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

Dr. Brian Raskin is the founder of Advanced DDS, and has been practicing and innovating in the field since 1984.He earned his BS at Adelphi University, and his Dental Degree New York University's College of Dentistry. His post-graduate residencies at both Booth Memorial Medical Centerin Queens and Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx allowed Dr. Raskin to further develop his approach to dentistry. Over the years, Dr. Raskin has invested heavily in integrating new technology for his practice to ensure patients receive top-of-the-line treatments using cutting-edge methods. Dr. Raskin specializes in cosmetic, periodontal, surgical, implant, and general dental care.

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Diplomat and Fellow - International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Fellow - Misch Implant Institute
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Academy of Computerized Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Nassau County Dental Society
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General Dentist

Dr. Pat D’Orlando

Dr. Pat D'Orlando has over 15 years experience practicing General Dentistry, and is well-versed in IV Sedation Dentistry and the expert placement of Dental Implants. "Dr. D," as his patients affectionately call him, received his BS at Long Island University's CW Post, and graduated from Stony Brook University's School of Dental Medicine. After graduating, Dr. D completed his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, NY, where he fine-tuned his methods to provide patients with a comfortable, anxiety-free experience while in the dental chair. Dr. D specializes in General Dentistry and Implant placement.

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Fellow - Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Associate Fellow - American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Nassau County Dental Society
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General Dentist

Dr. Michelle Policastro

Dr. Michelle Policastro, a lifelong Long Islander, has been in private dental practice for over a decade. After graduating from Stony Brook University's School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Policastro completed her residency at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY. Dr. Policastro is always keeping up on the latest treatment methodologies thanks to a rigorous commitment to continuing education, and focuses on the provision of top-quality dental care.

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Association of Women Dentists
  • American Dental Association
  • New York State Dental Association
  • Nassau County Dental Society
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General Dentist

Dr. Dilmarys Peña

Dr. Dilmarys Peña earned her BS at SUNY Binghamton, and studied dentistry at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. She specializes all forms of General Dentistry, as well as in easing the fears of patients who experience anxiety while sitting in the dentist's chair,

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Delta Sigma Delta
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Dental Anesthesiologist

Dr. Jose Rivero

Dr. Jose Rivero, born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, is a Board Certified Dentist Anesthesiologist. Dr. Rivero earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in Venezuela, and practiced for several years. After coming to the U.S., Dr. Rivero studied at the University of Connecticut, where he completed two years of postdoctoral training. He later accepted a position in the Dental Anesthesiology program at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, as well as an internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Rivero became Board Certified by the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He keeps an active private practice providing ambulatory anesthesia and is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he holds a teaching position. He is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS).

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
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Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Sybil Padavathil

Dr. Sybil Padavathil completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida and immediately moved to the Northeast to start her dental education. She graduated from Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and relocated to New York to begin her general dentistry career. After completing her residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY Dr. Sybil decided that her passion was working with children. She then completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. She believes assessing each child's dental treatment based on their specific needs and making their dental experience as easy and fun as possible. Dr. Sybil is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Association of Pediatric Dentists
  • American Dental Association
  • Second District Dental Association
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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

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

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Brianna

EDUCATION: Senior at CUNY York College, Pre-Dental

EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years of dental assisting

HOBBIES: I love to swim and travel. My favorite subject is mathematics

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

HOBBIES: Dancing, cooking gourmet meals, and yoga

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

Our Financial Team

Geoffrey

GEOFFREY

ACCOUNTS DIRECTOR

EDUCATION: LIU Post, Political Science

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