Heyy!! I'm Crystal and my career in healthcare began in the Veterinary field. I love animals and I absolutely adore the ability to still contribute to attaining and maintaining healthy behaviors, fur or no fur! After a few years working with animals I realized I wanted something more, and wanted to make a bigger difference.
In my search of a greater career I was very lucky to have met Dr.Argentina, and that she had an interest in me to make me a part of her team. Very different from working with animals, I took on this challenge to help people with a treatment plan to get their smile in line (literally). To me, the first thing that you notice about someone is their smile, or their lack of a smile. I love watching people come into our office discouraged at times, and then leaving with uber confidence because of their new beautiful smile.
Each day and each patient is different and the dental field has been the greatest experience thus far for my career. I believe that beauty is really felt and seen from within, but when you can show everyone how beautiful you really are with a smile, it is very inspirational!
My name is Jenicia, and I am privileged to be a part of the Modern Dentistry Team. You will hear my voice welcoming you the practice or see me at the front desk. I've been honored to have the opportunity to work in a Family Dentistry practice that is not only an office, but coworkers who I consider family. I have my degree in Cosmetology, but I wanted to change careers in hopes that one day I'll be go back to school to be a Dental Hygienist. I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 year old son, we enjoy going on family outings, strolls in the park and watching /attending hockey games. At the end of all days, if it wasn't for my family I would “regret the chances I didn't take”.
Hi! My name is Karen. I've lived on Long Island my entire life. I completed my Dental Assistant training at BOCES and have worked in the Dental Field for over 25 years. I have been working with Dr. Argentina since she opened Modern Dentistry of Long Island and we make a great team! I really enjoy working with people. I try very hard to comfort patients and help in any way I can.
I have a 25 year old son, Joseph. He is a Marine Mechanic and simply the light of my life. He has grown to be a wonderful, handsome man (I'm just a little biased!). I am a VERY proud mom!!
Some of my hobbies are cycling, swimming, four-wheeling, boating and weight training. I also have an extreme love for animals and a passion for rescuing animals. I am very fortunate to have a wonderful family and amazing friends. I look forward to meeting you :)
Hi!! My name is Joanna and I am one of the Front Desk Receptionists here at Modern Dentistry. I love to help make patients feel comfortable in a setting that they may normally be afraid of. I can relate to patients who are afraid of the Dentist, as this is unfortunately very common amongst children and adults. When patient's express their concern, I advise them how I can relate to their fear, because I was too, until realizing that there places out there that are different - like Modern Dentistry.
Our goal here is to keep patients smiling and feeling confident about their smile at the same time. I have been in the dentistry field for the past 6 years in both pediatric and adult practices, and it is very different here!
I have lived in Long Island for 9 years with my daughter and my Fiancé. Throughout my years in the many different practices I have worked in, Modern Dentistry stands out to me the most. This office is fun-filled, passionate, intelligent, and most importantly honest. If you're looking for these qualities within a Dentist office, look no further than Modern Dentistry!!!
Hello I am Rachel, the Office Manager at Modern Dentistry of Long Island. It is an absolute pleasure to work on Dr. Argentina's team and I am lucky to have such amazing people surrounding me on a daily basis. I find it very exciting being able to aid a patient in restoring their smiles and maintaining dental health.
When I'm not at the office I enjoy taking my 6 year old daughter Cecelia to the aquarium and teaching her the ins and outs of cooking and baking. We make a great team in the kitchen! I love to bring the treats we make into the office for sampling. We also enjoy the occasional random dance party but who doesn't? I look forward to answering any questions that you may have about your dental health. Be sure to ask for me today!
Hi everyone, my name is Lourdes! I'm kind of new, and also the youngest addition to the team.. but don't let that fool you! Dr. Argentina was so kind to give me the opportunity to join the team and train me because she saw my ambition & initiative to learn a new skill. I feel very honored to be surrounded by a group of very talented & kind women!
I attend Suffolk Community College where I am majoring in Applied Sciences. At first I wanted to be a Police Officer so I was majoring in Criminal Justice. After working with the team for about 9 months, I felt inspired to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene and that is now my current goal :)!
I have a 3 yr old daughter, Nevaeh, who motivates me daily to keep pursuing my goals so that I can make our lives 10x's better!
On my down time i enjoy drawing, photography, doing makeup, meditating, and outings with Nev!! I very much enjoy our office and I hope you do too! I look forward to seeing you here :)
Hi everyone! My name is Jackie and I'm one of the assistants at Modern Dentistry of Long Island. I'm fairly new to the practice and to the job field. I completed my Dental Assistant training at BOCES a little under a year ago. I actually interned for Dr. Argentina during the course and that's when I knew I wanted to be part of her amazing team!!
After I completed my course and got my certification, Dr. Argentina took a chance on me by hiring me with no experience, and I'm so grateful for that! I'm currently going to school for my associates degree in Applied Sciences to further my career and become a Dental Hygienist.
When I'm not working or going to school, you can find me on my yoga mat or bonding with my cats! I turn to yoga to help cope with the things I cannot change, and I turn to my cats for all the love and affection :) I can't wait to meet you, and help you achieve your goals of a happy and healthy smile! :D