The Amazing and Caring Team At The Office Of Robert J. Martino, DDS And Allison Sceppaguercio, DMD


Office Manager/Financial Coordinator

Melissa has been working for Dr. Martino for over 19 years and has been in the dental field for over 25. Her responsibilities include scheduling, billing, insurance coordinator, and recall. Melissa is the proud mother of two daughters, Brianne and Katelyn and enjoys spending time with them.

Melissa was born and raised in Westfield and continues to make Westfield her home. In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with friends, travelling, and gardening. Among her favorite things to do is enjoying a beautiful day at the beach. She also enjoys a good concert or play. Melissa takes great pride in her job and taking care of all of our patients’ needs. Providing excellent customer service is very important to her. She has taken on many new responsibilities of late and has taken them on with enthusiasm and skill.



Laura has also been working for Dr. Martino for almost 20 years and has been a full time dental hygienist for 36 years. Laura is married and the proud mother of two. She grew up in Carteret. Laura is an avid reader and loves to exercise. Spending time at the beach is one of Laura’s favorite things to do and looks forward to the summer every year. Laura’s pride and joy is her grandson Benjamin. Laura cherishes the relationships that she has established with her patients over the years. She loves helping her co-workers and considers them all friends. Laura is a very compassionate hygienist and is dedicated to helping her patients overcome any fears of dentistry that they may have. Her commitment to promoting oral health is what makes so many patients request Laura as their hygienist.



Lynn has been a hygienist with Dr. Martino for several years. She has been practicing dental hygiene for her entire career and loves helping all of her patients…from the smiling faces of children to those with more advanced gum (periodontal) problems. Educating her patients is very important to Lynn and she will take the extra time needed to help them to keep their smile healthy.

Lynn has raised two children in Cranford and is now enjoying life as an “empty nester” with her husband. She loves to travel but never to the same place twice! In her free time, Lynn also loves gardening, decorating, and cooking (& eating too!). She is always interested in learning and staying educated on all of the latest advances and trends in dental hygiene. Lynn says that if she won a million dollars, she would go back to school! She has been a wonderful addition to our team and has quickly become an integral part of our office family.



Cheryl joined our team in 2018 and has been a wonderful addition to our office. Her positive and friendly personality helps put our patients at ease and helps to make their experience a pleasant one. Cheryl has been a dental assistant for over 20 years. Having worked for a prosthodontist for many years, Cheryl brings many skills to the office allowing us to offer several additional services to our patients. Cheryl has many interests outside of work including running and spending time at the beach. She is a “foodie” and is always ready to talk about good food.  Cheryl is also a “DIY-er” and enjoys home projects like refinishing furniture.  Above all, Cheryl enjoys spending time with family and friends.


Dental Hygienist

Debbie has been working for Dr. Martino since May of 2021. Despite being relatively new to the team, Debbie has been a Dental Hygienist for over 30 years! Debbie grew up in Sussex County, NJ and has been married to her husband for over 22 years. Debbie is very proud of her two daughters Alyssa and Taylor. Their family recently rescued a 10 month old puppy named Delilah. What’s extra special about this adoption is that Debbie’s brother and his wife, who live right next door, adopted Delilah’s brother Jax! So not only does Debbie live next door to her brother, but so does Delilah! When Debbie is not caring for her patient’s oral health, she enjoys spending time outdoors. Whether it’s a hike by the lake or soaking up sun on the beach, Debbie loves it all. She enjoys spending time in her garden and in the winter she loves to ski. If you’ve met Debbie, you know she loves a good laugh and there is plenty of laughter to be had in our fun office. If you were to ask Debbie what she loves most about her job, she would tell you that she loves meeting people. Being a people person, Debbie loves to establish relationships with her patients and getting to know them. She wants nothing more than to help them keep their mouths healthy and thus helping their overall health. Next time you are in the office, please say hello to Debbie. You will find that she is a patient, caring, and kind person. She is a true team member and has become a valuable addition to an already incredible staff.


Appointment/Financial Coordinator

Naica has been a member of our dental team for one year.  Naica is relatively new to the dental field, having been a dental assistant now for two years.  Naica brings an eagerness to learn and calming presence to our patients.  She instantly became an integral member of the team.  If you ask Naica what she enjoys doing outside of work , she will tell you eating and sleeping! Besides that, she also likes to read and spend quality time with friends and family. She likes road trips, volleyball, bike riding, puzzles, and knitting. Naica is a middle child and has two brothers.  Her favorite color is hunter green and here’s a fun fact…she loves to spell words! She would surely win an office spelling bee! Naica loves being a dental assistant here. She especially loves how everyone is willing to help each other no matter how busy it gets. She appreciates being appreciated which encourages her to show more appreciation for her peers and leaders. Naica has been a wonderful addition to our team and we look forward to all of our patients meeting her.