Meet the Team


Registered Dental Hygienist

I enjoy helping my patients love their smiles. It’s rewarding to see the progress they’ve made when they return for their continuing care visits, knowing they understand the value of healthy teeth and gums. My goal is to provide the best possible preventive, educational, and therapeutic environment to each patient. I want them to be comfortable here, and to be engaged and knowledgeable advocates for their dental health.

I have a wonderful husband, Jimbo, and two sons, Timothy and Ian. When not working, I enjoy watching movies, losing myself in a good book, traveling, dancing, and singing.


Registered Dental Hygienist

I love helping patients improve their oral health and smile, working one-on-one with each of them. Every person has their own dental needs and goals. It’s my job to help them develop a healthy mouth and to keep it healthy. During their visits, I educate patients about the connection between oral and overall health. We talk about habits, diet, and home oral hygiene practices. I make sure they have the tools and knowledge to keep their smile in great shape.

My husband Mike and I share our home with our son and daughter.  I enjoy reading, cooking, watching movies, and listening to music.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Although there are many things I love about my profession, I especially love making people feel comfortable! Between doing that, and explaining everything in the simplest and most relatable way possible, I truly strive to give my patients the best dental experience they can have while promoting paramount oral healthcare. My alma mater is Bergen Community College, where I served as the Dental Hygiene Class President, and received an award from the New Jersey Dental Hygienist's Association for leadership.

In my free time, you can find me at Saint Joseph's Church in Lodi playing drums, on stage playing congas with my band Sounds of Manila, or traveling and taking tons of photos! 


Registered Dental Assistant

I love the uniqueness of each of our patients. They’re all wonderful and have amazing stories to share. It’s a pleasure to become friends with them during their visits. I enjoy working with the doctor and patients, especially making temporary crowns and bridges. These often involve multiple teeth, and I’m not just duplicating but actually improving the patient’s smile. I also create models, so patients can see the difference that Dr. Ference can make in their smiles.

When not at work, I'm spending time with my daughter Emma and my puppies Otis and Sully.  I enjoy watching Emma play the many sports she is involved in and I also love to spend time in my garden and cooking.


Registered Dental Assistant

I love meeting new patients and forming friendships with them. It’s fun to learn who they are while helping to create their healthy smiles. I work closely with our doctor during various dental procedures, making sure she has everything necessary and supporting our patients.  I respect how the doctor takes time to explain different treatments, how they work, and how they improve a patient’s dental health.

When I'm not in the office you can usually find me volunteering at my local bakery, Hornitos. I have a son, Esteban. I enjoy spending my free time with my family.


Registered Dental Assistant

I love that I get to help people and make them feel comfortable in stressful situations. I get told daily by patients that they don't like being here, but then they leave feeling like this is a second home.  My favorite part of the job is when a patient with severe anxiety toward dentists comes in, and at the end of the visit, they tell me that I was able to make the experience more pleasant.  I enjoy that I can learn new things, even after doing this for almost seven years.  I'm always trying to expand my skills.

My two children, Sophia and Noah, keep me running around when I'm not at work. Since they are both still young, I have to come up with different ways to keep them entertained. I enjoy listening to music, reading, singing, and anything competitive.

Joy Marie

Registered Dental Assistant

I began my career as a dentist in the Philippines in 2005. Since moving to the US, I have earned my certifications as a Registered and Certified Dental Assistant. I love everything about dentistry, from taking care of my patient and their oral health to working with our amazing team!

Outside of work, I love spending time with my family. My husband and I have a daughter who loves outdoor activities. The weekdays are usually very busy, so weekends are always dedicated to family time!


Registered Dental Assistant & Office Manager

I enjoy talking with my patients, especially about their families, pets, and interests. This not only makes them more comfortable, it builds friendships. As I have two positions in our practice, I’m constantly on the go. Whether I’m providing chairside assistance, changing light bulbs, or answering a patient’s questions, it’s always with a focus on making this a positive environment. I want our patients to be comfortable here and smile happily when their visit is over.

My family keeps me busy outside of work. Scot is my husband. I have three children, Dylan, Madison, and Damian, and three dogs. When I can find the time, I love to read but you will usually find me watching one of my children playing multiple sports.


Financial Coordinator

Once treatment has been presented to the patient by the doctor, it is my job to go over the cost in a respectful and friendly manner, provide insurance coverage if applicable, and discuss and agree to the best financial agreement for each case. I work with each patient to help them achieve their oral health goals while easing the burden as much as possible by finding a financial agreement that is manageable.

My husband Rob and I have two grown children and two amazing granddaughters. We are a very close family and are blessed and spend a lot of time enjoying each other. I often make the joke I’ll retire when I can no longer wear my high heels!