I feel very fortunate to be continuing in the footsteps of my father in the dental field. I have found a profession that is most rewarding and allows me to be involved in the lives of so many people and families. I am a people person who loves to talk and share stories of family and friends, and I love to hear about the lives of my patients when they come in for an appointment. It has been my goal to make our office, and the people in it, an extension of my family.
Education and Continuing Education
I graduated from Adelphi University, magna cum laude, and am an honors graduate of Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. I received my Certificate in Orthodontics from Columbia University and am proud to have served in my community by providing the very best orthodontic care for more than 20 years.
I am involved in a number of dental study clubs, such as the New York Academy of Dentistry. This keeps me in touch with various dental professionals in the area and up to date about the newest techniques and procedures in the orthodontic field. I am an active member of the American Board of Orthodontics and American Association of Orthodontists and attend the annual meetings. It is a great opportunity to learn new techniques, connect with some old friends, and visit the exhibition hall. I have taught at Columbia University, giving numerous seminars a year to the next generation of orthodontic professionals.
It is my team's goal to create a warm and friendly atmosphere for all our patients. Each patient is treated with individual care and attention and good communication is highly valued. Many of my staff members have been with the practice for many years, providing patients with consistent quality of care. It doesn't hurt that they all have a great sense of humor, too!
In the Community
For the past several years, I have been working with the Michael, J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research in raising money and awareness. I have participated in numerous triathlons and will continue this year. To date, I have raised/donated over $20,000.00.
Outside the Office
I am a native of Glen Cove, Long Island and have lived in New York for the past 30 years. I have two wonderful children who I love spending time with, and in my free time, I enjoy cooking and reading, as well as being active by running, biking, and swimming. In other words, I am a triathlete, and as of this summer, I am an IronMan! I also love music and have more than 1700 songs on my iPod.
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