Welcome to my “judgment free zone”, where we focus on today and tomorrow-not yesterday. During our time together, you and I are discovering how you are most effective managing your dental health and then we build on that knowledge. I believe my patients are my greatest resource. Every appointment I learn about what impacts your ability to care for your teeth and gums (time, fatigue, stress, diet etc.), and we develop the strategies to manage your challenges. I welcome the opportunity to work with you.
Debra received her B.A. from Penn State Univ. and an Assoc. degree in science from the City Univ. of New York. Over the course of her 20 years’ experience as an R.D.H., she has continued to expand her education through post-graduate courses at the Pankey Institute, Univ. of Florida and New York Univ. where she received a license to administer local anesthesia.
Debra completed the Mastery Level at the Center for Professional Development with Dr. Michael Shuster, is a member of the American dental Hygiene Assoc. as well as Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Currently, she teaches Dental Ethics at Columbia Univ., NYU, and UMDNJ. In addition to Debra’s position in our office, “Professor Castro” teaches future dental hygienists at UMDNJ. Yearly, she attends a 3 day intensive enabling her to remain up to date with current evidence-based protocols, broaden her communication skills and evaluate new products in dentistry.
Eileen is our Certified Dental Assistant and resident artist. With over 32 years of experience in dentistry and three associate degrees in the art field, her critical eye has become an invaluable component of our team. Together with Dr. Cournot, their combined areas of expertise continue to result in outstanding cosmetic dentistry for our patients. Eileen also has an ear for dialects and is multilingual. She easily flows between English and a variety of languages creating a relaxed atmosphere ideal for any patient.
Reina went to the New York School for Dental and Medical assistant. After she graduated in 2014, she started her externship at CournotLee. Upon completing her 400 hours externship she was offered a permanent position as dental assistant. Reina became a certified dental assistant in 2016. This year she will be have been at CournotLee for 7 years! Reina is currently pursuing a career as a dental hygienist.
Sandra has been in the Dental Field chairside and helping at the front desk for almost three years now pursuing Dental Hygiene. There's always something new to learn in the dental field and Sandra is always grateful that she's a part of it!
When Sandra's not busy assisting at the dental chair, she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and cabin trips with her close friends. She also enjoys crafting in her spare time.
Denise has been in the dental field for 18 years and started as a dental assistant. She has been with us since 2018. Denise enjoys learning new skills through classes, movies and reading.