Over the years Dr. Utterback has invested weeks in the interview process to find exceptional team members for the office staff. Despite the long process it has been a very worthwhile one because in the end there was only one goal; creating a positive experience for her patients, from the initial phone call to the final follow-up. She was looking for compassionate staffers who comprehended what a visit to the dentist meant to most people. She wanted front desk staff who were friendly and helpful; and dental assistants and hygienists who were knowledgeable, gentle and passionate about dentistry. Together this team of health care providers pledges to treat everyone with professionalism, friendliness and respect and patients can be assured that there oral health care experience will be second to none.
Office administrator - Leticia
Ever smiling and welcoming, Leticia is usually the first person to greet you as you enter through our practice doors. She stands ready to assist you in coordinating care, scheduling appointments and maximizing your dental benefits. Her top priority is to deliver excellent customer service and to make your appointment a pleasant one. Leticia has been in the dental field since 2002 and lived in Washington state prior to moving to New York. In her free time she enjoys camping and fishing with her husband and young son.
Dental Hygienist - Rita
Rita is a graduate of Orange County Community College with an Assoc. Degree. She has been practicing 20 plus years and still has the same passion that she had since she started her career. Rita provides the highest quality of patient care and keeps current with her continuing education, helping patients achieve the highest level of oral health. She has a way of about her that will make you feel at ease and make every visit a positive experience. In her free time she enjoys traveling, skiing, and working out.
Dental Hygienist - Rebecca
Rebecca is our newest addition to the team and has been enthusiastically received by patients.Her career as a Dental Hygienist started in the state of Michigan where she was born and raised and still loves to visit. Current on all the latest in dental hygiene science, expect only positive encouragement as Rebecca wants you to enjoy the best dental health possible. When not brightening the smiles of our patients, Rebecca enjoys doing volunteer work and being active outdoors with her family and friends.
Dental Hygienist - Debbie
Debbie is a recent addition to our office and a graduate of Orange County Community College. She previously worked for the office of Dr. Peter Koch until his recent retirement. Debbie feels great satisfaction helping patients achieve excellent dental health. She strives to provide optimal dental hygiene care and customize treatment based on their individual needs. In her free time Debbie runs 5K races throughout the year with her husband. She also enjoys visiting her children in Boston and Vermont.
Dental Assistant - Jackie
Jackie, a native of Croton, NY is our devoted and efficient dental assistant with over 25 years experience in the field and nine years in our office. She received her x-ray certification from Tufts University and is cross trained so she can also assist patients outside the operatory as well. When home, Jackie enjoys cooking, reading, attending concerts with her husband and spending time with her wonderful extended family.
Dental Assistant - Shelly
Another welcoming face at our office, Shelly began her career by becoming a Certified Dental Assistant 13 years ago after her sister, also a dental assistant, introduced her to the field. It was a perfect fit and she has enjoyed working in both private office and hospital settings assisting patients achieve beautiful smiles. A new resident of Washingtonville, NY she loves spending time with her family outdoors.