Meet the Team

Meet the team.

From left to right: Ryan, Fran, Alan, Jessica
Fran Stern

Fran Stern

Fran’s is the warm and welcoming voice you hear when you call our office. She will listen to you, discuss all of your concerns, and help you to schedule your visits to our office. Fran and Alan Stern got married one week before he started his dental school education and has been at his side personally and professionally for his entire career.

Fran and Dr Stern opened the office together in 1987. In that time, she has served both as Dr Stern’s assistant and as his front desk person. With 36 years of experience in dentistry, Fran understands just about every aspect of what we do and can help with all of your logistical, financial, and even dental questions.

Fran and Alan have two adult children, Neil and Tracey, are celebrating four decades of marriage, and are going stronger and better every day.

“My joy at work comes from listening to you, getting to know you, and making our office a big part of the quality of your life. Alan and I enjoy great health and I am here to help our team make that happen for you”


Ryan Martisch, RDA

Ryan Martisch, RDA

Born and raised in Union Beach, Ryan comes to us after 6 years in Maryland with her husband, Joe, a US Air Force Veteran.

We are delighted that Ryan, Joe, and their sons, Jaxson and Jameson have returned home

Ryan is our chairside assistant. She is with you from the beginning to the end of everything we do for you. Her comforting presence and knowledge of health, wellness, and dentistry are very special.

“I love being able to touch the lives of the people I meet here”


Jessica Raper, RDH

Jessica Raper, RDH

Jessica is one amazing dental hygienist. Her gentle, effective technique is only outdone by her sincere care for everyone she comes in contact with.

Born in Suffern, NY, Jessica graduated West Liberty University in West Liberty, W. Va with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene.

Jessica came to us in 2008. She and her husband, Brandon live in Atlantic Highlands with their daughters Lilly and Evie. In her very minimal spare time, Jessica loves being with her family.

“My favorite part of my job is developing relationships with the people I see here. I love hearing about their lives and families. I also love seeing the improvement in their health as our relationship grows”

Meet the team