Meet the Staff
Orthodontics Team in Somerville NJ
Donna is our Financial and Scheduling Coordinator. Donna has been in the orthodontic field for almost 20 years. What she loves most about orthodontics is creating beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. She has been married to her best friend for over thirty years and has four beautiful grown children: 2 boys and 2 girls. In Donna’s spare time, she loves gathering with her family over a delicious meal, reading, organic gardening, weekend getaways, and of course a good shopping trip!
Melissa is our Scheduling Coordinator and the first warm smile you see when you walk into our office. She is here to assist you in any scheduling, appointments and office questions. Melissa was born and raised in Woodbridge, NJ. She loves customer service and has always had a passion for dental. In her free time, Melissa enjoys traveling to new places, snowboarding with her husband family and friends, mountain biking, and going to the park to play with her dog Sebastian.
Bree is our Registered Dental Assistant. She is Dr. Shinmachi’s main assistant and laboratory specialist. Her goal is to make patients feel calm, cool and collected so they enjoy coming to our office. She has been in the dental field for 10 years but found love for orthodontics 5 years ago. Her favorite part of orthodontics is seeing the patients smile when they get their braces off. Bree is very family oriented and loves to just hang out, laugh and eat. She also likes going to the gym and watching UFC with her husband.
Chandni is our pre-dental assistant. She is a junior at Rutgers University majoring in Cell Biology Neuroscience and minoring in Business Administration, following the Pre-Dental track. Chandni is working towards applying to dental schools around the country and hopes to become an orthodontist one day! She has been assisting/ shadowing at numerous dental offices since high school and became very interested in it when she got into college. In her free time, Chandni enjoys running, dancing and trying out new recipes for her housemates to try!
Blaine is our IT guru. His keen interest in computer networking and digital technologies has allowed him to transition multiple dental offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to “paperless” offices, including Mint Orthodontics LLC. He also serves as our HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer, ensuring that all our digital information is safe and highly secure. Dr. Shinmachi and Blaine met in dental school and married in 2012. Outside the office, they enjoy running and hiking together, or relaxing on the beach.