Meet Our Staff

Meet the Staff of Brooklyn Periodontics & Implantology
Michael E. Abrams, D. D. S. Brooklyn

Periodontist and Dental Implant Specialist


Our wonderful staff of dental professionals and office administrators, shown here at a special celebration, is well trained and experienced. Many staffers are also fluent in a second language, such as Spanish, Italian, Russian and Ukrainian. Shown here with Dr. Michael E. Abrams are (left to right, first row) Donna Marsella, Cathy Zaremba, Andrea Nucatola and (back row) Dina Beard, Dawn Tomasulo, Dr. Abrams, Carmen Cuello Garcia, and Olya Khrystyuk. Please see their profiles below.

Dental Staff


Registered Dental Hygienist Dina Beard received her B.S. from Brooklyn College and graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at New York City Technical School. She resides in Bensonhurst and has worked for Dr. Abrams since 1996.
Registered Dental Hygienist Cathy Zaremba is fluent in Italian and has worked for Dr. Abrams since 1991. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at New York City Technical College and resides in Bergen Beach.
Dental Assistant Carmen Cuello Garcia is actually a Doctor in Dentistry from Autonoma of Santo Domingo University in the Dominican Republic, where she grew up. She is preparing to take the National Dental Board examination to practice as a dentist in New York State. She speaks fluent Spanish.
Dental Assistant Andrea Nucatola speaks fluent Spanish. She has a B.S. from Brooklyn College, resides in Marine Park, and calls her job here at Brooklyn Periodontics and Implantology “a great experience.”


Treatment Coordinator Dawn Tomasulo started working with the practice in 1991 as a surgical assistant so she has vast knowledge of all of the dental procedures the practice offers. She coordinates treatment with patients’ primary or restorative dentist and informs patients of dental work financing plans such as Care Credit .Her goal is to make treatment affordable for patients. She commutes to the practice from Long Island.
Insurance Coordinator Olya Khrystyuk speaks fluent Russian and Ukrainian. She studies Biology at Brooklyn College, resides in Prospect Park South, and has coordinated patients’ insurance coverage for the practice since 2004.
Office Manager Donna Marsella, also a long-term patient, has provided administrative direction for the practice since October 2005.  She takes pride in the “Tiffany” service that Brooklyn Periodontics and Implantology provides to its patients. She resides in Bergen Beach.

Brooklyn Periodontics & Implantology

Is Committed to Your Health and Safety

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we maintain strict sterilization and cross contamination-prevention processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians.  We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.  To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning.  We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.  Also, we’re members of various professional dental associations to help stay abreast of the latest practices and recommendations for our profession.

A Positive Experience

We listen to our patients and try to help them take charge of their dental health. It is very rewarding to all of us involved to see satisfied patients and the great results.

Make an appointment today! We will give you a reason to smile!