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!
Shanna - Dental Assistant
Reshanna, (who goes by Shanna in the office) began assisting Dr Giordano in April 2019 yet has been in the dental field for almost 8 years. While attending high school at Patchogue-Medford HS, Shanna sought a career that would ensure employability right out of high school. She applied for the Dental Assisting Program at the BOCES Technical Center and began the program during her senior year and completed her training a few days before her high school graduation. She began her career almost immediately at a group practice where she rotated assisting both general and specialty doctors. Shanna has since assisted in General, Oral Surgical, Endodontic, Perio and Pediatric dentistry.
Shanna absolutely loves working in the dental field, but she took a break in 2018 to follow her dream to become an actor. She became a cast member on the ABC television show “Castaways”. She travelled to an island in Indonesia to prove she could survive for 6 weeks! To see how she did catch “Castaways” season 1 on Hulu.
Returning from Indonesia, Shanna circled back to her first love, assisting in a dental office. She is very happy to be a member of Dr. Giordano’s staff, so much so that she plans to attend Farmingdale State College in the fall, where she will begin her journey, as well as continuing to work as a dental assistant for Dr Giordano, to become a Dental Hygienist.
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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