The Schulhof  Center at KinderSmiles is a one-of-a-kind practice led by Orthodontist Dr. Adam Schulhof. We represent the gold standard for cosmetic orthodontics and are the clear choice for a winning and confident smile. Meet our amazing trained and skilled team, who strive to provide an energetic and fun-loving service to each and every patient.

The Schulhof Center | Improving The Patient Experience

Alicia – Financial Coordinator

I am the Financial Coordinator here at The Schulhof Center. It is my job to present the finances associated with our patients’ orthodontic treatment and discuss payment options that best fit their financial budget. I set up flexible, interest-free payment plans and do all the billing to insurance for in and out-of-network providers. Having the opportunity to be involved in transforming someone’s smile is a gift! I love working in an environment that is genuine, caring and passionate! I am dedicated to helping each person who visits us have a great experience. I graduated from Ramapo College Of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. On my free time, I enjoy photography,traveling, and spending time with my family.

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Danielle – Treatment Coordinator

My name is Danielle and I love my job as the treatment coordinator for The Schulhof Center. Prior to my role as treatment plan coordinator, I began my career in dentistry as a certified dental assistant. My passion lies within all areas of dentistry, but caring for the wonderful patients at The Schulhof Center is certainly my favorite. It’s a pleasure to take you by the hand and accompany your journey, from initial consult to the beautiful end result. Outside of the office my hobbies include spending time with my husband and family, fitness, reading and of course, eating pizza!

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Jennifer – Scheduling Coordinator

My name is Jennifer, I am the Scheduling Coordinator and I’m super excited to be one of the first people to great you when you enter The Schulhof Center! I pride myself in helping others feel their best with exceptional costumer service and a smile on my face. On my free time I love to spend time with my family and friends. I also love trying new food and visit different places. I hope to one day travel all of the world and make new memories!

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Stephanie – Scheduling/Insurance Coordinator

Hi! My name is Stephanie and I am one of the scheduling/insurance coordinators here at The Schulhof center. I love being able to help patients with their scheduling and insurance needs. Being able to see the progress patients make after each appointment is sensational. I am so thankful to be a part of such a dynamic team that shares a passion for patient satisfaction. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and listening to good music.

David – Orthodontic Assistant

David – Orthodontic Assistant

My name is David Blackman and I am a Certified Orthodontist Assistant (COA). My interest in dentistry started in the U.S Army. I started out as an infantry Soldier where I went to airborne and marksman school. I graduated from the army dental assistant Apprentice program, since then my dental assistant skills have grown tremendously having received my training. I spent a total of 8 years in the US Army and toured overseas, I visited Kuwait, Belgium, Germany, Alaska and Panama just to a name a few. Throughout my enlistment I received many medals such as the Army and Marine Corp Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct. These are three of ten medal/ribbons awarded to me. Since joining The Schulhof Center it has been a great experience and I am glad to be a part of the team.

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Karolina –  Orthodontic Assistant

My name is Karolina Peranek and I am a Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA). I have been in the orthodontic field for about 9 years and have had the pleasure of joining Dr. Schulhof’s talented team in late 2016.  I truly feel that something as simple as a smile can boost a person’s self confidence and it brings me great satisfaction to be able to provide that for our patients.  In my opinion, the best part of working in the orthodontic field is having the ability to constantly learn new things; no patient is ever the same. I am currently studying for my Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) exam and hope to receive my last remaining license by the summer of 2017.  Aside from helping achieve great smiles, I spend most of my free reading, working out and raising my 2 year old wild child!

Danielle – Orthodontic Assistant

Danielle – Orthodontic Assistant

I’ve decided to make Orthodontic Assisting a part of my life back in 2012. I enjoy what I do because I am able to contribute to giving patients a great smile for the rest of their lives. I take pride in what I do on a daily basis. Dedicating my care to others is what I’m passionate about. Outside of work, I’m spending time with my family, friends and going on hikes.

Alyssa - Orthodontic Assistant

Alyssa – Orthodontic Assistant

My name is Alyssa I have been working at The Schulhof Center for about 3 years and 5 in the general dental field. My passion has always been teeth and I’m so happy I’m doing something that I love. I am an assistant in both the New Jersey and New York City location. One of the best feelings about this job is that I am part of a team that can give you the confident smile everyone wants. When I’m not working on perfecting your smile I enjoy spending time with my son, family & friends.

Sammie - Orthodontic Assistant

Sammie – Orthodontic Assistant

Hi my name is Sammie, I’ve been an RDA (Registered Dental Assistant) for about 2 years now.I joined The Schulhof Center team May 2017. It is a joy to be able to spend every day with such a great group of people in both our patients and our staff. I’ve always loved to discover and create new things, and a smile is no exception.When I’m not in the office, I’m spending quality time with my very active son and working out.

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Brianna – Orthodontic Assistant

Hi there! My name is Briana Smith and I have been an orthodontic assistant for about 3 years. I plan to become a Certified Orthodontic Assistant later this year. I am always smiling and I love being able to help kids and adults have a smile they can be proud of and show off. In my spare time I enjoy learning sign language, writing, playing music and spending time with my friends and family.

Meet the Team