Dr. Jennifer Kuchar graduated as the Valedictorian at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. She founded Coastal Dental in pursuit of her vision of a practice dedicated to exemplary patient care. Dr. Kuchar has a passion for treating all types of patients in a way that makes them comfortable, that's why she offers sedation for those who are anxious or fearful. When not tending to patients at the office, Dr. Kuchar enjoys training for triathlons with her husband, John.
Dr. Daniel Mejia was raised in Mexico City. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Biology from the College of William & Mary prior to earning his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He loves getting to know all of his patients and takes pride in providing outstanding care to every single one of them. In his spare time Dr. Mejia enjoys exercise, outdoor activities, traveling the world and rock climbing.
Liz is our rock. Since 2000, she has made sure all of our operations run smoothly for both the staff and our patients. As the primary ambassador of our practice, Liz meets every patient and is always ready with a warm, welcoming smile. She is responsible for facilitating patient-office interactions, such as scheduling appointments, greeting patients, making financial arrangements, and assisting patients with their insurance processing. She has a degree in computer accounting and an astute understanding of our high-tech conveniences. Liz is an avid reader and loves spending time with family.
Debbie has recently joined the practice. She is a graduate of UMASS Dartmouth, and has a background in dental assisting. Debbie is part of our front office staff with skills in scheduling, insurance processing, and billing. She is also bilingual, which is a major plus with our Portuguese community. She spends her free time with her husband and son Cooper, and their dog Harley.
Jane brings more than thirteen years of dental experience to this practice. Her focus is on educating and helping her patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. Her favorite part of being a hygienist is the long-time relationships she builds with her patients. Jane graduated from Bristol Community College's very selective and competitive Dental Hygiene Program with an Associate of Science Degree. She is CPR and AED certified and a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association and the Bristol Community College Dental Hygiene Alumni Association. Jane enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, skiing, and gardening.
Cathy has been in the dental field for 10 years. She continued her dental assisting journey and became recognized as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2013. Cathys is a humanitarian at heart, and she has a natural ability to make people feel at ease. She loves to give back, and this year marks her 4th year volunteering at the RI Mission of Mercy. Cathy enjoys reading and spending time with her 4 year old daughter, Talia.
Shawndra has always had a passion for dentistry and patient care. She started off as a dental assistant straight out of high school, and has been in the field for 10 years. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with her Bachelors degree in 2012. She currently resides in Portsmouth, RI with her husband Jorge and works in both our Jamestown and Fairhaven offices.
Adrienne is a graduate of Bristol Community College where she obtained her associates degree in dental hygiene in 2000. With over 15 years experience in the dental field she is no stranger to the world of teeth! She lives at home with her loving boyfriend and two beautiful children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dog Snoopy around the park.
Chelsea is a graduate of The Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School in 2011. She is always attending continuing education classes to advance her knowledge of the dental field to give her patients the best experience possible. She takes a lot of pride in what she does, and is always getting incredible feedback from her peers and patients. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Meaghan graduated from Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School in 2014 with a certificate in dental assisting. Since her graduation, she has enjoyed learning and expanding her dental knowledge. She is presently attending BCC to pursue a degree in Dental Hygiene. In her spare time Meaghan likes to go biking, hiking and enjoys reading. Meaghan brings a ton of energy to Coastal Dental.
Lannon has always had a passion for dentistry and has been in the dental field for over 10 years. She has experience in many different areas of dentistry, and continued her dental assistant career and received her license as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2013. Lannon has a passion for learning and growing, and is constantly continuing to further her knowledge and certifications. She currently resides in Westport, MA with her fiancé, Ryan, and cat, Stewie. In her spare time she enjoys watching sports and spending time at her families cabin in New Hampshire.
Monique began her career in the dental field back in 2010 when she graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. Right out of high school, she knew she wanted to pursue a career as a Dental Hygienist. She went on to receive her Associates Degree in Health Sciences from Bristol Community College in 2013. From there, she graduated from the competitive Cape Cod Community College Dental Hygiene Program in May of 2017 where she received her Associates of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Currently, she is completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene Education through Mount Ida College. Monique enjoys working closely with patients and is passionate about oral health and patient care. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities, reading, spending time with family, and going to Patriots’ games with her boyfriend, Ben.
Farrah graduated from Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Tech with a certificate in Dental Assisting. While in school she interned with Coastal Dental 2-4 days a week. After graduation, Farrah joined our team as a Dental Assistant, where she has continued to help our patients achieve a smile they are proud of. You can usually hear Farrah in the office laughing and having a good time with our patients and staff. She’s always there to make your experience the best possible. Farrah enjoys spending her free time with her friends and family.