Meet Our Staff

 

MELANIE JESUELE,
OFFICE MANAGER

Melanie attended Ocean County Vocational Technical School for Dental Assisting and Radiology. She has been in the dental field since 2008 and holds her New Jersey Dental X-Ray License. Melanie is the main contact with our patients, scheduling appointment times, setting up treatment options, checking insurance benefits, and is appreciated because she truly cares about our patients. In her time away from the office she is a full time mom and wife. She has been married to her husband Dave since 2013 and they have two sons, Evan and Austin, and two dogs, Koky and Maya. She also enjoys working out, going to the beach, going out on the boat, taking lots of pictures, shopping, and having Sunday dinners with her family.
 

 

MARISSA CHIRICHILLO,
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Marissa has been in the dental field for over 3 years. She graduated Georgian Court University with her Bachelors Degree for Dance and Business Administration. Marissa loves meeting new people and making sure our patients are happy and comfortable at each appointment. She is trained in insurance verification, scheduling and patient care. Marissa lives in Toms River with her husband, Nick, and her son, Dominic. She also has two step-sons, Jayden and Raymond. In her spare time, Marissa teaches dance part time, her favorite style of dance is Jazz. She also enjoys spending time with her family, reading and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

JESSICA WRIGHT,
BILLING COORDINATOR

Jessica has been in the Dental field for over 10 years and holds her NJ Dental X-Ray License. She comes from an administrative background with small businesses. She is trained in many aspects of the front office, including scheduling, patient care and coordination as well as billing and insurance. She is cross trained as she can work the front office and back, assisting with patients.  Jessica lives in Toms River with her husband, two daughters & two sons. She enjoys going to the beach, baking and spending time with her family.  

 

MARY CARPENTER,
REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT 

Mary trained at Dental Assisting Services and has been in the dental field for many years. She has worked for Dentistry With a
Woman’s Touch since 2001. Mary is a people person and enjoys laughing with all of our patients. What she enjoys the most about working in our office is the quality of dentistry that is provided to our patients. She says that her grandson is the joy of her life and she enjoys the time spent with her family at the Jersey Shore. Her hobbies include crafts, knitting, traveling, gardening, and reading. She is fluent in Polish, and has family in Europe.

 
BARBARA CROSS,
REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

Barbara has been in the dental field since 1995.  She studied at Ocean County Vocational School and Dental Assisting Services.  She is always striving to help our patients feel comfortable and relaxed while assisting.  Her easy going personality and soft spoken demeanor makes her a great team player for our staff. 

She loves spending time with her husband and two boys.  She enjoys traveling, being outdoors, hiking, cooking, volunteering.  She is the children’s Ministry director and teacher at her church.  You may even see her on the football field helping out with her sons High School Marching band.  She is a fan of HS South!

 
MARIANA SHUPAK,
REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Smile often and laugh out loud! Mariana is a dental hygienist who lives by this belief. She truly loves what she does, as she strives to bring out a comfortable and safe experience to all of her patients. She encourages a healthy lifestyle and a positive state of mind as it affects the rest of the body. Mariana customizes treatment to fit every patient according to his or her need.

Having worked in the dental field for the past several years, Mariana had an opportunity to learn and train inside and outside dental office settings to provide the outmost best care. She is a graduate of Rutgers University’s School of Health and Sciences where she completed vigorous training in Dental Hygiene. However, her studies did not end there as she continues to work and educate herself in the latest developments of Dentistry. Helping others is her passion and she prides herself in the quality of work she does.

 

 

JESSY APPLEGATE,
REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
Jessy started in the dental field as a dental assistant in 2014. From there she pursued her career in dental hygiene and graduated from Rowans Dental Hygiene Program at Burlington County. Jessy has experience working in general dentistry as well as periodontics. In her down time she enjoys cooking, traveling, and in the summer months spends most of her time on the water. Jessy is very dedicated to the dental health care profession and takes pride in making sure all of her patients feel comfortable and educated in keeping their smile healthy.