Financial Coordinator: Karen
Hi, my name is Karen. Ginny and I are the first members of Dr.Atlas's staff you will meet when you enter our office. Think of us as the office concierges answering questions and insuring your visit is a pleasant one. I have been in the dental field for over twenty years, seventeen of these with Dr. Atlas. My position is financial coordinator. I try to provide you with the best options to cover the cost of your dental treatment.
My husband and I have been married for 48 years. Our greatest accomplishment together was having three children and raising them to be compassionate, responsible adults with a zest for life. We are also blessed with a wonderful daughter and son-in-law and an exuberant and cherished granddaughter.
I enjoy all that nature has to offer: kayaking, hiking, biking as well as reading, dancing, pottery and stained glass. My passion is traveling.
Being a part of Dr. Atlas's dental team is like having an extended family.We are always happy to spend time with each other outside the office. Each member of our staff cares for each other as well as for our patient's well being.
I hope that my sense of humor and friendliness puts you at ease when you enter our office. I know that once you meet Dr. Atlas and our clinical staff you will feel assured that you are in the finest office for your dental care.
I am the scheduling coordinator for the office. I have worked with Dr. Atlas for over 21 years. I have lived in West Milford for many years with my husband, Joe. We have a wonderful son, daughter, son in law, and our wonderful grandchildren Gavin and Lilly. I absolutely adore being a grandmother!
I love living in the area enjoying the beautiful lakes and outdoor activities, especially with our dog Charlie. When I'm not working, I like to read, crochet, cross stitch and visit the Jersey Shore and of course spending time with my grandchildren.
I enjoy working with patients of all ages and hope that every person who comes into our office experiences the warm, caring atmosphere we strive for.
Registered Dental Hygienist
My name is Amy Marie and I am a Dental Hygienist for 8 years now. My mother is a dental assistant, so I have been around dental offices all my life. When I was in high school I started out as an orthodontic receptionist and then became an orthodontic assistant. I loved the dental field so much that I decided to go to Hygiene School. I received my degree from Bergen Communinty College.
What I love the most about it is meeting new people from all different backgrounds, and having very interesting conversations. I also love developing relationships and friendships with patients I meet.
The most satisfying part of my job is being able to comfort and help people. It is the most amazing feeling when you turn a phobic nervous patient into one of the best dental patients. I love being able to be gentle and make people comfortable. I also love being able to teach people and make their smiles shine.
For fun I enjoy playing sports especially tennis and golf. I love hiking, biking and Nascar. I also love listening to and playing music.
Certified Dental Assistant
My name is Shelby and I am 21 years old. I have been a Certified Dental Assistant for 2 years now. I have lived in West Milford my whole life and graduated West Milford High School in 2012. I then attended Fortis Institute in Wayne NJ and that is where I earned my degrees.
I have always wanted to be in the dental field since I was a little girl. I love my profession as a CDA and I enjoy helping Dr. Atlas create beautiful smiles for our patients. I love that I am part of a team of amazing girls who truly care about each and everyone of our patients. It makes me proud to know that I helped create an awesome smile and experience for each person that walks through our doors.
When my work is all done I love to exercise, go hiking and I also like to spend summers at the shore on the beach. I enjoy photography, spending time with my seven nieces and two nephews, and competing in NPC Figure Competitions.