Our Team

Nick Augenbaum DDS, FICOI, AFAAID

Dr. Nick is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He attended Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, followed by a one year general practice residency at New York Hospital of Queens and an additional two-year advanced surgical and prosthodontics program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.

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Elliot Koschitzki, DDS, FICOI, AFAAID

Dr. Elliot is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He attended New York University College of Dentistry, followed by a three-year advanced surgical and prosthodontics program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center where he taught as the Chief Resident of the General Practice Residency Program.

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Ellen Karpinski (RDH)

Ellen Karpinski is one of our our skillful dental hygienists. Ellen has been a part of our team at Long Island DDS for 17 years. One of her specialties is painless gum treatment. Ellen goes above and beyond to ensure that your experience is wonderful. A conscientious worker and student, Ellen takes pride in her pursuit of continued education and advancement in the dental field. Caring for each and every patient and bringing them to peak health is her main motivation. Each visit with Ellen is easy and enjoyable!

Norka Sierra (Dental Assistant)

Norka comes to our office with eleven years of experience as a Dental Assistant.  She is State Certified and excels in both chair-side General Dentistry and Oral Surgery.  She is bilingual and fluent in both Spanish and English. Her top priority is making sure everything is set, clean, and organized for a great patient experience.  She loves working with the team at the South Huntington Office.

Celeste Chancey (Dental Hygenist)

Celeste is a Dental Hygenist with our South Huntington team. Celeste is driven by the idea of improving patients lives & confidence through better dental health.

Amy Rigel (Scheduling and Treatment Coordinator)

Amy joined our South Huntington office after 15 years of retail management. With her operation management skills and her customer service expertise, she is a perfect fit for the dental industry. Since she started in the dental field she has been a quick learner and is quite knowledgeable on dental terminology and insurance. She loves connecting with the patients and making sure all their needs are taken care of for a great experience.