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 - 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 Hygienist - Dinene
Dinene brings to our office over 30 years of experience. She graduated from SUNY Orange and went on to complete her bachelors degree from Mount Saint Mary College with a degree with Biology and Chemistry. In addition, she has received her Dental Hygiene Anesthesia License which allows her to administer nitrous oxide and local anesthesia. She believes preventative care and patient education are key to maintaining optimal oral and systemic health.
In her spare time, Dinene loves attending concerts, photography, traveling, hiking, kayaking and the great outdoors with her family and friends. We are thrilled to have her with us.
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.
Dental assistant - Natalie
Natalie, our newest assistant and former resident of the beautiful island of Hawaii, definitely brings the aloha spirit to our office. Originally trained as a dental assistant out of high school she had continued to expand her knowledge in the dental field by working in different specialties and roles. When she’s not working Natalie finds joy in her volunteer work, being in nature and spending time with friends and family.