35 E 38th St 1D New York, NY 10016
441 Clinton St. Brooklyn, NY 11231
1667 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10029
136 E 57th St. #1604 New York, NY 10022
Brittany is responsible for the daily operations of all of our Wellspring practices. This driven, dependable, genuine, and considerate leader keeps both her team and her patients happy with her wit and warmth. A graduate of Ball State University in Indiana, Brittany’s 13 years of dental experience make her an invaluable problem solver. She relishes the time she spends interacting with her team and in clinical work as well as HR, and overseeing patient flow in our Wellspring locations. When she isn’t at work enjoying the daily challenges of leadership and boosting the Wellspring Company culture, she spends her time running and biking the cozy neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens, cooking, traveling, and spoiling her niece.
Who doesn’t have a question about their insurance or their bill once in a while? We get it. That’s why our dedicated financial coordinator, Iraida, is such an important fixture in your Brooklyn dental office. With a Dental Assistant certification from The New York School for Medical & Dental Assistants, and an AS in Business Administration/Healthcare Management, Iraida is the patient advocate of your dreams. Her most exciting moment is when she makes an insurance appeal on a patient’s behalf – and it gets approved! When she isn’t helping our smile family make the most of their dental budget, this Brooklyn native enjoys arts & crafts and going on walks with her son through the friendly and engaging neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens.
When is a receptionist more than a friendly face? When that friendly face belongs to Kim Connolly, multi-tasker extraordinaire. Kim thrives in our busy office, and loves adding to the atmosphere of superior dental care coupled with a relaxed environment that feels like home. It’s a tradition that has been building in this location for over 75 years and Kim is proud to add her reliable, organized, motivated, and honest twist to that heritage. And if keeping the office flowing smoothly wasn’t enough, Kim is also working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. In whatever time is left for leisure, Kim enjoys reading a great book, taking her pup to the dog park, cooking up new recipes, and coding.
What Shani loves the most about her job is being surrounded by smiles – and by people who are genuinely devoted to those smiles and keeping them healthy and strong for life. Despite her years of experience in assisting our Carroll Gardens Dentists and working as a lab tech, Shani is still amazed and happy when patients find themselves so comfortable and relaxed in her care that they fall asleep during procedures. That comfort and sense of well-being have so inspired Shani, that she has recently gone back to school to become a full-fledged Dental Hygienist! When she isn’t crafting custom splints and trays in the lab or making sure all needed items are within our doctor’s reach, Shani spends time creating new recipes and traveling.
A graduate of the New York College of Dentistry, Janelle can’t spend enough time with her Brooklyn patients. Seeing someone’s confidence increase with the improvement of their smile health keeps Janelle motivated and happy to enter our beautiful office every day. “We are located in a residential neighborhood, which, I think, makes coming to appointments feel more like time with friends than an obligation.” Every smile counts, and Janelle wants to ensure that each patient leaves feeling refreshed and brightened, has been educated in proper home smile care, and has a new perspective on the importance of smile care for their overall health and happiness. When she is not cleaning smiles, or parenting her son, Eli, Janelle stays active with running and often takes family runs with her husband and son.
Call our East Harlem office and get ready to feel the love from the outgoing, enthusiastic, and friendly voice that answers our phone. Lorena chose to be our front-line person because her mother told her so, recognizing Lorena’s passion for people and attention to detail. Mother knows best, and now the Wellspring Dental smile family reaps the benefits every day. And so does Lorena: She delights in the healthy relationships Wellspring builds with patients and staff alike and experiencing the dramatic shift from low self-esteem to strength and confidence after dental transformations. When she isn’t helping our patients, Lorena shifts her time and attention to the people she loves outside the office – her family and friends.
Originally from Puebla, Mexico, Mariel graduated from the State University of Puebla, where she obtained her dental degree. After moving to NYC, she graduated with honors and a Dental Hygiene degree from NYU College of Dentistry. Mariel offers a full scope of preventive care services, ranging from routine cleanings, x-rays, scaling, root planing, sealants, and aesthetic treatments like dental whitening. An active member of the American Dental Hygienist Association and the New York Hispanic Dental Association, what Mariel enjoys the most about her work is educating her patients to prevent periodontal disease. Mariel spends her weekends in Upstate NY, with her husband and dog Lula. They stay active by playing ultimate frisbee, disc golf, and love to play board games.
Cindy is a graduate of CUNY City College with a CNA certification. Her position with Wellspring Dental means she’s in charge of helping patients navigate the world of dental insurance plans and coverage. Cindy has always been drawn to and intrigued by the healthcare field and having the opportunity to help others alleviate their concerns. She loves working with great people, gaining knowledge, and our goal-oriented leadership. She says her Wellspring Dental team members are second to none at always staying accountable with goals for the practice and our patients. Cindy is motivated, creative, determined, loyal, and a visionary. Outside of work, Cindy works with her community church to help the homeless, enjoys jogging, working out, traveling, and experiencing new cultures.
Eylin is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fl. She’s been working in dentistry since 2015. She enjoys working as part of the Wellspring Dental team because she’s always had a passion for dentistry and loves educating patients. Eylin has a knack for helping patients feel more comfortable when they have the pleasure of working with her as a treatment coordinator. Eylin says she’s proud to be part of a team with so much integrity and really cares about their patients. Eylin is friendly, honest, enthusiastic, reasonable, and committed. She loves checking out new restaurants throughout the city and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite book that she would recommend is Tuesdays with Morrie.
A graduate of the New York School for Dental Assistants, Channely believes there is “no place like home” – and that’s just one of the things that makes her a perfect fit with Wellspring Dental. Honest & friendly, Channely believes that dental visits at Wellspring should feel homey and safe. It’s one of the main reasons she entered dentistry: After orthodontic treatments, she learned the importance of comfort and security in the dental chair. recently, Channely celebrated her painting hobby and discovered the joy of building with Legos. When she isn’t helping patients feel welcome in their smile home or cozying up in her own space, Channel volunteers at her church and engages in church activities.
Highly trained and experienced, Kim is a mainstay in our Midtown location and has been with Wellspring for 14 years. Reverse that number, and that’s how long she has worked in dentistry! She loves everything about her calling – especially her patients and believes firmly in offering completely personalized attention during cleanings and exams. Creating an exceptional experience for every patient is Kim’s passion, and patients can’t get enough of her gentle, kind, and generous approach. When Kim is not working to keep Midtown smiles sparkling, she enjoys cooking, swimming, traveling, biking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She is also an avid volunteer and has worked with JDRF fundraising and her church to help African villagers obtain clean water.