Meet Our Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Laura

Laura

Office Manager

As our office manager, Laura’s primary duties are interacting with patients in all phases of the practice. That includes handling finances, billing, insurance, or any other issues that may arise. A valued member of our team since 1987, she loves working in such a friendly and compassionate practice, where each patient receives individual care from doctors and staff who truly care.

Laura has been married for 37 years and has three grown children. She loves taking long walks, vacations, visiting the beach, and spending time with her Maltese dog, Carino. She also loves giving back to our community by participating in many local fundraisers, including United Hospice of Rockland, organizations that deal with autism, and other activities that benefit breast cancer research.

 

Michele

Michele

Surgical Coordinator / Dental Assistant

As a dental assistant, Michele works closely with Dr. Reddy to make things easier for every patient. She also coordinates insurances and scheduling for instances when a child requires a visit to the hospital for dental work. A valued member of the Children’s Dentistry of the Palisades team since 1992, Michele’s favorite part of her job is helping kids get through procedures. It amazes her how kids bounce back!

Married with two daughters, Michele is wonderful grandmother to her two grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog Mayci. She is also an avid tennis player.

 

Julia

Julia

Administrative / Dental Assistant

A member of the Children’s Dentistry of the Palisades team since 1996, Julia wears many hats in the office, and we are thankful she is so versatile! In addition to scheduling patient appointments, Julia also sets day-to-day staff schedules, coordinates patient payments, checks patients in and out of the office, keeps patient flow timely, files charts, answers billing questions, and orders office supplies.

When she finds the time, Julia likes tending to her garden. And, because she is very interested in conservation, Julia lives on whatever fruits and vegetables she grows in her garden during the summer.

 

Donna

Donna

Administrative / Front Desk

Whether you are scheduling an appointment for your little one, have questions about billing, or need help with insurance issues, Donna is there for you. A member of the Children’s Dentistry of the Palisades team since 2013, she loves working with Dr. Reddy because she truly cares about the well-being of her patients.

Donna enjoys seeing the young patients in the office because both her daughters are away at college! To fill her spare time, she and her husband play with their dog and travel to visit their girls.

 

 

Kathy

 

Kathy O.

Dental Hygienist

As a hygienist, Kathy listens to each patient and the parents to understand what their unique dental needs are and what they are comfortable with. She can usually be found cleaning teeth and assisting with fluoride treatments, taking X-rays, and talking to patients about the best methods to keep their smile for a lifetime. Kathy has been a proud member of our team since 1993 and has worked in the field for more than 43 years! Kathy’s favorite part of her job is helping shape our young patients’ view of the dentist; there is simply nothing better than when a child comes in frightened and leaves happy and smiling!

Married to her husband Mike, Kathy has two children, Mike and Katie, as well as a dog named Rocky.

 

Suzanne

Suzanne

Dental Hygienist

Since beginning her dental career as an assistant in our office in 1994, Suzanne recently completed her dental hygiene degree and transitioned into her new role on our team. She loves working at our friendly and caring office, but her favorite part of the job is working with our patients. Suzanne’s true rewards are the friendships with our patients that she’s developed over the years and the smiles on our patients’ faces when their oral health is improved.

Suzanne and her husband Matt recently welcomed twins this past year. When her schedule isn't so hectic she often likes to sew quilts, go camping and antiquing. Suzanne and her husband also enjoy spending time with her 120 pound American bulldog Griffin!

Diana

Diana

Dental Hygienist

Diana’s approach to dental hygiene is patient-focused care. Having worked in the dental profession for more than 20 years, Diana began her career in dental hygiene in 1996 and started working at Children’s Dentistry of the Palisades a year later. When she is not in the office, Diana cherishes her time with her six-year-old and seven-month-old children!

 

Nicole

Nicole

Dental Assistant

Nicole was welcomed to our team in 2003. In addition to assisting Dr. Reddy and our hygienists, she can be found taking inventory and sterilizing dental instruments. Nicole’s favorite part of her job is helping patients, especially fearful ones, get through a tough dental procedure in the most positive way possible. Knowing she helped a patient through a tough time really touches her heart.  

 

Courney

Courtney

Dental Assistant

Courtney joined our team 2006 and has worked tirelessly to make our patients feel comfortable and safe. She enjoys meeting a child who has never been to the dentist or had a bad experience in the past, and showing them that coming to the dentist can be fun and educational!

In her free time, Courtney enjoys catching up with her two sisters and a brother. In addition to learning something new every day, she has been greatly influenced by Dr. Reddy to study chemistry at Saint Thomas Aquinas College and pursue a career as a dentist. We have enjoyed watching Courtney mature as a professional and wish her nothing but the best!

 

 

 

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