Meet the Doctors
Drs. Danz and Pattendien are pleased to be able to offer beautiful smiles to their neighbors in Hudson and the surrounding communities.
Robert E. Danz, DDS, earned his dental degree from the New York University College of Dentistry, after earning his bachelor’s degree from Long Island University. He has also taken numerous postgraduate education courses, specifically selecting courses focusing on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. His most recent training at The Dawson Academy is in functional occlusion, from temporomandibular joint disorder to smile design, which allows him to incorporate the highest quality treatment methods into his practice and provide you with the smile of your dreams. He was just chosen by his peers to be listed in the topDENTISTS™ directory, and his listing will appear in the November 2010 issue of Hudson Valley Magazine. Dr. Danz is an active participant in the community, serving as a Hudson City School dentist. He and his wife Lydia have four fabulous children, and in his spare time, he enjoys running and gardening.
Front Desk Associates
We run the front desk, therefore we play a very important role in our office. We are the first point of contact when you arrive and the last when you leave. We are funny, lovable, entertaining and knowledgeable. Without us at the front desk, the office would not know what to do!
I have been working in the dental field since 1980, and have been at Dr. Danz’ office since 1994. I feel very fortunate to be able to work in such a wonderful office.
I am happily married for over 28 years and am delighted to be the mother of an 18-year-old son, Ryan, a fine baseball player and young man. I love RV camping, reading, cross stitch needlework, walking, and spending time on long, sandy beaches with my family.
I began working for Dr. Danz in 1987 at the front desk. I enjoy talking with our patients and watching their families grow.
I am the proud mother of two fine young men, Steven and Joseph, and am happily married for over 30 years. I love Maine, traveling, zumba dancing, and yoga. My husband and I have several classic cars and love attending car shows all over the Northeast.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 21 years and have lived in Columbia County all my life. I graduated from Ichabod Crane Central School in 1987 and graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in 1992 with my degree in Dental Hygiene.
I am certified and licensed to administer Nitrous Oxide and anesthesia to my patients and stay current on continuing education courses and can also perform laser pocket disinfection. My passion is to provide my patients with utmost quality care while establishing a comfortable dental relationship.
I am the proud mother of an 11 year old son, Connor, whom I love spending time with and playing baseball with his traveling Clipper baseball team. I enjoy keeping in shape with a healthy lifestyle including, running and physical fitness.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Upon graduation from Ichabod Crane in 2007, I enrolled in Hudson Valley Community College and completed the Dental Assisting program with a Certificate in Dental Assisting. I began working for St. Peters Dental Clinic in Albany as a dental assistant; at that time I realized I wanted to become a Dental Hygienist. I graduated in 2012 from Hudson Valley Community College with an Associated Degree in Applied Science, dental hygiene in 2012. Along with being certified in CPR and AED, I am licensed to administer nitrous oxide and anesthesia and stay current on continuing education courses as well as now being certified in Laser Pocket Disinfection through the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry.
I was excited to be hired by Dr. Danz in January 2013 and to join his team full time. I am enjoying building relationships with my patients and being able to share in their success in oral health.
I am the youngest of 5 and reside in Valatie, NY with my family. I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, running and participating in 5K’s throughout the Capital Region and Yoga.
Debbie has worked in the health care profession for over 25 years. Her career started as a nurses’ assistant at Barnwell Health Care facilities in Valatie. Debbie worked with the elderly helping them with their daily needs. After leaving Barnwell, she returned to school at Hudson Valley Community College. It was time, she thought, for a career change and enrolled in the Dental Assisting Certificate Program.
After graduation, she began her current career with Dr. Danz 13 years ago. She has enjoyed her daily duties including taking digital radiographs, assisting during implant placements, surgical extractions, tissue grafts, and crown and bridge replacement.
Based on her background as a nurses’ assistant, Debbie volunteers at the local area nursing home feeding the elderly their evening meals and keeping them company. Also, she serves as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Valatie fire department for the past five years. During the Little League season she volunteers at the hot dog stand to help the fire company with this annual fundraiser. Furthermore, for the past 6 years, she has worked at the local Columbia County Fair on the weekends.
She is happily married to Frank, has 3 grown children, and 4 wonderful grandchildren. She loves to spend as much time as possible with her grandchildren on a regular basis.
I graduated Ichabod Crane Central Schools in 1985. Soon after graduating high school, I started working for Albany Dental – GHI Incorporated doing insurance claim forms. A few years later I left Albany Dental to go work for Empire BC/BS as a Surgical Claims Processor. In 1991 I left BC/BS to work for Hudson Valley Orthopedics in Hudson, NY. I worked with Medical Records, Insurance, and eventually as a Medical Assistant.
In 2001 Dr. Danz hired me as his Dental Assistant. I feel truly fortunate to work with Dr. Danz and his fantastic staff. And I love interacting with patients and their families.
I have been married twenty years to my husband, Rick. In my spare time, I love traveling, cooking and gardening.