At Cuozzo Orthodontic Specialists  our experienced team strives to give you the highest-quality care and the best treatment experience possible. We look forward to meeting you, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!


Renee, Registered Dental Assistant

Renee has been in the dental field for 30 years and has experience with general dentistry and pediatric and orthodontic specialties. Her favorite specialty is orthodontics! It’s a pleasure working with a top Mammoth County orthodontist like Dr. Pat Cuozzo and his fantastic team. The highlight of her day is to see the huge smiles on our patients faces at the end of treatment… priceless!! Renee is the mother of four children with whom she loves spending all her extra time.

Rebecca, Treatment Coordinator

Becky has been a dental assistant with Cuozzo Orthodontics for five years. Her knowledge of treatment room procedures, as well as her outgoing personality help to make each patient’s appointment an enjoyable and stress-free experience. She loves the camaraderie that everyone on the staff shares with each other and feels they are all like a second family. She recently received her Bachelors of the Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Kean University, and is working towards becoming a Speech Language Pathologist. In her off time, she enjoys working with children at her church and at a local daycare.

Jennifer G., Registered Dental Assistant

Jennifer has been part of the Cuozzo team for 14 years. She worked at the front desk for 12 years, but for the last two years has been working in the treatment room. Jennifer enjoys being in the treatment room because she loves being more hands-on with the patients. One of her favorite things about working at Cuozzo Orthodontics is the people she works with.

Jennifer says “The Cuozzo team is like a big family. Everyone is so friendly, it makes for a great work environment. Dr. Pat has been a pleasure to work for. I hope I am here for many more years.”

Jennifer is married with two children – Emma is 6 and Nicholas is 2. They keep her very busy, but when she gets the chance to relax she enjoy reading. On the weekends, Jennifer likes to spend time outside and at the boardwalk with her family.

Tessa Magliulo, Registered Dental Assistant

Tessa has been a dental assistant for Cuozzo Orthodontics for 5 years. She began her career in her sophomore year of high school, shortly after her treatment of a palate expander and braces were complete, she now has her CDA and RDA and has her full cosmetology license. In her time off, Tessa loves to be with her friends and family. She attends bible study, likes to try different breakfast café’s, and enjoys movies. Working at Cuozzo Orthodontics has provided a great work family and lifelong friendships for her. You may see her at local schools for health fairs and nurse visits!

Alison Slavick, Dental Assistant, Receptionist

Alison started out as Dr. Pat’s patient and later went on to join our staff as a junior dental assistant at the age of sixteen. She has now been with Cuozzo Orthodontics for 8 years, and is a senior dental assistant and receptionist. Her knowledge of both the clinical and clerical sides of our practice is extremely beneficial in helping our office run smoothly and efficiently.  Alison loves being able to help patients and their families, both in the treatment room and at the front desk. Aside from working, she has been dancing since the age of 3, and earned her Bachelor of the Arts in Dance from Georgian Court University. When she is not at the office, or studying to become a Registered Dental Assistant, she enjoys passing on her passion for dance by teaching at local studios.

Erika Baselice, Receptionist

Erika is a one of the newest members of our team. Erika says “working for Dr. Pat is such a pleasure and I absolutely love it.” Working at the front desk is ideal for her because she loves to engage in helpful conversations with people. She is currently in her last year of college, studying Business Administration, and hopes to someday pursue a career in owning her own business. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with friends, singing, and going to the beach.

Polly Pipitone, Registered Dental Assistant

Polly began her career in 2001 as an RDA in general dentistry. She has been an orthodontic assistant for the past 9 years and joined the Cuozzo team in 2011. Polly loves working with kids and helping to find effective child orthodontic treatments. She is excellent at calming their fears and gaining their trust. Polly finds that the most rewarding part of her day is being with the children and turning a scared or skeptical child into a new little friend. In her spare time, she spends time with her 3 children and 2 dogs. Polly enjoys traveling and exploring new adventures with her kids.

Felicia Rodriguez, Lab Technician, Dental Assistant

Felicia began working for Cuozzo Orthodontics in 2007 and has had a wonderful experience ever since. After a couple of years of working for the office, she realized that she really enjoyed the environment and staff and wanted to pursue a career of a Registered Dental Assistant. She has received her radiology License and is currently working towards her CDA and RDA. Felicia is the office’s Lab Technician and truly enjoys the tasks she is given. In her spare time she likes to go to the gym and hang out with friends and family.

Christine Acevedo, Receptionist

Christine joined our staff in June of 2014 as a receptionist and has thoroughly enjoyed her time with us thus far. She really loves being a part of our team and working side by side with fun, kind, and knowledgeable co-workers. She finds working at the front desk extremely rewarding, as she strongly believes that quality customer service is the key to creating positive relationships. She enjoys not only getting to know patients but also their families and even their pets! Christine is a wife and a mother of two boys and is a very active member of her sons’ school and sports communities. In her spare time she likes to craft, go hiking and, most importantly, spend time with friends, family, and her two year old pit-bull, Talyn.

Jennifer M., Receptionist

Jen has been a receptionist with Cuozzo Orthodontics for 4 years. She loves the bond she creates with patients and their families, which often become long-lasting relationships. Her customer service skills are excellent and she is compassionate towards patients and families who have to juggle their busy schedules. Jennifer lives in Colts Neck with her husband and 7 year-old daughter and their two dogs. She loves spending her free time with friends and family and volunteering at her daughters’ school.

Judy Dawes, Registered Dental Assistant, Clinical Manager

Judy has been in the orthodontic world for 28 years. She began working at Cuozzo Orthodontics in 1993 as a part-time registered dental assistant. After her children entered elementary school, Judy began to work full-time and eventually took on the role of clinical manager. Her favorite part of her career is mentoring and teaching the junior assistants and interacting with patients and parents. She finds it very rewarding to organize and implement systems and watch the office run “like a well-oiled machine.” Judy lives in Allentown, NJ with her husband, 3 children, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, reading, gardening, shopping and trying new restaurants.

Melissa Bolte, Registered Dental Assistant

Melissa had been a part of our practice for 10 years. She has held many titles, from assistant to receptionist, and treatment coordinator. Being both a CDA and a RDA, she can offer knowledgeable help and advice to patients and their families. Melissa’s favorite part of her position is educating parents and patients about orthodontic treatment, developing a relationship with each patient and their family, and seeing how orthodontic treatment can change a patient’s outlook. Melissa lives in Highlands with her husband, little boy, and 10 year-old weimaraner, Ashes.

Andrea Noesges, Registered Dental Assistant

Andrea began her orthodontic assisting career in 2005. She has been a valuable member of the Cuozzo Orthodontics team since 2011. As one of our RDA’s, Andrea has excellent technical skills and is great at building relationships with children, and also adult patients. Andrea loves orthodontics because we are giving patients a happy experience and a beautiful smile! Andrea resides in Howell with her husband and little girl. She enjoys spending her spare time with family. She also loves the beach and is a self-proclaimed Pinterest addict.

Elizabeth Hausler, Registered Dental Assistant

As one of Cuozzo Orthodontics longest employees, Beth’s knowledge and experience are truly assets to our practice. Beth began orthodontic assisting in 1983 and has been with Cuozzo Orthodontics for 26 years. Beth has superior orthodontic skills and is one of our key employees that helps to train junior assistants. As Cuozzo Orthodontics’ inventory manager, Beth researches and implements new products that keep our practice on the cutting edge of orthodontics. Beth resides in Howell with her husband of 35 years. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her three grandchildren.

Theresa Ascari – Financial/Insurance Coordinator

Theresa has been working in orthodontic offices on the east and west coasts for 25 years. She has experience in all aspects of an orthodontic office, but is most knowledgeable in insurance billing. She is enthusiastic, hardworking, and believes customer service is one of the most important aspects of her job. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends. She and her boyfriend recently rescued a boxer named Riley, who is quickly becoming very spoiled.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment here at our practice, please contact Cuozzo Orthodontic Specialists today.