The dental industry continues to advance with new products and technology. In order to stay current with changes, we have an active membership with the American Dental Association. We are also members of the 5th District Dental Society of the State of New York, we believe it is important to give back to the community. The 5th District Dental Society consists of over 700 dentists like us who care.
About Mark Oberferst, DDS
Mark specializes in painless dentistry because he cares about the comfort of our patients. His friendly demeanor will surely make you feel at ease whenever you undergo a dental operation or treatment. With his knowledge and experience, Mark is ready to take care of all your dental needs.
Dr. Mark Oberferst has over 20 years of experience in the industry creating amazing smiles. Dr. Oberferst and his team of qualified professionals focus on providing comprehensive dental care utilizing advanced technology. Our expert group of professionals provides cosmetic, restorative and preventive services with your comfort in mind.
Very Gentle Dental Staff
Brandy has returned back within our dental office. She is a wonderful mother of four amazing kids and a devoted wife to her husband, Emel. She has a degree in Medical billing and Coding. Brandy is a true asset to our dental family. She also enjoys learning new things, reading and traveling the world.
Jennifer joined our team at Very Gentle Dental in 2015. Born and raised in Syracuse, NY.
She enjoys spending time with her 4 beautiful children in her free time she enjoys, hiking, cooking and doing anything outside.
After 28 years in the Meat Industry as a Journeyman Meat Cutter, Assistant Meat Manager, and in meat sales, Rich decided it was time for a career change. In 2011, he had the opportunity to be trained and work in the Dental field. Rich has been a member of our staff here at Very Gentle Dental since May 2016. He is currently the Insurance Claim's Cleanup Administrator and Billing Account Manager.
Rich married his wife Ann in July of 1986. They have 2 successful adult children of whom they are very proud of. When not working, Rich enjoys working around his home, swimming, going to sporting events, playing the trumpet, traveling, and spending quality time with his family.
Rich is also a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity since September 1998 and is a past Grand Lodge Officer in the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of New York.
Shelly has been working for Very Gentle Dental, Dr. Mark Oberferst since 2001. She is a Syracuse native, and the past 5 years has lived with her fiance and children.
Shelly's oldest daughter is an LPN working towards her RN. This same daughter has also made her a proud Nana of 2 lovely granddaughters.
Shelly enjoys camping, fishing, and riding their FourWheelers.
Brittney is a registered Dental Hygienist. She has been with our office since July of 2018. Brittney graduated from Monroe Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2012.
Brittney and her husband, Nate have two daughters, Elaina and Anna. In her spare time, Brittney enjoys baking, going for walks, and watching cooking shows with her children.
Joe is from Massena, NY. Attended SUNY Cortland and received a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences.
Went on to further his education at the University at Buffalo with a Masters in Biological Sciences. Attended SUNY Canton for Dental Hygiene and has been practicing in a clinical setting since 2018. Enjoys sports, mainly Hockey and Football, and has played hockey for 25 years!
Daphne is a Dental Hygienist at Dr. Oberferst’s office.
Daphne is a Military Veteran that has worked in many medical and dental setting. She treats her Patient’s with the utmost respect and does her very best to make all of her Patients comfortable. Her goal is to work with her Patients to make their oral health the best it can be.