Meet Our Dental Team
Vicki – Dental Receptionist/Administrator
Vicki has been working in dentistry for the past 29 years now and enjoys being part of our team at Franklin Avenue Dental Care in Garden City. Originally from Queens, Vicki attended the New York School of Dental and Medical Assisting. She loves her wonderful teammates here and the nice patients she gets to see each and every day.
Vicki has been married to Frank for 10 years, and in her free time she enjoys travelling, cruising and reading. She is also a very good cook!
Janet – Registered Dental Hygienist
Originally from Merrick, Janet loves working here on Long Island at Franklin Avenue Dental Care.Beyond that, she’s been working in dentistry for 33 years and counting, having achieved her Associate of Science degree in dental hygiene at Erie Community College in Williamsville, NY. She has also achieved her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and her Master’s in Health Sciences and Public Health Administration. Additionally, she has her U.S. Air Force Certification in Dental Assisting and certification in CPR and first aid through the Red Cross. Her favorite part of her job is getting the opportunity to practice her profession optimally and utilize all of her skills for the greatest benefit of her patients.
Sandra – Registered Dental Hygienist
Sandra has 12 years of experience in the dental world thus far. She attended Farmingdale State College and is a certified dental hygienist. She is also certified in laser dentistry, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide. She loves interacting with patients.
Sandra is originally from Dix Hills. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, being with her family, and walking with her dog. Ever since she was in the first grade, she’s wanted to be a dentist. She loves people!
Gabrielle - Dental Receptionist
Gabrielle joined our team in 2015, but has worked in the dental field for a decade. She loves working with patients, answering questions, and helping them feel welcome and relaxed from the moment they arrive. Gabrielle studied at Katherine Gibbs College and is a native of New Hyde Park. Outside the office, Gabrielle loves spending time with her family and engaging in a number of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and water sports.
Joan – Insurance Claims Administrative Assistant
Joan has been a member of our dental staff for 19 years now. Originally from Baldwin, she achieved her Bachelor of Arts Degree at York College of CUNY. Her favorite part of her job is being able to work with such a professional and friendly staff that is always willing to help!
Joan has been married for forty years, and she has three children. Her oldest son is married and is in the United States Coast Guard, her daughter is married, and her youngest son is a teacher. In her free time, she is a religious education teacher and a parish volunteer. She also enjoys gardening, music, and having new experiences (although she prefers ‘old’ music.)
Lisa – Dental Assistant
Lisa is an extremely talented dental assistant and has been in the dental field for fourteen years now. Originally from Hicksville, she attended the Nassau Tech Dental Assisting Program where she graduated number 6 out of 200 students! She loves being part of our dental team here in Garden City and helping our patients get that great smile!