Meet The Smile Squad

A friendly, compassionate orthodontic team ready to care for your smile.

Introducing Our Amazing Chatham Orthodontics Team

AKA your Smile Squad!
Joanna

Front Desk

“I was born and raised in Poland. After I graduated from college, I moved to the US with my family. I chose the dental field because it positively changes people’s lives, and seeing our patients smile every day is the best part of my job.”

Education and Experience:

  • Working in the dental field for more than 10 years
  • Joined Chatham Orthodontics team in 2016
  • Received Bachelor degree in Tourism and Recreation (Sports Management focus) at the University of Economy in Bydgoszcz

What do you do outside of the office?

“I love spending time with friends and family, hiking, traveling, tennis, horseback riding, and cooking.”

Who is your hero? Why?

“My parents are my heroes. They’ve always been honest and hard-working and persevered in the face of adversity. If I ever need them, I know they will always be there for me.”

What ‘lesson from grandma’ do you still live by?

“Treat everyone the same.”

Samantha

Treatment Coordinator

“I moved to New Jersey from Kansas in the fall of 2017. Born and raised in Hutchinson, Kansas and then moved to Lawrence, Kansas to attend school at the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!). When I am not at work, I am hanging out with my boyfriend, Jon, and our Pug and French Bulldog. I stumbled upon dentistry and orthodontics as a Treatment Coordinator in Kansas. Day 1 of being in the office, I instantly knew that this is what I wanted to continue doing. There is something to be learned every day, no case is ever the same, and I really enjoy meeting all of the new patients. Being a Treatment Coordinator, it’s my goal to ensure you have a positive experience from start to finish.”

Education and Experience:

  • Started as a Treatment Coordinator in Lawrence, Kansas
  • Attended the University of Kansas

What do you do outside of the office?

“I love to travel, even more, when the dogs get to fly with us! My boyfriend and I love to hang out in the city, trying new restaurants or going to shows. I am also perfectly content just staying at home and hanging out with our fur babies.”

Who is your hero? Why?

“Bobby Flay – No explanation needed! I recently met him a few months ago.”

What’s one item on your bucket list?

“I actually have three!

  • Visit Iceland – swim in the lagoons, visit an organic tomato farm, and enjoy an Icelandic hotdog
  • Swim with the pigs in Exodus, Bahamas
  • Travel to Paris and wear a beret every day”

What’s your spirit animal?

“A sloth! Not only are they adorable, they sleep 18+ hours a day and I am a big fan of napping.”

Karyn

Orthodontic Assistant

“I grew up in Maywood, NJ and now live in Clifton with my son and daughter. I left retail to work in the medical field, worked for general dentists for years and then switched to ortho. The best part of my job is interacting with the patients, making them feel comfortable and getting to know their families.”

Education and Experience:

  • Worked for general, pediatric, and orthodontic offices
  • Graduated from Montclair State College with a BA
  • Received her CDA license and RDA in 1997

What do you do outside of the office?

“I love to cook, walk, spend time with my kids and go to their activities and sports.”

Who is your hero? Why?

“My mom. She has MS and is completely immobilized, but always has a smile for us and always a loving heart.”

What ‘lesson from mom’ do you still live by?

“Be nice, but not too nice, people will take advantage. Always be a good person.”

What flavor of ice cream would you be?

“Coffee. It’s my favorite!”

Jessica

Orthodontic Assistant

Jessica is an orthodontic assistant in our office. She is the backbone of Chatham Orthodontics, diligently working behind the scenes sterilizing instruments and working in our dental lab or assisting chairside, making sure our patient’s appointments run efficiently. She is currently working towards her CDA. In her time off, she likes to go to the movies and walk her dog Toby.

Wilson

Orthodontic Assistant

“I was born and raised in Perth Amboy, NJ, growing up in a household full of women with my mom and two sisters. In 2013, I graduated from Central Career School with a certificate in dental assisting and obtained my radiology license. I’ve been working in orthodontics ever since. The best part of my job is interacting with patients, and seeing the smiles on children’s faces when they get their braces off.”

Education and Experience:

  • Has been an orthodontic assistant for over 4 years
  • Graduated from Central Career School
  • Radiology license
  • Received his CDA license
  • CPR certification
  • HIPAA Certification
  • Safety Orientation Certification

What do you do outside of the office?

“I love to play baseball and basketball. I enjoy hiking and long walks down the Jersey Shore.”

Who is your hero? Why?

“My hero would have to be my mother. She raised three great children while going to school and working full time. She is truly my rock.”

What’s one item on your bucket list?

“I would love to skydive one day. To me, it feels like an adventure I would never forget.”

What’s your spirit animal?

“My spirit animal would have to be a lion because I always like to be the leader of my pack.”

You'll Love This Smile Team

Handpicked by Dr. Barbara Fodero!
Kids Love Us
Parents Love Us
Top-Notch Skills
Upbeat, Positive Attitude

Dr. Fodero is awesome! Never a long wait (if at all), always organized, and a calm, peaceful professional office. It shows in her staff who are highly trained and long-term employees. Both of our daughters go and so do I! Highly recommend.

Kim L., Actual Chatham Orthodontics Patient

  • The Chatham Orthodontics team - AKA Smile Squad
  • Waiting room at Chatham Orthodontics
  • Chatham Orthodontics waiting room with their logo
  • Photos of Dr. Fodero's orthodontics' certificate
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