s Meet the Team - Rockaway Orthodontics | Rockaway NJ

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.


Certified Dental Assistant/Dental Radiologist

I assist the doctor in procedures and I love my job—the artistic aspect of orthodontics, the process, and the end result. Seeing a big smile after treatment makes it all worth it. I also appreciate working with my team because they have inspired me to move further in my career and have supported me along the way.

I am a self-taught artist and a full-time student pursuing my career of becoming an orthodontist.


Treatment Coordinator/Registered Dental Assistant/Dental Radiologist

I work as our new patient treatment coordinator and assist Dr. Roberto chairside with our patients’ treatments. I have been in the orthodontic field for many years and feel very fortunate to be a part of the team at Rockaway Orthodontics. Everyone here is patient, gentle, and excited to help our patients smile.

I am married with two children. In my free time, I love to garden and train my dogs.


Registered Dental Assistant/Dental Radiologist

I have been in the dental field since 1985, going right from high school to working in general dentistry. After 20 years, I began my orthodontic career. It is so rewarding.There is nothing better than creating beautiful smiles for all of our patients.

In addition to being an RDA, I am also a CPR instructor, have volunteered as an EMT on a first aid squad, and am a member of my town’s auxiliary fire department. I also have three grown children and one grandson whom I adore.


Practice Manager/Dental Radiologist

I joined Dr. Roberto when she opened Rockaway Orthodontics in 2012. I ensure the efficient running of our practice by scheduling appointments, coordinating treatments, billing and processing insurances, handling advertising, and serving as a liaison to other dental professionals in our community. My greatest goal is to make patients and their parents feel excited about treatment and what their end results will be.

I have two children ages 14 and 10. I am always on a soccer or baseball field with my kids, sometimes with our Boston Terrier, named Paxton, in tow. When I get the chance, I love to read and travel.


Front Desk Receptionist

I work with all of our patients, by scheduling appointments, taking payments, and handling contracts . Our team is genuinely committed to our patients’ care. Everyone here has the same goal and that is to make Rockaway Orthodontics the very best for our patients.

I am married with three children and a dog. I enjoy spending time with my family, watching my children participate in extracurricular activities, and being in warm weather!


Registered Dental Assistant/Dental Radiologist

I began my career as an RDA in 2004 and joined Dr. Roberto in 2016. I work alongside her with patient care and provide patients with all the information they need to ensure successful treatment outcomes. I enjoy getting to know our patients on a personal level and seeing their beautiful smiles when their braces finally come off.

I enjoy spending my free time outside gardening and trail hiking.

melissa roberto, dmd
141 US-46 W, Suite #101
Rockaway, NJ 07866
(973) 627-2229
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