We recognize that all of our young patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your child to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Judy Pepitone

Administrative Assistant & Financial Coordinator

Judy has more than 20 years of experience in the medical/ dental fields and been with the practice over seven 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.

Judy 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 more than 20 years. She has been a hygienist for 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.

Diane 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 ten years. She has been a hygienist for more than 30 years, 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 and college students. She also represents the office by performing dental magic shows at various schools for Dental Health Month.

Sue has four children. When not working, she can be found running on the seaside boardwalk.

Tammy Pedersen, AS, RDH


Tammy has been a hygienist for more than 30 years, most of which she’s spent in pediatrics. She earned her AS from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Tammy has been with our practice for almost 20 years. If you ever wanted to know what season it is, just look a Tammy and her fun accessories and you’ll know!

Tammy is very involved with her church and enjoys visits to the beach and NYC. She 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 than 25 years, previously worked in Saudi Arabia for four 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.

Louise is married and has two sons. Pithy Scottish sayings are her forte.

Karen Dunleavy, CDA, RDA

Karen has been with our practice for three years. She has been a dental assistant for more than 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 oversees the maintenance of our equipment.

Karen is married with a son and daughter, and three very adorable grandchildren with whom she loves spending lots of time.


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