Top Rated Local® Dentist
Chelsea - Office Manager
I was born in Brooklyn and moved to Glens Falls, New York where I graduated in 2006. I have been working at Salvatore Dental for five years now and enjoy every single day. I started as a Receptionist and two years later landed the job of Office Manager. It is very rewarding to see patients come in in complete fear, but leave the office laughing and smiling, saying they can’t wait to be back. As Office Manager, I strive to run a highly efficient office. Watching the team prosper and grow along with the organization is a feeling of gratefulness I can’t put into words. Salvatore Dental is not just a job for me, it’s my second family and so are the patients that come to the office.
I got married in August of 2017. During my free time my husband Eric and I like to go snowmobiling, hiking and spending time with our two dogs Mocha, a Brazilian Mastiff, and Bella, an Italian Greyhound Mix. I am also a Zumba instructor and teach classes on Sundays.
Brittany - Financial Coordinator/HR
I currently live in Glens Falls with my husband, JP. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, yoga, running and shopping of course!
Prior to joining the Salvatore Dental team I spent 17 years in retail, 6 of those years as a General Manager. In my current role, as Financial Coordinator, I’m thrilled to be able to find financing options that best fit the patients needs, enabling them to complete their treatment plan and continue their journey to better oral health. Having such an important role in the treatment process is so fulfilling to me because I get to work directly with the patients and build relationships everyday.
Abbie - Lead Assistant / Implant Coordinator
I have always enjoyed going to the dentist and knew this was the career field for me. I joined the Salvatore Dental Team in February of 2016 and I have gained much more than I could have ever imagined. From General Dentistry procedures to Oral Surgery. Dental Implants and full mouth reconstructions are some of the most rewarding things I am able to help give patients. Watching someone see their new smile for the first time, and not just fixing things aesthetically but giving them more self confidence. Our patients have taught me how valuable my job can be. The best accessory you can have is your smile.
Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym and spending time with my Golden Retriever, Lilly. All while awaiting my boyfriends return home from his deployment with the U.S. Army.
Kathleen - Assistant
I joined the Salvatore Dental team in May of 2016. Since then I have not only gained a great amount knowledge but also a love of dentistry. My favorite cases are those where we can immediately see the impact we've had on a patients' life. I love that I get to be hands on in helping improve patients' health and over all well-being every day. The relationships I've built with not only my co-workers but also patients' have helped me grow into the dental assistant I am today. Working everyday side by side with Dr. Vera has honestly changed my life for the better as she inspires me every day to learn more, work hard and love what you do.
I recently got married in September of 2017 and bought a house in Alplaus, NY where my husband Jake and I are members of the Alplaus Fire Department. Growing up I was a competitive figure skater and I still teach skating from time to time. I love spending time at home with my cat Haley, fishing, and going to Disney world.
Amanda - Lead Hygienist
I joined the Salvatore Dental team in January of 2017. After two months I was offered a position as their Lead Dental Hygienist. I graduated in 2011 from the University of New England, with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. I have been a Dental Hygienist for seven years and to me it not just a job, it is my passion. As a Dental Hygienist I strive and enjoy educating and helping my patients understand the importance of maintaining healthy oral hygiene. Being a Dental Hygienist is truly rewarding. Knowing that I am helping someone improve their health and to see that patient leave smiling is quite frankly, PRICELESS.
I grew up in a small Northern New York town, located in the beautiful Adirondacks. My son and I enjoy spending our weekends back in my home town. We love doing outdoor activities with our friends and family.
Melissa - Hygienist
I am a lifelong resident of Rensselaer county. My career in dentistry began when as a senior in high school, my family dentist offered me the opportunity to become a dental assistant. A few years later, I was accepted into the dental hygiene program at Hudson Valley Community College. Upon graduation, I began my career as a licensed dental hygienist which I have enjoyed for better than 19 years now. I joined Salvatore Dental in June of 2016 where I enjoy being part of a positive, patient focused team. I have had many patients who fear dental procedures, thus, I make it a point to explain the procedures and do my best to put my patients at ease. My goal is to provide a pleasant experience while helping my patients improve their oral health. I believe, if my patients feel comfortable at the dentist they will be more likely to continue with good dental care. I get great satisfaction from seeing the "before and after" of procedures. It's great seeing my patients glow when they see their shiny, white, healthy smiles.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two children and our Bernese Mountain Dog. I like to exercise, hike, cook and bake. I enjoy family cruises to warm destinations, and recently found a new love for snorkeling.
Emma - Hygienist
One of the most rewarding experiences that I have participated in was my recent dental outreach volunteer trip to Baltimore, Maryland where I was able to spend a day providing dental hygiene services to underprivileged individuals. To me, there is no greater feeling than to help patients on their journey to a healthy smile.
I enjoy going to the gym, spending time with my fiancé, Michael and our German Shepherd puppy, Ned.