Congratulations, Dr. Madeline Badalaty, for making Chair of the Department of Dentistry at Monmouth Medical Center!
BS, DMD, FAAPD:
Dr. Badalaty has been providing excellent pediatric dental care since 1988. A graduate from Mater Dei High School, Middletown, she pursued her undergraduate studies at the University of Scranton, majoring in biology
Following college, Dr. Madeline worked as medical technician at Monmouth Medical Center and spent her vacations traveling the word. She then attended University of Medicine and Dentistry, NJ, obtaining her dental degree. Upon graduation, she was honored by receiving the American Society of Pediatric Dentistry Awarded for outstanding proficiency in pediatric dentistry.
A one year general practice residency followed at Monmouth Medical Center, focusing on all aspects of dentistry. Realizing her love of pediatric dentistry, she decided to return to UMDNJ to pursue her postdoctoral specialty certification in Pediatric Dentistry, graduating 1988.
Dr. Badalaty is currently Chairman of Regional Cleft Palate Team and Section Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at Monmouth Medical Center. She has served as an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at UMDNJ. Board certified, she is a diplomat and fellow of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
In addition to her professional affiliations, Dr. Badalaty is very active in her local community, school organizations and church. Dr. Madeline, AKA Mrs. Ehret, is married and has a son and daughter.
Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Jersey Dental Association
Monmouth Ocean County Dental Association
New Jersey Pediatric Dental Association
Judy Pepitone, Administrative Assistant & Financial Coordinator:
Judy has over 20 years in the Medical/ Dental Fields and been with the practice over 7 years. Judy has a heart of gold, and children and animals are her love. Her communicative skill with children and parents alike are excellent and is wonderful at putting them at ease. She has two children and a baby granddaughter who she loves spending as much time with as she can.
Diane Gerwer, BS, RDH:
Diane has been with our practice for over 20 years. Has been a hygienist for over 30 years with 26 years of pediatric experience. She earned her BS from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Diane’s patience and skills with young and special needs children is very special. Her ability to bring the FUN to dentistry is unrivaled. She is married, has a daughter and is a heck of an amateur interior designer.
Susan Disoteo, BS, MS, RDH:
Sue has been with the practice for almost 10 years. She has been a hygienist for over 30 years; she has earned her Masters Degree in Health Science and is a faculty member at Middlesex County College. Sue is excellent in relating with our high school, college students. She also represents the office by performing dental magic shows at various schools for Dental Health Month. Sue has 4 children and when not working she can be found running on the seaside boardwalk.
Tammy Pedersen, AS, RDH:
Tammy has been a hygienist for over 30 years with more than 30 years of pediatric experience. She earned her AS from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Tammy has been with our practice for over 19 years. If you ever wanted to know what season it is, just look a Tammy and her fun accessories and you’ll know. She is very involved with her church and enjoys visits to the beach and NYC. Tammy has two daughters.
Louise Smith, RDSA, RDA, CDA:
Louise has been with our practice for more than 14 years. She has been a dental assistant for over 25 years with more than 20 years of pediatric and 18 years of oral and maxillofacial surgery experience. She graduated from high school in Glasgow, Scotland and earned her Registered Dental Surgery Assistant qualifications from the UK and her Certified Dental and Registered Dental Assistant qualifications from the US. She has been in the US for more then 25 years, previously worked in Saudi Arabia for 4 years and has traveled extensively. She oversees the scheduling of the clinical staff and is the motivator of the office. She is well versed in all aspects of pediatric dentistry. Pithy Scottish sayings are her forte. Louise is married and has two sons.
Karen Dunleavy, CDA, RDA:
Karen has been with our practice for 3 years. Karen has been a dental assistant for over 30 years with 25 years spent in pediatric dentistry at UMDNJ Newark. She graduated from St. Cecilia’s High School in Kearny, New Jersey and is experienced in many of the dental specialties. She is our OSHA specialist and also oversees the maintenance of our equipment. Karen is married with a son and daughter and three very adorable grandchildren whom she loves spending lots of time with.
Quinn Kowal- Dental Assistant/ Social Media Director:
Quinn has been in the dental field for more than 2 years. She studied at both Monmouth Vocational School and Dental Assisting Services for dental assisting. She also worked at The Goddard School in the baby and toddler room. When she is not at work, Quinn enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Wendy Macksey- Front Desk:
Prior to joining our team, Wendy worked at a major dental insurer for 12 years. She has worked in customer service for 20 plus years. Wendy has 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren whom she adores. On weekends she enjoys visiting flea markets and yard sales.
Nicole Manisa, RDH:
Nicole has been in the dental field for 16 years. Nicole started as a dental assistant and then decided to enroll in hygiene school in 2005. She graduated in 2007 and was vice president of SADHA. Nicole has experience in both general and pediatrics and enjoys working in the field. On Nicole's free time she enjoys spending time with her two sons Andrew, Joseph and husband Dan.