Plainview, NY

(516) 931-7171

Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Adrienne

Registered Dental Hygienist

I love working with amazing children. They’re always excited to show me how well they’ve done with their home care, and bubbling with stories to share, too. I work to connect with each patient on their own level, learning about their interests and habits. This gives me insight into how best to help them. I concentrate on educating each child about the best ways to brush and floss, as well as making healthy decisions about food and drinks.

I’ve been happily married for more than 20 years. We have two daughters and two small dogs, Pixie and Pebbles, as well. I love to exercise and enjoy fermenting my own sauerkraut and kimchi.


Julie

Registered Dental Hygienist

I love working with children. It’s a joy to watch them overcome their fears and learn that their visits are nothing to worry about. I equally love seeing each child grow up into a young adult who is invested in caring for their oral health and smile. I spend my days teaching patients about their dental health and why it’s important. As I clean teeth, take X-rays, and apply Fluoride and sealants, I talk about good food choices and the right way to brush and floss. When a patient comes for a recall visit and I see that they’ve taken the lessons to heart, I’m thrilled.


Kathy

Registered Dental Hygienist

I love spending my days surrounded by children’s laughter and smiles. It’s fun to get caught up in their excitement about having a good checkup, and hear about their latest adventures, too. During their visits, we talk about their dental health and I help both parents and the child understand the role it plays in overall health. Then, as I’m cleaning teeth, applying Fluoride, and taking X-rays, I educate patients about healthy eating and proper home care.

I’m happily married with two sons and two dogs. Everyone in my family loves baseball and football.


Kelly

Administrative Assistant

I love working with children. It’s so rewarding to see all the children come to the office with smiles on their faces because they know they are going to have a fun visit! To me there is nothing better than going to work and being surrounded by all the laughter and smiles! Working at the front desk I assist with verifying insurance, organizing records, scheduling appointments, and making sure that our patients and parents have any questions they may have answered.

I am happily married for 8 years and have a son who is the light of my life! In addition I also have two dogs. They all keep me very busy! In my spare time I love to watch old movies, listen to music, and go for long walks.


Kimberly

Dental Assistant

I love meeting new people and building relationships with them. It’s fun to get to know the children and watch them grow up. Seeing each of them look forward to coming to see us, and their enthusiasm for taking care of their smile, is fulfilling. I greet patients and check them in and out. I also update their medical history and make and confirm appointments. In the back, I assist the doctors, sterilize our instruments, and support patients through their visits.

I’ve been married for almost 20 years. I have three wonderful boys who I adore and we also have a puppy, named Cuddles.


Lynn

Registered Dental Hygienist

I love building trusting relationships with my patients. Working with children and adolescents who have dental fears, and helping them move past those worries, is always rewarding. At the end of a visit, when they tell me they’re looking forward to coming back, I’m thrilled. My number one responsibility is making sure the patient feels safe and comfortable. I concentrate on dental education while I clean teeth, perform preventive care, and take X-rays.

My wonderful husband Steve and I have been married for more than 40 years. We have two remarkable daughters and two incredible sons-in-law. Our four grandsons are the joys of our lives.


Mariam

Orthodontic Assistant

I love working as an orthodontic assistant, as it allows me to work closely with our patients and get to know them on a personal level. It is amazing watching our patients’ confidence and happiness grow as their smiles begin to change with their monthly visits. My favorite part of the workday is when I take photos of patients for their records and scan their teeth using the iTero scanner. It is amazing to see how much our patients’ smiles can change in such a short period of time!

In my free time I love reading, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.


Meka

Orthodontic Assistant

I love all our young patients, especially our orthodontic ones. It’s fun seeing them every month, watching them grow and become more confident as we create their new smile. My days are busy. I check in patients and update their records. I also pour and trim study models, and sterilize the instruments. During orthodontic procedures, I sit chairside, assisting Dr. Ari with bonding, banding, and debonding. Those finished, beautiful smiles always have me smiling!

I’m a mother and understand that our young patients often have questions about their treatment. I enjoy helping them understand what we’re doing and how it’s going to result in an amazing smile.


Nadia

Office Manager

It’s a great feeling to see our patients and parents arrive smiling, because they know they’re going to have a fun visit. It’s just as great to see their smiles at the end, because the visit has been painless. I make sure that everything in the office runs smoothly, so our team can focus on keeping our patients smiling and laughing. I schedule patient appointments, manage the staff schedules, and handle billing and insurance matters. I also order our supplies.

In my spare time I love spending time with my family and my husband. I also enjoy reading, writing, drawing, and traveling.


Renee

Administrative Assistant

I love coming to work: seeing the bright and happy smiles on the children’s faces and being surrounded by their laughter is always a wonderful experience. Because our doctors and team members provide one-to-one, gentle care, and always focus on each child’s needs, the kids have a fun time. I work in the front office, answering the phones, scheduling visits, and accepting payments. I love being part of a practice that sees so many amazing children on a daily basis. Every family I meet makes me feel like I have made new friends.

In my free time, my favorite thing to do is spend time with my two beautiful dogs Nikolai and Baxter.

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