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Marisa Business Team

Marisa joined Newman Springs Dental Care in 2017. Her role on the business team is to assist patients in scheduling and financing treatment in the most efficient way possible. “Seeing the patients leave with a smile is rewarding and ensures that we have provided optimal care,” she says.

Marisa earned her Bachelors of Science in Health Science from Stockton University and also attended Brookdale Community College. She completed the Scheduling Institute in Roswell, Georgia as well as OSHA training. She is also CPR certified.

Marisa likes to give back to the community. She has been involved in our annual Dentistry from the Heart event and cannot wait to continue our work in Lincroft, NJ.

Marisa resides in Lincroft where she enjoys running, going to the beach, walking her dogs, and spending time with friends and family. She also loves to travel and see new places.

Amanda, Patient Care Administrator at Lincroft, NJ | Newman Springs Dental Care
Amanda Team Leader & Patient Care Administrator

Since 2011, Amanda has been an integral part of the team at Newman Springs Dental Care. Her role on the business team is to assist patients in scheduling and financing their treatment in a friendly, confidential manner.

She wants her patients to know that she is always “striving daily to make every patient feel comfortable and at ease each and every visit!”

Amanda is a graduate of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ, where she received her associates in Health and Science. In the fall of 2017, she will begin Rutgers University and finish her degree with a Bachelors in Public Health. She has also trained extensively and earned various certifications, including:

  • The Scheduling Institute in Roswell, GA
  • OSHA training at HPTC Compliance Partners
  • CPR training in Basic (BLS) Cardiac Life Support
  • Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) from Meridian Health in New Jersey

Since 2011, Amanda has volunteered her time and skills at the annual Dentistry From The Heart event in Lincroft, NJ.

Amanda grew up at the Jersey Shore and enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, going to the gym, shopping, going to the beach, snowboarding, and taking long walks with her dog.

Ashley, Dental Assistant at Lincroft, NJ | Newman Springs Dental Care
Ashley Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

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.

Cristina, Business Administration at Lincroft, NJ | Newman Springs Dental Care
Cristina Business Team

Cristina has been part of the Newman Springs Dental Care team since 2017. She has a bachelor’s degree in social communication from Universidad Organización y Método, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She also attended Union County College in Cranford, NJ, where she studied medical coding and billing.

When asked what she enjoys about her job, Cristina responded, “My goal is to make a connection with our patients so they feel at home.”

Cristina loves giving back to our community by volunteering at the Dentistry From The Heart event in Lincroft, NJ.

Born in La Romana, Dominican Republic, Cristina moved to the capital when she was 17 to complete her bachelor’s degree. She has had a varied career since then, with stints in journalism, modeling, and brand ambassadorship for different companies. She moved to New Jersey in 2014, where she began her career in the medical/dental field.

Jennifer, Team Leader Dental Assistant at Lincroft, NJ | Newman Springs Dental Care
Jennifer Certified & Registered Dental Assistant (CDA, RDA) & Team Leader

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, Appointment Coordinator/Dental Assistant at Lincroft, NJ | Newman Springs Dental Care
Keary Certified & Registered Dental Assistant (CDA, RDA) & Appointment Coordinator

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, Dental Assistant and Hygiene Assistant at Lincroft, NJ | Newman Springs Dental Care
Krystina Dental Assistant & Hygiene Assistant

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, Dental Hygienist at Lincroft, NJ | Newman Springs Dental Care
Laura Team Leader & Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

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
  • CPR
  • First aid
  • Nitrous oxide 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., Certified Dental Assistant/Hygienist Assistant at Lincroft, NJ | Newman Springs Dental Care
Laura S. Certified & Registered Dental Assistant (CDA, RDA)

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, Dental Assistant at Lincroft, NJ | Newman Springs Dental Care
Linda Certified & Registered Dental Assistant (CDA, RDA)

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
  • Nitrous oxide, 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.

Lindsey Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Lindsey 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.”

Education:

• Associates in Applied Science Dental Hygiene/A.A.S
• University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Health Related Professions
• Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ Prerequisite courses for A.A.S in Dental Hygiene

Certifications and Permits:

  • Registered Dental Hygienist RDA
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Nitrous Oxide Monitoring
  • CPR- Basic life Support- Certified
  • First Aid- Certified
  • OSHA Compliance Certification

Awarded/ Recognized

2015 – Recognized Nationally for Superior Patient Care, Ruby Level

2016- Recognized Nationally for Superior Patient Care, Sapphire Level

Volunteer/ Community Service

  • Dentistry from the Heart-Lincroft, NJ, since 2015
  • Give kids a smile- Scotch Plains
  • VA Hospital- West Orange
  • Grotta- (free dental cleanings for geriatric patients)
  • Patient education presentations in grammar school class rooms.
  • Attended four health fairs to educate people of our services and importance of dental cleanings.
  • Presented at a psychiatric department at the university hospital, demonstrating home care.

Experience

Lindsey has been working as a registered dental hygienist since graduating Rutgers in 2015. She worked as a temp during her off hours which allowed her to gain experience in many different areas such as pediatrics.

Outside of work

Lindsey grew up in the local area where she enjoyed her summers on the beach in Bradley Beach, NJ and staying active in sports through high school. She has 3 siblings, one of which is her twin sister. They have supported each other all to become successful as a police officer, registered nurse, phlebotomist, and hygienist.

Megan Troy, Business Team at Lincroft, NJ | Newman Springs Dental Care
Megan Business Team

Megan has been helping things run smoothly at Newman Springs Dental Care since 2015.

She is a graduate of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ, where she studied in the dental assistant and radiology program. Megan also completed a dental assistant chairside certification and extensive training at The Scheduling Institute in Roswell, GA.

Megan’s role on the business team is to assist patients in scheduling and financing their treatment. When asked about her work, she replied, “I am always striving to make every patient’s experience as easy and comfortable as it can be. The best reward is seeing their comfort and happiness through their smile.”

To give back to the Lincroft, NJ community, Megan volunteers her skills and time at the annual Dentistry From The Heart event.

Megan grew up in Middletown, NJ and now lives in Red Bank, NJ. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves baseball and shopping!

Pauline, Dental Hygienist at Lincroft, NJ | Newman Springs Dental Care
Pauline Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

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 nitrous oxide dental 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, Dental Assistant at Lincroft, NJ | Newman Springs Dental Care
Roxanne Certified & Registered Dental Assistant (CDA, RDA)

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.

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