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Total Family Dentistry of St James

Dr. Stampelos Elite Star

Dentist Awardee 2018

Top 3 Dentist of New York State



Dr. Baker is a native of Long Island. He grew up in Huntington and graduated from St. Joseph's College in Patchogue. Dr. Baker earned his dental and orthodontic degrees at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. Upon graduation, Dr. Baker was recognized as being the best clinical dentist in his class and was awarded the Operative Award for Excellence. He was given the honor of the Long Island Odontology Award for being the top graduate from Long Island.


After receiving the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honors Award, Dr. Baker was asked to teach both general dentistry and orthodontics at Columbia University. While studying at Columbia, Dr. Baker met his wife Sylvia, a general dentist. They have four children. The family enjoys going on vacations, boating, and fishing.

Dr. John Baker

Dr. Klein attended Emery University in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating, Dr. Klein attended NY University College of Dentistry where he obtained his dental degree in 1990. He then went on and completed his general practice residency at Mount Sinai hospital in NYC.


Dr. Klein then furthered his studies and obtained his specialty in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Mount Sinai. He has been in private practice in oral surgery since 1996. In 1998, Dr. Klein joined our practice. He enjoys golf, tennis, skiing, and a variety of other sports. Dr. Klein likes traveling and spending time with his wife and three children.

Dr. Stephen Klein

Born in Chios, Greece, Dr. Stampelos and his family immigrated to New York at the age of 8. Raised in upstate New York, Dr. Stampelos attended Siena College in Loudonville, NY. After graduation he obtained his DMD degree from Tuft University in Boston, MA in 1991. He continued his studies, obtaining his general practice residency from St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson, NJ.


Upon completion of his dental studies, Dr. Stampelos moved to Long Island where he began practicing in general and cosmetic dentistry. He took over Dr. Smith's practice in 1993 and formed the current practice. In 1997 Dr. Stampelos changed the office name to the current Total Family Dentistry of St. James. Dr. Stampelos is married and has three beautiful daughters. He loves to bike ride and spend time with his family.

Dr. Gus Stampelos, DMD

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Annette moved to Long Island in 2000. She graduated from St. John's University in 1992 where she received her BA in sociology and received the Gold Key in Sociology Award. After her BA degree, she attended NYC Technical College where she obtained her RDH in 1999. Annette worked as a lab technician for hygiene students from 1999-2000 and was a clinical instructor from 2000-2006. She has been in private practice since 1999 and joined our office in 2005.


Annette is married and the proud mom of Zoe, their chocolate lab.

Annette Santangelo, RDH

Born and raised on Long Island, Jennifer obtained her dental hygiene degree in 1992 from SUNY Farmingdale. She joined our practice in 1997 and has been providing hygiene care to our community. Jennifer is married and has three beautiful girls that keep her very busy. Together they like to travel and enjoy Disney. She loves to spend her free time with family and friends.

Jennifer Taormina, RDH

A current resident of Long Island, Deni was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Deni obtained her dental hygiene license at SUNY Farmingdale in 2000 where she was on the Dean's List and President's List throughout her time in Farmingdale. She has been in private practice since graduating hygiene school and joining our office in 2001. Deni is married and has three young children that keep her very busy. She loves to travel and is involved in the children's school programs. She enjoys reading and Starbucks.

Cathy Zampogna, RDH

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Cathy obtained her dental hygiene degree in 1994 from SUNY Farmingdale. Upon graduation, she received the Dental Hygiene Award of Excellence and the Aggie Spirit Award. Throughout her time in Farmingdale, Cathy was on the Dean's and President's Lists. After hygiene school she furthered her education by obtaining her local anesthesia license from SUNY Stony Brook.


Cathy has been in several private practices and has been with Total Family Dentistry of St. James since her graduation in 1994. Cathy is happily married to her teenage sweetheart of 30 years. Together they have two beautiful daughters, one of which has followed in her footsteps and is also a dental hygienist. Cathy spends her free time with her family and also enjoys scrapbooking and photography.

Deni Toro-Cuoco, RDH

Meet our top notch dental team!

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Our group of friendly professional dentists will amaze you.