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Meet Our Team

John Stanescu, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist
Biography

Keith Annapolen, DDS, MAGD

General & Cosmetic Dentist
Biography

AnnMarie Naughton, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Born and raised on Long Island, AnnMarie has been in the dental field for 45 years, having started as a dental assistant. She graduated from Farmingdale University’s dental hygiene program in 1987.  She went back to school part time and earned a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She is certified in local anesthesia and the use of nitrous oxide. 

She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and the local component. Her patients are like family to her as she strives to maintain their oral health. 

AnnMarie is married and has two daughters and two grandchildren, with whom she enjoys spending as much time as possible. She enjoys outdoor activities like boating, gardening and walking along the beautiful South Shore.

Angela Naranjo, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Biography content pending.

Barbara Buczkowski, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Barbara grew up on Long Island and attended State University of New York at Farmingdale.  She currently holds a license for local infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia.

She is married, has three daughters and two grandchildren.  She enjoys traveling and spending time with her “terrific” grandchildren.

Denise DeSarno, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Denise earned an Associate in Applied Science (ASS) degree in Dental Hygiene from New York City College of Technology. She then completed her residency at Brookdale Hospital’s Department of Dental Medicine where she received additional training and assisted in all specialties of dentistry and oral pathology.

Denise has received post graduate certificates in Advanced Periodontal Therapy and Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Administration from Farmingdale State University, and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy from New York University’s College of Dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association.

Denise has a passion for learning and growing in her profession. She has earned over 645 hours of accredited continuing education. 

Denise enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family.

Peggy Deegan

Office Manager

Peggy Deegan attended Adelphi University and graduated with a degree in finance and management. She worked in banking for 20 years, primarily in the mortgage industry.  

Peggy started her career in dentistry ten years ago.  She loves dealing with patients and is passionate about making sure they receive quality service. 

Peggy lives with her two boys in Massapequa. She loves the beach, boating and spending time with friends and her kids. 

Cecilia Warshaw

Patient Coordinator

Born in Uruguay, Cecilia Warshaw came to the United States at the age of eight. She grew up in Baldwin with her parents and brother. 

After receiving an associates degree in paralegal studies, Cecilia worked in Family Court as a paralegal helping victims of domestic violence obtain orders of protection. Prior to joining Elite Family Dental Care, Cecilia worked as a dental assistant for nine years 

Cecilia lives in Massapequa with her husband and three girls. Cecilia holds a real estate license and enjoys spending time with her family, going to spin classes and playing pickleball with her friends.

Theresa Susino-Rodriguez, RDA

Dental Assistant

Theresa’s interest in dentistry started early. While still only a junior in high school, she had an after-school job working for a local dentist.  She went on to study dental hygiene at Farmingdale State College (SUNY). Wishing to strengthen her skill set, she became a Registered Dental Assistant in the State of New York, allowing her to perform duties beyond those of someone without such a license.

In her time away from the office, she enjoys the beach, reading a great book and spending time with her husband and two kids.

Johara Zavala

Dental Assistant

Biography content pending.

Melissa Delgado

Dental Assistant

Biography content pending.

Elite Family Dental Care

1835 Cynthia Ln
Merrick, NY 11566
Read more about our dental services

Cosmetic Dentistry
Our experienced dentists help patients enhance their smiles by offering the latest in cosmetic treatments including Zoom! teeth whitening, Invisalign, and natural-looking dental implants.

Restorative Dentistry
Restorative treatments preserve your natural teeth wherever possible. Whether it be tooth-colored fillings, same-day crowns (made in our onsite dental lab), or natural-looking dental implants – our team will restore your smile to health and beauty by leveraging the recent advancements in dental technologies.

Dental Implants
As the premium option for replacing missing teeth, dental implants not only improve the appearance of your smile, they also improve your oral and overall health. Matching your natural teeth in color, size and shape, dental implants help restore your bite force, preserve your jawbone, and improve your confidence.

Invisalign
Invisalign offers discretion, comfort, and freedom to enjoy your favorite foods – all while getting a perfectly aligned smile. Our dentists have years of specialized experience in using these clear aligners to create beautiful, brilliant smiles.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening
Painless, professional-grade teeth whitening gives patients a megawatt smile – in just a single visit. Safer and more effective than store-bought whitening kits, Zoom! teeth whitening can bring out the best in your smile in just about an hour.

Periodontal Disease
Gum disease has the potential to lead to serious health problems. Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for periodontal disease are essential to maintaining good oral health – and overall health.

CEREC Crowns
CEREC crowns – also known as same-day crowns – are available at Elite Family Dental Care. Using computer assisted design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM), your permanent crown can be made while you wait, eliminating the need for multiple visits to restore a damaged tooth.

Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are included in our preventative dental care. At your bi-annual checkup, you will be screened for any warning signs. Our digital imaging technologies also allow for the identification of symptoms beneath the surface of the mouth, cheeks, and gums.

Emergency Dentistry
Emergency dental services are available for patients who experience a loose crown, knocked-out tooth, or trauma to the teeth and jaws.

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