Morningside Dental Care
Our team is committed to promoting oral healthcare to the community with excellent treatment and preventative care management that focuses on our patients comfort.

Meet the Team

Jo-Anne James

Jo-Anne James

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jo-Anne is from Guyana and lives in Harlem. She has worked with the practice for over two years and worked in the industry for over four years. Jo-Anne has an AS in Dental Hygiene, MA in Medical Sciences and Oral Health Concentration; BS in Biological Anthropology.

Jo-Anne enjoys the technical/practical and social aspect of all procedures “It’s great to see the outcome and even better the patients smile afterward”. Outside of work, Jo-Anne looks forward to time with her family the most!

Come and visit us and so we can take care of all your dental needs.

Omima Fraik

Omima Fraik

Registered Dental Hygienist

Omima Fraik is originally from Tripoli, Libya, spending the majority of her life in Ireland and England she moved to the states 10 years ago. Omima joined the Morningside DentalCare Family almost 4 years ago. Omima has a Bachelor’s degree in Science of Dental Hygiene and is very diligent when it comes to continuing education.

Her favorite procedure is scaling and root planing because there is nothing more rewarding than to see all of our patients inflammation-free!! With this procedure, patients get to really feel the difference on their gums, teeth and see positive results in their oral health. Motivating them to continue to work hard on their oral Hygiene home care to maintain those results.

Outside of the office, Omima is an explorer who loves to go hiking and explore nature.

Tereza Camacho

Tereza Camacho

Dental Assistant

Tereza was born and rise in New York her parents are Puerto Rican. Tereza has a great love her family and country. She has been working with Morningside Dental Care for 10 great years and has been a Dental Assistant for 16 years. Tereza has a few degrees and Certifications under her belt, 2 years of College, OSHA Certification, Invisalign Course Certificate, Certificate in banking and CPR Certification.

Her favorite procedures are Laser Surgery and Sedation. She also loves working on ortho cases and is the queen of Invisalign Cases. Outside of work Tereza enjoys spending time with her 3 great kids and grandson. Her boys are the world to her!

Yrene Schueg

Yrene Schueg

Dental Assistant

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Stephanie Perez

Stephanie Perez

Director of First Impression

Stephanie was born in the Dominican Republic and has been working at Morningside Dental Care for over a year. She loves to cater to our patients and explain how important oral health is. Stephanie loves to share personal stories with our patients and adds the right amount of joy and care to our office.

Outside of work Stephanie likes to take time to relax, watch movies or even take walks to reflect on the week and what is to come. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family in order to explore what New York City has to offer.

Shanelle Cope

Appointment Coordinator

Shanelle Cope is one of our newest members of the Morningside Dentalcare Family. Originally from Jamaica, Westindies she has found a home in Harlem and a job working with our dynamic team. She brings a softness and swag to our front desk! With a Bachelors in Business & Computer Studies, Shanelle combines her flair and hospitality with her great organizational skills.

Shanelle enjoys being able to work with amazing team members from different walks of life, background, and ethnicity; they are fun loving and full of life. “It is my pleasure to express that being apart of Morningside Dental Care has been an adventure in many ways than one”. Shanelle is a single parent of a beautiful energetic 3-year-old baby girl, Shanelle is always full of happiness, optimism.

Maria Cainto Del Castillo

Maria Cainto Del Castillo

Insurance Coordinator

Maria Cainto Del Castillo R.D.H. moved to the US in 2003. She was a licensed dentist in the Philippines. She was fascinated with the fact that everything starts in the mouth. Maria learned from dental school that the mouth is the dirtiest part of the body. Thus saying so, if you maintain a healthy oral environment, overall wellbeing follows. To complete her dream of becoming a US-licensed dental hygienist, she pursued this degree in a reputable school, New York University where she was given the Colgate’s STAR (Student Total Achievement Recognition) award.

Morningside Dental Care has been the fuel that ignited her passion. She has been blessed for nine years and counting to be in a place where you see a great deal of transformation, not only in patient’s smiles but in entirety. Ms. Del Castillo is still fulfilling her ultimate goal of changing lives by educating about the importance of oral health and encourages clients to undergo treatments as necessary.

Furthermore, Morningside Dental Care has allowed her to grow as a person. Making her realize that it does not matter how slowly you move towards your goal as long as you do not stop. She is fortunate to have followed her chosen path for the most of her life and the best part is, it’s very interesting and relevant for people in different walks of life. Ultimately, she is not only a mother trying to better her child’s life, but also a person with a passion to become the very best. In becoming a dental hygienist at Morningside Dental Care, she does not only share her skills and what she knows, but she may change lives one tooth at a time.

Frances Hunt

Office Manager

As Office Manager for Morningside Dental Care Frances oversees the day to day office operations. With over 12 years in healthcare and 8 years running a dental office Frances is committed to making sure our patients and their families experience in our office is a positive one.

Outside of Morningside Dental Care you can find Frances teaching Yoga classes in NYC & Westchester County.

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