Dr. John Siegal west village dentist

Dr. John W. Siegal, D.D.S.

Born in the surrounding countryside of Wilkes-Barre Pa., Dr. Siegal graduated high school in 1973 from Wyoming Seminary, a local Methodist private boarding school in Kingston, Pa. At age 18, he moved to NYC to attend Columbia University and encountered the culturally rich and diverse city that would later become his life-long home. Before making the permanent move to NYC, he lived in Chicago for nearly six years, during which time he devoted himself to his dental education. He returned to New York in 1982 to establish his private practice in the city.

He is an avid swimmer, rower, photographer, gardener, landscaper, chef, family guy, and has run seven NYC Marathons. He hones his political skills on having been his coop’s Board President for the past 20 years.

Dr. Siegal was born in 1955 and currently resides in the West Village of New York City.

Credentials

Education
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Internship 1981/1982
Northwestern University Dental School, DDS Degree 1981
Columbia University, BA 1977

Licenses
New York State Dental License
DEA License

Professional Memberships
American Dental Association
New York Sate Dental Association
New York County Dental Association

Past Teaching Experience
Certified CPR Instructor
Dental Anatomy – Northwestern University Dental School

STAFF

Karen Ferencz, R.D.H.

Karen Ferencz, R.D.H.

Dental Hygienist

Karen and Dr. Siegal met in 1983 when they worked at the same dental office on West 10th Street in Greenwich Village. Karen loves dental hygiene and uses her warmth, compassion and skill to put the most anxious patient at ease. Motivating patients to achieve their optimal state of oral care is her goal each day.

In her spare time, Karen is a jeweler. She creates beautiful hammered silver necklaces and earrings with fresh water pearls. Utilizing her Masters in Nutrition, she also loves cooking healthy and culturally diverse foods.
She enjoys the time she spends with her two daughters and granddaughter.

Karen is full time and has hours Monday through Thursday.

Education
New York University Masters Degree in Nutrition 1989
Columbia University Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene 1979

Licenses
Dental Hygiene License NY State
CPR Certification
NY Dental Hygiene Association
Westchester Dental Hygiene Association

Naini Carvalho

Naini Carvalho

Dental Hygienist

Naini is the newest member of our team. A native of Brazil, she moved to the United States from Sao Paulo when she was twelve years old. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from SUNY, then attended NYU College of Dentistry. It was there that she earned an Associates Degree and became a Board Certified Dental Hygienist. Naini’s first years of practice were served in pediatrics where her easy going charm and meticulous patient care helped motivate and inspire the patients she treated.
During her free time, Naini loves spending time with her dog (a beagle), traveling abroad, sampling and cooking international cuisine, working out, playing volleyball, and enjoying her family.

Naini is full time and has hours Tuesday through Friday.

Education
Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene, New York University 2014
Bachelors Degree in Psychology, SUNY, Albany 2012

Patty Morrone, R.D.H.

Patty Morrone, R.D.H.

Dental Hygienist

Patty is a first generation Italian, Brooklyn native. As a high school teenager, she began working part time as a dental assistant and discovered that she loved the dental profession. She received her hygiene degree from NYU in 2003 and has worked in small boutique practices, such as Dr. Siegal’s office, ever since. Patty is a very people-oriented person, and uses her excellent professional skills to relax patients and promote better dental care.

She enjoys close family ties, loves cooking, and was thrilled to be married to the love of her life in 2014.

Patty is available by appointment Mondays and Fridays.

Education
Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene New York University 2003

Licenses
Dental Hygiene License New York State
CPR Certification

Deborah Johnson, C.D.A.

Deborah Johnson, C.D.A.

Dental Assistant

Deborah has worked with Dr. Siegal for over 30 years. As one of his charter staff members at 49 West 12th Street, she helped him launch his private practice in 1986. Her roles at the office include acting business manager, scheduling appointments, managing inventory, and assisting Dr. Siegal.
Outside of the office, Deborah lists her greatest passions as family, church, and bowling.

Deborah proclaims, “I love my job and it is great being part of such a wonderful team.”

Education
New York State Certified Dental Assistant 2012
CPR Certification
Dental Assisting National Board 2009
Dental Assisting Certificate 1979
Clara Barton High School 1979

Beryl Facey, C.D.A.

Beryl Facey, C.D.A.

Dental Assistant

Beryl and Dr. Siegal met while on assignment in the early 1980’s and she joined his private practice in 1987. She had moved from Guyana ten years earlier, and had found her calling in the dental profession. In the ensuing years, Beryl has worked for Dr. Siegal as office manager, dental assistant, accountant, and office secretary.

She describes her time at 49 West 12th Street as, “wonderful years spent with people and patients whom I love”.

When not at the office, she enjoys traveling, riding motorcycles (!), her book club, Zumba, but most of all her wonderful children and grandchildren.

Education
New York State Certified Dental Assistant 2012
CPR Certification
Dental Assisting National Board 2009
Medix Dental Training School 1981
Jamaica High School 1975

Crystal Tiedeman

Crystal Tiedeman

Assistant Business Manager

Crystal has 20+ years experience in the dental profession, the past ten being with Dr. Siegal. She is assistant business manager for the office, and handles billing, insurance, scheduling, and payments. She is also responsible for importing and exporting digital x-rays for referrals as needed. She enjoys typing and utilizes these skills for all reports, narratives, treatment plans and correspondence.

Crystal happily resides in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. She loves animals, has several pets and enjoys going to the gym for Zumba classes.

Education
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Abraham Lincoln HS, 1990