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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
Dr Blum

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Debra Blum

EXPERIENCE:

  • Board Certified American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery since March 1991
  • Over 30 years of Oral Maxillofacial experience
Dr Jose Rivera

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
Dr Sybil

Pediatric (Kids) Dentist

Dr. Sybil Padavathil

EXPERIENCE:

  • Kid Specialist
  • Over 4 years of Pediatric Dentistry experience

Our Hygienist Team

Roxanna

LEAD DENTAL HYGIENIST

ROXANNA

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

DENTAL HYGIENIST

WENDY

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

DENTAL HYGIENIST

MICHELLE

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

DENTAL HYGIENIST

ERIN

EDUCATION: SUNY Farmingdale (2015)

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

Our Dental Assistant Team

Flor

LEAD DENTAL ASSISTANT

FLOR

EDUCATION: Nassau BOCES Dental School

EXPERIENCE: 16 years of experience in the dental field

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

Moe

DENTAL ASSISTANT

MOE

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)

Edwina

DENTAL ASSISTANT

EDWINA

EXPERIENCE: over 6 years of dental experience

HOBBIES: singing, sports, church and serving the community

Miriam

DENTAL ASSISTANT

MIRIAM

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

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Anjelika

EDUCATION:Metropolitan Learning Institute for Medical Billing and Medical Assisting

EXPERIENCE: 5 years of dental field experience

Khalilah

DENTAL ASSISTANT

KHALILAH

EDUCATION: Dental Assistant School, 2 months

EXPERIENCE: 14 years of experience

Zaina

DENTAL ASSISTANT

zainab

EDUCATION: Associate's degree in Biology (Suffolk County Community College), Bachelor's degree in Bioscience (Farmingdale State University). Currently studying to become a dentist or a physician's assistant!

HONORS: Golden Key International Honours Society, STEM Scholarship

EXPERIENCE: 1 year as a dental assistant

Our Front Desk Team

Elisa

OFFICE MANAGER

ELISA

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

HOBBIES: sailing, traveling, reading, and watching movies

Melissa

FRONT DESK TEAM LEADER

MELISSA

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

Isabel

PATIENT COORDINATOR

ISABEL

EDUCATION: BA in Criminal Law

EXPERIENCE: 18+ years as a dental assistant, Retired NYPD Detective

jaylene

HYGIENE COORDINATOR

JAYLENE

EDUCATION: Associates Degree in Liberal Arts

EXPERIENCE: 5+ years customer service experience

Takiya

PATIENT COORDINATOR

TAKIYA

EDUCATION: High School Diploma

EXPERIENCE: 6+ years customer service experience

Our Financial Team

Geoffrey

ACCOUNTS DIRECTOR

GEOFFREY

EDUCATION: LIU Post, Political Science

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

Jessica

FINANCIAL COORDINATOR

JESSICA

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

HOBBIES: cooking and movie trivia

Our Marketing Team

Carman

MARKETING DIRECTOR

CARMAN

EDUCATION: BS in Business Administration & minor in Graphics Production at SUNY Geneseo (2012)

ORGANIZATIONS: Alpha Kappa Psi & American Marketing Association

HOBBIES: Weight-Training, Fitness, Eating, and her 105 lb Golden Retriever (Teddy)

Erin

MARKETING ASSISTANT

ERIN

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

HOBBIES: Yoga, traveling, spending time with my family

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