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If you’re looking for a dependable team of dental experts, come to Whitestown Dental Care in Whitesboro, NY. Read on to learn more about the people behind the success of our practice.

Dr. Abdul Hakeem Nasar

Dr. Abdul Hakeem Nasar

Title: Owner/Dentist

Education and Experience: Dr. Nasar earned his degree in Biology and Dental Surgery in 1970. He joined the New York University in 1976, and received his New York State license in 1979. He practiced in New York City for a time before moving to Utica in 1980. Dr. Nasar founded Whitestown Dental Care in 1982. He is a lifetime member of the American Dental Association.

Favorite Part of the Job: Dr. Nasar loves taking care of patients in a friendly and positive atmosphere.

Lives In: New Hartford

Personal Facts: Dr. Nasar likes going to the gym and walking – he always participates in heart runs and walks. He also enjoys giving back to the community and volunteering for charitable programs in various areas. Family is of the utmost importance to him, which is why he especially loves spending time with his 3 grandchildren.

Dr. Faheem Nasar

Dr. Faheem Nasar

Title: Associate/Dentist

Education and Experience: He is a 2009 graduate of Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Prior to enrolling in Boston University, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Utica College. After graduating from BU, he attended a general practice residency program at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. He then worked for 2 years as a general dentist at Whitestown Dental Care.

Afterwards, Dr. Faheem Nasar went on to complete a 3-year combined orthodontics and dento-facial orthopedics/masters of business administration program at the Roseman University of Health Sciences in Henderson, NV. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the New York State Dental Association.

Personal Facts: Dr. Faheem Nasar is the son of our owner.

Dr. Tung D Nguyen

Dr. Tung D Nguyen

Title: Dentist

Education and Experience: Dr. Nguyen received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Syracuse University. He also attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey. After graduating in 2009, he completed his residency at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. He has been in private practice since then.

Dr. Nguyen is a confident healthcare professional providing quality care for his patients. Currently, he is keeping himself up-to-date with latest developments in Dentistry.

Lives In: Central New York

Personal Facts: Dr. Nguyen is bilingual, and speaks both English and Vietnamese. He lives with his wife and two children.

Corey

Corey Dental Employee

Title: Registered Dental Hygienist

Education: Corey has a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.

Experience: Corey is backed by 14 years of dental experience, including dental assisting, dental hygiene, and teaching. Corey has been with our practice since 2007.

Favorite Part of Job: Corey enjoys building relationships and educating our patients.

Holly

Holly Dental Employee

Title: Registered Dental Hygienist

Education: Holly has an Associate Degree and CPR/AED certification from Broome Community College.

Experience: Holly has more than 13 years of experience in the field of dentistry, and has been with our practice for more than 7 years.

Lives In: Remsen, NY

Favorite Part of the Job: Holly enjoys her job most when patients tell her that her work or recommendations made a positive difference to them.

Hobbies: She spends her time mostly with her family and dog, as well as traveling, gardening, and cooking.

Rebecca

Rebecca Dental Employee

Title: Office Manager

Experience: Becky has more than 20 years of experience in general dentistry, specializing in overall practice management with a focus on productivity and patient management.

Liliya

Dental Employee

Title: Clinical Care Coordinator

Education: Liliya has a Dental Assistant certificate from BOCES.

Experience: She has been a dental assistant for 12 years.

Favorite Part of the Job: Liliya loves helping during the doctor’s procedures by making patients feel comfortable. Also, she enjoys the atmosphere in the office. For her, it feels like a close-knit family.

Personal Fact: Liliya likes spending time with her family, and watching her grandsons grow up.

Nikole

Nikole Dental Employee

Title: Clinical Care Coordinator

Education: She has a Dental Assistant certificate from BOCES.

Favorite Part of Job: Nikole loves helping our patients feel comfortable during dental procedures.

Hobbies: Her interests include spending time with her family, camping, and running.

Christine

Dental Employee

Title: Patient Care Coordinator

Experience: She has several years of experience as a dental assistant and receptionist.

Hobbies: Christine enjoys time with her family, camping, and being out on the lakes on the pontoon. She also enjoys gardening during spring and fall.

Debbie

Debbie Dental Employee

Title: Clinical Care Coordinator

Education: Dental Assistant School Rochester-1973

Experience: Debbie has 40 years of experience as a dental assistant and has been with our practice for 29 years.

Lives In: Utica, NY

Favorite part of the job: Debbie thinks of Dr. Nasar and her co-workers as her second family. She enjoys talking with patients and making them feel comfortable.

Personal fact: Debbie likes taking long walks with her friends and her dog. She also enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

Melissa

Melissa Dental Employee

Title: Clinical Care Coordinator

Experience: 15 years of experience in the dental field

Hobbies: Enjoys spending time with family and reading

Favorite part of job: Melissa loves to meet new people and make patients feel comfortable.

 

Shannon

Shannon Dental Employee

Title: Patient Care Coordinator

Education: Associates Degree in business

Experience: 16 years in dental field

Hobbies: Enjoys spending time with family, camping, boating and fishing

Miranda

Miranda Dental Employee

Title: Clinical Care Coordinator

Education: Obtained dental assisting certificate from Boces.

Experience: 4 years

Hobbies: Enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor activities w/ her son such as camping & traveling.

Favorite part of job:  Being a part of improving smiles and making patients feel comfortable during dental procedures.

 

Call us today at 315-768-8161 to learn more about our highly trained and compassionate staff.

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