Our Team

At Advanced DDS, Dr. Brian Raskin and his team knows we’re not your only choice when it comes to choosing quality dental care. But we do make a promise to you and your family that every effort is made to ensure your utmost comfort during your visits with us.

We take the initiative to maintain the highest levels of safety through the use of state-of-the-art dental technology such as our low-dose x-ray machines and high tech water filtration system. We can minimize the number of visits with options such as same day implant processing and in-house CT scanning.

OUR DOCTOR TEAM

DR. BRIAN RASKIN

General Dentist

DR. PAT D’ORLANDO

General Dentist

DR. TONY THOMAS

General Dentist

DR. MICHELLE POLICASTRO

General Dentist

DR. DEBRA BLUM

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

 

DR. SYBIL PADAVATHIL

Pediatric Dentist

OUR HYGIENIST TEAM

LEAD DENTAL HYGIENIST - ROXANNA

Roxy

EDUCATION: SUNY Farmingdale (2007)

ACHIEVEMENTS: SUNY Farmingdale – outstanding contribution & volunteer work; Student American Dental Hygiene Association (SAHDA) – Vice President

HOBBIES: shopping, cooking, and adoring her three babies

 

DENTAL HYGIENIST - WENDY

Wendy

EDUCATION: New York City College of Technology (2007) & continuing further education at SUNY Farmingdale (present)

ACHIEVEMENTS: Pfizer award of excellence in clinical skills; Student American Dental Hygiene Association (SAHDA) – Vice President

HOBBIES: taking care of her daughters (Kayla & Gabby) and her dog (Maxx)

DENTAL HYGIENIST - MICHELLE

Michelle

EDUCATION: SUNY Farmingdale (2013)

EXPERIENCE: 10 years of experience in the dental field

HOBBIES: taking care of her daughter (Melanie), soccer, reading, dancing, and traveling

DENTAL HYGIENIST - ERIN

Advanced DDS - Erin, RDH

EDUCATION: SUNY Farmingdale (2015)

HOBBIES: running, watching & attending sporting events, softball and babysitting her amazing nieces & nephews

OUR DENTAL ASSISTANT TEAM

LEAD DENTAL ASSISTANT - FLOR

Flor

EDUCATION: Nassau BOCES Dental School

EXPERIENCE: 16 years of experience in the dental field

HOBBIES: cooking, traveling, swimming, and her puppy (Brownie)

DENTAL ASSISTANT - MOE

MoeEDUCATION: New York School for Medical & Dental Assistants (2000)

HOBBIES: basketball, working out, and taking care of his family (proud father and family man)

DENTAL ASSISTANT - EDWINA

EdwinaEXPERIENCE: over 6 years of dental experience

HOBBIES: singing, sports, church and serving the community

DENTAL ASSISTANT - MIRIAM

MiriamEDUCATION: New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants (1988)

EXPERIENCE: over 25 years of dental experience (16 years of that is in dental implants)

HOBBIES: cooking, her two children, and her two Miniature Schnauzers

DENTAL ASSISTANT - FALLON

fallon website edit 2EDUCATION: Dental Auxiliary Training Center (2011)

EXPERIENCE: over 5 years of experience in the dental field

HOBBIES: drawing, crafting, and spending time with her family

DENTAL ASSISTANT - SUE

Sue- Dental AssistantEDUCATION: currently attending Nassau Community College

EXPERIENCE: over 2 years of experience in the dental field

HOBBIES: reading, cooking, nature, raising her daughter, and studying hard to maintain a high GPA

DENTAL ASSISTANT - Sabrina

EDUCATION: Nassau Boces Dental Assisting

EXPERIENCE:  over 20 years experience in the dental field

HOBBIES: reading, rock collecting, dancing and spending time with family

OUR FRONT DESK TEAM

FRONT DESK TEAM LEADER - MELISSA

MelissaEDUCATION: NYC Department of Education Chair Side Dental Assisting ’06 & National Paramedical ’06. Currently continuing her education at Nassau Community College

EXPERIENCE: over 9 years of dental assistant & front desk experience

HOBBIES: going to the movies, shopping, spending time with family, and listening to all genres of music

HYGIENE COORDINATOR - SARAH

EXPERIENCE: over 5 years of dental front desk experience

HOBBIES: food, playing with her five dogs, and spending time with family

 

 

SCHEDULING COORDINATOR - HALEY

EXPERIENCE: over 2 years of dental assistant and front desk experience

HOBBIES: reading, playing guitar, watching Friends and taking her beautiful daughter to the park

 

 

FINANCIAL COORDINATOR - JESSICA

EDUCATION: Academy of Art University, San Francisco (Film & Television with a focus in Screen Writing)

HOBBIES: cooking and movie trivia

 

NEW PATIENT COORDINATOR - ANNA

EDUCATION: High School Diploma [interested in opening a bakery while pursuing a career in Dentistry as an Hygienist]

EXPERIENCE: over 6 years of receptionist experience

HOBBIES: baking designer cakes, cooking exotic meals, and taking care of her son

 

PATIENT COORDINATOR - CARLA

EDUCATION: Hunter Business School in Levittown: Medical Office Administration (2011 Certified)

EXPERIENCE: over 3 years dental receptionist experience

HOBBIES: running and bike riding, visiting family, cooking new recipes, and travelling

 

OUR MANAGEMENT & MARKETING TEAM

OFFICE MANAGER - ELISA

Elisa

EDUCATION: BA at Marietta College (1978) & MS at Adelphi University (1981)

HOBBIES: sailing, traveling, reading, and watching movies

 

MARKETING DIRECTOR - CARMAN

Carman

EDUCATION: BS in Business Administration & minor in Graphics Production at SUNY Geneseo (2012)

ORGANIZATIONS: Alpha Kappa Psi & American Marketing Association

HOBBIES: Weight-Training, Fitness, Eating, and her 105 lb Golden Retriever (Teddy)

MARKETING ASSISTANT - BRITTANY

EDUCATION: BA English & Professional Communications, Kennesaw State University (2016)

EXPERIENCE: 2 years in digital/print media and communications

HOBBIES: reading fantasy fiction and philosophy, dancing, eating, and spending time with family

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