Meet The Center For Holistic Dentistry Team in Yorktown Heights NY

Focusing On Your Whole Body Health

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Meet The Team


Marisa oversees all Office Operations and has been involved in dentistry for the past 40+ years. She grew up in the dental field, working for her father (a dentist) during her summer breaks from school. Marisa has been an assistant, receptionist, bookkeeper, and office manager. She graduated from Westchester Community College as a Certified Respiratory Therapist and worked at WCMC for 15 years.

Marisa and Dr. Lerner have been married for 36 years and have a daughter, Donielle. Marisa’s hobbies include arts and crafts, gardening, and baking. Her love of nature is evident in the decor of the office. Her other love is spending time with family and friends.


Erica is our Dental Receptionist and joined our practice in September 2015. Erica has seven years of experience as a dental assistant and receptionist. Working in a holistic practice has been very rewarding and educational for her. She also enjoys attending continuing education courses with staff members.

Erica is newly married and enjoying life with her husband. She also enjoys yoga and cycling. For entertainment, Erica loves attending Broadway shows and music concerts.


Donielle is our Administrative and Marketing Manager and joined our practice in early 2018. Prior to working at the office, Donielle worked in New York City in the Luxury Fashion Industry. She brings a fresh perspective to the practice and is eager to make a contribution.

Donielle is Marisa and Dr. Lerner’s daughter and has worked in various areas of the office, including assisting, reception, and marketing since she was 15 years old. In her free time, she enjoys travel, cooking, creating new memories with family and of course…all things fashion!


Jayne, one of our Dental Hygienists, is a graduate of the University Of Vermont Dental Hygiene program. She has 34 years of experience in dentistry here in the U.S. and in Switzerland.

She has a passion for the outdoors and loves gardening. Jayne enjoys spending time on her lake with family and friends. Her compassion and gentle skills offer every patient a positive experience.


Maria is our Clinical Assistant. She was born in Ecuador and moved to New York with her family in 1999. Having over 13 years of experience as a dental assistant and office manager, she has completed several seminars to keep up to date with all the new innovative dental techniques. Maria is very proud to work alongside Dr. Lerner and his knowledge in the field of holistic dentistry he shares with his patients. She enjoys educating patients and helping them to attain a more pleasant and enjoyable dental experience. She loves being a part of the team at the Center for Holistic Dentistry.

Maria married her husband Daniel in 2003 and by 2005 they welcomed their first son David, and their second son Devin joined them in 2010. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family, she loves to travel, do outdoor activities and spend time at the beach.


Nichole is our Dental Assistant, she works along with Maria in assisting Dr. Lerner to make our patients have a wonderful experience. Nichole joined our office in 2014 and has been in dentistry for eight years now. She loves working with patients making them feel comfortable. She is kind, caring and compassionate in providing the care our patients need. Working with Dr. Lerner and staff has been a great opportunity for her in developing different techniques, and living a holistic lifestyle.

An interesting fact about Nichole is that she comes from a family with two sets of twins. Though not identical she and her sister are often mistaken for one another. Aside from working Nichole enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, and riding her motorcycle.

Meet The Team – Schedule Your New Patient Exam Today

When you are ready, we invite you to schedule your New Patient Exam by calling 914-245-4041 or by clicking here. Your appointment includes a comprehensive review of your health history and concerns; an evaluation of your teeth, bite, gums, and airway passage; low-radiation digital x-rays; and a discussion of your options with a personalized treatment plan. We look forward to meeting you!

As the premier holistic dental practice in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and the Hudson Valley Region., our dentist and team at The Center For Holistic Dentistry also provide 5-star dental care to patients from Cortlandt Manor, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Briarcliff Manor & Westchester County, N.Y., and the surrounding areas.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Dentist In Yorktown Heights, NY

"I can’t thank Dr. Lerner and his staff enough, notably his assistant Nicole for expertly handling my mercury filling removals.I had it done in 2 phases and they took very good care of me on both occasions. The whole office is very pleasant, so professional and I look forward to my visits. On this most recent cleaning appointment, Linda did my cleaning. She was gentle and thorough. Highly recommend."

- Vanessa R.

"Excellent experience during my initial consultation. The most complete examination I have ever had by a dentist, including full body muscle testing. This testing uncovered major alignment issues with my jaw which has been causing a lifetime of misalignment throughout the rest of my body. Dr. Lerner and his staff are outside the box thinkers and I am very happy I have found them."

- Greg R.

"Very professional and compassionate. Love the use of Nucalm, eye mask, calming music, and making removing my mercury fillings a pleasant experience. Well as pleasant as can be. Thank you!!!"

- Jodi B.

"Been seeing Dr Lerner since I was about 11 years old, I’m now 31! I continue to see Jane for cleanings and just did the zoom whitening treatment with them in preparation of my wedding- highly recommend!"

- Chloe L.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of The Center For Holistic Dentistry. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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What To Expect On Your First Visit

Our mission is to encourage full-body wellness through oral health while allowing you to feel heard and understand all your options. During your new patient exam, Dr. Lerner will spend time reviewing your health history, concerns, and goals. Your comprehensive exam will address items you may not have considered such as airway screening and dental materials sensitivity testing. We look forward to meeting you!

Comprehensive Review Of Your Health History & Concerns

Evaluation Of Teeth, Bite, Gums & Airway Passage

Low Radiation Digital X-Rays

Discover Your Options & Receive A Custom Treatment Plan