All professionals at Now Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Kaufman received his DDS degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and his specialty degree in periodontics from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, one of the best in the country. He has been a dentist for more than 25 years and has been through several post-graduate courses in different fields of dentistry since receiving his D.D.S. degree. Dr. Kaufman has a passion for his profession and his ability to affect the lives of his patients in a positive way every day.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontics, New York State Dental Society, Nassau County Dental Society and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
His emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry enable him to provide his patients with the best quality of care in the field. Dr. Kaufman is a specialist in the field of Periodontics and Implant Surgery.
His approach to your treatment starts with patiently listening to you. Then, after a complete and thorough examination, he reviews and discusses the diagnosis and treatment options with you.
'I am proud to provide my patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options and patient comfort. It is my pleasure to address all your questions and concerns.'
When not in the office, Dr. Kaufman enjoys playing guitar, photography, skiing and scuba diving.
Dr. Wassif is a respected, top-rated general and cosmetic dentist who serves patients throughout the Long island region. Dr. Wassif provides patients with advanced, state-of-the-art care to help every person achieve better oral health and improved smile aesthetics. As a family dentist, Dr. Wassif treats patients of all ages, from children to seniors, combining skilled expertise with a compassionate approach which helps patients feel at ease.
Dr. Wassif was born in Giza, Egypt. After obtaining his Bachelor’s of Dental surgery degree from college of Dentistry, Sixth of October University in Egypt, Dr. Wassif was able to pursue his love of dentistry within the United States and came here in 2006 to attend University of The Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctorate degree in Dental Surgery. He then completed general practice residency at Brookdale Hospital, in Brooklyn, Dr. Wassif maintains active memberships in several medical societies, including the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Eastern Long Island Dental Implant Study Club.
Since I was young I had a dream to work in a profession that deals mainly with people, to help, comfort and relieve pain. Because I enjoy drawing, carving and working with my hands, I was seeking a 'hands-on' profession. Hence Dentistry became my profession of choice as it combines both art and science. I always knew that you can dramatically change a person's life by changing his or her smile.
Make people pain free, happy and satisfied with their smile, it is both challenging and rewarding
“I enjoy traveling, beach and other outdoor activities with my family and friends volunteering as soccer coach for kids. I enjoy time with my two daughters, my new born son and my wife. Volunteering at most church event”
Dr. Vincent Mendola graduated from Tufts University in 1995 with a DDS degree. He followed this with a 2 year General Practice Residency program. He then graduated from a 2 year fellowship in General Anesthesia. He is a board-certified Anesthesiologist. Dr. Mendola has extensive experience in all aspects of dentistry, due to his many years of experience and many hours of continuing education and dedication to his professional career. He likes to travel and spend time with his family.
Dr. Alexander Kim Graduated from the University of Michigan with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. He then went on to do a General Practice residency at Wykoff Heights Medical center and hospital in Brooklyn, NY. He is an expert at restorative and cosmetic dentistry. His sense of humor is what makes his patients feel relaxed and comfortable. When not doing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.
Patricia graduated from Farmingdale State College where she was awarded the Dr. Kendall P Thomas award from the Dental Hygiene program faculty. Patricia has had many roles in dentistry starting out as a dental assistant while still in high school. She also worked as an office manager before going back to school to earn her Associates degree in Dental Hygiene. With over 30 years experience in dentistry Patricia is very knowledgeable in all aspects of dental treatment.
Patricia knows that a healthy mouth is vital to a patient’s general health and enjoys helping patients to achieve their optimum dental heath through both treatment and homecare instructions. Patricia has attended many continuing education courses to keep herself up to date on the many advances in dentistry including infectious control, laser therapy, treating patients with cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, caries prevention and many more.
Patricia lives locally and is happily married with 2 teenage children. When not providing quality dental care she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading and crocheting. She is also very involved with her son’s Boy Scout troop, her daughters Girl Scout troop and her local church.
Helayne makes sure the office runs smoothly and efficiently. When you arrive in the office, Helayne will help guide you through your visit. Helayne is our office manager and treatment coordinator. She can assist you with your financial options. Helayne has been working in the field of dentistry for 25 years. Her expertise is in treatment planning and financial coordinator. Helayne’s belief is there are no problems only solutions. She prides herself in patient care, and making sure our patients have a positive and pleasant experience at Now Dental. Helayne enjoys working for doctors with high standards and is proud to be a part of our Now Dental Team. Helayne enjoys spending her free time with her horse and dogs.
Cruz has been in the dental field for over 30 years. She is a highly trained registered dental assistant. Cruz is really passionate about patient care as well as enjoying all elements of aesthetic dentistry. Cruz has two daughters and enjoys dancing, cooking and walks in the park.
Vannita is our chief dental assistant and an expert in her field. She has been a member of Dr. Kaufman's team for almost 10 years. Vannita is noted for her compassion and kindness toward our patients, and always makes them feel relaxed. Vannita, with her infectious smile, enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.
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