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105 Berkeley Avenue, Ocean, New Jersey 07712
PH: 732-774-7008 Email: info@beachsidepediatricdentistry.com

Welcome to the pediatric dental practice of Madeline M. Badalaty, DMD.

Our office provides specialized dentistry for children and adolescents in a warm, caring and "child-friendly" environment. As pediatric dentists, our 2-3 years of additional training after dental school has prepared us for the unique dental needs of each child we serve. We focus on preventive care to help each child grow a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Our office serves infants, children, teens and children with special health care needs in Ocean, NJ.

Meet Our Team

Madeline Badalaty, BS, DMD, Diplomate APD

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 chair of the Department of Dentistry at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. She is also on the 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 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.


Dr. Jenan Agnihotri, BS, DMD

“I believe in treating every child as if they were my own family.” This has been the treatment belief of Dr. Agnihotri since she has started practicing dentistry. Graduating from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2005, Dr. Agnihotri practiced as a General Dentist in Manhattan for seven years, before returning to residency to pursue her original passion of Pediatric Dentistry. After two years at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Agnihotri has returned to her home of New Jersey to practice. Seeing children grow up with a nice, smile, and a healthy mouth is one of the most rewarding things about being a Pediatric Dentist. In her personal time, Dr. Agnihotri enjoys traveling with her husband, cooking, reading, and playing with her dog, Scrappy.


Our Staff

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. She 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 Master’s 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.

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.

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 than 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.

Kathryn Farmer

Dental Assistant/ Social Media Director

Prior joining our team, Katie went to school for dental assisting at, Advantage Career Institute. She has been a certified babysitter for 9+ years. She has 3 nieces whom she adores and spends lots of time with. In her personal time, Katie enjoys spending time with family and friends, going for hikes, traveling, and reading.

Patricia Bock

Front Desk

Prior to joining our team, Patty worked in the Dental field for 20+ years. Patty is married and has two daughters and one son. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and taking walks on the beach.

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