Sara began her career in 1987 while in high school in Jersey City and has been involved in dentistry ever since. Initially in her career, she was given the opportunity of working as a dental assistant in Hawaii, California, New York, and New Jersey. This allowed her to take numerous expanded dental courses and helped her to receive certifications in these locations. In addition, Sara attended the Chubb Institute of Technology, receiving a degree in computer programming and website development.
Sara joined Dr. Orrico in 1999 as his head dental assistant. In 2003, she became the office manager, integrating her passion for dentistry with her knowledge of computer skills. Sara takes pride in her responsibilities from overseeing administrative coordination to patient scheduling, treatment coordination, and insurance and financial planning. Sara understands the needs of each individual patient and welcomes them as a member of the family. It is very important to her that every new and existing patient feels at ease and comfortable throughout their treatment.
Sara and her husband, Chris, have two sons, Christian and Alexander. In her free time, Sara enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her lovely family.
Head Dental Assistant
Lissette began her dental career 10 years ago and joined Dr. Orrico’s practice as a head dental assistant in 2009. Her main responsibilities include taking care of patients in the clinic, sterilizing instruments and operatories, taking X-rays, handling laboratory cases, and keeping an inventory of supplies. Lissette enjoys her daily interactions with patients and their families and building relationships with everyone she meets. She considers the office her second home and appreciates the caring nature of Dr. Orrico and the rest of the team.
Lissette is married to John and they have two children, Jason and Aryana. When she’s not in the office, Lissette enjoys going to the gym, running, watching her son play baseball, and taking her kids to the movies and the park.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Norach has been a practicing dental hygienist since 1985. She received her degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, NJ. Prior to that, Norach received her Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, NJ. Norach, while at UMDNJ, received the School of Health Related Professions Certificate of Excellence for outstanding academic performance and was inducted in Sigma Phi Alpha hygiene honor society. She has enjoyed working in the practice since she first became a hygienist.
Norach feels fortunate to work with her husband, Dr. Orrico and their wonderful staff. In her leisure time, Norach enjoys spending time with her son, Kyle, and gardening.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Maria has been one of Dr. Orrico’s hygienists since 2002 and is responsible for all aspects of adult and pediatric preventive and maintenance care. She loves being able to help her patients’ well-being by getting their oral health under control. Maria also enjoys working with the rest of the team, including Dr. Orrico, who she finds to be one of the friendliest, kindest, and smartest people she’s ever met.
Maria is married to Maengel and has a daughter, Amelia, and a son, Joshua. She loves the mountains, snow boarding, going to the beach, and any other activity she can do outdoors. Most of all, she loves to spend time with her family.