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. 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.
Dr. Samantha Shapiro attended Washington University in St. Louis for her undergraduate degree and then continued on to the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine and certificates in both Laser Dentistry and Public Health. Dr. Shapiro then completed her general practice residency at King’s County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. As a dental professional, she tries to stay updated on the latest advancements in dentistry to provide suitable treatment options to her patients.
Dr. Shapiro is very committed to the highest quality of care while focusing on the patient’s comfort and satisfaction. She is attentive and mindful of patient’s individual concerns while creating a positive and welcoming environment. Her objective is to work unanimously with her patients to create healthier, more esthetic, and confident smiles.
Dr. Judith Kaufman is a dentist with a focus on cosmetic dentistry who received her dental degree from New York University.
Dr. Kaufman has clinical expertise in full mouth rehabilitation, restoring implants, electronic charting, soft tissue laser surgeries, and anterior and posterior endodontics. She is a competent dentist, comfortable with treating pediatric, adult, geriatric, and medically complex patients.
Dr. Kaufman is amenable and eager to learn new systems and products, adaptable to different practice settings. She has excellent communication skills and can establish relationships with patients easily.
Albert LaRoche, Marketing Director
Albert LaRoche is an integral team player at PresiDental Care. His strong background in marketing local sports leagues brings a vital talent to our team. Specializing in managing and branding, Albert is always first and foremost for patient care. As Marketing Director he works with both new and old patients to accommodate the office and patient community. Albert supports the office, the staff, and all our highly qualified doctors at Presidental Care by using a variety of marketing and advertisement tools. He takes pride in working in a state-of-the-art Dental Practice. In his free time, Albert enjoys spending time in the outdoors and playing sports.
“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom… you never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough”