Samuel First DDS | Our Team
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Our Team

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Connie Pelosi-First

Office Manager/Practice Management Consultant

Connie is a practice management consultant and marketing strategist who has over 30 years of experience managing cosmetic, implant, and general practices. With formal training in social work, and as a former dental assistant, Connie is skilled and experienced in making you feel comfortable about your course of treatment. Connie will take the time to work with you to find creative financial solutions to get you that new, beautiful smile that you always wanted.


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Ilene Wilensky

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ilene has been practicing dental hygiene for 38 years. She attended New York Community College (New York City College of Technology) and graduated valedictorian in 1976, obtaining her RDH. Ilene has been working for Dr. First for 25 years. To keep up to date with the latest technology, Ilene takes advanced education courses and has received an advanced certificate and license to administer infiltration anesthesia and administrator and monitor nitrous oxide. She believes in the importance of preventative care for both children and adults. She has participated in the “Nassau County Give Kids a Smile” program for the last several years. Ilene is married to a high school principal. Her older daughter works in the field of public relations and social media, and her younger daughter is in dental school. Her favorite son is Poppy, a beagle terrier mix who is 7 years old.


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Raena Linekin

Registered Dental Hygienist

Raena has been practicing dental hygiene for over 16 years. She graduated from SUNY Farmingdale in 1995, obtaining her RDH with honors and the Golden Scalar Clinic Award. To keep up to date with the latest technology, Raena takes advanced education courses and has received an advanced certificate and license to administer infiltration anesthesia and administrator and monitor nitrous oxide. She has four children and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, traveling and reading. Raena has an extremely warm and friendly personality and will make you feel at ease during your cleaning.


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Zulma Ferrufinio

Licensed Dental Assistant

With a passion for dentistry and caring for patients, Zulma became a dental assistant 6 years ago after going through 1 year of dental school in El Salvador. She completed her certification as a dental assistant at the Dental Association of Garden City. In her free time, Zulma enjoys being with her husband and 2 children.