Meet Our Team


Biography

Irene “Renie” Diodato


Office Manager


I have been working at Champagne Smiles since 2007 and in that time I have worked at the front desk alongside Lisa, chair side with Dr. Champagne and Dr. Bichara, and most recently as the hygiene coordinator with Inga and Jane. I pride myself on really listening to our patients so that their experience in our office is the most comfortable it can be. What I love about our practice is that everyone goes above and beyond to treat our patients well. It’s great to be a part of a wonderful dental team here at Champagne Smiles.


Biography

Denise Ossimina


Clinical Coordinator


I joined Champagne Smiles in January 2012. I make sure that sterilization and supplies are taken care of. I am proud to be a part of the team and continue to learn from them everyday. It is great to work with a team that you consider friends and not just co-workers.

I have been with my husband Erik for 21 years and we have been blessed with three children. Our oldest son Erik and twins Brooke and Mark. They keep me very busy and I love every minute of it.


Biography

Lisa Palasciano


Financial Coordinator


One of the things that I discovered early in my 25 years in the dental profession is that there is no such thing as a boring day. Since I consider myself a “People Person” interacting with such wonderful patients and co-workers on a daily basis is a blessing. I love to attend continuing education courses and recently completed a 3-day workshop in Arizona on Practice Building and
was happy to share the skills I acquired with my co-workers.

My husband Gary and I have a favorite expression which is “Life is not a dress rehearsal” which is why we try to live our lives to the fullest. We love traveling, Friday Night Happy Hour and long walks on the beach with our puppy, Prudence. Being a very active person I am very fortunate to live close to the Jersey Shoreline. My mornings consist of either taking a jog or riding my bike into Sandy Hook during sunrise; in the early evenings I enjoy kayaking on the Navesink River to watch the sunset.

I also have an E-commerce store on Amazon and I volunteer at the Monmouth County SPCA where I spend much of my spare time walking dogs that are waiting for their forever home.


Biography

Nomir Alkhier


Lab Technician


I am committed to providing the best quality service quickly and efficiently. I treat every patient as if he/she were my own family member. I want my patients to feel comfortable and happy with the results. I also make sure that I am up to date on what’s new in the dental community. I graduated from Dentistry School as a Dental Lab Technician in 1996. I have many years of experience, and I also took many different courses afterward (online and live courses) to advance my knowledge and continue to improve my techniques.

My areas of expertise include performing all porcelain work and dentures. I am an expert on all dental lab operations. I have worked for years alongside dentists to provide patients with the excellent service they deserve. I am very excited that I joined the Champagne Smiles family in 2015 and I look forward to many great years providing the best care to our patients.

On a personal note, I am blessed to have a wonderful wife and three sons. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family. I love to travel the world, and I have visited over 70 countries so far.


Biography

Inga Rozenberg


Registered Dental Hygienist


I graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1995 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. The first 10 years of my career were spent at the top dental offices in Manhattan. I am proud to bring this tradition of excellence to Champagne Smiles’ office, where world-class dental care is the only acceptable standard.

I reside in Marlboro with my husband Alex and our two children, Rebecca and Daniel. We are a family of animal lovers with a French bulldog, Louis, and a hairless cat, Lola.


Biography

Vilma Bankauskas


Registered Dental Hygienist


I completed my dental hygiene education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ in 2005. Prior becoming a dental hygienist, I attended the University of Vilnius, Lithuania, and graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.

I pride myself in the ability to develop a close and strong rapport with patients giving them all attention and individual care they deserve. I joined Champagne Smiles in November 2013 and feel very fortunate and honored to be a part of such an amazing team of dental professionals.

When I am not treating patients, I enjoy taking yoga classes, reading and going to church. My husband and I are proud parents of two children, our daughter Vita and son Adas.


Biography

Amy Sandsjo


Dental Assistant


I began my career as a dental assistant in 1996. I furthered my education to achieve an RDA in 2000. I maintain continuing education on a regular basis to maintain my licensing and to stay up to date on what dentistry has to offer. I have seen many changes and developments since my career began. I joined the Champagne Smiles team in October 2012. It gives me great pleasure to work with such a caring and dedicated team. We have helped so many wonderful patients and I look forward to helping more.

The light of my life, Callie, was born in 2007. We are very active and I enjoy watching the world through her eyes. A lot can be learned through the eyes of a child. She is inquisitive and curious to try new things, so she keeps me on my toes!


Biography

Tonya Kozlik


Dental Assistant


I have been in the dental field since 2000. I started out as an assistant and have filled all but two chairs the doctor and the hygienist! I keep my dental assisting licenses to help out any place I can. Here at Champagne Smiles I am the scheduling coordinator. I have two amazing children, Rachel Ashley who is 16 and Sawyer Marshall James who is my lil ball of energy 5 year old. As a family any time is a good time but a great time is together at the beach!


Biography

Danielle Batson


Dental Assistant


I joined Champagne Smiles in the summer of 2015 as Denise’s assistant in sterilization. I have learned so much working here; not just from Dr. Champagne, but my co-workers as well. What I enjoy most about being a part of the Champagne Smile’s team is the pride we take in educating our patients and always making sure they have a pleasant experience. I went to Monmouth County Vocational School for dental assisting in 2015 and received my dental radiology license in 2017.

In August 2018 I will start my B.S. in Dental Hygiene at the University of New Haven and will graduate in 2022 to join the Champagne Smiles team as a Registered Dental Hygienist. In my free time I enjoy runs with my Jack Russell Terrier, Cooper, spending time with my friends and family, and going to the beach.


Biography

Judi Conti


Insurance Coordintaor


I’ve been in the dental field for 12 years now. I enjoy meeting and helping people.

Summertime is my favorite season. You will find me roaming shore towns for good food, shopping and people watching.  My home is full and busy.  With three grown children and 2 pit mastiff rescues.


Biography

Carin


Dental Assistant


I have had a career in the dental field since 2006. I  maintain my licenses by staying current with continuing education classes. Working in all aspects of dentistry has allowed me to educate and help our patients in understanding the care that they need. One of the blessings of being a dental assistant is having the opportunity to be friendly, and comforting the patient and affording their ease.

I recently moved to Monmouth County after the birth of my beautiful daughter. She brings unending happiness to the lives of her father and me.


Biography

Alla Kasman


Front Desk Coordinator


I have been a dental front desk administrator for over 20 years.  My favorite part of the job is being able to form relationships with patients.  I love seeing our patients walk out with a smile!

I am married with two beautiful daughters.  I love spending time with my family and my dog Pixie. They are my biggest joy.


Biography

Alicia Baker


Dental Assistant


My name is Alicia Baker.  As a graduate from Dental Assistant Services (March 2009), I obtained my Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), and have been in the dental field for 10 years. I provide professional dental treatment and patient care. I assist in explaining and reviewing to the patients about treatment navigation, and finances. 

On my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two year old son, Jason. I enjoy working out, and making memories with my family and friends.  


Biography

Xavier James Richardson


Dental Lab Technician


I graduated from Matawan-Aberdeen Regional High School in 2015. In 2017, I completed a lab tech course from the Quality Dental School of Technology in East Orange. I am certified as a Dental Lab Technician and have my crowning and bridging certificate as well. When I’m not working, however, I’m at home playing video games, relaxing, and hanging out with old friends.