Meet The Team


Insurance Coordinator

Karen has worked for Valley Dental Pediatrics for over 20 years. She started part-time in the file room and is now part of the administrative team as the Insurance Coordinator.  She has two daughters and son-in laws and three grandchildren Makaylah, Dominick and Payton.  Karen resides in Hillcrest with her husband Don.  One of her favorite places to be is on the beach with her family.


Treatment Coordinator

JoAnne has been an employee of Valley Dental Pediatrics since August 1989.  She is presently part of our very busy administrative team and may have spoken to you from our call center or greeted you upon arrival to our office.  Having raised her daughter Lindsey who prided herself on “no cavity” exams, she now dotes on her four grandchildren Logan, Riley, Owen and Sawyer.  “For the Love of Children” is the motto and pride of why she has been dedicated to and remained at this wonderful and caring specialty office!


Administrative Team Member

Katie is the face of check out at Valley Dental Pediatrics.  As part of the Administrative Team, you can find her smiling and talking with families visiting our office.  Katie currently lives in the Hillcrest area with her 2 daughters, 1 step-daughter and her husband Bob.  In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends.  She can usually be found watching any type of sporting event or Harry Potter.  Her favorite sports are hockey and mixed martial arts. You can see Katie at some of the local events we sponsor throughout the year like Rumble Ponies baseball games and Animal Adventure.  Katie looks forward to seeing the beautiful smiles of our patients as they leave.


Administrative Team Member

Dan joined the Valley Dental Pediatrics team in 2019.  He brings 14 years of medical/dental experience to our front desk.  In his time off, he enjoys hiking with his wife and daughter.  He looks forward to greeting all the smiles that walk through our door!


Administrative Team Member

Courtney is the voice on the other end of the phone. She and her family recently moved back to the area to be closer to her family and friends.  When she is not in the office, you can find her paddle boarding on the lake with her family or on the sidelines of a soccer game cheering on her son and daughter! 


Dental Hygienist

Linda is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been with Valley Dental Pediatrics for over 30 years.  Her greatest reward is helping an apprehensive child have a great dental experience!  She enjoys spending her time off with her husband Brad, her children and most of all her grandchildren!


Dental Hygienist

Lisa is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been part of the Valley Dental Pediatrics team for over 30 years.  She loves working with children, especially seeing their eyes light up when they are told “No Cavities”!  Lisa and her husband Greg reside in Endicott with their three daughters, two son-in-laws and three “grand” dogs.  Lisa loves being a grandmother to her four amazing grandchildren.  Lisa enjoys spending time at the beach with her family.


Dental Hygienist

Nancy is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been practicing hygiene for over 35 years.  She then brought her experience to our office over 18 year ago.  She loves working with kids and seeing their excitement about being at our office.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her four children, family and friends and her dog Charlie.


Dental Hygienist

Tracy is a Registered Dental Hygienist who joined our team in 2011.  She earned her degree locally at SUNY Broome in 2009.  Her passion has always been to work with children.  She lives in Endicott with her husband Frank and their fun-loving dogs.  She loves spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews.  She enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding and baking yummy treats!


Dental Hygienist

My name is Karissa and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I started working with this team as an assistant in June 2016. Two years later in May of 2018 I graduated with my dental hygiene degree. Since then you can usually find me doing hygiene, but every now and then I put my assistant hat back on. My favorite part of working here is working with my amazing team and trying to make every visit special for every kid. When I'm not at work I like to spend time with my husband and two beautiful daughters.


Dental Hygienist

Hi I am Margaret. I am a registered dental hygienist.  I absolutely love kids and teeth!  When I am not at work hanging out with kids, you can typically find me at home hanging out with kids.  I have one wonderful step-daughter with lots of friends who love to come play.  I look forward each and every day to coming to my dream job and helping kids brighten their smiles!


Dental Hygienist

Kat is the newest registered dental hygienist. What makes Kat happy is patients who love to floss! She loves to make kids and parents feel comfortable at the dentist and show their biggest smile! In her free time she enjoys baking cakes for friends and family. She also likes skiing, running and hiking with her dog Otis!


Dental Assistant

After becoming a Certified Medical Assistant, Carol joined the Valley Dental Pediatrics team in 2010 as a Dental Assistant.  Being a mother herself, she enjoys working with children and making sure they have a positive experience at all of their dental visits.  Carol loves music, being outdoors and spending time with her family.  


Dental Assistant

Shea is a DANB certified and New York State licensed Dental Assistant.  She joined the Valley Dental Pediatrics team in 2007.  She is dependable and committed to helping provide exceptional dental care for all children.  She is especially good at helping children to feel comfortable.  In addition to working as a chair side assistant, Shea works hard keeping our office organized.  She currently lives in Endwell with her dog Stewie.  Shea always makes sure to get a “thumbs up” from all the children she works with.


Dental Assistant

Trisha is a jack of all trades for both the administrative and the clinical teams of Valley Dental Pediatrics.  She enjoys being a mom to two beautiful baby girls! She loves bonfires, visiting family and spending time on Cayuga Lake.  Her favorite place to vacation is Clearwater, Florida.  You never know where you will see Trisha on your next visit to Valley Dental Pediatrics but wherever she is, she will be smiling!


Dental Assistant

Stephanie joined the Valley Dental Pediatrics team in the summer of 2017.  After becoming a certified nursing assistant and working with people with disabilities for over five years she accepted a job as a dental assistant and found her passion for dentistry.  She worked as a general dental assistant as well as an orthodontic assistant for many years before coming to pediatrics.  Stephanie lives locally with her fiance Jason and their five children.  For fun she loves to spend time with her family, traveling, outdoor activities and watching football! 


Financial Coordinator

Ann is our financial coordinator.  She enjoys spending time with her grandsons after retiring from her career in public accounting and manufacturing finance.  She also enjoys her volunteer work at the Anderson Center and in the CHOW garden.


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