As a pediatric dental office, our practices specializes in comprehensive dental care for all children including those who may have special needs. At Hudson Valley Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Geri-Lynn Waldman is able to treat kids from infancy to teens with customized care to meet their needs. At Hudson Valley Pediatric Dentistry, our team strives to establish a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere to help our patients relax. By building a trusting relationship with patients and their parents/guardians.
This way the child will be eager to continue good oral healthcare at home and in the future. With regular oral health checkups and cleanings, we will also be able to catch the early signs of dental issues and recommend treatment. We also provide special needs dentistry to our patients. Call us to learn more today.
Dr. Geri-Lynn Waldman graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado where she received her BA in psychology. After undergraduate school, she worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for two years doing research in the field of immunology. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 2000. Following dental school, she completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (now Rutgers University). During her residency, she received specialized training in all areas of pediatric dentistry including sedation and working with children of special needs.
Dr. Geri is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry, American Dental Association and the 9th District Dental Association. She has been elected as a “Favorite Doctor” by her patients in Hudson Valley Parent Magazine for the past 4 years. She has also been recognized by her peers as one of Hudson Valley Magazine’s “Top Dentists” since 2009.
Dr. Geri enjoys working with children and strives to provide the best quality dental care in a fun, child-friendly atmosphere that put children at ease. Her goal is to create positive dental experiences at a young age so that children continue to feel comfortable going to the dentist into adulthood.
When Dr. Geri isn’t in the office caring for young smiles she is spending time with her husband and two boys skiing, traveling, hiking, playing with her four dogs and doing yoga.
Kimmie graduated from Pickens Technical College in 2012 as a dental assistant. Kimmie also has experience working as a pediatric dental assistant for over 2 years. Kimmie has a love for children and excels at going the extra mile to make sure the patients have a great experience. She feels the best reward is when the children leave with a smile on their face. When not working with Dr. Geri, she enjoys dirt track racing, traveling and spending time with her husband, little baby boy and her puppy Simpson.
My name is Darleen Bressler. I am a Dental hygienist. I am currently in my 22nd year of practicing.
I earned my Associates in Applied science and dental hygiene at OCCC. I earned my certification in Nitrous oxide and local infiltration at Brooke County community college in 2000.
I have practiced in many areas over my 22 years. Those include General Dentistry, Periodonics, cosmetic, and Pedodontics.
I enjoy working with children. I personally come from a large family with 13 “siblings”. I want to give them a positive experience at the dental office.
Kalean received her dental hygiene degree from SUNY Broome in 2016. She worked in pediatrics, dental assisting prior to getting her degree. Kalean has always known that she has wanted to work with kids, and what better way than to help kids have a positive experience getting their teeth cleaned. She is happiest when she can change the way a child feels about going to the dentist, and leaving with a big smile on their face. When Kalean is not at work caring for children,you can find her skiing, snowmobiling and being outside with her fiancé and puppy, Bree.
Jen entered the field of dentistry in 2007 working as a dental assistant in a pediatric dental office. She absolutely loved working in pediatrics and knew it was the field of work she wanted to build a life long career in. Jen graduated from Bergen Community College in 2009 with a degree in dental hygiene and continued to work in both pediatric and general practices. She loves helping patients feel comfortable and at ease during their visit to ensure a great dental experience. When she's not at work, Jen is enjoying being a new mom and spending time with her little baby boy and family.
Sage has been in the dental field for over ten years. She attended Rockland Community College for photography but quickly moved her attention to the dental field. Soon following Sage decided to get her dental assisting certification from the Dental Training Auxiliary Center in Wappingers Falls, NY. She started as a dental assistant where she quickly became passionate about dentistry. Sage has played several roles in the dental field and has appreciated each one. Sage loves seeing children get excited about taking care of their teeth and leaving the office with a smile on their face! The children always win her heart. Sage is always happy to help you with new patient forms, scheduling, insurance verification, and going above and beyond to help every patient that she can. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, curling up with a good book, taking photos and spending time with her cat Isaac. Sage is family orientated and enjoys spending time in her hometown of Warwick.
Kristi joined our team in 2019. She began her dental career over 20 years ago as a dental assistant who now enjoys working as part of our front team. Behind her beautiful smile is a woman who is passionate about getting to know all of our patients and making sure they receive quality service. She is patient-focused, driven to provide a personable experience along with the highest quality of care possible.
Aside from her love of caring for our smallest patients Kristi is a dedicated mother of twins Benjamin & Luke. She also enjoys hiking with her three dogs, fishing and camping. She tries to spend as much time outdoors as possible.