The Dream Team! You'll always be greeted with a warm smile and a friendly face. Our dental hygienist, assistants and administrative staff are very experienced and well trained. They will explain your treatment options in detail, as well as what you may expect before, during and after treatment. Our entire dental team is also trained continually in infection control and privacy standards & regulations.
We pride ourselves on offering our patients a comfortable and gentle treatment experience.
Languages spoken in our office:
Dr. Gabriela Ciornei, DDS
Dr. Cristina Gabriela Ciornei received her dental education degree from the Appolonia School of Dentistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Iasi, Romania in 1996. Followed by certificate programs in Competence in Periodontics and Oral Surgery.
After several years in private practice, Dr. Ciornei expanded her professional training and completed a two-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 2006 and a three year certificate in Periodontology in 2010 from the Eastman Institute of Oral Health. Dr. Ciornei also served as a faculty member for the AEGD program at EIOH, where she was awarded the Oral Health Faculty Award of Excellence in teaching.
Dr. Ciornei is highly skilled in her specialty area of periodontics and implant surgery. She is the proud owner of Lakeville Perio & Implant Dental Surgery located in Lakeville, NY. She visits our office on a monthly basis to provide our patients with top quality, specialized care: from wisdom teeth extractions to the placement of dental implants!
Jamie graduated from Monroe Community College’s dental assisting certificate program, where she qualified for the Dean’s List and completed over 300 hours of service-learning. After working as a certified dental assistant for some time, Jamie obtained her Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Monroe Community College, graduating with distinction. During her time at MCC, Jamie was a peer tutor to dental assisting students and treasurer of the Student American Dental Hygiene Association. She completed over 20 hours of community service and became certified to administer and monitor local infiltration and nitrous oxide analgesia. She is also CPR and AED certified and recipient of the Irene Kelly Mason Endowed Scholarship, the NY Inspire America’s Promise Scholarship, the Dental Studies Professionalism Award, and President’s Award.
A fun fact about Jamie is that she grew up competitive figure skating since age four. She likes to snowboard, travel, and spend time at her family cottage in finger lakes. She enjoys educating and encouraging patients through their own dental journey. She is quick to make patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust, and friendship with each patient!
Kelly is one of the first friendly faces you will see when you enter our practice. She helps our front desk run smoothly at all times. You can find her carrying out a variety of tasks in the office, from coordinating patient insurances to registering new patients and scheduling follow up appointments for our established patients.
Kelly has lived in Wayne County her entire life and joined our team with a desire to expand her knowledge about the dental field. She was drawn to dentistry because it is a field that is new to her and she is "ready for a challenge!" She is mom to two beautiful children, a son and a daughter. Outside of the office, she enjoys reading, listening to true crime podcasts, and spending time with her friends and family. A fun fact about Kelly is that she is terrified of heights but has sky diving on her bucket list!
Ellie studied Business Administration at the University of Bonn in Germany and attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. She was introduced to the dental field by her friend who opened a dental practice in Pittsford, which is also where she acquired her passion for dentistry. Today, she has over ten years of experience working in the dental field. She is CPR certified and well versed in front desk dental administration. She speaks English and Spanish, as well as some German.
Ellie has lived in Webster, NY for over 20 years with her husband Brian, daughter Adriana, son Jonathan, and dog Tessa. She enjoys attending her son's swim meets, playing tennis and basketball, and traveling with her family each year. A fun fact about Ellie is that she enjoys exploring new foods from different countries, and she adds hot sauce and lime to almost everything she eats!
Dental Assistant, DA
Mariia uses her education and training to help make our patients feel comfortable throughout every step of their dental treatment process. Originally from Ukraine, Mariia and her family moved to the United States seven years ago. She currently resides in Webster with her husband and their two children: an 18 year-old son and a 15 year-old daughter.
Before becoming a dental assistant, Mariia was a geography teacher for ten years. Once she moved to Rochester, she decided to change her profession, and began by attending the OACES & MCC ESL Programs. She started her dental career by working at Aspen Dental. In her free time, Mariia enjoys baking, cooking, and camping with her friends and family.
Abbey assists our visiting specialist, Dr. Ciornei, with just about everything--from surgical extractions to dental implants. In addition to being an outstanding surgical assistant, Abbey is also office manager at Lakeville Perio & Implant Dental Surgery in Lakeville, NY.
She is a true team player and has a fabulous way of making our patients feel at ease and comfortable in the dental chair at all times. Her great sense of humor is an additional plus. When she is not at work, you will most likely find Abbey on her phone, either carrying out a postoperative follow-up or planning out her busy week!
Legal Assistant/Hiring Manager
Elif received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, political science and philosophy from the University at Buffalo, graduating summa cum laude in 2020. In 2019, Elif interned with a non-profit organization in Madrid, Spain. She is tri-lingual and enjoys translating for our wonderful Spanish and Turkish speaking patients. Her favorite part about working at Apple Blossom Dental is meeting with patients from different backgrounds and cultures. In her spare time, she loves to travel and visit different countries. She is currently in the process of earning her J.D. and works with our office on a remote-basis: from interpreting office legal documents to conducting the hiring process for new staff members!