Dr. Afshan Haque is a general dentist and the practice owner of
Avicenna Dental Care in West Harlem, New York. She is a Stuyvesant
High School Alumna. She graduated from NYU College of Dentistry
and completed her training at the VA hospitals in Brooklyn and the
Bronx. Always learning, Dr. Haque attended the prestigious Pankey
Institute and Columbia University’s renowned Implant Continuum.
Passionate about dentistry, Dr. Haque has volunteered her
dental skills in areas of need such as rural Tennessee, Central America,
and Asia. She has worked for non-profit organizations such as Medico,
SOS Children Villages, CDRS, and RAM. She feels that her volunteer
work has been one of the most rewarding aspects of her dental
Dr. Haque understands what it feels like to be a patient and goes out of her way to make each patient comfortable during their visit. She is known for her gentle touch. She says “I love what I do! I enjoy helping my patients. I’m lucky to have the best team in the world. They make it a pleasure to come to work every day.” A native New Yorker, Dr. Haque never gets tired of exploring her hometown. On weekends, Dr. Haque unwinds with a good book and spends time with friends and family.
Dr. Joana Compere is the newest associate general dentist at Avicenna
Dental Care. An Ivy League graduate, Dr. Compere received her DDS
degree from the Columbia University College of Dentistry. She
completed her training with the AEGD program at NYU College of
Dr. Compere feels right at home with the staff and her patients. Known for her compassion, you can always find Dr. Compere with a smile on her face. She’s great at getting even the most nervous patients to laugh. She says “What’s gets me excited about dentistry is creating something out of nothing. Taking the worst problems like a broken tooth and fixing it.”
Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Compere considers herself an honorary New Yorker. When she’s not brightening her patient’s day, you can find her at a new brunch spot or watching The Office on Netflix.
Our assistants Paola and Lillibeth are compassionate, smart and experienced. They are passionate about dentistry. They are here to make your dental visit comfortable and as stress-free as possible.
Our front desk receptionist, Angelica, is from the beautiful Dominican Republic. But she truly loves her new city, New York, and calls it home. With a strong background in customer service, she is here to make sure your visit is seamless and that you are comfortable. Always smiling, she's the face of our office and the funnest member of our team. In her free time, she loves to eat out with family and friends.
Our receptionist, Sabrina, is a people person. She loves interacting with our patients to make sure their needs are being met. She says "Oral health means a lot to me. I feel pleased to see patients look and feel better. I do my best to make sure patients have their appointments to have their dental work done". Sabrina is here to answer any insurance questions you may have. Her long term goal is to be a Registered Nurse.