Meet the Staff
MEET OUR GREAT TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS
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 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.
Maria Linder, RDH
Our newest staff member Maria graduated from Montgomery County Community College in 2014 with a dental hygiene degree. She worked in private practice full time in Pennsylvania until recently moving to Northfield. She strives to build personal relationships with her patients that are centered around educating and motivating towards an optimal state of oral health. Outside of work Maria loves cooking, playing guitar traveling and spending time with her partner Ashley and their 3 year old daughter Lacey. They have 3 adopted cats, Rasta, Scrappy and Tater Tot.
APRIL NOWACKI, CDA, RDA, EFDA
April has joined 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.