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Meet the Staff

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

 

Vivian

Vivian

Office Manager

I have been working for the practice since 1982, and have 32 years of experience in the orthodontic field. My day consists of greeting our patients, scheduling appointments, educating our patients and parents on treatment options, and discussing customized payment plans. Our knowledgeable and experienced team takes the time to get to know our patients on a personal level, which is one of the qualities about this office that I value the most. Not only do I love building relationships with our patients and their families but I am also fortunate to work with two doctors who are passionate about what they do. Dr. Peterman is truly a perfectionist. Over the years, I have watched our office evolve into what it is today and could not be happier. Dr. Peterman has brought digital technology and the most current treatment options possible to give our patients a choice of which treatment best fits their lifestyle. Not everyone can say that they have an awesome job and love what they do, but I am proud to say that I am one of the lucky ones!

 


 

Cindy

Financial Administrator

Before joining the amazing team at Somerset Orthodontic Specialists in 2016, I was a medical assistant for a fast paced pediatrician office. After over fifty years of taking  care of patients and their families, the doctor retired.  After twenty six years of working in the same practice, it was time for me to move on.

When I first came to Somerset Orthodontic Specialists, it  was a new and different experience for me.  The dental field was very uncommon to me, but Dr Peterman and the whole staff were very patient and great teachers.  The best part of working here is I'm still able to build new relationships with many wonderful patients and their families.

I am in charge of all the financial related tasks in the office.  I will verify and submit all your insurance claims.  I also will help with all the front desk duties.  Working with Dr Peterman and the staff is so rewarding.  Everyone works hard and are perfectionists in creating beautiful smiles!  I'm glad I have found my place here hopefully  for the next twenty six years!!

When I am not working, I love to spend time with my four children, family and friends.  My favorite time of the year is summer where I spend all of my off time at my pool or at the beach with a good book.

 


 

 

Karen

Front Office Administrator

I will always be found working at the front desk at Somerset Orthodontic Specialists. My favorite part of my job is getting to know each and every patient that enters our office. I love building relationships with our families. My focus at our warm and friendly office is to ensure that every patient experience is positive. It is important that all of Dr. Peterman's patients are smiling from the moment they walk through the door until the moment they leave.

When I am not at work I love spending time with my husband, my three children, and my dog Coco.I enjoy going to concerts, traveling, photography, reading, and my all time favorite...going to the beach.

 


 

Mindy

Orthodontic Assistant

I am responsible for all clinical activities in the office, including making retainers, taking x-rays, and making sure our patients are having a great experience. I have a dental radiology license, and continue to learn the most up to date advances in dental technology as Dr. Peterman introduces them into our office. Our office is a fantastic place to work.  We are always having a great time; with our patients and each other. Above all, I love seeing the amazing results the doctors accomplish everyday.

 


 

Alyssa

Alyssa

Orthodontic Assistant

I started working at the practice in 2015. A typical day for me includes answering the phones, scheduling appointments, updating our social media platforms, answering any questions that patients may have, and making sure the day goes by smoothly. My favorite part of my job is seeing the progress our patients are making because I personally went through five years of braces and jaw surgery. I know the importance of seeing the changes throughout your treatment and how it makes you feel so excited.  I love working for the practice because everyone feels like family and we strive to make the process of orthodontics fun and exciting.

I currently live with my boyfriend and our two cats, Lil and Phil. When I’m not working I love to be outdoors, find new hiking trails, and try new recipes.

 


 

Jenn

Orthodontic Assistant

I am a dental hygienist that grew up in a dental family. My dad is a retired dentist and one of my three sisters is also a hygienist.  After taking time off to raise and spend time with my two daughters, Celia and Jillian, I decided to re-enter the work force, but  knew I wanted to mix things up!  That's when I decided to pursue a career in Orthodontics.  It was different than general dentistry and exciting.  This path led me to Dr. Peterman's fast paced, innovative practice that definitely challenged me and got me excited about dentistry once again! We work on patients of all ages and I have felt my role as a hygienist/educator has been useful and helpful in maintaining good oral hygiene during treatment. My family and I enjoy life on a small farm raising chickens, a pet duck "Melvin" & of course my giant Newfoundland dog "Wes".

 

 


 

Cassey

Orthodontic Assistant

I have been a dental assistant for over 4 years. During my time in general dentistry I have always had an interest in orthodontics. Dr. Peterman has given me an opportunity to expand my career and learn about one of the most rewarding specialities in dentisry. After having my own orthodontic treatment, being able to see the progress and transformation in each smile everyday is quite rewarding.

When I'm not at work, I spend most of my time going on adventures with my boyfriend and dog Boe. In the summer I am out on our boat in Barnegat Bay with my best friends.

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