Premier Dental NY
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.
Meet Our Team
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. Tara Pette, DDS
Dr. Pette is a graduate of Temple University. She received her D.M.D. degree in 2006. She completed an additional two-year residency program at the prestigious Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA where she was Chief Resident. The training focused on oral and maxillofacial surgery, implant placement and prosthetics.
After her training, she returned to the New York City area and worked in various offices and gained much experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to surgical treatments. Dr. Pette has also received additional training in post-doctoral courses including a surgical implant and restorative continuum program and Invisalign, achieving her current Invisalign preferred provider status in 2014.
Dr. Pette prides herself on her honesty and ability to offer dental solutions that can meet all her patients’ dental concerns. She is passionate about providing the highest-quality of care and keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry. Dr. Pette is committed to lifelong training as a way of offering her patients the best dental care possible.
“My patients are my highest priority. I am proud to provide each patient with the most personalized care possible. I look forward to meeting you.”
Dr. Pette spends most of her personal time with her husband and their two incredible twin boys. She is an avid runner and cyclist who has completed several races.
In addition to being a dentist, Dr. Pette is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters degree in Nutrition.
Dr. Laura Conciatori, DDS
Dr. Laura Conciatori is a graduate from the New York University College of Dentistry and completed a 2 year General Practice Residency serving as Chief Resident at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY from 2013-2015. She enjoys providing all aspects of dentistry to her patients in a comfortable environment. Dr. Conciatori works with children of all ages along with treating adults in preventative and cosmetic needs.
Dr. Conciatori grew up in Rockland County and is excited to be working back in the area. In her free time she enjoys cooking and catching up with friends and family.
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.
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, and 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 children.
Nicole has been a Dental Hygienist for 7 years. She received her RDH license from Bergen Community College. Prior to that Nicole studied at Ramapo College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Literature. Nicole finds it very rewarding to help her patients reach optimal oral health as well as overall health. When Nicole is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family, husband Matt and son Lukas. She is passionate about staying healthy and fit with running and going to the gym.
Angelica was born and raised in Rockland County and has been a patient of Premier Dental for over 20 years! Angelica was a track and field student-athlete at the University of Connecticut, where she studied Biological Sciences. She is a graduate of Pearl River High School and Bergen Community College where she received her Dental Hygiene License.
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 has been a Rockland County resident since 1998. Nelly has been part of the Premier Dental team since 2003 and is Dr. Craig Aronson’s head assistant. She speaks English and Spanish. She enjoys music, shopping, dancing as well as spending time the staff at Premier Dental.
Maria - Dental Assistant
Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Rockland County. Maria is bilingual and is fluent in English and Spanish. She has been with Premier Dental for over 4 years. Maria is currently attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice to pursue a B.A in Fraud Examination. She enjoys spending time with family and friends in her free time.
Crystal - Dental Assistant
Crystal Gonzalez has been a dental assistant for 4 years and has been part of the premier dental family for the past 2 years. She is currently enrolled in Dominican College pursuing a nursing degree. During her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Enjoys working with people of all ages and always has a smile to lighten up the day.
Raquel - Dental Assistant
Raquel was born and raised in Brazil. She moved to the U.S in 2005. She worked for a snack distribution company for 11 years. She’s so pleased to be part of premier team. She enjoys working out, spending time with her husband, 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.
Denise - Treatment Coordinator
Denise was raised in Rockland and has raised her family in Rockland. A graduate of Clarkstown South High School and over 30 years as a Hairdresser where she owned and operated her own Hair Salon in New City. Before joining the Premier Dental team, Denise put down her scissors and began working in a Specialty Medical office which she ran for 5 years.
She is married with 3 children and loves her 4 dogs.
As a Treatment Coordinator her job is to work side by side the dentists to help customize your treatment to meet your individual needs.
Yari - Scheduling Coordinator
Yari Rodriguez was born and raised in Rockland County.
Before joining the Premier Dental team she was a CSR for Loan Consolidation.
Yari has been part of the team for more than 6 months now. As a schedule coordinator her job is to accommodate patients at their best needs. Make sure the patient charts are in the proper place, and promptly indicate to the doctor and other appropriate staff when the next patient has arrived. Promptly update schedule changes and coordinate patient flow. Consult with the doctors or other staff to decide on rescheduling or changing the proposed treatment for the day.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends in her free time.
Jean - Social Media Director
Jean is a former banker with Wells Fargo in Westchester NY. As an experienced Banker he was responsible for performing intermediate duties and support related to branch operational activities and financial services; processes all new account transactions; assisting customers in their selection of various accounts and financial services; cross-selling the Bank's products and services.
At Premier Dental Jean is responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies for Premier Dental’s social media sites. This includes creating social media profiles, managing regular posts on Facebook, YouTube, Google Plus, and Twitter.
Jean also does the deliberate planning and goal setting development of brand awareness and online reputation content management SEO (search engine optimization) and generation of inbound traffic and cultivation of leads and sales.
Jean likes to visit NYC on the weekends and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.