Meet Our Dentists

The team of dentists at our Brewster, NY, practice makes sure you receive the best care in the utmost comfort. We consider ourselves a family dentistry practice because our patients become family. Each of our dentists has a unique specialty, which makes it possible for us to provide each member of your family with precisely the care they need. The surest way to achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime is to establish a relationship of care with dentists you trust. The dentists at Putnam Dental want to be your family's source for exceptional dentistry.


Carl F. Ern, DDS

Dr. Ern opened Putnam Dental in 1997. He has been practicing for over 35 years. He has more than 1,000 hours of advanced continuing education in the areas of porcelain veneers, endodontics, CEREC® restorations, implant, and oral surgery. He believes that continuing education is essential to providing his patients with the best care possible.

Dr. Ern is an active member of his community, and enjoys giving back by serving on mission trips to treat patients in need overseas. He is a New York City marathon runner who also enjoys gardening and photography. Dr. Ern is married with two sons and serves as Parish Council President.

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“Our dentists' diverse talents allow us to provide comprehensive care.”

Vincent M. Cafarelli, DMD

Dr. Cafarelli attended Manhattan College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology/Pre-Med. Dr. Cafarelli received his DMD in 2001 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He then returned home to New York to attend a year-long residency at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, where he eventually became licensed to practice sedation in 2004. In addition to sedation, he is also highly skilled with dental implants.

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Jeannine Holz, DDS

Simply put, Dr. Holz loves being a dentist. She earned her degree in dentistry from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine before completing residencies at Phelps Memorial Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, and Open Door Family Health Center. She completed an additional two-year chief residency at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, where she studied dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. She worked in a private practice in Connecticuit before joining us. She now lives in Westchester with her husband.

Oleg Zusin, DDS

Dr. Zusin immigrated to New York in 1989 from the Soviet Union. He received his DDM from Stony Brook Dental School of Medicine in 1997, and has been practicing dentistry ever since.

In 2001, Dr. Zusin completed periodontal specialty training at Stony Brook. He then practiced periodontics and implantology in the greater New York area.

Dr. Zusin moved to the San Francisco area in 2006 with his wife and three children. He then took ownership of a periodontal practice. Wishing to return to New York, he and his family relocated four years later. As a member of Putnam Dental, Dr. Zusin places great emphasis on educating his patients about the importance of periodontal health.

Contact our office today to schedule an appointment to meet our caring team. We look forward to serving you and your family for years to come.