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While our dentists and dental specialists work hard to provide you exceptional treatments, it’s important to recognize the team members that keep the practice running smoothly and provide help to patients who are in need when we’re busy. Our hygienists, support staff, dental assistants and financing experts keep the office as productive and effective as possible. Take a moment to get to know them better; they can’t wait to meet and begin serving you high quality care!

Shawnmarie, Scheduling Coordinator

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A Bristol, PA native, Shawnmarie has forty years of experience in the dental field, twenty of which have been proudly spent at Perfect Smiles of Bensalem. She is a people person who loves working alongside her fellow staff and meeting the wonderful Perfect Smiles patients that come in each day. In her downtime, Shawnmarie loves picking up a good book; she also spent several years keeping time and scoring for Indy-Car racing. Most importantly, she enjoys spending time with her mother and 27-year-old daughter Serena.

Kathy, Scheduling Coordinator

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A Philadelphia native, Kathy brings 43 years of experience in the dental field to Perfect Smiles of Bensalem. She loves interacting with her co-workers and helping patients with all of their treatment and insurance questions, and prides herself on using her listening skills to turn negatives into positives. Kathy attended Delaware Valley Academy for Dental Assisting and is both X-Ray and CPR-certified. She is married and has one daughter and four beautiful grandchildren that are all part of a large extended family. In her free time, Kathy loves going to the beach, boating, socializing with friends and doing anything that involves spending time with her grandkids

Tanya, Dental Hygienist

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Tanya is a Pennsylvanian through and through. She was born in Plains, went to high school in Wiles-Barre, and finished her dental education at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke. She comes from a large northeast Pennsylvania family and currently resides in Bucks County with her husband and their 8-year-old golden retriever. At Perfect Smiles of Bensalem, Tanya loves that she gets to meet new people every day. Her passion has led to a 12-year career in dentistry that includes earning a Local Anesthesia License. Outside of the office, Tanya enjoys crafting with her Cricut and spending time with friends and family and loves all things Harry Potter-related. She is also extremely passionate about animal rescue and shows her support by attending any charitable event she can.

Stacy, Registered Dental Hygienist

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During her 22-year career in the dental field – 18 of which have been spent at Perfect Smiles of Bensalem – Stacy has developed an amazing ability to care for patients and make them feel at home. After attending George Washington High School, she continued her education at Community College of Philadelphia, becoming a proud Registered Dental Hygienist. She has also accumulated both X-Ray and CPR certifications during her career. Stacy is happily married with one beautiful daughter and one CRAZY dog. Outside of the office, her interests include kickboxing and tattoos, the proudest of which is her flowered sleeve.

Amy, Expanded Function Dental Assistant

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Amy grew up in Fairless Hills, PA, attending Harry S. Truman High School and later going to Harcum College to become an Expanded Function Dental Assistant. Since then, she has accumulated 13 years of experience in the dental field and above all else loves the opportunity to help patients feel as comfortable and confident as possible. Amy has been partnered with her girlfriend, Bridget, for 8 years; they rescued their adorable shih tzu Bella 7 years ago and bought a home together in Levittown a year later. In her off-time from Perfect Smiles, she enjoys bartending as another way of getting to know new people and was once the lead singer of a band.

Donna, Dental Assistant

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Donna is a proud Philadelphian and attended Frankford High School. Following that, she studied dentistry at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, and has since been a dental professional for 23 years, earning a CPR certification along the way. Donna loves getting to be around people every day and is as personable as they come. She has three wonderful children as well as two grandchildren and enjoys gardening and playing with her grandkids every chance she gets.

Michele, Dental Assistant

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Another born-and-raised Philadelphian, Michele is just shy of the decade mark with nine years of dental experience. She went to high school at George Washington, continuing her education at Community College of Philadelphia and finishing at Delaware Valley Academy for Dental Assisting. Her passion for helping people and being part of a caring team has made dentistry a perfect match for Michele. She strives every day to ensure Perfect Smiles’ patients’ comfort, making sure they are informed through every step of their appointment all the way through to home care. Michele has both a cat and a dog at home and is beyond proud of her son who is in college to become a history teacher. She loves to crochet, spend time with friends and family, listen to music of almost any kind and watch movies. She is also passionate about Interior Design and is doing her best to learn Spanish (for a second time!)

Maxine, Sterilization Assistant

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As one of our newest team members, Maxine loves seeing patients walk out of our office with a healthy smile after having a wonderful experience with our team. She takes pride knowing that she contributes to that! She is currently enrolled in the Dental Assisting program at Bucks Country Community College in Newtown and is OSHA and CPR certified.

Outside of dentistry, Maxine is interested in the fine arts. Other than spending time with her supportive family, she enjoys painting, sculpting, fashion, and photography, as well as cooking new recipes. If you give her a mystery or a puzzle, she can’t turn it down!

Maria, Dental Assistant

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While born in Philadelphia, Maria comes from a family rich in heritage, including parents who were both born in Puerto Rico. She has a wonderful mother who she speaks with on a daily basis, to go along with six brothers and sisters, three children of her own, Ashley, Martin and Anjelika, and a stepson Sergio through her marriage to her loving husband Zeren that is going on its ninth year. Maria earned her dental education at Delaware Valley and has used her knowledge to establish a career that already includes thirteen years of experience. Her favorite parts of her job make her a perfect fit at Perfect Smiles: doing whatever it takes to help patients and being a part of an awesome collaborative team. In her free time, Maria loves finding new recipes to cook, as well as playing any type of game possible with her family.

Shannon, Insurance Specialist

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For twenty years, Shannon has been helping patients understand the ever-confusing world of insurance. From learning about the benefits your plan provides to breaking down the costs associated with treatments, Shannon is the perfect resource for any insurance question you may have, no matter how specific or broad. One could say that the dental industry has always been in her blood; Shannon was constantly in the dental office as a child because of her mother’s job as a dental hygienist, and thus has always had a fascination with teeth. Growing up in Roxborough, PA, Shannon attended Roxborough High School. While there, she met her husband Jim and the high school sweethearts have been happily married for 17 years. Shannon is a proud mother of 2 children, which includes her son James who is 19 and daughter Lauren who is 14, to go along with her multiple furry babies whom she also adores. In her downtime, Shannon loves spending time outdoors and is a force to be reckoned with when she has a Bingo dauber in her hand.