Our Staff

Heather – Front Desk

Heather has been a part of Syosset Dental since 2003, and is certified in CPR and AED. She also volunteers with Long Island Harvest. Heather loves meeting new patients, and she cherishes the friendships she’s made over the years with our long-term patients. When she isn’t helping patients in the office, Heather enjoys reading, writing, and watching The Walking Dead.

Heather’s favorite quote is: “Be someone’s sunshine today!”

Kim – Front Desk

Kim graduated from Nassau Community College with an associate’s degree in psychology and applied sciences. She joined Syosset Dental in 1998, and is certified in the administration of CPR, AED, and first aid. Kim volunteers with Life’s Angels nonprofit organization, helping those whom have been “dealt a tough hand.” Kim loves helping patients understand and maximize their insurance benefits for necessary treatment. She also enjoys being a part of an office that allows her to watch families grow and be a part of it. Outside of the office, Kim is involved in PAL intramural volleyball, and considers the beach her happy place.

Kim’s favorite quote is: “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

Nikki – Front Desk

Nikki joined our team in 2021, and formerly worked as a professional Cosmetologist and Makeup Artist. She has earned certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Infection Control. Nikki loves learning about the dental field. She also loves the fact that her patients feel like family. Outside of work, Nikki often volunteers her time receiving and distributing food for the homeless. Her hobbies include all things beach related, traveling, indoor painting, and playing with her dog.

Nikki’s favorite quote: “Travel, in imagination and reality, see everything life has to offer!”

Kerri – Registered Dental Hygienist

Kerri graduated from SUNY Farmingdale in 1989 and has been a part of Syosset Dental since 1994. She is certified in CPR, AED, and Dental Infection Prevention and Control. Kerri also has a certificate as an OSHA Safety Manager Specialist and is an OSHA/Infection Control Consultant. She is a member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention and the high school PTA. Kerri has treated many of her patients for more than 25 years and is fortunate to have wonderful relationships with them, with many even feeling like family. She loves coming into the office each day and having the opportunity to work alongside the most skilled dentists in the field. She, and the rest of the Syosset Dental team, always strives to provide patients with the highest standard of care in a friendly environment. Outside of work, Kerri enjoys playing tennis, baking, and spending time with family and friends.

Dana – Registered Dental Hygienist

Dana graduated in 2005 from the New York University College of Dentistry, and joined our practice in 2020. She has obtained special certifications in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation, CPR, and AED. Dana is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of care to her patients, and loves being part of their journey to full systemic health. She appreciates the opportunity to educate our patients about their oral health, and looks forward to making them feel comfortable and ensure they enjoy their experience. She always takes the time to truly get to know our patients. When not in the office, Dana enjoys tea parties with her daughter, as well as kayaking, reading, and playing Mahjong.

Cristiane – Registered Dental Hygienist

Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Cristiane moved to New York in 2006 where she later joined our team in 2021 with 18 years of experience! She completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of São Paulo and then finished her Associate in Applied Science from the New York City College of Technology. Cristiane has also obtained advanced certifications in CPR and the administration of nitrous oxide and anesthesia.

Cristiane has volunteered with SOS EB Kids since 2018 and helped create a dental department in the NGO. She also co-authored Dental Protocol in Patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa. As a dental hygienist, she provides the highest quality dental care with an emphasis on patients’ needs and developing long-term relationships with them. Cristiane’s hobbies include hiking, road biking, yoga, baking, and she is an avid animal lover, too!

Favorite Quote: “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa

Dina – Dental Hygienist

Dina joined our practice in 2021, and graduated from CUNY Queens College with a Bachelors in English, and SUNY Farmingdale with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has earned special certifications in CPR/AED, Dental Infection Control, and the administration of Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide. Dina loves the chance to come home every day with a rewarding feeling from providing each patient with optimal care. She looks forward to meeting new people and learning about their lives and strives to make each patient feel comfortable so they look forward to their appointments. When not in the office, Dina enjoys traveling, cycling, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

“It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” -Rocky Balboa

Nikki – Dental Assistant

Nikki has been a part of Syosset Dental since 2007 and is certified in CPR and AED. She studied anatomy/physiology and nutrition at PBCC. Nikki loves the science behind dentistry. She is always learning something new and enjoys the feeling of having a second family at our practice. She also loves getting to know her patients and watching them and their families grow up through the years.

Denise – Dental Assistant

Denise has been a dental assistant at Syosset Dental since 2014, and is certified in CPR and AED. She loves having the ability to help others, making patients feel at ease and seeing them smile on the way out of the office. Denise also enjoys birdwatching, live music, arts and crafts, animals, and anything outdoors.

Denise’s favorite quote is: “Life is very short and there’s no time for fussing and fighting my friend.” – The Beatles

Lauren – Dental Assistant

Lauren joined our team in 2021. She earned her degree in Business Administration from Suny Suffolk County Community College in 2004, and has completed certifications in CPR, the use of the AED, and infection control. Lauren loves working alongside great dentists in a friendly environment and doing something that matters. She enjoys listening to her patients’ stories and making sure they feel comfortable and important when they are in our care! When not in the office, Lauren likes baking, concerts, attending Mets games, going to the beach, and spending time with family.

Lauren’s Favorite Quote: “There will be an answer. Let it be.”

Schedule a consultation with our team

To schedule an appointment with our team of dedicated professionals, call Syosset Dental today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-6930. We proudly serve the residents of Syosset, Long Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and all surrounding New York City communities.