The Team At RockCenter Orthodontics – Upper East Side

The team at RockCenter Orthodontics combines the gift of hospitality with excellence and dedication. We are dedicated to making the orthodontic experience easy and comfortable. Patient care, understanding, and satisfaction is our mantra. We have many years of experience in orthodontic care and know what it takes to deliver the best care to our patients. We are truly a team and work as one. Many times, you will see our roles blend from one to the next. We work together to make sure your experience with us is a great one from start to finish. Our friendly and enthusiastic team is committed to working with you and your family to create a lifetime of many happy and health smiles!

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Esther K

Hi, I’m Esther. I’m an Orthodontic Assistant and Office Assistant at Rock Center Orthodontics. You may find me assisting chairside with Dr. Hung, taking your records, making your retainer, or helping you with front desk and insurance matters. I can also assist if you need Korean translations. I strive to give patients the best experience and care possible, in addition to keeping the office flowing smoothly. I am inspired by our very warm natured and welcoming team and am encouraged by everyone’s collective drive to provide the best possible care to patients. Dr. Hung leads our team with positivity and earnestness. I hope to do the same as I explore my path to my greater purpose. My education is from Barnard College and Nassau Community College where I studied sciences, anatomy, and physiology. Outside the office, I enjoy gardening, sewing, listening to music, and reading. I look forward to your visit to our office!

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David B

Hi, my name is David and I am an orthodontic assistant here at Rock Center Orthodontics. I’ll be able to help with your clerical and clinical needs, I can also provide Mandarin translations when required. I recently graduated from Stony Brook University where I studied Biochemistry and I will be applying to dental school next year! I enjoy going to the gym, playing games and listening to music in my free time.

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Michelle H

Hello, I’m the other Michelle at RockCenter Orthodontics and am the Practice Manager and Controller. I handle the accounting, bookkeeping, human resources, marketing, and any legal and business-related matters at our practice. I’ve been a part of the gang at RockCenter Orthodontics since 2005, wearing many hats, and have witnessed the evolution of Align/Invisalign orthodontic treatment. I am here for the patients to discuss the more complicated inquiries. My background is in law, sales, and corporate affairs, and I have incorporated my training into the orthodontic industry. I love being a part of our RockCenter team as it really is like a family with the common goal of giving our patients the best experience and treatment. When I’m not working, you can often find me at the baseball fields or at collegiate a cappella shows, being the #1 crazy fan of my sons, while multitasking PTA volunteer duties. I love spending time with my wonderful, big family.

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Cleo H

Hello, my name is Cleo, and I handle billing, administrative and front desk duties, in addition to the social media, at RockCenter Orthodontics. I am also able to assist you with your Mandarin Chinese translation needs. What drives me is giving patients top level service and creating a serene environment for patients. I especially enjoy sharing my love of music with patients and my team. I am a former concert pianist and graduated from the Royal Academy of Music for Piano Performance in London. You will be sure to hear wonderful music in our office. My favorite pastime is going on adventures with my husband, daughter, and golden retriever. I love animals and look forward to traveling to Taiwan every summer to see my family and friends.

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Hi All, My name is Kate and I am the Office Manager. I have been in dentistry for the last 24 years and enjoy every moment of what I do for the patients. I love being able to help patients transform their smile to a very beautiful and confident smile through their teeth. When I am not busy with patients, I am enjoying the company of my dog Finn and exploring what NYC has to offer.

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Hi, My name is Lucky. I am an Orthodontic assistant at Rock Center Orthodontics. I am a graduate from University of Buffalo with a bachelors in Health and Human Services. I hope to give every patient the best care and experience when in the office. You may find me greeting patients or assisting Dr. Hung with cases. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, playing games, making art or reading.

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Hi I’m Samantha and I am one of Rockcenter orthodontic assistants! I was born and raised in NYC and attended college in Long Island. I have a bachelors in Health Sciences and I am planning on pursuing dentistry in the future myself. Some of my favorite hobbies include playing tennis, painting, and watching Bollywood.

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My name is Ailin. I am an orthodontist assistant and have been an assistant for the last 4 years. I truly like being an orthodontist assistant, I love being able to help the doctors create a beautiful smile for patients.I am a proud mother of two beautiful children and in my spare time I volunteer in an animal shelter and a homeless shelter. My goal for the future is to go back to school for a higher education to further my career. My hobbies are family time with my kids, swimming, cooking, baking, softball, dancing and listening to music.

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My name is Carolina. I am a graduate of New York school for dental and medical assistant and I have been an orthodontist assistant for the last 6 years. I love the experience of being an orthodontic assistant, the people I have encountered and the smiles I helped create. I was born in Cuenca-Ecuador and moved to the United States when I was just 13 years old with my mom and my brother. When I am not working, I love playing soccer, listening to music, and taking photos.