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Meet the Advanced Oral Specialty Group Team
Dr. Alan M. Meltzer
Dr. Meltzer received his dental degree (D.M.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated with honors. He completed his certification training in Periodontics & Oral Medicine and received his Master of Science in Dentistry (M.Sc.D.) at the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. He pursued training in the Advanced Management of Disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint at Georgetown University School of Dental Medicine in Washington DC and his surgical and prosthetic implant training at the Brinemark Clinic in Goteberg, Sweden.
Dr. Meltzer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration, where he serves on its Research and Education Committees. Dr. Meltzer has also served as chairman of the Department of Graduate Periodontics at Temple University. He is past president of the Delaware Valley Academy of Osseointegration.
While Dr. Meltzer's training and dual board certifications attest to his knowledge and training, his reputation is based upon his outstanding clinical skill and patient care. He has been featured in New Jersey Magazine as a Top Doc and Dentistry Today magazine as one of the Top 100 international leaders in dentistry.
Front Office Administrative Team
Kerri Leigh - Patient Navigator - received her Dental Assistant Registration and New Jersey Dental X-ray license in 1994 and has been working for Dr. Meltzer off and on since 1995. She moved around the country and worked chairside with some of the top periodontists. From 1997-2001 she sub-contracted for a dental implant company as a Technical Specialist, where she went on-site to other surgical offices and trained surgical teams in Dental Implant Assisting. Kerri moved back home to New Jersey in 2009 and returned to Dr. Meltzer's office in 2011. She was promoted from chairside assistant to Patient Navigator.
Kerri's new role in Dr. Meltzer's practice is to help navigate patients through their dental teams and oversee their treatment phases. She is the liaison between our office and our referring doctors. With her extensive training in both surgical and restorative ends of implant dentistry, she can provide our referring teams and our patients 24/7 on-call clinical support. Kerri's main goal is to provide patients and dental teams the best experience possible.
Cass - Office Manager has rejoined our staff as Office Manager.
Laurie - Personal Assistant – has been with our practice since July 1991. She came to our practice as a Registered Dental Assistant, then Office Manager, and presently is Dr. Meltzer's personal assistant, Itinerary Coordinator, and she coordinates his teaching, writing, and worldwide lecture schedule. Her organizational skills are an invaluable aid to Dr. Meltzer schedule worldwide to teach, write, and lecture.
Stephanie – is a skilled Registered Dental Assistant with expanded functions, licensed in radiographs, and CPR certified. She joined our staff in August of 1996. She has worked for us and has traveled with Dr. Meltzer assisting with lectures and hands-on workshops around the world. One of the qualities she offers is teaching other assistants in the office and other practices in the surgical techniques of implant instrumentation. Her sweet personality and intelligence is an asset to the practice.
Aggie - Patient Coordinator - Joined the practice in 1987. She came to our practice as a Registered and Certified Dental Assistant. She remained with the practice through raiser her family. While she still maintains her licenses, she is currently now a Patient Coordinator and OSHA Instructor. Her knowledge of the surgical aspect of the practice is a great asset to her duties as a Patient Coordinator.
Deidre - Patient Coordinator – is our Patient Coordinator and our newest addition. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, and has joined our practice while pursuing her Masters Degree. Her computer skills are a great asset to our office.
Henry (HANK) Schwars - Controller – is Dr. Meltzer's controller. Henry has been on Dr. Meltzer's staff in 1996 and is responsible for all the financial aspects of the practice including Payables, Receivables, taxes, payroll, Human relations, etc. Henry is a graduate of St. Josephs College, and has attended several advanced courses to keep current with generally accepted accounting standards. He was employed for 30 years by a major world-wide manufacturing company in Philadelphia until the company was sold. Henry has thoroughly enjoyed his tenure with Dr. Meltzer.
Debbie – is a licensed Registered Dental Hygienist in the state of New Jersey to administer local anesthesia, she has been maintaining our patients oral health since 1989. She graduated from Camden County Colleges Hygiene program in 1989. She is caring, dependable, and very detail oriented.
Donna – is a Registered Dental Hygienist as well as a clinical instructor in the dental programs at Camden County College and serves on The Dental Advisory Committee there as well. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene and graduated magna cum laude from both Camden County College and St. Petersburg College. She is also licensed to deliver local anesthesia in the State of New Jersey. Donna has been with Dr. Meltzer’s practice since 1999. Donna developed her passion for dentistry when she worked as a dental assistant upon graduating high school. Her gentle and caring nature, as well as her excellent hygiene skills, makes her an invaluable asset to our practice. In her time spent at home, Donna enjoys playing guitar, grand parenting and gardening.
Surgical Assistant Team
Michelle - Graduated from the Cumberland County Technical School's Dental Assisting Program with Honors and received a certification in Dental Assisting as well as Associates Degrees in Early Childhood Education and Criminal Justice. She is a member of the National Honor Society and won an award for her presentation on Carious Lesions at the ADAA Annual Convention. She is the proud mother of a rambunctious 4 1/2-year -old boy and stepmother to a lovely 11 year-old-girl. Her hobbies include reading, home remodeling, and having outdoor fun with her two children.
Diana - Graduated from the Camden County College Dental Assisting Program with Honors and received an Associate's Degree in Applied Science. She is on the permanent President's List and won the Excellence in Pharmacology award, an award for her presentation on HIV in the Oral Environment at the ADAA Annual Convention, as well as an award for having the Highest GPA in the Program. She has been happily married since 2012 and looks forward to starting a family. Her hobbies include reading, acrylic painting, and sewing vintage dresses.
Dawn - is the latest member of the Surgical Assistant Team.