Smile Design Dental is only as good as the team we have, and we have some of the most dedicated people you could hope for as part of our dental family. Get to know a little bit about those who will make all the difference when it comes to providing the level of care you deserve.
Bernadette - Registered Dental Hygienist
Bernadette has been providing dedicated service to our patients since 2002. She began her dental journey by attending the dental assisting program at BOCES from 1978–1980. She later returned to school to complete the dental hygiene program at SUNY Orange. She is also certified in local anesthesia. Outside of serving the patients of Smile Design Dental, Bernadette has many hobbies, including sewing, reading, cooking, riding motorcycles, and caring for her dogs. Her sewing hobby served her well as the costume designer for a local high school theatre group, The Wallkill Senior High School Panther Players. She also loves spending time with her family and friends.
Janeece - Office Manager
Janeece has been a part of Smile Design Dental since 2009, but began her career in dentistry in 2006 as a dental assistant. Her care and concern is one of the reasons our patients enjoy visiting our office. She graduated from Pine Bush High School and attended SUNY Orange from 1994–1996. When not helping our patients before, during, and after their oral surgery, Janeece loves to spend time scrapbooking, crafting, biking, and baking. She is also more than happy to relax with a good book. Much of her free time is also spent taking care of her daughters and spending time with other family and friends.
Kathleen - Front Office Manager
Kathleen has been helping patients in our office since 2016, but her dental career began in 2000. Ever dedicated to her craft, Kathleen has taken continuing education courses in customer service, marketing, OSHA, and CPR. When not better caring for everyone who walks through our office, Kathleen enjoys gardening, crafting, remodeling, and playing with her six grandchildren! She also loves cheering for the Cowboys and spending summers on the Genesee River. She has been married for 38 years and currently lives in Maybrook, NY.
Janiece (Jay) - Dental Assistant
Janiece has been helping patients have fantastic dental procedures since 2012. She joined our Newburgh, NY dentist office in 2016. Janiece received her training at the Dental Auxiliary Training Center. During her personal time, Janiece enjoys being in nature, trying different types of food, and doing volunteer work for her religious organization. She is a mother of two children and is fostering a 4-year-old black lab mix. Janiece also speaks fluent Spanish and is happy to translate for Spanish-speaking patients.
Kelly - Registered Dental Hygienist
Kelly is proud to be part of the team at Smile Design Dental. She graduated from SUNY Orange in 2014 with her degree in dental hygiene. She is certified in local anesthesia and CPR and received the award for clinical excellence of her graduating class. In 2001, Kelly became a patient here at Smile Design Dental, which led to her interest in this career. From 2012–2014, Kelly was an assistant at both Smile Design Dental and an orthodontist office while also attending school. Upon graduation, she gained experience in general and pediatric dentistry. Kelly takes great interest in health, fitness, and the beautiful outdoors. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, and spending time with her family and dog. Kelly states, “I feel the first thing people notice in others is their smile. I enjoy being able to help them have a healthy smile, which they are confident to show off.”