Our team members at Babylon Dental Care have a passion for creating beautiful, healthy smiles. We are dedicated to providing exceptional patient care for each and every one of our patients. Our hygienists and dental assistants love the field of dentistry, and have the strong desire to give you and your family the ultimate treatment when it comes to getting the smile of your dreams.
For top-notch dentistry, choose the Babylon Dental Care team!
Registered Dental Hygienists
Tory – Practice Administrator
Tory has been with Babylon Dental Care since its inception. She was working as Dr. Brown’s dental assistant when he decided to open his own practice; when he asked her to join him, she jumped at the opportunity. That was nearly 30 years ago.
Now, as the administrative team leader, Tory enjoys working with the entire Babylon Dental Care team. She attributes the practice’s success and the patients’ satisfaction to the fact that the practice’s partners are constantly striving to make patients happy and investing in the staff. Even after almost three decades, Tory says she still loves her job and finds that each day brings new challenges and opportunities.
Tory has formal training in dentistry in addition to her years of experience. She graduated from Suffolk County Community College as a certified dental assistant. A few years later, she furthered her education, obtaining an associate’s degree from Farmingdale College.
Tory lives in Rockville Centre and is very close to her family members, who are all patients at Babylon Dental Care. When she’s not working to make sure patients have the best experience possible, she enjoys reading, going to the beach, traveling, and running.
Jenn – Marketing Director
Jenn was born and raised on Long Island and enjoys spending family time both in Syosset and in Aquebogue, on the East End of Long Island. Jenn attended Long Island University, C.W. Post campus where she received her bachelor of arts degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in reading education. During this time she met and soon after married Dr. Cliff Brown, the founding partner of Babylon Dental Care. Jenn went on to teach nursery school in Syosset, followed by time spent as a reading teacher on the South Shore, and soon after became pregnant with their daughter, Emily.
For 5 years, Jenn loved staying at home being a full time mom, taking care of her husband, step son Joshua, Emily, and the family’s dogs. As Emily started full-day kindergarten, her husband, Dr. Brown, encouraged Jenn to get involved with the marketing side of the practice and in 2008 Jenn took on the official role of marketing director. Dr. Brown knew Jenn’s enthusiasm and dynamic personality would be a great asset to the team and Jenn’s professional expertise immediately became evident with the continued growth of the practice. Jenn channels her creativity and natural talents in educating others on Babylon Dental Care’s exciting marketing campaigns. She also focuses on enhancing our patients’ experience.
As our patient base multiplied and we outgrew our original space, Jenn dedicated her time and efforts to finding a new home for Babylon Dental Care and its growing number of families. With perseverance and determination, Jenn set out to solve our capacity dilemma. In May of 2011, under Jenn’s professional direction and loving hands, Babylon Dental Care was born, bringing our patients a new, state-of-the-art home in the Great South Bay shopping center. With 15 high tech ops, each designed with care, Jenn’s touch can be felt from the cushion of the chairs to the lighting above the magnificent photographs that are said to put our patients at immediate ease.
Watching the organization grow, building relationships with the team and using our success to help those in need are some of Jenn’s favorite things about being a member of the BDC family. Giving back to the community through outreach events, interacting with the wonderful staff and patients and working on the creative side of the organization are both inspiring and rewarding in Jenn’s eyes. As the public relations figure for our community initiatives, Jenn is captivating in sharing our efforts with the media and conveying the importance of reaching those in need. Grateful for the success of the practice, Jenn feels strongly about being able to give back and values the members of our community who have made this success possible.
When not working, Jenn enjoys reading, cooking, training with kettlebells, and the challenge offered by her weekly spin classes. With a great passion for the outdoors, Jenn can be found caring lovingly for her garden, enjoying the tranquility of the beach, and enjoying family time on the East End of Long Island. Entertaining is second nature to Jenn and everyone looks forward to Jenn playing host at our annual summer BBQ at the Browns’ East End home. Jenn is a great cook and makes every dish from scratch, adding to the special experience for our staff and their families, where we all have enjoyed good food and good company.
Alyssa – Marketing Associate
Alyssa is one of the newest members of the Babylon Dental Care family. She performs a variety of tasks in our office, including tracking calls, sending out Snap cards, and helping with community outreach. Her favorite part of her job is watching projects come together and seeing hard work and preparation come to fruition.
Alyssa recently graduated with high honors from Liberty University, earning a bachelor of science in individualized studies with cognates in psychology and religion. She plans to attend Stony Brook University in the fall to pursue a master’s degree in higher education administration.
Alyssa is a lifelong resident of Patchogue. She is engaged to be married in May 2014; her fiancé is the recreational coordinator at Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch. Outside of work, she spends her free time figure skating, cooking, shopping, and going to the beach. She loves being outside and enjoying beautiful Long Island.
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Angela – Bookkeeper
Angela joined our family in May of 2013 in the key role as Babylon Dental Care’s full charge bookkeeper. With a degree from Hofstra University, Angela brings both professionalism and expertise while meeting the multi-dimensional accounting needs of our practice.
With a passion for accuracy and ability to navigate the ins and outs specific to a large practice, Angela’s preparation and mainstreaming of the books exceeds the demands of the needs of our growing practice. With a sense of humor and easy manner, Angela remarks on her enjoyment in finding ways to save money and at the same time meet the demands of caring for our patients without sacrificing the quality of their care.
Impressed by the team’s attitude to go above and beyond in caring for the families we treat is just another way Angela observes the shared methodology of operating like one big family. “I was super impressed at the amount of time and energy goes into treating the patients so well, including celebratory wishes for patient’s birthdays! They recognize every way to help the team treat patients and make them feel special.” What comes to mind, though, when Angela speaks of something that warms her heart, is the outpouring to the local community in our Babylon Dental Care Day. She is overwhelmed that the team gives their personal time with no monetary compensation to treat those with limited financial means in need of quality dental care. “A heart giving day, all for no pay and just because they care!”
Angela shares her life in Farmingdale, with her husband, Anthony, and her talented daughter, Ava. She smiles as she speaks of her daughter’s pursuit of a mini career in drama and musical theatre that have become a shared hobby and passion. Angela shares a few of the many interests she would like to explore, but expresses her true enjoyment comes from helping Ava with her work in these fields.
Registered Dental Hygienists
Michelle Sands – Registered Dental Hygienist / Team Leader
Michelle, born and raised in Brooklyn, relocated in 1999 to Bohemia after the birth of her second son. After two years at Brooklyn College, Michelle followed a calling that led to a rewarding career in dental hygiene. After graduating Phi Theta Kappa from Hostos College in 1993, Michelle added a certification in Nitrous and Local Anesthesia from SUNY Stony Brook in 2005.
Michelle got her start in the dental field at a young age after pursuing an entry-level job opportunity to be a dental assistant. She quickly found out that she had a genuine interest in the field and let her curiosities guide her to asking all the right questions. The dentist she was working for at the time was helpful in encouraging her to pursue her career further by becoming a hygienist. Twenty years later, she still loves her work and getting to know the patients that come through our front doors. She enjoys witnessing the improvement of her patients’ overall dental health and easing their nerves, which is why she is able to forge successful working relationships with each patient she comes in contact with.
From the moment Michelle joined the Babylon Dental Care family in July of 2011, it felt like she had been a part of the team forever. Michelle’s love for helping the patients she cares for and the priority she gives to making a difference in their lives shines bright in the smiles of those leaving her chair. Michelle loves meeting new people and is thankful for the gift of being given the tools and support she needs to achieve her highest level of performance. An appreciation for the comfortable and friendly work environment is evident in her own dedication and pride in being a member of the Babylon Dental Care team. As hygiene co-team leader for Babylon Dental Care, Michelle fulfills her passion for training and developing the hygiene team.
As an experienced hygienist, Michelle counts herself as fortunate to have worked for the most wonderful and talented individuals. From each experience, she has gained knowledge and strength from other professionals and has keenly applied those to her own. Michelle’s five years spent as a member of an exclusive pediatric dental practice prior to coming on has only further enhanced her connection with the Babylon Dental Care families that she cares for.
Michelle shares her life with her husband, Adam, whom she has been married to since 1994, and their two teenage sons, Matthew and Ryan. Michelle begins her day with a cup of coffee and looks forward to any opportunity to indulge her passion for reading, particularly historical fiction. An avid participant in cardio kickboxing allows for a therapeutic chance to de-stress and blow off steam, with the added benefit of keeping in great shape! One of her favorite pastimes as a self described “crazy mom” puts Michelle as the biggest fan on the football sidelines and at swim meets, wildly cheering her sons on. She also loves kicking back with friends and family and trips to the beach with loved ones.
Jaclyn, a native of West Babylon, earned her degree at Farmingdale College and joined the Babylon Dental Care hygiene team in the fall of 2011. Jaclyn’s sincerity and love for educating others are evident in the knowledge she shared with her patients and tools she offers them to improve their daily routine. When a patient returns for his or her recall, Jaclyn takes great pride in sharing the responsibility of a glowing report. Being in a unique environment, one that is both progressive and advanced technologically, has allowed Jaclyn to learn something new each day. She speaks highly of her colleagues and will share how proud she is to be a part of the Babylon Dental Care family.
Those who know Jaclyn will tell you it is no surprise how easily she adapts to each individual patient’s needs in her own creative way. Each patient brings a new opportunity to personalize the right routine and learn together how best to make each experience an enjoyable one during every visit.
Quality time spent with her husband, family and friends is an important part of Jaclyn’s life outside of her time spent with her patients. Jaclyn is passionate about the beach and traveling, and she is an avid reader.
Fran has been a long-standing member of the Franklin Square community for nearly four decades. Fran’s entrance into a rewarding career in dental hygiene began with an Associate in Science degree from SUNY Farmingdale in the early 80s. A decade later, Fran added to her educational accomplishments a bachelor of science degree in psychology and human development from SUNY Empire State in Old Westbury.
In providing a combination of physical and psychological comfort, Fran’s stories and jokes help create a most relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for her patients. You can see the stress they come in with wash away under her tender care and as they finish their treatment, they leave looking and feeling at ease. Adding laughter to someone’s day is important to Fran and something that comes natural to her.
Being an important member of the Babylon Dental Care family for nearly a decade, Fran speaks of so many of the wonderful patients she has come to treat and what a joy it is to practice her profession. Drs. Brown, Peck, and Gaynes and the team of associate dentists inspire and add enthusiasm that enable Fran and her co-workers to enhance their own respective responsibilities. The reflection shown in the appreciative faces of the patients that have joined the Babylon Dental Care team speak loud and clear. Fran speaks of the growing number of patients and affirms this by personally sending her own family members to the practice.
Outside of the words of wisdom given to her patients, Fran has channeled her gift of offering insight to others via her website, “Verse From The Heart,” an endeavor in which Fran and her daughter-in-law, Dawn, provide customized poetic verse for special occasions and greeting cards that inspire and comfort. Her passion for photography will soon be incorporated into her words to make the perfect combination for future greeting cards.
Gena was a dental assistant for more than ten years before she went to hygiene school. She was going to college at Hofstra while working and had graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. During her time as an assistant, she decided to make a career out of working in the dental field and went back to school after graduation. Gena loves the opportunity to teach patients about their dental health. One of her favorite experiences is helping people overcome their fear of the dentist, and she likes knowing that when people begin to look forward to their dentist visits.
For Gena, nothing is more rewarding than a returning patient with an ever-improving smile on their face. Their confidence makes her happy.
When she’s not helping patients, Gena goes boating whenever possible. She and her fiancé love being on the water with family, friends, and their dog.
Jessica believes that the dental profession is right for her because she’s able to help people and work with her hands. She likes that she gets to build relationships with her patients and that she can see improvement over the years that she works with them. She’s had several patients who couldn’t even sit in the chair on their first visits because they were so nervous about their dental visit, and now they look forward to working with Jessica.
When she’s not working with the Babylon Dental Care team, she works on home improvement projects and does DIW. She spends time with her dog and goes paddle boarding.
Jamie never had any doubt that she would be working in the dental field. After high school, she became a dental and lab tech assistant, and it was a perfect fit. She has filled every position except that of dentist since she started sixteen years ago. For Jamie, her favorite part of the job is the role of educating patients and helping them to prevent major complications, from discovering oral cancer to suggesting they get tested for diabetes.
This has come in handy previously when one man in his 40’s visited the office. He had periodontal disease and decay that was out of control, and months after their first interaction, Jamie convinced him to see a doctor. It turned out that he had diabetes and his lifestyle choices were fueling those complications. This all happened four years ago, and since then he changed his lifestyle; he is no longer diabetic, and he has control of his periodontal disease. Jamie has also been able to experience first-hand several patients who were about to lose all of their teeth, only to save them through the help of Babylon Dental.
Jamie will be the first to tell you that the life of a dental assistant means she doesn’t have much free time, and while she’s striving toward a Master’s degree, all of her time goes to her children. With four kids, all of her time at home is consumed by homework, sports, and family bonding. The degree she is pursuing is in dental hygiene education and public health. One focus of her study has been Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, and Jamie has a goal to earn a Ph.D. in gerontology to promote geriatric awareness.
Ashley has been interested in the dental industry ever since she was a child. She loved going to the dentist as a kid, and when she grew up, she decided that nothing would be a better experience than to be able to give other people the same comfortable and fun appointments she was able to have with her pediatrician growing up. It’s for this reason that nothing is more enjoyable to her than a satisfied patient leaving the chair, and she makes it a personal mission to ensure that no patients leave the office disappointed like they would at other practices.
One of her favorite experiences while working at Babylon Dental was when a patient came in, terrified to get a cleaning because her teeth were already incredibly loose. The staff all knew that the patient was in desperate need of a cleaning, and Ashley worked to help assure her that the cleaning would be extremely comfortable. The client was able to leave feeling the difference, and she came back to get composite bondings and close the gaps. The patient was incredibly relieved and grateful, asking Ashley for even more advice on keeping her teeth clean. That’s when Ashley realized she was doing the right job for her.
When she’s not working at Babylon Dental, Ashley spends time with her husband. Together, they raise a four-year-old son, and Ashley takes every opportunity she can to get together with her large family. She loves the movies and sometimes tries new and exciting hairstyles for herself and her relatives.
Melanie started working as an assistant before she realized that dentistry was something she would like to pursue as a career. Her primary interests in the job include providing oral care for patients and educating the public. She was an assistant right out of high school, and after a few years, she became a registered dental hygienist. Melanie finds her job extremely rewarding because she can form relationships with her patients and promote health in the community. Every day, she enjoys working with her patients.
It’s essential to Melanie that her patients are comfortable, and her vision of success is the confirmation that she’s helped someone be calm during their appointment. She’s seen many nervous people over the years and is pleased to report that they come back more than ready for more after she’s helped them overcome their fear.
Melanie’s free time is spent with family and friends and she watches football, travels, and goes out to dance.
For Keri, dentistry is virtually a family business. Quite a few of her family members are dentists, hygienists, assistants, and front desk staff. She started as an assistant herself over fifteen years ago, and Dr. Baker introduced her to the more clinical side of the field. If not for him, she’d never have become a hygienist, although she had fallen in love with interacting with patients. For her, the most important and rewarding part of the job is to help a frightened patient make it through their appointment. Keri loves when patients leave smiling and ready to come back.
To her, a success story is when a patient comes to the Babylon Dental team who used to have a rude dentist or one that didn’t care about their comfort. Keri knows that the comfort of a patient is mutually beneficial for them and the dentist and tells her patients, “why would I want you to deal with pain when I can give you something to help? It will make it easier for both of us if you’re not in any pain.” She knows of several patients who started to come to Babylon Dental instead of other dentists after having a better experience.
Keri has a husband and two young children, and she says her life is her family: they are the most important part of her life and she spends most of her time outside the office running around, taking her kids to school, playdates, swimming, and to gymnastics. Any time to herself is consumed by reading and working out.
Kristin’s interest in the dental field stems from a fascination with learning. Early in her career, she spent seven years helping children as a dental assistant, and the experience inspired her to pursue a career as a dental hygienist. She enjoys making patients feel comfortable and at ease during their visits, and appreciates her patients communicating any concerns about their visit.
Having established excellent relationships with her patients, she considers them part of her extended family and loves their continued presence in her life. One of her highest compliments was being told by a patient, after avoiding the dentist for twenty years, that they would be back and it was the best dental experience they’ve had. For her, nothing is more rewarding than helping a patient overcome their fears of the dentist.
As a newlywed, she loves to go boating in the summer sun and playing with her two dogs. She spends time with friends and family outside of the office and takes a special trip every November to Jamaica with her best friend. Together, they both travel to the tropical island to clean teeth for ten days and help the local community stay healthy.
Michele, a local living in West Babylon loves the south shore! After graduating high school, Michele knew her calling was to be a dental hygienist. With a degree from Farmingdale State College, she listened to her heart, followed her dreams, and went on to fulfill her passion and loves what she does! Providing the utmost care to every single patient, to prevent disease, and to treat disease in a very ethical way; Michele strives to treat patients like they are family. She describes herself as a very passionate person and take’s everyone’s health very seriously. She asks herself, “What can I do to make the patients’ health even better?” That is the mantra she lives by in her professional life.
As a recent addition to the Babylon Dental Care family, Michele speaks of the many things she admires about the practice and expresses excitement to see more to come. She enjoys explaining to the patients the current status of their oral health, educating them of the things we do, how they can improve, or what they are already doing right is one of Michele’s favorite parts of her job. Being able to educate and treat patients’ health while building a lasting professional relationship is her absolute favorite part, making the patient feel like they have someone they can trust to answer any questions. Her passion resides in being a source of comfort and compassion for nervous patients, and she takes pride in creating a safe space for new patients to feel at home when they visit Babylon Dental Care. Michele understands the anxiety that dental needs induce in patients, and her genuine warmth towards those she works with eases this common fear many people have. One patient, in particular, had been seeing Dr. Peck for many years; however, she had always felt the need for sedation to undergo any treatments due to her fears, a feeling many can relate to. When the patient went to Michele for periodontal maintenance, she felt the ease of comfort being under Michele’s care and got through her cleaning treatment without any sedation! This was the result of Michele’s careful consideration of her patient’s concerns, and to this day, this patient does not miss a scheduled cleaning.
Something that really impresses Michele of the BDC family is how much we give back to our patients, even those who are not patients, such as our annual Care Day event. “Being able to give back to others in need is something that comes second nature to everyone here. That alone is a quality you do not find in other places, whether it is a dental practice or not. It makes me proud to say I am part of the BDC of GSB family.”
Michele’s passions include staying active whether it be at the gym for CrossFit with her husband, doing yoga, walking her two dogs, or even rock climbing; she is not one to sit still! With a love for trying new things, Michele embraces life and shares that all of these account for a life most interesting!
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Patricia joined our BDC hygiene team in June of 2013 and has been a registered dental hygienist for over 18 years. As a resident of Bay Shore, Patricia earned her dental hygiene Associates from Hostos Community College and a B.S in Health Care Administration from Lehman College in the Bronx.
One of Patricia’s favorite parts of her job is in helping patients feel comfortable as they learn how to care for their dental health in a supportive environment.
She speaks of being impressed by the BDC family and how everyone’s compassionate nature shines while putting forth what is best for our patients in a loving way.
Married for over 12 years with 2 fun loving active boys keep Patricia happy and busy outside of her work at BDC.
With a special passion for yoga, Patricia also enjoys taking trips into NYC attending classes at Broadway Dance, or to take in a show with her oldest. Always up for a Knicks game, the family members are huge Basketball fans!!!
Jackie always knew she wanted to work in the medical field, but she was also driven by the personal relationships she would build with her patients. Realizing that dental professionals have a greater opportunity to interact with their patients over an extended period of time, she decided to pursue a career as a hygienist. She loves helping her patients develop a teeth-cleaning routine and looks forward to boosting their confidence by giving them a brighter smile.
One of her favorite success stories is helping a patient who was struggling for years with plaque buildup and gum disease. After reviewing the situation, Jackie was able to develop a specific plan that changed the patient’s life. They are both thrilled with the results, and they still meet regularly for cleanings.
When she isn’t helping patients, she likes to travel and especially loves going to the beach. Jackie also really enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two kids and considers herself “addicted” to sushi.
Maggie has been in the dentistry field since 1992. She began as a dental assistant with a passion for meeting and helping folks from all walks of life. Her care for helping others and assisting the dentists with their needs are two of the qualities that make her a stand-out hygienist in our practice.
She enjoys educating patients on the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth. The mouth is the gateway to the body, and many health issues can arise from lack of care for the teeth and gums. Knowing this information, patients then understand how vital it is to see a dentist regularly to ensure overall health. Maggie had a recent experience with a patient who had incredibly high blood pressure, and if it weren’t for her careful checkup, he might not have sought medical help the next day. Fortunately, now the patient is doing well, but if not for Maggie’s attention to detail, the patient may have experienced some health consequences.
In her free time, Maggie enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage daughters, reading a good book, and traveling.
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Eugenia has always had a passion for science, which is what prompted her to explore a career in the dental field. Knowing how we are engineered and how all our parts work is of great interest to her, and she uses that natural curiosity to guide her work as a dental hygienist. When she was just a kid, her dentist would give her a mirror so she could see how he worked, and this is still something she remembers to this day as being the origin of her passion for dentistry.
Eugenia takes great pride in being a source of awareness, education, and compassion for her patients. She takes care to listen to her patients’ needs so she can help them feel good about their smile and overall health. As a child who was afraid of the dentist, she appreciated the compassion hers showed when treating her. She understands many have a common fear of going to the dentist, so she makes it a point to provide a safe and comfortable environment for anyone who comes through our front doors.
Eugenia has been married for 18 years and has two wonderful sons. She enjoys the meditational aspects of jogging and reading, as the jogging keeps her healthy and the reading gives her a mental escape for adventure.
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Adrienne – Pediatric Hygienist
Adrienne joined our Babylon Dental Care hygiene team and offers her caring nature and professional expertise to the pediatric members of our growing families. Adrienne resides in Kings Park where she shares her life with her husband of over 20 years and their two daughters. As a registered dental hygienist on our BDC team since April 2014 and a degree from Farmingdale College, Adrienne earned her license in anesthesia.
With a passion for working with children, Adrienne rises to the challenge of making an apprehensive child into a compliant and happy patient. Adrienne expresses how impressed she is with BDC’s organizational manner, as she describes as “a well oiled machine.” We offer our patient’s personal attention in the way that can be seen amongst the members of one large happy family. It is important to Adrienne to take the time to get to know your children and make them as comfortable as possible while under her care.
Always searching for new ways to feed her family in a health conscious way, Adrienne is affiliated with organizations that work on awareness of what people are eating and how their food is processed. Her work with the Salvation Army, along with her children joining the efforts, brings her tremendous gratification.
Laura – Hygienist Assistant
Laura became Babylon Dental Care’s hygiene assistant in October 2012 and is working toward her degree in dental hygiene.
As one of the newer members of the team, Laura loves to soak up as much information as she can. She enjoys learning something new every day because she knows how much it will help in the future. She enjoys working for a large office that still provides a personal experience for patients.
Laura lives in Lindenhurst with her parents and brothers. Outside of work, she loves to stay active by running and going to the gym.
Sally – Front Desk Team Leader
Sally has been a valued member of our Babylon dental Care family for nearly 30 years. As a long standing resident of Babylon, Sally’s generosity and helping hands are evident in the work she is known for in the community. Educating others has been a great part of Sally’s professional career. It is only natural that she is currently working towards earning a bachelor of arts degree with an anticipated graduation of June 2013.
As our front desk team leader, Sally puts her loving care and energy into working with patients to come up with a plan to receive the dental care they need, while simultaneously making a positive difference in each one of their lives. With the support of the Babylon Dental Care doctors and administrative team leader, Tory, Sally remarks how she is given the opportunity as well as the tools to continue to grow professionally. Having open ears that are willing to listen to new ideas allows Sally and the team she leads to attend educational seminars. This adds to their knowledge with critical hands-on training. Sally speaks from the heart when she tells of how grateful she is for the investment Babylon Dental Care has made on her behalf over the years and for believing in her.
After 40 years of marriage to her husband, Frank, Sally lights up when she speaks of her three grown children and two beautiful granddaughters. During her downtime, Sally can be found reading, volunteering, and studying for her degree. Feeling connected to the patients is important to Sally. Looking forward to coming to work every single day is an extraordinary and unusual mindset Sally has maintained for nearly 3 decades. She is moved by the ability of the Babylon Dental Care team to provide excellent patient care while striving to meet the expectations that our patients have come to love and expect. Rising to the occasion is a challenge Sally welcomes and she looks forward to the opportunity to continue to grow with the Babylon Dental Care expanding family.
Michelle – Insurance Team Leader
Michelle is the front desk team coordinator and insurance coordinator, which means she leads the people responsible for ensuring that patients have a good experience each time they visit Babylon Dental Care. She has been part of the team for 13 years and holds a degree from St. Joseph’s College.
After more than a decade with the practice, Michelle’s favorite part of her job is the people she works with. She particularly enjoyed being part of Dentistry From The Heart, an event in which the practice provided free dental care for members of the community.
Michelle also delights in helping patients feel comfortable and seeing them leave happy. She thinks Babylon Dental Care is unique because the team takes the time to get to know patients and treat them like family.
Michelle lives in West Babylon with her husband and dog. A Giants season ticket holder, she is a huge sports fan. Her hobbies include playing co-ed softball, going to the beach, and spending time with her husband, friends, family, and her newborn nephew.
Annie – Sedation Patient Coordinator
Annie has been part of Dr. Brown’s team before he opened Babylon Dental Care. She worked part-time as an office bookkeeper starting in 1996 and began working full-time in 2001. Now, as the front desk and sedation coordinator, she is responsible for making sure patients are as comfortable as possible during their appointments.
Annie’s favorite part of her job is working with patients, taking the time to get to know them personally and helping them however she can. She sees her co-workers as extended family and enjoys working alongside them every day.
Annie enjoys cooking, reading, socializing, and spending time with family. A lifelong resident of Lindenhurst, Annie has been married to her husband, John, for 30 years. They have two sons, John and Matt, who both happen to have significant others named Stephanie.
Colleen – Insurance Coordinator
Colleen works in the insurance department and has been part of the Babylon Dental Care team for 15 years.
After more than a decade, Colleen’s favorite part of her job is the people she works with. She is happy to be working for an organization that cares about the community and was impressed when the practice took part in Dentistry From The Heart and then offered it’s services for Hurricane Sandy victims.
Colleen lives with her husband and son in Long Beach. Outside of work, she loves reading, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Heather – Hygiene Coordinator
Heather recently became part of the hygiene coordinator team, joining in October 2012. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Adelphi University.
Heather enjoys the overall atmosphere and energy of the office. She admires the fact that everyone on the team is willing to lend a hand. Her favorite part of her job is making patients feel comfortable and at home. She believes smiling is contagious, and she does whatever she can to make sure patients have the best possible experience.
Heather lives in Farmingdale and enjoys spending time with her boyfriend as well as her 2-year-old niece and 3-year-old nephew. Her hobbies include dancing, shopping, and baking.
Linda – Call Center
Linda has been an important member of our Babylon Dental Care team since she joined us in September of 2013 in our Call Center division. With a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Theater from Queens College, Linda brings her positive attitude and easy nature to each and every patient interaction. Whether it be the call center or insurance department where Linda works on verifying patient’s coverage, Linda is always offering a smile and helping hand. Linda’s creativity stands out in her creation of an exciting informative internal staff newsletter highlighting team achievements and special events.
As a member of a team that continuously helps each other for the greater good of the practice, Linda is impressed with the cohesive nature of our “fun bunch.” Always with a sense of humor while at the same time keeping a high level of professionalism, Linda enjoys being a part of this special BDC family.
Born and raised in Bethpage, Linda lives with her close knit family and little pup, Max, and shares special time with her long-term boyfriend. She is an avid fan of the movies, tv shows, and pop culture. Exotic cuisines and new dining experiences balance her active lifestyle of walking, biking, and playing tennis as she searches for her next adventure. Linda has a passion for acting and improv, and credits her pursuit of these and photography, fashion, and filmmaking for keeping her creativity flowing.
Lisa – Hygiene Coordinator
Having worked in the dental field for 24 years, Lisa has held numerous positions in the office over the years. She is a certified dental assistant, but over time, she has made her way up to the front office.
As a hygiene coordinator, Lisa uses her extensive experience to make sure patients are well taken care of. She handles insurance, scheduling, and patient treatment planning.
Lisa lives out East with her husband and three children. She looks forward to many more years of doing all she can to make patients feel happy and confident with their smiles.
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Maria – New patient coordinator
Maria is a greeter and new patient coordinator. She’s responsible for making patients feel welcome at the office, keeping track of new patient information, and helping patients with any questions they may have, in addition to other responsibilities.
Maria finds that each day at work is different and fun, and she enjoys helping patients have a great experience. She is impressed with the way all of the different personalities in the office work together and care for one another, and finds the whole staff a pleasure to work with.
Maria holds a degree in psychology from St. Joseph’s College. She lives in West Babylon and has one brother and a dog. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with friends, going to the beach, shopping, and watching movies.
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Mary – Patient coordinator
Mary is a patient coordinator who has been with Babylon Dental Care for almost three years.
To Mary, the best part of her job is being able to help patients come up with ways to accomplish their goal of getting the treatment they need. She feels the office has become her home away from home. She enjoys working with doctors and a staff who have high integrity and whose main concern is the well-being of the patient.
Mary grew up in Bayside, Queens, and has lived in Lindenhurst for five years. She has three teenage sons who are her heart and soul. In her free time, she enjoys kickboxing and spending time with family and friends.
Nina – New Patient Coordinator
Nina has been a New Patient Coordinator at Babylon Dental Care for nearly a year. She holds a degree from Long Island University, C.W. Post in social studies secondary education/sociology.
Nina’s favorite part of her job is interacting with patients. She enjoys sitting down with them and assisting in any way possible. She feels that Babylon Dental Care is different because the staff has a genuine care and compassion for patients, and she enjoys working for an organization that truly has the patient’s best interest at heart.
Nina lives in Centereach and is recently married. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and dog, reading, decorating her home, doing yoga, and trying new recipes.
Pam – Insurance Coordinator
Pam is an insurance coordinator who has worked at Babylon Dental Care for 16 years.
Her favorite part of her job is working with patients and helping them with their insurance, and she enjoys all of the wonderful people she meets at work. She believes that what sets Babylon Dental Care apart is the fact that the team is truly a family, and they treat all patients like family as well.
Pam lives in Babylon. She is married to Patrick and has two daughters: Madison (12) and Olivia (10). In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, taking bike rides, and visiting her family in Boston.
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Melissa – Dental Assistant Team Leader
Originally from California and relocated to NY in 1996, Melissa currently resides in Babylon. Melissa began her entry into the field as a dental assistant in 1995. After an initial introduction in office sterilization, Melissa decided she wanted to learn more about the field of dentistry. At the time, the dentist who Melissa was working for took her under his wing and taught her what became the foundation of knowledge inspiring her to go forward. Thereafter, Melissa proceeded with her certification in dental radiology and Four handed dental assisting. Most people say they choose their career but the opposite was true for Melissa– the career chose her. She fell in love with everything about dentistry.
Melissa doesn’t consider herself a dental assistant, but a a smile maker. Melissa exclaims that the joy received when someone is able to smile is worth all the work that goes into it. Every small detail counts; making a patient feel they are important and that it is not about the financial reward. Explaining things to patients so they understand is incredibly beneficial as Melissa believes an educated patient is a returning and loyal patient. Having had the privilege of joining the Babylon Dental Care team in May 2012, Melissa expresses her feeling of being at home and a member of the family from her first day of coming aboard.
When Melissa first started with BDC, she could not believe how such a large group of people work together so easily. It was a well oiled machine.. The doctors, front staff and clinical staff ALL had the same goal: “I want what is best for my patient.” In her career, Melissa has never worked in a place full of love for their work.
Melissa enjoys family life outside the office with her two daughters & one son and lives in Babylon.
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Katie – Dental Assistant Team Leader
As the dental assistant team leader, Katie is responsible for keeping the team energized, organized, and ready to provide patients with the best care possible. She became a member of the Babylon Dental Care family in 2009 after attending Stony Brook University.
Katie’s favorite part of her job is helping people in the community where she grew up. She sees Babylon Dental Care as a family, and feels that the practice provides a unique experience for patients because they are treated like family as well.
Katie and her husband, Chris, have been married since March 2011. They live in Babylon and have a dog named Lola. She loves reading, and in the summer, she likes to spend all of her free time at the beach.
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Anna has been part of the Babylon Dental Care family for three years. As a dental assistant, she works to provide top-notch dental care for all patients.
What impresses Anna is how well everyone on the staff is able to work together. She feels as if they are her second family, and she enjoys making patients feel like they, too, are part of the Babylon Dental Care family.
Anna got married in 2011 during Hurricane Irene. She holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and graphic design from Farmingdale State University, and in her spare time she can be found indulging her creative side through designing post cards, flyers, and business cards, as well as drawing and painting. She also enjoys shopping and spending time with her family and friends.
Bonnie has been with Babylon Dental Care since February 1995. She earned her degree from Farmingdale University and has spent the last 18 years working as a dental assistant, helping patients achieve their dream smiles.
Bonnie’s favorite part of her job is seeing people smile when they leave the office. She particularly enjoys cosmetic work because she has a passion for creating a smile that will last a lifetime. She is proud to work for an office that communicates well, and she thinks of the Babylon Dental Care staff as a big family.
Bonnie resides in Lake Ronkonkoma. She and her husband, Joe, have been married for 25 years and have two sons who are 23 and 18. They also have a 17-year-old niece who came to live with them from North Carolina. When she’s not at work, Bonnie can be found in her kitchen, cooking and baking. She also likes to draw and paint when she finds the time.
Bri has cared for patients over the past 6 years as a dedicated dental assistant at Babylon Dental Care. Additionally, Bri has taken on the important role of inventory specialist ensuring the team is well supplied with the materials needed to operate on a daily basis.
Outside of the office, Bri can be found biking, walking, reading, and enjoying karaoke.
Danielle has been a dental assistant for 16 years, joining the Babylon Dental Care team seven years ago. She holds a bachelors degree in Fine Art from Briarcliffe College.
Danielle loves talking to the patients and really connecting with them, and values the personal relationships she has developed over the years. She enjoys working in an environment in which everyone truly works together as a team.
Danielle lives in West Islip with her husband of five years, and their daughter. When she’s not working, Danielle spends her time with her family, and her three dogs. She also loves going to the beach, spending time outdoors with her daughter, and shopping.
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Jenny has been a member of the Babylon Dental Care team for over a year and a half as a dental assistant. She earned her communications degree from Nassau Community College in nearby Garden City, New York.
Being ‘hands-on’ is what Jenny loves about being a dental assistant. One of the most gratifying parts of Jenny’s career with Babylon Dental Care is knowing that at the end of the day, she makes a difference in the lives of her patients.
Jenny also loves being part of a large team. Growing up as one of four children in her family, Jenny loves working with people who are team-oriented, giving, helpful, and down to earth. In Jenny’s spare time away from the office, she enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and painting.
Kate has been an important member of the Babylon Dental Care family since 2004. As a dedicated dental assistant, Kate embraces each opportunity to educate and create smiles for the patients she cares for.
Kiersten was born and raised on the North shore of Long island prior to migrating to the South shore. After spending a few years living upstate, Kiersten learned to love the outdoors and all it has to offer. On her down time, Kiersten’s passions include snowboarding, hiking, boating, and of course the beach. As a dental assistant for the past four years, Kiersten loves the bonding that takes place with her patients and the overall reward found in all aspects of her job. “Dentistry isn’t just about providing clinical assistance. It’s also about listening, understanding, sympathizing and comforting patients in any way we can.” Kiersten has been a valued member of the BDC family for a little over a year and speaks highly and with appreciation of the people she has the pleasure of working with. One of the most impressive characteristics of the BDC family, according to Kiersten, is the compassion that each doctor and employee possesses. A great example that Kiersten speaks of: the community outreach efforts (like our Free Hygiene Days for Sandy victims and our Babylon Dental Care Day in July). On these special days, the team volunteers to do what we do best for no charge to the members of our community. Kiersten counts herself as lucky enough to be a part of this exceptional group of individuals. Being a part of BDC is more than just being an employee, as far as Kiersten is concerned, it’s being part of a family.
LaNae earned her dental assistant certification through the BOCES program and has been with Babylon Dental Care for eight years.
She enjoys the patient interaction aspect of her job, and she particularly loves turning phobic patients into regular patients who enjoy going to the dentist. She constantly strives to make patients happy and believes there’s nothing better than making someone’s day.
LaNae is originally from Rochester (she loves snow). She currently resides in East Patchogue with her husband, Chris, who is a marketing associate at Babylon Dental Care, and their daughter Kylee, who is almost a year old. In her free time, LaNae loves spending time with her “little punkin” and family.
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Marianne has been a team member at Babylon Dental Care for over 12 years. With 30 years of experience as a dental assistant, putting the patients’ dental needs first has always been and continues to be a top priority of her services. Being a “people person” that Marianne is, the interaction with her patients has been most satisfying and enjoyable.
Working side by side with such professionals at Babylon Dental Care and knowing the quality of care that each patient receives is very rewarding and gratifying.
Marianne lives in Nassau County with her husband, Rob, and son, Joseph. Their son Jeffrey resides in Maryland. Besides spending time with her family and extended family, Marianne enjoys traveling, walking on the beach, reading, and of course seeing her husband recording and playing music.
Victoria – Auxillary Assistant
Victoria joined the Babylon Dental Care team in August 2012 as an auxiliary assistant. Her work ensures that patients’ visits are as efficient and satisfactory as possible. She sees the office as a comfortable work environment and finds everyone on staff to be incredibly helpful and kind.
Victoria lives in Massapequa Park. A performer at heart, her passions include music, acting, singing, and dancing.