Meet Our Staff
Raines Dental | Mullica Hill NJ
At Raines Dental, the first faces to greet you and often the last to see you off are our administrative staff, dental assistants and dental hygienists, who make sure all your needs are met. Focused on service, they have a shared goal ~ to provide the highest quality care in the most comfortable environment. Nothing is more important than our personal interaction with patients and establishing long-standing trust.
Andrea O., Registered Dental Hygienist
Andrea graduated in 2011 with an associates degree in Applied Science from Camden County College. She became a dental hygienist because she always loved going to the dentist as a child. Andrea enjoys changing patients’ perspectives of the dentist into positive experiences!
Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She loves to cook, work-out, and listen to live music. She has a goal to visit every winery on the East Coast!
Nicole D., Registered Dental Hygienist
A 2010 graduate from East Carolina University, Nicole earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Fitness and spent several years working in the industry. It was a fascination with teeth however that led her back to school to become a dental hygienist, ultimately receiving an associates degree in Applied Science from Camden County College seven years later. To Nicole, working closely with people towards the goal of optimum health and delivering patients a positive experience is highly rewarding.
Outside of work, Nicole is often found chasing around her son and two fur babies. She hasn’t strayed too far from fitness and enjoys working out, long distance running and traveling all over to visit breweries with her husband.
Alina P., Registered Dental Hygienist
Making patients feel comfortable is at the top of Alina’s “to do” list as a Registered Dental Hygienist. A graduate of the Dental Hygiene Clinic at Camden County College, she has been providing preventative care since 2011. Alina’s passion for oral healthcare started back in high school and well before choosing her ultimate career path. Recognizing a beautiful smile requires attention every day, she appreciates the importance of educating patients on optimum oral health and helping create a proper regimen that works for each unique patient.
Originally from Romania, Alina moved to the United States with her family in 1996. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two little boys when not working. Despite the joys of being close to home, Alina also has set her sights on travelling to see more of the world.
Kelly G., Reception Desk
Kelly began her dental career over 20 years ago as a front desk receptionist. She went on to become a dental hygienist in 1995, working in both general practice and pedodontics. She put a hold on her dental career to raise a family. She is very excited to be a part of Dr. Raines’s team and get back to what she loves. She has a passion for interacting with patients and making them feel welcome and at ease. She enjoys her role at the front desk, giving each patient a warm and friendly experience from the moment they enter the office.
Outside of the office, Kelly loves to bake and attempt DIY home projects. She values spending as much time as possible with her husband and two children.
Sara H., Registered Dental Assistant
A graduate of the Camden County College Dental Assistant program, Sara passed her Registered Dental Assistant boards in 2011. At work there is nothing she enjoys more that helping patients maintain optimum oral health and create beautiful, life-changing smiles. Sara’s passion is evident in everything she does and it isn’t uncommon to hear her say she can’t imagine doing anything else. To patients, it shows.
Sara has many interests outside of work to include being outside, sewing and caring for her orchids. Most of all, she enjoys time spent with her husband and their two young children.
Melissa B., Registered Dental Assistant
A graduate of Cumberland County Technical Education Center (TEC), Melissa passed her registered dental assistant boards in 2015 and has been providing professional patient care since day one. Her compassion is reflected by the connections she makes with each and every patient. Her attention to detail creates a strong bond when working beside Dr. Raines and other staff. For Melissa, patients’ oral health is both a focus and passion. It is the combination of professional skill and understanding that helps her achieve this goal.
Melissa is extremely family oriented so when outside the office, she especially cherishes time with her husband and son. Also, she enjoys fitness workouts and on a hot day, she can be found taking her two dogs swimming.
Steven C., Dental Assistant
It was while sitting in a dental chair during a routine cleaning that Steven decided on a career in dentistry. A graduate of the Camden County Collee Dental Assisting Program, he joined Raines Dental in May 2021. Steven is more than committed to providing quality care in a time efficient manner but makes comfort a priority. His approach is one that puts even the most anxious of patients at ease – simply asking about their weekend or getting to know them on a personal level. He is equally dedicated to broadening his skills and is currently working on his boards to be a Registered Dental Assistant in the near future.
Steven was born and raised in Swedesboro where he lives to this day. When not working to help create beautiful smiles, he enjoys playing tennis, going to the shore and keeping in shape.