Meet the Staff at DIGI SEARCH Smiles, DDS
Gladys, RDH, graduated from the State University of Farmingdale and has been a part of Dr. Brenman’s team since 1992. She is great with kids and scaredy cats. She attends many continuing education classes to remain on the cutting edge of dentistry. She is a member of the Staten Island Companion Dog Training Club and the Staten Island Dental Hygiene Study Group. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband, 3 kids, and especially her dogs Harley and Maddie.
Nicole, RDH, graduated from NYC Technical College in 1993 and has been with Dr. Brenman for over 20 years. She is a member of ADHA and Staten Island Dental Hygiene Study Group. She attends many continuing education classes to remain cutting edge. In her spare time, she loves to travel to the Caribbean and spending time with her nieces.
Christine, Office Manager, has been working on and off in the dental field as an office manager for over 20 years. She joined Dr. Brenman’s team in October of 2012. In her short time with us, Christine has proven to be an asset to the practice. She is knowledgeable and takes time to explain treatment and help patients who are anxious. She loves traveling and spending time with her family.
Vanessa, Head of Insurance Department, joined Dr. Brenman in 2004. She is excellent at coordinating best courses of treatment and optimizing insurance for less out of pocket cost to patients. She takes the confusion out of the insurance so patients can relax and receive excellent care.
Chrissy, Insurance Coordinator, graduated from Drake Business School in 1998 and has been working for Dr. Brenman for 13 yrs. Chrissy files all insurance and treatment plans to insurance companies and follows up on any issues that may arise. She is married for 5 years and has a one-year-old daughter, Mia. She loves spending her spare time with her daughter and husband.
Antoinette, Dental Assistant, graduated from Mandl Dental Assisting School in 2009. After graduating, she came to Dr. Brenmans as an intern and never left. She is certified as a TMJ technician and certified in CPR. She is a mother of a six-year-old and expecting her 2nd child this summer.
Doreen, Dental Assistant, has worked for Dr. Brenman for over 20 yrs. She graduated CSI as a nursing assistant in 1989 and is certified as a TMJ technician. She is a team player willing to help out in any aspect of the office. She has a bubbly personality and makes patients feel comfortable and part of our family.
Karen, Front Desk, has been part of Dr. Brenman’s office for 18 years as a dental assistant. Karen has assisted in all aspects of dentistry over the years with the specialists. Karen now works one day a week with our orthodontist and the rest of the time is at the front desk. She is well liked by the patients and staff.
Wendy, Hygiene Coordinator, has worked here 10 years. She attended college for 2 years and is very knowledgeable in insurance. Wendy files all claims for our hygiene department and schedules all appointments and recall appointments.