Our Staff

Kristin Tarsillo RDH
Hygienist

Kristin earned her Dental Hygiene Degree with honors from Middlesex County College, receiving awards for outstanding clinical excellence, and served as president of the Student Dental Association. With over 23 years of clinical experience and continuing education, Kristin's advanced knowledge and professionalism help her assess and treat each patient with nurturing care. Kristin truly enjoys all aspects of dental hygiene with emphasis on overall oral health and periodontal education and treatment. Patients often comment on Kristin's pleasant and welcoming demeanor and actually enjoy their dental cleaning appointments with her.

Ruby Gurusaran
Clinical Director

Originally from Guayana, Ruby Gurusaran joins Dr. Muzzi’s office with 27 years of clinical and management experience in Manhattan. Ruby loves the opportunity to educate patients about their dental treatment needs and helps them to understand what each procedure entails.

Ruby has been happily married for 33 years, has 2 sons, and is a proud grandmother of 2. Ruby loves to travel and try new restaurants.

Rodrigo Lopez Lara
Assistant

"Rodrigo" was born in Cochabamba Bolivia. Coming from a family of doctors, he decided to continue the family tradition and pursue a career in dentistry at the Universidad Mayor de San Simon in Bolivia. After working for a year in Bolivia, Rodrigo moved to the United States in 2005. When he arrived in New York, he studied at the New York School for Medical and Dental Assisting. Dr. Lara joined Dr. Muzzi's practice in April 2008.

In his spare time Rodrigo enjoys going for long walks and collecting coins from countries from all over the world.

Jeff Kozel
Business Director

Jeff is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and after 19 years in the business community returned to acting in 2009, doing theater, television and film.

His business experience started as Director of Sales and Marketing at New York’s prestigious Stanhope Hotel. He then went on to become Director of Worldwide Marketing at the Fashion Café Companies, and Director of Marketing at two different hotel marketing consulting companies. He owned his own marketing consulting firm specializing in high-end hospitality, and worked for 7 years at HRG Worldwide producing meeting and incentive programs around the world.

Jeff has managed numerous visits from foreign heads of state, The White House, and Buckingham Palace.

Jeff manages the business end of the practice and is known for being extremely creative in helping patients to finance their treatment.