Meet Our Team
Christina Mercurio, DDS
Dr. Christina Mercurio has been making children’s smiles brighter since 1996, when she opened Glen Cove’s first dental practice, exclusively dedicated to children.
Attending New York University College of Dentistry, with a full tuition academic scholarship, she graduated in 1994 with top honors, including, OKU National Dental Honors Society and “Top 10” of her graduating class. Dr. Mercurio completed her Pediatric Dental Certificate, as Chief Resident, from Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Hospital. With previous appointments at Lenox Hill Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, she presently shares her time in private practice and teaching in the Pediatric Dental Department at NYU College of Dentistry.
Dr. Mercurio is a Board Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition, she is a published author, a distinguished member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and members of the New York Society of Dentistry for Children, Nassau County Dental Society and American Dental Society; She is CPR certified and compliant with Infection Control Practices, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. She has a strong commitment to community outreach and has done clinical and educational outreach locally and in New York City. Her goal is that all of her patients have a positive, fun and stress-free experience during each dental visit. Always seeking to broaden her knowledge in the dental field and foster shared learning of her specialty, she regularly attends dental study clubs and dental society events.
When not working, Dr. Mercurio is a devoted mother and enjoys exploring life with her three children.
Maria, a life long Glen Cove resident, graduated from Glen Cove High School and Nassau Community College. Maria has been working with Dr. Mercurio since 1999. You will usually see her smiling face at our front desk. She schedules appointments and makes financial arrangements. Her goal is to help patients along with their families feel welcomed and cared for as soon as they enter the office. She will answer all of their questions, whether they are technical or financial. Maria facilitates the efficient running of the dental practice.
In Maria’s spare time, she loves to travel and is a dedicated mom.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Patty received her Registered Dental Hygienist degree from SUNY Farmingdale in 1985 and has been working alongside Dr. Mercurio since 2007. Patty enjoys getting to know her patients personally. She is very sensitive toward each child’s individual needs and takes the extra time that is needed to make each child feel special. She is also our office OSHA Coordinator.
Outside of the practice, Patty is very active outdoors and enjoys time with her husband and 3 children.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kerri graduated with honors from SUNY Farmingdale in 1999 with her degree in Dental Hygiene and has been working along side Dr. Mercurio ever since. Kerri enjoys working with children and making each appointment individualized to each child. Kerri is compassionate and has first-hand experience working with children with special needs. She takes extra time explaining every aspect of the process so that each individual patient has the best possible dental experience.
Outside of the practice, Kerri enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. You can find her either on the sports fields cheering on her kids or at the beach.