Meet the Staff
Dr. Alex is privileged to have a qualified and committed staff, many of whom have been with him for a number of years. The staff includes Debbie Mills, Caren Wade, Jessica Cantor, Leslie Tarkin, Nicole Rubino, and Kathryn Cantor.
Caren Wade is a certified dental assistant. She graduated from a two year dental assistant program and has been working in the field since 1983. Caren has taken numerous continuing education courses. She is proficient in all areas of lab procedures, digital x-rays and whitening. Caren’s goal is to make sure the patient is comfortable and every procedure goes smoothly. Caren lives in Smithtown with her husband and three children.
Debbie Mills has 22 years experience as a dental hygienist. She has worked for Dr Alex for 26 years. Debbie is a member of ADHA and is certified to administer nitrous oxide and anesthesia. She has served on the Hygiene advisory panel for 3M ESPE dental. Debbie is married with two children and two grandchildren and lives in Huntington.
Nicole Rubino was the owner of the Emerald Door Salon and Day Spa. When she decided to sell her business and seek a career change Dr. Alex, recognizing her work ethic, organizational and people skills, and positive personality, was delighted to make her part of his office team. Nicole is a Certified Dental Assistant who is Dr. Alex’s “right hand” and adept at numerous dental procedures and office management. She is proficient in lab procedures, digital x-rays and tooth whitening. She was married in May of 2011 and she and her husband reside in Commack.
Jessica Cantor is the latest addition to the staff. She is a recent graduate from Ithaca College with degrees in applied psychology and business administration. She received many academic accolades and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Jessica’s business knowledge and warm and friendly personality makes her a perfect fit to round out our team.