We go through a lot of training, in fact we're constantly training. Probably at this minute while I'm taping this my team is training also. We do a lot of onsite training, we do video training. Also every quarter we either have someone come into our office, or also we go to seminars. In fact we were at one last month and we're going to another one next month. These two are about customer service and how to give patients the best dental experience they could possibly have.
Melissa joined Newman Springs Dental Care in 2015. “It is my goal to, educate, demonstrate and help all patients with their individual needs to help them get to their optimal well being.”
Ashley has been working with our team at Newman Springs Dental Care since 2016. When asked what she likes most about her job, Ashley replied, “Nothing makes me happier than making patients leave with a smile!”
Ashley is a graduate of the dental assistant program at Monmouth County Vocational School District and has studied radiology and IV contrast extravasation (ICE) at the Advantage Career Institute in Eatontown, NJ. She has also completed training or certifications in:
- Radiology (Radiation Health and Safety)
- OSHA compliance (HPTC compliance training)
- Infection control training/certificate
- CPR (Basic Life Support)
To give back to our community, Ashley volunteers at the Ashley Lauren Foundation and at Dentistry From The Heart events in Lincroft, NJ, Howell, NJ, and Belmar, NJ.
Ashley grew up in Holmdel, NJ and now resides in Aberdeen with her boyfriend. She enjoys seeing new movies, shopping, spending time with her cousin Marc, and exploring new places.
Jennifer became a dental assistant in 1989 at the Toms River Vocational and Technical School in Toms River, NJ. While there, she also earned her dental radiology license. She joined the team at Newman Springs Dental Care in 2004.
To provide our patients with the best care possible, Jennifer has undergone extensive training at the Scheduling Institute in Roswell, GA and in several areas of dentistry, including:
- Different types of dentures, including full and partial dentures
- Temporary dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Oral conscious sedation
She has also been certified in the following:
- CPR Advanced Cardiac and Basic Life Support (ACLS and BLS, respectively)
- OSHA compliant from HPTC Partners
- Invisalign tooth-straightening options
- CEREC for same day dental crown treatments
When she’s at work, Jennifer says that “Patient care, well-being, and comfort for all patients is my top priority.”
Since 2007, Jennifer has been proudly volunteering with several of our other team members at the annual Dentistry From The Heart event in Lincroft, NJ.
Jennifer has been married to her husband Mike since 1995. She has three wonderful children. She especially enjoys spending time with her family in her hometown of South Toms River, NJ. She and her husband volunteer together to help out with the Toms River South High School Marching Indian Band and Wrestling Booster Club.
Keary has been a proud member of the Newman Springs Dental Care team since 2011. Keary brings with her extensive experience in finances, insurance, and treatment plan coordinating, which she has been doing since 1997.
Continuing her commitment to education, Keary has also completed training in CPR, dental radiography, and Vipersoft computer dental imaging at the following locations:
- Staff Driven Practice in Ramsey, NJ
- The Scheduling Institute in Roswell, GA
- Dental Studies Institute in Fairfield, NJ
When asked what she enjoys most about her job, Keary replied, “The most meaningful benefit I receive working with our patients is establishing a trusting relationship while providing them with assistance, compassion, and support. I believe that creating a warm and caring environment allows patients to feel at ease and confident that they are receiving the best care possible.”
Keary also stays active in the community. She has volunteered her time with the Concerned Ferret Owners Ferret Rescue 501c3 and been recognized as an outstanding volunteer at the Van Dyk Manor of Ridgewood, NJ.
Keary is a transplant to Monmouth County. She was born and raised in the Passaic/Bergen County region. When not at the office, she enjoys spending her time with her family and pets.
Krystina joined the team at Newman Springs Dental Care in 2016. When asked what she finds rewarding about her job, she responded, “My goal is to make sure every patient is happy, healthy, and comfortable!”
Krystina attended the Advantage Career Institute in 2016 and has also earned her radiology license and CPR (Basic Life Support) certification.
To give back to our community, Krystina volunteers her time and skills at the Dentistry From The Heart event in Lincroft, NJ.
Krystina was born in Union, NJ and now lives in Middletown, NJ. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as being outdoors as often as possible.
Laura has been helping patients improve their smiles at Newman Springs Dental Care since 2011. She is passionate about her job and proudly states that she is “Committed to providing comfortable, friendly, quality care to all patients and keeping current on what’s new in the dental community by furthering my education.”
Laura R. is a graduate of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ, where she was recognized as a Distinguished Scholar. In January 2011, she achieved her RDH at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Scotch Plains, NJ, formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She also completed two years of clinical experience seeing patients at the New Jersey Dental School and the Scotch Plains Clinic and became an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in dental hygiene.
Laura R. has been working as a registered dental hygienist in both general and pediatric dental offices since 2011. Prior to dental hygiene school, she worked as a dental assistant in a periodontal practice. This allowed her to gain insight and valuable knowledge regarding periodontal conditions.
Laura R. is a proud member of the American Dental Hygienist Association (ADHA) and has certifications in the following services:
- Local anesthesia
- First aid
- Dental sedation monitoring
To give back to her various communities, Laura R. volunteers at the following locations and events:
- The annual Dentistry From the Heart event – Lincroft, NJ (since 2011)
- Give Kids a Smile – Scotch Plains, NJ
- VA Hospital – West Orange, NJ
- Rahway health fair – Rahway, NJ
- Educating autistic children on oral hygiene instructions – Staten Island, NY
When she is not treating patients, Laura R. enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the movies, shopping, and seeing new places.
Laura S. joined the Newman Springs Dental Care team in 2014 after graduating from the Rutgers University School of Health Related Professions. When asked what gets her excited about coming to work, she replied, “My goal is to make sure every patient feels as comfortable as possible and to see them leave with a smile!”
To provide our patients with the best dental service she can, Laura S. has completed the following certifications:
- Radiology license
- OSHA training from HPTC Compliance Partners
- CPR Basic (BLS) Cardiac Life Support
Each year since 2014, Laura S. has volunteered at the annual Dentistry From The Heart event in Lincroft, NJ. She has also given her time and skills volunteering at the Give Kids A Smile event at Rutgers University.
Laura S. was born in Seoul, South Korea, where she was adopted in 1986. She grew up in Middletown, NJ, where she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs. Laura S. loves to try new places to eat and enjoys exploring new places to see.
Linda has been part of the team at Newman Springs Dental Care since she got her RDA in Farmingdale, NJ in 1996! While there, she also earned her dental radiology license so she can provide better assessments and treatments for our patients.
When asked what she strives for every day at work, Linda replied, “To keep patients comfortable, healthy, and safe during treatment.” To continuing growing her skills, she has also undergone extensive training and achieved the following certifications:
- The Scheduling Institute in Roswell, GA
- Invisalign teeth-straightening options
- CEREC for same-day crown treatments
- Inhaled sedation, IV, and oral conscious dental sedation administration
- CPR Basic Life Support
- OSHA compliance
Linda also enjoys staying active in the community by volunteering at the annual Dentistry From The Heart Event right here in Lincroft, NJ. She has been part of this cause since 2007!
Linda grew up in Middletown, NJ and has been married to her husband Jeff since 1979. She has two children and four grandchildren. Linda loves to bake with her grandkids.
Pauline is an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in dental hygiene and has been part of the team at Newman Springs Dental Care since 2013. Her dental career began as a dental assistant with the Pankey Institute Group in Coral Gables, FL. She has made a dedicated commitment to the dental health and well-being of every patient she has met since 1976.
Pauline is a graduate of Brookdale Community College and the School of Health Related Professions at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Scotch Plains, NJ, formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). There, she became a certified and registered dental assistant in order to care for apprehensive dental patients requiring general anesthesia and various forms of dental sedation.
Pauline then furthered her dental career by becoming a dental hygienist. In her work, she brings a compassionate chairside manner and a desire to educate patients in maintaining a healthy mouth and its connection to whole-body health.
When asked about her professional goals, Pauline replied, “My ambition is to provide excellent personalized care for every patient I meet and to simply address their individual needs to help them maintain a healthy mouth for life”
Pauline has also earned the following certifications and permits:
- CPR basic life support
- First aid certified
- Local anesthesia and inhaled sedation monitoring
- OSHA compliance certification
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) from Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY
- National Board Anesthesiology
- American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
Pauline is also a member of the New Jersey Dental Association and the American Dental Hygiene Association and has also been awarded:
- The UMDNJ Dental Hygiene Program Outstanding Service Award
- The Dr. Karen Kulikowski Exemplary Patient Education and Community Service Award
Pauline also enjoys giving back to her community. She has been volunteering at the annual Dentistry From The Heart event in Lincroft, NJ since 2013 and has also participated in the annual Give Kids A Smile event
Outside of work, Pauline enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and gardening.
Roxanne has been part of the Newman Springs Dental Care team since 2005 and has been a dental assistant since 1987. She earned her RDA from Bryman International School in New Brunswick, NJ.
When asked what her main job goals are, Roxanne responded, “To help patients feel comfortable, see them happy with a smile on their face, and help them overcome their dental fears.”
To provide you with the best care possible, Roxanne has completed the following programs and certifications:
- Dental Radiology License, Ocean County, NJ
- CPR Basic (Basic Life Support), Cardiac Life Support
- OSHA compliant HPTC Partners
- The Scheduling Institute in Roswell, GA
She is also an active member of the American Dental Assistant Association and has completed advanced training in several areas of dentistry, including:
- Oral surgery
- Implant surgery
- Periodontal care
- General dentistry
- IV and oral conscious sedation
To give back to our community, Roxanne volunteers annually at:
- The Dentistry From The Heart Event in Lincroft, NJ since 2007
- The American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk in Point Pleasant, NJ since 2010
Outside the office, Roxanne belongs to Calvary Baptist Church where she sings in two choirs. She has two children and a wonderful grandson. In her free time, Roxanne loves to garden and give back to her community.