- Receive dental care from an award-winning team
- Our staff speaks several languages, including Spanish
- We pride ourselves on our pain-free treatment
Doctor Susie Megalla on the staff Read Transcript You’re not just a patient to our Middlesex dental team; you’re our guest as well! Find out more about them below.
I think here at Advanced Dentistry, the staff is truly exceptional in the fact that we like to keep our patients comfortable and happy. We like to take care of their main concern. I mean, we greet them, we talk about their family for a little bit. If they just want to get straight to business, we get straight to business. So I think we try to make it comfortable for whoever comes in these doors. We try to treat their chief complaint, we try to make them happy. We try to joke and lighten up the mood, if they're okay with that. If they're not okay with that, then we get down to business and we treat them. I really think here we're truly trained to treat our patients with care, with respect, how you would want to be treated if you went to a doctor's office. You don't want to be left outside waiting for so long. Obviously we understand that people have busy lives and nobody wants to spend forever at the doctor's office. We understand that when you come in, you want a smile to greet you, you want to sit down, you want to be comfortable in the chair since you might be in there for a little bit. So I think that here we are really just great at treating the patient as a whole, not just dentally, but even emotionally. We get to know them as friends and as family, we don't treat them as patients. It's just a very caring and great place to be, in addition to them receiving really the most quality dental work that I have seen in surrounding areas.
Joyce Dental Hygienist
Joyce is a registered dental hygienist. She comes to us from Beirut, Lebanon with a doctoral degree in cosmetic dentistry. In Beirut, Joyce practiced dentistry for more than 15 years and was an active member of the French Dental Society. After moving to the United States, she earned a two-year associate degree with the highest honor in dental hygiene at Middlesex County College. She also earned a license in administering local dental anesthesia. Joyce diligently continues her education in cutting-edge technology and patient care. 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.
Natalia Patient Insurance Coordinator & Dental Hygienist
After graduating from Bound Brook High School, Natalia traveled back to her homeland of Costa Rica to continue studies in computer science. She possesses many years of management and customer service experience. This allows her to understand the concerns and feelings of our patients, which makes her a tremendous asset to our front desk team. Natalia is highly interested in continuing education in the dental field; she attends workshops and seminars to increase her knowledge and help patients understand their treatment needs. Natalia and her husband, Oniel, have a wonderful son, Ethan, who is their most precious treasure. She enjoys all of nature – but most of all, the ocean!
Ellen Dental Assistant
Ellen graduated from Saint Paul College with a bachelor of science degree in education. She is a certified clinical dental assistant with a radiography license. In her 10-plus 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.
Ellen has a bubbly personality and is always smiling (especially since Dr. Reilly completed her smile makeover). She and her husband, Gerald, have two children, Joshua and Geraldine, who keep them very busy. Ellen enjoys karaoke singing and ballroom dancing. Don’t be surprised if she breaks out in song during your dental appointment!
Edna Dental Assistant
Edna joined our team early in 2018 after working in the dental field for 10 years. Before she became a dental assistant, Edna worked as a nurse at The Rehabilitation Center in Manhattan, NY. She is originally from the Philippines and, prior to moving to the United States, she earned both her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and a bachelor of science in nursing. As a dental auxiliary, she provides a wealth of knowledge that is uncommon in the dental field. She loves to travel, swim, and spends lots of time going out with family and friends.
Stefanie Patient Coordinator
Stefanie joined the field of dentistry and our team in 2018. Though she had no prior experience with dentistry, she loves learning new things and working with our team. She especially appreciates our style of open and direct communication. One of her favorite hobbies is writing poems.
Josie Financial & Treatment 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. She is highly trained in all clinical aspects of treatment. In fact, she received her DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) in her native Philippines in 1983. She is also both a certified and registered dental assistant, with her license in radiography. Like all members of the Advanced Dentistry team, she logs hundreds of hours of continuing education to keep abreast of the latest advances in dentistry. Josie has a fondness for nature photography and continues to hone her art. She and her husband, Pat, live in a beautiful Victorian home in Three Bridges with their two sons, Sean and Terry.
Christine Office Manager
Christine brings 30 years of progressive dental administrative experience to our team. She began her career in dentistry as a certified dental assistant after graduating from George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. She makes a heartfelt impact in our practice, with her love of dentistry and passion for offering the highest level of customer service. Christine lives for her wonderful husband, Ed, and their two children, Julia and Eddie. She enjoys fine food, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.