Meet the Staff


Kim is the Insurance and Leading office coordinator for the practice. She has been in the dental field since 2011. She graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with Associates degree in Applied Science and has a Teaching Assistant Certificate. She volunteers her time with her son’s school and coaching T-Ball for American Little League. She has been a valuable asset at the practice since 2013.


JoEllen joined the team at Barats Family Dentistry in the Fall of 2014. She has lived in the Albany area her whole life and is a graduate of the Albany Academy For Girls and the State University of New York at Albany earning a B.A. in Psychology. She has over 15 years experience in the dental field. JoEllen is excited to provide exceptional patient services and looks forward to meeting and assisting patients. She enjoys helping individuals achieve their dental goals in Barats Family Dentistry’s comfortable and friendly environment.

JoEllen resides in Colonie with her husband and son. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, vacationing and gardening.


Margaret is a Registered Dental Hygienist, and has been with our practice since 2010. She is a native to the Capital District and has graduated from Hudson Valley Community College. With over 40 years of experience, dental hygiene is Margaret’s passion. Her professionalism and experience have enabled her to provide the highest level of dental care to her patients. She is a member of American Academy of Dental Hygiene.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, family and pets. She loves gardening, cooking and taking trips to Cape Cod.


Becky is a Registered Dental Hygienist who joined our team in 2015, and brings years of experience with her. She graduated with Honors from Hudson Valley Community College. While providing optimal care to all of her patients, Becky is very passionate about educating patients on the importance of their oral health in a calm and comforting manner.

She lives in Kinderhook with her husband, Tom and her two growing teenage boys. She enjoys time spent with her family and friends, summer fun on Kinderhook Lake and supporting her boys in all their extracurricular activities.


Lisa is our dental assistant that joined us in 2016. She has graduated from a dental assisting program and constantly strives to bring new ideas and improvements to our office. Her goal is to make the patient comfortable and to ensure that everyone has a good experience in our office.

She loves spending time with her family and friends, fishing and camping.


Renate has been a dental assistant for the past 14 years. She is a graduate of the Hudson Valley Community College dental assisting program. She is an outgoing person with an ever-present, contagious smile that puts patients at ease.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their energetic three year old son!