Court Square Dentistry
Starting in September of 2013, Court Square Dentistry began making its mark on the smiles of Long Island City.
Dr. 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. It became clear that the perfect location for his next office was in the nearby Queens neighborhood of Long Island City.
A true neighborhood dentist
Not only does Dr. Mapes work in the neighborhood, but he also calls it home. Shortly prior to opening the practice, he packed up and moved from Williamsburg to a new home in Long Island City. He truly wishes to chip in and contribute his part in helping to build this up-and-coming neighborhood into the next big thing in New York City.
Our office has amazing perks. We have Netflix in every room and we can even play your favorite movie or show on ceiling mounted monitors during treatment. We offer coffee and hot chocolate and warm/cold towel service depending on the season. Fresh scents and aromatics are put into the air, because the last thing anyone wants to smell is that old dental office aroma. If you can think of anything we can do to improve your experience, let us know. We aim to please at Court Square Dentistry!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Ian Mapes - Owner and Lead Dentist
After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan with high honors, Dr. Mapes attended the University 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. 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 Court Square Dentistry and our other location, Williamsburg Smile Design.
"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 to 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. Heather Beaty - Associate Dentist
Dr. Heather Beaty received her doctorate in dental surgery from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Before attending four years of postgraduate training at Columbia in New York, Dr. Beaty completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, graduating summa cum laude. Go Irish!
After graduating dental school, she was accepted into general practice residency at Kings County Hospital Center in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, the first level 1 trauma center in America and the only level 1 pediatric trauma center in Brooklyn.
While in dental school, she was chosen as the student representative for the 2013 Alpha Omega International Convention as well as the student scholar for the 2014 Contemporary Issues in Dentistry Program. She graduated with honors and was awarded the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award for outstanding academic achievements.
Dr. Beaty joined the Court Square Dentistry team in 2016, following her passion of providing top quality personalized care to all of her patients in the Long Island City area and beyond.
As a dentist, Dr. Beaty hopes to bring a family practice feel to the big city and put all her patients at ease. She feels that every mouth is like a different puzzle, and helping patient solve their individualized puzzle to see their whole mouth smile is the best part of her job!
Growing up in Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Beaty built a strong foundation of small town values as well as a closeness to her family and community, which she maintains with frequent visits for family birthdays, events, and always for Thanksgiving, which is her favorite holiday of the year.
Proud to call New York City her home, Dr. Beaty loves the bright lights and diverse culture that the city has to offer. She is always ready to try a new restaurant or visit a new event. When she is not working, she is out exploring the outdoors, with her pup, Theo, as a constant companion. Safari trips are always on her vacation agenda, with previous destinations in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Central America.
Kelly Panayiotou - Hygienist
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.
" 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. 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.
Maria - Dental Assistant
Our certified dental assistant, Maria, is one of the faces you will see when you arrive at Court Square Dentistry. She has been a valued member of our team since 2009.
When she's enjoying free time, she can often be found in the company of her husband and her son.
Nicole - Dental Assistant
Lisbeth - Office Manager
Lisbeth is originally from Guatemala and is the office manager for Court Square Dentistry. It is her primary goal to help patients feel welcome and at home when they visit our office. She is happy to assist with patient questions about their dental insurance, appointments, treatment plans, and financial arrangements. Lisbeth appreciates working with an amazing team each day.
When she's not helping patients, Lisbeth enjoys spending time with her husband Seth and her daughter Aliyah. She also likes to go to movies and dine out.
Natalie - Office Manager
Natalie is originally from Queens, NY, and she is in charge of the intricate daily operations of Court Square Dentistry.
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.