Meet the Staff

  We have taken great care in selecting each member of our office team.  It is nice to know that when you are having your teeth cleaned,

making an appointment, or filing an insurance claim, you will find our staff to be courteous and professional.  We have assembled a team that 

works together to make sure all our patient's needs are met.  Our hygienists, Linda and Andrea, have been part of our practice since

1994 and 1999 respectively.  Our front desk staff, Karen and Marisol, will take care of any questions you might have.  Maria has been Dr. Benardo's 

assistant for many years.   


  Linda Hearn graduated from SUNY Farmingdale in 1983.  She has completed numerous continuing education courses over

   the years,with a concentration on periodontal maintenance (University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry).  She has also

 been trained in expanded functions to aid Dr. Benardo in the treatment of his patients.The care and comfort of her patients

are Linda's utmost concern.




Andrea Fuentes has been affiliated with our office since 1999, when she was still in high school, as a dental assistant.Realizing

that she wanted to pursue a career in dentistry, she started dental hygiene school at SUNY Farmingdale and graduated in

2004.  She has worked in our office since then as a hygienist and is licensed to administer nitrous oxide analgesia.  Andrea is

very compassionate and works well with all age groups, especially children, easily putting people at ease.