Our Vision Statement...
Premier Dental is a dedicated team of experts committed to providing extraordinary service and the highest quality of care ever imagined. Our goal is to achieve excellence for all of our patients, in a comfortable, stress-free environment, within our state of the art facility. Our compassionate team will always be there to listen to your needs and respect your concerns in every way possible. We aim to create the foundation for optimal oral health and beautiful smiles.
Dr. Craig Aronson, DDS, FAGD, AFAAID
Dr. Aronson is the owner and founder of Premier Dental and Premier Smiles. He has been treating patients of all ages in Rockland since 1988.
After graduating from the State University of New York at Binghamton, Dr. Aronson was one of 27 students accepted to The State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. Aronson did a specialized post-doctoral training program at Englewood Hospital (Columbia University Affitiliate) where he focused on treating pediatric patients, children and adults with special needs, dental trauma, endodontics, periodontics, implantology, simple and complex reconstructive dentistry, anesthesia and oral surgery. Dr. Aronson has received numerous academic and clinical awards during the course of his education and training.
Implantology was in its infancy "back in the day," and Dr. Aronson was and continues to be a pioneer in the field. He went on to receive his Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) and completed general and advanced mini-residency courses in implantology, where he trained with many world leaders in the field. He is also an Associates Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, a credential achieved by less than 2% of all dentists.
First and foremost, Dr. Aronson strives to make every patient's experience a positive one. Combining technology, education, and compassion, Dr. Aronson prides himself on providing the best dental care available in the world right here in Rockland County.
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In his minimal free time, Dr. Aronson enjoys spending time with his family, bicycling, tennis, boating, skiing, and ice hockey.
Dr. Adam Travan, DDS
Dr. Adam Travan is one of our newer team members, joining Premier Dental in 2012. Dr. Travan was accepted a year early at New York University's College of Dentistry after his junior year at Iona College. After graduation from NYU Dental, he completed his General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel where he was selected as Chief Resident, one of the youngest in program history.
Dr. Travan is licensed in New York and New Jersey and is a faculty member at NYU's College of Dentistry teaching first- and second-year dental students. He prides himself on having a gentle hand and making his patients as comfortable as possible.
Dr. Travan is new to Rockland County, having recently moved from Jersey City to Nanuet. He is an avid football fan (Go Jets!), and enjoys photography (you may see some of his pictures on our monitors) and music. He loves spending time with his wife (a dental hygienist) and is the proud father of two children under the age of two (Hailey and Chase).
Dr. Tara Pette, DDS
Dr. Pette is a graduate of Temple University where she completed a two-year residency at Albert Einstein in Philadelphia and served as Chief Resident. Dr. Pette also has a Masters degree in Nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian. As an experienced dentist of 10 years, Dr. Pette provides general preventive care with extensive training in cosmetic dentistry, implantology, maxillofacial restoration, and oral reconstruction.
Dr. Pette's philosophy is to provide quality state-of-the-art care in a pleasant, relaxed environment while keeping up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry.
Dr. Pette is married, the proud mother of twin boys, and is an avid runner and cyclist who has completed several races.
Julie , RDH
I have been a registered dental hygienist for over 20 years, and I am also a self-proclaimed exercise and nutritional enthusiast. I believe in prevention of disease and teach our patients the skills they need to achieve a healthy mouth. Working with Dr. Aronson has kept me up to date with the newest and most innovative dental technologies, and I have even learned to like the computer despite my initial fears.
My husband Robert and I have four children aged 9 to 30 years old, and we are now proud grandparents as well. My hobbies include reading, daily walks with my little white puppy, yoga, and spinning.
Diana , RDH
I have been in the dental profession for over 20 years. I became a hygienist in 1996, and before that, I worked as a dental assistant since middle school for Dr. Aronson. I received my A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene from Bergen Community College, then continued on to Montclair State University, earning a B.S. in Allied Health Services. Since 1998, I have been teaching at Bergen Community College in the Dental Hygiene Clinic. I enjoy my profession as a dental hygienist and work with a great group of colleagues at Premier.
I love spending time with my 2 young boys.
Nicole , RDH
Nicole was born and raised in Rockland. A graduate of Pearl River High School, Ramapo College and Bergen Community College, where she received her Registerd Dental Hyigene license. A patient of Premier Dental since childhood, she has been working with the Premier team since 2013.
Nicole is married. She enjoys spending time with her husband, siblings, and the staff at Premier.
Magda - Clinical Supervisor
I have been part of the Premier Dental team since 1988. Over the years, I’ve learned so much and have been fortunate to work with such great staff. I aim to deliver the very best chairside experience to our patients.
On the weekends, I enjoy spending time with my family and dog, who keep me on my toes.
Yinnett - Dental Assistant
Yinnett was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. in 1986. She graduated from North Rockland High School and has a degree in Business Administration from St. Thomas Aquinas College. Yinnett has been working with Dr. Aronson and Premier Dental since 2001, and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
She is married with three beautiful children.
Nelly - Dental Assistant
Nelly was born in the Dominican Republic, came to the U.S. when she was 12 years old, and has been a Rockland County resident since she moved here. Nelly has been part of the Premier team since 2003 and speaks English, Spanish, and Italian.
She enjoys spending time with her three beautiful daughters. Nelly loves music and shopping.
Maria - Dental Assistant
Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Rockland County. Maria is bilingual and is fluent in English and Spanish. Graduated from North Rockland High School and aspires to become a dental hygenist.
An outgoing, independent and responcable young woman with a strong passion for the field of dentistry. Enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Jamile - Office Manager
Jamile was born and raised in Rockland County. She graduated from Wallace State College in May 2000 and has been employed at Premier Dental since 2001. Her family is originally from Haiti, and she can speak Creole, French, and English. Her job is to make sure all your accounting and insurance questions are addressed.
Jamile is married and enjoys spending time with her husband and son Jonathan.
Lisa - Insurance Coordinator
Lisa has been an employee at Premier Dental since 2008 and has significant knowledge of insurance benefit processing and claims coordination. In addition to English, Lisa can also speak Bosnian. As part of the Administrative Team, her job is to assist patients with their insurance inquiries and submitting claims. She is married and a mother of three.
Paula - Treatment Coordinator
Paula is a Rockland County resident and local to South Orangetown who has been employed with Premier Dental since June, 2012. She has 24 years of work experience within a credit union. Her job is to work side by side with the dentists to customize your treatment plan to meet your individual needs.
She is married, a mother of three children, and an avid ice hockey fan.
Angelica - Scheduling Coordinator
Angelica was born and raised in Rockland County and has been a patient of Premier Dental for over 20 years! Her job is to assist patients at the front desk and also assist the CDT on staff.
A student-athlete at the University of Connecticut, Angelica studied Biology. She has a strong passion to pursue a career within the field of dentistry.
Farwah - Administrative Assistant
Farwah joined us as an intern in 2011 to see what the dental office is all about, and it was love at first sight! She quickly picked up the ins and outs of the office and graduated from Binghamton University in May, 2012. At Premier Dental, she works as a dental and administrative assistant, so she get the best of both worlds in the field of dentistry!
She also plans on going to dental school to pursue her passion of building confident smiles and helping people in need.