Pauline received an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in dental hygiene and has been part of our team since 2013. Her dental career began as a dental assistant with Pankey Institute 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. Her ambition is to provide excellent personalized care for every patient she meets 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 of Anesthesiology
- American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
Pauline is also a member of the New Jersey Dental Association and the American Dental Hygiene Association. She has also been awarded the UMDNJ Dental Hygiene Program Outstanding Service Award and 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 participated in the annual Give Kids a Smile event.
Outside of work, Pauline enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and gardening.