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Meet Our West Orange Dental Team

At D&G Dental, we know that world-class dentistry is always a team effort. Every member of our team was personally selected by our dentists based on their training, experience, and friendly personality. Whenever you come to see us, they’ll make sure you have a smooth and stress-free experience from check-in to checkout, ensuring you leave feeling refreshed and renewed every time. Read on below to start getting to know our fantastic team here at D&G Dental!

Donna, Regional Manager

Donna is from the Woodbridge area, and she’s been working in dentistry for nearly 40 years now. She truly loves her job! Getting to meet wonderful patients and help them maintain their dental health is always a joy. For her education, she attended Rutgers University and has also undergone advanced training in CPR, dental finance, and CareCredit.

Donna is married and has three grown children, one grandson, and a dog named Reilly. Her hobbies include traveling, sewing, reading, and spending quality time with family.

One interesting fact about Donna: She held public office in her town for a decade!

Nicole, Front Desk/Receptionist

Nicole attended Berkeley College for her education, and she has now been working in the dental field for over 13 years. She loves meeting new people through her work, as well as spending time in such a fun office atmosphere!

Originally from Bloomfield, Nicole spends her free time traveling, skiing, and hanging out with loved ones.

One interesting fact about Nicole: She has been skiing since she was just seven years old.

Ashley, Dental Hygienist

Ashley’s career in the world of dentistry spans two years and counting. She studied at both Bergen Community College and Eastern International College, earning her RDH certification. When asked what her favorite part of this job is, the answer is easy – the amazing team members!

Originally from Totowa, Ashley spends her free time with family and friends. She also enjoys shopping and doing all sorts of fun arts and crafts.

One interesting fact about Ashley: She won an American Legion Dental Drawing Contest! The theme was “don’t let your smile become extinct.”

Kristie, Dental Assistant

Kristie is from Paterson, and her career in the oral healthcare field spans well over a decade so far. She studied dental assisting at the Berdan Institute. What she enjoys most about her job is being able to provide patients with the best care possible.

Kristie comes from a very loving and united family. Her hobbies include reading, bowling, and spending quality time with loved ones.

One interesting fact about Kristie: She is a very intuitive person when it comes to other people’s needs. She’s very passionate about helping others!

Melissa, Dental Assistant

Melissa’s career in dentistry spans nearly 25 years now, and she has worked for Dr. Dawoud for well over half of them. Originally from Woodbridge, she earned her education from Middlesex County College. Getting to know her patients so well over time is what she enjoys most about this job!

Melissa’s passions outside of the dental field include party planning, crafting, and spending quality time with her family.

One interesting fact about Melissa: She can find anything on the internet.