Dentist in Garden City, NY
All our professionals at Garden City Family Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Eugene G. Porcelli, D.D.S.
Family Dentist in Garden City, NYGarden City Family Dental
- Certified Clear Correct doctor (Orthodontics using Clear Aligner Therapy)
- Certified Lumineers doctor.
- Very involved in organized dentistry.
Dr. Porcelli received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology cum laude from Hofstra University and his dental degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry, graduating in 1983. Having been born and raised on Long Island, he immediately returned and entered private practice.
From 1984-1995 Dr. Porcelli was a member of the Dental Department at Hempstead General Hospital. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Nassau County Dental Society as well as serving on the Professional Liability Committee and the Council of Ethics. In addition, he was Chairman of the Continuing Education Committee and chairman of the Council on Dental Benefits at both the local and state levels. He is also a regular contributor to the Dental Society Bulletin. In 2011, Dr. Porcelli was elected President of the Nassau County Dental Society. Also in 2011 he received an award as one of the “Top Dentists” in the New York area from TopDoc New York and has continued to receive similar awards each year. Besides being a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Society and the Nassau County Dental Society, he has also been a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Association for Functional Orthodontics. Dr. Porcelli, in 2012, was elected as a fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy (an international dental honor society) and in 2013 was elected as a fellow in the International College of Dentists.
Dr. Porcelli realizes that few people look forward to going to the dentist so he makes the experience as comfortable and as pain-free as possible and delivers that care in a calm and soothing environment. Even more unique, his office walls are adorned by the artwork he has painted himself. He attends numerous seminars and lectures to keep abreast of the most current techniques and materials available and offers his patients a wide range of dental services, from routine cleanings to full mouth reconstruction and complete cosmetic makeovers.
Kristi Carnaval, Dental Hygienist
We are proud to have Kristi Carnaval on staff as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Kristi graduated with Honors from SUNY-Farmingdale in May 2005 with an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She also continued her education at SUNY-Farmingdale and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Additionally, Kristi is licensed to administer nitrous oxide and infiltration injections to further comfort patients.
She is also very skilled in procedures such as root planing, full mouth debridement, radiographs (x-rays), placing sealants and administering fluoride treatments as well as routine prophylaxis (cleanings). Children and adults alike are put at ease by her warm manner and many of our patients have commented that they’ve just received “the best, most gentle cleaning they’ve ever had.”
Kristi loves being a dental hygienist and providing the best care possible to all patients.
Dee LoSchiavo, Dental Hygienist
Dee LoSchiavo is a valuable asset to our team. As a Registered Dental Hygienist with over twenty years of experience, Dee works with us part time. She is also a graduate of the SUNY-Farmingdale hygiene program. Dee is experienced in all aspects of hygiene procedures and wants to help and teach her patients how to maintain their healthy smiles.
Marilyn Gabrish, Office Manager and Financial Coordinator
With more than ten years experience in the dental field, Marilyn is a valuable resource for questions involving insurance issues and financing. We understand how confusing insurance plans can be, and Marilyn has the depth of knowledge to communicate with your insurance company in order to resolve questions and to help maximize your benefits.
Additionally, Marilyn is well-versed in financing options available through this office and will be happy to discuss them with you.
Jane Valenti, Scheduling Coordinator
Jane has been in the dental field for almost 25 years. She has worked as a dental assistant and now is primarily at the front desk. As perhaps one of the first people you will speak with in our office, she will always greet you with a smile and make you feel welcome and comfortable.
She will cheerfully and capably answer any questions you may have regarding our office, dental insurance, and scheduling appointments.
Stephanie Jones, Dental Assistant
Assisting alongside Dr. Porcelli, Stephanie will warmly greet you in the waiting room before escorting you to one of two operatories used in performing general dentistry tasks. Sterilizing all instruments in the autoclave and taking digital x-rays are some of the basic yet necessary tasks in providing accurate diagnosis and also maintaining a safe and sterile environment for both the staff and most importantly, for you the patient. Stephanie plays a vital role in making your visit with us as comfortable and prompt as possible.