Our Staff

Nicole Bucher
Nicole BucherFront Desk Manager
Nicole, our front desk manager, handles all aspects of appointment scheduling and billing.  She has over 25 years of experience in dental practice, and most of the past decade has been working the front desk. Nicole is often the first office person our patients meet when they arrive and the last to say goodbye and make sure that all went well and everything handled to the patient’s satisfaction. Nicole is also a New Jersey-licensed dental assistant licensed who is experienced taking the all-important dental radiographs (x-rays) to help us identify key dental issues. With a perpetual warm and friendly smile, you can count on Nicole to make sure that your visit to our office is smooth sailing from start to finish.
Brandi Kowalchyn
Brandi KowalchynInsurance Coordinator
Brandi is our insurance coordinator. She brings a wealth of experience to our office with over thirty years in the dental field. She brings unique expertise in insurance resolution and payment of claims, and keeps track of our invoicing for our office to run smoothly. Her primary goal is ensuring that insurance claims are properly processed so that our patients can keep their focus on dental care.

Brandi handles any patient questions or concerns regarding insurance claims. She always goes the extra mile to make sure that every patient fully understands their insurance benefits so that their coverage is maximized. She is never too busy to help out and find the answer to any question. She has a knack for quickly resolving any insurance issues.

Anna Barton
Anna BartonRegistered Dental Assistant (RDA)
Anna holds the Number #2 license issued by the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry, Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). Anna studied and worked together with Dr. Samuel Furman, former President of the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry, where she was taught the true meaning of “Excellence in Dentistry.”

She has over 40 years of experience as a registered dental assistant, and is passionate about dentistry. She loves sharing her knowledge and experience with her colleagues and patients in our office, she is an advocate for all dental assistants to join the ranks of licensed RDAs.

Stephanie FerraroRegistered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Stephanie joined our team with a dedication and commitment to the dental health and well-being of every patient. She holds an Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene bringing a compassionate chairside manner and a desire to educate patients in maintaining a healthy mouth for life by providing excellent personalized care.

When Stephanie is not treating patients, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends while having a great joy for the outdoors.

Nina RosarioRegistered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Nina is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with more than eighteen years in the dental field. She began her career as a Dental Assistant and worked her way through school to reach her goal of becoming a Dental Hygienist. She has worked in Pediatric, Periodontal, and General dental practices. Nina is kind, gentle and works hard to provide optimum care for our patients.

Outside the office she enjoys being a Jersey Shore girl! She loves the beach, biking, and spending time with her active little boys.

Christine Barrington
Christine BarringtonRegistered Dental Assistant (RDA)
Christine, a favorite among our patients, greets everyone with her big smile as she escorts them into their dental treatment room. She brings to Melinda Wagner Dental more than 10 years’ experience including radiography, making impressions and temporary teeth, and packing cord. Christina assists our dentists with setting up and preparing for advanced dental procedures as well as assisting in certain procedures. She is also responsible for maintaining our inventory control. Christine is happily married and loves her fur-baby Chihuahua named Lilly.
Gina Maida
Gina MaidaDental Assistant (DA)
Originally from Tinton Fall’s office, Gina has been working as a dental assistant for several years. She met Dr. Wagner at age 19 when she trained with Dr. Furman (Dr. Wagner’s former mentor) in Tinton Falls.

She is back full- time with us after raising 2 sons. She just completed her exam to become an x-ray technician. You will know you are talking to Gina when you see her big broad smile and her overwhelming kindness.