Amy Ells, Director of Operations
Amy came to our office after completing her degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing from SUNY Fredonia. She has been a part of the Finger Lakes Dental Care team since 2008.
You may recognize Amy from her work at the Front Desk in our Canandaigua office. Now she travels between all of our offices to help support our growing team. When Amy isn’t in the office you can find her crafting, checking out a local brewery or spending time with her family.
Jennifer Morello, Director of Finance
Jennifer has over 20 years in the dental industry as a Dental Hygienist. Currently, Jennifer is the Director of Finance for Finger Lakes Dental Care and has been with the practice for 13 years.
Barbara Owren, Office Manager
Barbara joins our practice with over six years in the dental field and over 30 years of customer service experience. Barb is a graduate of Finger Lakes Community College with a degree in accounting. Born and raised in Canandaigua, Barb and her husband, Jeff, spent 11 years in Atlanta, GA before returning to the area with their daughter, Mikayla, and son, Austin.
Marisa Rijo, Client Relations
Marisa started with Finger Lakes Dental Care in November 2020. Marisa has over two years of experience in the dental world. She is from the Rochester area; born and raised. When not in the office she enjoys traveling and spending time with her fiancé and their two sons.
Jessica Herman, Registered Dental Hygienist
Jessica was born and raised in the Rochester area. She attended State College of Florida where she completed her first year of academics. She then transferred to Monroe Community College where she graduated in 2011 with her AAS degree in Dental Hygiene. With 8 years of dental experience, Jessica began working with Finger Lakes Dental Care as a part-time hygienist in January of 2019. Within the first two months, she transitioned to full-time to accommodate the growth of our West Henrietta office. Jessica is also certified in advanced CPR/AED and licensed in dental anesthesia and nitrous oxide in New York State. She is also familiar with accreditation in sterilization and infection control certified.
Jessica enjoys educating patients and changing their dental experience so they are excited to come to their future hygiene visits. When Jessica is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brad, and their two little boys, Kaiden and Sebastian. She also enjoys traveling to Florida to visit her family.
Aleta Covey, Registered Dental Hygienist
Aleta joined our team in September 2019. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from The College at Brockport in 2015, then went on to Dental Hygiene School at Monroe Community College. Aleta began practicing dental hygiene in 2016 and is certified in Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide administration. She has enthusiasm for her profession that is unwavering. She is committed to her patients, gentle and kind. Outside of work Aleta enjoys baking, spending time with her family and her dog Ellie.
Carli Lippa, Registered Dental Assistant
Carli is a native of Henrietta, NY, and is a Dental Assistant in our West Henrietta office. Carli began training in the dental field through an extracurricular dental careers program during high school. While attending Monroe Community College for an associate degree in Biology, Carli also attended her Dental Assisting course through Monroe County Dental Assisting, followed by coursework at Rochester Institute of Technology in Biotechnology. Carli has had the opportunity to assist in prosthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, Implantology and general dentistry units. Carli is still working on expanding her dental career with high hopes of going to dental or hygiene school one day.
Tessa Mitchell, Registered Dental Assistant
Tessa is from Henrietta, NY and works in our Canandaigua office as a dental assistant and sterilization tech. Tessa went to school at Gannon University and received a bachelors and Master’s degree in Science and played division 2 lacrosse. In her free time Tessa bartends and plays with her dog Lucy!