Born in Staten Island, Dr. Melissa earned her degree in Biology from Long Island University. After a year spreading her wings in the city, she returned to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) where she earned her DMD in 2002. Her next career steps took her to Staten Island University to complete her GPR in Dentistry.
Dr. Melissa continued to master her craft as an associate dentist, and in 2008, co-opened the Family
Smile Center in Milford, PA. She made Milford home for many years before moving to the
neighboring town of Matamoras.
As a general dentist, she saw the impact of early dental experiences and their outcomes later in
life. She wanted to help patients get a fresh start and perspective. She moved beyond her
practice in 2021, and joined us in 2022. Like us, she wants to grow healthy smiles and plant
positive experiences for our patients that serve them throughout their lifetimes.
Outside of work, Dr. Melissa’s passions are her family, including her tween daughter and her
husband, and making sure she makes time for everyone. She lives to learn, and is on a journey
of self-discovery, caring for and centering herself through yoga, meditation, and Reiki.
Dr. Melissa is a gentle spirit, who finds great joy in caring for our patients and their dental
needs. Service is her calling, and she always answers with compassion, a calm demeanor, and