Meet Our Team
Anne Marie has been with Dr. Zaffos since 1991, which gives her the distinction of being the longest employed person in the practice. After working as a Dental assistant, she transitioned to becoming the Office Manager. Her experience as an assistant helped her with that move. She is extremely knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to questions you might have regarding your dental needs in our office, whether it might be arranging treatment, an insurance question or financial arrangements. Although Anne Marie was concerned with the integration of technology in the office, she has learned to embrace that our office is staying up on the most recent Dental Technology. She enjoys meeting new patients as well as seeing the long standing ones, who have become like family to her.
During her free time Anne Marie likes to travel and spend time with friends and family especially her children and grandchildren.
Debbie has been employed by Dr. Zaffos since 2003, when she started as a part-time dental assistant. Debbie works both the front and back of the office. She has a wonderful bedside manner which keeps patients comfortable whether she is chairside with the patient or scheduling appointments. Debbie also handles all of Dr. Zaffos social media accounts and helps with insurance and billing needs. One of her most enjoyable experience’s has been getting to know our patients and following their care.
Debbie loves to spend quality time with her children and vacationing in Florida.
Diane Cooper RDH, is a registered Dental Hygienist, dedicated to optimizing the care of her patients.
Diane’s patients are both comfortable & reassured from her chairside manner, resulting from her significant background & experience having practiced Dental Hygiene in several “best in class” Periodontal and General dentistry practices. Foremost to Diane is the safety and well-being of her patients, evidenced by numerous accredited courses in both Infection Control, and certificated courses on COVID-19 contact tracing from John’s Hopkins.
Diane maintains currency in her field through continuing education and is licensed to administer local infiltration Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Analgesia. Regenerative Periodontics, Peri-implant disease, Lasers in Periodontics are among areas she has studied with the goal of providing the best preventative care and treatment for her patients.
Barbara Tedeschi is a Registered Dental Hygienist that has been practicing for over 35 years! She enjoys working with both patients and staff.
Through continuing education courses, she keeps her patients informed on the new techniques and treatment available.
Barbara has two daughters and a rescue dog named Darling Shea–as you can tell, she is a big Mets fan. Every year she still believes they will win the World Series…LGM! Keep Smiling.
Christine is a Registered Dental Hygienist, who has been practicing dental hygiene with Dr. Zaffos for the past 27 years.
Christine is a dedicated clinician and always gives 100% to our patients. Quality patient care is very important to her and being sure that patients receive the absolute best care is one of her
top priorities. Chris is licensed to administer local infiltration anesthesia along with nitrous oxide. Her patients love her gentle and compassionate manner. She loves to keep current through continuing education courses, to provide her patients with the most current information and care.
Christine loves taking cruises with her family and spending time with her 2 daughters.
Jennifer graduated from Farmingdale State College, DentalHygiene Program in 2009. She has been working for Dr. Zaffos since her dental hygiene graduation. You will find that she is compassionate, able to put her patients at ease and ensure a positive dental experience.
Jennifer stays up to date in her field through continuing education and is licensed to administer local infiltration Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Anaglesia.
Outside of work Jennifer enjoys spending time with her daughters and running.
Kathy is a Registered Dental Hygienist, who has been practicing for over 35 years. She has been working for Dr. Zaffos for 10 years now on a part time basis.
Kathy enjoys her visits with her patients, and puts them at ease to ensure a positive dental experience. She is up to date on all continuing education so she can deliver quality patient care to all patients.
Kathy has 2 grown sons and loves traveling with friends and family.
Ellie was born and raised in the Philippines and while in dental school, she and her future husband decided to make New York their future home. She has been an integral part of Dr. Zaffos’ team since 2000. Ellie takes great pride in her organizational skills that help to keep the back the office running smoothly and efficiently.
Since moving to the US, Ellie and her husband have started their family of 2 sons and one daughter. They enjoy returning home to visit their family in the Philippines.
Janene has been part of Dr. Zaffos’ team since 2014. She came to this office with a great deal of experience and is also extremely knowledgeable in all OSHA regulations. Since starting here, Janene has enjoyed being involved with all the new technologies as they have developed and become available. She enjoys meeting all of Dr. Zaffos’ patients and loves the family atmosphere that comes along with working in Dr. Zaffos office.
In her spare time Janene keeps herself busy working in other offices, and spending time with her family and granddaughter.
Gianna carries a wide range of experience. She holds a BS in Computer Science from the Philippines, graduated with honors and worked in accounting for more than a decade before she transitioned to the healthcare industry.
Gianna’s compassion, dedication to our patients, and her hunger to learn make her a perfect fit for a health care setting. Gianna exemplifies the work ethic that is set in our office. She treats every patient like family, and her gentle approach contributes to providing a comforting and stress-free experience.
Outside of the office Gianna enjoys traveling, reading and writing, designing, taking care of animals, volunteering and spending quality time with family. She looks forward to continuing to advance in the field of dental care.
Lori spends her time up at the front desk, assisting in all areas that are needed. Her assistance at the front desk assures that our Office Manager and administrative department runs smoothly. Lori’s Bachelor degree from Hofstra University is an integral part of her assistance at the front desk.
Lori and Dr. Zaffos have been married since 1985 and have 3 beautiful daughters, whom they love spending their free time with. When not with them they enjoy traveling and finding new places to dine.
Dr. Zaffos is happy to announce the return of Joanne to the office. Joanne was Dr. Zaffos’s first employee, in 2003, when he started his practice here in Westbury. She worked the front desk for quite a few years, until she made the decision to stay home to raise her son and daughter. She stayed in touch with the office as a friend and patient throughout all her time away from us.
She brings back humor and compassion that everyone enjoys in our family oriented office. In her free time she loves to be with her family and friends.
Jamie is Dr. Zaffos’ youngest daughter. She is well versed in all of our digital technologies and software to provide patients with an efficient and comfortable experience. In 2022, she began her first year as a dental student at Touro College of Dental Medicine in Westchester, NY. By working remotely, she still does digital lab work for the office and looks forward to returning as a practicing Dentist.