Hygienists, Assistants & Staff


Mary has been with Rifkin Dental for 29 years (now, that is dedication!). Mary graduated from NY Technical College in Brooklyn. She has three children, 2 boys, and a girl -- and just recently became grandmother to a handsome young grandson. Mary loves to go to Ireland to visit relatives and the shore on relaxing weekends.



Terry has been working at Rifkin Dental for 27 years! Terry graduated from Broome Community College, Binghamton. Terry has 3 daughters that are now graduated college and hard at work. She has a dog named 'Hank' that she loves spending time with when she's not away at the family's annual vacation -- this year's trip is to Ocracoke Island, NC.
Fun Fact: Terry likes to knit and cook.


Crystal has been with Rifkin Dental since 2013. Crystal graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. She started dental assisting after high school and fell in love with the field, later attending a dental hygiene program at IU and graduating at the top of her class. She enjoys participating in continuing education so she can stay up to date on the highest quality care for each and every patient.

She has two beautiful children and enjoys spending time with them outdoors. Fun Fact: Crystal grew up in the midwest and is a relative newcomer to the east coast.


Courtney has worked at Rifkin Dental for nearly a year. She went to school at Orange County community college in Middletown where she graduated top 3 in the dental hygiene program.

She has a 2-year-old dog named Mocha -- and she's just as hyper as her name implies. She loves trying new restaurants, baking sweets, scrapbooking and any crafts involving pictures. Courtney is a certified for anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration and an active member of the American Dental Hygienists Association.


Sheila has been with Rifkin Dental since 2013, and in the dental industry since 2000. She is a Dental Assistant National Boards certified assistant, currently fulfilling requirements for a Fellowship with the American Dental Assistant Association.

Sheila is the proud owner of a very handsome 4-year-old Rottweiler named 'Rex'. Her favorite vacation spot is Hawaii, even though she's originally from snowy Chicago. Fun fact: Sheila enjoys cross-stitching and crafting -- taking advantage of the gift of good hands!


Sarah has been with us since 2015. She graduated from the Dental Assistant School of Rockland and is currently enrolled in Monroe Community College, expanding her knowledge in Dental Assisting. Sarah enjoys arts and crafts, star-gazing and spending quality time with her family.

Fun Fact: Sarah loves to dance to Bachata and Merengue Music and can make some delicious Enchiladas!


Tricia is one of the newest members of the Rifkin Dental family. She moved to New York from Arizona 4 years ago. She graduated from Carrington College and has been a dental assistant for the last 5 years. Her passions away from dentistry include travel, baking, watching the NY Rangers and spending time with her family, friends, and boyfriend. When she isn't working she enjoys vacationing in Aruba or spending time back home in Arizona. 



Stephanie has been with Rifkin Dental for 6 years. She comes with over 25 years of Dental Assistant experience and is a National Board Certified Assistant. She is always working to develop her patient interaction skills. Stephanie has two children of which she is very proud, Thomas and Diana. Her favorite vacations have been to Disney and New Hampshire. Fun Fact: Stephanie loves hearing music and she is a huge Rod Stewart fan.


Nikki is the office manager of the Rifkin Dental Family! She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BS in Communications Sciences and brings her creative talents to the team. Nikki was a professional musical theater performer for 10 years but is enjoying on her most difficult role yet as Mom to her 9-year-old twins. When she isn't working at the office she enjoys teaching voice and dance at SSSPA in Brewster, NY.  


Dawn has been a dental assistant for over 25 years and is now a member of our front desk team! Before she entered the world of dentistry she was a flight attendant for TWA. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, listening to classical music, the outdoors, and spending time with her family. She is our resident Rifkin Dental baker and she makes our office a sweet place to be. 



Katie has been a member of the Rifkin Dental Team for 5 years and graduated with a degree in business and hospitality from SUNY Oneonta. Our patients love being welcomed by her gorgeous smile and warm personality. She enjoys traveling to Maine each year and one of her favorite destinations to visit is Barbados. In her free time she enjoys dancing, singing, reading and spending time with her husband and rescue kitty Hudson.