Our Team

Nick Augenbaum DDS, FICOI, AFAAID

Dr. Nick is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He attended Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, followed by a one year general practice residency at New York Hospital of Queens and an additional two-year advanced surgical and prosthodontics program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.

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Elliot Koschitzki, DDS, FICOI, AFAAID

Dr. Elliot is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He attended New York University College of Dentistry, followed by a three-year advanced surgical and prosthodontics program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center where he taught as the Chief Resident of the General Practice Residency Program.

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Ellen Karpinski (RDH)

Ellen Karpinski is our wonderful dental hygienist. Ellen has been working in our office for 17 years. She is a master of painless gum treatment. Ellen goes out of her way to make your experience wonderful. Ellen prides herself in continued education and advancement in dentistry. Her priority is caring for every patient and brining them to total health. A visit with Ellen is fun and easy!

Tiolca Reyes, CDA (Dental Assistant)

Tiolca has been in dentistry for over 4 years.  She is a certified dental assistant and continues to develop her education in dentistry.  Tiolca truly enjoys dentistry and providing exceptional care to her patients.  She strives to be honest, caring, and passionate about her job.  Tiolca takes the time to explain and answer patients questions and has an amazing chairside manner.  Tiolca is also bilingual!  She is able to translate for our Spanish speaking patients so they are fully informed and all of their questions have been answered.  Tiolca states, “My number one priority is making patients feel comfortable and aware of what is going on.  I always hope their visits are wonderful and sweet, like the fresh cookies I bake at the office every day!”

Cherese Hollenstein (Dental Assistant)

Cherise is a Dental Assistant with a CD and continuing education in dental hygiene. With more that 6 years of experience, she is most passionate about improving patients lives and self confidence through better dental health.

Michelle Grant

Michelle came to us with over ten years experience in the dental and healthcare financial sector. She is an empathetic listener with a diverse background, able to make patients feel at ease from the very first encounter. Michelle’s real value lies in her unique ability to understand the individual needs of each patient, helping them to maximize the use of their insurance benefits, and expertly applying creative solutions to help patients overcome financial obstacles that may otherwise have prevented them from enjoying better dental health.

Kimberly Cristani

Kimberly has been caring for patients for over 15 years . She is your first point of contact . Kimberly will address & direct your needs as well as any concerns to the caring doctor that is just right for you. She works closely with the clinical team and the front office to assure that your care is comfortable and convenient.

Amy Rigel

Amy joined our South Huntington office after 15 years of retail management. Amy is quite knowledgeable of dental terminology and insurance. She loves connecting with the patients and making sure all their needs are taken care of for a great experience.

Norka Sierra

Norka comes to our office with eleven years of experience as a Dental Assistant.  She is State Certified and excels in both chair-side General Dentistry and Oral Surgery.  She is bilingual and fluent in both Spanish and English. Her top priority is making sure everything is set, clean, and organized for a great patient experience.  She loves working with the team at the South Huntington Office.