Meet the Team
We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Office Manager/Patient Coordinator – Wayne
Nancy is our Wayne office manager and patient coordinator. She schedules treatment while providing painless financial options. Nancy's friendly and outgoing personality is always a welcome presence. She loves meeting new people every day and getting to know each patient and their family. Nancy and her husband, Tommy, have been married for over 40 years. They have one daughter, Lisa, a son-in-law, David, and a granddaughter, Jenna, who is the light of Nancy’s life. In her free time, Nancy loves being with her family, cooking with her husband, and enjoying Sunday and holiday dinners.
Office Manager/Dental Assistant – Hackensack
Joy is our dental assistant and also the Hackensack office manager. As her name indicates, she is truly a joy! She usually works assisting Dr. MacLaren, but also helps with patient coordination at the front desk. Joy loves working with our patients and knowing that we’ve given them a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. Joy is a very social person who is married with one daughter. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, doing crafts, and ice skating.
Megan is a very helpful part-time assistant who, as a former patient in this office, is always eager to help our present patients achieve a beautiful smile. She loves seeing each patient’s progress and how life-changing the end result can be. Megan also enjoys watching our younger patients grow up into confident, self-assured young adults. Megan will be graduating from Ramapo College in May of 2013. She enjoys spending time with her friends and going to the beach in the summer.
Front Desk/Patient Assistant
Maria, Dr. MacLaren’s wife, occasionally works in the office to assist Nancy and Joy. She is a helpful team member with an infectious smile who is always looking for ways to create a comfortable, pleasant environment for our patients to enjoy. Maria loves meeting and working with so many wonderful families from our community. Even after all these years, she’s still amazed at seeing the personal and physical transformation once a case is completed. At home, Maria and Dr. MacLaren love spending time with their three children and four grandchildren, especially when they’re visiting the Jersey shore.