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!
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.
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.
Having been with Dr. JacquieSmiles for over 11 years, Beth splits her time between the NYC, Monroe and Woodbury offices. Elizabeth AKA Beth is one of our talented orthodontic assistants and gets specially requested by lots of our patients. She especially enjoys educating each patient about their treatment, and answering any questions they may have. Beth has been an orthodontic assistant for over 13 years. She takes the time to chat with each patient and makes every visit comfortable and positive. Our patients love Beth’s outgoing, fun, and patient personality. She enjoys working with people and is always the first to volunteer to assist anyone who needs help.
At home, she is a Mom of an awesome 11 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 and karate tournaments.
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!
Jessica is the sweet smiling face you will see at the front desk in our Woodbury office, she does a little bit of everything! She thinks of each patient as a part of our dental family, and takes customer service very seriously. She enjoys the personal relationships that have evolved, and looks forward to meeting you and your family!
Jessica loves to help others and volunteers feeding the homeless. She also has a love for dogs and is very family oriented. She enjoys spending time with her husband, on special occasions she looks forward to fine dining and dancing all night long!
Lacey has a Bachelors degree with a dual major in Adolescent Education and American History. She’s been in the dental field since 2010.
Lacey, is a receptionist at the Woodbury office where she is often the first face a patient sees and the first voice they hear. She welcomes everyone with a warm smile and a caring attitude. She works at the front desk taking care of patients’ scheduling needs, answering the phone, and many other patient needs that come her way! She really enjoys getting to know our patients and helping them any way she can!
Lacey is a huge Pitbull Advocate, she is a “voice for the voiceless” and will defend them until the end.
Eneyda has been part of the Dr. JacquieSmiles team since January 2011 and is based in the Long Island office, where she is responsible for carefully sterilizing all of the instruments. Eneyda is experienced in many aspects of the dental office which includes general, orthodontic and pediatric dentistry. Eneyda enjoys the energy of Dr. Jacquie’s office and considers Dr. Jacquie an inspiration. It’s no coincidence that Eneyda enjoys the detail-oriented work of sterilizing fine instruments – in her off hours, she is the owner of a house-cleaning business that has grown from a hobby to a second career.
Originally from El Salvador, Eneyda lives in Bay Shore where she tries to keep up with her two sons who are a source of great pride for her. Her youngest son is gearing up to join the United States Marine Corps in August 2012 and her oldest has plans to attend culinary school. Eneyda also enjoys running and yoga.
Veronica will treat each Woodbury patient like they are a guest in her own home! Her goal is to make a patient’s orthodontic journey a breeze right from the beginning. Veronica is very experienced and always enjoys having a good time with our patients. Veronica appreciates all the time, quality, and dedication Dr. Jacquie, Dr. Josh and Dr. Sara put into each individual patient and couldn’t imagine working for a better orthodontic practice.
Born and raised in Lithuania, Alina immigrated to Unites States in 1998. Alina has been working as a dental assistant since 2003. With her Dental Assistant background, she has been a dedicated asset to our office. She has the ability to make any patient calm and at ease during his or her appointment.
Alina assists in the NYC office for Dr. Nora in all aspects of chair-side clinical dentistry. She has a friendly and enthusiastic personality and prides herself on her ability to relate well to patients and put them at ease during their visit.
Alina enjoys cooking, trying new dishes and visiting her close family and friends all over Europe.