Meet The Team

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Dr. Erica Van Pelt

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Dr. Erica Van Pelt joined our DAMS family in 2019. She grew up in Burlington County, NJ and earned her Bachelor’s degree at Bucknell University in 2010, double majoring in Biological Sciences and Classical Studies. After two years of working in medical research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Van Pelt decided to pursue a career in dentistry. She completed dental school at New York University College of Dentistry in 2017, receiving honors in fixed and removable prosthodontics. Upon graduation, Dr. Van Pelt completed a general practice residency at Monmouth Medical Center, allowing her to work with the area’s top specialists and gain in-depth experience in all areas of general dentistry.  Since graduating, she has shared her warm, personable approach to dentistry with her patients while maintaining the supportive and caring atmosphere they have grown to know and love.

Dr. Van Pelt is a member of several prestigious organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Seattle Study Club and SPEAR continuing education.

Currently a South Jersey resident, Dr. Van Pelt is an avid Eagles and Phillies fan. She enjoys hiking, spinning, reading and spending time with her family.

Hygiene

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Amanda

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Amanda joined our family in 2018. In 2013, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Burlington County College Dental Hygiene Program. She has a passion for educating patients to achieve & maintain optimal oral health. Amanda is a Combat Veteran who served in the U.S Army. She resides in Riverside with her teenage daughter and enjoys reading, educating herself on various topics, and spending time with friends & family.

Cindy

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Cindy is a dental hygienist in NJ and PA. She has an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene and Associate of Business Administration from Rowan College of Burlington County. She is also CPR certified.  Cindy grew up in Pennsauken with her four siblings and parents. When Cindy is not working, she is either traveling the world or spending time with her family.

Megan

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Megan is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated in 2009 with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Rowan College at Burlington County. She also has her certification in Local Anesthesia Administration. She brings her experience and wisdom to work everyday. She cares for everyone and puts her heart into every patient she handles. Megan and her husband Matthew live in Maple Shade with their 2 children and fur babies. When she is not working on your oral health care needs she is very involved in her children’s lives and enjoys weekends away at their family Pocono house.

Jen

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Jen is our Financial Coordinator. She started in the dental field in 2011 and has been with our office since 2016. She works closely with patients to help them understand their insurance benefits and is the go-to person to answer any account related questions. Her top priority is helping patients utilize their insurance to the fullest and keeping everyone on track with their dental health. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.

Marissa

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Marissa is our Scheduling Coordinator and Dental Assistant. If she’s not greeting you when you walk through DAMS doors, she is working chair side with the Doctors through your dental treatment. Marissa has been a Dental Assistant since 2013 and prides herself in creating a wonderful experience for patients. Her goal is to make sure your appointment’s are accommodating, that you know exactly what treatment is being done, and to make sure you are comfortable throughout your entire experience at DAMS. Marissa is family oriented and enjoys quality time at home with her 3 children, Derrick, Lailani, and Ma’Kai. She also enjoys cooking, dancing, and reading.

Sania

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Sania is a dental Assistant in NJ. She has a Bachelors in dentistry from India and she has exploring dental sciences as an assistant in the states since 2017. Sania is really passionate about her work and her top priority is to make sure that patients have a comfortable experience throughout their treatment at Dental Associates of Maple Shade. She is married and lives with her husband in Maple Shade and loves to cook and go out hiking.

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