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!
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!
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.
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. When not in the office, Tiffany is pursuing her degree in Education and spending time with her husband and two wonderful boys. Tiffany graduated from Nassau Community College with Cum Laude Honors and will be graduating from Hofstra University in May 2021.
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.
Jane Ma Registered Dental Hygienist
Jane M. is one of our Dental Hygienists at Passes Dental Care. She attended Farmingdale State College and received her degree in dental hygiene. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Kevin, and their adorable puppy. She views her role within the office as that of a preventative therapist; she genuinely enjoys the connections she makes with our patients and hopes to promote better oral health care using patient education.
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.
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!
Justin Insurance Coordinator
Justin is our Insurance Coordinator at Passes Dental Care. When he is not on the phone with insurance companies at the office, he is training for competitive powerlifting. His genuine nature in providing patients with quality service is incomparable; he does the best that he can to get the most for our patients from their insurance companies. Justin also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from York College.
Joel Dental Assistant
Joel is one of our most lively Dental Assistants at Passes Dental Care. He would describe himself as a unique person who loves and celebrates people’s individuality; and we could not agree more! His caring, fun and loving nature is a pleasure to patients when coming to our office. During his time outside of the office, he enjoys the outdoors and nature.
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.
Jane K Dental Hygienist
Jane K. is one of our Dental Hygienists at Passes Dental Care. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at New York University. When she is not at work, she enjoys running and swimming. When Jane is not with her dental family, she enjoys spending quality time and creating memories with her husband and three children.