Trish Mitchell – Office Coordinator

Trish is a registered dental assistant and office coordinator who oversees insurance and finances. She has been part of our staff since August 1984. Her passion is enabling patients to obtain dental treatment by helping them understand their insurance and offering financial options that work within their budget.

Trish obtained her radiology license from Middlesex County College in Edison in 1985. In 1993, she earned her certified dental assistant certification, followed by a registered dental assistant license in 2003 from the Dental Studies Institute in Fairfield. She also completed nitrous oxide monitoring education in 2011 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

This married mother of one son likes to cook, garden and fish in her spare time and is quick to give her free time to help her husband’s volunteer club activities and charities.


Lauren Sgaramella – Registered Dental Hygienist

Lauren has successfully built relationships with our patients while helping them improve their oral hygiene since joining our practice in March 2002. She performs teeth cleanings (prophylaxis) and offers guidance on home oral care.

Lauren earned an associate’s degree in applied science from Middlesex County College in Edison in June 2006.

She and her husband Jason have one son. Outside the office, Lauren enjoys spending time at the Jersey shore, spending time with family and working out. She is an avid Mets fan.


Jill Polilli – Registered Dental Hygienist

Jill joined our dental practice in September 2007. She loves the opportunity her job gives her to meet new people and see established patients’ families grow. She conducts professional teeth cleanings and counsels patients on dental hygiene.

Jill earned her associate’s degree in applied science from Middlesex County College in Edison in June 2007.

She and her husband Mike have been married since May 1997, and they have two daughters.

Outside the office, Jill loves to read – especially science fiction – and she is a runner who competes in races ranging from 5ks to half marathons. She is a member of the Raritan Valley Road Runners team.


Marisol Perez – Registered Dental Assistant

Marisol loves our patients and her coworkers. She has been a member of our staff since April 1997, and she assists our dentists during patient treatments.

Marisol graduated from Central Career School in South Plainfield in 1997. She also attended the Dental Studies Institute in Fairfield, and completed the requirements to become a certified dental assistant and registered dental assistant. In 2011, she completed coursework in nitrous oxide monitoring at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Marisol and her husband Jimmy married in October 2011 and have three children.

When she isn’t working, Marisol loves visiting Ocean City, going to parks, movies and trying new places. She also loves to organize and crochet.


Chelsea Honimar – Certified Dental Assistant

Chelsea loves interacting with our patients and working with a team that is always willing to help out. She joined our team in April 2008. In addition to assisting our dentists with patient care, she also works at the front desk and schedules appointments.

Chelsea graduated from the New Jersey School of Dental Assisting in Sayreville in March 2008, and went on to earn her dental assisting certification from the Dental Studies Institute in Fairfield. She has a radiology license from Middlesex County College in Edison.

Outside the office, Chelsea enjoys outdoor activities, working out, going to the beach, visiting Atlantic City and spending time with friends and family.


Maria Caicedo – Certified Dental Assistant

Maria enjoys working with and patients and helping them feel happy with their healthy smiles. She also enjoys our positive work environment. She has been part of our team since March 2017.

A graduate of Central Career School in South Plainfield, Maria assists Dr. Meleo and Dr. Ligums with a variety of dental procedures.

Maria has two sons and a daughter, and when she isn’t working, she likes to clean. She also enjoys learning to cook new recipes, taking her children to the park, and playing soccer with her sons.