Meet Our Hillsborough Dental Team
Dawn, Registered Dental Hygienist (R.D.H.)
Dawn has been a dental hygienist for 33 years, the last 26 years working at Cornerstone Dental. She received her degree in Allied Health at Middlesex County College and has certification in Nitrous Oxide monitoring and CPR.
A few of Dawn’s daily tasks include assessment of one’s dental health, patient education in regards to homecare and overall health, adult and child prophylaxis, dental x-rays, restoring periodontal health, performing preventive maintenance such as administering fluoride and sealant application, and complying with sterilization protocol and OSHA regulations.
What Dawn enjoys most about working at Cornerstone Dental is that patient care is a team approach. Cases are discussed as a group and everyone has a role in delivering the best care possible.
“Above all else, I enjoy the difference we make in a patient’s life. From restoring function, to straightening teeth, to improving a patient’s periodontal health, to replacing one tooth or a full mouth rehabilitation. The reveal is where I’m the most proud. We not only restore one’s smile, we restore a patient’s confidence and self-esteem.”
Linda, Office Manager, Registered Dental Hygienist (R.D.H.)
Linda has been been a dental hygienist for 29 years, and with Cornerstone Dental for 12 years. She received an associate degree in Applied Science, from Middlesex County College.
Linda is also the Financial and Insurance Coordinator for the practice.
What Linda enjoys most about working at Cornerstone Dental is when patients leave with a huge smile.
“I enjoy when a patient tells us that they have finally found a dentist who is able to help them.”
Justyna, Registered Dental Hygienist (R.D.H.)
Justyna has been a dental hygienist for 21 years, and has been with Cornerstone Dental for about 1 year. She graduated from Union County College and Rutgers University, where she received an Associate Degree in Applied Science. She also has a B.S. degree in business from Kean University.
Justyna’s daily tasks include seeing re-care patients, reviewing medical history, performing dental prophylaxis, fluoride applications, exposing dental radiographs, and making appointments.
What Justyna enjoys most about working at Cornerstone Dental is the outstanding level of patients’ care we are providing to our patients. She also enjoys her work schedule, which allows quality balance with family life.
“I love health and wellbeing and try to apply healthy living principles in my own life. Therefore, I enjoy contributing to a patient’s overall health through oral hygiene.”
Samantha, Certified Dental Assistant (C.D.A)
Samantha has been a dental assistant for 3 years, the last year with Cornerstone Dental. She received her dental education from the Advantage Career Institute.
Samantha’s daily tasks include assisting Dr. Beckwith in all implant surgeries and general dentistry, maintaining a level of sanitary operatories as well as office space and instruments.
What Samantha enjoys the most about working at Cornerstone Dental is that every staff member goes above and beyond to achieve quality care. She is proud to be a part of the Cornerstone Dental Team.
“I enjoy being able to create patients’ smiles”
Victoria, Dental Assistant
Victoria has been a dental assistant for 5 years and has spent the last year at Cornerstone Dental. Her career started in pediatric dentistry and is now assisting in implant surgical cases. She received her dental education at Fortis Institute in Lawrenceville and has an X-Ray license. Victoria is currently studying to become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA).
Her daily tasks include sterilization of the surgical areas and instruments, assisting in all procedures, taking impressions and making models, and ensuring that each patient is happy and well cared for.
What Victoria enjoys the most about working at Cornerstone Dental is the people she works with every day. They are all smart, kind and work well together. She also enjoys meeting patients and learning a bit about them.
“What I enjoy the most about working with the patients is their end result reactions. I love making others happy and comfortable with themselves. Hearing positive feedback and making their smile brighter is what keeps me going every day.”
Lisa, Dental Assistant
Lisa has been a dental assistant for 1 year and has spent the last year at Cornerstone Dental. She received her dental education and X-Ray License at Fortis Institute in Lawrenceville.
Lisa’s daily tasks include the sterilization of instruments, taking x-rays, assist with lab cases and chair-side appointments, and general tasks around the practice.
What Lisa enjoys most about working at Cornerstone Dental is working alongside her team and having friendships with patients.
“What I love the most is to give the amount of care a patient is expected to receive when they come for treatment and to always guide and reassure they are in safe hands.”
Karolina, Dental Admin Assistant
Karolina started working in the dental field in 2009, and just started at Cornerstone Dental in 2019. She graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice.
Her daily tasks include insurance eligibility and claims, patient check-in and check-out, and overall patient wellness.
What Karolina enjoys most about working at Cornerstone Dental is how kind the entire staff is and the fact that a patient can come to the office and have several, if not all, of their dental needs addressed from one office.
“I have always enjoyed helping others. I feel that working in the dental field, I can work alongside a staff that also enjoy helping others. Whether it is a patient coming in with dental pain or looking for cosmetic treatment, it is always very rewarding to see the patient after their treatment happy because they are no longer in pain or are happy because they are no longer insecure about their smile.”