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Michael Cohen • DDS

Dr. Cohen is a talented dentist that has been serving in the Morganville & Marlboro areas for 25 years. His practice offers high-quality, trustworthy care for the whole family. Dr. Cohen graduated with high distinction in physiology from Rutgers College as a Henry Rutgers scholar. He then received his doctorate from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery and was elected to the William Jarvie Society for Dental research. Dr. Cohen is an active member of the American Academy of implant dentistry and the Seattle Study Club.

Dr. Cohen grew up in New Jersey and is married to his wonderful wife Linda. Linda has a practice as an optician locally. Outside of their offices they enjoy travel, photography, architecture and design together.

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Miles Santos DMD

Dr. Santo is a life long resident of Monmouth County. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology at Swarthmore College and later received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry Degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2017. He then completed his General Practice Residency program at Monmouth Medical Center, where he continued to further his education in all facets of dentistry, including surgery, restorative procedures, and implant dentistry. Dr. Santo enjoys the outdoors, reading, cooking, and challenging himself in CrossFit classes. He shares his life with his wife, and their little dog Scout, and together they enjoy entertaining and spending time with family and friends.

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Christine Hirsch • Office Manager

Christine Hirsch has lived in Manalapan for most of her life. She has been working for Dr. Cohen for the past 24 years. Christine attended Brookdale Community College for Dental assisting and Dental radiology in 1984. She received her certification for dental assisting as well as a license for Registered Dental Assisting in 1986. Christine continues to take courses involving advanced education in dentistry to maintain her license and stay up-to-date on what dentistry has to offer. Christine enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children. Christine and her family reside in Manalapan, NJ.

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Tania Rae • Insurance Coordinator

Tania Rae is the insurance coordinator and receptionist at Creative Smiles. Tania has been working for Dr. Cohen since 2004. She takes pride ensuring patients are comfortable and well taken care of. Tania grew up in Brooklyn and moved to Marlboro, NJ in 1994. While working at Creative Smiles, Tania attended dental assistant services receiving her dental radiology license. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, hiking, taking art classes, and caring for her animals. She is always ready to help and comes to work with a smile on her face.

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Christine Conlon • Dental Hygienist 

Christine is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has worked alongside Dr. Cohen since 1988. She grew up in Manalapan and graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry and Union County College. Christine prides herself on getting to know her patients and providing them with excellent care. She is proud to be a part of such an amazing team of dental professionals. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her husband and four beautiful children who reside in Elberon, NJ.

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Michelle Conlon • Dental Hygienist

Michelle received her dental hygiene degree in New York. She has worked for Dr. Michael Cohen for the past thirteen years. Patient care and education is Michelle’s number one priority. She and her husband Dan are longtime Manalapan residents, where they raised their three sons.

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Isabel Gallo • Dental Hygienist

Isabel is one of Creative Smiles Registered Dental Hygienists. She has been working with Dr. Cohen for the past thirteen years, making sure their patients are comfortable and well taken care of. Isabel grew up in Brooklyn, New York and went to New York Technical College receiving her Associates Degree in Applied Science. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband and children. Isabel is always excited to help and comes to work smiling each day.

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Carly Scarano • Dental Hygienist

Carly Scarano is one of the practicing Dental Hygienists at Creative Smiles. She has been working with Dr. Cohen for the past twelve years, ensuring their patients are achieving optimal oral health care. Carly grew up locally and attended Middlesex County College where she received an Associate degree in Applied Science- Dental Hygiene. She is currently continuing her education, attending Rutgers University seeking a Bachelor of Science degree with a Dental Concentration. In her spare time, Carly enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful children, exercising, and reading. Carly is always excited to come to work and eager to implement individualized treatment plans to benefit her patients.

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Lauren MonacoRegistered Dental Assistant

Lauren is a Registered Dental Assistant who joined the team in February of 2018. She grew up in Highlands and moved to Leonardo when she graduated high school in 2010. Lauren attended Advantage Career Institue where she studied Dental Assistanting with Radiology and graduated in May of 2013. Lauren has been a dental assistant for 5 years.  As a dental phobic herself, Lauren’s main concern is to make sure that patients are calm and relaxed while in the chair. In her spare time Lauren likes to travel and take care of her two dogs.

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Alicia Becker • Registered Dental Assistant

Alicia Becker is a dedicated assistant who prides herself on creating a relaxing clinical experience while providing exceptional service. She graduated from Brookdale Community College in 2006 with an Associates degree in dental assisting. Then transfer to Middlesex County College to accomplish more professional skills in obtaining an associates in Health Science and Radiology degree.

She currently holds a Registered Dental assistant license for about 4 years and her Xray license for 8 years. Currently, Alicia has maintained her Certified Dental assistant certification with the organization DANB for about 7 years. She takes pride in education by continuing to review skills and being a part of the Dental Assistant Association. As you can see, she loves working and achieving excellence in the dental field while taking care of patients dental needs to the best of her ability.

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Tina Scalesci • Registered Dental Assistant

Tina grew up in Middletown and has recently moved to Union Beach where she now resides with her Fiancé.  Tina attended Dental Assistant Services where she received all of her Dental Assisting Certifications.  She currently holds a Registered Dental Assistant Certification and has been performing as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant for 8 years.  In her spare time Tina enjoys spending time with her niece and 2 nephews and going to concerts.  Tina is a natural born leader and loves learning new dental techniques.  Her top priority is to make the patient’s experience in the chair fast and pain free!