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. 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 22 year old 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.
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!
Joy Horn, Registered Dental Hygienist
Joy as been a Dental Hygienist for more than 30 years and is guided by her passion to serve others with a whole heath philosophy. She focuses on the understanding that oral health is an integral part of our overall body health. After completing a Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences, Joy went on to earn a Master of Science degree from the University of New Mexico. She continues to further her education with the National Institute of Whole Health, professional development training. She brings years of dental knowledge to her work with patients and guides them in their oral care and maintenance. One patient recently stated: “ I came to the dentist a nervous wreck, feeling guilty about neglecting my mouth for a long time, but Joy made me want to smile again!”
Lauren Moscogiuri, Registered Dental Hygienist
Lauren graduated from Burlington County College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Over the years she has obtained many dental awards and scholarships. She keeps up with continuing education courses to provide her patients with newest skills to provide the up most of quality care. She works hard to make sure her patients are comfortable and relaxed in her dental chair. Lauren is very diverse and is great with both kids and adults. In her down time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her son, Nico, who lights up her world. She enjoys going to the beach, being outdoors and trying new things. We are beyond excited to welcome her onto our team she truly completes our office with her warm and welcoming personality.