About Us | Garden Dental Arts - Dentist Brooklyn, NY 11238 | (718) 416-6367

AboutGarden Dental Arts

Garden Dental Arts is a Brooklyn based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so by using advanced dental equipment. As a cosmetic dentist we offer services ranging from checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more. We also perform emergency dentist services including, yet not limited to bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges.

At Garden Dental Arts, our goal is to help patients reach the highest level of oral health possible so they may enjoy the benefits of a healthy, functional, and attractive smile. Dr. Samantha Ifill and her team believe that good oral health contributes significantly to total well-being.

Prevention is the best way to control both oral disease and the cost of dental care. As a result, we encourage our patients to come in regularly for cleanings and checkups so problems can be detected earlier and treated with less invasive techniques. When treatment is necessary, we do our best to educate patients about all their dental needs and to keep the lines of communication open. Every procedure is thoroughly explained at the beginning of each procedure as well as throughout the appointment and treatment is rendered in a caring and compassionate manner.

Brooklyn is a vibrant community and one in which our practice enjoys being active, both professionally and personally. GDA does community outreach to local schools and other organizations, to educate individuals about the importance of good oral health.

As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Samantha Ifill and the rest of the GDA staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 718-416-6367 to experience why our patients think Garden Dental Arts is the best dentist in Brooklyn.

Meet the GDA Team

Meet Dr. Samantha Ifill

Dr. Ifill is most passionate about the role she plays in helping patients to achieve optimal oral health and confidence by creating a healthy, functional and attractive smile while nurturing her patients' trust. The opportunity to improve patients’ total well-being, both physically by treating and eliminating oral disease as well as psychologically by giving patients a new level of confidence is of the utmost importance in delivering high caliber comprehensive dentistry.

After completing her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Ifill spent the first half of her twenty year career in community dentistry, providing care in a clinical as well as administrative manner to patients in nonprofit facilities.

Dr. Ifill has always believed that life is a continuous learning process. Continuing education is an integral part of being a great dentist which allows her to keep abreast of all the latest advancements in technology in order to provide patients with quality dentistry. As a result of her dedication to learning, Dr. Ifill was awarded a fellowship certification in dental implants by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. In addition, her other professional affiliations listed below provide extensive training and coursework as well as the opportunity to collaborate with her peers.

  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Second District Dental Society
  • New York State Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Association of Women Dentists
  • Donated Dental Services
  • While dedicated to her work, Dr. Ifill finds the time to step away and explore other interests such as reading, biking, music, travelling and time with family.


    Hygiene Team Leader

    Olivia is a dental hygienist who is passionate about her craft. She is well known for her thorough, yet gentle, cleanings and hearty laugh. She has many options for making your appointment comfortable and pain free. She has experience in periodontics, pediatrics, orthodontics and general dentistry. Olivia has been practicing dental hygiene since 2008 when she graduated from Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. She enjoys educating patients on the best ways to prevent periodontal issues and decay. In her time off you can find Olivia scuba diving, biking, entertaining, traveling and doing volunteer work. She looks forward to greeting you!


    Dental Hygienist

    Bio pending


    Dental Hygienist

    Christiana Goff is a Registered Dental Hygienist at Garden Dental Arts. Completing her undergraduate education to earn a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Rochester, she continued her studies to graduate top of her hygiene program at New York University College of Dentistry in 2011. Christiana is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and also of the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society. Christiana volunteers each year with the GDA team on their annual dental mission trip. The team participates in the 1000 Smiles Dental Project that provides free access to dental care in the West Indies.

    Outside of dentistry, Christiana can be found cycling or running around Brooklyn. She is a self proclaimed plant enthusiast, appreciating them in her "jungle" she has at home as well as on her hiking trips near and far.


    Dental Assistant

    Dentistry has been a love of Andrea’s for as long as she can remember. Born in Jamaica, West Indies and raised in Brooklyn, NY, she attended Clara Barton High School where her dental career began. Andrea’s favorite part of her job continues to be making my patients feel comfortable and at ease while they’re in the dental chair. Over the past twenty-seven years, it still brings me joy to see a satisfied and smiling patient walk out the door each and every time. Outside of the office, you can catch me in the gym or enjoying weekend brunches with my loved ones.


    Dental Assistant

    Joanna was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and has been a Dental Assistant for over 10 years. Always eager to support people, she feels right at home in her role at Garden Dental Arts and enjoys helping new patients become comfortable at the office. Joanna is fluent in both English and Spanish, making GDA’s information and services accessible to even more of our community members.


    Dental Assistant

    Melissa has been a dental assistant for over 15 years and joined the GDA team in January 2019. She enjoys interacting with the GDA patients and making them feel comfortable. In her free time, Melissa enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.


    Dental Assistant

    Bio pending


    Finance Manager

    Emmy began her dental career a little over 6 years ago as a dental assistant. While going to school for criminal justice and police reform, she soon realized dentistry was an added passion and enjoyed seeing others smile confidently. With experience in customer service and taking pride in helping others, Emmy's main priority is making sure our GDA family gets the time and attention needed to help everyone understand the financial aspects and making it just a bit easier to help meet your dental needs. On her free time Emmy enjoys painting, reading and cooking world wide inspired meals.