Meet The Team

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.

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 Assisstant


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.

Lisbeth- Office Manager


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.

Shantal Jimenez - Receptionist

Shantal Jimenez

As the receptionist at Court Square Dentistry, Shantal is one of the first smiling faces that you'll see when walking through the door. She is a certified dental assistant that has been working in the dental field since 2016 and has joined the team at Court Square in 2018.

Her favorite part about her job is helping people and providing them with the best customer care possible! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two adopted pit bulls, Cocho and Chuli, hiking, and cheering on the Mets!

Stephanie Barcia

Stephanie Barcia

Dental Assistant
Stephanie is a new dental assistant at Court Square Dentistry and is currently studying dental hygiene at Plaza College. She is passionate about teaching her patients about the importance of oral health care as well as helping nervous patients feel comfortable and at home during treatment.

In her free time, you will most likely find Stephanie reading. Some of her favorites are the Maze Runner trilogy, and of course, the Harry Potter series!

Monika Barajas

Fran Mehu


My name is Francesse Mehu and I'm from Brooklyn, New York.

I love working in the healthcare field because I enjoy working with patients to improve their overall health. I've started my journey as a home health aide, then in hospice care, and worked my way up as a health coach. Now I've changed my direction to dental care and I'm excited to learn and grow into this exciting field of healthcare. I hope the knowledge and skills I've learned in the medical field and currently in the dental field will prepare me to excel when I get my masters in Public Health. In my spare time, I love to read new books, go biking, travel and explore new places. I also love to express myself creatively by dancing, singing, and painting. 


Our Office

Following the 2011 opening of Dr. Mapes’s first office, Williamsburg Smile Design, it became clear that the perfect location for his next office was in the nearby Queens neighborhood of Long Island City. 

Court Square Dentistry began making its mark on the smiles of Long Island City, NY, in September 2013.

Not only does Dr. Mapes work in the neighborhood, but he also calls it home. Just before opening Court Street Dentistry, Dr. Mapes moved from Williamsburg to Long Island City. His mission is to help make this up-and-coming neighborhood the next big thing in New York City.

Court Square Dentistry is located at 24-24 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, NY. If you would like to make an appointment, please call (718) 392-0646.