Dr. Rich Dr. Rich

Dr. Rich

Dentist

Hometown: Saratoga Lake, NY!

The first job I ever had: Lawncare.... a weed wacking specialist 🙂

Why did you decide on a Dental Field? My grandfather, aunt, uncle and father were all dentists. I loved visiting the Schenectady office growing up and saw the impact that dentistry can have on patients’ lives!

Hobbies and Interests: Being a cool dad, photography, skiing and playing bass guitar

What is something people don’t know about you? Played bass in a band throughout high school, college and into dental school

What is your favorite food? My mom’s homemade macaroni and sauce

Dr. Vera Dr. Vera

Dr. Vera

Dentist

Hometown: Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine and now Saratoga Springs, NY!

The first job I ever had: Farming strawberries

Why did you decide on a Dental Field? After sustaining a big dental trauma as a child, and having received great dental care, I decided to become a Dentist. This decision occurred at age 9 when I realized how important dentistry is for health, function and for confidence.

Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with our kids, playing tennis, always growing, learning and creating : )

What is something people don’t know about you? I was a ball girl at U.S. Open and met many professional Tennis players.

What is your favorite food? Everything, as long as it is not spicy!

Dr. Lina Dr. Lina

Dr. Lina

Associate Dentist

Hometown: Endicott, NY

The first job I ever had: I worked as a Martial Arts Instructor

Why did you decide on a Dental Field? I have always been artistic since childhood and I knew I wanted to do something in healthcare and help people…dentistry was the perfect fit!

Hobbies and Interests: Dancing, creating art, reading, traveling around the world 

What is something people don’t know about you? I am a third-degree black belt

What is your favorite food? Too many good foods to pick a favorite…but I love anything spicy!

Kathleen Kathleen

Kathleen

Clinical Supervisor

Hometown: Rexford, NY.

The first job I ever had: Learn to Skate Coach at Clifton Park Arena.

Why did you decide on a Dental Field? I love having the opportunity to help people every day and give our patients beautiful and confident smiles!

Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with my Daughter and Husband, figure skating and being a volunteer FireFighter and an EMT!

What is something people don’t know about you? I have been to Disney over 20 times! : )

What is your favorite food? Penne vodka with chicken.

Beth Beth

Beth

Front Office Supervisor

Hometown: South Riding, VA.

The first job I ever had: Old Navy.

Why did you decide on a Dental Field? To help others achieve a great smile with a positive experience.

Hobbies and Interests: Outdoor activities such as boating, hiking and swimming.

What is something people don’t know about you? I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science!

What is your favorite food? Steamed Blue Crabs seasoned with old bay and a side of old bay with vinegar.

Abigail Abigail

Abigail

Lead Surgical Coordinator

Hometown: Ballston Spa, NY.

The first job I ever had: A pizza shop, making subs and chicken wings.

Why did you decide on a Dental Field? I have always loved to get my teeth cleaned.

Hobbies and Interests: Going to the gym, taking my Golden on walks.

What is something people don’t know about you? I was a competitive Dancer growing up.

What is your favorite food? Mexican food, Tacos, always extra guac! : )

Amanda Amanda

Amanda

Scheduling Coordinator

Hometown: Mechanicville, NY.

The first job I ever had: McDonalds.

Why did you decide on a Dental Field? I have had so many issues with my teeth and I want to help people who have similar issues to make it into a positive experience.

Hobbies and Interests: Fishing, going to the beach, going on walks with my dog.

What is something people don’t know about you? I am a Certified Personal Care Aide.

What is your favorite food? Crab legs.

Deidra Deidra

Deidra

Scheduling Coordinator

Hometown: Pattersonville, NY.

The first job I ever had: Dunkin’ Donuts.

Why did you decide on a Dental Field? I wanted a change, wanted to learn something new!

Hobbies and Interests: Learning, Studying : )

What is something people don’t know about you? I took American Sign Language in College.

What is your favorite food? My Nana’s beef stroganoff : )

Chelsea Chelsea

Chelsea

Receptionist

Hometown: Milton, Florida

The first job I ever had: A local bakery, decorating cakes.

Why did you decide on a Dental Field? I really enjoy helping others and smiling.

Hobbies and Interests: Streaming video games, pottery, anything art, playing with my two dogs, roller skating, coffee, going to flower gardens, playing and learning music.

What is something people don’t know about you? I lived in Japan for 3 years, I play horror games on stream, and I am obsessed with Snoopy and pompompurin.

What is your favorite food? Yakitori – any Japanese food or Cali style burritos.

Madison Madison

Madison

Scheduling Coordinator

Hometown: Shyshan, NY

The first job I ever had: Mowing with my grandfather.

Why did you decide on a Dental Field? I love the impact a smile makes on someone’s day and I want to be a part of that.

Hobbies and Interests: I love going on walks with my dog, Blue, going to the beach, and shopping!

What is something people don’t know about you? I am 1 of 9 kids! I have 4 sisters and 4 brothers. I am right in the middle.

What is your favorite food? Chicken tenders and French fries! (I always order it when I go out to eat!)

Angelina Angelina

Angelina

Dental Hygienist

Hometown: Buffalo NY.

The first job I ever had: Barista.

Why did you decide on a dental field: I like to keep things clean and organized and the hygiene field is all about keeping people’s mouths nice and clean. I also love people and it is great because I see a lot of people every day!

Hobbies and Interests: Volleyball, sewing, organizing, biking, hiking, and eating chicken wings.

What is something people do not know about you: I used to tailor all my clothes growing up because nothing would ever fit.

What is your favorite food: Chicken wings.

Kasey Kasey

Kasey

Dental Hygienist

Hometown: Watervliet NY.

The first job I ever had: Victoria Secrets.

Why did you decide on a dental field: I have always had an interest in oral health, I grew a love for it during dental hygiene school after learning about the little details that make my job so important.

Hobbies and Interests: Going to the gym, being a mom and having girl dinners with tacos and margs!

What is something people do not know about you: I played soccer and basketball my whole life until college
I am 1 of 4 girls, my oldest sister was put up for adoption and I did not meet her until 8th grade and never knew she existed!

What is your favorite food: Tacos!