Meet the Team

Linda

Office Manager

I dedicate my days to ensuring our patients and their families have the very best dental and orthodontic experience. This includes coordinating and managing patient care and communications for the clinical, administrative, and front-desk areas, and overseeing marketing. It is so rewarding and fulfilling not only to watch our patients stay cavity free, but to see how happy and self-confident they are about their healthy mouths and their beautiful smiles.

I have been by my husband’s side and involved in the pediatric dental practice since day one, helping to make our vision become a reality: “to be a health oriented dental practice offering the highest quality personal dental care possible.” Now, we have the privilege of having our son, Dr. Justin Maccaro, orthodontist, join our dental team. I am blessed to be part of a dental team that is truly like a second family. We are always there for each other every day, both in and out of the office.

When I’m not in the office, I enjoy outdoor activities, golf, exercise, and travel; but most of all, spending quality time with my husband and our sons Justin and Alex.

Irena

Dental Assistant

Hi! I’m Irena. I love helping our nervous patients feel comfortable and safe during their visits and seeing them leave happy and smiling. I also love watching our orthodontic patients’ smiles transform and the patients gain self-confidence during treatment. I provide chairside assistance, to support both the doctors and you. I also coordinate lab work, X-rays, and records. I became part of our team in 1997 and love the friendships I’ve made with our patients and their families.

I was born in Slovenia and came to New York in 1989. I have a son, Ryan, who’s the light of my life. I love history, reading, catching up on my favorite TV shows. I also enjoy spending time outdoors, and in the summer I enjoy swimming and going to the beach.

Jackie

Dental Hygienist

Hello, I’m Jackie and I am a Dental Hygienist. I have been part of this team since 1990. I spend a lot of my day educating children and teens about their mouth: why it's important to keep it clean and healthy, and how to do so. I love watching them become independent and take control of their own oral health. I find it very rewarding when even the most nervous patient is smiling and laughing when finished and even looking forward to their next visit. 

My husband Roger and I have been married for 25 years. We have three children: Paige, Roger, and Kayla. I love being outdoors, going to the beach, swimming, and spending time with my family and friends. 

Santina

Front Desk and Treatment Coordinator

Hello and welcome. I’ll be the first smile you see when you arrive. I’ll check you in, update your records, and answer your questions. I’m also here to help find convenient appointment times, assist with your insurance questions, and review treatment plans. I’ve been part of Maccaro Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry since 1993. Since I joined, I’ve met so many wonderful people and treasure our friendships. I look forward to getting to know you and your family, too!

I share my life with a Shih Tzu named Gizmo. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my nieces. I also love to cook and eat.

Tana

Dental Hygienist

Hello. I’m one of the dental hygienists here. I first started working with our team as dental assistant in 1993, and then went back to school and earned a bacholrs degree in dental hygiene. As a dental hygienist I enjoy educating and engaging both the children and their parents on how to achieve an optimum level of dental health.

Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with my husband and our two dogs, April and Bailey. I also enjoy practicing yoga, because it’s good for my mind, body, and spirit. I like to cook, too, and love spending time with friends and family.

Theresa

Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m Theresa and I’m a dental hygienist. I joined our office team in 1993 and immediately knew I’d found my home. It’s great to work in a practice where everyone is focused on helping our patients grow up with healthy, wonderful smiles. I love seeing how happy and proud a child is, when he or she learns to take care of their smile.

I’m married and have two children, Daniella and Joseph. They’re both involved with sports, and I enjoy supporting their activities. I also like reading, baking and cooking, and spending time with family and friends. My quiet time happens when I’m walking or jogging.

"Dr. Maccaro is top-notch from his bedside manner to the way he interacts with his patients, he's very attentive, thorough & personable. The assistants and staff are also wonderful, warm, professional & extremely helpful."

"Dr. Maccaro & staff are the best! They make my daughter love going to the dentist!! "

"Words can not describe how fantastic this practice is! Amazing staff, caring, friendly. Have been patients for 15 years. Highly recommend if you need a pediatric dentist or orthodontist!"

"Dr. Maccaro and his staff are genuinely concerned for the well being of each and every patient. The office is clean, bright and child friendly. Dr. Maccaro is a well experienced health care professional."

"I have gone to Dr. Maccaro for as long as I can remember. Dr. Maccaro and all of the staff are great. They do an extremely thorough job on my cleanings and are very friendly. The office is especially kid-friendly!"