Recently we celebrated our fifth year anniversary at our new location. The festivities included wine-tasting and various food items with many of our patients and friends. Here is an excerpt of my speech from that night:
12 years ago I bought an existing dental practice in Yorktown Heights. Having worked as an associate in some private practices in New York City and Westchester County, my dream of owning my own dental practice came true! 7 years later as my lease in the commerce building was coming to an end, Lucy and I looked for a property to buy and found this building. Much hard work allowed us to convert it into a state-of-the-art dental practice and we’ve been here ever since.
Here at we are a family practice and treat the whole family with lots of emphasis on quality of care! I am a Prosthodontist, which is an ADA recognized specialty in conventional and implant supported tooth replacement and tooth restoration. We are also experts in many of today’s popular cosmetic procedures. I am proud to say that in the 12 years of practicing in Yorktown Heights, our commitment to the health of our patients has remained strong and quality of care has always been a first priority.
Over many years our practice has flourished and I’ve had the honor of meeting and serving so many good people in our community. However, I do realize that we could not have done it alone and tonight is about appreciating all those who helped us along the way. Firstly I would like to acknowledge my awesome staff, whose dedication and professionalism is a big part of what we do; Lisa Piciocchi is our amazing full time hygienist! She is a superb clinician with great attention to detail. Kim Salveggi is our part time hygienist and also an awesome clinician! Erin Murphy is our treatment coordinator and receptionist. She is always on the ball and ready for just about anything that she encounters and always with lots of professionalism.
Debra Kane is one of our assistants and also part of the front desk crew. She is compassionate and caring and assists our part-time endodontist (root canal specialist) and periodontist (surgeon/gum specialist). Barbara Balchunas is our other assistant and usually works with myself. She is very positive and very good at making personal connections with our patients. Alida Palevik is the newest member of the team with much enthusiasm. She is learning the ropes quickly.
And last but not least Lucy Landolfi-Khorram is my partner and practice administrator who’s been in the dental field as long as I have. She is extremely bright and in tune with all aspects of the practice. Somehow she is able to pull it all together and always with a smile on her face! So thank you all…..I really couldn’t do it without you!
I would also like to thank all of our wonderful patients who honor us by putting their trust in our hands. You all make doing what I love even more enjoyable. Thank you for your loyalty through all the years! I am a big believer in small businesses being the back bone of our local economy. We have had the support of so many local businesses in our community and I am grateful for that. Lastly I would like to thank the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce for their support and their dedication to furthering all small businesses in our community!