TONY CRUZ-MCLEOD, DMD
Dr. Cruz-McLeod received his Bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. From there he attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now known as Rutgers School of Dental Medicine) and completed a General Practice Residency at Kings County Hospital Center in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. During his residency, Dr. Cruz-McLeod encountered hundreds of clients with various dental phobias. He has dedicated himself to implementing gentle and efficient techniques to dispel these fears. Dr. Tony Cruz- McLeod’s favorite procedures are esthetic cases, (Invisalign, Veneers, Gold inlays and onlays, etc.) and Pediatric Dentistry.
Outside of dentistry, he enjoys exercising, coaching local football and basketball teams, and spending time with family and friends. Since relocating to the Hudson Valley, Dr. Cruz-McLeod enjoys visiting local landmarks and experiencing everything the area has to offer.
AMY SORGE, RDH- HYGIENIST
“I have been a hygienist for almost 20 years at this office. I have spent those years treating the greatest patients I could ever ask for. I am privileged for the opportunity to continue to provide each patient with the ability to have a totally healthy mouth. I’m very excited to be a part of the Bright Smiles of Beacon Team with Dr. Cruz. It is very gratifying for me to know that we as a team are very passionate about providing our clients with the highest quality of treatment while in a calm and caring atmosphere.
I have been married for just about 20 years as well. I am also the proud mother of three amazing children whom bring me joy daily. When I am not in the office, I spend my time either at a dance studio, a ball field, or within the comfort of our home. I love spending time with our family and friends, being on the beach, and warm sunny days.”
DINENE MANZ, RDH, BA- HYGIENIST
“I have been a Dental Hygienist since 1989 and have been practicing part time in this office since 2006. I received my Dental Hygiene Anesthesia License in 2004 which allows me to administer nitrous oxide and local anesthesia injections. I am very excited to work along a great team under Dr. Cruz’s direction. I treat all of my clients as if they were my family members and consider you as such. I take pride on educating my clients on how they can achieve overall health.
I have been married to Patrick for over 22 years and our daughter will be entering her second year of college. In my spare time I enjoy watching and playing baseball especially with my New York Yankee family. In addition I love to garden, hanging with friends and family.”
TRISTA WILLIAMS- OFFICE MANAGER
“I have been working in the dental field for over 5 years. I love meeting new people each and everyday and being able to help any way I can. I love being a part of a wonderful team and helping to give a client the feeling of confidence as they walk out our doors. The staff is wonderful very cheerful and have welcomed me with open arms. I am excited to be a part of a wonderful family here at Bright smiles of beacon.”
I am a busy mommy of 4 little humans and 3 fur-babies, a puppy and two cats. I love spending time with my family just being silly and learning with them and watching them grow. I also enjoy baking, playing board games, going on road trips and just having fun. I mostly enjoy being spontaneous and creative though. I look forward to meeting you!”
TERRY CALLAWAY – ASSISTANT
“I have been a dental assistant for over 20 years. I am a people person and I love working with and learning about our patients. This profession is so interesting; each client has a different need, a different story, and a different case. The combination of working with such great clients and such great coworkers is very fulfilling.
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, biking, hiking, entertaining guests and spending time with my husband and three children.