Meet Our Team
Let us be the first to welcome you to our practice! Our professional and courteous staff look forward to meeting you and exceeding your expectations!
Marie – Practice AdministratorMarie came to the Koeppel Dental Group in 1995 and brought 22 years of dental office experience. Now, 22 years later, she is the office administrator. The office team is a family to her and it is her pleasure to serve beside them. Marie brings a love to her professional life in helping patients feel better about the way their smile looks. Whether it be for good health or to improve their dental appearance, the rewards are incredible. There is no greater joy than seeing someone evolve from a very self-conscious patient into a “beautiful butterfly”. The self- confidence that evolves is just amazing! During her past 22 years with Koeppel Dental Group she attended many practice management courses. The most memorable were Blatchford Solutions, Coaching Solutions, Las Vegas Institute, Pac Live, Sleep Group Solutions and Whitehall Management to name a few. While with the Koeppel Dental Group, she also served as member and Treasurer for the Three Village Chamber of Commerce. She also served a volunteer for Carol Baldwin Research Center, Stony Brook and for Ronald Mc Donald House, New Hyde Park.
Alex – Front Desk Team LeaderAlex joined the Koeppel Dental Group in 2013, after obtaining a BS degree in Psychology and Biology from Stony Brook University. She has been in dental field over 10 years, with experience as an assistant, as well as a patient coordinator. Alex was drawn to dentistry and prides herself on keeping the Koeppel Dental Group a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for all patients. When she’s not at the office, Alex enjoys cooking and spending quality time with her husband, Eddie, by going on long walks with their dog, George.
Heather – Clinical Team LeaderHeather has been in the dental field since 2006. Heather grew up in Pennsylvania and in 2015, she moved to New York where she joined The Koeppel Dental Group. Heather joined our office as an assistant and soon became the clinical manger. She loves learning the new ins and outs of the dental field. Heather is very compassionate about making the patients at ease when they come to their appointments. She states, “The most rewarding feeling is being able to assistant in giving the patients their dream smiles they never thought they could have.” When she is not working, she enjoys watching football, being outdoors, and spending time with her boyfriend Steven and their two fur babies Simba and Zelda.
Galina – Clinical AssistantGalina works as a certified dental assistant. She earned her dental assistant degree from Dental Michigan Assistant School in 2000 and was immediately offered an opportunity to work with the dental team at Henry Ford Dentistry in Michigan. Galina has been working in dentistry for 17 years, 10 years of which have been with Dr. Koeppel. Galina loves helping patients obtain their perfect smiles and a healthy mouth. One of the things she enjoys most about dentistry is how changing a patient’s smile can transform their lives. Galina is married and is a proud mother of two lovely daughters and two granddaughters. Galina enjoys spending her free time with family. She welcomes the opportunity to meet and provide you with a wonderful and caring experience.
Ginette – Patient CoordinatorGinette has been in the dental field for over 13 years and has been a part of The Koeppel Dental Group since 2007. Ginette graduated from SCC with an associate’s degree in Business Administration and with that felt right at home at the Koeppel Dental Group. Ginette is a people person, which makes her the best person for the front line answering the phones as well as scheduling patients. She is our insurance Guru and works hard at it. She has a warm heart and amazing personality that jumps out at you through the phone. She has a way about her, she has a magnetic sense of humor and will make you laugh. Being able to help and care for all patients and give them the care they truly deserve is the best reward in dentistry. Ginette is most likely to be found traveling, working on her home and enjoying her family and friends.
Rose Marie – Registered Dental HygienistRose Marie earned her dental hygiene degree at the State University of New York at Farmingdale in 1979. She has been an integral part of our team since 1997. Through her skills and desire to learn, she has provided excellent oral health care and education to our patients. Her care and concern for our patient’s oral health has provided a trusting and comfortable dental experience for them. Rose Marie and her husband are parents to three and grandparents to two. She enjoys attending classes at the gym, Broadway productions, and time with family and friends.
Sandra – Patient CoordinatorOne of our newest additions at The Koeppel Dental Group is Sandra, who is one of the smiling faces that will great you at the front desk. She has been working in the dental field for over 20 years. Sandra is friendly, kind and knowledgeable in her position. Her favorite part of the field is getting to interact with the patients and seeing the smiles on their faces. Sandra’s goal is to make the patient feel welcomed and relaxed at each appointment. She is always available to answer your questions and any concerns you may have. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends.
Lourdes – Clinical AssistantLourdes has been in the dental field since 2016. Starting in early 2018, she became the newest addition to our team. Lourdes is very eager to make a significant impact in people’s lives. She hopes to further her education to become a hygienist in the future. On her free time, she enjoys being with her daughter and doing yoga.
Nadine -Patient CoordinatorNadine is one of the new faces you will see at The Koeppel Dental Group. She has been an assistant for 8 years before transitioning to the front office, where she is now a patient coordinator. That experience has given her the understanding and knowledge of dental procedures. She finds dentistry rewarding because she enjoys helping people. She says “not only are you helping to educate the patient about their oral health but you’re apart of a team that gives people confidence to smile again. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her 3 children and granddaughter.
Ivonne – Clinical AssistantIvonne is a caring and loving certified dental assistant. Although she joined our group June of 2018, Ivonne has been in the dental industry for over 12 years. Ivonne is passionate about her career and there is nothing more rewarding to her than seeing a beautiful smile on her patients faces. She enjoys spending quality time with her two children, going to the gym and being healthy.