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Dental Implants Huntington and Rocky Point

Nick Augenbaum

DDS, FICOI, AFAAID
Dr. Nick is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He attended Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, followed by a one year general practice residency at New York Hospital of Queens and an additional two-year advanced surgical and prosthodontics program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.

Elliot Koschitzki

DDS, DABOI
Dr. Elliot Koschitzki is a Board Certified Oral Implantologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Elliot attended the New York University College of Dentistry. After graduation, he completed a three-year advanced surgical and implant prosthodontics program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and became the Chief Resident of the General Practice Residency Program.

Amy Rigel

Office Manager

Amy joined our South Huntington office after 15 years of retail management. With her operation management skills and her customer service expertise, she is a perfect fit for the dental industry. Since she started in the dental field she has been a quick learner and is quite knowledgeable on dental terminology and insurance. She loves connecting with the patients and making sure all their needs are taken care of for a great experience.

Ellen Karpinski

RDH
Ellen Karpinski is our wonderful dental hygienist. Ellen has been working in our office for 17 years. She is a master of painless gum treatment. Ellen goes out of her way to make your experience wonderful. Ellen prides herself in continued education and advancement in dentistry. Her priority is caring for every patient and bringing them to total health. A visit with Ellen is fun and easy!

Danielle Jacarusso

RDH

Danielle is a graduate of S.U.N.Y. Farmingdale Dental Hygiene program with over 20 years of experience practicing as a Dental Hygienist. Danielle is known for her gentle yet thorough approach to dental hygiene care, while maintaining the highest standards of professional ethics.

Merin DeMarco

Scheduling Coordinator
Merin has worked in the administrative end of the dental field for over 20 years. Her experience and friendly personality ensures your first point of contact with our office is always a pleasant one. She looks forward to connecting with patients and making sure each visit is a great experience.

Tiolca Jara

Lab & Inventory Manager

Tiolca has been in dentistry for 10 years.  She is certified dental assistant and continues to develop her education in dentistry. Tiolca truly enjoys dentistry and providing exceptional care to her patients.  She strives to be honest, caring and passionate about her job.  Tiolca takes the time to explain and answer patients questions and has an amazing chairside manner. Tiolca is also bilingual! She is able to translate to our Spanish speaking patients. As Tiolca says: “my number one priority is making patents feel comfortable and aware of what is going on”

Arielle Spinella

Dental Assistant

Arielle has been in dentistry for five years.  She attended a dental assisting course accredited by the American Dental Association commission on Dental Accreditation leading to the Florida Expanded Functions Duties Certificate.  She believes that knowledge, skill, empathy and understanding are all fundamental parts of dental care.  She loves working in Dentistry and says that nothing is more rewarding than being a part of changing someone’s life.

Stephanie Lopez

Dental Assistant

Stephanie started her BOCES program for Dental Assisting in 2018 during her senior year of high school and graduated 2019.  She had an internship in the prosthetic field for 6 months.  She also worked in orthodontics for 3 years.  The smile is what pleases the eye and is the first thing someone notices when they see you.  The reason why she chose dentistry is because she knows what it feels like to be insecure about your smile. She had braces for 2 years and the office that worked on her made a huge impact on her self-esteem and changed her life. She wanted to be able to be part of a team that could encourage oral health and boost self-esteem.  There is nothing more rewarding than improving someone’s insecurity so they can conquer the world and their new smile.

Alyssa Weingarten

Scheduling Coordinator

Before entering the dental field, Alyssa was in retail and part time Nanny.  She was offered a part time opportunity to work in a medical office and discovered how with much she loved connecting with and helping patients.  After being in the medical field she moved to NC where she worked for call center scheduling for dental offices all over the US and Canada.  When she came back to NY, she wanted to continue working in the dental field in scheduling because of how passionate she is for helping patients.

Aana Alva

Treatment Coordinator

Aana has been a dental administrator professional for over 5 years.  She is Certified Dental Billing Specialist and possesses a vast knowledge of dental insurance.  She treats every patient the way she would treat her own family by prioritizing their dental needs.  Aana prides herself on making patients feel cared for, comfortable and well-informed.

Diana Cerron

Dental Assistant

Diana has been working as a dental assistant for over 19 years. She has worked in many different areas of the dental field including orthodontic, endodontic, general dentistry as well as oral surgery. She enjoys treating our patients, making sure they are comfortable, and watching them leave our office with a confident smile. Diana is also bilingual and can translate to our Spanish speaking patients. Diana loves working in the dental field. When she’s not in the office you can find her cheering on her son at his soccer games or out shopping with her daughter. 

Dr. David Pfeffer

Dentist Anesthesiologist

Dr. Pfeffer is the founder of Mobile Dental Anesthesiology with experience providing anesthesia services in the setting of a private dental office for all types of procedures. He is devoted to his patients and can be perfectly described as a kind, caring man that is easy to connect with. His personable skills allow him to find common ground with all of his patients and work well with clients with special needs, especially kids. 

Jason L. Joseph, DMD

Dentist Anesthesiologist

Dr. Jason L. Joseph is a residency-trained, experienced, qualified, and board certified dental anesthesiologist. He attended Boston University’s Henry Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated with honors and received an award by his professors for “Excellence in Patient Management.” After graduating Boston University he was accepted into a General Practice Residency Medical Track and Dental Anesthesiology Residency at Stony Brook University Medical Center, the only residency of its kind in the nation.

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