Meet Our Team
Registered Dental Hygienists
Valerie has been in the dental field for about thirty years. Starting as a dental assistant in a general practice, she assisted during the day and received her Associates in Science at night at Farmingdale University. She received her dental hygiene license from Farmingdale as well. She has been practicing hygiene for over twenty years and has been working with Dr. Farber since 1988. Valerie has two daughters, Vanessa and Jillian who are also employed at the Farber Center For Periodontics & Dental Implants. In her spare time, Valerie enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.
Helga is a licensed hygienist from Farmingdale University, receiving her dental hygiene degree. Helga then received her B.S. degree in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s College. Furthermore, she received her M.S. in Health Policy and Management from Stony Brook University. Helga has been practicing hygiene for over thirty years and became a part of the Farber Center For Periodontics & Dental Implants in 1998. Helga also enjoys teaching and is on faculty teaching the hygiene students at Farmingdale’s Dental Hygiene program. Helga has two sons, Tim and Jonathan. In her free time Helga enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Carol has been practicing hygiene for almost thirty years as she began as a dental hygiene teacher in the public school system. Since then she has practiced in prosthodontic and periodontal offices. Carol has been a part of the Farber Center For Periodontics & Dental Implants for over fifteen years. Carol is the mother to three grown, married children and a grandmother to ten wonderful grandchildren. In her down time Carol enjoys being with her family and is an avid reader.
Denise has been a part of the Farber Center For Periodontics & Dental Implants since 1995, coming in with a multitude of experience. She has been in dentistry for over forty years beginning when she graduated Westbury Tech in 1970 as a Certified Dental assistant. She has assisted in orthodontics, periodontics and general dentistry offices since 1975. She then moved on to become an office manager and attended Stony Brook University for insurance coding. She is the office manager of the Medford office. Denise is a wife and a mother to her daughter, Jessica. Outside of the office, Denise enjoys camping, music, sewing and cooking.
Marcy has been in the dental field for over forty years. She began as a dental assistant in general dentistry, moving on to become an office manager. She has been with the Farber Center For Periodontics & Dental Implants for over fifteen years and is now the office manager for the Hauppauge office. She is not only manager, but Marcy is the Study Club Coordinator for the Long Island Dental Forum (a professional organization of dentists- part of the Seattle Study Club). During her free time, Marcy and her husband, Murray, enjoy spending their time in Atlantic City and Las Vegas gambling. Marcy also enjoys spending time with her family, as she is mother to three and grandmother to two.
Anne was born and raised on Long Island. She originally started working in the restaurant industry and worked her way into Management and was a Restaurant Manager for 10 years. After giving birth to a beautiful baby boy in 2007 she decided to join the Dental Field. She began working here at the Farber Center in 2008. Anne’s biggest joy in life is spending time with her son and husband, cooking and having a bunch of children over the house on play dates. If there is any spare time she is out in her garden tending to a large variety of vegetables and flowers she likes to grow.
Keri has been in the dental field for about fifteen years. She began as a dental assistant for an oral surgeon and she was the implant coordinator. She then moved on to nursing school where she was a nursing assistant and an EMT. Keri enjoys reading, traveling and listening to music in her free time.
Darlene has been a surgical assistant and practicing in Periodontics for over twenty years. She began working for Dr. Farber in 1998. She is the head assistant in the Medford office coordinating Dr. Farber, Dr. Batalias, and Dr. Chondrogiannis’ cases. In her free time, Darlene enjoys spending time with her husband and son Kevin. Darlene is also an animal lover. She has four cats and one dog of her own; when she can, she volunteers to help cats. In the past she has also volunteered as a fire-fighter and investigator for animal protection.
Donna has more than thirty years’ experience as a dental assistant and has worked in offices including orthodontics, oral surgery and general dentistry, besides periodontics. Donna also continues to take education courses. Donna has been a part of the team for about fifteen years.
She is a wife, mother to two and grandmother to three. In her down time she enjoys spending time with her family and listening to the latest music.
Vanessa is the daughter of our hygienist Valerie. Vanessa has been at the Farber Center For Periodontics & Dental Implants since she was fourteen. Vanessa helps wherever she is needed, whether it is in the administrative area or the clinical area. In addition, she handles some of the social media for the office. Vanessa is a student at St. Joseph’s college, studying child studies and Spanish to become an elementary school teacher.
Vanessa is dedicated to fitness, as she spends most of her free time at the gym. She also enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS COORDINATOR:
Nancy has been in the dental field for five years. She attended Berkeley Business School and graduated with an Associates Degree in Administration. After working as an Executive Assistant for over 20 years for various Fortune 500 companies in Manhattan and Long Island, she became an Account Manager for Clipper Magazine and Pennysaver for two years. She has two children, Amy and Kenny and she is currently the Professional Relations Coordinator for the Farber Center For Periodontics & Dental Implants. In her spare time Nancy enjoys keeping fit, traveling, reading and spending quality time with her friends and family.
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