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Our friendly, welcoming team at Dental Art Concepts PLLC is happy to serve you and your family. We work hand in hand with Dr. Matthew Scaffa to provide the services you need to reach and keep healthy, brilliant smiles. We welcome you to contact our office today at (718) 313-4343 to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Staten Island, New York.

Ariana – Dental Hygienist

Ariana, Hygienist - Dental Art Concepts PLLC

Ariana is a graduate of Farmingdale State University in Long Island,NY where she received her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2019.

Ariana’s goal is for every one of her patients to feel comfortable from the minute their appointment starts by offering her full attention, compassion and understanding to all of her patient’s questions and concerns. It is also important to her that she educates her patients and works with them to reach optimal oral health through routine oral hygiene recall appointments, routine oral & periodontal health assessments and examinations with Dr. Scaffa.

Ariana is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) and is certified in adult & pediatric CPR/AED, administration of nitrous oxide analgesia and administration of local anesthesia. To secure that she is well informed and up to date with arising technologies and procedures in dentistry she completes 24 Continuing Education (CE) unit every three years.

Ariana is highly trained in performing Zoom teeth whitening (ask to see before and after pictures!) as well as educating her patients about the oral health benefits of Invisalign® and customized night guards.

In her free time she enjoys traveling to new places, cooking and spending time with her friends and family.

Kristin – Registered Dental Hygienist


Kristin is a registered dental hygienist who has been working with Dr. Matthew Scaffa for over ten years. Kristin has been a constant referral source of family and friends to this office since she first started with Dr. Matthew Scaffa. She strives to provide the best cleanings for our patients, and many patients commend her on giving them “the best cleaning they have ever had!” Every October, you can see Kristin participate in the 37-mile AVON® Walk to End Breast Cancer.

Donna – Dental Assistant & Front Desk Receptionist

Donna — Dental Assistant & Front Desk Receptionist

For over 25 years, Donna has worked at our practice as a registered dental assistant and front desk receptionist. She strives to help our patients keep their mouths healthy and bright. For the entirety of her time at Dr. Matthew Scaffa’s office, she has noticed the unrelenting attention our team gives to our patients. It has been wonderful for her to see Dr. Scaffa’s lifelong patients grow with this practice – patients that were children when they first started coming to our practice are now parents themselves. Donna is proud to work at Dr. Matthew Scaffa’s office and be friends with many of his patients. She really enjoys seeing and greeting the patients that she has watched grow up. Donna is married to her husband, Matthew, and they have three children, Christopher, Dominic, and Anthony. In her free time, she enjoys drawing/coloring and writing poems and short stories.

Maria – Dental Hygienist

Maria — Dental Hygienist

After graduating from the New York City College of Technology in 2018 and receiving her associate degree in dental hygiene, Maria joined our dental team here in Staten Island, New York. Her education continues each day as she promotes the best patient care possible. She has been practicing dental hygiene in Manhattan and Staten Island since graduating and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association

Prior to being a dental hygienist, Maria worked as an orthodontic assistant for five years. She has good experience with families and children and a surplus of knowledge pertaining to the benefits of orthodontic treatment. Maria has also taken the training to become CPR and AED certified. Her goals as a dental hygienist are to provide care specified to each patient’s needs and make the dental office a place where patients feel comfortable and satisfied after each appointment, smiling brighter than the one they came in with.

Taylor – Insurance Coordinator

Taylor, Insurance Coordinator - Dental Art Concepts PLLC

Taylor has over 7 years of experience with medical billing and coding and has received a certificate in medical billing and coding from Sanford- Brown Institute recognizing her skill and knowledge in this field.

Taylor is very passionate about ensuring that patients receive their full allotted benefits as per their insurance policy. She is an expert in calculating insurance benefits and patient responsibilities and working on a financial plan that meets patients’ needs and expectations.

She educates our patients about their insurance policies and is able to field any question about dental plans and their limitations.

She is certified in both Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED and Basic First Aid.

In her free time she enjoys spending time in the beach and going on hikes in Northern Jersey.