Judit Kristiansen, R.D.H., Dental Hygienist
Judit has been part of Dr. Howard’s team for 10 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 17 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.
Regina Heater, Office Coordinator
Regina joined Dr. Howard’s team in 2009. Regina’s expertise is navigating dental insurance benefits and working with patients so they are able to get the treatment they need within their dental budget. She has a special affinity for patients who have dental anxiety.
Away from 101 Madison Ave, you’ll probably find her watching sports, listening to podcasts or sitting in the sun. She has a minor obsession with The Great British Baking Show and loves a brownie made from scratch.