The team at Central Park Dental & Orthodontics strives to provide the most advanced treatment in a comfortable and calming atmosphere. Together our team has over 50+ years of experience in the dental field. We make our patients priorities our priorities and want to deliver the excellence they deserve!
Itza: Office Manager
Itza Rivera was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where she went to University of Puerto Rico. Moved to USA in 1999. Went back to school in 2005 and became a Dental Assistant. Has been working in the Dental field for 14 years. She is a people person and loves connecting with, and helping people o a personal level. What she loves best about her job is the way a positive experience in the dental office can change someone's life. From dental anxiety to confidence in their smile.
Itza has two boys, one in college and one in High School. She music and dance.
Tien was born in Vietnam, but raised in Dallas, TX. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene with honors. While in college, she was selected to be the Hospitality Chairman for the Student Chapter of the American Dental Hygiene Association by her peers. She has worked in a variety of dental settings, including volunteer work at the Dallas Juvenile Detention Center, Nelson Tebedo’s Clinic, and Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Dallas.
Tien loves dental hygiene and the ability to connect with patients on a personal level to help educate and maintain their oral and overall health. She attends multiple continuing education classes throughout the year to stay up to date on the dental world.
Tien is married to her college sweetheart, Alex, and together, they have a golden retriever/chow-chow mix named Bear. She enjoys baking, reading, travelling, and trying new things!
Melissa: Dental Assistant
My name is Melissa Recio, and I am a dental assistant. I love being part of the CPD team, an office that is family oriented, fun, and filled with kindness, but most importantly an office that cares for the well being of every pt’s oral health! My favorite part of being a RDA is getting to interact with patients, and helping them feel comfortable in the dental chair (a place most people hate being in)
When I’m not in the office I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband Juan and our lovely son Emmanuel who just turned 3 and keeps our hands full!