Top row from left to right: Elicia Lupoli, Susie Malaterra, Chris Ferrara, Darcey Griffith, Karin Longstreth
Bottom row from left to right: Michelle Jimenez, Dr. Peter Ferrara, Christel Eye, Nicole Bashar
Chris Ferrara, Administrator Advisor
Beginning with the support she offered early on as her husband began his freshman year at Georgetown University School of Dentistry, Chris has continued to work with Dr. Peter Ferrara throughout the years in the area of dental office operations. With 35 years of experience, as well as a shared philosophy with Dr. Ferrara of treating both patients and employees with the utmost respect and consideration, she is happy to be part of the staff in the new practice in Shelton. Spending time with her family, a good book (and book club discussion!), and any opportunity to be outdoors are among her most favorite activities!
Nicole Bashar, RDH
Nicole graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and has been practicing as a hygienist for over 8 years. For the past two years she has served as an adjunct faculty for the dental hygiene program at Tunxis Community College. She ensures to educate her patients about the importance of their oral health and how to maintain a healthy smile for years to come. In her free time she enjoys running at the beach, taking Bikram yoga, cooking and spending time with her husband and family.
Christel Eye, RDH
Christel graduated from the University of Bridgeport with her Associates Degree in the Science of Dental Hygiene in 2011. She always ensures a pleasant and comfortable experience for her patients. While always staying on top of current trends, Christel makes her patients oral health her top priority. Her time at home is spent taking care of her two children and spending time with her husband.
Karin Longstreth, RDH
Karin has been a Registered Dental Hygienist creating healthy and happy smiles for over 33 years! For the last 10 years she has been lucky enough to be a part of Dr. Peter Ferrara’s team in Westport and now in Shelton. Karin has lived in Fairfield County all her life and currently resides in Stamford. Her hobbies include; real estate, hiking, day trips and travelling.
Darcey Griffith, Office Manager
Darcey brings more than nineteen years of experience to her role working at the front desk and also chairside as a Dental Assistant. Darcey’s interest in dentistry make her a perfect fit for our office, and her gentle nature makes her a favorite with patients and her fellow team members. She enjoys the opportunity to help our patients with all their needs. In her free time she enjoys running, yoga, traveling, and being with her Yorkshire Terriers, Ruby and Cowboy Joe.
Susan Malaterra, Insurance Specialist
Susie has an associate degree in Business management and has been working in the dental field for 25 years. She is very versed in dental insurance as well as all aspects of dentistry. Susie is equipped to answer all of your dental related questions. She worked with Dr. Ferrara in Westport for 19 years and is so excited to be back working with him and his new team in Shelton.
Michelle Jimenez, Dental Assistant
Michelle graduated from Central Career School as a Dental Assistant. She has been assisting in general dentistry for 16 years and really enjoys the variety of work that is involved. Michelle grew up in North Bergen, NJ and now resides in Danbury, CT. In In her spare time she likes to help babysit for her sister’s children, dancing, working out or simply relaxing at home.