Samantha N, Samantha, Lina, Filomena, Ivana, Wendy, Diane and Michelle
Diane is part of our dental clinical team and serves as its main assistant. Diane says, “My favorite part of my chosen career is seeing patients’ self esteem and confidence improve as we create their beautiful designer smiles.” When Diane had her own orthodontic treatment, she knew she wanted to help others feel as good as she did with her new smile. Diane is always active and when she’s not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, friends and her dog, Bentley.
Filomena is one of our dental team leaders and helps the NYC team coordinate and synchronize the office, patient and team schedules. She is a graduate of Briarcliffe College with a degree in business administration. Filomena aids in overseeing the orthodontic and dental treatment plans. Filomena says, “I love working one on one with each patient and guiding them through the doctor’s treatment plan. I am here to make the process as seamless as possible because every patient has a different need and dental necessity.” Filomena enjoys traveling with her family and gets her exercise in with hot yoga and long walks with her dog, Niko.
Ivana is one of the friendly faces who welcomes you at our front desk. Ivana is a definite people person and enjoys all aspects of cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. While working at Dr.Jacquie Smiles she is finishing her college degree at Nassau Community College. Outside of work, Ivana enjoys listening to music, walking and playing with her dogs Rocky, Spotty and Koki and loves spending time with her family.
Lina is a great addition to our growing practice. She graduated from the Universidade de Maniazales in Columbia, as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2001. Then after 2 years of private practice she immigrated to USA and worked as a dental Assistant. Soon after, she enrolled at Briarcliff College in the Dental Program. She loves educating every patient of their dental hygiene and how to maintain a beautiful bright smile, she says “ a beautiful, clean smiles makes the world go around.”
When she is not working, she likes to bike ride with her son. She also likes to travel, read, and go to the beach on a nice day!
Michelle has been part of our Dr. Jacquie Smiles family for almost 10 years. Michelle is our financial coordinator and oversees the billing for our offices. Michelle says, “I am here to discuss and guide patients through our financial process for all of their orthodontic and cosmetic dental needs. At our office, we offer several different plans like 0% in-office financing and third party options, such as Care Credit. Because every patient has a different need, they can rely on me to help them have it make financial sense.” During her time off, when Michelle is not at the beach, boating or spending time with her husband, their 3 daughters and 2 dogs, then she’s coaching her oldest daughter’s cheerleading team.
Samantha has been part of our Dr Jacquie Smiles family as a former patient, intern and now team member. She joined us to help oversee and supervise all new and existing projects and is responsible for seeing them come to life. Samantha says, “I have almost completed my undergraduate studies at Holy Cross and working with the doctors and patients in our office is so positive that it just reinforces my desire to go to medical or dental school.” In Samantha’s free time, when she is not working or studying, she enjoys dancing and is on her college’s hip-hop team called Fusion.
Samantha is one of our dental assistants; mainly focusing on Zoom whitenings and assisting our general dentist in our Woodbury office. She is always willing to lend a helping hand and tell a funny story to make nervous patients more at ease. She says “Seeing patients smile and love their whitened teeth after their treatment is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job.” Sam knew since she was a little girl that she wanted to be part of the dental field because she always looked forward to going to the dentist and leaving with a prettier smile. In her free time Samantha loves to spend time with her family and bake. She looks forward to meeting you!
Wendy is part of our clinical team and has a positive infectious energy when it comes to educating patients about their dental health. She has over 9 years of experience in dentistry and gets excited about advancing in the latest dental technology. With a big smile, Wendy says, “My favorite part of our clinical team is that we are constantly ahead of the curve when it comes to any advanced or new technology within dentistry. I enjoy educating patients about their complete oral health care and the technology we use here makes it that much easier to show them how to do it.” On her spare time, Wendy enjoys summer outdoor activities and loves to cook for her family friends and especially us.