At Wappingers Falls Dental Arts, our team is full of highly educated and passionate professionals who love helping people smile. Whether you are visiting Dr. Shay Markovitch, one of our associate dentists, or one of our dental hygienists, our team will guide you throughout your appointment to make sure that everything runs smoothly. We invite you to get to know our team before visiting our dental practice in Wappingers Falls, New York. We want to help you feel as comfortable and at-home as possible!
Nicole – Registered Dental Hygienist
Nicole graduated from SUNY Orange in 2000, and she has been working as a registered dental hygienist since then. She loves working with such a great team of people that are like family, and who 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. Away from work, she enjoys traveling, kayaking, riding motorcycles, cooking, and skiing.
Karen – Registered Dental Hygienist
Karen has been working as a registered dental hygienist since she graduated from SUNY Orange in 2001, and has been a part of our team ever since. Karen loves interacting with our wonderful patients and our fantastic dental team. Karen has lived in the local Hudson Valley area her entire life and has five beautiful children. In her spare time, Karen enjoys hiking, watching movies, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.
Debbie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Debbie has lived in the Hudson Valley and worked in dental hygiene for over 30 years. She graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in 1985 and brings valuable experience to our dental office. She enjoys the daily interaction with her patients and looks forward to seeing her regular patients as well as meeting new ones. Debbie takes great satisfaction in knowing she has made a difference in her patient’s life and health. She truly enjoys coming to work as we have an amazing team here and that we all strive to provide the best services to our patients. Debbie continuously look for ways to expand her education so that she can pass that knowledge to her patients. She has two grown children and lives with her four dogs. In her spare time she enjoys walking with her dogs, outdoor activities, traveling and baking for friends and family.
Liz – Dental Practice Manager / Certified Dental Practice Management Administrator
Liz has been with the office since 2002 and couldn’t be happier being apart of this team. She has been a member of the AADOM (American Association of Dental Office Managers) since 2006 and received her CDPMA certification from DANB (Dental Assisting National Board) in 2007. Liz oversees the day to day operations of the practice, wearing many hats in her role as manager. However, she feels that its not only the way the entire team works together, but how we treat each other and our patients as family, that sets our practice apart from the rest. 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 the entire staff through the years. Liz is married, and she and her husband, Ian, have a beautiful daughter. Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, dancing, music, and movies.
Arlene – Insurance Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
As the insurance coordinator and administrative assistant, Arlene helps 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 our dentists, as well as with the rest of our dental team. She wouldn’t trade this career for any other! She especially enjoys building relationships with our patients and our team. Arlene and her husband, Tom, have two daughters and are animal lovers which is why their home is filled with three dogs, two cats, and one lizard. Her hobbies include reading, walking, traveling, music, and spending time with family and friends.
Sabrina – Certified Dental Assistant/Scheduling Coordinator
Sabrina has 19 years of experience as a dental assistant and received her CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) certification through DANB (Dental Assisting National Board) in January 2013. As our dental assistant/scheduling coordinator, she enjoys being able to help our patients in multiple aspects of their dental care; from assisting the dentists with patient treatment, to helping our patients find the most convenient and efficient scheduling availability. She focuses on listening to our patient’s needs and desires and helping them to achieve their dental goals. Sabrina is the sister of our hygienist, Karen, and she has a dog, a cat and a baby girl on the way. When she isn’t working, Sabrina enjoys cosmetology, music, movies and spending time with family and friends.
Jessica – Dental Assistant
Jessica brings over 18 years of experience and knowledge to our practice. She always strives to provide amazing service and patient care, and she loves how our team feels like a family and has welcomed her with open arms. Jessica is one of four children, and she enjoys spending time with her many nieces and nephews. She is also a spontaneous person who enjoys hiking, riding her motorcycle, and doing other adventurous activities.
Andrea – Dental Assistant
Andrea brings a unique skillset to our dental family. She hails from Colombia, where she studied dentistry, graduating as a dentist in 2016. Along with her knowledge of dentistry and speaking fluent Spanish. She brings with her a true passion for what she does, and she loves bringing smiles to our patients’ faces. She currently works as a dental assistant and consistently strives to give every patient the best possible service and attention. She delights in learning new things every day from our knowledgeable dentists. In her free time, she enjoys eating good food, traveling, and spending time with her Miniature Pinscher, who is the queen of the house.
Isabella – Dental Assistant / Front Desk
Isabella joined our team in July 2017. She received her dental assisting certificate from the Dental Auxiliary Training Center, and she loves being able to learn more about dentistry every day. Isabella enjoys seeing patients walk out of the office happy, and getting to assist our doctors in creating beautiful smiles. As a dental assistant, she works hard to ensure that patients are educated about their treatments so they can be confident and comfortable with entrusting our doctors and team with their care. Outside of the office, Isabella enjoys hiking, fishing, and making jewelry.