Meet our staff

Our people are our difference

PDG_Group25To put it simply, we love what we do—and we hold ourselves to a higher standard. We listen to our patients, first and foremost, and work hard to address any concerns. Which is why we’re always searching for new and better ways to continue offering our patients the highest quality dental care possible. We truly value the relationships we build with our patients—and the difference we make in their oral health and overall well-being.

Our goal is that your visit to our office, regardless of your dental need, is the best you’ve ever had.

We hope you will enjoy this short sketch on Perinton Dental Group staff. We are sincerely honored to work each day with such talented individuals and great friends.


Photo of Albert Zak, DDS

Albert Zak, DDS

Dr. Zak earned his DDS from the University at Buffalo and completed his advanced training in general dentistry at Rochester General Hospital. After his tenure as clinical instructor at RGH and private practice in Newark, he joined Perinton Dental Group in 2008.

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Jay D. Parnes, DDS

Dr. Jay D. Parnes graduated from the Medical College of Virginia with a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1986. He received a certificate of graduation from the University of Connecticut’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. After establishing and running his own practice in Fairport, he joined Perinton Dental Group in 2016.

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Samantha Vitagliano, DMD

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Vitagliano joined Perinton Dental Group in 1995. An active member of many professional associations, she is also clinical instructor at Rochester General Hospital.

Photo of Svetlana (Lana) Yurovskiy, DDS

Svetlana (Lana) Yurovskiy, DDS

A graduate of University at Buffalo’s School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Yurovskiy spent her post-residency in practice in Canandaigua and at Hill Haven nursing home in Webster. She also taught at Rochester General Hospital prior to joining Perinton Dental Group in 2010.

From a warm welcome and efficient, courteous service when you reach our front desk, to the friendly chair-side support of our Dental Assistants, to the highly skilled Dental Hygienists who take the time to ensure you’re comfortable and at-ease—our staff takes great pride in building relationships with our patients that make each-and-every visit a pleasant one.

Front Office

Suzanne was excited to join our practice in 1994. She strives to make sure every patient is warmly welcomed, treated like family, and completely happy with their dental experience. Suzanne grew up in Pittsford. When she is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and digging in her gardens.

Kaitlin joined Perinton Dental Group in 2013, coming from a local medical group practice. She handles insurance estimates and coordinates our communication with specialists’ offices. Outside of work, she enjoys time with her family and her dogs.

Janet is the office manager for our practice. She returned to the dental field in 2014 after many years managing a busy medical practice.

Dental Assistants

Cheryl joined our practice in 2001 and began working with Dr. Vitagliano shortly after, in 2002, as her Dental Assistant. Cheryl is a valued member of our practice who goes out of her way to help in any situation. She and Dr. Vitagliano are a great team, valuing our patient’s time and making their comfort a priority. Cheryl looks forward to talking with her patients and values the friendships she has formed with so many of them. Cheryl lives in Palmyra and enjoys spending time with her two grown children and her family.

Tina joined Perinton Dental in 2008, working first with Dr. Zak, making the shift from the dental lab to chairside with ease. She has two grown daughters, and a wealth of artistic talent. If you have a CEREC restoration placed, you might get to see her artistry at work in customizing the shading of your crown!

Courtney and Provi joined our practice in 2013, as our practice continues to grow. They assist the doctors and the hygiene team, working chairside, in our state-of-the-art sterilizataion center, and keeping our hygienists’ day running smoothly.

Dental Hygienists

Patty joined Perinton Dental Group in 1977 after graduating from MCC. She is a native of Fairport and a proud graduate of Fairport High School. Patty and her husband Peter have raised their two children in the Fairport community where they still reside with their dog Clancy! She is a dedicated Perinton Dental Group employee who has had the privilege of working part-time while raising her children and is now a full time Dental Hygienist. She has many interests focusing first on her family and friends. The highlight of her career is seeing her patients around town and the friendships she has formed with them.

Lorrie began her career with Perinton Dental Group in 1994 after graduating from MCC. We are fortunate to have her as a member of our dental team as a full time Dental Hygienist. She is the proud parent of three successful children and two grandchildren and lucky to have them all living close by. Her many interests include her family and friends. When she is not working you will probably find her in her gardens or laughing-it-up with her numerous friends. What she enjoys most about her job is the opportunity to get to know her patients, building the friendships that she has developed with many of them.

Victoria, a graduate of MCC, joined Perinton Dental in 2012. She embodies our motto, Generations of Healthy Smiles: Victoria is following in her mother’s footsteps in the dental hygiene profession. She has a gentle touch and a relaxed manner that puts her patients at ease.