Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Front: Sedetra, Melissa, Dr. Erika Donovan, Dr. Dayna Cassandra, Christina, Jaida
Back Row: Barbara, Wendy


Barbara

Insurance and Financial Coordinator

I work as an advocate on behalf of my patients with the challenges that are presented by their insurance carriers. I also discuss with patients financial options available to help them with treatment cost to make dentistry more affordable for them. I enjoy talking with my patients and getting to know them on an individual level in order to provide personalized service.

Our doctors are highly trained and offer the best dental care to our patients. Not only do they treat our staff like family, but they treat our patients like family as well. Our doctors and team are passionate about the dentistry they do and are authentic. You can feel it the minute you walk through our door.

I am an avid distance runner and have completed six marathons and more than 30 half marathons. I will be running my sixth NYC Marathon this fall! When I am not running or working, you can find me volunteering at the Wayne Animal Shelter. It is there that I walk (or run) the dogs, and play and socialize the cats. My family consists of two rescue dogs, Trevor and Nestley, and cats Penelope, Mia, and Miles. I also have a foster cat, Cindy, who is 15 years old.

Christina Morin

Hygienist

I have worked in all aspects of the dental office since joining the field in 1985, from assisting to the front desk and finally hygiene. My focus is on assessing every patients’ gingival health and rendering the correct treatment, and educating patients about their oral health and how it is linked to their systemic health. I enjoy working with each individual patient to achieve a healthy smile, always providing their hygiene treatment with their comfort in mind.

I love working with Dr. Cassandra, Dr. Donovan, and our team because we all care about each other and our patients. Everyone in this office is friendly, thoughtful, and hard working.

I have been married for 35 years and am a mother of three grown daughters. We have three pets: a cat and two dogs. I love to travel and craft in my spare time. Taking care of my family and always having a full house is the best!

Melissa

Registered Dental Assistant

I joined the dental field about six years ago and it has been my passion ever since! I am an expanded functions dental assistant, which means that I assist the doctor in all procedures. Having worked here for so many years, I have built such great relationships and bonds with so many of my patients. I get excited to provide the best care I can and make everyone feel comfortable. I also love achieving new goals and furthering my education, which then allows me to create a better experience for my patients.

All of the doctors in our practice have taught me so much along the years and for that, I am so grateful. Our team feels like family and each of us brings something great to the practice. Work doesn't feel like work; it feels like home!

One of my hobbies includes staying fit, which leads to a part time position providing personal training at a gym. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Sedetra

Administrative Concierge

I graduated from New York University Dental School in 1993 with my CDA and RDA license. After working in the healthcare field and at St. Luke’s Hospital as the lead dental assistant for many years, I joined Dr. Cassandra’s team. As one of the first people our patients meet, I always make sure to greet everyone with a smile, check patients in and out with efficiency, and verify dental benefits with accuracy.

I like working with my doctors and team because we share the same goals and values. Everyone is dedicated to providing consistently excellent dental care and customer service.

I was born and raised in NYC, the oldest daughter of five siblings. I have been married for 25 years to Dennis Jenkins. In my leisure time, I enjoy reading, listening to good gospel music, dancing to R&B music tunes, shopping, traveling, playing miniature golf, and most of all attending church on Sundays.

 
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