Meet Our Team
At Passes Dental Care, 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.
We're proud to have a staff who is trained and highly skilled, with years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of oral health care. Our entire Great Neck, NY dental team strives 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, call us today to schedule your appointment!
Tanasia - Patient Care Coordinator
Tanasia is the Patient Care Coordinator at Passes Dental Care and boy are we lucky to have her! Her kind, compassionate and understanding nature is perfect for when patients call the office. When Tanasia is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with friends and family by creating new memories. Every day she is at Passes Dental Care she expresses her joy and excitement when patients react to their new, healthy smiles!
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.
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!
Marlyn – Dental Assistant
Marlyn is one of our sweet, loving, and caring Dental Assistants. She has been in the dental field as a dental assistant for over 18 years. Outside of work, Marlyn enjoys time with friends and family. She loves to dance, swim, watch movies and ride bikes. One of her goals that she is extremely passionate about is to be able travel and experience more life, as well as different cultures.
Theresa – Dental Assistant
Theresa is one of our most compassionate and warm dental assistants at Passes Dental Care. Outside of working within the office, she is also a wife and mother to two beautiful girls. Theresa is also passionate about cooking and dogs! Before Theresa became a dental assistant, she worked in the retail industry for 16 years.
Marji – Director of Finance
Marji is the fuel that makes our office run smoothly. She administers all the “behind-the-scenes” financial matters, as well as keeping the office beautifully decorated for every season as our Master Decorator. She is also Dr. Passes’ beautiful, smart, and talented wife and the mother of their two sons. While she is not in the office, Marji enjoys cooking, traveling, and taking time to relax from the fast-paced environment.
Tiffany – Marketing
Tiffany works within our Marketing division at Passes Dental Care. Previously, she was our Patient Care Coordinator, but after welcoming her second child, Jayce, she continues to bring her creativity to the office through marketing. Tiffany graduated from Nassau Community College with Cum Laude Honors, received her Bachelor’s of Arts in History at Hofstra University, and her Master’s of Science in Social Studies Education at Hofstra University. When not in the office, Tiffany is a high school social studies teacher and enjoys spending time with her husband and two wonderful boys.