Our Awesome Staff
Puravi Dixit-Patel, DDS
Dr. Dixit-Patel graduated with a B. S. in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University. She earned her dental degree in 2000 from University of Michigan and completed a General Practice Residency at Stony Brook Hospital. Dr. Dixit-Patel has been practising at this office since 2005. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Dixit-Patel is truly happy to be at work with her "dental family". When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children and dog (Bella). Her hobbies include researching different destinations and cultures, traveling, listening to music and reading.
Gina Wilson, Registered Dental Hygienist
Gina graduated SUNY Farmingdale in 2000 with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been at this office since 2005 and has become an integral part of this dental family. As a dental hygienist, her focus is on providing high quality care to patients and educating them on how to maintain good oral health. Gina is committed to making hygiene appointments a comfortable and positive experience. Her work is both, challenging and rewarding as she constantly keeps us with the changing dental market.
When Gina is not at the office, she keeps busy with her two teens and bulldog.
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!
Kerin is very sweet, extremely thorough and takes time to make you comfortable in her care.
Cindy M. Silva, Registered Dental Assistant
Cindy is a Long Island native and an energetic, fun-loving mother of two. She has worked as a dental assistant for over 20 years and is passionate about patient care. Every encounter with Cindy is one in which you will walk away with a laugh. Her greatest joys in life include being a gymnastics mom to a future olympian, dancing to latin music, singing along with 80’s music in the car, and family vacations to Disney World. She has been with the practice since 2015 and looks forward to her ongoing career in this rewarding profession. She truly enjoys working alongside her team and is committed to making every patient feel like part of the Advanced Dental Care family!
Dayana Matute, Dental Assistant
Dayana was borned and raised on Long Island. She has been working in the dental field since 2014, and is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. She loves what she does because she likes working hands-on alongside the dentist. Dayana is very kind and makes every patient feel welcomed to the office. Currently Dayana is pursuing a career in Dental Hygiene at Plaza College in Queens. In her free time she enjoys taking trips to her home country in Ecuador and spending time with her family.
Bianca Oreziak, Front Desk Coordinator
Bianca was born and raised in Queens but has been living on Long Island with her husband and 3 boys for the last 7 years. She has been working in the dental field for 14 years. Bianca is an experienced receptionist, patient care coordinator and insurance liaison. She will make you feel comfortable from the time you call our office. As the newest member of our staff, Bianca truly compliments our dental family with her pleasant personality and her friendly smile.