Our Dental Team

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, Office Manager
Karen, 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 more than 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 usually find me doing something with my 2 children. My son has now graduated from high school and my daughter is a Sophomore.  We love to explore outside during the summer months.  We are all very involved with the Liverpool High School Marching Band Program and always look forward to the crisp nights at the field in the Fall Season!  My family is made up of extreme animal lovers.  We currently share our home with our cat, Penny and our dog, Molly.

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

Gerianne, Front Office Administrator
Gerianne, Front Office Administrator

The first 8 years of my dental career were spent as a Registered Dental
Assistant. I then decided to further my education and became a Registered
Dental Hygienist. I happily practiced Dental Hygiene for almost 30 years
when an accident sidelined my career. I have taken that opportunity to
relocate from Southern California to Liverpool so that I can live near my
son and grandson. I have been fortunate to have found a wonderful front
desk position, at Today’s Dentistry, that allows me to use my vast dental
knowledge and experience to continue to work with patients. I’m here to
take care of all your appointment and insurance needs. I will gladly
answer any questions you might have.
You will often see me walking around Onondaga Lake usually trailing a
darling little boy on his bicycle. I’ve have been enjoying exploring my
new town, settling into a completely different lifestyle, and spending
precious time with my family.​

Megan, Registered Dental Hygienist
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, BS, RDH, Register Dental Hygienist
Erin, 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.

Kristina, CDA
Kristina, CDA

I became a Certified Dental Assistant a little over 2 years and although I
am fairly new to it all, I am a quick learner and very happy with my career
choice. It puts a smile on my face knowing that I am able to work with
new smiling faces every day. It is my job to assist Dr. Pateras through
each appointment while making sure our patients are comfortable and at
ease. I work hard at that every day. I love what I do and enjoy working
with all of the members of our team!

I plan to keep moving forward in the Dental Field and would love to go on
to earn my degree as Dental Hygienist in the future. I live in Parish and
definitely prefer living up in the woods. I enjoy being outdoors and love
to be around the camp fire, hiking or kayaking with my friends.

Jenn, Dental Assistant
Jenn, Dental Assistant

I have worked in the dental field for 10 years. I started out doing administrative duties for dental offices including Today’s Dentistry. While working for Dr. Pateras I was presented with an opportunity to expand my dental knowledge and learn the clinical side of things as a dental assistant. Over the course of time I have developed a true passion for dentistry that has encouraged me to start on a journey to becoming a dentist. Everyday at Today’s Dentistry I am committed to helping our patients receive gentle and honest care in a positive and comfortable environment. Dr. Pateras has a great team and I am proud to be a part of it.

When I am not at work I am with my daughter, Khyla and busy preparing for dental school. During the winters we enjoy sledding and watching movies, but in the summer time you will find us outdoors. We like going to parks and being by the water.