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invisalign elite preferred provider

Dr. Emma is nationally awarded Elite Preferred Provider Status for her extensive experience using Invisalign since its first introduction in 1999. She is among the top 1% of Invisalign certified specialists in North America.

Please contact Dr. Emma’s office with any questions or to schedule your free initial consultation.

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Our Garden City Team

dr. rodis orthodontist in garden cityDr. Susan Rodis
Orthodontist

Dr. Susan Rodis knew at the age of ten that she wanted to be an orthodontist. Following her dream, she received her DMD degree from Tufts University in 1988, and her orthodontic certificate from Tufts University in 1991. She has been providing excellent orthodontic care since then, and in 2006, joined Dr. Emma's team. She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeast Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the New York Dental Association, and the Nassau County Dental Society. She is a certified specialist in Invisalign Technology, and keeps up with the latest techniques, technologies, and innovations by attending many continuing education lectures.

In dental school, she was inducted into the Tufts chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national Dental Honor Society, due to her academic excellence, as well as her exemplary traits of character.

Outside of the office, she volunteers yearly for Give Kids A Smile, is an active member of Hadassah, and volunteers every year for the Forever 9-the Robbie Levine Foundation, which promotes awareness and the importance of AED use and CPR in saving lives.

Dr. Susan Rodis is married to David and has 2 children, Aaron and Brianna. She loves spending time with her family, whether it's at home, or travelling, and enjoys getting together and spending time with her friends.

Our Team

Andrea
Garden City Office Manager

AndreaCreating and maintaining one of the largest and most outstanding single-clinician orthodontic practices nationwide is no easy feat. Andrea’s 10+ years of management experience prior to joining Dr. Emma’s team in 1998, enabled her to work closely with the doctor to do just that.

Andrea is a multi-talented member of Dr. Emma’s committed team, wearing many hats with knowledge galore. Her enthusiasm and love for her patients shine through as she educates them about the choices available in today’s orthodontics. “From Phase I intervention to Invisalign—Dr. Emma provides extraordinary orthodontic results! Seeing patients from 5 to 75 and making a difference in their lives is one of most rewarding things I’ve ever been a part of!”

Andrea and her husband John have two children, Johnny and Janine. Andrea enjoys going to the beach for a relaxing afternoon. In her spare time, she loves to shop.

Paola
Baldwin Office Manager

PaolaAn addition to Dr. Emma's team, Paola brings her knowledge, enthusiasm, and friendliness to patients and her co-workers. "What I enjoy most is Dr. Emma's ability to give each patient a beautiful and successful smile. I feel that beauty begins with a smile."

Paola's passion is her two children, Tatiana and Danny. If she's not at a soccer tournament with her son, she is at the mall with her daughter enjoying quality time together. Paola enjoys working out and dedicating her free time to her children.

Mary Beth
Insurance Benefit Coordinator

MaryBethMary Beth is a multi-tasker and has quickly become the go-to person for answers. Mary Beth has years of expertise in Invisalign education and has implemented efficient practice management techniques to assist our patients daily.

“The best part of my job is getting to help others. We see so many wonderful improvements with our patients’ smiles… this is very fulfilling. Dr. Emma’s excellent results with such a warm, one-on-one approach makes me proud to be a part of her team!”

Mary Beth and her husband, Bob, have four children Bobby, Kevin, Allison and Kelly who keep them constantly on the go. When not driving her children to athletic events and band concerts, she enjoys kayaking, skiing and the great outdoors.

Isabel
Orthodontic Assistant

IsabelIsabel offers each patient a bright smile and encouraging conversation. She loves seeing the changes in teeth, in the smiles, and also in the overall self-esteem of the patients.

“Dr. Emma with her knowledge and enthusiasm, makes it an enjoyable place to work—the positive results are FANTASTIC.”

Isabel, a retired NYPD detective, helps keep things running smoothly in the clinic… in a very quiet, unassuming way. Soft-spoken and gentle, she is a favorite of many of Dr. Emma’s patients. “My co-workers are so supportive and team oriented… and of course, a great boss makes orthodontics a great second profession!”

Isabel is a family-oriented woman who enjoys spending time with her mother, three sisters, nieces and nephews each weekend. She enjoys long walks on the beach and entertaining friends

Lucia
Orthodontic Assistant

LuciaLucia was born and raised in Panama where she received her Bachelor degree in Science. She moved to New York 10 years ago and obtained her certification as a dental assistant. She then became a part of Dr. Emma's team where she is very happy in assisting Dr. Emma, helping children and adults achieve a beautiful and confident smile. In her free time she enjoys baking, decorating cakes, gardening and traveling.

Shannon
Orthodontic Assistant

Shannon Shannon worked in publishing for seven years before leaving to pursue work in orthodontics. She finds the work challenging and rewarding. "I look forward to working alongside Dr. Emma and her close-knit team to produce better oral health, enhanced self-esteem, and beautiful smiles.".

Tara
Orthodontic Assistant

Tara Tara is a certified dental assistant. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nephew Logan.

Aizah
Orthodontic Assistant

aizah Aizah has been a Dental Assistant for over eight years. "I can truly say I love the interaction I have with my patients and my contribution in helping them keep a healthy and glowing smile for the world to see. In my presence I will treat you with the utmost care, gratitude and respect. In the Dental field, it is important to understand that the people who come in and seek dental treatment are my number one priority and they will always leave with a smile. I love being with my family and friends and helping them anyway I can."

Evelin
Orthodontic Assistant

evelin Evelin has been an Orthodontic/Dental Assistant for 6 years. "I've heard nothing but great things about Dr. Emma and I am thrilled to be a part of her team. I'm very passionate about orthodontics and the role I play in helping patients achieve beautiful smiles. I love the summer, spending my free time with my friends, family and loved ones."