Our experienced staff is especially interested in making all of our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled exclusively with children, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
Liz, Patient Coordinator/Office Manager
Often the first contact patients have with our office, Liz’s caring and passionate style is the model example of our “Dental Care With a Little Extra Care” motto. Having studied nursing for three years at Queensboro College, she draws upon her medical background to expertly schedule and assist families for conscious sedation and operating room appointments, as well as guiding them through all of our procedures. She has been in the dental field alongside Dr. Pilla for over 20 years, and is also CPR certified. When not at work she enjoys time with her husband, two children and two grandchildren and loves hopping on her bike for exercise.
Ann Marie is another valuable member of the PVPD team. She utilizes
the training she received from her BA in Health Service and Minor in Human Resource Management from Monroe College, to help our office run with the utmost efficiency. After work she enjoys time spent in the park with her baby daughter and puppy.
Nadja, the newest member of our staff is a graduate from the University of West Georgia, where she earned a B.S. in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. She was raised both in the United States and Ghana, and has also lived abroad in England and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She enjoys swimming, jogging, outdoor activities and plans on working toward her law degree.
Anaika, Dental Hygienist
Anaika is a Registered Dental Hygienist with a Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Bridgeport, and is licensed in both New Jersey and New York State. She is highly trained and certified in Local Anesthesia, Nitrous Oxide and CPR. Anaika enthusiastically educates elementary children on oral hygiene instruction daily at PVPD and offsite during Dental Hygiene Month in February. She is the author of the delightfully motivating children’s book, “Do We Really Have To Go To The Dentist?” When not in the office, Anaika enjoys tutoring students in academics and the company of her family, friends—and two dogs, Taffy and Poe.
As another one of our talented Registered Dental Hygienists, Jenny has been working in this field for almost 14 years and still looks forward to bringing smiles to children’s faces when she tells them they have no cavities. She received her AAS degree at the New York University School of Dentistry in 1994. Jenny is certified to administer and monitor Local Infiltration Anesthesia, Nitrous Oxide Analgesia and CPR. She also holds a certificate of Completion Training in Infection Control, has completed coursework at NYU for child abuse and is trained in treating children and adults with autism. Jenny is fluent in Russian, and when not in the office, enjoys being with her two daughters, Melanie and Veronica.
Erika is a Registered Dental Hygienist with her degree in Dental Hygiene from New York City College of Technology, and is licensed in three states—New York, Connecticut and California. She received her certification for Anesthesia & Nitrous Oxide from Sacramento City College and is also CPR certified. With over 14 years of experience in general/pediatric dentistry and periodontics, she still takes pride in transforming a scared child into a confidant smiling one, with her soothing care and expertise. Her other interests include filmmaking and traveling.
With over eight years of experience in the field of pediatric dentistry, Jenny’s skills have proven invaluable to PVPD. Born in Russia, Jenny has a background in teaching elementary aged school children. She is also CPR certified. When not working, Jenny enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Marisol is another skilled dental assistant and provides the valuable service of expertly sterilizing all dental instruments with the latest technology. She has completed courses in sedation, autism and pediatric trauma, in addition to her CPR certificate training. After work she enjoys reading and music.