The team at Advanced Dentistry in Middlesex, NJ is made up of the best of the best. Each staff member is at the top of her profession and maintains that expertise by participating in extensive continuing education and training. Perhaps most noticeable to patients is that fact that everyone in our office exemplifies the utmost friendliness, enthusiasm and empathy.
Ellen: Dental Assistant
Ellen graduated from Saint Paul College with a bachelors of science degree in education. She is a certified clinical dental assistant with a radiography license. In over 10 years with the Advanced Dentistry team, Ellen, has logged over 200 hours of continuing education, including all levels of the Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry curriculum. Additionally Ellen is a Masters graduate from Dental Boot Kamp, where she perfected her patient care skills.
She prides herself on ensuring that you are completely comfortable and well taken care throughout your dental appointments. She is intuitive and many times knows instinctively what your needs are and addresses them before you even say a word.
Ellen has a bubbly personality and is always smiling (especially since cosmetic dentist Dr. Reilly completed her smile makeover). She and her husband Gerald, have two children Joshua and Geraldine, who keep them very busy. Ellen and her family live in Edison. She is very musical and an accomplished singer and dancer. Ellen enjoys karaoke singing and ball room dancing, don’t be surprised if she breaks out in song during your dental appointment!
Josie: Practice Coordinator
Josie joined the Advanced Dentistry team in 1992 as a chairside assistant. She is trained as both an assistant and patient coordinator. Josie is one of the first people you will see as she greets you at every office visit. As a patient coordinator she also is responsible for helping each patient work out financial arrangements for treatment, schedule all your appointments, and aids in keeping the office running smoothly by pitching in whenever she is needed.
Josie is highly trained in all clinical aspects of treatment, in fact, she received her DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) in the Phillipines, her native country, in 1983. She is also both a certified and registered dental assistant, with her license in radiography. Josie, like all members of the Advanced Dentistry team, logs hundreds of hours of continuing education to keep abreast of the latest advanced in dentistry.
Josie has a fondness for nature photography, and continues to hone her art. In fact, she takes most of the photos of our patients, both before and after treatment. Josie, also admires Victorian charm, so much so, she and her husband Pat live in a beautiful Victorian home in Three Bridges with their two sons: Sean and Terry.
Joyce: Dental Hygienist
Joyce is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She comes to us from Beirut, Lebanon with a doctoral degree in Cosmetic Dentistry from her native county. In Beirut, Joyce practiced dentistry for over 15 years and was an active member of the French Dental Society. She also supervised a dental clinic with a goal to continually improve dental care. After moving to the United States, Joyce earned a two year associate degree with highest honor in Dental Hygiene at Middlesex County College. She earned a license in administering local dental anesthesia; Joyce diligently continues her education in cutting edge technology and patient care. We are proud of her dedication to a volunteer program called “Give Kids a Smile”. This organization gives free dental care and increase awareness of the obstacles of dental care access. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, gardening, swimming and spending time with family and friends. Mostly she is dedicated to improving the oral health of her patients.
Stacey: Patient Coordinator
One of the first faces you’ll see when you enter our office is Stacey. She has been certified in Medical Assisting for 10 years and is also CPR certified. Stacey is known by our patients to always go that extra mile to help them and is a master of multi-tasking. She fields phone calls, schedules appointments, and creates financial arrangements. She is responsible for filing insurance claims and is an expert at helping patients maximize their benefits.
In her free time, which will soon be a luxury as she, her husband Joey and dog Brooklyn are expecting their first child in April, she enjoys reading, traveling, and cooking. If she can do them with her family it’s even better!
Arianna is a dental assistant with a radiography license and has been part of the Advanced Dentistry Team for 4 years. With the rest of the team Arianna knows the importance of continuing education and preparing to take her board’s to become a certified dental assistant with the goal of becoming a registered dental assistant. Additionally Arianna is a graduate of the Team Training Institute, a curriculum that emphasizes patient care.
Arianna also is extremely patient-centric making sure that each visit is world class and that all of your needs are addressed. Caring and empathetic Arianna puts her patient’s needs at the forefront of every visit and helps them to make the best decisions when it comes to their oral health.
She and her husband Fabio, have one child, Anthony who is a very active 5 year old, and the center of their life. Arianna and her family live in Raritan. She is a huge nature lover and enjoys all outdoor activities but especially loves camping and hiking with her family. Their favorite camping and hiking spot is Delaware Water Gap and enjoy nothing more than spending their vacations there surrounding by nature.
Christina: Dental Hygienist
Christina has been a part of the Advanced Dentistry team since the summer of 2016. She graduated from Middlesex County College with high honors, and was the President of her class. She is an active member of her professional organization, The New Jersey Dental Hygienists Association, and was presented the Gurenlian Leadership Award. Christina has also obtained her local anesthesia license to assure you are comfortable throughout your treatment. She has been certified in CPR since 2014 and continues to update herself on the latest cutting edge technology through continuing education.
Away from the office, Christina enjoys snuggling with her pembroke welsh corgi, spending time with her friends and family, and taking photographs with her Polaroid camera. Long Branch is her favorite beach, and you can be sure to find her there during the summer months. She takes pride in caring for her patients and looks forward to meeting you!