Practice Philosophy Our practice philosophy is to transform the experience of going to the dentist one patient at a time. We are dedicated to helping our patients understand the connection between a healthy mouth and a healthy person. We listen to our patients on their needs and wants, so we can create the most beautiful, healthy and natural smiles. Giving our patients the confidence they need, not only because they look good, but also because they feel good. Our staff and state of the art office integrates new technology with small town old fashion manners; providing our patients with a comfortable and relax atmosphere eliminating any anxiety connected with visiting the dentist.
Payment Policy For your convenience we accept Care Credit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover ,Cash and personal checks. We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients, therefore payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
Insurance Policy Our office accepts most major Insurance PPO Plans. We will be more than glad to submit all the necessary forms to process your dental insurance claims and or predeterminations. However, please realize that your insurance policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company, not our office and your insurance company. We try to estimate our patients portion for each procedure but ultimately your insurance company has the final say on it. Please understand that if your insurance benefits result in less coverage than anticipated, you are still responsible for the balance.
Dr. Macarena PlankenDDS
Dr. Macarena Planken was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1999 she graduated from La Associacion Odontologica de Argentina — Universidad Del Salvador. Immediately thereafter she moved to New York and in 2003 graduated from NYU (New York University) with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Doctor Planken is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) as well as of the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) and the Nassau County Dental Association (NCDS).
In 2004 she opened her practice in Wantagh, NY where she has been ever since. Dr. Planken has been certified since 2003 in Invisalign® and has recently become a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. When asked what she is most proud of in her professional career she often responds "seeing the smiles on my patients faces when they see the results of the work we just completed."
On her of time off Dr. Planken is a avid runner who, among others races, completed the New York City Marathon twice. She can often be found running in the boardwalk in her home town.
Andrea BattlagliaOffice Mananger
Tina RubyAssistant/front desk