Meet the Team

Dr. Alissa Selevan

dr alissa selevan

Dr. Selevan attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark. Upon graduation she was accepted in the general practice residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Her residency gave her the opportunity to experience all phases of dentistry first hand. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Selevan’s warm and caring personality makes her an excellent addition to our practice. We look forward to working together with her and hope you will all warmly welcome her to our family.




Beverly has been working in our office for the past nine years but she comes to us with more than 25 years of experience in the dental field. She is the smiling face that greets you when you walk in the door. She enjoys interacting with and getting to know our patients on a personal level. Beverly is an invaluable member of our staff, since she can carry out all front desk duties and is also a trained dental assistant with an X-ray license and CPR certification.

When Beverly is not working, she enjoys cooking (her famous macaroni and cheese), shopping, and spending time with her grown children, Tanish and Terrell.




Dental Hygienist

Kathleen joined our practice nine years ago as a dental hygienist. She received her associate’s degree from Essex County College and her dental hygiene degree from UMDNJ, where she graduated in 1997. She really enjoys practicing dental hygiene and working with patients. Kathleen helps maintain her knowledge and further her education through many continuing education courses.

In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys reading, cooking, going for walks, and spending time with her husband Rob, and ten-year-old son Ryan.




Dental Assistant

Joanne has been Dr. Alter’s dental assistant for the past 19 years. They are truly a team and work very well together. In addition to Joanne’s responsibilities as a dental assistant, she is also in charge of all supply ordering. She has her X-ray license and is CPR certified.

When not working, she spends time tracking down her children, who play travel soccer and various other sports. She lives with her husband Eddie, their three sons Edward, Andrew, and Kyle, and her Black Lab, Tory.




Dental Hygienist / Office Manager

Maria is a dental hygienist with more than 25 years of experience in the dental field. She began her career as a dental assistant and continued on to beome a dental hygienist. She went to UMDNJ where she obtained her degree in dental hygiene in 1987. After graduation, she worked in both periodontal and prosthodontic practices. She started working in our practice 20 years ago. She enjoys working in this office because she loves her patients and the relationships she has developed with them over all these years.

In the last 7 years Maria has also taken on the role of office manager, which has been a nice change in her career. It has given her an entirely different look at dentistry and given her refreshing new challenges in her work environment.

In her free time, Maria enjoys reading, cooking, shopping, and spending time with friends and family. She is married to Andrew and has two children, A.J. and Marisa.