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Meet Our Team

The highly trained staff at Canal Vista Family Dental all share one goal: putting patients first.

That’s why every team member completes a rigorous training process that includes HIPAA and OSHA practices, CPR, sedation credentialing, and continuing professional development each year – including advanced services related to specific types of dental procedures.

Canal Vista Family Dental Staff

When you’re here, we treat you like a part of the family. That’s why we feel it’s important for you to get to know who we are before you arrive for your next visit.
Marina Aziz, Patient Care Coordinator

Marina Aziz (Patient Care Coordinator)

Marina holds a Biological Science degree from Rutgers University and is living out her long-time passion of working in the dental industry. Throughout her education and professional career, Marina has spent countless hours shadowing dentists throughout the New Jersey area and volunteering in dental-based clinics in the region. Outside of work, Marina enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, spending time at the beach, and watching movies.
Susan Pierce, Dental Assistant

Susan Pierce (Dental Assistant)

Susan is a Texas native who later moved north and studied at the Fortis Institute in Lawrenceville, NJ. As our clinical dental assistant, Susan works with patients during their treatments with Dr. Bestandji and helps her work more efficiently throughout the day. Susan and her husband are the proud parents of two boys. As a member of a military family, she has spent time traveling to places like Spain, Sicily, Portugal, Italy, and Morocco. Now as her family transitions to the civilian world, they’ve made New Jersey their home.
Raquel Aponte, Dental Administrator Assistant

Raquel Aponte (Dental Administrator Assistant)

Raquel is from NYC, where she studied Dental Science at New York Technical College. Throughout her career she has served as a dental assistant and office administrator. Her knowledge of both clinical and operational practices is an asset to our patients, as she’s able to answer questions related to everything from procedural needs to dental insurance. Raquel is a proud mom who enjoys spending time with family, gardening, and cooking. Her love for our patients is an important asset to our dental team!

How Can We Help?

If you have specific questions about a dental procedure or want a second opinion, call Canal Vista Family Dental today! We’re always happy to help.

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