100 Canal Pointe Boulevard, Suite 116 Princeton, NJ 08540

Our Dental Staff

At Canal Visit Family Dental, our team shares a single mission: to help our patients feel comfortable while delivering the highest quality of oral health care possible. Whether you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist or a practice where everyone in the family is welcome, we’re here to help!

Meet Our Highly Trained Team Members

Each of our staff are extensively trained in a manner that centers around patient safety and optimal wellness.

This includes CPR certification, medical emergency management, HIPAA and OSHA regulations, and advanced services related to specific types of dental procedures.

Theresa Murphy (Dental Hygienist)​

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Theresa Murphy, our great hygienist, graduated from Burlington County College in 2012.  The ability to help and interact with patients and getting wonderful feedback from patients, has given Theresa great satisfaction with her career.  She genuinely cares about her patients’ needs and enjoys educating with great methods to improve their oral health.  Theresa welcomes the opportunity to meet you and provide you with a wonderful caregiving experience.

Marina Aziz (Patient Care Coordinator)

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I recently joined Canal Vista Family Dental in 2021 and have since loved being part of this caring and incredible team. After earning my Biological Science degree from Rutgers University, I entered the world of dentistry to explore my long-time passion in this field, supported by the enormous amount of volunteer and shadowing hours alongside excellent dentists in New Jersey.

I love our patients, and my priority is to ensure that all our patients receive quality service and attention. In my free time, I enjoy playing ultimate Frisbee, going to the beach, and watching movies.

Susan Pierce (Dental Assistant)

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Originally from Texas, Susan graduated from the Fortis Institute in Lawrenceville, NJ and joined our team in 2018. She and her husband are the proud parents to two wonderful little boys. Being that their family recently separated from the military, adjusting to life in the civilian world has been a lifestyle change. While in the service, their family was able to travel to areas like Spain, Sicily, Portugal, Italy, and Morocco. Now, they’re proud to be putting down roots in New Jersey.

Away from work, Susan enjoys venturing outside to explore her surroundings. She is a lifelong learner, dedicating her energy toward learning new things and bettering herself as each day goes by!

Raquel Aponte (Dental Administrator Assistant)

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Hi, my name is Raquel and I am a newcomer to Dr. Bestandji’s office.  I am originally from New York City where I graduated from New York Technical College in dental science.  I first began working as a dental assistant and through the years I became interested in working in the front desk for the simple reason it gives me the opportunity to work closer with the patients, although I really enjoy helping out in the back as well.  

I am blessed to be a mother of a wonderful young lady who her father and I are extremely proud of.  On my leisure time I enjoy cooking, gardening and spending time with my family.  I also consider myself very lucky to work for Dr. Bestandji and if you ask me what makes his office special I would have to say it’s definitely the caring staff I work with and our wonderful patients.

How Can We Help?

Do you have a question about a particular dental procedure or want a second opinion? Call Canal Vista Family Dental today to speak to one of our Princeton dental team members — we’ll be happy to assist you!

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