Meet the Dental Team – Clifton, NJ

A Team That Goes the Extra Mile

Our team at Allwood Family Dentistry firmly believes that patients should always come first, and they will go above and beyond to get you the care that you need. If you’re suffering from severe dental pain, you can trust our team members to be available for you so that you can get out of your discomfort quickly. You can familiarize yourself with our team on this page, and afterwards you can schedule a visit with us by calling our Clifton office.

Abie—Front Desk

Abie is part of our delightful front desk team, and she will greet you with her ever-present smile and a warm hello. She will help schedule your next visit, answer any questions you might have, and make your visit to our office a pleasant one. She has been with us since 2014.

She is our most “stylish” team member having worked in the fashion industry for over two decades and spent many years at Liz Claiborne. She is the proud mom of two teenage sons, and in her free time, she likes to shop, redecorate her home, try new restaurants, and collect evening bags and jewelry.

Nafeesa—Dental Hygienist

Nafeesa came to our office as a young high school graduate over 10 years ago wanting a position as a dental assistant with no previous experience. She quickly became an invaluable member of our office, learning the necessary skills in record time. She was so proficient at dentistry that she went back to college at night and then onto dental hygiene school. Today, she has certifications in local anesthesia and teeth whitening.

At home, she is the mother of two beautiful children and likes to spend her free time baking.

Nicole—Dental Hygienist

Nicole joined our team in 2021, and she loves giving our patients healthy and confident smiles that brighten their lives every day! She attended Eastern International College for her dental studies and has completed additional training for local anesthesia and to serve pediatric and geriatric patients. Originally from Moonachie, her favorite hobby is cooking and trying new recipes, and she also likes taking her two dogs on adventuresome walks.

Olivia—Dental Assistant & Receptionist

Olivia is a graduate of Monmouth University, and she says that the best part of her job is helping our patients feel more confident about their oral health and smiles. She is originally from Clifton and spends most of her weekends laughing with her family. She also enjoys cooking, working out, building Lego sets, and her hidden talent is making balloon animals!

Jacqueline—Practice Leader

Jacqueline has been with our practice since 2021, and she brings over a decade of experience to our team. For her, she says nothing is better than working alongside such a stellar team that is fully dedicated to excellent patient care. She was educated at Essex County Community College and is the proud mother of four children. When she isn’t taking care of them, she likes to shop, do crafts, and go sightseeing.

Molina—Senior Patient Coordinator

Molina has been with us for the entirety of her almost 20-year dental career. A Clifton native, she says she never has to look for a dentist because she already works with the best! To relax, she likes to spend time with her family, garden, and fish.

Janna—Lead Dental Assistant

Janna has worked in the dental field for over 10 years, and she looks forward to coming to work every day because of the welcoming, family-oriented nature of our office. She attended the Dental Studies Institute and is certified in dental radiology. She has 14 and one-year-old daughters as well as a loving fiancé at home. To relax, she likes to crochet or hang out with her twin.