Meet the Tappan Dental Team
Our dental office wouldn’t be what it is without our fantastic team! From check-in to checkout, our smile team will be by your side to ensure you’re always comfortable and have answers to all of your questions. Their #1 goal with every patient is to give them the most relaxing and stress-free dental experience of their life, and you’ll learn to love them starting at your very first appointment. To begin getting to know some of the friendly faces you’ll meet here at Smile More Dentistry, read on below.
Brandon, Chief Operations Officer/HR
Brandon has been working in the dental field for over three years now, and he really enjoys helping our dentists create amazing smiles that change lives for patients in need. He studied at Seton Hall University and has also attended courses in dental management and leadership at the Scheduling Institute in Georgia.
Brandon is actually Dr. Lacap and Dr. Tong’s oldest son, and he serves as a “Jack of All Trades” throughout the office – in fact, you might see him filling in for nearly any position! In his free time, he enjoys going on hikes, practicing art, and snowboarding.
John, Financial Coordinator
Born in South Korea, John moved to the United States when he was 2 years old where he grew up in Northvale, New Jersey, and later went on to earn a degree in business from Seton Hall University. He now works to make sure each new patient enjoys a smooth and comfortable transition to our family.
Outside of work, John enjoys watching as many shows and movies as he can to immerse himself in pop culture, and enjoys playing video games and building model kits.
Ayesa, Recare Coordinator
Originally from Palisades, Ayesa earned her education from Binghamton University. She really enjoys working with all kinds of people here at the practice and making sure patients feel genuinely comfortable in the treatment chair!
Outside of the practice, Ayesa spends her free time exploring New York City with friends and family and baking treats. Her favorite type of desert to make is cookies and cream cupcakes.
Nicole, New Patient Coordinator
Nicole hails from Bergenfield originally. For her education, she’s attended San Diego State University, Bergen Community College, and Rutgers University, where she completed her Bachelors of Science in Public Health and Psychology. Her favorite part of this job is getting to meet so many wonderful patients and welcome them into their brand-new dental home!
When Nicole isn’t busy at work, she spends her free time drinking bubble tea, hanging out with her sisters, and playing with her dog. She also enjoys practicing calligraphy.
Royce, Insurance Coordinator
A Bergenfield native, Royce studied at Bergen Community College. Her responsibilities at the practice involve interacting with coworkers and dealing with insurance representatives to ensure that our patients receive their deserved benefits.
Outside of work, Royce’s hobbies include shopping, watching movies with her kids, and hanging out with friends on Saturdays. An interesting fact about her: she has 55 (!) first cousins on her mom’s side only!
Stephen, Marketing Director
As our Marketing Director, Stephen does a great job of coordinating the practice’s outreach events, including Day of Free Dentistry and Patient Appreciation Day. He also seamlessly manages our social media accounts and any digital marketing. He pursued his education at Seton Hall University, completing a degree in marketing and a certificate in marketing research. In particular, he really enjoys the creative side of the dental field, regularly spearheading many of our campaigns that involve both new and existing patients!
Outside of work, Stephen loves to cook and regularly develops his own recipes. In fact, he founded and served as president of the first club for vegan and vegetarian students during his time at Seton Hall.
Caitlyn, Treatment Coordinator
Caitlyn is originally from Watchung, NJ, and she studied at Seton Hall University. As our treatment coordinator, she loves working with the rest of the team to come up with new ways to improve each patient’s overall experience! She always takes plenty of time to truly get to know each new arrival and their specific needs so that everyone can help get them on their way back to a healthy, beautiful smile they’ll truly feel proud of.
When Caitlyn isn’t busy at the practice, her hobbies include baking, practicing photography and calligraphy, journaling, traveling, and spending time outdoors. She has been vegan since 2015 and loves it.
Georgia, Dental Assistant
Georgia attended Rockland Community College for her education and is proud to now be a member of our talented, cohesive dental team! She enjoys getting to interact with so many patients on a daily basis.
Originally from Nyack, Georgia’s hobbies outside of the practice include reading, hiking, camping, and fishing. She also thoroughly enjoys listening to some good heavy metal music.
Dan, Dental Hygienist
Dan, our talented hygienist at Smile More Dentistry, is guaranteed to give you the best cleaning you have ever had. Starting as a young child, Dan always wanted to be part of the dental field. With a warm and friendly smile, Dan is there to make sure all our patients receive a five-star experience. Prior to being a hygienist, Dan was an ice hockey coach in Maryland for 5 years! When not in the office, you can find Dan outdoors with his wife and two children.
Stephanie, Dental Assistant
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