Meet Our Team

Michele Knapp

Practice Manager

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Having always enjoyed the opportunity to help people, I’ve been fortunate enough to spend the last 18+ years working in the health care industry. After many years in California, I was able to head back to the east coast.

I believe relationships are the essential assets of any highly successful team. They are the building blocks that structure stability. I truly look forward to the kind-hearted, caring, team of professionals I’m privileged to work with on a daily basis. I’d also like to say how thankful I am for the amazing patients I continue to meet. It’s one of my favorite parts about being involved in this field.

When outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my two amazing children, friends and family.


Jeri Futterman

Financial Coordinator

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I have been with SBOMS for 7 years. I started with the office when there were only four employees and have witnessed its rapid growth over the years. I attribute the success of South Bedford to the amazing Doctors, Staff and Patients.

I have been married to my amazing husband Mark for 30 years and have three children, Matthew, Carly and Jamie. When I’m not working, I enjoy Yoga and traveling. I love traveling so much that even the two hours a day I commute from NJ to Westchester is enjoyable! Working at South Bedford Oral Surgery has been a positive experience; the doctors are a pleasure to work for.


Alisa Segovia

Administrative Assistant

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I am the newest member of the SBOMS team. I have the pleasure of working with and learning from this incredible staff. Everyone here at SBOMS goes above and beyond making sure each patient has an enjoyable and comfortable experience.

Outside of work, I enjoy getting manicures with my sisters, watching makeup tutorials and spending time with my fabulous family and friends.


Sherri Ceraldi

Front Desk Coordinator

Sherri

Welcome to our practice! I am the friendly face that greets our patients at the front desk. I have been in the dental industry for over 11 years. I am happy to plan your appointments, answer any questions and ensure you have a positive experience with our office. It is important to me that each patient enjoys a feeling of ease and comfort in our office.

When I’m not working, I enjoy being with my family which includes my daughters Kelly and Katie and grandson Mason. I look forward to visiting my oldest daughter and grandson in Nevada when ever time allows.


Isis Gonzalez

Dental Assistant

I am the newest employee of the SBOMS team. Before coming to SBOMS, I started in the dental field at the age of 16 working for a general dentist. I left general dentistry and worked for 10 years as the head assistant for an oral surgery office. Most recently, I was the office manager for two years at an oral surgery office.

With all my positions I’ve held in the dental field, I find that being an assistant is where I am most comfortable. The doctors and staff at SBOMS are extremely pleasant to work with and I am happy to have found my new home here.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. I am married to my husband for 20 years and have two children who I treasure. I enjoy dancing, playing competitive sports and spending time with my extended family. My family and I are big Giant, Jet and Yankee fans.


Melissa Herera

 

Dental Assistant

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You will see me in the back office. I assist the doctors clinically. I always knew I wanted to work in the dental field. Our team is full of diverse and enjoyable personalities. Everyone works as hard as they can to create an organized, enjoyable and welcoming workplace.
 
When I’m not at work I love spending time with my three children.
 

Nury Alfonzo

Dental Assistant

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I have been with SBOMS for 6 years, but have worked in Oral Surgery for 35 years as a dental assistant. I enjoy working with such a great team of doctors and staff. I was born in Colombia and I speak fluent Spanish. Being that I am bilingual, I have built up a nice rapport with our Spanish speaking patients. I am happy to help them whether it is on the phone, filling out forms or explaining the procedures in detail when needed.

When I am not at work, I enjoy going to the gym and spending time with my three children and my grandson.


Patty Droese

Dental Assistant

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I have been a dental assistant for 37 years. I have worked in general dentistry, periodontal and oral surgery. I was drawn to the dental field as a young child because of an unfortunate circumstance. I know firsthand that dental anxiety is real. I try to comfort patients that are anxious in the dental chair.

I have been married to my husband John for 28 years and we have two children, Samantha and Matthew. I enjoy traveling, cooking and spending time with my family.