(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 manager)

Hello I am Marlena and I have been in the dental industry for the past 23 years and my most favorite part of those years have been the last 8 with Dr. Gorab and his team. I am a native Jersey girl and after spending a number of years in Florida in a corporate dental setting it was nice to regroup and find my home here at Clifton Oral Surgery. I enjoy so many aspects of my job which include talking to patients about their dental treatment and helping them with their insurance questions or complimenting our hard working staff on their excellent patient care. I love working along with my administrative team we strive to provide a fantastic experience for all our patients.

In my free time out of the office I get to enjoy my 4 beautiful daughters and our 2 handsome felines Leo and Junior. When we are not skipping around the Magic Kingdom we are usually on a court of a field playing basketball, volleyball and softball. We are also annual members of the Out of the Darkness Walk.



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.



Denise (Financial Coordinator)

Hello my name is Denise and I have had the pleasure of working in the dental field for the past 10 years. I initially started as a dental assistant in the Bronx, NY and later found that the administrative setting was the place for me! I am happy to answer all of your questions, plan for appointments, and make your visit as positive as can be. I am here to assist you through explaining and discussing your insurance benefits and enjoy working with you on the financial aspects of your dental needs.

I love the energy of our team; they share my primary goal which is to help you! When I am away from the office I love spending time with my husband John and our 3 year old son, Aiden. I look forward to meeting you!



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.

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.



Karla (Surgical Assistant)

Hi my name is Karla. In 2008 I received my certification in Dental Assisting from Berdan Institute in Wayne. After graduating I was given the opportunity to become part of the professional team at Clifton Oral Surgery. My position as team leader for the assistants is very rewarding. It gives me the motivation and desire to give all I can. The ability to help and build relationships with patients, getting positive feedback and providing exceptional patient care gives me pride in my work. I feel very fortunate to work with such talented doctors and dedicated staff. I welcome the opportunity to meet you and provide you with a comfortable and caring visit.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to the beach and traveling.



Yesi (Surgical Assistant)

My name is Yesi. I graduated from Fortis Institute in 2014 and currently am attending Bergen Community College to complete my Associate’s degree. I love being part of a team and working side by side with the doctors on a variety of different procedures.

I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends. I like fitness and traveling, especially going to the Jersey shore whenever possible.



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.



Karen (Surgical Assistant)

My name is Karen and I have been working at Clifton Oral Surgery for 7 months and been have been in the dental field for 3 years. I graduated from Fortis Institute in 2015. My mother is in the dental field which inspired me to proceed with my career in dentistry. I enjoy exercising, competing in cross fit and traveling.

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