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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

Chief operations office Brandon

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

Recare coordinator Ayesa

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.

Emmary, Patient Experience Coordinator & Secondary Team Lead


Ems is a highly educated professional with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Arts and a Master's degree in Business Administration, specializing in business management. Her career spans various roles, including New Patient Coordinator, Secondary Team Lead, and Social Media Manager. In just one year, she progressed from a front desk receptionist with no dentistry background to her current multifaceted position. Ems is known for her dedication, warmth, and love for patient care, fostering a positive and productive work environment. Outside of work, she prioritizes her family and her five beloved dogs, enjoying quality time with her husband and 10-year-old son. Ems' vibrant personality shines through in her love for Korean Dramas, mobile gaming, and humorous Instagram videos

Annjolee, Recare Coordinator

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Dan, Hygienist

Dental hygienist Dan

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.

Julia, Hygienist

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Vanessa, Hygienist

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Lesley, Hygiene Assistant

Hygiene Assistant Lesley

What Lesley 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!

Gabriel, Hygiene Assistant

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Caroline, Doctor's Assistant

Dental assistant Caroline

Caroline is one of our talented doctor's 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.

Corrine, Doctor's Assistant

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Leslie, Doctor's Assistant

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Mishal, Receptionist

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