Dr. Aki Shirakura
Dr. Aki Shirakura attended dental school in Buffalo, New York. He completed three additional intense years of full-time training in Prosthodontics at Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester. He then worked as an associate in a large well-known family practice in Hudson Valley and has been teaching dental prosthetics at Lutheran/NYU Medical Center in both Brooklyn and Manhattan.Dr. Aki Shirakura participates in continuing education courses that focus on the latest advancements in dentistry and always offers the latest in current dental treatment.He is fully invested in the care and treatment of all of our patients.
His goal is to ensure a lifetime of healthy teeth for you and your family.
Gemma – Dental Hygienist
Bio Coming Soon!
Theresa – Dental Hygienist
Theresa Mazzella, RDH
Theresa attended New York City Technical College for dental hygiene. She has practiced for over 35 years. She has two sons, James and Hunter and a fur baby, her dog Rocky. Theresa is part of our Hygienist Dynamic Duo. Her wealth of knowledge and expertise helps us keep our promise to our patients to keep them educated and informed about the health of their teeth.
Miyuki – Business Administrator
Every dental practice needs someone at the helm to keep all the pieces moving forward. Miyuki is that person for us! As our Business Administrator, Miyuki makes sure the office is primed and ready to give our patients the best possible care and experience each and every time they visit us.
A graduate of Dokkyo University in Japan and Pace University here, Miyuki has been with Dr. Aki since our office opened its doors and is an integral part of our success.
She is an avid golfer and has two amazing children Douglas and Maya, both black belts in karate and one fur baby, Marron, a tenacious collie.
Laura – Insurance Guru
Laura is our resident expert in all things! Most importantly she is our insurance guru. Laura will help you get the biggest bang for your buck and take care of everything so you don’t have to!
She has worked in the industry for 32 years.When she’s not here taking care of our family, she is taking care of her own wonderful family, husband Andre, son Thomas, and her 2 fur babies, shelties, Piper and Lily. She also enjoys photography, scrap-booking and gardening.
Have a question about insurance? Call Laura today!
Kelly – Patient Coordinator
Kelly’s Bio coming soon!
EJ Flynn – Marketing Manager
The newest member of our team, EJ Flynn is our Marketing Manager. She brings to us over 25 years of business experience and expertise. Always striving to make people smile, EJ entered the dental industry after seeing how a full mouth make over transformed her best friend. “It was amazing the effect her smile had on her.
To see her first wide open, toothy smile and the new confident person behind it was absolutely priceless.” She is a proud mother of one amazing little girl, a published author and a huge sports fan. She is very excited to be joining the team and looks forward to meeting all of our patients.
Carlos – Dental Technician
Carlos is our on-site dental technician. He has over 35 years of dental technician experience and has been with us since the practice opened. He attended the Dental Program at Federico Villarreal University in Lima, Peru and the New York City College of Technology Department of Restorative Dentistry in Brooklyn, NY.
Having Carlos on-site is an important part of how we give the care and attention we do for our patients.