Meet the Hygienists

Dina Manevich, RDH (Clintondale)

"Nothing will ever work as good as your real teeth, so only floss the ones you want to keep."

Dina is a New York State Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from SUNY Orange. She has over 17 years experience in the dental field. Dina is licensed to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia. She is a member of ADHA and stays up to date in her field by taking continual education courses regularly.

Dina makes sure that patients have a comfortable experience in our dental office.

She loves to educate her patients about oral health, and believes that the best remedy is prevention. Every little thing you do to keep your teeth and gums healthy helps.

Dina was born in Republic of Georgia (former USSR) and has two kids. Her son is a student at SUNY New Paltz and her daughter is a student at SUNY Binghamton.

Some of her hobbies are baking, making custom jewelry and fruit carving.

 
 

Susan S. Cullen, RDH, BS (Highland Mills)

Susan is a highly skilled Registered Dental Hygienist, who provides thorough care with a gentle touch. She is kind and empathetic and strives to make her patients feel comfortable throughout their appointments. She has extensive experience woking in a variety of private practice settings including: Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.

She is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and SUNY Orange, and is certified to administer local infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia. She keeps current with the latest medical and dental research and technologies by regularly attending continuing education classes.

Previously, Susan was an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at SUNY Orange. She presented continuing education courses on "Infection Control and Barrier Precautions" to dental hygienists.

Susan has a passion for educating her patients about their oral health and the importance of daily oral hygiene in preventing dental disease. She brings this passion for dental health education to local schools where she has presented hundreds of dental health education programs throughout the years.

Susan enjoys reading, yoga, hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming and traveling. She loves spending time with her family, especially with her three daughters and two grandchildren.

 
 

Nicola Reidy, RDH (Clintondale)

Nicola is a New York State Registered Dental Hygienist with a degree from SUNY Orange. She is licensed to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia. She is a member of the ADHA and stays up to date in her field by taking continuing education courses regularly.

Nicola was born in Ireland and travels there every year to visit her grandparents & relatives. She now lives locally with her fiancée, Dennis and their two kitties, Harley & Lady Gaga. She loves to cook, do artsy stuff and garden.

 
 

Barbara Santani, RDH (Port Jervis)

Barbara is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from Farleigh Dickinson School of Dental Hygiene. She has many years experience as a hygienist and is licensed to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation.

Barb has completed many hours of continuing education to stay up to date with the newest dental health information that she can pass on to her patients. She works hard to make all her patients feel comfortable and keep them well informed about their own individual dental health.

Barb has been living in the Port Jervis area for over 30 years, where she and her husband raised their three children. She spends her spare time enjoying the outdoors, gardening in spring, trips to the beach in summer, hiking in autumn and being out in the snow in the winter. By far, her favorite hobby is spending time with her three beautiful grand children.

 
 

Mary Shirzad, RDH (Pompton Lakes)

Mary graduated from UMDNJ with a degree in dental hygiene, while working on her BS degree. She has been in dental field for a few years with extensive experience in dental assisting. She is certified in administering local anesthesia. She was interested in dental hygiene since childhood.

She loves teeth since teeth makes one smile, talk, eat, what is not to love about it! She also loves spending one on one time with her patients, and loves meeting different people with interesting stories. She loves to listen and help them. She chose dental hygiene because she always wanted to be close to health care field and it is her passion to care for others. She believes that each patient is an individual and deserves to be treated as such. It makes her feel good when she helps another human being. Her goal is to have her own none profitable mobile hygiene company in the near future, where she can educate and provide oral care to the unfortunate people in other parts of the world who cannot avail the same. The reward she gets at the end of her day is when a patient leaves satisfied and with a great smile. Knowing that they put their trust in her hands makes her feel more thrilled to be doing what she does. She looks forward to seeing her patients. Especially, when they really listen to her advice and make some changes in their oral care. Away from the office she enjoys playing volleyball and basketball. She loves Boston Celtics.