The Chesheim Dental Associates Team

Management Team

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.”

Adult Dental Care

Elaine, Adult 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.”

Alex, Adult Dental Hygienist

My career in the dental field started in New York City as a dental assistant. I relocated to Philadelphia, where I continued to work and later on enrolled in The Community College of Philadelphia, completing an associates degree in Dental Hygiene. My focus is to educate patients on how to care for their oral health on a daily basis with simple and effective techniques. I have, and continue to enjoy working in the dental field for over 15 years.

I love spending time with my family, baking desserts, and my favorite pastime is cross-stitching when I’m not busy doing anything else.

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.”

Lorrie, Adult 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.”

Dental Assistants

Joi, Adult Dental Assistant

Joi is a graduate of the Everest Institute’s Dental Assistant program. As a dental assistant, her job is to assist the dentists during procedures, including the setup and cleanup of the rooms and the sterilization of equipment. She loves working with her hands and all things artistic. She says that our staff is one of a kind, compassionate, genuine, and personable.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with family and friends, talking long walks, and playing with her nephew, Noah.

Tara, Adult Dental Assistant

I attended Bucks County Community College, where I graduated from their Dental Assisting program in 2018. What I enjoy most about dentistry is giving people their confidence back through their smile. In my free time, I enjoy going on hikes with my dog, Max, and going to the beach.

Yamilet, Adult 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.”

Pediatric Dental Care

Gina, Pediatric 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.

Maria, Pediatric 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.

Adult and Pediatric Care

Dara, Adult & Pediatric 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.

Candace, Adult & Pediatric Dental Hygienist

Candace received her education at Manor College before coming to our practice. You’ll find her treating patients and helping out wherever assistance is needed. She’s always wanted to help people and make a difference, so we are the perfect fit for her. She loves the team atmosphere of our office and all of the amazing people that she gets to work with every day. Outside of work Candace is a police wife and mother of two.

Business Team

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”.

Carol, Appointment Coordinator

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!”

Justine, Appointment Coordinator

I enjoy working with patients of all ages from the start of the scheduling process to the completion of their treatment.  I am blessed to work with such talented and caring doctors and staff and so proud of the service we provide.  We are more than just a team, we are a family.

Marianne, Appointment Coordinator

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!”

Stephanie, Appointment Coordinator

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.”