Meet Our Periodontal Therapists & Team

Perio Therapists (Hygienists)

Meet Our Team

Nancy Liebov is a bilingual registered Professional Dental Hygienist who has been working for “Dentistry for Health NY” since 2007. She specializes in Periodontal Soft Tissue Management with a holistic approach that recognizes the oral- systemic connection.

Nancy was awarded “Best Clinician” upon her graduation from Farmingdale State of New York Dental School. She is currently a member of Beta Kappa, the honor society for outstanding dental hygienists. Nancy is on the cutting edge of the latest procedures and technologies in dental hygiene. She understands and teaches her patients how the health of our digestive system affects our total oral health. Her years of “hands on” research and training has prevented the need for gum surgery in her practice at Dentistry for Health NY and Oral Systemic Dentistry.

Nancy was a licensed dentist in Bogota, Colombia where she practiced general dentistry for 14 years. Her love for dentistry and health led her towards hygiene where she is committed to preventing disease that can lead to serious dental problems and also to serious systemic illness. She loves working with the state-of-the-art equipment and holistic techniques that are used at Dentistry for Health NY and Oral Systemic Dentistry. Nancy believes that her purpose as a dental hygienist is to teach her patients to maintain healthy gums, based on the premise that healthy gums can prevent serious life threatening diseases such as heart attack, diabetes, stroke and Alzheimer’s.

Nancy treats her patients on an individual basis and considers their unique lifestyles and health needs in her treatment plans. She understands how to get results and guides her patients towards optimal health.

Nancy’s hobbies go from Opera, musical shows, movie theaters to bicycling, hiking and being in contact with Mother Nature.

Tammy Kohlschmidt is a well-rounded practitioner in multiple healing disciplines – Certified Clinical Thermographer, Licensed Dental Hygienist, Certified Body Talk Practitioner, Tibetan Tones Sound Healing and Nutritional Evaluations using the Zyto technology. She has integrated Thermal Imaging, Periodontal Therapy, Energetic and Spiritual Healing with Nutritional Evaluations, as a better way for sustaining health and well being.

Tammy believes that health and well being are a reflection of spirit, belief systems, energetic fields, body structure and body chemistry.

Tammy has a special interest in the Oral Systemic Link and in Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy using Lasers. By combining Thermal Imaging and Periodontal Therapy she has made connections between the mouth and body that address The Oral Systemic Link. Tammy believes the mouth and body share an ecosystem that must be treated as a whole to obtain sustainable health.

She has intertwined her intuitive healing abilities and her love for energetic medicine as a Certified Body Talk Practitioner. She has created Empowerment Weekends for Women as well as a class series called The 8 Essential Secrets of Breast Health. Tammy’s mission is to bring women together to support, enhance and encourage the healing of the feminine. Her work creates a ripple effect of empowerment as women share new knowledge with their mothers, daughters, sisters, friends—helping all women RISE.

Tammy is a founding member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health. She is a past member of Dentistry for Diabetics and Centers for Dental Medicine. She is a current member of Thermography Unlimited, The American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine (A4M), and the International Body Talk Association. She has co-hosted a national radio show on Sustainable Dentistry, she teaches and lectures on Thermography and has been interviewed on the Oral Health Summit with Jonathan Landsman. She is currently co-hosting the show Sustainable Dentistry- A Better Way with Dr. Reid Winick on Manhattan Cable, channel 57.

She has attended courses and workshops from The Holistic Dental Association, The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Zyto, Premier Research Labs, Energetix College, doTERRA, The Integrative Health Symposium, Chirodontics, IntegraMed Academy, Body Talk Modules, Carolyn Myss, The 5 Rhythms, Sharon Salzberg, Eckhart Tolle, Debra Ford and Krishna Das. She has also completed the Mastery and Creation courses from The School of Womanly Arts. Tammy’s free time is spent as a dancer, choreographer/teacher and of course riding her Harley.

Tammy is honored to be joined by such an innovative team as the one she has recruited during the founding of Thermography For Health NY.

A Personal Note From Tammy:
“As a Certified Clinical Thermographer, I have both witnessed and experienced the benefits of Thermography. Thermal imaging has revealed early signs of disease for myself and my clients. With these early warnings, we’ve been able to implement simple protocols to correct and change the body’s physiology to a healthier, balanced state.

The keys are hormonal balance, lymphatic flow, breathing patterns, proper digestion, stress management and control and prevention of infections.

We’ve observed significant changes in many of our clients’ images within just three months, as a result of lifestyle and dietary adjustments or active treatment. Thermography allows you to see now what you often may not yet feel.”

– Tammy Kohlschmidt, RDH, CCT, CBP

Thorough, observant, and passionate, mentoring, educating—these are all aspects of Patrice Duncan’s day-to-day life. Patrice moved to the U.S. from Trinidad, where she began her career as a clinical dental hygienist. Patrice is a graduate of the dental hygiene program at New York City College of Technology, and obtained her bachelor of science degree in Health Services Administration from New York City College of Technology. Her outstanding chairside education earned her the “A” Award demonstrating greatest proficiency and proper attitude in clinical and dental hygiene skills, STAR Award, The Oral Health Committee of The Second District Dental Society Award.

She has more than 16 years of experience in dentistry and has been a dental hygienist since 2004. Patrice served on the Colgate Oral Heath Advisory Board (COHAB) 2017, where she worked with several team members in creating strong systems that focus on disease prevention and education on oral systemic health.

As a new team member of Dentistry for Health she aims to continue using her interpersonal relationships to guide patients toward healthy behaviours regarding their oral health and overall well being. When it comes to patient care there’s no judgement, but rather focusing on periodontal systemic health ensuring patients are healthy.

Terry is a new addition to our practice but has 30 years experience in the dental industry. She will be happy to assist you in scheduling your visit, answer any question you may have, or assist in submitting your insurance.

Her friendly caring manner makes patients feel as though they are family.

When not in the office, Terry is an avid reader, beach lover, and loves to attend the theatre and concerts.

Paola Pichardo was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York when she was 13 years old.  A mother of two amazing energetic young boys.  She joined our dental team October 2015 her role in the practice as the Personal Assistant to the Office Manager, she has proven to be computer wizard and a very efficient worker not only does she coordinate very complex schedules for the office, but she also makes sure the dental insurance companies are behaving as well. Paola is fluent in English & Spanish. A wonderful addition to the practice.

Masha Gelman is a graduate of NYU School of Dental Assisting and has been Dr. Winick's Head Assistant for the past 19 years. Masha's professional and reassuring manner puts her patients at ease. Masha is fluent in English, Russian and Lithuanian.

Letisha discovered her interest of Dentistry while visiting her grandfather who is a Dentist in her hometown of Guyana. As a young girl her long conversations with her Grandfather on the rides home from his office were captivating. The relationship he fostered with respect to his patients and the admiration he received in return resonated with her.

Letisha has been assisting proudly in this field for over 5 years and not only does it reward her with the nostalgia of her childhood memories but she too is now respected and admired by her patients. Letisha affectionately referred to as Minnie Mouse because of her enthusiastic attitude has been a part of our team for 3 years. Letisha provides great care, patience and warmth in assisting our patients. Letisha loves being a dental assistant.