Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Dr. Maureen Bennett





We are pleased to formally announce the addition of Dr. Bennett as Dr. Furlong’s first associate since starting her practice in 2001. According to Dr. Furlong, “I always knew that eventually I would like to have another orthodontist to share ideas with; two brains are better than one!”  Fortunately, Dr. Furlong was seeking an associate at the same time that Dr. Bennett’s husband had a job opportunity in New Jersey.  After working together for the last few months, it’s clear that Dr. Bennett is a perfect fit!”

Maureen Bennett, D.M.D., practiced in several offices in Massachusetts after completing her orthodontics residency at Tufts University, Boston MA in 2014.  Prior to that, she graduated among the top of her class in Tufts Dental School with several prestigious awards.  Before dentistry, Dr. Bennett had a career as a Registered Nurse and worked during her breaks from Dental School.

Dr. Bennett is married to her husband, Brian.   In her free time, she likes to cook and go to the gym.




Administrative Team


I began working with Dr. Furlong in 2001 as our insurance coordinator and also part of the administrative team. Each day, I have the opportunity to interact with more than 50 patients and their families, a part of my position that I really love. There is always something exciting going on in our office!  

My family includes my husband, Anthony, my two sons, Vincent and Luke, and our Mini Dachshund, Baron. When I am not in the office, I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy interior decorating, design, and art. 

Something interesting about me that you may be surprised to know: Dr. Furlong and I are childhood friends. We were cheerleaders at Jackson Memorial High School, and also on Pop-Warner!


I began working with Dr. Furlong in August 2013 as part of the Administrative Team and am also the Marketing Coordinator.  I love interacting with all of our patients and their families. It’s wonderful to see the amazing “before and after” photos when treatment is completed.

In 2014, I became an adult orthodontic patient. I completed my treatment in 2016 and couldn't be happier with the end result- a beautiful smile I am proud to show off every chance I get!

When I am not in the office, I love spending time with my family. I’ve been married to my husband John for 22 years and we have two children, Jordan and Joshua. We also enjoy traveling and deep sea fishing.



I joined Dr. Furlong’s team in 2012 and began working in the dental field in 1999. I am one of the treatment coordinators, as well as part of the administrative team. I am glad to be part of this wonderful team of women, who I work alongside each day.    

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and moved to New Jersey in 2009. My family includes my husband, Larry, our two beautiful daughters Courtney and Briana, and our adorable cats, Sammy and JJ.

When I am not in the office, you may find me at a Bon Jovi concert, listening to 80’s music, or spending time with my family. I also enjoy doing craft projects, gardening, and decorating my home.


I began working for Dr. Furlong in 2009. I first met Dr. Furlong when she began her career over 20 years ago while working in another office. My position in the office is the financial coordinator.  I take care of the financial aspects of our patients’ treatment. Every day, our team and I begin with a goal to make our patients’ treatment far surpass their expectations.

My husband Walter and I reside in Jackson. We have two beautiful daughters, Stacey and Katie, and two adorable grandchildren, Maks and Julian. When I am not at Jackson Orthodontics you might find me shopping, listening to oldies music, bike riding, vacationing in the Caribbean, or singing Karaoke with friends and family. 

Some interesting facts about me that you may be surprised to know: after 35 years I can still twirl my baton from my majorette days in high school. When I was in Bermuda, I swam with the dolphins!

Treatment Team

Geri, CDA, RDA

I have been working with Dr. Furlong and in the orthodontic/dental field since 2009. As our clinical coordinator, I am responsible for overseeing the treatment area and ensuring that every patient’s treatment is a positive experience. I love orthodontics because I get to be one on one with my patients and in return often gain lasting friendships. It’s so rewarding to help them achieve amazing smiles!

I love going to the beach, shopping and hanging out with my family and friends. I have a Yorkie named Brody.

Alex, CDA, RDA

I began working with Dr. Furlong in 2013. I have been in the dental/orthodontic field since 2009. I am a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant. I love the beautiful results and smiles we see on our patients every day.  

My family include my huisband Ryan and my two step-daughters, Kailynn and Carley. When I’m not at Jackson Orthodontics, you may find me enjoying Sunday brunches or dinners with my family, or going to the beach with my sisters.  

Something interesting that you may not know about me is that I graduated from Jackson Memorial High School in 2009. I played both varsity lacrosse and field hockey. I also coached the Jackson Pride Lacrosse team!

Coming soon:


Christina, RDA




Treatment Coordinators

Shannon, CDA, COA, RDA

I have been working with Dr. Furlong since 2002 and in the orthodontic field since 1996. I am a certified and registered dental assistant, as well as a certified orthodontic assistant. I was Dr. Furlong’s clinical coordinator for many years, and decided that it was time I took my orthodontic knowledge out of the treatment area, and apply that knowledge into the new patient consultation. I had an early phase of treatment when I was eight. I had a great experience with braces and enjoy giving other children and adults the same.

My family includes my husband Tony, my daughter Nina, and my dog Jet (who was named after our favorite sports team). My hobbies when I am not at work include fitness and shopping. I also love to spend time with my family and enjoy going to the beach.

Dona, RDA

I have been working with Dr. Furlong since 2009 and have worked in both general dentistry and orthodontics since 1985. I am a Registered Dental Assistant and also a treatment coordinator. I meet patients who have come to the office for the first time as well as those who have been part of our family and are now ready for to start their orthodontic treatment. Transforming someone’s smile is such an amazing process; to see the smile on a patient’s face once the braces are off is so satisfying! It’s wonderful to be a part of the Jackson Orthodontics team; we all work together to help our patients get the best orthodontic care possible. We all love what we do and each other!

My husband Michael and I have two children, Dylan and Alyssa. We have two dogs—Cooper is an Australian Shepherd and Sawyer is a Bernese mountain dog. We love spending time at the beach and supporting our children in their full time volunteer work.   We love Disney and try to go as often as possible!

Office Manager

Wanda, RDA

I have been working with Dr. Furlong since 1997, and we opened Jackson Orthodontics together in 2001. When I started with Dr. Furlong, I was one of her assistants. Later on, I tried my hat at all other aspects of the office until I found my home as the office manager. In my opinion, orthodontics is the most rewarding of the dental fields. You become close with the patients and their families since you see them for more frequent visits than their general dentist. Witnessing the transformation in our patients throughout their treatment is the most amazing thing.

My family includes my husband Wally, my three sons Walter, Maximillian, and Sam, and my dog Cooper. I enjoy decorating my house, shopping, cooking, being involved with my boys and their sports and activities, and spending time with my family and friends.










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