Meet Our Staff


 Melanie Jesuele, Front Office Administrator

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. She 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. She also has been trained as a Cosmetologist and brings a beautiful youthful style to our office. 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 a dog named Koky. She also enjoys working out, going to the beach, going to Yankee Games, 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 & son. She enjoys going to the beach, baking and spending time with her family.  


Marie Mercuro, Front Office Administrator

Marie has been in the field of customer service and administration for over 20 years.  She served in the US Navy where she was stationed in the Middle East. Her son, Tyler, was born there.  Marie enjoys serving others and helping our patients feel safe and comfortable.  Marie was a cheerleader and a gymnast. She loves music, theater, concerts and cooking. She resides in Toms River with her long time partner, and best friend Patrick. Marie is so excited because she is becoming a first time Grandmother to Charlotte Marie. 



Mary Carpenter, Registered  Dental Assistant

Mary trained at Dental Assisting Services and has been in the dental field since the 90’s. 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 associated 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.