Meet the Team

Patty

Office Manager -  Princeton Junction

I enjoy working with our doctors and staff, to make sure we’re able to provide the best care and create beautiful smiles for our patients. Everyone at the Center for Orthodontic Excellence tries every day to make the office a great place to be! I handle our human resources and am the liaison between staff and the doctors. I also manage our accounts receivable and office financials, and research and implement efficient and effective protocols for the practice.

I’ve lived in West Windsor for more than 15 years. My husband works in pharmaceuticals and our two children are in college. I love playing tennis, walking our pup, and being with friends and family.

 

Birgit

Treatment Coordinator - Princeton Junction

 I’ve always believed a smile makes the best first impression.   Over the years and throughout my career I’ve tried to live by these words.  I grew up in a small  town in Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park.  

 After college I moved to the Big Apple with my husband to work in healthcare public relations.  Once we had our two children, we moved to West Windsor to enjoy suburbia.   I’m truly grateful to be a part of this warm, vibrant community.

When I am not chauffeuring my kids around I like spending quality time with my family.  I also enjoy working out, reading, cooking, and catching up on my favorite television shows.  

I look forward to seeing your smiling face at the COE!

“You’re never fully dressed without a smile!” 

 

 

 

Julissa

Dental Assistant - Princeton Junction

I enjoy meeting all our friendly patients and being part of a life-changing experience for them. When a person achieves the smile of their dreams, they’re happier, more confident, and they smile all the time! I love how our office is energetic and filled with laughter, from the doctors and team to patients and families. I set up stations, sterilize instruments, change wires, and provide chairside assistance. My goal is always to provide great service, with a smile!

I’m from Trenton and am happily married. We have a young son as well as a dog. My hobbies are time with my family, reading, and — like many girls — makeup!

 

KaShauna

Clinician - Princeton Junction

I enjoy watching patients change during treatment and building relationships with them. Seeing a person gain self-esteem and confidence with a new smile is a great experience! I love working at the COE: it’s like we’re a big family, caring about each other and about our patient family, too. I greet and seat patients, and I take impressions and digital images. I also place and remove archwires, A-chains, and color ties, and sterilize instruments.

I’m the oldest of six children and enjoy spending quality time with my siblings and family. I also like shopping and going places with my boyfriend and am a very active member of my church, where I help out with the children.

 

Paula

Patient Concierge - Kennett Square

I enjoy meeting patients, welcoming people to the practice, and seeing how changing smiles changes people’s lives! We have the best doctors and team. Everyone is kind and helpful, and we have fun at work. I answer the phones and book patient appointments. I also handle marketing efforts and love telling our community how we transform lives!

I grew up in Ireland and went to the Irish Swiss Institute of Horology in Dublin: horology is the study and craft of watchmaking. I moved to NYC after graduating, where I met my husband Cliff. We now have two sons and a dog. I’m currently the VP of the PTO at our middle school and love going to the gym, traveling, and making the most of the beaches in the summer.

 

Live. Laugh. Smile.

Ryan Tamburrino, DMD / Shalin Shah, DMD, MS