We are extremely proud of our hygienists. They’re highly skilled, have a wealth of experience, and are completely committed to providing excellent patient care. They are also a big reason why our doctors win numerous top dentists awards, year after year.
Suzanne: Hygiene Operations Manager
Dental Hygiene is my passion. After graduating college I entered the dental profession as a dental assistant in 2005, and I am so proud to have gone on to become a dental hygienist. I thrive on continually educating myself about this profession so I can be a better clinician. I truly love interacting with people and take pride in offering patients a calm and thorough experience filled with compassion. Our doctors and team share a common goal of educating patients on how to achieve optimal oral health. Working in this type of environment allows me to do my best each day. When I am not practicing hygiene I enjoy fitness, entertaining family and friends, and most importantly spending time with my husband Kyle, our little baby boy Max and our doggie Walter. We are a very close knit family and love football season. Sundays are usually spent watching the Eagles game and enjoying a big Italian dinner and our homemade wine!
Carol: Registered Dental Hygienist
I started my career in 1989 and began working here four years later. I love being in an office with a family feel. Because I’m such a people person I enjoy treating patients of all ages and getting to know them and their families. I’ve made many friends over the years because of this job. It’s a great feeling to help people improve their oral health and develop a long lasting dental relationship at the same time. Our doctors are terrific. They provide the most up-to-date dental treatment in a caring and compassionate way. I am married and have two children. I’m involved in school activities and Girl Scouts and enjoy family time at the beach and in Vermont, biking, and gardening.
Linda: Registered Dental Hygienist
I started working here in 1982 shortly after starting my career in dental hygiene. I enjoy helping all of our patients achieve and maintain their dental health. There is nothing better than seeing someone realize that there’s nothing to be afraid of at our office. I love working with our doctors because they are so passionate about what they do. Excellent work is their goal all the time, which goes for our entire team. I have been married for 24 years and have a teenage boy and a Yorkie. I am active in my community and am a committee member for Troupe 15 Boy Scouts. My hobbies include cooking, reading, and driving my son to all of his sporting events and activities.
Karen: Registered Dental Hygienist
I started working with Drs. Harry, David, and Michael in 1999 after starting out in dentistry in 1975. I love working in an office that provides high quality dental care. I also enjoy meeting the patients and getting to know them personally, along with educating them on how they can maintain good oral health. I live in Mt. Laurel and have a daughter attending nursing school and a son getting his mechanical engineering degree. I’m very proud of them both.
Vanessa: Registered Dental Hygienist
Several years ago, I decided to make a big change and enter the dental field after having worked in Production in the film industry for 15 years. I wanted to change my career so that I could have a more fulfilled life by taking care of people and helping them to maintain or improve their health. I truly enjoy getting to know my patients, educating them about proper oral care, and making them feel comfortable while in our office, and in the hygiene chair. I always aim to exhibit empathy and kindness so that patients can put their trust in me and the talented and compassionate dentists at Monokian. In my free time, I enjoy do-it-yourself projects around the house, wining and dining with friends and family, warm weather bike rides and sunset walks with my dog.
Skylar: Registered Dental Hygienist
I became a hygienist in 2019. I was unsure of what path I wanted to take, but when I started hygiene school I instantly fell in love with dentistry. My favorite parts of my job are forming relationships with my patients, and helping patients understand their oral care.. When I’m not at work I love spending time with my boyfriend who I have been dating since high school, my mom, and my 2 cats. I am a cat mom to 2 Calico sisters. My boyfriend and I love fishing and walking trails in the woods in our spare time.
Jordan: Registered Dental Hygienist
I’ve been practicing Dental Hygiene for the past three years. When I became a part of the Monokian Family Dentistry team I knew I found exactly where I belonged. I take pride in providing quality care alongside of our Doctors all while helping patients stay as comfortable as possible during their visits. Overall, the relationships I build with patients everyday during their appointment is the best part of my job. I currently live in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood with my husband Danny and our very loved rescue dog Bowie. I am originally from the Jersey Shore. Although I live in the city, I still love the beach and visit family there often. I enjoy spending my free time traveling, spending time with friends and of course eating well at the great restaurants in our area.
Michele: Registered Dental Hygienist
I started my hygiene career in 1999 and have loved it ever since. I recently joined the Monokian team and know I made the best choice. Finding an office with cutting edge dentistry and the warmth of a family practice is rare. But Monokian is that place. When I am not working I love spending time entertaining my friends and family. I am a mom of three one girl and two boys. Now a Grandmom of one beautiful boy and one on the way! All who keep me busy and entertained.
Alexis: Registered Dental Hygienist
I was born and raised here in South Jersey, and attended the Dental Hygiene program at Camden County College. I graduated in 2014, and have been working in general dentistry ever since. For the first nine years of my career I worked for two dentists – sisters who had taken over their father’s practice. I love that the Monokian’s share a similar history as a multi-generational dental practice.
Our patients cross generations too; many of our longtime patients have children and grandchildren who also come to us. My goals as a dental hygienist are to continue learning about how oral health relates to overall health, and to help patients achieve and maintain a smile that they are proud of. Working closely with the doctors and team at Monokian Dentistry helps me to achieve these goals.
I currently reside in South Jersey with my husband, John, and our two sons, John Jr. and Sean. Outside of the office I enjoy reading, skiing, exercising, and the beach.
Anita: Registered Dental Hygienist
In 2016, I moved from Kosovo to the United States to pursue my education. I knew very little about oral health, but I began educating myself and later enrolled in the dental hygiene program at Community College of Philadelphia. I joined Monokian Dentistry in 2023, and I am ecstatic to have found an excellent practice that offers cutting edge dentistry, but also maintains a family feel.
Every day I strive to learn more, to get to know my patients better, and to ensure they have an exceptional dental experience. When I am not practicing hygiene, I enjoy gardening, baking, and working on home projects. I make it a priority to visit my family overseas yearly, but most importantly I love to spend time with my baby girl and husband.