AboutHudson Valley Pediatric Dentistry

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, Drs. Geri-Lynn Waldman and Isha Suri are 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.

Geri-Lynn Waldman, DDS

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.

Isha Suri, DDS

Dr. Isha Suri graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where she received her BS in Biomedical Engineering and minor in Psychology and Business. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Boston University School of Dental Medicine where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2015. Following dental school, she completed a year of General Practice Residency where she worked extensively with patients with special needs and dental phobia at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York.

Subsequently, she completed her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, where she graduated with a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and Master of Science in Dentistry. During her residency, she received extensive training in all areas of pediatric dentistry including oral, IV, and general anesthesia sedation. She also gained valuable experience in working with medically compromised and children with special needs.

Dr. Isha has a passion for pediatric dentistry and aspires to develop a bond of trust, confidence, and friendship with her patients while delivering quality dental care in a fun and friendly environment. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association. In her spare time, Dr. Isha loves cooking, exploring the city, and spending time with family and friends.

Meet The Team

Maria

Hygienist

Maria received her Dental Hygiene Degree from SUNY Orange in 2008. She has worked in the dental field for the past 8 years and has experience in both pediatric and general dentistry. Maria loves working with children and helping to make their visits to the dental office fun and exciting. She will make your child feel right at home in the dental chair and is always eager to help or answer any questions that you or your child might have. When she’s not at work, Maria enjoys baking, traveling, Zumba, and spending time with her husband, little bow and two dogs.

Kalean

Hygienist

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.

Kimmie

Office Manager

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.

Staci

Office Administrator

Staci comes to us with over 30 years of dental experience. She is a graduate of the OCCC Nursing Program and is a certified dental assistant. She has experience in all phases of dentistry. She loves working with children and playing a part in helping them have a great experience. Staci gets great satisfaction when our patients leave happy and healthy. When not working with Dr. Geri and her amazing team, Staci enjoys spending time with her two beautiful children, wonderful husband and adorable puppy Gizmo. She also enjoys photography, interior design and has a love of makeup.

Ednita

Dental Assistant

Ednita has worked in the dental field for over 8 years as both an assistant and administrator. After working in many areas of dentistry, her love for working with children led to her to pursue a career as a pediatric dental assistant. Ednita says seeing a child smile during their visit is such an amazing feeling. She considers her self extremely lucky to be able to work along side such great people. Ednita is continuing her education as an expanded dental assistant. When she's not in the office, Ednita trys to spend as much time as possible with her two beautiful children.

Jen

Dental Assistant

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.