Judit Kristiansen R.D.H., Dental Hygienist
Judit has been part of Dr. Howard’s team for 13 years. She graduated with a degree in dental hygiene from Bergen Community College in 2007. Thorough and friendly, she enjoys getting to know the patients by listening to their stories and concerns so that she can provide the best individualized care for them. Committed to professional growth, Judit can often be found researching products and techniques to help patients improve their dental health.
When she is not in the dental office, she spends time with her husband and two young boys. They enjoy spending time with friends and family, going to the beach, hiking and attending the kids’ sports activities.
Michelle Rodrigues, Dental Assistant
Michelle has worked with Dr. Howard for 20 years as both our Hygiene Coordinator and as a Chairside Assistant. Certified in dental radiography and infection control, Michelle is also fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. She is especially good at walking patients through what they can expect during their appointment and helping them be at ease with treatment. Michelle loves learning about her patients and what they’ve been up to since their last visit.
Outside the office, Michelle can usually be found catering, spending time with her family, and enjoying the shore.
Jolene Witherel, Front Desk Coordinator
Anna Ata R.D.H, Dental Hygienist
Anna joined the team in 2013. She received her biochemistry degree from Cook College before pursuing a degree in dental hygiene from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Anna is compassionate by nature and treats each person based on their individual needs and desires and anxieties. She feels accomplished when she can make a person with a previous negative experience in dentistry feel comfortable in the dental chair. She takes preventive care and patient education very seriously.
Anna is fluent in English and Polish. Children love her and can't wait to sit in her chair! In her spare time, Anna loves to travel with her husband and two daughters.
Julia Braido R.D.H., Dental Hygienist