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PopImpressKA Journal Presidental Care / Exclusive Interview with Dr. Jessica Figueroa / Dental Tips

PopImpressKA Journal Presidental Care / Exclusive Interview with Dr. Jessica Figueroa / Dental Tips
WELCOME to Presidental Care
Dentistry with a heart where quality, kindness, and beautiful smiles meet!
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The first thing people notice when you walk into a room is your SMILE!

"At PresiDental Care, we offer the HIGHEST quality of dentistry, state-of-the-art technology, and utmost care. We are proud to offer our patients first-class dental care and the best options for restoring teeth to their optimal function and presentation. We will not let the insurance industry’s standard of least costly equivalent care dictate our treatment plan or your care. Our talented, reliable, and personal staff team provides a warm and welcoming environment that puts you and your needs FIRST. We recognize that quality dental care and convenience is essential. Our new, conveniently located Midtown office offers up-to-date services and a personable staff team that is available to answer any questions, comments, or concerns. We work around the clock trying to develop new ideas in which we can make your visit as pleasurable as possible.  Our primary focus is on bringing quality and comfort to our patients. We are committed to providing a lifetime of the finest oral health to our patients and strive to develop patient relationships based on exceptional patient care, excellent customer service, and mutual trust. Patients will be relaxed knowing that their care is our priority which will be provided in a nurturing, comfortable, and caring environment. We provide solutions to all of your dental needs: General, cosmetic and specialty dental concerns. In addition, we counsel our patients to develop habits that will improve and maintain oral and systemic health. Our company values are TRUST, QUALITY, and SAFETY. 

So whether you’re coming in early in the day, during a lunch break, evenings, or even a Saturday… we want to brighten up that smile! We guarantee that your experience in our office will be short, sweet, and worry-free. Our goal is that you leave our office feeling as vibrant, confident, and self assured as possible!"  ~ Dr. Jessica Figueroa

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Office Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am -7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am -7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

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1. Queens Location:
95-44 Queens Blvd.
Rego Park, NY 11374

(646) 723-2060

2. Manhattan Location:
526 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

(212) 221-3691

https://www.presidentalcare.com/

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Dr. Jessica Figueroa is a graduate of NYU College of Dentistry and the University of Florida for undergraduate studies. She completed a General Practice Residency at Jamaica Hospital in 2006 and since then has been practicing comprehensive dentistry in New York City. She is currently part-time faculty at Jamaica Hospital Dental Residency in Queens. Dr. Figueroa has her Florida Dental License active in addition to her NERB, which allows her to practice in New York City. This passionate and dynamic doctor truly loves what she does. Dr. Figueroa is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. She constantly improves herself learning the most updated dentistry through her constant continuing education and the services offered so that you receive the dental care you deserve! She is currently the general practice director at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Figueroa enjoys baking, soccer, and playing the piano during her free time.

“Our life is to construct an identity piece by piece to walk in the path we choose to leave our footprints in the sand.  Making a difference in people’s lives is my imprint, peace begins with a smile.” ~  Dr. Jessica Figueroa

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DR. JESSICA FIGUEROA:

 

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PopImpressKA Journal: What is your background?

Dr. Jessica Figueroa: I was born in El Salvador and moved to Miami when I was eight.  I am the oldest of four.  I graduated from University of Florida BA Science and Nutrition.   Moved to New York to attend NYU Dental School.  After graduation I did a hospital residency and started private office as well as dental teacher in my residency program.  I taught for 10 years and the last four I became a General Residency Program Director.  Two years ago I opened up the Rego Park Dental Spa office which is 3,000 square feet and decided it was time to leave the hospital career.

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PJ: What are the most important values your family gave you while growing up?

DJF: My mother made sure we understood that if you work hard and have a career you love you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

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PJ: How did you decide to become a dentist? 

DJF: When I was in high school I attended a specialized high school for students interested in the medicine field.  I took a dental assisting course and had an amazing teacher who was a hygienist.  I loved the classes so much because it incorporated creativity, arts and manual abilities to complete the job.  I decided to become a dentist  at that point.

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PJ: What are the services your dental clinic provides?

DJF: Maintaining good oral health is our priority.  However; Veneers, Invisalign, teeth-whitening and implants are high demand from our fashion patients. After attending NYFW this year I understood even more how crucial the cosmetic dentistry is to the industry.  With high definition cameras where all is captured it is vital to be as perfect as possible. 

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PJ: How is your clinic different from others?

DJF: Our clinic at Presidental Care makes sure our patients are treated as if they were our family.  We make sure they know how important they are and dedicate our attention to the individual from the moment they walk in the door to the time they head home.  Our state of the art office allows us to provide good, efficient, painless dental care. 

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PJ: What do you think is the most important quality s dentist should have?

DJF: The most important quality a dentist should have is compassion.  More than 70% of patients in the dental chair are not happy to be there due to past bad experiences, fear and anxiety of what comes next.  Compassion allows us to have the patience needed to provide a pleasant experience where the patient can complete all the treatment he or she needs.   Being well rounded is also important to be able to understand the different kind of people that come into the office.  In the Garment district we get Models, broadway actors, international hotel guests for emergencies and high profile patients that want to be taken care of.

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PJ: What is your favorite book? Film? Cuisine types? Time of the year? Holiday?

DJF: My favorite book is Alice in Wonderland.  It lets us into a fantasy world where anything is possible.  My favorite time of the year is the summer.  Being outdoors for activities and sports is important to me.  I love going to the beach and spending time on the water. Christmas is my favorite holiday because it is the time of the year where everyone makes an extra effort to be kind with each other.   Families get together and make time to share their lives.

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PJ; your favorite place to travel?

DJF: My favorite place to travel is Mexico.  I love the beaches, food and hospitality.  There are so many natural gems every destination that you go.  Anytime you go on vacation to a water side destination whether it is a bay, river or ocean, there is a peaceful encounter where you can recharge energy and start your daily routine fresh.  In Mexico you can have the sea, dessert, snow, mountains, pyramids, the options are endless.

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PJ: What doctors are the biggest inspiration in your profession?

DJF: I have met doctors that have dedicated their careers to teaching in dentistry.  I have a lot of admiration for that because I know it is very hard work that monetarily isn’t compensated as it deserves.  The enthusiasm and passion for our career is what drives them to continue helping young inexperienced doctors to learn.  Due to those kind of doctors I chose a career in Hospital Residency teaching to give back as I had been given at the start of my career. 

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PJ: How is the modern dentistry profession influences the todays dentist health of the patients compare to a decade ago? What are the special services that your clinic provide for their patients?

DJF: We can do same day crowns with our Cerec System.  Emergency visits that require multiple appointments can be done in one sitting.  Our dental hygienists are meticulous and caring making the dental experience a good one to return to.  We value the time of our patients and make their visits as efficient as possible.  Our equipment is state of the art, digital charts and xrays.  Our chairs massage your back lightly while you are having work done.  We have nitrous gas (laughing gas) to relax anxious patients.  Patients have healthier teeth because dentistry has become less painful.

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PJ: What are your three wishes?

DJF: Three wishes that I consider important to me:  1. That people have more tolerance for each other’s views and differences. We are so quick to judge at times that we don’t step back and step into the other person’s shoes.  2. Oral healthcare gets neglected all the time and often thought of as “It’s just a cleaning,” when the procedures being done in someone’s mouth affects so much more.  The relationship between diabetes, high blood pressure and oral health is very often overlooked because we are not informed or educated in this area.   I wish for people to understand and appreciate the importance of teeth!   3.  I believe that everyone has a great potential to reach their journey in life.  My wish is that everyone takes the opportunity life gives you to reach goals and have no regrets

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Above: from left: Dr. Kate Pickett and Dr. Jessica Figueroa

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How to Keep Your Beautiful Smile this Holiday Season

  1. Timing matters. Sipping your favorite sugary beverage, even your morning coffee with an extra sugar, can be far more harmful than all in one sitting. By sipping, bacteria can thrive as it has plenty of time to eat up that sugar and develop cavities.
  2. Moderating that dessert will not only help your waistline, but also your teeth. When you do decide to indulge, make sure to eat shortly after mealtime. You will still be full from that healthy main course, reducing the amount of dessert you will be tempted to have and limiting the time your teeth are exposed to cavity causing sugars.
  3. Not all textures are created the same. When it comes to choosing your healthy snack to keep your energy at its peak all day, remember sticky foods tend to stay in teeth longer. This means that dried mango or raisins may not be as healthy as you once thought. And watch out for those hard nuts, they have been known to crack and chip teeth.
  4. Sneaky cavity culprits can be those starchy indulgences such as chips, breads and potatoes. They may not seem to be sugary, but that starch breaks down and feeds that bacteria just like a bowl of ice cream.
  5. ‘Tis the season for holiday parties and Christmas cocktails. If you do choose to drink this holiday season, be aware of those sweet twists to your egg nog and glogg. Not only do they often have sugar, but can dry your mouth out depriving your smile of your natural antibacterial…saliva.

So stay healthy this holiday season with plenty of lean proteins, whole grains and delicious veggies. Your whole body and smile will thank you for it!

-American Dental Association has approved these suggestions.

 ~ Written by Dr. Kate Pickett, DMD, MPH

Dr. Kate Pickett received her Doctor of Dental Medicine and Master of Public Health from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. She then went on to receive her Advanced Education in General Dentistry certificate through the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. She has received extensive training through continued education in various aspects of dentistry, giving her a well-rounded skill set to provide excellent care for all of her diverse patients of all ages and needs. When she is not in the office, she loves to travel, rock climb, ski and explore this wonderful city with her husband and two little girls.

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PROMOTIONAL EVENT, 2018

This fabulous event was well attended by celebrities, supermodels, photographers, creatives, artists, socialites and many other VIP guests.

To name a few: Supermodels Kate Biassou, Avadora Mimouni;

Celebrity Socialite: Jose Castelo Branco;

Iconic Photographer: Rose Hartman;

Legendary Costume Designer: Rosemary Ponzo;

Film Director/TV Producer: Tito ( Proverbs) Taylor

Lady Betty Grafstein and more.

This stunning event was Organized by Ivonne Camacho - AbsolutModerne PR / CEO & Creative Director / Event Planner

Above: Dr. Jessica Figueroa with Lady Betty Grafstein

Image by Ivonne Camacho

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Above: Dr. Jessica Figueroa chatting with Princess Monika Lowenstein at the "Meet & Greet" Charity event for " Bridge to the Holy Land"

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Above: Lady Betty Grafstein, Ivonne Camacho,  Socialite Jose Castelo Branco, Dr. Jessica Figueroa  

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Above: from Left - Rosemary Ponzo; Ivonne Camacho - PR / CEO / Event Planner / Creative Director; Baroness Olga Papkovitch Von Siebenburgen / CEO & Founder of PopImpressKA Brand (Journal &Art & Art Couture) and Dr. Jessica Figueroa with Radio host and Brand A CEO & Founder Alyssa Lego

Photographer:  Vic Chauhan

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Below: Dr. Jessica Figueroa giving raffle winner Rose Hartman her gift basket filled with Dental Care Goodies

Above Photographer:  Vic Chauhan

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Above: Dr. Jessica Figueroa with the Fashionistas of the Fashion World: Katia Biassou & Jose Castelo Branco

Above Photographer:  Vic Chauhan

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Above: Guests at "Wine & Cheers" party, Fashion Photographer Sylvia Hoke and Film Director / TV Producer Tito (Proverbs) Taylor

Above Photographer:  Vic Chauhan

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Above: Dr. Jessica Figueroa being interviewed by TV host Lauren Damrich

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Above: Dr. Jessica Figueroa at the World Bar event " an Evening of Glamour & Glitter" with Radio host and Brand A CEO & Founder Alyssa Lego, Baroness Olga Papkovitch Von Siebenburgen / CEO & Founder of PopImpressKA Brand (Journal &Art & Art Couture); Socialite  Jane Pontarelli, Caryn Chow; Ivonne Camacho - PR / CEO / Event Planner / Creative Director

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Above: Dr. Jessica Figueroa at the World Bar event " an Evening of Glamour & Glitter" with Susan Phillips pf Scenterprises, Sue Vaccaro - Tony Award Winning Producer; Hasna Sal  Glass Artist of Concept 360;  Model Avadora Mimouni - Collection of Luxury purses; Baroness Olga Papkovitch Von Siebenburgen / CEO & Founder of PopImpressKA Brand (Journal &Art & Art Couture); Socialite  Jane Pontarelli, Caryn Chow; Ivonne Camacho - PR / CEO / Event Planner / Creative Director

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Above: Dr. Jessica Figueroa at the NYFW hanging with Daniel Chimowitz,- fashion designer; Avadora Mimouni - Model / fashion designer; Ivonne Camacho - PR / CEO / Event Planner / Creative Director

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Above: Dr. Jessica Figueroa with Freddy Martinez, Bill Lee Lanndis - T2Entertainment; Model Avadora Mimouni - Collection of Luxury purses; Baroness Olga Papkovitch Von Siebenburgen / CEO & Founder of PopImpressKA Brand (Journal &Art & Art Couture);  Ivonne Camacho - PR / CEO / Event Planner / Creative Director

Above Photographer:  Vic Chauhan

 

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Above: Dr. Jessica Figueroa with Freddy Martinez

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Dr. Jessica Figueroa was also a sponsor at the World Bar Event 

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PR Contact:

Ivonne Camacho - Pr / CEO/ Creative Director / Event Planner 

Ivonne Camacho
AbsolutModerne
PR / CEO/ Creative Director / Event Planner
Contact: ivonnetrends@aol.com
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Twitter: @ivonnenyc13

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