Meet Our Staff

Front Office Staff


Rosa (Lead Receptionist) is the smiling face that will greet you when you first arrive at our office, whether it is your first visit or you have been a patient for many years.  She is also the delightful voice that will assist you in making appointments or tending to special requests on the phone. She can answer any of your questions in either English or Spanish. She has been part of our team for over 10 years.

Her prior experience in customer service has made her an ideal member of our front office. She is a big part of why Allwood Family Dentistry is unlike any medical or dental office you have ever been to.


Hollie (Office Manager) is the person who will assist you with any issues that you may need. She is extremely proficient in handling questions about insurance claims, billing, financial agreements or scheduling appointments. She has been a team member for well over 10 years.

Her prior experience in NYC’s garment center makes her an asset to help our office run smoothly. She is a mother of 2 adult sons, a wife, a scout leader, interior designer (she designed our office), community leader and our “office mom”.


Danica (Receptionist & Assistant) started out as an intern during her senior year at Montclair State University while pursuing a major in Biology; Danica has grown to become a full-time team member at Allwood Family Dentistry.  She currently works as both reception and assistant to provide our office with the help we need to run efficiently.

Danica is continuing her education and planning on going dental school in hopes of becoming an orthodontist in the future. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and cooking up vegan recipes.


Abie (Reception) Abie is our delightful evening and Saturday receptionist. She will greet you with her ever present smile and a warm hello. She will help schedule your next visit, help with any questions you might have and make your visit to our office a pleasant one.

She is our most “stylish” team member having spent many years at Liz Claiborne. She is the proud mom of 2 teenage sons from Clifton. Abie enjoys the outdoors when she has free time.


Evelyn (Bookkeeping) is our specialist who has handled our bookkeeping and financial plans for over 10 years.

She can assist you in making your co-payments a little easier. She has known Dr. Wolfson the longest and is the person to ask about how implants made a big difference to her life. Ask her about her Brooklyn roots!

Dental Hygienists


Nafeesa  (Dental Hygienist) I am so proud of Nafeesa! She came to our office as a young high school graduate over 10years ago wanting a position as a dental assistant with no dental experience. She quickly became an invaluable member of our office, learning the necessary skills in record time.

She was so proficient at dentistry that she went back to college at night and then onto dental hygiene school. Needless to say she has excelled there too. (Is dental school next?)


Luz  (Dental Hygienist) brightens dental cleanings on Saturday and Sunday mornings. She enhances your experience with her 8+ years at our office with her infectious smile and thorough excellent dental care. She is able to assist  our patients in Spanish to help explain their treatment options.


Gina (Dental Hygienist) is our energizer bunny. She always has great things happening and lots of stories to tell. She has been in dentistry for over 30 years and a team member for over 10. Her knowledge of dentistry and how it relates to your total body health is unsurpassed. She is a pleasure to help serve our patients.

Dental Assistants

Jessie (Dental Assistant)  has been a dental assistant for over 25 years and a terrific assistant here at Allwood Family Dentistry for over 5 years. It is sometimes scary that she knows what I need before I ask. Her warm, nurturing way will make the youngest patient and our most senior patients fell relaxed and comfortable as they anticipate their dental treatment.

She is a native of Clifton and the mother of 2 adult sons. We think if she ran for mayor of Clifton she would win. It seems like she knows everyone from Clifton!


Izarah “Izzy” (Dental Assistant) brings a delightful smile and attitude to Allwood Family Dentistry. She has been a dental assistant for over 3 years, and her love of dentistry has inspired her towards her goal of going to dental school.

She excelled in her volunteer work in both Guatemala and at Eva’s Village of Paterson. She is the mom of a young son who is her pride and joy. She loves to dance and spend time with her friends and family.