Silvano was raised in Flushing, Queens and attended The Bronx High School of Science where his love of the medical field first started. He continued his education at University at Buffalo and went on to graduate from SUNY at Farmingdale’s Dental Hygiene School. He spent three years at Schneider's Children's Hospital where he cared for many healthy and medically compromised children.
Silvano has been part of our team since 2003 and continues to work with adults and children with special needs on a part-time basis. Taking the time to listen to patients and explain all the options provides him with the rewarding opportunity to see patients achieve their optimal oral health.
Yvette attended the New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants and has been a dental assistant for over 23 years. She started working with Dr. Chicvak in July 2018 and quickly became a part of our “family” team.
Yvette is proud to have been raised in Brooklyn and comes from a big, loving family who are the most important people in her life. In her spare time, between taking care of her family and spending time with her grandchildren watching Disney movies, she likes to work out at the gym.
Patients love Yvette and the warm, caring greeting she gives to them whenever they come into our office. Yvette says she "loves her job" and it shows!
Patient Care Coordinator
Indera (“Indy”) joined us in early October 2019 with no dental experience whatsoever. With much customer service experience in her former positions and her eagerness to learn, she picked up the necessary skills very quickly.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Indy attended Cosmetology School and received her certification in hairdressing. However, she soon realized that she wanted more out of her job and pursued different positions that were more public relations oriented; anyone who has met Indy will tell you that she sparkles whenever she speaks to patients!
Indera comes from a huge family; her mom is Guyanese and her dad is Puerto Rican, so her taste in food is very diverse (but she enjoys it spicy!). She adores being a mom to 5-year-old Mia; she and her family have traveled to many different parts of the world, and the only downside to travelling is that she must leave her beloved dog, Stella, behind.
She said that meeting new people and speaking to them is her favorite part of the job, as is “laughing everyday with the team”.
Director of Business Operations
RoseMarie has been with Dr. Chicvak behind the scenes for several years. She received her MBA from Fordham University and spent over 20 years marketing various consumer luxury brands. While teaching Marketing as an Adjunct Professor at St. John's University, she learned the unimaginable thrill of teaching and impacting people directly. The move over to the healthcare world has allowed her to further enjoy the pleasure of "hands on" helping people as our Sleep Apnea specialist.