Meet the Staff

Cathleen Bauer

Front Desk Manager and Patient Coordinator

Cathy has lived in the North Brunswick area her entire life. She has over 22 years of experience managing a dental office. Cathy joined our team in December 2013. Our office has benefited from her managerial skills and patient service background. Cathy can help you with analyzing your insurance coverage to maximize your benefits and schedule your appointments to meet your needs. Cathy’s diligence and warm personal service skills are a complement to our office.

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Joanne von Bischoffshausen, R.D.H.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Joanne has lived in North Brunswick most of her life. She graduated from Middlesex County College with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Joanne has been a hygienist for almost forty years. She has worked in general dental and periodontal offices. Joanne brings a wealth of knowledge in ensuring her patients’ comfort while providing the best of care.

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Susan Rutkowski, R.D.H

Registered Dental Hygienist

Susan has lived in New Jersey all of her life. Susan graduated from Middlesex County College with an Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1980. Through continuing education courses, she works hard at constantly expanding her dental knowledge. Susan has worked as a dental hygienist in various practices for three decades and joined our team in 2013. She takes pride in educating patients with the latest dental information to assist them in maintaining a healthy smile. Susan has a caring and friendly personality which allows patients to feel comfortable - making for a more enjoyable dental experience.

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Stacy Lipton

Dental Assistant

Stacy was born in New Jersey. Stacy graduated from Mercer County Technical School in 2003 with a certificate in Dental Radiology. She has worked as a dental assistant since 2003. She joined our team in 2007 as a part time assistant and maintains a full time position as a dental assistant in a specialty practice in Princeton. Stacy is a warm, capable and enthusiastic assistant.

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Doreen Carbone

Front Desk Receptionist

Doreen has lived in New Jersey her entire life. She graduated from Pace University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management. After working in NYC for 15 years as a Director of Human Resources for a large Architecture/Engineering firm, she took a break in her career to raise her daughters. She joins our staff part-time as the Front Desk Receptionist. Doreen enjoys getting to know the patients and making sure they have the best experience possible beginning with a warm, friendly smile when they enter the office. She helps to facilitate the efficient running of the dental office by coordinating appointments, answering general questions and working closely with the Front Desk Manager.

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Akei Griffin, R.D.A.

Registered Dental Assistant

Akei is from New Jersey. Akei has several years of experience in dentistry working as a dental assistant since 2002. He has a background in all dental specialties and has also worked as an office manager. He graduated from Dental Search Technical School in 2007 with a certificate in Dental Radiology and became a Certified Dental Assistant in 2010. In 2011, he continued his education at the school to become a licensed Registered Dental Assistant. Akei joined our team in 2018. He is gentle with his patients and loves to see them happy and smiling!

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