Read a message about COVID-19 from Dr. Siegal


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, has run 8 Marathons, and has been an active member of his coop board for the past three decades.

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


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

New York State Dental License
DEA License

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

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


Karen Ferencz, R.D.H.

Dental Hygienist
Karen Ferencz is a lifelong New Yorker. Karen was born, raised and educated in NYC and has had a long tenure providing oral health care services in Greenwich Village.

Karen’s passion is applying a holistic approach to oral health care. That passion led her on a professional knowledge quest that went beyond hygiene to include nutrition and infection diseases.

Karen attended Columbia University where she received a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene; New York University where she received a Masters Degree in Nutrition; and post graduate studies including a Certificate in infection disease control in the dental practice, and a Certificate of COVID-19 Training from Johns Hopkins University.

Motivating patients to achieve their optimal state of oral care is Karen’s goal each day. Her strength comes from her ability to use her warmth, compassion and skill to put the most anxious patient at ease. She then empowers them with the knowledge and tools necessary to maintain the care she provides them in the office.

Karen has two daughters and a granddaughter who all play a huge role in her life.

Patty Morrone, R.D.H.

Dental Hygienist

NYU School of University
1999 to 2003

Dental Hygienist, Patty Morrone Alaimo, has been a dedicated hygienist in our practice since 2008. Her passion for dentistry goes back to her high school days when she worked as an assistant at a small family practice in Brooklyn.

The immediate positive impact on a persons health, self confidence and smile is still what drives her today to treat each patient with the highest level of care and attention to detail.
A life long New Yorker, Patty loves being part of the West Village community and running into her patients across the city.

She is also passionate about her family – a devoted Mom to a beautiful little boy.
In her spare time she enjoys yoga, biking, running, cooking and shopping for the best deals.

Iryna Krysa

Dental Hygienist
Iryna grew up in the Ukraine and came to New York City in 2001.She graduated from NYU’s College of Dentistry in 2006 with a degree in dental hygiene and has been working in a small private practice ever since. She values her work, her patients, and has a light but thorough touch. Iryna regularly takes continuing education courses and is well versed in the latest dental technology.

Among her many interests are reading, swimming, museums, concerts, a stroll in Central Park, and travel. Iryna is on the Aesthetic Committee in her UES coop.

She enjoys volunteering.

She is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian.

NYU College of Dentistry, AAS in Dental Hygiene 2006

Ternopil Pedagogical Institute, BA in Education 2000

Dental Hygiene License New York State
CPR Certification

Naini Carvalho

Dental Hygienist
Naini has been a part of our team for over four years. 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 newest family member- her dog Romeo, traveling abroad, sampling and cooking international cuisine, working out, playing volleyball, and enjoying her family.

Naini is currently taking a break from dental hygiene as her family is expanding and is remotely managing Dr. Siegal’s office from her home outside the city.

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.

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

Ivane Enukidze

Dental Assistant

Ivane is the newest member of our team, having joined us in the fall of 2021. A Georgian native, Ivane graduated from Tbilisi State Medical University in 2020 and earned an academic Degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine. It is his goal to eventually become certified in the United States.

Ivane is a sports enthusiast and plays basketball, soccer, as well as tennis. He is also an avid reader and enjoys cinema as well as jazz music. He currently hails from Brooklyn but loves the Manhattan life. Ivane currently assists Dr. Siegal and is training in office management before he begins his dental residencies.