Meet the Tappan Dental Team
Our dental office wouldn’t be what it is without our fantastic team! From check-in to checkout, our smile team will be by your side to ensure you’re always comfortable and have answers to all of your questions. Their #1 goal with every patient is to give them the most relaxing and stress-free dental experience of their life, and you’ll learn to love them starting at your very first appointment. To begin getting to know some of the friendly faces you’ll meet here at Smile More Dentistry, read on below.
Brandon, Chief Operations Officer/HR
Brandon has been working in the dental field for over three years now, and he really enjoys helping our dentists create amazing smiles that change lives for patients in need. He studied at Seton Hall University and has also attended courses in dental management and leadership at the Scheduling Institute in Georgia.
Brandon is actually Dr. Lacap and Dr. Tong’s oldest son, and he serves as a “Jack of All Trades” throughout the office – in fact, you might see him filling in for nearly any position! In his free time, he enjoys going on hikes, practicing art, and snowboarding.
Ayesa, Team Lead
Originally from Palisades, Ayesa earned her education from Binghamton University. She really enjoys working with all kinds of people here at the practice and making sure patients feel genuinely comfortable in the treatment chair!
Outside of the practice, Ayesa spends her free time exploring New York City with friends and family and baking treats. Her favorite type of desert to make is cookies and cream cupcakes.
Dan, Dental Hygienist
Dan, our talented hygienist at Smile More Dentistry, is guaranteed to give you the best cleaning you have ever had. Starting as a young child, Dan always wanted to be part of the dental field. With a warm and friendly smile, Dan is there to make sure all our patients receive a five-star experience. Prior to being a hygienist, Dan was an ice hockey coach in Maryland for 5 years! When not in the office, you can find Dan outdoors with his wife and two children.
Marie, Dental Assistant
Marie is one of our talented dental assistants here. Her favorite thing about the practice is the wholesome, family vibe. The doctors also make the extra effort to connect with each team member. She looks up to how each doctor at Smile More goes above and beyond to make sure that they leave happy about themselves. She appreciates that there's fresh cookies in the lobby and there is a welcoming vibe that just tops the cake. Although she currently has no pets, she sees herself getting either a cat or guinea pig in the future. In her free time, you can find Marie working out or reading a great book.
Dina - Registered Dental Hygienist
Meet Dina, one of our talented Dental Hygienists at Smile More! Her role here is to help patients not only clean their teeth, but to learn how to brush and floss the right way. With 21 years of experience, Dina gets so excited when she advises her patients about their dental health, and then they come the next time and tell her their positive results from it! In her free time, she likes to bake fancy cakes, go for walks and see her friends . She has one cat, who at first came into her house and settled in!
Lesley, Recare Coordinator and Hygiene Assistant
Lesley is one of our versatile superheroes in the office, as she takes on both the Recare Coordinator and Assisted Hygiene roles. What she enjoys the most about working here is interacting with the patients, and she loves to help those who haven’t had the best dental experience before finding us. Before working at Smile More, she once worked with kids as a camp counselor.
In her free time, you can find her either listening to R&B music, or hiking in the great outdoors! Not to mention she is a dog lover—she has a black poodle named Sammy!
Caroline, Dental Assistant
Caroline is one of our talented dental assistants. We appreciate that she goes over and beyond being an assistant for not one, but both office locations of ours! Caroline knows how to make a patient feel safe and at ease in the chair. Whenever our team members or patients are in need of assistance, Caroline is always right there to lend a helping hand. In her free time, she likes to spend it with her friends and family.
Amanda - Financial Coordinator
With a teacher’s aid background, Amanda takes great pleasure in serving our patients here at Smile More! Amanda is our Financial Coordinator who loves to help patients receive the best deals, while achieving their best smile. She loves her staff because they feel like family to her. She also enjoys that she gets to learn something new everyday and seeing patients achieve their smile makeover. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending it with her boyfriend, Jesse, and her Shih Tzu named Chloe!
Stephanie, Dental Assistant
Bio Coming Soon!