The Chesheim Dental Associates Team

Dara, Registered Dental Hygienist

Dara earned her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Manor College.  She greatly enjoys her profession and helping patients maintain their oral health. She believes that education and communication are the cornerstones to creating positive relationships with her patients.  In her spare time, Dara loves spending time with her family and friends, playing with her three dogs, cooking, and volunteering at an animal shelter.

Tisha, O.R. and Insurance Coordinator

Tisha has worked in the dental profession for over 10 years and recently joined Chesheim Dental Associates as O.R. and Insurance Coordinator.  She loves interacting with patients and assisting them with insurance claims and surgical scheduling.  She says, “I am happy to be part of a staff that not only takes great care of our patients, but also takes care of one another as a true team”.

Jessica, Registered Dental Hygienist

Jessica earned her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene at Manor College.  She is a member of our pediatric team, and absolutely adores children.  Her responsibilities at Chesheim Dental Associates include educating patients and parents about optimal oral health and providing children with a positive dental experience.  She says, “My career is very rewarding and I am so proud to be part of a practice like Chesheim.  Nothing beats the feeling of turning someone’s fear of dentistry into a love of dentistry!”.

Elaine, Registered Dental Hygienist

Elaine received her training from the Temple University School of Dental Hygiene and has been working in dentistry for 30 years. A team member at Chesheim Dental Associates for 23 years, she is responsible for cleaning teeth, periodontal maintenance and patient education. She also takes diagnostic digital x-rays. Elaine enjoys working with the team at Chesheim Dental Associates as well as with her patients. She feels that Chesheim Dental Associates is a unique practice, saying “We are a general dental practice with a pediatric specialty practice in one building.”

Lorrie, Registered Dental Hygienist

Lorrie is trained as a Certified Dental Assistant and earned an Associates degree in Dental Hygiene from Montgomery County Community College. She’s been in the dental profession for 37 years and has been with Chesheim Dental Associates for the last 15 years. Her responsibilities include patient care, patient education with home care, teeth cleaning, taking x–rays and images of patients’ teeth and periodontal maintenance. “I love the one-on-one relationships I have with my patients,” she says. “I’m very proud of this dental practice and its continued commitment to excellent dentistry for over 60 years.”

Tina, Registered Dental Hygienist

Tina received her education from the Montgomery County Community College and is also a CPR/First Aid Instructor. She’s been involved in the dental field for 35 years. As a dental hygienist, she is responsible for the dental care, education and nutritional counseling for her patients. She truly loves what she does. “I enjoy educating and caring for both the dental and general health of my patients,” she says. She continues, “The entire team goes over and above in the care we give our patients. We’re always striving to improve the care we deliver by educating ourselves.”

Gina, Registered Dental Hygienist

Gina earned an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Montgomery County Community College. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and an MBA from Rosemont College. In her role at Chesheim Dental Associates, she is responsible for providing disease prevention and education regarding oral health. She loves the opportunity for daily learning, helping her patients find health and providing a comfortable, anxiety-free experience. “After having a longtime childhood fear of the dentist,” says Gina, ”I decided to pursue or career in dentistry to help others have a positive, more welcoming experience.” Gina was a ballet dancer for 25 years and is now a Zumba fitness instructor. She is happily married and firmly believes that laughter is the best medicine.

Nancy, Certified Dental Assistant

Nancy has been a dental assistant for 40 years; 33 of those years have been with Chesheim Dental Associates. In her position with the dental team, Nancy assists Dr. Rothwell in patient treatment – a job she loves. “I love being a part of our patients’ care,” she says. “I enjoy helping them make informed decisions about their treatment and seeing their satisfaction when it’s completed.” She finds great reward and professional pride in the entire teams’ constant strive for perfection in all the services they provide.

Monica, Certified Dental Assistant

Monica has been with Chesheim Dental Associates for over 10 years and in the dental profession for 33 years. As a dental assistant, she not only supports the doctor with patient care, she also makes sure the rooms are ready for procedures as well as reassures and calms patients, putting them at ease. Monica especially enjoys taking care of the kids and special needs patients. “I love getting them to like the dentist,” she says. “That’s easy to do here!”

Audrey, Certified Dental Assistant

Audrey received her training from Community College of Philadelphia and Delaware Valley Academy. In addition to assisting the doctors during patient treatment, her responsibilities include ordering scrubs and overseeing the sedation cart. The favorite part of her job, though, is working with kids. “I’ve worked with general dentists, endodontist and periodontist, but working with kids is so much fun!” she says. “I love making them feel comfortable and happy.”

Maria, Certified Dental Assistant

Maria has been working in the dental field as an assistant for 11 years and received her training at Bucks County Technical School. She is experienced with orthodontics, adult, and pediatric care. Maria especially enjoys working with children and finds her most rewarding experiences are helping a child overcome their fear of the dentist.  Maria is fluent in Spanish.    “I love working in a practice where the patients have been here from childhood into their adult lives.” In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, antiquing, and trying out new recipes.

Shirley, Certified Dental Assistant

Shirley has been a dental professional for over 35 years, having attained her education and training at such prestigious institutions as the Temple University School of Dentistry and University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry, Einstein Hospital, the Pennsylvania VA Hospital and others. She has also completed the Expanded Function Dental Assisting Program from Harcum College. In her role at Chesheim Dental Associates, Shirley serves as the assistant for the periodontist. “Knowing I make a difference in people’s health and smiles is truly rewarding,” she says. “The quality of our doctors’ work along with the dedication of the entire Chesheim team make this practice very unique.”

Yamilet, Certified Dental Assistant

Yamilet received her training from Delaware Valley for Medical and Dental Assistants and has worked in dentistry for 7 years. She assists the doctor during patient treatment, takes care of the scheduling, and keeps the treatment room prepared with tools and materials.  She is fluent in Spanish.   “This practice is unique,” says Yamilet. “We go the extra mile to take care of patients, giving them the best dentistry possible.” She continues, “I love being able to help our patients.”

Carmela, Financial Manager

Carmela has been in the dental field for 35 years and with Chesheim Dental Associates for over 12 years. In her role, she takes care of all the financial and accounting responsibilities as well as human resources. Carmela is grateful to work in such a caring dental practice. “The quality of the dentistry that is provided here along with the dedication of the staff sets Chesheim Dental Associates apart from others,” she says.

Lori, Clinical Manager and Hygienist

Lori received her training from Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas and earned her degree from Anderson University in Indiana. As the clinical manager, she is responsible for managing the schedule and the daily flow of the practice. She also handles staff scheduling and helps with patient care as needed. “I love that we have such an educated clientele that understands how oral health can affect overall health,” she says. She also loves the team she works with. “Our staff is so incredibly committed to giving our patients the best possible experience.”

Carol, Business Team

Carol has been with Chesheim Dental Associates for 15 years. In her role, she helps check patients in and out, fills the schedule, answers the phone, files insurance claims, checks e-mail and so much more. But it’s the interaction with the patients that gives her the most joy. “In this practice, we serve the whole family; adults, pediatric and special needs patients. It’s very rewarding when I see satisfied smiles!”

Stephanie, Business Team

Stephanie helps keep Chesheim Dental Associates busy and organized. In her position, she makes appointments, processes payments, answers phones, takes meeting minutes, and greets patients. She especially enjoys meeting patients. “I love the patients and knowing we provide a quality dental experience for each and every one,” she says, adding, “The fact that we combine adults and pediatrics under the same roof makes this place very special.”

Marianne, Business Team

As Chesheim Dental Associates’ receptionist, Marianne is responsible for scheduling appointments, answering phones and greeting patients. It’s the perfect job for her! “I love meeting and talking to all different kinds of patients,” she says. “Our practice is friendly, professional, caring and meets the needs of all ages. The team makes my job easier!”

I always have a wonderful experience! My hygienist Tina is such a great person. We always laugh and have a good time. She does an excellent job on my teeth! Dr. Rothwell is wonderful as well!

- Kamila P.