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Liverpool New York Dentist ~ Dr. Chris K. Pateras ~ Today's Dentistry

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication in the Syracuse area. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.

Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.

We love what we do, and it shows on our faces—it seems we’re always smiling around here. You’ll find our staff is friendly and up-beat--and we’ll do our best to make your visit comfortable, and even fun! And all the while we’ll be providing you with the highest quality dental care in the Syracuse area. Don’t be surprised if it’s the best time you’ve had in a dental office.

Karen Santy

Office Manager


As Office Manager at Today’s Dentistry, I oversee all aspects of our dental practice. And though I wear many hats on a daily basis, my main focus is making sure that our patients are comfortable and receive the best care possible. After your initial visit with Dr Pateras, I am always available to assist you with all of your financial needs and questions.   This may include setting up financial arrangements that will work within your budget. It is my goal to have you leave our office with a complete understanding of how we are going to give you your most beautiful, healthy smile. I truly look forward to meeting you!

I began my career in dentistry almost 20 years ago as a dental assistant.  Dentistry was not a path that I had planned but it has turned into a career that I love so much.   I enjoy my job and I hope that shows when we are working together. When I’m not at the office, you will find my husband and I doing something with our 2 children .  Our son has now started college and our daughter is in Middle School.  We are very involved with the Liverpool High School Marching Band Program and always look forward to the Fall Season!   Our family is made up of extreme animal lovers and spend much of our down time playing with (and cleaning up after!) our 2 cats, 2 dogs and our hamster, Binky!

Please feel free to call or email me any time with any questions or concerns. I am always here to help!


Megan

Registered Dental Hygienist


I was raised in Norwood NY and then moved on to obtain my dental hygiene degree from Broome Community College in Binghamton NY.  I graduated and spent the first part of my career working in a dental clinic focusing on providing quality dental care to low income families.

I then joined that team at Today’s Dentistry and am very thankful for both the patients and fellow coworker that I have come to know and love.  Dr Pateras is focused on providing high quality dental care that is specialized to each and every one of our patients.  I am proud to be a part of his team!  I pride myself on creating a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for all of my patients. 
When I am not at work, I am focused on my family.  My husband Ryan and I have two amazing children!  We love spending time outside, especially when animals are involved!  We frequently visit the local parks and zoos.


Erin Ponticello, BS, RDH

Register Dental Hygienist



I was born and raised in Cicero, NY and currently reside in Clay.  The dental field is one that I fell into and am very happy to have found myself in this career.  I first attended SUNY Oneonta where I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics.  While in college, I worked as a dental assistant and a year before graduating from Oneonta, I decided that the dental field was where I wanted to be.  The decision let me to SUNY Canton’s Dental Hygiene Program.
I enjoy helping to brighten a patients smile and home to make each patient feel very comfortable in my care!  I joined the team at Today’s Dentistry and have been very happy from the beginning.  The staff and patients are fabulous and I see myself still here many years down the road.
When I’m not at work, I can be found spending time with my husband and two dogs, Hydro and Diesel.  We enjoy summers on our boat on the St Lawrence River, kayaking, ATVing and spending time in Key West.  We also love spending time with our families.


Shannon

Dental Assistant


I have lived in the Syracuse area my entire life and have been in the dental profession for 9+ years as a dental assistant.  I joined the team at Today’s Dentistry and am proud to work alongside Dr. Pateras.  I feel very blessed to be a part of such a competent dental team.  I love what I do and the people I meet.  Everyday is an adventure and there is always something new to learn as technology progresses.
Over the years, I have come to realize that many people have a fear of the dentist.  I make it my goal everyday to make my patients as comfortable as possible.  I want each patient to leave with a positive feeling about their experience.
Outside of work I am all about my family.  My fiancé who is also my best friend and my two amazing kids make my life worthwhile and busy ;)


Jessie Hemingway

Front Office Administrator



Jenn

Dental Assistant


I'm Jenn and I love my job. I previously worked for Dr. Pateras as a office administrator and dental assistant and am back while my class schedule allows. I plan on attending dental school and becoming a dentist myself! I became inspired to become a dentist while being a dental assistant and Dr Pateras played a big part in that. I hope to return in a few short years to become his associate dentist!