About the Doctors
Dr. Eric Waldman
Dr. Eric graduated from the University of Buffalo with a B.S. in Biology in 1991 and received his dental training from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, graduating with Dr. Owen in 1995. Dr. Eric joined the practice from 1998-2000 and after a 2-year hiatus, returned “home” enthusiastically to provide the excellent standard of the care the office provides. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Eric is married to his lovely wife Nadia and they have three children, Mel, Carsyn, and Alexandra
Dr. Geri-Lynn Waldman
Dr. Geri is our Pediatric Specialist and Dr. Owen’s sister. She received her dental degree from the Columbia University School of Dentistry in 2000 and her specialist certificate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2002. Dr. Geri has published in dental journals and spoken at Pediatric Conferences nationally. . She is known for her gentle touch and warm heart that she consistently gives her child patients, while delivering the highest quality care.
Dr. Sid Tucker
Keeping it in the family Dr. Sid is our Periodontal Specialist and Dr. Geri’s husband. He received his dental degree from the University of Buffalo Dental School and his Periodontal training from Columbia University where he earned a Masters degree as well. Dr. Sid teaches at Columbia’s Implant Center and is out lecturing to other dentists at seminars when he’s not delivering the high quality periodontal care all his patients receive. His specialties are implant placement and all phases of periodontal (gum) therapy, including grafting procedures.
Dr. Donald Lucca DMD
Long time friend of the family, Dr. Lucca is a general dentist and graduate of Tufts University of Dental Medicine in 2000. He has been with the practice for 3 years now.
All our doctors are known for their “down to earth” bedside manners, and with an emphasis on listening to the patients needs and prescribing the best treatment to suit those needs.
Our front office personnel are always ready to assist in any way they can. Office manager Kim Tyler is in her fifteenth year and is well versed in any insurance issues or any front office issues, for that matter. Her knowledge and ability to explain insurance problems can make everyone’s life easier. Scheduling Coordinator Lynn McCrosson has not missed a beat since joining our team and former full-timers Denise Gutierrez and Chris Terranova have cut back on their hours since motherhood has beckoned, yet remain a part of our family and can fill right back in and help our patients as they always have in the past. Bonnie Brennan is our most recent addition as Hygiene Coordinator.
Our assistants Renee Woods and Yvette Rodrigez make you feel welcome from the moment they greet you. Renee has over 20 years experience and a laid back attitude that puts people at ease in the most stressful of times. She is Dr. Eric’s main assistant.
Melanie Rode has been with our office for over 9 years and has a great following of patients due to her ability to make patients feel at home when in her hygiene chair and being great conversationalist. Our other long time Hygienist Gwen Dilillo, along with her outstanding hygiene skills is one of the most pleasant, even tempered people one can meet. Returning to the practice is Marsha Giordnao. Everyone is pleased to have her back.