I have to say that I just love being a dentist. I understand that my patients put a great deal of trust in me and I value each and every one of them. I take the time to understand each person’s needs and strive to build a relationship built on trust. I stay up to date with the latest innovations dentistry has to offer. And, for me and my team, skills and compassion for our patients go hand and hand. On a side note, I am happily married with three great kids. I live in the Smithtown area and I am a big fan of sports, especially the Islanders. Thank you so much for vising my website. I hope you found the information useful. If you have any questions, please feel free to call my office or send me an email.
- Calogero Vassallo DDS, PLLC.
Dr. Nailah Khalfan earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Degree at Temple University Dental School in Philadelphia. During her time there, Dr. Khalfan served as the community service chair for the school's American Dental Student Association (ASDA) and was awarded the ASDA Award of Excellence for superior level of involvement, service and leadership. Following receipt of her DMD from Temple University, Dr. Khalfan continued her dental education at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Khalfan worked alongside Dr. Vassallo as a General Practice Resident.
During her training at Coney Island Hospital, she practiced all aspects of general dentistry with emphasis on full mouth restorations and implant dentistry. Dr. Khalfan's goal is to make patients feel comfortable in the dental chair and confident in their smiles.
Dr. Khalfan was born and raised on Long Island. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, practicing yoga, and traveling.
I truly believe I am only as good as the people I surround myself with, that is why our friendly team is not just professional, but also caring and dedicated to every one of our patients. We know that each of our patients is unique so we customize an oral health plan based on their individual needs. We are here to provide you with the best possible dental care and we value the trust you have placed in us.
Melissa grew up on Long Island, where she worked in her mother's dental office throughout her high school and college career.
She attended NYIT and received her bachelor's of science in 2003. Melissa then continued her education at Farmingdale University where she was awarded her dental hygiene degree in 2006.
Melissa has been a Hygienist for over 10 years, but has been practicing in a dental office for over 12 years. She is certified in anesthesia and nitrous oxide.
Melissa applies her extensive knowledge base to make educated decisions and formulate professional opinions about oral health care and needs. Melissa is extremely informative, making her the perfect candidate to monitor your oral health. She is also careful and gentle with every patient she works with. Melissa lives locally with her young daughter, son, and husband. She enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends. She loves to travel and go to new places. Melissa also enjoys conversing in Spanish, which she speaks fluently.
Melody grew up in Lake Ronkonkoma. She works as a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been with Dr. Vassallo for the last year. She has enjoyed working as a Hygienist now for five years.
She attended Briarcliffe College and received her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene Education.
Her favorite part about being a Hygienist is to establish rapport with her patients, and to make them feel at home and as comfortable as possible, since the dental chair causes some patients anxiety.
Her hobby is teaching dance at a Paramount Dance Studio in Holtsville. She has been dancing since the age of five and it has always been her favorite thing to do outside of work. She looks forward to continued success at this office as well as meeting new patients here at Dr. Vassallo's.