Meet The Staff

Tina – Administrative Team Leader/Insurance Coordinator

Tina joined Great Oak Oak Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center with over 7 years of experience in Oral Surgery as a patient care coordinator, manager and insurance coordinator.  Together with her previous experience in the retail industry, her years of experience have given her a great background that helps her offer the highest quality customer service to our patients.  Tina is married and enjoys gardening with her husband, Ed.   She also enjoys cooking, hosting great football parties and spending time with her 4 beautiful daughters.  

McKenzie – Clinical Team Leader

McKenzie is the clinical Team Leader at Great Oak Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center.  McKenzie has worked with Dr. Farren in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 2011.  She has 20 years of nursing experience and she implements her vast knowledge to ensure that the highest standard of patient care is met with no exception.  In her free time, McKenzie enjoys running, hiking and kayaking in the Adirondacks in the company of her beloved family.

Katie – Office Manager

Katie brings passion to her position at Great Oak Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center.  She has an extensive background in patient care, starting with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Hawaii Pacific University.  She served in the United States Airforce providing nursing care to inpatients on a surgical floor.  Her career has taken her to the coronary care intensive care unit and has placed her in leadership roles as a charge nurse and officer.  She now brings her extensive experience to our practice and accepts nothing but the highest quality of care and customer service for our patients. 

Hillary – Surgical Assistant

Hillary is a Surgical Assistant at Great Oak Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center.  Hillary has an associates degree in environmental science and was the valedictorian at Adirondack Dental Assisting School in 2014.  She enjoys getting to know our patients and strives to add a personal touch to each patient encounter.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family

Liz – Surgical Assistant

Liz is a surgical assistant here a Great Oak Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center.  She loves to help patients and make them feel comfortable.  Liz has a very positive attitude and has worked in the dental field for  over 7 years.  She is very well rounded with administrative as well as clinical experience.  Prior to her dental experience, Liz worked for a veterinarian and has trained horses for the last 16 years.  She is proud to be a part of a dynamic team of professionals and enjoys working in an environment that promotes continuous learning and innovation.  When she is not working, she loves spending time with her family, rescuing dogs and riding her motorcycle with her husband.

Ashley – Patient Care Coordinator

Ashley is a caring and compassionate professional.  She has many years of Oral Surgery front desk experience.  We are thrilled to have her on our team!