Meet Our Team
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.
Dr. Matthew Glastein, DMD is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania school of Dental Medicine, got his Master of Science in Physiology from University of Cincinnati and his BA of Science in Biology from Lafayette College.
We are very excited to have him on the team. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, traveling and cycling.
Joanne is our Patient Coordinator. Joanne has over 25 years of experience in dentistry services. From your first phone call, to your first visit, Joanne is dedicated to making sure your experience with us is nothing short of fantastic!
She has two beautiful daughters and enjoys racquetball, gardening and knitting.
Give Joanne a call today and start your journey to a healthy beautiful smile!
Laura is our resident expert in all things! Most importantly she is our insurance guru. She 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, scrapbooking and gardening.
Have a question about insurance? Call Laura today!
Babette and Loretta are our amazing hygienists!
Babette comes to us with 18 years of dental experience. A graduate of Onondaga Community College she loves to read and has a collection of over 2000 books!
Loretta has spent 20 years honing the skills she brings to our practice. She’s been with Dr. Aki Shirakura for 6 of those years. A graduate of Farmingdale and Northeastern, when she’s not making teeth sparkly clean with us, she enjoys spending time with her family. Her husband John and her two kids GianCarlo and Giana.
Babbette and Loretta will make sure you and your family continue your journey to a healthy smile.
Our Dental Assistant Cinthya and has been for the past 8 years. Her positive attitude and friendly personality helps keep our patients at ease and their visit light and fun. Things we strive to keep associated with your dental visit.
She’s been in dentistry for eight years graduating from The Westchester School for Dental Assistants, LLC. She continues to pursue her degree in Business Management at The College of Westchester.
Born in Lima, Peru, she speaks fluent Spanish and is a huge New York Rangers and Mets fan!
Edvina our Dental Assistant come to the dental industry as a second career! A former teacher she attended The New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants and has been with us for almost 4 years now. She is Albania and speaks three different languages. She is married with two kids and a dog. When she’s not here assisting and delighting our patients, she enjoys biking and swimming.
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.
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 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.