About Us Liverpool, NY Dentist Office Tour Coming Soon! Traci – Insurance and Financial Coordinator Hi! My name is Traci and I am the insurance coordinator here at Merola Family Dentistry. I started in the dental field over 10 years ago and I have worn many “different hats” and have experience in each area from assisting to office management. I’m one of the newest members of the team and I look forward to many years to come! Insurance can be tricky and often hard to understand, and I take pride in helping patients decipher their insurance and helping them maximize those benefits. When I’m not in the office I enjoy spending time boating or snowmobiling with my wonderful husband Jeremy and my two beautiful children Kylie and Asher. Morgan – Patient Care and Scheduling Coordinator My name is Morgan and I am a Dental Assistant here at Merola Family Dentistry. I graduated from Dental Assistant school of Syracuse in 2016, and joined our team in 2017. Within two years of assisting experience I learned techniques in general chair-side assisting including CEREC same day crowns, cosmetic smiles design, implant placement, impressions, and becoming an expert for teeth whitening. I love quality patient care and motivates me to continue to learn and improve myself. Outside of the office I love spending time with my family and friends and spoiling her chocolate labs Odin and Trapper. Dana – Registered Dental Hygienist My name is Dana, and I am a Hygienist at Merola Family Dentistry. I graduated with dental hygiene degree from SUNY Canton in 2018. I feel accomplished when I am able to make good experiences for patients who have a history of negative experiences with dental care. I believe that making personable relationships with patients is an essential part of my career as a dental hygienist. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, staying active outdoors and taking trips with my dog Shenzi. Sarah – Registered Dental Hygienist Hey there! I’m Sarah and I am a registered dental hygienist here at Merola Family Dentistry. I am from Chatham, Massachusetts where I was a dental assistant for 4 years before becoming a hygienist. I place a large value on patient care and the development of a wholesome clinician – patient relationship. When I am not working, I am the mama of an active, huge hearted boy named Jaden and a sassy, very loving girl named Cora. Somewhere in the crazy life we live, my husband Josh and I enjoy going to the gym, working on projects around the house and going anywhere, for any length of time, just to be together. Ciara – Registered Dental Hygienist Hi, my name is Ciara and I am a Dental Hygienist at Merola Family Dentistry! I graduated from SUNY Broome in May of 2021 and I have been pursuing my love of patient care and oral health ever since! I am passionate about helping my patients feel confident in their smile, while building trust and rapport during every appointment. I am enthusiastic about learning and growing in my career, and continuously finding new ways to help patients meet their health goals. You can often find me researching new products and techniques to be the best advocate for my patients. When I am not at the office, you can find me spending time with my family and friends, cozied up with a good book, or trying new restaurants or wineries! Mindy – Registered Dental Hygienist Hello, my name is Mindy and I am a registered dental hygienist here at Merola’s Family Dentistry. I am a recent graduate of SUNY Broome CC with a degree in dental hygiene. Prior to dental hygiene I worked as a dental hygiene assistant for four years. My goal as a hygienist is to make all my patients comfortable in the dental chair and provide them with high standard of care. Outside of dentistry I am looking forward to becoming a new mom to a little girl at the end of January! Adrianna – Dental Assistant Hello, my name is Adrianna and I recently graduated from the dental assisting program from OCM Boces in February of 2019. I started at Merola Family Dentistry in April with this office being my first assisting job. I’ve learned so much while working chair-side with Dr. Merola. Since starting at the office I’d say one of my professional accomplishments is turning a patient’s once negative fear at the dentist into a positive one with our welcoming environment! When I’m not assisting, I enjoy spending time with my amazing husband and our two beautiful daughters. I also enjoy my time shopping and taking our dogs on hikes with us. Zeneida – Dental Assistant My name is Zeneida and I’m a dental assistant here at Merola Family Dentistry. I am very happy and grateful to be a part of the team. I have been a dental assistant for 15 years but recently joined Merola Family Dentistry and love it! Patient comfort is my number one priority. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I have a son who keeps me busy and I love every minute of it!