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About Dr. Rogers

Stephen E. Rogers, D.M.D. does dental mission work and provides technologically advanced care to patients at Greater Long Island Dental. Dr. Rogers travels for work and pleasure, working part-time for Flying Doctors of America. He enjoys providing a patient-centric experience at Greater Long Island Dental.

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Dr. Rogers received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York – Stony Brook and went on to earn his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Like all of our dental team, Dr. Rogers is a proponent of continuing education and remains at the forefront of dental technology and techniques, including implant dentistry, through advanced classes, seminars, and study groups. In addition to cosmetic and restorative dentistry, Dr. Rogers is certified to perform oral/facial augmentation and Botox therapy.

Dr. Rogers also participates in medical missions, performing oral surgeries for people with no access to dental care in locales such as Myanmar.

Dr. Rogers lives in Kings Park and has a daughter attending University at Albany .  When not attending large family functions, Dr. Rogers enjoys boating, fishing, and cars.


About Dr. Woltmann

James M. Woltmann, D.M.D. works with patients at Greater Long Island Dental to create a comprehensive, life-long dentistry plan, helping patients in any way possible to reach and maintain their ultimate dental health goals. Dr. Woltmann enjoys watching patients as their confidence grows after a cosmetic or restorative procedure. He is available to help patients in need even after hours.

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Dr. Woltmann graduated from Boston College before receiving his dental degree, with high honors, from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He completed his post-doctoral training at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York and is currently a faculty member there. He has studied extensively with the Pankey Institute and is currently continuing his education with the Dawson Academy. His studies have included a two-year General Practice Orthodontic Program, and he is a preferred provider of Invisalign® orthodontic treatments.

Dr. Woltmann lives in West Islip with his wife, Debbie, son, Jimmy, and daughters, Taylor and Alyssa. During his free time, Dr. Woltmann enjoys spending time with family, surfing, and boating in the Great South Bay.


About Dr. Geraci

A New-York native, Dr. Geraci was drawn to dentistry because he enjoys medicine and working with his hands. He recognizes that patients truly appreciate the unique approach and specialized care he provides. He is a huge proponent of preventive screenings and treatments, including oral cancer screenings, which Greater Long Island Dental is equipped to perform.

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Dr. Geraci graduated cum laude from State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine. After his post-graduate residency at Nassau County Medical Center, he served as an attending doctor, teaching new residents, managing operating room cases, and performing the most advanced dental care in the medical center. Dr. Geraci maintains active membership in the American Dental Association, Nassau County Dental Society, and the Dental Society of the State of New York.

Dr. Geraci's favorite pastime is surf fishing the local beaches of Long Island, so if you know of any secret fishing spots…please forward them!


Dr. Backer graduated from University of Maryland College of Dental Surgery in 2000. She previously practiced as a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 10 years before continuing her advanced education and degree as a general dentist.

In 2001 she completed a General Practice Residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Since that time she has been in private practice with an interest in Holistic Dentistry. She is currently a member of the Holistic Dental Association as well as the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.

Dr. Backer is a caring and compassionate dentist. She brings her ability to treat comprehensive and complex cases as well as routine dental care for the entire family, young and old, to Greater Long Island Dental.


Angela has experience as both a chair side dental assistant and as a business administrator. Her experience and knowledge is key in helping patients understand and schedule their dental treatments.

Angela grew up in Ozone Park and just recently moved out east on Long Island. She and her husband, Joe, enjoy spending time with their daughters Valentina and Giovanna.  In her spare time she enjoys, keeping healthy by working out, laying out on the beach and having fun with family and friends.

Amanda Heilman, DENTAL HYGIENIST - Team Leader

Amanda brings over a decade of dental experience to our team and has been Hygiene Team Leader since 2015.  Amanda graduated from Farmingdale State College and is certified to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. 

She lives on the North Shore with her fiancé Chris and enjoys cooking and entertaining friends in their new home.


Debbie has worked for Dr. Paschkes since graduating as a Dental Hygienist from State University of New York at Farmingdale. She went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree, and she continues to attend continuing education in dentistry. She is certified to administer and monitor local infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide in our practice.

Debbie and her husband, Charlie, have six sons - Chris, Craig, Chad, Curt, Connor, and Casey. Debbie enjoys attending her sons' sporting events, jogging, baking, and reading.


Joyce Graduated from State University of NY at Farmingdale and has been practicing hygiene for 34 years.  Living in Massapequa, Joyce returned to Greater Long Island Dental after working in Huntington Dental practice for over 20 years.  Joyce, along with her husband Mike, has raised their two beautiful children, Alyssa and Robert.  Joyce enjoys boating, racquetball, entertaining her friend and family, and traveling.


Susan recently graduated with honors from the Dental Hygiene program at Briarcliffe College.  She is certified to administer and monitor local anesthesia and nitrous oxide in our practice for your comfort.  As a hygiene team member, Susan is very eager to help our patients understand the importance of oral health and inspire everyone to keep up with their oral hygiene.

Susan lives on the North Shore with her husband Ryan.  They both love to entertain guests at their home and spend time with their families.


Jessica has been a dental hygienist since graduating from Farmingdale State College in 2003 and continuing her education to receive her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 2005.  Besides now being a part of our dental team, Jessica also continues to work at Farmingdale with the incoming dental hygiene students.  She is certified to administer and monitor local anesthesia and nitrous oxide in our office for your comfort.  She is always looking for her patients to feel at ease and well educated on the status of their overall health which make an appointment with her less like a chore, and more like a visit to see an old friend.

Jessica and her husband Chris live in Bay Shore with their 3 young children, Miranda, Walter and Benjamin and their dog Dubie.  When she is not working, Jessica loves to cook, read, travel, spend time with her family and enjoys going to concerts and Ranger games.



Jessica is our newest addition to our hygiene team.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the State University of New York at Farmingdale.  She joins our practice with 5 years of hygiene experience and specializes in pediatrics.  She is certified to administer and monitor local anesthesia and nitrous oxide in our practice.  

Jessica lives in Dix Hills with her family and three dogs.  She enjoys exercising, cooking and spending quality time with her long term boyfriend of 10 years.  She was once an elite level gymnast training 8 hours a day 6 days a week.

Christine Mucaria, SCHEDULING COORDINATOR- Team Leader

Christine is a Massapequa native, having graduated Massapequa High School in 2007.  She attended Hofstra University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in community health.  She is recently engaged and living in Long Beach with her fiancé Alexander and her spoiled puggle Melanie.  In her free time, Christine enjoys reading, cooking, and relaxing on the beach.


Marybeth brings extensive dental experience to our team, having practiced in the Five Towns area as a dental business administrator. She is ready to answer any patients' questions about planning for their dental care and fitting it into their lives.

Marybeth lives in Hewlett with her long time boyfriend Gus and enjoys the beach, reading a good book, sunsets, and dining in fine restaurants. Then, there is Lola and Vino...her cute and cuddly English bulldog and Italian Greyhound.


Kristen was born and raised on Long Island and currently lives there with her fiancé Chris.  She recently graduated from the State University of Farmingdale and joined our team shortly after.  Kristen loves to be outdoors, enjoys going to the beach and going out with friends.  She also enjoys spending time with her family in her spare time.

Michelle Y. Munoz, DENTAL ASSISTANT - Team Leader

Michelle was born in the Bronx and moved to West Hempstead, ultimately graduating from West Hempstead High School. She received her training in dental assisting from Nassau Tech B.O.C.E.S. before joining our dental team.

Michelle enjoys spending every minute of spare time with her family and long summer days at the beach.


Marie RyanMarie brings significant experience in dental assisting to our team. In fact, she was once trusted to make customized mouth guards for the New York Islanders. As a Dental Assistant, Marie works with the doctors to provide our patients with advanced, comfortable dental treatments.


Patti's years of experience in working closely with patients makes her a calming influence, as well as a wonderful information source during dental treatments.

Patti was born and raised on Long Island and lives in West Islip with her husband and two young children, Jessica and Gavin. Always busy with school activities and work, they enjoy their time together biking, beaching, hiking, and being outdoors.

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Open Today 9:00am - 7:00pm All Hours

101 New York Ave
Massapequa, NY 11758