Meet the Team

The administrative and surgical personnel of West Jersey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, PC are highly experienced in outpatient surgical care and anesthesia care. Their mission is to provide a superior level of customer service so that your experience at West Jersey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, PC is the best possible. The staff are well-versed in insurance and financial policies and follow a strict infection control protocol. All of the administrative and surgical staff members are certified in basic life support (CPR).

PRACTICE MANAGER

Jody Reed, R.D.A., joined the practice in 1997.  She is knowledgeable concerning the many aspects of dentistry.  In addition to overseeing the staff and the operational aspects of the practice, Jody is also the Dental Implant/Treatment Coordinator which allows her to serve as a liaison between the patient, referring dentist and Dr. Sansevere.  She has her NJ Dental X-ray License, her Nitrous Oxide Certificate, and the Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification.  Jody is a Registered Dental Assistant, is an allied staff member of the AAOMS, and maintains OSHA updates and training.

SURGICAL ASSISTANTS

Ashley Bullman, C.D.A., joined the practice in 2013.  She has her NJ Dental X-ray License, and is a Certified Dental Assistant.  She is responsible for processing and managing oral pathology.  Ashley also coordinates out-patient surgeries at the Hunterdon Medical Center and the Hunterdon Center for Surgery.  In addition, Ashley maintains HIPAA updates and training.  Currently she is working towards becoming a Registered Dental Assistant and the Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification.

Heather Pershyn, D.A., joined the practice in 2015 and has worked in the dental field since 1990, bringing periodontic knowledge and experience.  She is responsible for inventory and the purchasing of dental supplies for the office serving as a liaison between the practice and sales representatives.  Heather has her NJ Dental X-ray License, and is a Dental Assistant.  She is currently working towards the Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification.

Kayla Given, D.A., joined the practice in 2015.  She is a surgical assistant and has her NJ X-ray License.  Kayla is responsible for processing dental lab work in the office.  In addition, she oversees the information technology and is the liaison with our computer hardware / software companies.  She is working towards becoming a Registered Dental Assistant. 

Hannah Naugle, D.A., joined the practice in 2016 as a surgical assistant.  She has her Dental X-ray License and has had previous experience in oral surgery.  She coordinates the monthly maintenance and biological testing of sterilization equipment.  Hannah also maintains the inventory of surgical instruments.  She is working towards becoming a Registered Dental Assistant and the Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification.

Kristin Kanyuck, D.A., joined the practice in 2017 as a surgical assistant and has been working in the dental field for five years.  Kristin is responsible for the calibration of the iCAT scan machine.  She is working towards becoming a Registered Dental Assistant and the Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification.

INSURANCE/FINANCIAL COORDINATOR

Kelly Strauss joined the practice in 1997, and has been involved in the Hunterdon County dental community since 1984.  Kelly is an allied staff member of the AAOMS and holds a certificate in advanced Medical/Dental Coding for oral surgery.  She brings many years of experience in handling the various aspects of dental and medical insurance.  Kelly is dedicated to maximizing your insurance benefits and is available to answer your questions concerning insurance.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Mary Passione joined the practice in 2005 as an administrative assistant.  Mary maintains the practice website and is responsible for keeping all office documents up to date.  She manages inventory and the purchasing of office supplies for the practice.  In addition, Mary provides support for the front office and assists the coordinator with billing and insurance verification.

Kylene Emodi joined the practice in 2015 as an administrative assistant.  She has been working in the dental field for three years.  Kylene serves as the Schedule Coordinator.  She also manages the patient recall system to ensure that follow-up care is maintained. She manages office email and oversees the daily setup of the front office.

Maria Otero joined the practice in 2016 as an administrative assistant.  She brings several years’ experience in administrative and clinical practice.  She communicates with referring dentists to ensure the office receives pertinent patient information prior to their visit.  She assists in managing the office email.