Whole-hearted and inviting, Lauren has become an exceptional addition to the practice. She graduated from Bergen Community College with an A.A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene with superb clinical experience. Lauren enjoys working with children and has volunteered at the Educational Partnership for Instructing Children (EPIC) and Alpine Learning Group, schools for children with autism in Paramus, NJ. This experience gave her the opportunity to hone her abilities in dealing with children that have special needs. Lauren finds fulfillment in educating her patients, helping them with any hygiene questions they may have. Aside from dental hygiene, Lauren also enjoys hiking in Upstate New York.
Loretae graduated with the Degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of the East, Philippines. She worked as an Associate Dentist for couple of years until she moved to US. She started working as a Certified Dental Assistant for 10 years before going back to school to study dental hygiene. She graduated from Eastern International College with A.A.S degree in Dental Hygiene. She has x-ray license and local anesthesia license. Loreta’s attention to detail and enthusiasm to maintain high standards are truly appreciated by her patients. Aside from being a hygienist, Loreta loves watching her daughter play soccer on weekends. She spend her free time with her two kids and her husband.
Patient Care Coordinator
Stacey, CDA, RDA
Stacey is a registered dental assistant. Stacey attended the Dental Studies Institute of New Jersey. Stacey obtained her New Jersey Dental Radiology license in 2012. She is also certified in Basic Life Support and CPR.
Stacey has been Dr. Romano’s lead assistant during his implant surgeries. She has excellent knowledge of implant procedures. Her keen organizational skills are essential during surgery. Stacey loves being a dental assistant and it shows in her genuine care for the patients and in the support of the office team.
Stacey has moved into the front office position to assist in the scheduling of patients.
She is able to make the complexities of dental insurance seem simple. Having worked chair side for many years, Stacey is able to help patients fully understand their individualized treatment plans.
Stacey’s pleasant personality brings a sense of serenity to the office as she is able to put anxious or afraid patients at ease. Most of the procedures in our office are done “four-handed” with an assistant directly helping Dr. Romano. This allows state-of-the-art dentistry to be done as expeditiously as possible.
Stacey continues to grow in the field of dentistry by exceeding the required continuing education credits required by the state of NJ.
She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their two dogs.
Dental Assisting Team
Maritza, CDA, RDA
Maritza graduated top of her class from Fairfield Dental Institute in 2001. She received her dental assisting certification and x-ray license after completing board exams through DANB in 2000. She obtained her RDA license in the state of NJ in 2003. Maritza is highly trained in using the Cerec system for creating and finishing crowns. Maritza enjoys working with patients and helping people feel comfortable and at ease in the dental office. She enjoys working with children. She is a mother of one so she relates well to the young children in our practice.