Meet The Staff

Melissa – 

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 with a background in Hemodialysis, wound care and post operative rehab therapy. McKenzie works closely with Dr. Farren and our team to ensure that we are providing our patients with the highest level of care and safety, infection control, strict adherence to OSHA requirements, emergency preparedness following all protocols and standards of care as safety is our number one priority. McKenzie is certified in BLS,ACLS,PALS as well as D.A.A.N.C.E (Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification) .  In her free time, McKenzie enjoys running, hiking and kayaking in the Adirondacks in the company of her beloved family.

Katie – RN

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