advanced dds 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 Dentist Team

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General Dentist

Dr. Brian Raskin

EXPERIENCE:

  • Over 35 years of General Dentistry experience
  • Over 10 years of IV Sedation Dentistry experience
  • Over 10 years  of Dental Implant experience
  • Certified TeethXpress Provider (all on 4 dental implant)
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General Dentist

Dr. Pat D’Orlando

EXPERIENCE:

  • Over 15 years of General Dentistry experience
  • Over 10 years of IV Sedation Dentistry experience
  • Over 5 years of Dental Implant experience
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General Dentist

Dr. Michelle Policastro

EXPERIENCE:

  • Over 10 years of General Dentistry experience
  • Advanced training in CEREC digital dentistry
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General Dentist

Dr. Dilmarys Peña

EXPERIENCE:

  • Over 5 years of General Dentistry experience
  • Extensive experience treating patients with dental fear and anxiety
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Dental Anesthesiologist

Dr. Jose Rivero

EXPERIENCE:

  • Residency, Advanced Education in General Dentistry. University of Connecticut (2012-2014)
  • Internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center (2014-2015)
  • Residency, Dental Anesthesiology. Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Jacobi Medical Center (2015-2018). Chief Resident from July 2016 – December 2017
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Pediatric (Kids) Dentist

Dr. Sybil Padavathil

EXPERIENCE:

  • Kid Specialist
  • Over 4 years of Pediatric Dentistry experience
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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Nicole Teehan

EXPERIENCE:

  • Board Eligible
  • 8 years of Oral Maxillofacial experience
  • Specializes in dentoalveolar surgery, dental anesthesia and trauma

Our Hygienist Team

Roxanna

ROXANNA

LEAD DENTAL HYGIENIST

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

Wendy

WENDY

DENTAL HYGIENIST

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)

Michelle

MICHELLE

DENTAL HYGIENIST

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

Erin

ERIN

DENTAL HYGIENIST

EDUCATION: SUNY Farmingdale (2015)

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

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DIRIEN

DENTAL HYGIENIST

EDUCATION: New York City College of Technology (2019)

ACHIEVEMENTS: Hortense Jaffe "Sunshine" Award; Student American Dental Hygiene Association (SAHDA) - Vice President

HOBBIES: spending time with her family, shopping and gardening

Our Dental Assistant Team

Flor

FLOR

LEAD DENTAL ASSISTANT

EDUCATION: Nassau BOCES Dental School

EXPERIENCE: 16 years of experience in the dental field

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

Moe

MOE

DENTAL ASSISTANT

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

EXPERIENCE:  19+ years of dental field experience

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

Miriam

MIRIAM

DENTAL ASSISTANT

EDUCATION: 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

Anjelika

Anjelika

DENTAL ASSISTANT

EDUCATION:Metropolitan Learning Institute for Medical Billing and Medical Assisting

EXPERIENCE: 5 years of dental field experience

Sue

SUE

DENTAL ASSISTANT

EDUCATION: Nassau Community College

EXPERIENCE: over 7 years of dental assistant experience

HOBBIES: spending time with family and friends, taking her cats out for walks, playing video games, putting puzzles together, reading and exercise

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Cristal

DENTAL ASSISTANT

EXPERIENCE: 4 years as a dental assistant

HOBBIES: spending time with her daughter, cooking, and listening to music

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Gabriella

DENTAL ASSISTANT

EDUCATION:

Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University, Specialty in Prosthodontics (Lima, Peru, 2011)

San Martin De Porres University, Doctor of Dental Surgery (Lima, Peru, 2006)

EXPERIENCE:  Prosthodontist for 2+ years, Dental assisting for 4+ years

HOBBIES: Zumba, listening to music, bike riding

Our Front Desk Team

Elisa

ELISA

OFFICE MANAGER

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

HOBBIES: sailing, traveling, reading, and watching movies

Melissa

MELISSA

Receptionist

EDUCATION: 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

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ODALYS

Receptionist

EDUCATION: CNA , PCT license

EXPERIENCE: 20+ years of customer service experience and 6 years of nursing assistant experience

Yancy

Yancy

Receptionist

EXPERIENCE: 9 years in customer service, 4 years in dental front desk

HOBBIES: Party decorating, trying new foods, going on walks with her son

Jessica

JESSICA

FRONT DESK TEAM LEADER

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

HOBBIES: cooking and movie trivia

Lori

Lori

Receptionist

EDUCATION: Penn Foster College (Certificate in Medical Billing), York College (Associate's Degree)

EXPERIENCE: 15 years in dental billing

HOBBIES: Gym, reading, hiking and trying out new restaurants

Diana

Diana

Receptionist

EXPERIENCE: Special needs education, 1 year

HOBBIES: Trying new foods, eating healthy and spending time with daughters

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Jaylene

Receptionist

EDUCATION: Associate's Degree

EXPERIENCE: 5 years in customer service

HOBBIES: Taking my dogs for walks and to the park, baby sitting, spending time with family

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Iman

Receptionist

EDUCATION: Howard University, Bachelor's Degree in Communications & Law, Member of the AKA Sorority

EXPERIENCE: 4 years in customer service, 1 year as a dental assistant, 2 years in marketing

HOBBIES: Swimming, painting/sketching, skateboarding, and museum hopping

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Lindsay

Hygiene Coordinator

EDUCATION: Stony Brook University (Bachelors Degree) in Health Science

EXPERIENCE: 5 years in customer service, 4 years in the medical field

HOBBIES: Yoga, swimming, playing the banjo

Our Financial Team

Geoffrey

GEOFFREY

ACCOUNTS DIRECTOR

EDUCATION: LIU Post, Political Science

EXPERIENCE:Fortune 500 Finance & Employee Benefits, 12 years of dental experience

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Providencia

Financial Coordinator

Our Marketing Team

Erin

ERIN

MARKETING DIRECTOR

EDUCATION: BA in Communications & minor in Psychology at SUNY Albany (2017)

HOBBIES: Yoga, traveling, spending time with my family