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. Fun fact, she knows nothing about Soccer but in her spare time she coached her sons Soccer Team this year. 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.
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.
Marissa Chirichillo, Front 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.
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 Dr. Swedberg. 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!
Maria Rispoli, Registered Dental Hygienist
Maria graduated from Middlesex County College in 1989 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science and expanded functions dental hygiene. She worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist in her hometown, Edison, NJ, while continuing her education in the sciences to possibly apply to dental school. Her plans changed after she married her husband, Victor, in May 1995, and later gave birth to her two children, Nico and Deanna. Maria has over 30 years’ experience as a dental professional and is passionate about providing compassionate care and building long lasting relationships with her patients. She loves spending her leisure time with her family and friends, going to the beach, boating and having “Sunday Funday” at her home.