Meet Our Team
Marie is a familiar face to our NYC and Monroe patients because she works in both locations. She is the Practice Administrator for Dr. JacquieSmiles and oversees the day to day operations. As the office manager of the Monroe office, she is very involved in every patient’s treatment and works closely with each one to ensure that they all have the best experience possible. She is known for her cheerful devotion to our family of patients even being sure to get back to them during non-business hours.
Marie lives in Westtown, New York with her husband and their 2 children. When she is not working, she enjoys camping and boating in Lake George with her family. Her favorite TV shows are Grey’s Anatomy and Castle.
Danielle, also known as Dani has been with Dr. JacquieSmiles since 2012. Dani is the office manager for the New York City offices and she is a certified orthodontic assistant. She often travels to the Monroe and the Woodbury offices to help assist with patients on busy days.
Dani lives in Astoria with her fiance’, her dog Lincoln and her cat Buster. In her free time she enjoys watching premium cable tv shows and shopping!
Alison, is a receptionist at the Woodbury office where she is often the first face a patient sees and the first voice they hear. Alison’s positive and outgoing nature makes her a welcome sight among the office’s ultra-busy patients. The Woodbury office is fully equipped with TVs, computers, x-box, Wii and Kidzspace video games. At the front desk, Alison often has the pleasure of letting patients know those resources are there for them.
Alison has worked in Dr. Jacquie’s office for the past 8 years and has worked in the orthodontic field for the last 14 years. A Long Islander, Alison loves to run, quilt, read and enjoys sharing books with patients and colleagues.
Araksya is part of the clinical team in the NYC office. Her smile is infectious and her friendly demeanor puts all patients at ease. Patients are never hesitant to ask her questions since her personality is so inviting. Araksya is the clinical coordinator in the office and can be seen re-arranging instruments and supplies when there is down time. It is not uncommon to hear Araksya laughing with a patient while they are being treated, all in the effort to make the patient experience a memorable one.
A former professional dancer, Araksya is widely recognized in her native Europe for her enviable technical skills and undeniable grace. In addition to her 10 years spent studying at the Academy of International Ballroom Dancing in Armenia, Araksya also graduated from a private music school where she studied the flute and piano.
In 2003 she moved to the United States. Araksya earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey where she majored in biology and minored in chemistry.
Araksya lives in Manhattan with her husband and puppy Charley. She continues to dance and teach others how to dance in her free time.
Zelicy, often called “Z” around the office, works in both the New York City and Long Island offices. She began her career as an orthodontic patient many years ago, and as a result of her interest in working with patients and her interest in orthodontics, she continued on as a team member in an orthodontic practice. Z’s inquisitiveness is rewarded at Dr. Jacquie’s office, where staying on top of industry trends and using cutting edge technology is in the job description.
Zelicy’s professionalism is matched by her lively personality and she can frequently be heard humming or singing a tune around the office and exchanging jokes with colleagues and patients. When she’s not working, she loves to relax at home by watching CSI and America’s Funniest Home Videos.
Ivelisse, also known as Ive (“Ivy”), is a CDA-certified assistant and a familiar face to patients in both the Long Island and New York City offices. As a clinical coordinator, Ive is responsible for making sure all of the day-to-day operations run smoothly and efficiently. From ensuring the orthodontists and dentists have the tools on hand they need, facilitating the smooth flow of patients through the office, making permanent retainers and taking impressions of patients’ teeth.
When she’s not working, Ive spends most of her time with her daughter – most often at the movies, shopping or grabbing a bite. A Queens native, Ive is fluent in Spanish and English.
Elizabeth, AKA Beth has been a part of Dr. Jacquie’s team for many years. Beth has been an orthodontic assistant for over 10 years. A few years ago, she left the orthodontic field for a few years. She missed working at Dr. Jacquie’s and working with patients, so she came back. Beth splits her time between the NYC, Monroe and Woodbury offices. Recently she was promoted to Woodbury office manager and has been working hard to implement her ideas into the office.
At home, she is a Mom of an awesome 10 year old girl named Mia. Beth is a supportive Mom, she is her daughter’s biggest fan, and cheers Mia on at all her softball games.
Russell started working at Dr. JacquieSmiles as an intern in the Manhattan office after studying in a dental assisting program. During his time as an intern, he began to learn the different facets of a dental practice; specifically Orthodontic. At the end of his internship, Dr. Jacquie invited him to join the team full time, as an assistant. Currently, Russell is pursuing his hygienist license and continues to learn and grow as an assistant in Dr. Jacquie’s practice.
Michelle works closely with each patient to ensure they get most personalized and informed treatment plan, striving for excellence in every aspect of the dental field.
Michelle currently lives in New Jersey with her boyfriend where they like to spend their weekends at theme parks and watching Dexter. You can also find her enjoying the occasional Shark Bite at Joe’s Crab Shack!