Our Team


Our staff is especially interested in making all of our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. We strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient.

Our staff is well trained and highly skilled, and we have years of experience in treating patients with the highest continuing level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances by regularly attending education courses and seminars.

To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!


Cara

Cara Registered Dental Hygienist

Cara is a highly experienced dental hygienist. She individualizes treatment to accommodate your needs. It is very important to her that you understand what is happening with your oral care, educating the patient is top priority. Cara is extra gentle and very patient; she listens to you and makes your visits comfortable and relaxing.


Patty

Patty Registered Dental Hygienist

Patty is our highly skilled Dental hygienist, who’s been in clinical practice for over 10 years. A graduate of New York University College of Dentistry with a bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Patty also has an associate fellowship in laser assisted dentistry. In her spare time, she loves dancing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


LaVanda

LaVanda Dental Assistant

LaVanda is our compassionate, hand-holding, nurturing dental assistant who truly demonstrates care about each and every patient. LaVanda is well aware that some patients have a fear of dentistry and its surrounding atmosphere, and that is why we are proud to say that LaVanda goes that “extra mile” to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed!


Sade

Sade Dental Assistant

Our passionate, friendly and very engaged dental assistant, Sade, started by volunteering when she was a teenager at a dental office in Queens. Going into her twenties, Sade became more involved with dentistry and decided to go into the dental field. She received her Dental Assistant Certification from York College and continues to pursue her education at Farmingdale College in order to achieve her goal of becoming a Dental Hygienist. Sade started with us as a part-time dental assistant in August 2013 and became full-time in August 2014 due to her progression in learning new skills and mastering them within the office. Sade’s interactions with our patients are professional, warm, and usually family oriented when she discusses her adorable young son!


Jasmine

Jasmine Dental Assistant

Jasmine has been working at Passes Dental Care for about seven months now. She started as Dr. Passes’ intern in his renowned internship program, and then joined the team after she finished her hours. Jasmine graduated from St. John’s University in May of 2016, where she graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor’s in Science in Chemistry. Jasmine became interested in dentistry in her junior year of college, when she participated in a program entitled the Private Practice Experience with her dentist. Since then, she is actively studying for the DAT’s and learning new things on a daily basis at Passes Dental Care. Jasmine is applying to dental school for the ‘18/’19 cycle and will be spending her time working in the office until then.


Meena

Meena Financial Care Coordinator

For more than a decade, Meena functioned as a clinical assistant in our dental operatories and is now our Financial Care Coordinator. With a sound fundamental background in patient finances as well as a history in clinical patient dental care, Meena is exceptionally capable in understanding out patients’ needs and creating various ways to afford their much needed treatment. As a mother of two sweet children and a wife, she has the compassion and kindness to exhibit listening, caring and explaining to each and every patient. Meena’s attention to detail ensures your quality of care is never compromised.


Bibi

Bibi Insurance Care Coordinator

Bibi is our Insurance Care Coordinator. Our patients appreciate her ability to provide them with their insurance benefit breakdown enabling a better understanding of the costs of their dental treatment. She always takes her time explaining these benefits, taking the mystery out of Dental Insurance. She enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughter, who just happens to be her “clone ”and spending time with her family.


Tiffany

Tiffany Patient Care Coordinator

Tiffany is our face of the office. She embodies the only word that is rarely used in dentistry; hospitality. A perennial welcoming smile and upbeat can-do attitude has made her the perfect fit as the person to answer our phone while directing your concerns to the right channel. Her nurturing warm response offers your needs the understanding it demands. When not in the office, Tiffany takes care of her wonderful son, Troy. Tiffany graduated from Nassau Community College with Cum Laude Honors and is continuing her education at Hofstra University.


Marji

Marji Director of Finance and Marketing

Marji is the fuel that makes our office run smoothly. She administers all of the “behind-the-scenes” financial matters. She is also Dr. Passes’ beautiful and talented wife and the mother of their two sons.

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