Cathy stays busy at Chappaqua Dentistry’s reception area, handling phones, taking care of patient greeting, scheduling, and billing, noting staff requests, and liaising with referral doctors. “It’s the perfect job for me,” she says. “I love to communicate, manage, assist and coordinate!”
Cathy, who is a retired magazine editor with a BA in English, says the best part about working at Chappaqua Dentistry is getting to know the patients and being part of a team that improves their smiles. “The whole practice has such a family atmosphere… patients feel welcome, comfortable and important, and all of the coworkers are a tight-knit team!”
When Cathy isn’t being the first point of contact for most practice patients, she can be found spending time with her husband, son, and grandson, or reading. “I’m a magazine maniac!” she says. “I love decorating, crafts, gardening, food and women’s titles.” Cathy also enjoys exploring the many restaurants of the Hudson Valley, and supports the Italian American Breast Cancer Association and the Rogosin Kidney Foundation
April has devoted 27 years to the dental industry in Westchester County. She says her dedication to the health and wellbeing of her patients makes her a perfect fit for her job. “The best part of my workday is building meaningful relationships with the patients in my care,” she says.
April says one of the best things about working at Chappaqua Dentistry is the cutting-edge technology. “I’m constantly exposed to the most innovative techniques and equipment available, which enables me to continually grow and learn as a member of our team,” she says. “I pride myself in providing the most comfortable and pain-free experience by really listening to my patients. This allows me to address their concerns by customizing treatment to their individual needs.”
When April isn’t brightening up smiles, she’s spending time with her family and friends at their home in Putman County. She enjoys hiking in New Paltz, gardening, and cooking. She also volunteers at her son’s school library and teaches kids how to brush, floss, and make healthy food choices.
Kerrie says her days at Chappaqua Dentistry are full of different tasks – she helps with patient care, takes x-rays, works chairside with the dentist and completes laboratory duties. “I love the variety of every day, each patient, and every case,” she says.
Kerrie, who has spent 17 years in the dental industry, says she loves being able to touch patients’ lives in a positive way. “I was always interested in helping people on a personal level,” she says. “I loved the thought of helping people smile again. My co-workers here are like family and it’s the job of my dreams.” Kerrie says her extreme organizational tendencies help the doctors move smoothly from patient to patient and the schedule to stay on track.
When Kerrie isn’t helping the practice run like clockwork and sending home patients with happy smiles, she is usually with her large family, which includes mom, dad, two sisters, a brother, three nephews and three nieces. “I spend a lot of time being an aunt, showing up at basketball games or watching my niece do gymnastics. Family is everything!” Kerrie also supports United for the Troops.
Donna is responsible for behind the scenes tasks, helping set up operatory rooms, perform sterilization procedures, complete inventory and keep up with office maintenance. “I love organization!” she says. Donna joined the dental industry right out of high school, looking for a stable, local job, and never left it.
Donna, who has spent over 20 years working in the dental field, says the practice’s patients and her co-workers are the best things about being part of the team at Chappaqua Dentistry. “My co-workers are like family,” she says. She also notes that patients often come in expecting a painful experience but leave pleasantly surprised.
When Donna isn’t keeping the practice organized and sterilized, she loves spending time with her husband of many years or with their son and three grandchildren. “My husband survived cancer four times, and he’s my hero,” she says. “We like going out to dinner together or just staying in and enjoying each other’s company. We’d love to go travelling someday!”