Dr. Grodin, Dr. Tucker, and our team are committed to excellence! We strive to provide high-quality, comprehensive dental care to each of our patients. We are dedicated to continuing our education in the dental field, and we are pleased to utilize the latest in advanced dental technology. We welcome you to contact us at SmileWorks Dental Associates to learn more and to schedule your consultation with our dentists in Wappingers Falls, New York. We look forward to serving you!
Meet the Doctors
Lawrence Grodin, DDS
Dr. Lawrence Grodin has been in private practice in Wappingers Falls since 1987. He received his dental degree from New York University School of Dentistry in 1983, graduating in the top quarter of his class. A member of the American Dental Association, the Ninth District Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Newburgh Dental Society, and the Dutchess County Dental Society, Dr. Grodin is committed to both furthering his education and staying current on the latest dental innovations and techniques. He is a certified provider of Lumineers®, Invisalign®, JUVÉDERM®, and BOTOX®.
Dr. Grodin has been providing patients with quality dental care in the Hudson Valley for over 25 years, and he has been voted a “Top Dentist of the Hudson Valley” by his peers every year since 2008. He especially enjoys cosmetic dentistry, soft tissue laser therapy, and using the latest rotary techniques in endodontics.
Dr. Grodin’s wife Joani has been by his side for over 30 years and they have four children together. In his spare time, Dr. Grodin enjoys boating, skiing, playing tennis, and reading.
Sid Tucker, DDS
Dr. Sid Tucker received his dental degree from the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1999. He then obtained a Certificate in Periodontology and a Master of Science degree from Columbia University in 2002. Dr. Tucker started working with Dr. Grodin’s dental practice in 2006, providing his expertise in periodontology and implant dentistry to the patients of SmileWorks. He is currently available to see patients once a month in Dr. Grodin’s office in Wappingers Falls.Dr. Tucker was accepted as a Nobel Biocare Dental Implant Fellow at Columbia University. As a fellow, Dr. Tucker was involved in the placement of implants for patients with very complex dental implant cases, and he was a Clinical Instructor in Columbia University’s Dental Implant Program.Dr. Tucker is a past president of the Rockland County Dental Society and he is currently the Rockland County representative for the Ninth District Dental Society. Dr. Tucker is also a member of many other dental organizations, such as the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, and the International Congress of Implant Dentistry. He is married to Dr. Geri-Lynn Waldman, a pediatric dentist in Middletown, New York, and they have two children. In his free time, Dr. Tucker enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Meet Our Team
When you visit SmileWorks Dental Associates, Dr. Grodin and Dr. Tucker will provide you with quality dental care in a comfortable atmosphere. Our dentists and team care about our patients and strive to help them attain radiant, attractive smiles. If you are interested in seeing how we can help you achieve the smile you envision, please feel free to read our biographies. Do not hesitate to contact us today if you would like to learn more about our quality dentistry in Wappingers Falls, New York.
Nicole Tempestilli – Registered Dental Hygienist
Nicole graduated from SUNY Orange in 2000, and has been working at our dental office as a registered dental hygienist since then. She loves working with such a great team of people that are like family and truly work together for the benefit of our patients. Nicole believes that one of the greatest strengths of our dental team is that we all have confidence in each other’s abilities and work ethics. She enjoys working at our practice because we stay up-to-date on the latest dental technology, which each of our team members implement within the scope of their profession, allowing for personal satisfaction and professional growth. Nicole strives to get to know each of our patients and to provide them with comprehensive, preventive dental care. Nicole is married to her husband, Bob, and they have three sons and a dog. Away from work, she enjoys traveling, kayaking, riding motorcycles, cooking, and skiing.
Karen Massaro – Registered Dental Hygienist
Karen has been working at SmileWorks Dental Associates for over 10 years! She graduated from SUNY Orange in 2001, and she joined our team that same year. Karen loves interacting with our wonderful patients and our fantastic dental team. Karen is married to John. They have five children, one granddaughter, and two dogs. In her spare time, Karen enjoys weight training, hiking, movies, music, and spending time with family and friends.
Debbie Singer – Registered Dental Hygienist
Debbie has lived in the Hudson Valley and worked in dental hygiene for over 20 years. She joined our Wappingers Falls practice in June 2011. She brings valuable experience to our dental office, and she enjoys the professional and social environment we strive to foster. Debbie has two children and five dogs. She loves horses and other animals and is an avid rider. Debbie also enjoys reading and traveling.
Liz Worthman – Ceritified Dental Practice Management Administrator/ Dental Practice Manager
Liz joined our practice in June 2002 as an insurance coordinator, and she became the dental practice manager in 2005. She received her CDPMA (Certified Dental Practice Management Administrator) certification from DANB (Dental Assisting National Board) in 2007. Liz has been a member of the AADOM (American Association of Dental Office Managers) since 2006, and she studied business administration at SUNY Ulster. She believes that our dental team is the best in the Hudson Valley, and she enjoys the relationships she has developed with our patients and entire staff through the years. Liz is married, and she and her husband Ian have one daughter. Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, dancing, music, and movies.
Arlene Perugini – Insurance Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Arlene joined our team at SmileWorks Dental Associates in October 2006. She works as the insurance coordinator and administrative assistant, helping our patients achieve their dental goals through offering extensive insurance evaluations and financing options to get them the most effective and viable dental care for their hard-earned dollars. Arlene finds it a pleasure to work with Dr. Grodin & Dr. Tucker, as well as with the rest of our dental team. She wouldn’t trade this career for any other! Arlene especially enjoys building relationships with our patients and our team. Arlene and her husband Tom have two daughters, two cats, and one lizard. Her hobbies include reading, walking, traveling, music, and spending time with family and friends.
Sabrina Mayr – Certified Dental Assistant/Scheduling Coordinator
Sabrina has been working at our dental office since March 2010. She received her CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) certification through DANB (Dental Assisting National Board) in January 2013. Sabrina enjoys being able to help our patients in multiple aspects of their dental care, from assisting the dentists with treatment to helping our patients find the most convenient and efficient scheduling availability. She focuses on listening to our patients’ needs and desires and helping them to achieve their dental goals. Sabrina is the sister of our hygienist, Karen, and she has one dog and one cat. When she isn’t working, Sabrina enjoys cosmetology, music, movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Briana Dini – Dental Assistant
Bri joined the SmileWorks Dental Associates team in September of 2013. She loves the health field and decided to join the dental field to help patients achieve beautiful individual smiles and maintain good overall oral health. Although new to the field, she exhibits great skill, devotion and eagerness to learn. She currently resides in Dutchess County with her beautiful chocolate lab. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, driving and enhancing her Jeep, movies, and new experiences.
Jessica Diaz—Dental Assistant
Jessica is one of our newest members and has brought over 18 years of experience and knowledge to our practice. She always strives to provide amazing service and patient care and loves how the team at SmileWorks Dental Associates feels like a family and has welcomed her with open arms. Jessica is one of four children and enjoys spending time with her many nieces and nephews. She is also a spontaneous person who enjoys hiking, riding her motorcycle, and other adventurous activities.