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Meet the Team

Patty

Office Manager

From the moment I walked into COE I knew the office and doctors were special and that I wanted to be a part of it.  As office manager, my goal is for patients to get that same feeling I did, every time they walk in.  It’s a goal we all share; everyone at the COE works hard every day to make the office a great place to be!  I spend much of my work day behind the scenes, but what I enjoy most is working with our doctors and staff to make sure we’re providing the best possible patient care and customer service experience.  

I’ve lived in West Windsor for more than 16 years. My husband works in pharmaceuticals and we have two beautiful children.  I love playing tennis, walking our pup, and being with friends and family.

 

Birgit

Treatment Coordinator

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!” 

 

Karen

Patient Concierge

My husband Dave and I have been residents of West Windsor since moving here from Libertyville, IL in the late ‘90s. Our three daughters – now adults – all participated in after school activities, so I got involved too. From heading up a booster club, to co-chairing Post-Prom, to coaching little league softball – there was never a dull moment!

Our entire family loves animals.  We do a lot of volunteering and fundraising for SAVE, a local animal shelter, and our house just doesn’t feel like home without a few four-legged family members running around. We’re currently fostering 4 dogs and a cat – all rescues!

I’ve had other jobs, but this is the first company I’ve worked for that’s on a mission to make people happy; working at COE is a perfect fit for me.  My favorite part of the job is seeing patients discover their new smiles.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and supporting SAVE. (you can too! visit savehomelessanimals.org)

 

Rachel

Patient Concierge

I have never walked into a more warm and welcoming environment than COE! Everyone here is family!

I have always loved working with children and families. I have done so in many different settings; from homeless shelters to early childhood education. Here at COE I love meeting and getting to know our patients, and becoming a part of their smile stories!

When I'm not working you'll find me spending time with my husband, family and friends. I love animals; we currently have 7 cats and 2 turtles, all rescued! I enjoy reading, music, and being outdoors. I am so lucky to be part of a team whose goal is to make people smile :)

 

Stephany

Registered Dental Hygienist

Dentistry has been a huge passion of mine since graduating from Rutgers University in 2007. After completing my bachelor's degree in Philosophy, I started working as a dental assistant for a cosmetic dentist and immediately fell in love with the world of dentistry. Working with patients to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile is a career that I take very seriously and never take for granted.

After several years of working as a dental assistant, I yearned to advance my professional career. I was accepted to the Dental Hygiene program at Middlesex County College and graduated as Valedictorian in 2015. I was honored to be awarded Excellence in Dental Hygiene in the clinical and classroom setting and 1 month after graduating, I delivered my first baby girl.

After moving to Monmouth County in 2019, I had the great pleasure of joining the COE Team. At COE, I rely upon my background in cosmetic dentistry and periodontics to help educate patients on how to properly care for their teeth while creating the smile of their dreams. What I love most about COE is that all patients are treated like family and I find that so unique and important while going through the orthodontic process.

 

Tara

Registered Dental Hygienist

My passion for orthodontics stems from the positive experience I had as a young patient. I joined COE in May of 2018 as the first hygienist on the team. I have been a registered dental hygienist since I graduated from Harcum College in the Spring of 2010. 

It’s exciting working for an orthodontic practice that places such a high priority on hygiene, and the oral health of its patients.  The atmosphere here at COE, and the emphasis it places on staff education, allows us to flourish in our jobs.  I feel blessed to work in an office where I have the opportunity to learn something new every day!

I was born and raised in Cape May County. I moved to this area about two years ago to be with my now husband when he accepted a new job with the state as a deputy attorney general. When I’m not at work I like to stay active and explore new places. I have two cats, Blanket and Satchmo. 

 

Julissa

Clinician

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

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.

 

Nurcan

Clinician

I am a New York native who recently moved to Trenton after getting married. I have been in orthodontics for the past 7 years.   My journey began after my own orthodontic treatment. I was what is known as a surgical case and pursuing orthodontic treatment was the best decision I ever made.  My experience made me want to share my journey with others and help shed some light about what it means to be a surgical case and thereby  help others make that decision.  

Working at the COE truly helped me transition from my move.  I left one family and gained another. I enjoy spending my free time with my husband and family as well as always having a good book to read.

 

Annabelle

Digital Ortho Lab & CAD/CAM Specialist

The COE team is made up of some of the kindest individuals I have ever met. The genuine desire to help people is something I have rarely seen before. To be able to work with a team that is like a family, and treats anyone who walks through the door as such, is something I am so happy to be a part of.

I have been crafting and making since I could walk. After spending my childhood trying every art form possible, I fell in love with the possibilities of additive manufacturing (3D printing). To be able to create something on the screen, and then bring it into reality, is truly an amazing experience I do not think I will ever grow tired of. By combining traditional fabrication methods with additive manufacturing, we can build amazing things that really help people!

Live. Laugh. Smile.

Shalin Shah, DMD, MS