Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team


Marie headshot 2014 BKGMarie 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.


Dani headshot 2014 BKGDanielle, 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 cat Buster. In her free time she enjoys watching premium cable tv shows and shopping!!


Ive headshot 2014 BKGIvelisse, 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.


Russell headshot 2014 BKGRussell 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 headshot 2014 BKGMichelle 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 headshot 2014 BKGJessica 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 headshot 2014 BKGLacey 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.


Alana headshot 2014 BKGBorn 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.


Sierra headshot 2014 BKGSierra is one of the cheerful faces you might see in both our Woodbury and our New York City locations. She was born and raised in Long Island, but she spends a lot of time in Indiana, as she is currently a student at the University of Notre Dame. She has hopes to go to medical school or even dental school, and stay a part of our team for years to come.

Since 2012, Sierra has loved greeting every patient that walks through our doors. She began greeting our patients and sterilizing instruments, but she’s always willing to learn something new and she’s excited to help with assisting in the future. Her favorite part about working with us developing a friendship with the patients and getting to know each one individually – she says that she tries to make every orthodontic or dental experience an enjoyable one for the patient.

Sierras passion is horseback riding – hobby she’s had since she was only 6! In her spare time, Sierra loves to be at the stables and to spend time with her family and friends on the boat!


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