Meet the Staff


Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our patients. All of our office personnel, dental assistants, and hygienists, are licensed professionals with many hours of training.

We pride ourselves in staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication.

Our highly trained, dedicated, and motivated staff, have one primary goal – your utmost comfort! They are able to answer any questions regarding the latest in dental care.


Reception and Insurance

Shannon Giunta

Shannon is our Dental Receptionist and Insurance expert.  She grew up in Ocean City and now lives in Somers Point with her husband Paul, her sons Nicholas, and Vincent, and her two Jack Russell Terriers, Bunker and LuLu.  Shannon enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.  She is very knowledgeable and informative when it comes to the insurance plans we accept and patients find her very accommodating especially in Emergency Situations.  Since she is the first person people meet as new patients we could not have a more gracious and warm person filling that role.  She really sets the tone for the office and reflects the philosophy of the Doctors and Staff.

HygienistLisa Miklavcic, RDH, RDT

Lisa Miklavcic

 Lisa is a registered dental hygienist and registered dietetic technician at the Smile Center. She enjoys practicing with Dr Chenman and Dr Salama because they are always smiling, upbeat and very approachable like Lisa. It also doesn’t hurt that they are top doctors in their field and they enjoy educating the public as well as their colleagues. Lisa genuinely enjoy dental hygiene and nutrition.It feels good to make a difference in peoples lives by helping them to achieve a healthy beautiful smile and it is rewarding to educate and improve someone’s personal oral home care regimen. It is common for people to be fearful to come to the dentist, so Lisa strives to provide a professional, painless and relaxing atmosphere for everyone. Lisa loves animals and rescued two dogs (Bear and Hannah) that just make her melt! Lisa enjoys taking them to Freedom Park and Dog Beach. Life is good!

dental assistants


April is the newest member of our team at The Smile Center of Linwood. Originally from Philadelphia, April recently relocated to Ocean City, New Jersey where she lives with her partner, Dan and rescue pup, Benson. April achieved her associates in Science and completed the Expanded Functions Dental Assisting program in 2012 at Manor College in Jenkintown, PA. While in the program April received the 2011 Benco Dental Proficiency in Chair side assisting award.  In Pennsylvania she practiced as an EFDA for 5 years then when relocating to New Jersey became a Certified Dental Assistant and is registered in the state of New Jersey. April strives to keep the patient informed during procedures and making sure they are as comfortable as possible. April enjoys her free time staying active Skateboarding , Surfing, Yoga and Traveling whenever possible.


Margaret assists Dr Salama and is also responsible for scheduling his patients.  She can be reached directly at 609 601-6505.
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