Amy, Dental Assistant
Amy was born and raised in Gouverneur and still resides here with her family. She has been working with Dr. Gardner since 2010. Amy earned a Dental Assistant Certification with Distinction from Monroe Community College, and an Associates Degree in Applied Science from Herkimer Community College.
Amy has a special interest creating beautiful smiles through Orthodontics and the advanced Procedures that Dr. Gardner offers.
Ranisa, Dental Assistant
Ranisa has nearly ten years of dental experience. She started working in the dental field at the Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country. She joined Dr. Gardner’s team in 2006 as Dr. Gardner’s lead assistant. A native of Gouverneur, Ranisa graduated from SUNY Canton with an Associates Degree in Individual Studies and a two year certificate in Health Science Careers.
Her quick wit and calm nature make Ranisa a natural at comforting even the most anxious dental patient. Ranisa is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Power House Pilates instructor who likes to spend her spare time teaching classes and working out.
Laura, Dental Hygienist
Laura joined Dr. Gardner’s team in 2008. A St. Lawrence County native, Laura pursued her interest in dentistry early, completing an internship with a local general dentist and oral surgeon, before earning her AAS in Dental Hygiene from Broome Community College.Laura is New York State Board Certified as a Dental Hygienist and New York State Certified in Local Infiltration Anesthesia.
In addition Laura has attended the Dawson Academy to learn the skills needed to offer her patients complete care. With her gentle nature and love for dentistry Laura has been an integral part of Dr. Gardner’s ability to provide excellent care to all patients.
Amanda, Dental Hygienist
A long time healthcare provider Amanda graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2004 with a Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry. She is a Certified Medical Laboratory Technologist as well as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Amanda completed her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene at SUNY Canton in 2010.
Amanda is a part time team member that enjoys working with, and makes fast friends of, patients of all ages.
Jelisa, Dental Hygienist
Jelisa is a graduate of the SUNY Canton from the dental hygiene program. Jelisa grew up in Gouverneur and is happy to be back living with family and friends after her two years in Rome, NY as a Dental Hygiene student. A life long student Jelisa has trained at the Dawson Academy in order to offer more complete care to her patients.
She enjoys educating her patients about the importance of oral hygiene and helping patients achieve overall health.The most recent addition to Dr. Gardner’s team, Jelisa has helped the team become even better.
Stacey, Dental Assistant
Stacey was born and raised in Gouverneur. After attending St. James Parochial School and graduating from Gouverneur Central, Stacey then went on to further her education at Onondaga Community College.
The city of Syracuse was home to Stacey after finishing her education. The dental practice of Drs. Palma and Nardozza had the good fortune of having Stacey as a part of their team for 10 years.
A North Country girl at heart Stacey moved back to Gouverneur in 2008 and has spent the last six years in her favorite role as Mom. While she has enjoyed the privilege of being a stay at home mom to her three beautiful children; Ella, Lee Henry and Emily, now that the kids are in school Stacey was eager to rejoin the workforce and help Dr Gardner and the rest of the team create healthy, gorgeous smiles for their patients.
The wealth of dental knowledge, caring spirit and quick wit that Stacey brings to the practice will certainly benefit the rest of Dr. Gardner’s team, more importantly Stacey will benefit those people who choose their care here at the offices of Nicholas F. Gardner DDS.
Doedi, Office Manager
Doedi has been with Dr. Gardner since he began providing dental care in Gouverneur in September 2005. A North Country native, Doedi completed her studies at SUNY Canton and immediately began providing excellent service to her clients in the insurance industry.
Doedi’s face and voice have welcomed many patients over the years in her role as Treatment coordinator. With over 20 years of customer service and 15 years of management experience Doedi is an asset to the patients and team at Dr. Gardner’s.