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. Ashley Gomes-Moore is the newest addition to the Coastal Dental Family. She has dreamed of being a dentist from a young age. She graduated from Assumption College, where she majored in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, and minored in Art. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She has a passion for art and science which she takes into the office everyday, and takes pride in providing beautiful and healthy smiles. She has a calm and caring demeanor that patients find very comforting. In her spare time she likes to keep active by running and hiking with her dog, painting, and reading.
Cassie has been in the dental field since 2008, when she started out as a dental assistant. When Cassie joined Coastal Dental, she was ready to take on a new challenge by accepting the position of office manager. Her extensive knowledge of the clinical aspects of dentistry has helped her be a great patient advocate. When it comes to scheduling, insurance coordination, or financial arrangements, Cassie is ready to answer all your questions. In her free time, Cassie enjoys hanging out with her husband and 2 sons.
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.
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.
Jamie is thrilled to be working at Coastal Dental! She is a recent graduate of Davis Applied Technology College (Kaysville, UT), who has also earned her CDA. Patient care & comfort, as well as educating young children about taking care of their teeth are top priorities for Jamie (before working as a dental assistant, Jamie spent many years teaching).
Jamie is new to both assisting & Rhode Island. She and her family love New England and hope to remain in Jamestown for many years!
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