Meet the Team

Caroline Ponko, RDH, BS

Dental Hygienist

With over thirty years over experience in dentistry, Caroline is key to keeping our patients smiles healthy. She’s responsible for performing hygiene care and educating patients on the proper habits and at-home care to maintain their beautiful smile. An alumna of the Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Caroline is committed to one-on-one care and loves interacting with her patients. After relocating to Maryland from Rhode Island with her husband, Matthew, she became a member of the Maryland Dental Hygiene Association and started delivering exceptional care to patients at our office. Carline has two daughters, Chiara and Caitlin, both enrolled at Universities in the state of North Carolina for Doctorate programs. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and dogs, as well as cross-stitching, reading and gardening.

Jessica Maynard

Clinical Coordinator

Her intentions may have been to originally run an animal rescue but after her high school teacher secured her an interview with Dr. Chincheck over seventeen years ago, her career path quickly changed. She’s worked with Dr. Chincheck ever since, and is responsible for ordering supplies, maintaining the exam rooms, handling minor IT issues, and any other assistance the team may need. Jessica thoroughly enjoys the commitment to patient care exhibited by Dr. Chincheck, and how each patient is given a voice and a space to be heard. The individualized care is a perfect atmosphere for someone as a compassionate and empathetic as Jessica. She is an avid traveler, having already visited thirteen states and eight different countries outside of the U.S. Over the weekend, you may find her at the local farmer’s market or relaxing with her husband, Dennis.

Lauralyn McManus

Sterilization Assistant

I feel fortunate to have been chosen as the newest member of Dr. Chincheck’s team! I am excited to learn and grow as the sterilization assistant, I and am so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the team! After earning my B.S. degree in Biology from Bloomsburg University and marrying my wonderful husband, I decided to stay home with my 3 children while they were small. Now that my children are older, I am excited to be able to pursue my dream of working in the health field. In the short time I have been with Dr. Chincheck, I have noticed the genuine care and concern she and her team have for their patients. Every patient is treated with kindness and respect, and the whole team takes the time to make each patient feel at ease and comfortable when they step foot in the office. I am thrilled to be a part of this office and look forward to each new day. When I am not in the office, I enjoy watching my children at their sporting events, spending time with my husband, reading suspense novels, and gardening. I am looking forward to meeting you!

Ramona Fotheringham

Dental Assistant

A native of Germany, I discovered my professional passion and began my career as a dental assistant in 1998. I have over 23 years of experience in the field. I obtained my dental assisting certification from Eberhardt-Gotheim Institute in Mannheim, Germany. After becoming a Maryland resident in 2004, I furthered my education at CCBC with a certificate in Expanded Functions Dental Assistant.

While living and working in my home country, I met my husband whom proudly serves in the U.S. Army. I am devoted to serving fellow wives and families of the U.S. military. My husband and I have one daughter who is the love of our lives. As a family, we enjoy camping, hiking, and providing a loving home to rescue dogs. I am an essential oils enthusiast and enjoy educating others about the holistic benefits of essential oils.

As Dr. Chincheck’s lead chair-side dental assistant, I provide skillful, compassionate care and find fulfillment in connecting with and getting to know our patients.

Amanda Block

Office Administrator

I am the Office Administrator. I handle the day to day operations of the front office along with helping back of the house when needed. I’m very excited be part of the team and work with great group of ladies.  I have over 14 years of experience in Dental Administration and really enjoy seeing people’s transformations. I warmly greet and checkout patients with a smile. When I’m outside of the office, I enjoy traveling, cooking and spending time with my boyfriend and 2 cats.

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