Karen N., C.D.A., Dental Office Manager
Karen’s career and experience in the dental field began when she became a certified dental assistant. She has been a part of the team at Zonies-Holgado Dental Associates for over 18 years. There have been many advancements in the field of dentistry throughout Karen’s career, including both technological innovations and the development of practices to ensure patient comfort. As part of the professional team at Zonies-Holgado Dental Associates, it is Karen’s responsibility to ensure that each patient feels comfortable with all aspects of their treatment, including patient health, financing, and treatment plans. Karen feels very fortunate to be a part of our office, and she looks forward to helping you as our valued patient.
Dana P., C.D.A., R.D.A.
Dana is a dental assistant at Zonies-Holgado Dental Associates. When she was younger, she never imagined having a career in the dental field, but after talking with friends and family who work in various aspects of dentistry, it soon became a career Dana knew she would enjoy. Dana graduated from the dental assisting program at Camden County College in 2002 as a certified and registered dental assistant. Since her graduation, she has been an integral part of our practice. Dana works hard to treat her patients individually as dentistry can be overwhelming to many people. Dana enjoys educating our patients about their treatment and is always willing to answer any questions you may have to help make your visit as comfortable as possible. She has enjoyed every moment of the last 18 years of her career and loves that technology has become such an important part of her career.
Carla C., C.D.A., R.D.A.
Carla is one of our dental assistants at Zonies-Holgado Dental Associates. While attending Camden County College to become a dental assistant, Carla visited our office for an internship, and she immediately knew that this was where she wanted to begin her career as an RDA. After graduation, Carla joined our team and has been here for 12 years. To Carla, one of the main features that sets Zonies-Holgado Dental Associates apart is our expanding use of modern technology; using a variety of dental tools makes Carla’s work fun and interesting. Carla loves working with a group of doctors and other dental professionals who show sincere compassion for each other and each patient. She looks forward to furthering her career with our dentists, and to continuing to expand her knowledge in the dental field.
Alexis B., C.D.A., R.D.A.
Alexis has been a dental assistant at Zonies-Holgado Dental Associates for 4 years. She graduated from Camden County College in 2016, completing the dental assisting program. During one of her rotations, she visited our practice and immediately felt welcome. Because of the kind-hearted team and patient care, Alexis knew that this was the type of office she wanted to be a part of. She is looking forward to continuing her career as a part of the Zonies-Holgado team, and hopes to create perfect smiles for every patient that she sees. Alexis adds a wonderful personality and kindness to our already compassionate staff and loves being part of a dental team that makes their patients a number one priority.
Lisa C., C.D.A., R.D.A.
Lisa is one of our dental assistants at Zonies-Holgado Dental Associates. She graduated from the dental assisting program at Camden County College in 2016. She had one of her clinical rotations at Zonies and Holgado Dental and fell in love with the office. She thinks the time and care that is taken with each patient here is outstanding. Lisa knew She’d love working here from the first day of her rotation. The entire staff is so friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand. Lisa looks forward to expanding her knowledge in the dental field here at Zonies and Holgado Dental for many years to come.
Barbara A., R.D.H.
Barbara was raised in Ventnor, NJ, and began her career in dentistry as a dental assistant and receptionist. After graduating from Camden County College School of Dentistry in 1976 with the Award of Excellence and Academic Honors, she moved to the Cherry Hill are and began successfully practicing dental hygiene. Barbara is been dedicated to providing excellent care and improving the oral health of her patients since day one. As part of the Zonies-Holgado Dental Associates team, Barbara brings experience and care to her patients. Although she moved away from the shore, Barbara still enjoys reading a good book about the beach. She loves to travel and spend time with her family, especially her new granddaughter.
Olena H., RDH
Originally from Ukraine, Olena came to the United States with her mother in 1995 at the age of 10. With great interest in healthcare since she was little, Olena decided that she wanted to work in the dental field. She graduated from Eastern High School in 2003 and went on to Rutgers to complete a bachelor’s degree in biology. Olena then received an Associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Camden County
College and has been working at Zonies-Holgado Dental Associates since 2013. Olena is very passionate about making sure each patient receives the best and most comfortable treatment possible, while educating them about their oral health. In her spare time she loves to travel, spending time outdoors and taking care of her kitties, Chloe and Cosmo
April Y., RDH Hygienist
At the age of 7, April moved from the Philippines to America with her mom, dad & three other siblings in the pursuit of a more comfortable life. April has always been interested in the healthcare field, and in May 2017, she reached that goal and graduated with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. To her, the most important aspect of her job is educating patients on maintaining better oral health. April has been a member of our team since 2017 sharing the same values of caring for patients’ well-being.
Sarah Y., RDH
Sarah Yao was born and raised in Shanghai China, and moved to the United States in the year 2003. As the years passed, she remembered her passion and interest in dental healthcare. Therefore, in 2019,
Sarah graduated from Camden County College Dental School. While graduating, Sarah has also received the Award of Excellent Academic Honor. Sarah is always passionate about helping others maintain and sustain their dental health.
Renee R., Insurance Coordinator
Renee has been working in the dental field for over 20 years. She feels very fortunate to be working for such talented and caring dentists at Zonies-Holgado Dental Associates. The Dentist’s and her teammates are what make Renee happy to join our dental family, and she values the relationships she builds with her coworkers and patients. Renee’s experience in the dental field includes both clinical and
administrative work. She is licensed in dental radiology and has extensive knowledge about dental practice management and insurance. Renee is glad to have the opportunity to help our patients with their dental care, and looks forward to furthering her career at Zonies-Holgado Dental Associates.
Michelle P., Office Coordinator
Michelle has been working in the medical field since 2013 with three years of experience in the dental field. She has always enjoyed providing patient care. She’s dedicated to serving all of your insurance needs from verifying and maximizing your benefits to helping you understand how they will work together along with your treatment. She’s here to assist you through explaining and discussing your insurance benefits and processing dental claims. She’s grateful to be working at Zonies-Holgado Dental and continuing to learn about the dental field. She’s also fluent in Spanish and ready to serve as a translator if needed! When she’s not at Zonies-Holgado Dental, she enjoys traveling and dancing.