Maureen - Patient Care Coordinator
Maureen started her career in dentistry in 1973 in private practice as a chairside dental assistant in Queens. After receiving her dental assisting certification, her scope of practice broadened to include a hospital setting at St. Mary's Hospital in Brooklyn and Booth Memorial Medical Center in Queens. Maureen's competence extends to many disciplines in dentistry: Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Oral Surgery with operating room experience.Maureen later relocated to Suffolk County and returned to the private practice setting, and currently lives in Smithtown with her husband and two daughters.
Maureen has been working with Dr. Giordano since 1990, and by attending numerous continuing education courses over the years has kept up witht the many advances in dentistry. Her enthusiasm for all aspects of quality dentistry is contagious, and she is qualified to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Today, as Patient Care Coordinator, she assists patients in planning, scheduling, and financing their comprehensive oral health care. An asset to the practice, Maureen is here to help you!
Sixta - Insurance Coordinator
Sixta was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to NY in 2000. She is currently attending Suffolk Community College majoring in Business, where she is a member of the Alpha Beta Gamma of the International Business Honor Society. She has a background in marketing, sales, and banking and has been in the dental field for the past 3 years. Passionate about helping patients, working at Dr. Giordano’s office is a natural fit. She strives to make a difference in people's lives.
As a dental insurance coordinator, Sixta is committed to her duties as well as providing exceptional patient care. Helping patients is her priority.
On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family and going to the gym. In 2015, she obtained a certificate from Hofstra University as a personal trainer and she strives to empower women to take control over their health through a healthy lifestyle.
Darlene - Hygienist
Darlene graduated from the State University of New York at Farmingdale with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 1982. She has kept her knowledge of health issues and dentistry current by taking continuing education courses, and is certified in CPR.
Darlene has had to opportunity to work in various specialty offices including Orthodontics and Periodontics, and prides herself in thorough and compassionate patient care. Also very dedicated to her family, Darlene lives in Smithtown with her husband and three children. Darlene has had the pleasure of working with Dr. Giordano for the past 25 years and you can be assured that she will take excellent care of you!
Sylvia - Hygienist
Sylvia Baes has been working with Dr. Giordano for three years. Before moving to Long Island with her husband and two children, Sylvia was a licensed and practicing dentist in the Philippines. With more than 20 years of experience in the dental field, she earned her degree in dental hygiene from Farmingdale State College with academic and clinical excellence. Sylvia enjoys dental hygiene and prides herself in being gentle, yet thorough. Her hard work and passion ensure that the patient receives the optimal level of care. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies and volunteering. Her commitment and dedication to help others is evident in her involvement in a myriad of volunteer organizations like The INN Foundation and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.
Maria – Dental Assistant
Maria is a very welcome addition to the practice since October 2015! She is a graduate of the Dental Assistant program at Stony Brook and has been employed at Dental Implant of Long Island and has temped at several general practice offices since 2006.
Maria is an outdoor person and especially enjoys swimming, kayaking, and bike riding. She loves to work out and usually hits the gym about 4 times a week. Summer is her favorite season. Maria also spends a lot of her free time enjoying friends. In the past, she has volunteered at the Infant Jesus Church in Port Jefferson. Maria is very anxious to serve our patients by doing what she loves!
Suzanne - Dental Assistant
Suzanne began her career as a dental assistant after graduating from high school. She had worked for several dentists before she met Dr. Giordano in 2006 and has been with the practice ever since, taking some leave time to care for each of her 3 young children. Suzanne is back part time while her youngest is still at home! Suzanne has many interests. She loves animals, nature, hiking and just about anything else outdoors. She is an avid nature photographer. We welcome Suzanne, with her extremely competent skill and great sense of humor, back to the practice!
Theresa - Dental Assistant
Theresa has joined the Staff at Dr. Giordano in October 2015. She holds a certificate as a Dental Assistant from Boces and has been working in the field for the past three years. She is also a recent graduate from Farmingdale State College with a Bachelors in Business, but has come to realize that her passion is working in a dental office and is considering going back to school to become a Hygienist.
Theresa has lived in Hicksville for her entire life and loves spending time with family, especially her year old nephew. When not at work, she likes to spend time at the beach and out at the vineyards. Theresa loves to interact with patients and to help them feel comfortable. We welcome her to the practice!
Teresa - Dental Assistant
This is Teresa a new dental assistant at our practice. She began her career as a pediatric dental assistant right out of high school and did this for 3 years. She absolutely loves kids and enjoys bringing knowledge and smiles to everyone she meets. She eventually ventured off into general dentistry for a new and exciting challenge. She enjoys bringing ease and care to each patient she meets.
On her days off Teresa enjoys taking her dog, Coco, on long walks and on the trails. She enjoys riding her bike and staying active by attending walks and playing in sports leagues. She fits in yoga anytime she can for some relaxation.
Arielle - Dental Assistant
Arielle is very excited to join the team at Dr. Giordano’s office. Her initial degree was from the University of Hartford in Business Administration, and she has experience in banking and hospitality. However, she decided to pursue a career that is more rewarding as she loves working with people, and recently graduated from the Dental Assistant Program at Stony Brook University. Arielle also enjoys her work with the developmentally disabled at LISH.
In her free time, she loves spending time with her three large dogs, hanging out by the pool, going to the gym, and traveling. Arielle also loves spending time with her family and friends. She recently returned to her hometown of Setauket after spending several years living in New York City, and is enjoying the peacefulness of the suburbs.
Lara - Dental Assistant
Lara started at Dr. Giordano’s way back in her high school days. Her first job at the age of 14 was working upfront and learning how the office runs.
Lara worked at Dr. Giordano’s for 6 years while studying to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
A few years after graduating FIT, Lara moved overseas to Istanbul where she lived for 4.5 years. She moved back to New York in 2017 and started her own creative design company, Raw Guild Studios in 2018.
In mid-July 2019, Lara came back part-time to join Dr. Giordano’s team because she loves the creative aspect behind dentistry, and of course missed us all very much!
Mary - Personnel and Media Manager
Mary has just retired from a long career in education. She was a teacher, administrator and school social worker. She holds master’s degrees in biology and social work from Villanova and Fordham Universities respectively.
Mary has joined our practice as the Personnel and Media Manager, where her administrative and people skills will be a definite asset. From time to time you may meet her as she covers the front desk! Mary lives in the Bronx and in her leisure time, loves to travel!
We Are A Paperless Office!
Our office utilizes a computer system to organize your appointment information, health and dental records, etc. instead of paper forms.
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