Brooklyn-born Lisa has been our resident hygienist from 2016! Although she is the newest staff member to join Dr. Romano’s team, she already considers her colleagues “like a family” (and the feeling is mutual!). She brings her extensive experience of the field and outgoing personality to her job, which, working in balance with Dr. Romano, is vital to maintaining patients’ oral health: she assists with their periodontal maintenance, scaling, root planning, and prophylaxis. An essential component of Lisa’s job comes down to communication, and in particular, fostering a dialogue with patients about their dental and medical health to determine any issues. In fact, one of her favorite aspects of her work is meeting and interacting with patients, in order to help them. According to Lisa, “I love what I do and that’s why I’ve done it for so long.” The field has changed since her student days at New York City College of Technology. The possibility of learning different methods and new technology, including ©Invisalign and ©Perio Protect, is what drew Lisa to Dr. Romano’s office. Outside of work, this mother of a family of five leads an active lifestyle, made up of sports, including tennis and yoga, for its calming effects, games such as Mah Jongg, and needlework and other crafts.