Our Practice

Dr. Alyssa S. Bernstein Dr. Alyssa Bernstein graduated from Lehigh University with an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Neuroscience in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She pursued her dental studies at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey. She completed her general practice residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.

She is an active member of the American Dental Association and a past president of the Middlesex County Dental Society, where she is still an active board member. She participates in many symposiums and study groups.

Dr. Bernstein spends time educating her patients on all of the treatment options and gives every patient personal attention. She strives each day to live up to the highest standard and to treat patients like family. Dr. Bernstein lives in Asbury Park, where she enjoys running on the boardwalk and burying her feet in the sand.

Stephanie DowlingStephanie Dowling – Office Manager

Stephanie started working with Dr. Alyssa Bernstein when she opened her doors in April 2004; it was Stephanie’s senior year of college. In May 2004, Stephanie graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and part of the National Marketing Honor Society, Mu Kappa Tan. At Dr. Bernstein’s office, Stephanie helps our patients navigate insurance questions and patient treatment coordination as needed. Being a part of Dr. Bernstein’s staff has brought her a great deal of happiness, and she plans to continue to watch the practice grow and flourish. Stephanie is also the executive secretary for Middlesex County Dental Society and understands Dr. Bernstein’s strong commitment to organized dentistry and continuing education. When not at the office, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband and amazing daughter.

Kimra LubertowiczKimra Lubertowicz - Patient Coordinator

Kimra started her career by obtaining a New Jersey cosmetology license and continued to grow her nails business for many years. Coming from a career in the service industry, she understands how important it is to treat patients like family. Kimra joined the practice in 2004 and has been involved in the growth and patient retention of the practice. She is normally the first person you will speak to when calling Dr. Alyssa Bernstein’s office. She will coordinate your dental appointments and help you with any concerns or requests. In her free time, she loves spending time with her three amazing children, gardening, and spending time by the beach.

Colleen TaylorColleen M. Taylor-Farkas - R.D.H.

Colleen graduated from Middlesex County College with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She was the class vice president in 1991 and class president in her graduating year of 1992. Colleen has been practicing dental hygiene for 28 years now and hopefully another 28 to come! Colleen is rewarded by improving her patient's overall dental care and educating them on their personal dental needs. Her daily goal is to make each patient have the most positive experience. When not at the office she enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Drew, and doggie, Luna. Colleen and her family love spending time outdoors as much as possible.

Danielle RegetzDanielle Regetz - R.D.H., B.S.D.H.

Danielle began her educational studies in 1999 at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. In 2004, she received her Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences, majoring in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Danielle has had the pleasure of experiencing life on both coasts of our great country, California, on the west, and New Jersey and Virginia on the east. She enjoyed working in Virginia for four years after graduating from Old Dominion University. In 2008, Danielle joined the staff at Dr. Alyssa Bernstein’s office. She is happy to be back in her home state of New Jersey! Over the years Danielle has had the privilege of working with children, adults, and special needs patients. She has an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment and value serving each and every patient. Danielle loves her career and providing exceptional dental hygiene services.

Lori MazzarellaLori Mazzarella, R.D.H.

Lori began her dental career 37 years ago as a Dental Assistant. In 1987, she graduated from Union County College in Scotch Plains, NJ with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Lori is an active member of the Central New Jersey Dental Hygiene Study Club. In 2014, Lori joined the dental staff of Dr. Alyssa Bernstein and has enjoyed treating her patients as she would want to be treated with a gentle touch and caring conversation. Lori enjoys spending time with her husband and their wonderful children. She enjoys going to concerts and spending time at her parent’s summer home at the Jersey Shore.

Gina BaginskyGina Baginsky – Dental Assistant

Gina started her dental career in 1989 after completing courses in dental assisting and obtaining her dental x-ray license. She has had experience in multiple fields of dentistry; through the years, she has worked side by side, assisting dentists in specialties, including orthodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery. In 2005 Gina joined the practice and has contributed to the efficiency and the high standard of patient care. She is not only Dr. Bernstein’s assistant Gina is the OSHA compliance coordinator of the office going above and beyond to make sure all sterilization and OSHA standards are met. In her spare time, Gina enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 children, and her doggie Paisley.

Emily ZinnoEmily Zinno - Assistant

Emily joined our office in the winter of 2020, contributing her skills to assist Dr. Bernstein during procedures. She is the ultimate team player helping to make sure the office is running smoothly. In addition to assisting Dr. Bernstein, she lends a helping hand as needed with everything from front office duties to taking patients’ x-rays and sterilization needs. Emily graduated from Middlesex County College with an Associate Degree in 2013. She then continued her education at Central Career School, graduating with her x-ray license and certification in Dental Assisting in 2014. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, going to the beach, and crafting.

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