Patty is Saratoga Smiles team leader. She has been a valuable member of the team since 2005. She feels fortunate to be a part of such a unique and talented group of professionals with a passion for quality dental care. Patty will always greet you with a warm welcome to our practice whether It is on the phone or here in person. As an experienced administrator, she is happy to assist both our patients and team members in any way that she can. Patty is married and has two sons and a daughter-in-law. When not working patty enjoys spending time with her family & puppy Teddy, gardening, reading, hiking, and kayaking.
Stephanie Has been a registered dental hygienist since 2009. She started working with Dr. Dennis in 2011. After taking some time off to start a family , she is excited to be back working with dr. Dennis and the Saratoga smiles team. Stephanie enjoys engaging with her patients and getting to know them all while providing the highest standard of care. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children.
Michele joined our team as a Registered dental hygienist in 2021. She graduated from HVCC in 1996 with her degree in dental hygiene and health sciences. Michele is a team player and works in-sync with her co-workers. Michele is highly dedicated as a clinician and gives her patients individualized top notch care. Her top priority is making sure our patients are at ease and comfortable and receive the best care. Outside of work Michele enjoys spending time with her 3 boys and pets. She is also an avid golfer, hiker and loves to exercise.
Rachel is a returning member of our dental team and feels so fortunate to be a part of such a talented team. After taking time off to start a family and finish school, she is back with 15 years of dental assisting experience. Rachel Graduated from HVCC with her degree in dental assisting and Health Science and is also a phlebotomist. Rachel goes above and beyond to make patient comfort her priority while helping them achieve a beautiful smile. Outside of work Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, scuba diving, gardening, cooking, and being a dance mom. Rachel is also into holistic health with essential oils and is a Reiki Practitioner.
Holly has been a dental assistant for 29 years and joined Saratoga Smiles in 2018. She has her college degree in business travel and tourism, however found her true passion in dentistry. Holly Graduated from HVCC with her degree in dental assisting in 1997. She goes above and beyond for her patients, and it shows in her professionalism, and knowledge of dentistry. In her spare time, she makes specialty cakes and is rehabbing an old farmhouse. She loves the outdoors, especially hiking and paddle boarding with her husband and kids. The ocean is one of her favorite places to be.
Melissa joined our team in 2018, looking for a strong supportive team that would respect and embrace her as a knowledgeable team player with the willingness to grow. Behind her smile and bubbly personality is 20 years of dental experience with 7 years as a dental assistant educator at the Adirondack dental assisting school. In 2002 melissa started working as a chair side dental assistant where she quickly learned she had found her niche and passion for working closely with doctors and patients to achieve goals of smile makeovers. Wanting to expand her functions a dental assistant she went on to study at HVCC and completing her national board exam and completing her New York state licensure to be a dental assisting educator. Melissa has a compassionate presence that helps her patients feel safe, comfortable, and confident in her care. Melissa, her husband David and 3 children love the outdoors, they enjoy spending their time as a family in the Adirondacks boating and camping. They also enjoy vacationing in Maine in the summer and skiing in the winter. Melissa is very health conscious and loves to work out at metabolic.
Dental Assistant / Administrative Assistant
Michele has been a valued member of Dr. Dennis’s team since 2012. She was fortunate enough to join the practice as a dental assistant graduating from the Adirondack dental assisting school. After years of dental assisting, Michele has taken on an administrative role to assist our team and patients. Michele truly enjoys her time caring for our patients and getting to know them like family. She also feels blessed to have such an amazing hard-working and fun-loving team of co-workers. During her spare time Michele enjoys camping, hiking, quilting, reading, and cooking with her husband, she also has two grown daughters who are her proudest accomplishments, and two furry kids name molly and Charlie.