Diane Smith, Patient Care Coordinator

Diane has been with us at A R Periodontics since July 2008. Like so many others, dentistry has been a calling to her as well. In high school, Diane worked part-time as a dental assistant for her local dentist. During high school, Diane attended BOCES in Valhalla, NY where she received her certificate in dental assisting. She worked as a dental assistant for 10 years before hanging up her scrubs to become an office manager. Diane has kept her skills fresh as a dental assistant though over the years and continues to maintain a license for dental radiology in New Jersey. Diane moved from New York to New Jersey in 2005.

As Office Manager/Patient Care Coordinator, Diane is the face of A R Periodontics. Hers is the smile that will greet you when you walk into our office. Diane will help you with appointment scheduling and when necessary will assist in coordinating treatment between our office and other dental offices. Over the years Diane has learned much about dental insurance and will do her best to answer all your questions. She will go over treatment with you, discuss your insurance coverage (benefits, limitations and copayments), and present payment options.

In her spare time, Diane enjoys exercise, reading, NASCAR, NJ Devils Hockey and time with her cats Tiger, Smokey and Onyx.

Lynn Finocchi, RDH

Lynn Finocchi, RDH MS has enjoyed a varied dental hygiene career, and continues to practice the profession she loves. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s dental hygiene program, she worked in private practice, then resumed her studies at Thomas Jefferson University. While pursuing her baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene, she was asked to join the program’s faculty as a Clinical Instructor.

During that time, she authored an article entitled “Breast Feeding; Bottle Feeding and Their Impact on Oral Habits: A Review of the Literature” which was published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene. After induction into the Sigma Phi Alpha and Alpha Eta honor societies, Lynn graduated from TJU and continued on with her dental hygiene education at Columbia University.

She earned a Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene, receiving at graduation the Patricia McLean Award for highest academic honors. Shortly thereafter she joined NJDHA’s Board of Trustees, serving as Chairperson of Computer Services. Lynn has practiced clinical dental hygiene in general, pediatric, and periodontal practice settings. She is an avid skier and a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America. Lynn relishes her time spent with her husband, daughters, extended family, and friends.