(973) 778-7171
1439 Broad St., Clifton, NJ 07013

Our Staff

Administrative Staff

Our administrative staff have years of experience and are well versed in both dental and medical insurance policies. They have been well trained to provide you with the efficiency you deserve and expect.
Their main focus is to handle all of your concerns and needs to the highest level of proficiency.

All of our staff members are CPR certified. Each member of our staff is willing to assist patients with questions, concerns, scheduling, and patient care. Our main goal and focus for patients is to have a comfortable, happy and safe experience in our facility. We pride ourselves on being professional and courteous. Our state of the arts facility protects your privacy, while providing warm, personalized treatment. Patient confidentiality is of foremost importance to ensure that our patients feel comfortable and safe in discussing expectations and apprehensions. We anticipate your visit with us is a pleasant and memorable one.

Marlena (Office Director)

Hello I am Marlena and I have been in the oral surgery field for the past 27 years and my favorite part of those years have been the last 12 with Dr. Gorab at COMS. I love working along side my administrative and clinical teams, we strive to provide a fantastic experience for all our patients.

In my free I enjoy spending time with my 4 beautiful daughters finding new adventures, traveling and our annual Disney trips.


Melissa (Implant Coordinator)

Hi my name is Melissa! I have been in the dental field since I was 17 years old. My passion for dentistry started when I was only a junior in high school. Since then I found my true passion in oral surgery. I have been part of the Clifton Oral Surgery team since 2006. My favorite part of the practice is sharing knowledge of dental implants with my patients and team members. I am the implant coordinator for the practice and serve as a liaison between the patient, their dentist and our practice. When I’m not talking about implants I am enjoying spending time with my three children. We enjoy all outdoor activities and trying new things.


Jackie (Patient Coordinator)

Hi my name is Jackie and I’m here to ensure that every visit is a comfortable & pleasant experience for the patient, from the initial phone call to their first and last visit in our office. I’m the first person they meet and the first smiling face they see. I have been working in the dental field for about 9 years now. I handle all aspects of the front desk from scheduling to insurance and financial arrangements.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, baking and traveling.

Ashley (Patient Coordinator)

My name is Ashley and I’m here to ensure that all patients are taken care of from first phone call, to last visit. When I’m not taking care of patients, I am studying for a degree in Biochemistry. In my free time I enjoy eating and cooking great food, spending time with my family, trying new things, and traveling.

Surgical Team

The surgical staff at Clifton Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, is comprised of exceptionally qualified Oral & Maxillofacial assistants. They are highly experienced in administration of IV anesthesia, out patient care, and all aspects infection control. Exactness, precision, and accuracy are our surgical team’s main focus while exhibiting the highest degree of compassion and professional care.


Jamie (Surgical Assistant)

Hi I’m Jamie. I am a surgical assistant at Clifton Oral Surgery and I love assisting the doctors in surgery because I like helping patients every day. I enjoy the relationships I am able to create with the patients so they feel comfortable in our office. My co-workers keep me laughing every day and keep it a positive and happy working environment. When I’m away from work I like to spend time with friends and my boyfriend. I like to travel, and enjoy reading. My favorite place to travel to is a beach for relaxation and sun tanning.

Pricilla (Surgical Assistant)

Hi my name is Pricilla. I received my certification for dental assisting in 2017 from Fortis. After graduation I was given the pleasure to work with the team at Clifton Oral Surgery. I love work in the surgery aspect of dentistry and assisting in different types of procedures alongside the doctors. There is always something new to learn. I enjoy being part of a team who always keeps me on my feet and are very dedicated. Working very close with patients and helping them seek comfort throughout a procedure is a very important part of my job and I love knowing that I was able to them in any way possible.

Outside of the office I attend classes at Passaic Community College. I love spending most of my free time with my daughter, son and boyfriend, traveling, playing sports and experiencing new things.

Sarahi (Surgical Assistant)

My name is Sarahi. I am an assistant here at Clifton Oral Surgery. I love what I do at the office by making sure patients feel very relaxed, comfortable and have the knowledge regarding the treatment they receiving. It makes me feel great knowing the patients had a pleasant experience with us. I myself am very caring and friendly as well as a sweetheart with a sweet tooth for sweets!

During my free time I like to get artistically creative and spend time with my family and friends.

Tamera (Surgical Assistant)

Hello, my name is Tamera. I am currently a surgical assistant at Clifton Oral Surgery, Recently I graduated top of my class at Fortis Institute and getting ready to taken my X-ray exam. I love working with my team at COMS, they are supportive and helpful teaching me all the ins and outs of the office. My favorite experience so far is learning about placement of implants and sinus grafts. I am very eager to keep learning and mostly adding that extra touch to our patients to let them know we are here for them.

In my free time out of the office I love spending my time with my son and family. I also enjoy cooking, studying, and listening to music.

Caroline (Surgical Assistant)

Hi my name is Caroline, I have been a dental assistant for 9 years. I just recently joined Clifton Oral Surgery in 2020 and its been a pleasure working side by side with such a professional team. I know that a dental office can be scary and unpleasant place, but my goal is to make sure that is not the case. I want our patients to be completely satisfied and leave our office with a smile.

When I am not in the office I enjoy reading the bible, cooking, and fixing things. I also enjoy spending time with friends, family and my cat Milo. I looking forward to meeting with you!!

Samantha (Surgical Assistant)

Hi I am Samantha, I am a surgical assistant at Clifton Oral Surgery. My favorite part about being an assistant is being able to touch a patients life in a positive way.

In my free time I enjoy going to the beach, shopping and spending time with my family and friends.

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