Meet Our Staff


Nancy – Hygienist

Nancy

 

With extensive experience in the practice of Dental Hygiene, Nancy is not only highly skilled she is very compassionate, caring and understanding.  Her dedication to continuing education and devotion to individualized care for her patients is apparent during every visit with her.  She holds special licenses in the administration of local anesthesia and the monitoring of nitrous oxide gas.  Nancy also is the administrator of the NJ Dental Hygienist’s Study Group.  When not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family, photography and just being out doors.


Mary Ann – Certified Dental Assistant

Mary-Ann-Pacheco

 

Mary Ann has been a CDA dental assistant since 1987 and has specialized in periodontics since 2009. She started in 1987 at the Fairfield Dental Institute and Somerset Vocational School.  She is a self-starter and takes ownership of any situation no matter how complex. She is detailed and a pro at all dental procedures.  She is our Office Manager at Suburban Periodontics and Implants. What she enjoys about Dentistry is the one on one hands on communication with patients, always showing empathy and compassion towards the the patients, making them feel comfortable educating them  and letting them know what to expect reassuring them that they are in good hands.  On her spare time she loves to play music with her family. One of her talents is playing percussion instruments in her church choir.  She loves to travel and enjoys quality time with her husband, son and dog Charlie.


Suzy – Office Manager and Certified Dental Assistant

Susana-Padeiro-2017

 

Suzy started as a dental assistant while still in high school.  She quickly learned that she had a passion for caring for patients. After enhancing her dental education by assisting in different types of general and specialty dental offices, she joined Suburban Periodontics in 2017.  In her spare time, she enjoys going out dancing and spending time with her husband and family.


Shana– Dental Assistant

 

Shana entered the dental field through a 2 hour/day internship offered by her high school and she recently obtained her radiology license at the American Institute in Clifton. She has worked in General and Pediatric Dentistry, but Periodontics is her “home” now and Shana plans to get her CDA/RDA in 2022. She loves all the new patients she’s met in the office and enjoys her wonderful coworkers who push her to strive for more. When not working, Shana enjoys going out to eat and hanging out with her friends and family. She also loves her dog and shopping!


Katelin – Dental Assistant

 

Katelin Brito Headshot for website

 

Katelin is in her third year at Drexel University as a biological sciences major. She is doing a 6 month internship with us as part of her cooperative education program at her university. She is planning on attending dental school in hopes of becoming a doctor. Her passion is to make a positive impact on patients and have them leave with a smile on their face. On her free time, Katelin enjoys playing soccer and spending time with her loved ones


Katey

Katey

 

Katey is our Marketing Coordinator and handles our website and social media. She also runs Journey for Excellence (a local chapter of the Seattle Study Club), a continuing education program for about 25 dentists in our area. In her spare time, Katey likes to spend time outdoors hiking and gardening.