Our Team

Meet Our Team of Dedicated Professionals Working to Help You Love Your Smile!

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Meet, Dr Cristi Freinberg-Trufas, DDS, MS, FAGD!  Dr. Trufas has been practicing dentistry in the capital region since 2002.

Originally from Romania, he has called the Capital Region home for many years.  Whether donating to a local fundraising or sponsoring local events, he is committed to this community.  He is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry.  Dr. Freinberg-Trufas joined his father-in-law at the Hudson Valley Dental Care practice in East Greenbush, NY in 2002.  Dr. Trufas has traveled all over the world to volunteer his services and improve the dental hygiene of people around the globe.  Next time you are in be sure to ask, Where in the World has Dr. Trufas been?

Front Desk Team:

Audrey is the smiley voice and face that greets most of our patients each day.  She has years of both dental reception and dental assisting experience.  Audrey is an incredible multi-tasker and is constantly helping us improve how we serve our patients each day.

Sarah joined our front desk team in the fall of 2014!  Sarah has years of experience working with insurances and she is a crackerjack with claims, predeterminations, and all things related to insurance and patient finances.  Sarah has been a great asset to our office and works tirelessly each day to ensure each patient receives the proper coverage. 

 Abby leads marketing, new patient relations,  scheduling appointments, and other creative endeavors.  If you are a new patient, with questions about the Hudson Valley Dental Care practice, please be sure to speak with Abby for help with any questions you may have.

Please say “hi” next time you’re in for an appointment!

Our Clinical Staff:

Lisa has been a dental hygienist with us at Hudson Valley Dental Care for 19 years.  She joined us with about 10 years of experience.  Total, Lisa has an amazing 30 years expertise in dental hygiene.  She learned about dental hygiene in her teenage years and was so excited about sharing this information with patients, that she started studying to become a dental hygienist.  Lisa’s most popular tip is to “Remember to floss every single day”.

Betty-Jean has been part of our dental family for over 20 years.  She worked with Dr. Norman Freinberg at our original location in East Greenbush.  She is passionate about caring for all patients young and old.  She cares about each of her patients and loves visiting with them and catching up.  BJ has decades of experience and her patients love scheduling with BJ on Mondays or Tuesdays each week!

Michaela joined our hygiene team at HVDC this fall.  She has quickly become part of our dental family.  Michaela graduated dental school in 2018. She loves treating patients and has specialized experienced with children and patients with special needs. We look
forward to you meeting Michaela at your next visit!

Practice Administrator:

Amy Freinberg-Trufas has managed the staff and office at Hudson Valley Dental Care for 2o years.  You may also recognize Amy’s beautiful smile from many commercials, tv shows, and advertisements as her modeling career continues to flourish.