Joseph F. Manzi, DDS – Dentist
Dr. Joseph F. Manzi has over twenty years experience as a general and restorative dentist in Westchester.
A graduate of New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Manzi completed his Residency at French and Polyclinic Hospital in New York City. He is a member of the Westchester Implant Study Group and the Advanced Endodontics Study Group.
Prior to opening his practice, Dr. Manzi was Chief of Dentistry at Westchester Community Health Plan and Kaiser Permanente in White Plains, NY and the lead dentist at First Advantage Dental.
An Eastchester resident for over 30 years, Dr. Manzi recognized a need in the community and wanted to bring an advanced, eco-friendly practice to his hometown. His vision was to create a family practice that offered state-of-the-art dentistry with a focus on education, preventive dentistry and eco-friendly practices.
Laura Gregory, RDH – Dental Hygienist
Laura is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from the City University of New York, Eugenio María de Hostos College, where she underwent intensive training and experienced a most comprehensive range of dental conditions. She has volunteered at several inner-city nursing homes and schools in order to educate both children and adults about the importance of the preventative benefits of good oral hygiene in relation to overall health.
Laura is a big believer in paying attention to details, which may be a quirk from her former career as a Realtor. One of her favorite parts of the job is formulating a comprehensive plan with patients towards future oral health goals. For her, patient awareness is the best measure against the prevention of poor oral health, and a thorough cleaning is the only one worth doing.
When she is not caring for patients, Laura enjoys spending time with her daughter as well as reading, gardening, and Crossfit.
Janet Zarowitz MS, RD, CDN – Integrative and Functional Nutritionist
Janet is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 25 years of experience. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in nutrition from Cornell and Columbia Universities, respectively. Janet’s holistic approach to wellness incorporates targeted nutritional supplements and nutrigenomics - nutrition based on your genetic profile.
She consults with Dr. Manzi on nutritional approaches to improving the dental and oral health of his patients.
For more information or for a private consultation, visit Janet's wellness website or call her directly at (914) 222-3919.
Nicole Perez, Dental Assistant
Nicole is a graduate of Lehman College, where she majored in Sociology and minored in Childhood Education. Having the opportunity to enhance children's education was a big part of Nicole's life. She has always had a passion for the
field of dentistry, which led to her new journey as a Lead Dental Assistant in our office. When Nicole is not assisting or caring for patients, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading poetry, and exploring new foods to try and activities to embark on.
Jennifer Gjidoda, Dental Assistant
Jennifer was a recent graduate of Eastchester high school in June 2016. She took part in the Eastchester Wise Internship program here at our office in May. She was taken under Dr. Manzi’s wing to soon become his full time dental assistant for the summer of 2016 and now works part time in our office. Jennifer is currently enrolled at Iona college aspiring to become a dental hygienist. When Jennifer is not caring for patients she enjoys hiking, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
Ana Ebanks, Office Coordinator
Ana attended Lehman College of the Bronx NY, where she studied Speech Pathology and Education. In 2009 she acquired her teaching assistant license while studying and for several years worked with children with special needs.
In 2012 she ventured on a different career path and attended the Westchester College for Dental Assistants where she graduated with honors.
When not assisting patients, Ana enjoys spending time with her family, and cuddling with her pet cat Milo.