Meet the Staff

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.



Jana has been working as one of our experienced dental hygienist’s in our practice since 2011. She brings with her the ability to clean teeth while telling you a story or two. When Jana isn’t in the office you can find her teaching a spinning class or running – because she loves chocolate – or chauffeuring one of her 3 children around Ithaca. Jana is a dedicated professional who will gently yet thoroughly provide your dental cleaning, counsel you about nutrition, oral hygiene and the role that dental fluoride plays in a healthy dentition.


Lorrie moved to Ithaca in 1971 with her parents and 4 siblings, and says that becoming a Hygienist is one of the best decisions she’s ever made. Lorrie has been practicing as a Hygienist for 35 years – 25 of those years in our office. Lorrie is married with 2 sons and in her spare time she enjoys running and biking.


Heidi joined Dr. Zobel in 2021, yet started as a Patient Coordinator in 2017. Her goal is to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for patients and assisting them with any questions they may have. She came to Ithaca from her native New Jersey in 2010 and considers the Finger Lakes her home. When not at work, she is either hanging out with her cats, out on the trails or lake, or working on some fiber craft.


Kristen has been with Dr. Zobel since May of 2017 but has been a dental assistant for the last 16 years. She resides in Groton with her husband and 2 children Dylan and Kadyn and their dog and cat.  She enjoys playing golf, working out and most of all spending time with her family and friends.


Zobel, 2333 N. Triphammer Rd. Village Office Campus Ste. 303 Ithaca, NY 14850