Dental Hygienists


Kay, BS, RDH

Kay  L., B.S., R.D.H., has been a dental hygienist with Dr. Romano since 1996.

She was instrumental in developing the office’s Hygiene Maintenance Program and New Patient Experience. A graduate of Union College/Union County Technical Institute’s Dental Hygiene program, Kay has over 30 years experience in the field of dentistry.

Kay was awarded highest academic achievement honors in the Allied Health Services Department when she received her Bachelor of Science from Montclair State University

Kay has worked in dental specialty practices, such as periodontics and prosthodontics, and is able to incorporate her past experience into our practice. In addition to her clinical experience, she was a faculty member at UMDNJ–NJ Dental School for five years as a clinical instructor in the Dental Hygiene program. A member of the American Dental Hygienist Association (ADHA) , Kay continues to keep her current self in the field of dentistry. She has taken classes in root planing and curettage, emergency medicine, infection control, nitrous oxide sedation monitoring and local anesthesia administration. Kay continues to grow in the field of dentistry by exceeding the required continuing education credits required by the state of NJ.

Because commitment to the community is an important part of our office, Kay developed the office’s Oral Cancer Screening Day, a service that provides free oral cancer exams and information about risk factors and prevention to the community. In addition, she encouraged the office to become involved with the Madison High School Educational Foundation Annual 5K Run/ Walk and has participated in the walk for the past three years. She received medals in her age category for the past two! Kay also volunteers each year in helping Dr. Romano and the team with the “Give Kids A Smile” program. Dr. Romano opens the doors of his private practice to participate in the Give Kids A Smile program held each February in his office in Madison NJ.

Kay and her husband have two sons who live in Chatham and Vermont.