Congratulations, Dr. Madeline Badalaty, for making Chair of the Department of Dentistry at Monmouth Medical Center!
Dr. Badalaty has been
providing excellent pediatric dental care since 1988. A graduate from Mater Dei
High School, Middletown, she pursued her undergraduate studies at the University
of Scranton, majoring in biology.
Following college, Dr. Madeline worked as a medical technician at Monmouth
Medical Center and spent her vacations traveling the world. She then attended
University of Medicine and Dentistry, NJ, obtaining her dental degree. Upon
graduation, she was honored by receiving the American Society of Pediatric
Dentistry Award for outstanding proficiency in pediatric dentistry.
A one year general practice residency then followed at MMC, focusing on all
aspects of dentistry. Realizing her love of pediatric dentistry, she decided to
return to UMDNJ to pursue her postdoctoral specialty certification in Pediatric
Dentistry, graduating in 1988.
Dr. Badalaty is currently Chief of Pediatric Dentistry, a member of the Regional
Cleft Palate Team and a member of the Dental Advisory Board, all Monmouth
Medical Center. She has served as an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
In addition to her professional affiliations, Dr. Badalaty is very active in her
local community, school organizations and church. Dr. Madeline, AKA Mrs. Ehret,
is married and has a son and daughter.
Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Jersey Dental Association
Society of Dentistry for Children
Dr. Michelle Ziegler, DMD:
thrilled with the addition of Dr, Ziegler to our practice. Dr. Ziegler joined the
practice in the fall of 2007. She is a general dentist that treats patients of
all ages and adults with special needs. She brings her expertise and talent to
the office by appointment. She currently serves as the full time Director of
the General Practice Residency Program at Monmouth Medical Center, a position
she has held since 2001.
Dr. Ziegler graduated from New York University College of Dentistry. Her
undergraduate training includes a BS from Columbia University and an AS in
Dental Hygiene from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Ziegler’s postgraduate training includes a two year General Practice
Residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY where she served as Chief
her PGY2 year.
Dr. Ziegler, AKA
Mrs. Farley, was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in
Monmouth county with her husband and three children.
American Dental Association
American Dental Education Association
American Association of Hospital Dentistry
Alaina Bieniasz, Office Manager:
with Dr. Badalaty for more than 12 years. She started as a high school student
and is now our office manager! Alaina is the glue that keeps the team
together. Efficiency is her middle name. She manages the staff and accounts
with ease, making the difficult look easy. A Disney aficionado, she is married
and has one beautiful daughter.
Judy Romano, Administrative Assistant:
20 years in the medical/dental field. She is the insurance processing and
hospital coordinator. Judy has a heart of gold and is the Doctor Doolittle of
the office. Children and animals are her love. Her communicative skills with
parents are excellent and she is wonderful at putting them at ease. She is
married, has a son and daughter and also sells real estate.
Zani, Front Desk:
Has recently joined our team. She works at the front desk and
keeps our recall system running smoothly. Lisa graduated from Middletown South.
She enjoys going to the movies and taking long walks with her new puppy.
Diane Gerwer, AAS, BS, RDH:
a hygienist for over 25 years with 21 years of pediatric experience. She earned
her BS from University of Bridgeport , Connecticut . She has been with our
practice for over 15 years. Diane‘s patience and skill with the young and
special needs children is very special. Her ability to bring FUN to dentistry is
unrivaled. She is married, has a daughter and is a heck of an amateur interior
Susan Disoteo, MS, RDH:
a hygienist for over 25 years experience. She earned her BS from UMDNJ, where
she is currently a faculty member teaching dental hygiene. She has earned her
Master’s Degree in Health Science and has been with the practice for more than 4
years. Sue is excellent in relating with our high school and college students.
She also represents the office by performing dental magic shows at various
schools for Dental Health Month. Sue has 4 grown children and when not working
she can be found running on the seaside boardwalk.
Tammy Jelling, AAS, RDH:
a hygienist for over 26 year with more than 20 years of pediatric experience.
She earned her AA from Farleigh Dickenson University. Tammy has been with the
practice for over 14 years. If you ever want to know what season it is, just
look at Tammy and her accessories. She is very involved in her church and enjoys
visits to the beach and NYC. Tammy is married and has two lovely girls.
Martin, CDA, RDA:
a dental assistant for over 25 years with more than 12 years of pediatric and 18
years of orthodontic experience. She graduated from Bloomfield High School and
has her Certified Dental and Registered Dental Assistant qualifications. She
has been with the practice for over 12 years.
does product procurement for the practice and is the office event planner. Rina
is married and has a son and daughter.
Louise Smith, RDSA, RDA, CDA:
Has been a dental assistant for over 25 years with more than 16 years of
pediatric and 18 years of oral and maxillofacial surgery experience. Louise
has been with our practice for more than 8 years. She graduated from high
school in Glasgow , Scotland and earned her Registered Dental Surgery Assistant
qualifications from the UK and her Certified Dental and Registered Dental
Assistant qualifications from the US . She has been in the US for more than 18
years, previously worked in Saudi Arabia for 4 years and has traveled
extensively. She oversees the
scheduling of the clinical staff and is the motivator of the office. She is
well versed in all aspects of pediatric dentistry. Pithy Scottish sayings are
her forte. Louise is married and has two sons.
Felicia Mirante, DA:
Has been a dental assistant for more than 5 years and has been
with this practice for more than 4 years. She left her banking career to pursue
a career in dentistry. She graduated from Keyport High School and is currently
working on her Certified Dental Assistant qualifications. Felicia has found
personal satisfaction in helping children visit the dentist and becoming a
positive influence in their lives. Felicia is married and has two daughters.