Dentist in Bordentown, NJ
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Certifications of the Doctors
Our doctors and staff are fully trained in the most up-to-date and latest technology with superior capabilities. Our staff is CPR certified. Our doctors are A.C.L.S. (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Certified and are accredited members of the following organizations:
- D.O.C.S. - Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation
- A.G.D. - Academy of General Dentistry
- N.J.D.A. - New Jersey Dental Association
- A.D.A. - American Dental Association
- A.A.C.D. - American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Alina Lyons, D.M.D.
Dr. Lyons has practiced dentistry since 1989. She studied physics in Poland before coming to the United States in 1982.
She graduated from Bradley University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. In 1989, she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Lyons served her country as a dentist in the US Air Force at McGuire AFB with the rank of Captain, before starting Lyons Family Dentistry in Bordentown in 1993
Dr. Lyons loves helping patients achieve their optimal dental health! She listens to their concerns and formulates the best approach with them.
Her interests include family, traveling and the theater!
Aparna Chawla, D.D.S
Dr. Chawla has been practicing dentistry since 2000.
She graduated from St. Mary's University in 1996 with an honors degree in Biology. In 2000, she earned her Doctor of Dental Degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Dr. Chawla is a ceritfied instructor in meditation and breathing techniques for stress management. She has volunteered thousands of hours helping adults, teens and children with these techniques.
Dr. Chawla's goal is to help patients feel calm and relaxed about their dental treatments.
She enjoys traveling, dancing and spending time with her family.
Irene Ekladous, RDH
Irene has been in the dental field since 2008 and with Lyons Family Dentistry since 2016. She was employed in a general dentistry practice where she received on-the-job training and was responsible for office support as well as assisting the dentist in various procedures. Within a few years, Irene continued her studies and graduated Middlesex County College with a degree in Dental Hygiene.
When Irene is not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Lindsay Leip, RDH
Lindsay has been in the dental field since 2004, where she started as an assistant in a multi-specialty practice. She then expanded her studies and graduated with honors from Burlington County College in 2010 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined Lyons Family Dentistry in early 2017.
She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and three dogs!
Danielle Gardella, R.D.A., Clinical Manager
Danielle has experience in the dental field since 1998 and has been with Lyons Family Dentistry since 2008.
She completed the Dental Radiology course at BCIT and continued her education to get her license for CDA/RDA. She is always looking for ways to enhance her dental skills.
Danielle loves spending time with her family and friends!
Heather Bencivengo, Treatment Coordinator
Heather has been with Lyons Family Dentistry since October 2015. She started off as a student-in-training through the dental assistant program with the Fortis Institute and was hired full time with us in December.
Heather loves to spend her down time with her friends and family.
Melissa Haines, RDA
Melissa has been in the dental field since 2002 and with Lyons Family Dentistry since 2016. She attended Middlesex Community College for Dental Radiology and furthered her education to earn her CDA/RDA.
Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and children as well as exploring her photography hobby.
Heidi Bingham, Office Manager
Heidi has experience in the dental field and with Lyons Family Dentistry since 2005. She is a former customer service banking representative.
She was a biology major at Lebanon Valley College.
Her interests include horses, sports, snowboarding, and dancing!
Katie Giambelluca, Patient Coordinator
Katie has experience in the dental field and with Lyons Family Dentistry since 2006. Prior to that, she was in customer service for 12 years.
She studied Liberal Arts at Mercer County Community College.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and children!
Janay Wilson, Administration
Janay has been working in dental for 8 years. She began as a file clerk and worked her way up to office manager in 4 years. Janay attended Delaware State University studying Accounting. She joined Lyons Family Dentistry in March of 2017.
In her free time she enjoys singing, the beach and spending time with family and friends.