Meet the Team



I love seeing our patients’ transformations and watching each person’s excitement as they see the changes in their smile! We have wonderful doctors and staff, all working closely to deliver the most beautiful smiles. I work in the clinic: seating patients, offering care and assistance during procedures, and handling lab work. I also offer lots of home care, along with oral hygiene education and encouragement, so everyone finishes with their most healthy smile.

My husband and I have been married for more than 15 years. We have a wonderful home filled with many rescue pets. I’m a true animal advocate and love volunteering at the animal shelter. Seeing an animal go to a forever home is the most rewarding experience!


Office Manager

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.


Patient Concierge

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.


Dental Assistant

I love everything about my work! Our doctors are excellent with our patients, the team is supportive and welcoming, and our patients are the best people in the world. It’s a great feeling to help people become happier and more confident by giving them new smiles. I’m a registered dental assistant and handle patient management as well as being part of the clinical team. I love working on patients and making them smile while keeping them comfortable.

My husband and I have been married for more than ten years. We have two beautiful children. Outside of the office, much of my free time is spent with my family and our friends.



I enjoy meeting new patients and families and catching up with those who’ve started with us. It’s fun to hear about their lives and I love bumping into them outside of work: they always share their great smiles! The doctors and team at the Center for Orthodontics work hard to give patients the best experience and create the most wonderful, beautiful smiles! I welcome and check in patients, update records, and help them with any questions they have.

Originally from a small town in Massachusetts, I’ve been in West Windsor with my husband and three children for more than ten years. Our children keep us busy with their sports activities.


Dental Assistant

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!



I enjoy being part of the process of transforming people’s smiles and lives. At COE, everyone is passionate about succeeding and keeping our patients smiling throughout their orthodontic experience. I love that. I greet and seat patients, take digital images, and offer patient care, including placing and removing archwires, A-chains, and color ties. I also clean and set up chairs and sterilize instruments.

I’m a very active person and love dancing, rock climbing, and going to theme parks with my fiancé and soon-to-be stepdaughters. I also like painting and scrapbooking with my mother and am a licensed cosmetologist, too.



I love seeing the beautiful finished smiles on patients’ faces and how happy they are with their results. Here at COE, love, respect, and kindness is not an aim, it’s a standard! Everyone really cares about our patients and each other. I greet and seat patients, assist with banding and debanding, place and remove archwires, and take impressions and diagnostic images. I also work in the lab and handle infection control and sterilization processes.

I’m the mother of a young, violin-playing, tap-dancing Girl Scout who keeps me busy and full of joy. I don’t have much down time, but I do enjoy listening to soul music while crocheting socks and scarves. I’m also a part-time dental assistant instructor at Fortis Institute. I love teaching people who want to go into the dental field!



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.

Live. Laugh. Smile.

Ryan Tamburrino, DMD / Shalin Shah, DMD, MS