Williamsburg Smile Design
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Our Team

Williamsburg Smile Design

If you appreciate forward-thinking dentistry delivered in an inviting and friendly atmosphere, we would like welcome you to Williamsburg Smile Design! Dr. Ian Mapes opened his first practice, Williamsburg Smile Design, in 2011. It was an instant hit in north Williamsburg, and only a year and half later, he found himself planning practice number two.

Dr. Mapes and his team have created an environment in their Brooklyn dental office that is much different than what you have probably experienced before. With thoughtful amenities and an attentive staff, you will feel right at home and even look forward to your visits to Williamsburg Smile Design.

We know you'll appreciate the personalized experience you have when you come to our office. Take a few moments to meet our dedicated team of professionals here right now, and we look forward to meeting you at your first appointment!

Meet Our Team

Dr. Ian Mapes - Owner and Lead Dentist

Dr. Ian Mapes

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan with high honors, Dr. Mapes attended the Univeristy at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. As a cum laude graduate, Dr. Mapes furthered his dental expertise and honed his skills in a post-graduate residency program at Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina.

Dr. Mapes received advanced training in implantology (placement of dental implants), endodontics (root canal surgery), oral surgery (extractions), IV sedation, and prosthodontics. For several years, Dr. Mapes associated alongside New York City's top dentists. He is dedicated to continuing education and has trained with some of the nation's most forward-thinking dentists in functional occlusion/smile design, as well as cosmetic orthodontics (Six Month Smiles and Invisalign).

He understands that each person has a unique personality and unique dental needs and treats each patient as such. He appreciates that from the patient’s perspective, the dentist is getting about as "up close and personal" as anyone can get. For this reason, Dr. Mapes makes it his top priority to comfort his patients and put them at ease before beginning even the simplest procedure.

Dr. Filza Jamil - Associate General Dentist

Dr. Filza Jamil

Dr. Jamil completed her training from the Macaulay Honors program at Queens College and her general practice residency at Brooklyn Hospital. You will see Dr. Jamil at both Williamsburg Smile Design and our other location, Court Square Dentistry.

"I love being intimately involved in creating a healthy and beautiful smile for my patients, utilizing the technical skills I have honed over years of practice. I understand that being a dentist is a lifetime commitment of continuing learning, and I am dedicated toward achieving the highest standards deserved by all patients. I promise to welcome all patients with a warm, caring, and energetic demeanor to create a comfortable and productive atmosphere." – Dr. Jamil

Dr. Jamil enjoys cooking, hiking, running, and exploring the city when she's not caring for patients.

Dr. Paige Erwin

Dr. Paige Erwin

Dr. Paige Erwin is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and received her training from University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine; and Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) General Practice Residency.

Dr. Erwin says, "I love meeting new people! I enjoy dentistry because each day of work is different. I strive to make sure each patient's experience is catered to his or her needs and personality. It also doesn't hurt to be surrounded by great coworkers."

In her spare time, Dr. Erwin is enjoying life in New York! She can be found traveling, hiking, and sampling all the delicious food New York has to offer when she's creating beautiful smiles.

 

 

Natalie Nisnewitz - Office Manager

 Natalie Nisnewitz

Natalie is originally from Queens, NY, and she is in charge of the intricate daily operations of Williamsburg Smile Design.

Her goal is to create an ambiance for her patients and the best, most comprehensive dental experience possible. Natalie enjoys working with a team that feels like family.

When she's not taking care of patients, Natalie enjoys traveling.

Lisbeth - Manager

 Lisbeth

Hello! My name is Lisbeth Barton, and I have been working in the dental field for over 3 Years. It is my pleasure to work with a great team. I am the Office Manager at WSD's sister office but you may see me from time to time in Williamsburg. I will assist you with all questions regarding appointments, treatment plans, financial arrangements. I take pride in helping to make you feel at home when you visit our office. I am happily married to Seth and I am a proud stepmom of 6-year-old Aliayh. When I am not working I like to spend time with my family and friends, dining out, going to the movies. 

Maria - Assistant

 Maria

Hi, my name is Maria, I am one of the faces you will see when arriving at Williamsburg Smile Design (Court Square Dentistry), I am excited to be part of such an amazing team as a certified Dental Assistant. I have been working with Dr. Mapes since 2009. On my free time, I like to spend my free time with my husband and my son. 

 

Kelly Panayiotou - Hygienist

 Kelly Panayiotou

Kelly is originally from Astoria, NY. She received her training from CUNY, New York City College of Technology. She has been a hygienist at our practice for over a year now.

Kelly enjoys many aspects of being a hygienist.

"I enjoy meeting patients from all walks of life and educating them on their oral/systemic health as well as teaching them a better way to care for their teeth and gums. I believe awareness and accessibility are the keys to preventing oral disease, and I try to implement them in each appointment.

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I also love researching and reading about new studies in the dental and health community. It is always changing for the better, and I need to stay updated to give my patients the newest and best treatments.
I really appreciate the staff I work alongside with. We are a team, helping one another to create the best atmosphere and experience for the patients. I couldn't ask for a better group." – Kelly

When Kelly is not at the dental office, you will find her cooking or baking. Her family carries on a tradition of having a family dinner every Sunday, and she enjoys trying out new recipes or resurrecting old family favorites.

Ruslan - Assistant

 Ruslan

My name is Ruslan Rusanov, I am a dental assistant, currently I am studying in dental school, and I want to became a dentist in the US. I am very passionate about dentistry, I feel myself I belong to this field and I want to pursue this career dawn the road. 

Peter - Hygienist

 Peter