Located in the village of Saugerties, NY we provide state-of–the art dental services for a wide range of needs including tooth restoration, crown and bridgework, periodontal treatment, hygiene maintenance, implant restoration and therapeutic Botox. Our Office provides exemplary care in a clean, safe environment to support a family friendly dental practice with the patient's comfort in mind. The dentist and hygienists regularly confer on patient care and we are constantly updating our group's education to ensure we remain on the leading edge of dental technology.
Debra A. Koehn, DMD
Dr. Koehn (pronounced as "Kern")
I am a native of Saugerties and have been practicing dentistry for 25 years working in the areas of general and cosmetic dentistry. I received my Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Pennsylvania and my pre-dent study at Columbia University in New York. My dental medical background is unique and allows me to diagnosis and treat a wide range of dental problems with significant insight about the medical ramifications of the procedures and any prescriptions required. My practice includes procedures involving natural tooth restorations, crowns, implants, and dentures. Most recently, my services have been extended to the use of therapeutic BOTOX (for more information, see Services).
I fully endorse and advocate health management through periodic checks-ups and hygienic cleanings every six months or less. This is an essential key to maintaining good overall health and as a preventative measure against gum disease. I firmly believe that oral health leads to better total health and recent medical research supports this.
My initial studies in dentistry started out in the area of dental hygiene where I received a degree in Dental Hygiene Science from SUNY at Farmingdale. From there I went on to Columbia University in NYC and received a BS degree in Dental Hygiene Pre-dent / Teaching in 1981. In 1986, I received my DMD from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a residency for Periodontal work at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1988.
I have professional affiliations with:
American Dental Association - ADA
Academy of General Dentistry - AGD
American Academy of Facial Aesthetics - AAFA
Third District Dental Society / NYS Dental Association.
I also support the local Saugerties Historical Society, the Boys & Girls Club, and I am a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs.
Meghan, Registered Dental Hygienist
Meghan is an alumnus of HVCC and has 13 years' experience as a dental hygienist. She enjoys working in the field of dentistry and has worked with Dr. Koehn for over eight years. In Dr. Koehn's office, Meghan works in hygiene where she shares her expertise in treating children. She also has experience working full time in an orthodontic office. Outside of work, Meghan is engaged in the sports and activities of her children.
Susan, Registered Dental Hygienist
Susan has over 20 years' experience as a dental hygienist with experience including periodontics, pedodontics and working with mentally and physically challenged patients. She graduated in 1989 from the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene in Boston, MA. In 2010, she was certified to administer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide, and CPR certified.
When not working she likes to participant in watching all the events her children are engaged with including soccer, ballet, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. She can also be found in the garden during the summer months and skiing in the winter. She also enjoys playing golf.
Jennifer, Dental Assistant
Jen has been a Dental Assistant for over 3 years, currently with Dr. Koehn for two. She enjoys working with patients on a personal level to maximize care and comfort while assisting at the dental chair. Jen has her associate's degree in social sciences from Orange County Community College and is currently planning to continue her education in Dental Hygiene. In her personal time, Jen enjoys doing photography for families, children and babies. On her down time, she can be found spending time with her close family and friends. She also likes to travel, spend time outdoors, and exercise.
Stephanie, Admin. Assistant
Stephanie grew up in Kingston, NY in a close-knit family of ten. She has a great love of black Labrador retrievers and has raised two, Sammy and Napoleon. She loves all artistic forms and sports, and is involved in both in her free time. Stephanie has even written a children's book! She is also an avid Dallas Cowboys and NY Yankees fan. Stephanie received an A.S. degree from UCCC in Stone Ridge, NY and attended SUNY New Paltz studying Business Administration and Finance. Stephanie worked for over 13 years for an international engineering company, Parsons Corporation as an operations coordinator. As Dr. Koehn's administrative assistant, she handles scheduling, insurance submissions and billing. She has learned a great deal about dentistry which helps her to better handle insurance claims. She enjoys her interactions with patients cared for by the practice and the "family" at the office.