Our Staff

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our treatment team consists of licensed Registered Dental Assistants and licensed dental assistants (X-ray licensed). Our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

The following are descriptions of the different types of dental assistants and the licensing requirements for each.

Dental Assistant with infection control credential: Involves training and examination in infection control.

Dental Assistant with X-ray License: This state licensed credential involves training and examination in radiation health and safety.

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA): This credential from the Dental Assistants National Board (DANB), involves training and examination in infection control, radiation health and safety, and general chairside assisting. At least two years' experience in dental assisting is required. Training in medical emergencies and current CPR certification for healthcare providers is required. Many hours of continued education are required to maintain licenseship.

Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA): This credential from the Dental Assistants National Board (DANB), involves training and requirements required for a CDA but with emphasis on orthodontics. Requires at least two years of orthodontic assisting.

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA): This licensed credential is the highest level of assisting in the state of New Jersey and involves training and examination in expanded dental functions. CDA or COA credentials are a prerequisite, and training in medical emergencies with a current CPR certification for healthcare providers is required. Many hours of continued education are required to maintain licenseship. These hours of education are in addition to the hours required for CDA and COA.

jeannie-nilsen.jpgJeannie Sillaro, CDA, RDA

Treatment Coordinator

Jeannie has been working with Dr. Fleer since 1997. Starting as a Dental Assistant, then as an Orthodontic patient herself, her skills, knowledge and experience have earned her the role of Treatment Coordinator. In this role, Jeannie is our patients’ “go to” person for all aspects of patient care- meeting all new patients, reviewing treatment plans at their initial appointments and answering questions throughout treatment. She is a fireball ball of energy and humor. Her enthusiasm for everything life throws her helps make our office the fun and friendly place that it is. Her daughter Kelly has grown up as part of the Dr. Fleer family and is now a part time employee.

mary-lardieri.jpgMary Lardieri, CDA, RDA

Chairside Assistant

Mary began working for Dr. Fleer as dental assistant in 1997. Since that time, she has continued her dental education earning her credentials as a CDA and then as an RDA.

Mary's care and dedication to our patients is evidenced by the phone calls she makes every evening to each patient who had just had their braces or palatal expander placed that day.

Her greatest joy in the office is to work with the most apprehensive patients. Her incredible care and patience have always calmed the most fearful child.

Mary is married to Joe and has four children, Gerard, Eric, Andrew and Natalie. She is a proud babchi (grandmother). Mary enjoys the beach, gardening (our beautiful flower boxes included), photography and spending time with her dog, Sadie.

christine-kerrigan.jpgChristine Post

Dental Assistant, Patient Coordinator

Chrissy joined our office in 2005. She is credentialed in Infection Control and has an Xray license. Chrissy is our Floor Coordinator, managing the day’s patient flow and making sure Dr. Fleer is where he needs to be. She is our energizer bunny, never stopping, always taking care of what needs to get done. Chrissy is a big contributor to the upbeat and positive atmosphere of the office. She enjoys seeing all the patients and how far they have come and grown with us. She enjoys spending time with her 2 children and partner, Scott. She also enjoys gardening, sports and just having fun.

sharon-zavodnick.jpgSharon Zavodnick

Office Manager

Joining our office in 2001, Sharon's previous experience includes purchasing coordinator for an HMO and office manager for a general contractor. A graduate of Douglass College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Sharon does an outstanding job assisting our patients with their financial arrangements and contracts, making payment for treatment as smooth and easy as possible. Sharon is the go-to person for all the financial and operational needs of the practice. She enjoys the positive energy of our office and staff, and she especially likes the relationships we develop with families as we treat each of the family members.

Sharon has two married children and six grandchildren. She likes to hike, do needlepoint, read and spend time with the grandchildren.

joann-ambrozia.jpgJoAnn Ambrozia

Reception Administrator

JoAnn has been the foundation of our office since 1994. She is the first to arrive each morning and the last to leave. Her incredible hard work and dedication is an inspiration to everyone.

JoAnn's responsibilities are endless; included are processing patient insurance, patient scheduling, Dr. Fleer's treatment correspondences and answering our busy phones.

Lovingly known as "Mama" to many of our staff, JoAnn loves interacting with our parents and the children. "Maybe too much talking," she admits. Dr. Fleer would not want it any other way!

Married to husband, Mike, for over 40 years, she has four daughters, Michelle, Danielle, twins Gabrielle and Dominique (all treated by Dr. Fleer), and she is a proud grandmother.

VikkiVikki DeLuca

Front Desk Reception

Vikki has been a vital part of the Dr. Fleer team for four years. She expertly handles all appointment reminders, setting up new appointments and works with JoAnn on insurance submissions. Vikki’s lives in Freehold with her husband Bob, who owns a Bakery, DeLuca’s House of Cakes in Point Pleasant. Vikki frequently lends a hand in that endeavor. In her free time, Vikki travels whenever she can to Arizona where her children live. She loves spending time with her dog, Cookie.

JamieJamie O’Neil


Jamie has worked in the Dental field for over ten years. After being in general dentistry for a number of years, she has returned to Orthodontics as an RDA. She loves her job at Dr. Fleer’s and has become the resident decorator for holidays and themed weeks for the practice. She enjoys seeing the progress the patients make in their orthodontic journey. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family and friends. She loves to do craft projects and work her make-up and beauty business.

JillJill Cardinale


Jill has been in the dental field for over forty years. She is the newest member of the Dr. Fleer team and is fitting in very nicely. She has a pleasant upbeat way about her that is contagious. She feels lucky to be working so close to home, that she walks to work! In her free time, she likes to read, go on walks and spend time with family and her rescue cats.

JanetJanet Alva


Janet is originally from Peru. She has been living in the United States for 20 years. This is her 9th year with Dr. Fleer. She has a calm assuring manner about her that patients appreciate. She is our resident Spanish speaker which comes in handy. In her free time she likes to watch movies and being outside when the weather cooperates. She travels to Peru whenever she can to visit family and friends.

Marshall Fleer, DDS

  • Marshall Fleer, D.D.S. - 177 Main St., East Brunswick, NJ 08816 Phone: 732-254-1244

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