Gilde has been working as a Dental Assistant for 35+ years. She first attended Dental School at the University of Carabobo in Venezuela, her native country, and then continued her education when she moved to the United States. Gilde's warm nature, gentle touch, and welcoming spirit helps patients feel more relaxed and at home during their visit. Her ability to speak English and Spanish fluently allows her to open up to a wide reach of patients. Gilde believes every day at work is just another chance to help patients maintain and achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. Outside of the office, you can find her spending time with her daughters, playing with her grandson, crafting, and enjoying nature. When you come to our office, Gilde will likely be one of the first people to greet you with a warm welcome and a huge smile.
Ruth is a native of New Jersey and has worked in the dental field for twenty years. 12+ of those years have been here in Teaneck with the Plaza Dentistry team. A true second family. She is nothing but grateful for each and everyone of their positive contributions to her life and our team. In addition to Plaza Dentistry she has also had the honor of being a full time caregiver for 22+ years to one of the most amazing humans, that she has the privilege of calling, Mom.
Her caregiving work is hard to say the least however; it has been a true hidden blessing that has taught her so many life skills like endurance and essential qualities like patience, empathy with a true altruistic spirit. A truly humbling yet soul rewarding experience that to this day helps her in her daytime position here at Plaza Dentistry. She thoroughly enjoys helping our patients manage not just their dental health but also getting to know them on a more personal level, she cares about what challenges they may be facing in their lives and is interested in their overall well-being. Ruth feels personally responsible for creating a positive, friendly yet professional experience for anyone that passes through our doors starting from their first phone call. If Ruth can be of any help to our loyal family of patients she is always just a phone call, email or text away.
Andrea has been working in the dental field for over 20 years as a Dental Assistant for both General Dentists and Orthodontists.
She went on to become a dental hygienist 12 years ago, and is very happy that she did; she is extremely passionate. Her favorite part about her job is seeing the joy in patients after their cleanings. It brings her great satisfaction to know that even in a small way, she was able to help maintain and improve their health.
Outside of being a hygienist, Andrea loves spending time with her husband, and together they spend time reading their favorite book: the Bible. She also loves to cook for her family and friends!
Lana has been in the dental field since 2005. Her passion for dentistry inspired her to become a dental hygienist. Lana holds Bachelor of Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an Associate of Applied Science from Bergen Community College.
She takes pride in providing quality dental care, creating a positive and comfortable experience for each patient. She strives to educate her patients to set and to reach their oral health goals. She has experience in Pediatric and General Dentistry. In addition, she holds a local anesthesia license.
Lana is a native of Minsk, Belarus, and when she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is passionate about traveling, dancing salsa, and trying new cuisines.