Team
Dr. Jaime Philip Associate
Dr. Jaime Philip was born and raised in Long Island New York. She attended Villanova University for her Bachelors in Biology with a Minor in Psychology and Spanish, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She then attended the prestigious NYU College of Dentistry in 2014 to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, and then completed a coveted one year General Practice Residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, where she is currently an Attending for the current residents.
Dr. Philip has been with Dr. Fidel Abreu PLLC for two years now, during which she completed an Implant Seminars Course conducted by the renowned Dr. Arun Garg, where she placed several implants and completed numerous bone grafts. She is also certified in INVISALIGN Orthodontics. She continues to pursue expand her dental training and expertise, in order to be knowledgeable about the most innovative practices and technology in the field of dentistry. She is also a member of the ADA and NYSDA.
Dr. Philip loves dentistry for its combination of art and science, while helping people in a genuine way in order to improve their smiles and their confidence. She tries to provide the best service and care for every one of her patients. She was a part of Dental Service Trip to Ecuador in 2014 and she plans to continue providing dentistry in other underserved communities. In her free time, she is an avid reader and movie-goer, but her favorite thing to do is to travel to new places and spend time with family and friends.
Carolina Turcios has been a wonderful addition to my practice. She has over ten years of experience in the dental field and has brought her knowledge, experience, and innovative ideas to our team in order to better serve our patients. She is a perfect fit within our team.
Carolina grew up in Long Island, NY and started off as a receptionist and has vast experience in Dental Billing and even Dental Assisting, rapidly moving up to her current position as Office Manager. Her extensive experience has been vital to the growth of our practice. She loves interacting with our patients to make their dental experience wonderful once they come through the door.
In her spare time she loves to travel and is a great dancer!
Dr. Fidel Abreu's Front Desk
David is one of our newest employees and is part of our front desk team. He coordinates patients' appointments and explains any concerns regarding insurance issues. He enjoys helping and interacting with all of our patients. He's extremely patient and will always be more than willing to answer any questions that you may have. In his spare time he loves working out and spending time with his family.
Karen Alvarado is one of my most energetic receptionists. She has been a part of Dr. Fidel Abreu PLLC since its inception. In fact, she started as one of my longtime patients, but her lively personality and good attitude seemed like it would be a great part of my new practice.
Karen loves building relationships with our patients and addressing any of their questions or concerns about treatment plans and insurance statements to provide a less stressful experience. She is a trustworthy member of my team and I couldn’t imagine the practice without her smile to greet our patients.
After working long hours, she loves to work out at the gym and spend time with family and friends.
Claris Benitez is one of the first friendly faces that will greet you upon arrival at Dr. Fidel Abreu PLLC. She has been a part of the team for 1.5 years and has become invaluable. Her gracious personality and wonderful demeanor is loved by all our patients.
She is here to address any questions or concerns that you may have. Being a part of this team, has inspired Claris to currently pursue a career in Dental Hygiene because she loves helping people and educating people about dentistry. She is a hard worker and her perseverance truly make her one of a kind.
In her free time she loves spending time with family and doing volunteer work.
Dr. Fidel Abreu's Assistants
Milagro Palacios is my Head Assistant who is in charge of the organization of all the behind-the- scenes action. She graduated as Doctor in Dental Surgery from Dental School at The University of El Salvador, after graduation she worked as part of her community in the El Salvador as an active member of the Dental Association at the lions Club International.
Her drive for a better life immigrate from her country to USA in 2006, were she started working as my dental assistant for 25 years. Since then, she's been my right hand for every single procedure. Her expertise, skill set, and knowledge is invaluable and without her, the flow of the office would not be as smooth.
She has taken continuing education courses in Phlebotomy and is my other set of eyes for implant surgery and bone Grafting. Her passion and commitment to every patient and every procedure is unparalleled. She is more than an assistant; she is my colleague.
Evelyn Alfaro is a new member of my team. Evelyn graduated from the Evangelic University of El Salvador, and received the title of Doctor in Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2004.From 2005 to 2016, she built a private practice while simultaneously working at the Ministerio de Salud. She has over 12 years of experience in dentistry with a focus on cosmetic dentistry.
She has become another member of the team with passion, professionalism, and genuine care for our patients. Her positive attitude and willingness to learn new things has been a joy to witness. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband.
Ivonne Gonzalez has worked for me since 1992, and has been my assistant for so long our commitment to deliver an excellent treatment for every patient, makes our work place a placid place to be.
She always has a smiling face to calm the patients down and she brings a certain joy to the practice. She is an extremely hard worker and willing to do any task that I assign her. Throughout the years, Ivonne has become a great friend and I could not see this practice grow without her. When she is not working for me, she loves spending time with her family and just having a good time!
Dr. Fidel Abreu's Hygiene Team
Orquidia Baez RDH
Orquidia Baez RDH is the head hygienist at my practice. She graduated from NYS of Medicine and Dental Assisting in 2002. She started off as a dental assistant, but her passion for the field of dentistry and the ability to help others inspired her to go back to school and graduate from Hostos Community College and became a Registered Dental Hygienist, with a degree in Appliance Science.
Orquidia has been a part of my team since 2012, during which she has helped me build lifelong relationships with patients in my community. She is an integral part in making the entire dental experience more comfortable and enjoyable.
Outside of work, she enjoys being be a mother and wife. Her family is the motivation for her hard work. She will be the first to say, "I am so proud to be a RDH and the mother of my son, Justin". She loves to travel with her husband and see beautiful sunsets in the Dominican Republic.
Lina Patino RDH
Lina Patino RDH is the new hygienist at our growing practice. She graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Manizales in Columbia, as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2001.Then after 2 years of working in her private practice, she immigrated to USA and worked as a Dental Assistant. Soon after, she decided to enroll at Briarcliff College in the Dental Hygienist Program.
With only few months in my practice, Lina has an essential component in educating our patients about oral hygiene. She loves bringing insight and increasing our patients' dental knowledge by informing them of all the services and treatment options that can be done to improve their oral health.
When she is not working, she likes to bike ride with her son. She also likes to travel, read, and go to the beach on a nice day!