Meet the Team

Here at Oceans our staff is one of kind. They are always happy to see you and very easy to work with. They love what they do and will make your Oceans experience a great one.

Yuzell

Yuzell

Registered Dental Assistant

Yuzell is a Registered Dental Assistant and our Director of Orthodontic Dentistry. She studied at Rutgers University, School of Health Professions, where she obtained her CDA and RDA. Currently, she is in school advancing her career in dental hygiene. She is proficient in English and Spanish, and helps our Spanish speaking patients feel at ease. She is passionate about helping others and working with children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling to new places or anywhere where the sun is shining and the beach is at her fingertips.

Dan

Dan

Pediatric Financial Coordinatior/Technology Specialist

 

Daniel also known as “Dan the Man” can be found either at the front desk or in the back at the orthodontic lab. Dan can help answer most insurance questions as well as anything that has to do with your retainers! Ask him to show you our super cool 3D printer! When Dan is not at Oceans he is spending time with his 2 cats Blake and Celty or collecting new records for his record player. Ask him about his collection!

Erin

Erin

Registered Dental Hygienist

Erin is a registered dental hygienist who began her career in 2019. She has always had an interest in working in healthcare and pediatric dentistry was her match. Erin has a bachelors degree in dental hygiene from the University of New Haven. Her favorite part of dental hygiene is watching her patients leave with a sparkeling smile on their faces. Outside of the office you can find Erin working out at Alpha Fit right in town or finding new places to travel. She also enjoys spending time with her rescue pup, Chip.

Kate

Kate

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kate is a registered dental hygienist. She loves working with children of all ages. In fact, Kate started out her career as a high school English teacher. But her true calling to the dental field could not be ignored, so she pursued her dream of becoming a dental hygienist at Bergen Community College. Now she loves having one on one time with each patient and being able to teach them about their oral health. She believes going to the dentist can be a fun, positive experience for every patient to be proud of! Outside of the office she loves spending time with her own two kids out in nature.

Jadie

Jadie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jadie is a registered dental hygienist who began her career in 2009. She is originally from Brooklyn, NY where she studied at NYC College of Technology.  She went on to receive her bachelors degree in Health Service Administration. She utilized her skills for over 10 years working at NYU Langone Hospital providing treatment in general and pediatric dentistry. She is excited to join the Ocean’s team to be able to build long term relationships with her patients. Her goal is for every patient to have a positive experience and to educate them about their dental hygiene the way she wished she would have been taught as a child. As a fairly new resident of NJ she enjoys her free time outdoors with her husband, daughter, son and dog. She loves to bake, cook, and take pictures.

Megan

Megan

Patient Care Coodinator

Megan is our friendly face at the front desk, she is always eager to help and answer any questions that pertain to your visit. Before Oceans, she was a full time babysitter which was an instant connection when working here with children. Ask her to share some of her best knitting with you! She can also sew clothes or crochet anything from blankets to bags. She highly enjoys reading a good book while at the beach!

Justin

Justin

Junior Dental Assistant

This is Justin, he graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick with a major in exercise science and a minor in Chinese. While at Rutgers he discovered a passion for not only dentistry but also health and nutrition. Justin developed a love for the gym and fitness and hasn’t looked back since. He also enjoys playing basketball when it’s warm and snowboarding when it starts to snow. He  loves trying new foods and discovering new things to do.

Tessa

Tessa

Scuba Squad Coordinator

Tessa is our Scuba Squad Coordinator, she works closely with Dr. Frank at monitoring changes in your dentition. Ask her for a punch card! Tessa has been a preschool teacher since 2019 and in 2023 she decided it was time for a change. One thing she knew for certain, was that she wanted to continue working with kids. In her free time she enjoys exploring nature, and spending time with her friends & family. She is an avid show/movie watcher, give her suggestions on something new to watch! 

Leslie

Leslie

Patient Care Coordinator

Leslie can be found sitting at the front desk always willing to help! She moved from Mexico as a child and has spent most of her life here in NJ. Having a husband in the military isn’t always easy. In 2020 she moved to Virginia where she lived for 3 years then found her way back to NJ in 2023. Luckily, she has had Freddy, her cute dog at her side to join her along this journey. Previously, Leslie worked in daycares so she knew she wanted to continue working with children. On her days off she usually hangs out at home, visits her family and goes on walks with her dog.

Stefanie

Stefanie

Certified Dental Assistant

Stefanie is a Certified Dental Assistant and our Director of Pediatric Dentistry. She has always had a love for working with children and spent eight years as a preschool teacher. She is also a mommy to two little rascals. In addition to possessing her Child Development Associates, she studied at NJ School of Dental Assisting and obtained her dental x-ray license. This quirky combination led her on a perfect path to work in a pediatric/orthodontic office. She strives to form a connection and sense of comfort for each and every patient, and hopes to make every trip to the dentist a positive one. Outside of the office Stefanie loves baking, road trips, and finding a good deal at target!

Christine

Christine

Orthodontic Financial Coordinator

Christine is our orthodontic financial coordinator here at Oceans.  She helps make understanding your orthodontic insurance benefits easy while ensuring you are getting the maximum use on your plan. She obtained a degree in nutrition and food science at Montclair State University which ultimately made her choice to work at Oceans easy as Dr. Frank has a similar degree. Christine enjoys staying active and activities such as hiking to find new Zen views. She recently got engaged to Mike on May 2023 and is very busy planning future festivities! 

Casey

Casey

Registered Dental Assistant

You will find Casey running around in the pediatric side of Oceans helping the doctors, the hygienists and the little ones have a great experience. Casey attended Caldwell University and later received her RDA at Fortis Institute where she discovered her passion for teeth and helping those in need. During her free time she enjoys trying new recipes, spending time with her 2 cats Loki and Callie. Ask her to share some pictures!

Lily

Lily

Pediatric Insurance Coordinator

Lily works as our insurance coordinator and lab technician here at Oceans. Feel free to ask her any questions about your dental benefits or retainers! She recently graduated from University of Pittsburgh with a bachelors in philosophy and minor in chemistry. She also has experience as an EMT since 2018. Away from the office, Lily loves to rock climb (she used to climb competetively for Pitt!), read, and knit.

Vanessa

Vanessa

Pediatric Dental Assistant

Vanessa is one of our pediatric dental assistants, her love for children made Oceans a great match. She recently moved from Portugal with her husband and daughter Ariana. She is fluent in both English, Portuguese and understands Spanish. She loves to eat especially when it comes to Italian food. YUM! Vanessa enjoys listening to music, dancing and having a good time. 

Rafaella

Rafaella

Pediatric Dental Assistant

Rafaella is one of our pediatric dental assistants, she is extremely helpful at making the littles comfortable during their appointments. Rafaella is currently pursuing her certificate to become a Certified Dental Assistant.

Monique

Monique

Orthodontic Dental Assistant

Monique, who goes by “MO,” is one of our Orthodontic Dental Assistants but can sometimes be found on the Pediatric side helping Dr. Aimee. She currently attends Fairleigh Dickenson University, where she is pursuing a degree in Buisness Marketing. She is all smiles and full of energy! During her free time she enjoys working out, shopping and trying new places to eat. She an advocate for Chipotle, she is their #1 fan!

Angie

Angie

Registered Dental Hygienist

This is Angie, one of our hygienist on the pediatric side. She started her career in the dental field as an assistant and quickly fell in love with teeth. She than realized she wanted to expanded her knowledge and decided to persue dental hygiene. She received her hygiene degree from Bergen Community College. Angie is fluent in Spanish & English. During her free time she likes to explore new cities, go on hikes, & enjoy nature.

Dina

Dina

Patient Care Coordinator

After working as a nanny for many years, she wanted to continue to work with children and help aid in their growth and development in some way. She grew up at the Jersey Shore #GTL, so Oceans felt like the right place to be! As a patient care coordinator, she aims to help make the parents and patients experience a positive and memorable one! In her free time she enjoys exploring nature, eating lots of pasta and getting cozy at home with her husband and their two cats!

Mi'Arae

Mi'Arae

Dental Assistant

“Mee·ARE·ray” bet you can’t pronounce that! She began her assisting journey in 2022 at a general dental office but knew it wasn’t the perfect fit. Her goal was to become an orthodontic assistant, where she now assists Dr.Frank. Mi’Arae has a profound love for fashion, always looking for something to give her outfit the perfect compliment! Apart from dentistry. she loves being outside enjoying nature and animals, it’s the highlight of her life.

We at Oceans Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry aim to be exceptionally caring while providing exceptional care. The Oceans Team  always provides the best dental care with a genuine smile. We elevate the lives and smiles of each and every person with whom we come in contact.

Location


522 E Broad St.
Westfield, NJ 07090
[email protected]
908-654-4949

Mon: 8:30am - 6pm
Tues: 9am - 6pm
Wed: 8am - 6pm
Thur: 8:30am - 6pm
Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm

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