Meet the Staff



                                                                          May Chew, Office Manager

May is a native New Yorker, raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She hopes that her twenty years at the front desk will put the patient at ease and contribute to make the dental experience a positive one. Her manner on the phone and in person is kind, warm and extremely helpful to all. May is efficient at submitting insurance claims and pre estimates electronically which results in quicker information and insurance compensation for our patients. She has compassion and a great sense of humor.


Therese Raz, Dental Hygienist 
Therese is a native New Yorker. She has lived in New York all her life and loves the energy of the people and all the excitement being in New York brings to her.. She has a dental hygiene degree from NYC College of Technology. Therese  began  working as  a 
dental assistant part-time and developed a passion for her work and knew she wanted to become a dental hygienist. She began working for Dr. Apfel part-time and everyone around knew she was meant to become our full time dental hygienist. Therese is the quintessential hygienist who cares about all her patients. She loves working as a dental hygienist and getting to know each patient personally and helping each one achieve optimal oral health. She enjoys being part of Dr. Apfel’s team and working with others. She has fallen in love with her career and working with her patients.




Holly Ortiz, Front Desk Receptionist 
Holly is a native New Yorker, growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She brings impeccable organizational skills to the office and a love of helping people to Dr. Apfel’s practice. She enjoys meeting new patients and helping everyone to assure a happy and positive dental experience. 



Wanda Rodriguez,
Certified Dental Assistant

Wanda is a native New Yorker, raised in Brooklyn and has worked with Dr. Apfel for over twenty years. Wanda and Dr. Apfel work together like a well-oiled machine, bringing healthy and happy smiles to all their patients. Wanda goes above and beyond her daily job responsibilities with her extra caring ways, her professional manner and a personal goal to see that each patient feels special.