Meet the Team



Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator

In general it's my job to make sure the office runs smoothly from day-to-day.  I've worked in the orthodontic field for over 18 years, and love the feeling that comes from providing families with exceptional care and confidence from a beautiful smile. I love coming to work and partnering with such great people that work so well together - we are like family.

When I'm not in the office, I love to take walks and work out - but mostly I love to spend time with my husband, my two beautiful daughters, Chloe and Elle, and our two adorable dogs, Charlie and Max.




R.D.A. - Orthodontic Clinical Coordinator

I worked with Dr. Menker from 1994 to 1997 while attending college, receiving an Associate’s degree in liberal arts. I later attended Fairfield Dental Studies Institute where I received my Dental Radiology License and UMDNJ where I received my CDA certificate and my RDA license, and joined his team again in 2008. Working in the field of orthodontics is always a real pleasure. My favorite part of my job is interacting with our patients and their families. They allow me to experience something new every day. I have a passion and enthusiasm for what I do and each day I strive to give our patients the best care. It is rewarding to see the perfect smiles on our patients faces when they get their braces off.

I currently reside in Warren, New Jersey. Outside the practice, I love spending time with my husband, Ken and my daughter, Marissa. Family is very important to me. I also enjoy taking walks with my two small dogs, Rocco and Oscar. 



dorinda afonso

R.D.A. - Orthodontic Dental Assistant

I have been working in the dental field for the last 20 years but I really enjoy doing orthodontics and I hope to continue doing it for many more years to come! I love working with patients of all ages. It gives me great satisfaction to see how I am able to help someone gain confidence by creating a perfect smile. It is very rewarding to work together with the doctor and staff to deliver great service to all of our patients.

I live in Watchung, New Jersey with my husband, Helder, and two sons, Diego and Andre. I enjoy reading and cooking. My family is always my priority and I enjoy every minute spent with them!



Treatment Coordinator

My role as the Treatment Coordinator is to greet and welcome our new patients to our practice. I review their treatment options with them and discuss the financial options that are available to them. 

My favorite part of my job is meeting all of our patients and their families. It gives me great pleasure to be a part of such a fun and rewarding profession. 

I enjoy working with Dr. Menker and our entire team! I am proud to be working at an office that delivers excellent customer service and perfect smiles!

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I reside in Bridgewater and enjoy gardening and spending time at the beach.



Insurance Coordinator and Front Desk Administration

I began working in the dental field in 2012.  My favorite part of my job is interacting with all of the patients and parents that come in each day.

We work so great together!. The girls and doctor are so welcoming. They're like my second family.

I want my patients to know the joy I have making sure their experience in our office is as great as it can be.

High-tech and professional care, impeccable facility, friendly and efficient staff!
– The Iroudayassamy Family

Everyone is so friendly and professional. Appointments are a pleasure!
— The Horne Family

My child and I are extremely pleased with the final results. Yesenia has a beautiful smile.
— Yvette Alvarez

Overall, excellent service! I would not change a thing!
— DeAngelis family

I wish every Doctor's office I visit could run the office as efficient and as smoothly as Dr. Menker's.
— Isaiah V.

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Warren Location
58 Mount Bethel Rd. Suite 201
Warren, NJ 07059
South Plainfield Location
1904 Park Ave.
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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