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 three adorable dogs, Charlie and Eve and Star.




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!



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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