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Dentistry in Ithaca, NY

About Us

Great dental care is not just about your teeth; it’s about how you feel when you smile. At Advanced Dental Technology of Ithaca II PLLC, we take the time to get to know you and your goals for your dental health. From our preventive exams and cleanings to our advanced cosmetic dentistry and dental implant procedures, our patients enjoy the peace of mind that they’re in good hands.

Dr. Marcia Zax - Dentist

Dr. Marcia Zax - Dentist


Marcia Sydney Zax graduated with honors from New York University College of Dentistry in 1985. She continued her training as a resident at Strong Memorial Hospital-University of Rochester Medical Center (1985-86). In addition to her clinical training, Dr. Zax has worked in various areas of dental research, including epidemiology of dental caries (83-85 laboratory of Dr. Racquel LeGeros New York University College of Dentistry), factors influencing root caries (85-86 Eastman Dental Center, laboratory of Dr. John Featherstone), and finally obtained her PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her Ph.D. thesis is entitled, “Fluoride, Magnesium and Carbonate and Crystallographic Studies of Developing Human Fetal Enamel.”

Dr. Zax also obtained an NIH grant for post-doctoral studies in bone research and development which she carried out in the anatomy department at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, in the laboratory Professor Cornelia Farnum (91-92). Dr. Zax achieved Advanced Proficiency in the use of Nd: YAG and Er: YAG lasers from the Academy of Laser Dentistry in 2002. Dr. Zax has been practicing dentistry full time in Ithaca since 1993.

Personal Background:

Dr. Zax is married to Dr. David Zax, a professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University. They have three children and have resided in Ithaca since 1990.

Professional Memberships and Organizations:

American Dental Association
New York State Dental Society
Sixth District Dental Society
Tompkins County Dental Society (past president)
Ithaca Area United Jewish Community, Chair

Brenda Ross, Receptionist at Advanced Dental Technology of Ithaca II PLLC
Charlyni June, Dental Hygienist at Advanced Dental Technology of Ithaca II PLLC
Kricket Cook, Dental Assistant at Advanced Dental Technology of Ithaca II PLLC

Brenda Ross, Receptionist

Charlyni June, Dental Hygienist

Kricket Cook, Dental Assistant

Kristina was born and raised in the Newfield area. She lives in Interlaken now with her partner, Barry. She loves the outdoors, spending time with her animals and Barry and gardening.

Kristina started with Dr. Regnier, knowing nothing about dentistry. She has been an assistant for 24 years. She loves meeting new patients and making them smile.

Advanced Dental Technology of Ithaca II PLLC

For more information about our dental services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 607-273-5940. We look forward to being your smile team!