Our Awesome Staff
Dr. Dixit-Patel, DDS
Dr. Dixit attended SUNY Stony Brook for her undergraduate education and University of Michigan for her dental degree. Dr. Dixit moved to Long Island after getting married. She completed a general practice residency at Stony Brook University Hospital and now practices at the Patchogue office of Advanced Dental Care. Dr. Dixit enjoys traveling, movies, music and spending time with her family.
Dr. Dixit is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles...
Karen Hagan, Office Coordinator
Karen was born and raised in New York. She has worked in several areas of the dental field, helping patient's chairside as well as aiding patients with their treatment and insurance needs. Karen is an experienced receptionist, patient care coordinator and insurance liaison. Having worked in the dental field for 15 years, Karen is obviously in her comfort zone.
Karen feels truly blessed to be able to work for such a caring and compassionate doctor. She has stated, " I have never felt so at home at work before and I absolutely love our team."
Gina Wilson, Registered Dental Hygienist
Gina graduated SUNY Farmingdale in 2000 with her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene. Her work is both challenging and rewarding, and she never stops learning new things. In working with a learning-oriented Doctor, she too is challenged to learn and incorporate cutting edge ideas and procedures. Gina is happily married and the mother of two beautiful children. When not in the office, Gina enjoys music, walking her bulldog & attending her kids activities.
Kerin Ackerly, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kerin is a true Long Islander, born and raised in Lindenhurst. Kerin has been in the dental field for over 10 years, starting as a dental assistant during her high school years. She graduated from SUNY Farmingdale's School of Hygiene in 2007 and has been working at our office since. She is a tremendous asset and looks forward to working with you!
Wendy Escobar, Dental Assistants
Wendy is the newest member of our assistant team. Wendy is originally from El Salvador but now considers Bay Shore her new home. She is bilingual and loves to educate the Spanish speaking community on how to improve their oral health. "Es para mi un placer assistir a nuestros pasientes de habla hispana." Wendy is a busy mom of two children. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys styling hair for friends and family.
Caroline Nyberg , Dental Assistants
Caroline was born and raised in Long Island. Although she is the youngest member of our team, she has over 6 years of assisting experience. Caroline enjoys interacting with each patient and strives to make each patient feel welcomed and comfortable. Caroline's hobbies include billiards, exercising, and outdoorsy activities.