Meet the Staff

We have developed an exceptional dental support team at B & D Dental Excellence; our exceptional and friendly staff is one of our greatest assets. We value our relationship with our patients and with each other, and are proud of the fact that some of our staff members have been a part of the practice for over twenty years. Our team recognizes that quality care requires expert diagnosis and effective communication. Our staff strives to partner with our patients to help them achieve their maximum oral health, and to provide them with the information and education necessary to understand their dental health needs. Our goal is to be our patients’ dental health partner and to help each patient find the dental health solution that is right for him or her.

Kim – Office Manager, Finance Coordinator and New Patient Coordinator

Kim is the first person you will meet when you walk through the door of B & D Dental Excellence. She will happily take you through your first visit. She helps present treatment options, schedule appointments, coordinate financial arrangements, determine insurance benefits and find answers for each patient regarding his or her dental care. She has been working in the dental field for over 32 years, all of which have been spent as a member of the B & D Dental Excellence team, and is an invaluable asset to our practice and our patients. She loves working with and getting to know all of our patients and they appreciate how thoughtful, knowledgeable and accommodating she is. In addition to her duties at B & D Dental Excellence, Kim is the Director and co-founder of The Dental Assistant School of Rockland. She loves spending time with her husband Gary, and her daughters, Kayla and Olivia, as well as traveling, shopping and going to the movies.

Linda – Registered Dental Hygienist

Linda performs regularly scheduled dental cleanings, periodontal (gum) assessments, oral cancer screening and provides oral hygiene education to each of her patients. She also places dental sealants and takes x-rays. Linda has been a part of the B & D Dental Excellence team for over 22 years and is beloved by her patients and her coworkers. She attends continuing education courses on a yearly basis to keep current on all aspects of periodontal health and the latest whitening and cosmetic procedures. She has three beautiful children, Jayson, Eric and Jasmine and loves spending time with her family, music and going to the movies.

Cristina – Dental Assistant

Cristina has been a member of our dental support team for over 23 years and has extensive knowledge of, and experience, in the field of dental assisting. She sets up treatment rooms with appropriate materials needed for procedures and assists Dr. Dunayer with various procedures, takes x-rays and cares for the patient’s needs so they can be as comfortable as possible. She orders and maintains inventory control of all of the dental supplies in our office. She is licensed by the New York Department of Education as a private school teacher and teaches dental assisting at The Dental Assistant School of Rockland. She loves to dance, cook and spend time with her husband Jun, her kids, Larry and Kimberly, and her many sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews.

Nicole – Dental Assistant & Zoom Coordinator

Nicole started working for B & D Dental Excellence as a high school student and loved us so much she decided to pursue a career in dental assisting. She has been a dental assistant and member of our team for over 20 years and has extensive knowledge of, and experience, in the field of dental assisting. She sets up treatment rooms with the appropriate materials needed for procedures and assists Dr. Dunayer with various procedures, takes x-rays and cares for the patient’s needs so they can be as relaxed and comfortable as possible. Nicole is also trained to use our Cerec machine to create same day crowns for our patients. She is licensed by the New York Department of Education as a private school teacher and teaches dental assisting at The Dental Assistant School of Rockland. She is married and loves spending time with her husband Mike, and son, Dylan. She also enjoys listening to music and hanging out with her family and friends.

Marissa – Dental Assistant

Marissa is the newest member to our team for over 4 years.  She came to us as a graduate of The Dental Assistant School of Rockland.  She assists Dr. Dunayer with various dental procedures, takes x-rays and cares for our patients so they can be as comfortable as possible.  Marissa is also trained to use our Cerec machine to create same day crowns for our patients. In her off days you can find Marissa biking, hiking and enjoying the outdoors.

Michelle- Registered Dental Hygienist

Michelle performs regularly scheduled dental cleanings, periodontal (gum) assessments, oral cancer screening and provides oral hygiene education to each of her patients to ensure proper homecare. She also takes x-rays. Michelle has been a part of our dental team for over 8 years. Michelle and her husband, Mark love the outdoors . You can often find them hiking with their adorable puppy, Reagan.