The WIHD Dental Center offers a complete range of specialized dental services and ongoing care for people with disabilities. Our comprehensive program is designed to create a “dental home” ensuring quality and continuity of care for both adults and children. These services are delivered in our state-of-the-art dental suite at WIHD; in our Dental Van, which regularly visits community services agencies throughout the Hudson Valley Region; and at the Westchester Medical Center.

Dental Services
Cedarwood Hall, Valhalla, NY

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  • We are passionate about providing a full range of dental services to adults and children with developmental disabilities.
  • Our caring and patient staff is trained to support the unique needs of our patients.  Each staff member has many years of experience providing dental care to persons with developmental disabilities.
  • We are here to educate caregivers and our special needs patients on proper oral hygiene techniques and each dental visit with us is a teaching opportunity towards this goal.

Our Philosophy

Our dental team strongly believes in early intervention for prevention and the importance of maintaining good oral health to ensure good general health. The Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child’s first visit should be at their first birthday or when their first tooth erupts, whichever comes first. Good oral health is an integral part of one’s overall general health.

WIHD Dental Services


  • General Dentistry – all phases of general dentistry and specialty referrals
  • Outpatient – Oral Pre-medication for apprehensive special needs patients
  • Intravenous (IV) sedation (conscious sedation) and/or general anesthesia for those special needs patients unable to be successfully treated with outpatient oral pre-medication in the clinic setting
  • Same-day surgery


Our mobile van dental outreach program serves individuals with disabilities throughout the Hudson Valley Region. Off site appointments eliminate staffing and transportation issues for agencies and group homes.

  • All phases of general dentistry
  • Two dental suites
  • Dentist and hygienist
  • Wheelchair lift
  • Dental Van Flyer

Meet Our Dental Team

Anne Marie Tarangelo, DMD
Director of Dental Services

Dr. Anne Marie Tarangelo is the Director of Dental Services at Westchester Institute for Human Development.  Dr. Tarangelo is responsible for the work of the Dental Program including participating in and directing the care of patients; teaching and supervising dental students; and administering WIHD’s dental program. She has been working as a clinician for WIHD since 2012 while working as an attending dentist at another practice in New City, NY.  Dr. Tarangelo received her DMD in 1990 and completed her residency at Westchester Medical Center in 1991. WIHD’s Dental Program provides over 8,500 dental visits each year to over 3,300 individuals with developmental disabilities through its on-site and mobile dental clinic services.


Alan Winik, Dentist
Anne Marie Tarangelo, Director Dental Services
Audrey Ramsay, Dentist
Beverley Forbes, Clinic Coordinator
Bryan Forbes, Van Driver
Carmen Tavarez, Dental Assistant
Chy’nna  Brown, Dental Assistant
Daishonna Hogue, Senior Lead Dental Assistant
Estrella Fernandez, Dental Assistant
Gina Lodolini, Dentist
Hemnauth Singh, Van Driver
Itzel Ramirez, Dental Assistant
Joan Demicco, Dental Hygienist
Karin Denise Carroll, Dental Hygienist
Mary Ellen Lukaswitz, Dentist
Melanie Jackson, Dentist
Michael Molnar, Dentist
Michelle Paeprer, Dental Hygienist
Paul Tarantola, Dentist
Peter DeLisi, Dentist
Purvi Desai, Dental Assistant
Shane Jamison, Office Assistant
Sheldon Winik, Dentist
Trudy Rivers, Dental Assistant