Meet Our Team
Marie has been a part of the Smile Dental Center team since 1984. She has enjoyed watching the practice flourish over the years. Marie finds that working with Dr. Crocamo, Dr. Ruiz and Dr. Sofferman, the staff, and patients has been very rewarding. She loves working with patients, helping them feel comfortable, and accommodating their busy lifestyles.
Outside of the office, Marie enjoys spending time with her husband, her two daughters, and her extended family. As a family, they enjoy boating, sitting by the pool, and hiking in Vermont.
Connie has over 18 years of experience as a certified dental assistant. Since 1997, she has been a member of the Smile Dental Center team as Dr. Sofferman’s assistant. Connie’s favorite part about working in dentistry is meeting and interacting with many different people. She feels a great sense of satisfaction when patients feel confident and ready to share their smiles.
When Connie is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her four children and her granddaughter. She also enjoys traveling to Italy as often as possible to visit her extended family.
With more than 15 years of experience as a hygienist, Mary joined the Smile Dental Center team in 2002. She became a dental hygienist because she loves to work with people. Mary treats each patient with care and respect, and always try to make their dental visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
When she is not working at Smile Dental Center, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband, and their two boys, Miguel and Gabriel. She enjoys volunteering at her children’s school and going to their soccer and baseball games. As a family, they enjoy camping and spending time together at the beach.
Sou has been a hygienist for over 15 years and joined Smile Dental Center in 2006. She loves her job and enjoys coming to work each day. Sou makes it her mission to educate her patients on good oral health and provides them the knowledge to maintain a beautiful smile for life.
When she is not at Smile Dental Center, Sou enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children, Annaly and Sonny. Her children keep her very busy with their daily activities. Sou also enjoys exercising and traveling.
Sarah has been with Smile Dental Center since 2012. She has a passion for people and truly enjoys working in the health care profession and helping others. Sarah enjoys making patients feel comfortable while they are in the office and making them feel happy about their smile.
Sarah’s family and friends are very important to her and when she is not at the office, she enjoys spending as much time with them as possible. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her English Bulldog, Ernie.
Starlene has over 20 years experience a a dental hygienist. Before graduating from the University of Bridgeport/Fones School of Dental Hygiene in 1998, she worked as a dental assistant for 3 years. She loves dentistry, enjoys helping people, and has a passion for helping one achieve overall health. In 2012, she received certification as a holistic health coach from Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC.
Starlene enjoys spending time with her husband, and two teenagers, Jaden and Mia. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, summer days, and beach vacations.
Karri joined the team at Smile Center Dental in May 2017. She went to school for dental assisting shortly after she graduated from high school many moons ago. When she craved more knowledge for the dental field, she followed her passion and went back to school to become a dental hygienist. Karri loves meeting new people and visiting with returning patients. She enjoys treating patients and bringing them to their optimal health through education and treatments as necessary to prevent future problems. Karri is very excited to be part of this team and working together to achieve the same goal – making people healthy and making them look good doing it!
When she is not working at the office, she is spending time with her husband, Tom, her three young girls and newest member, a dog named Lucy Lui. Her hobbies include refinishing furniture, making her own beauty products, and healthy treats that promote total body and mind wellness.
RECEPTIONIST, MARKETING COORDINATOR
Danesha joined Smile Center Dental as a front desk receptionist. She enjoys welcoming patients with a warm smile and engaging introduction. Being involved and helping patients with their needs is truly a passion of hers. She loves to work with the team each and every day to help patients feel great about their beautiful smiles.
When not at Smile Center Dental, Danesha loves to spend time with her family at home watching movies or simply enjoying each other’s company. She also loves spending time with her dog, Gracie.
TREATMENT PLAN COORDINATOR
INSURANCE COORDINATOR, MARKETING COORDINATOR
Ashley has been in the dental field for 12 years, and a part of Smile Dental Center since April 2018. Learning more about the dental field has always been a passion for Ashley. She enjoys coming to work each day, meeting new patients and helping make sure their appointment is stress free.
When she is not at the office, Ashley is spending time with her friends and family, traveling, or relaxing having movie night.