Our Practice

Dr. Marlayna C. Best

Dr. Marlayna Best earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Rhode Island in 2005, graduating cum laude, and her bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2008, graduating magna cum laude, followed by her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2012. She then completed a one-year general practice residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Best is a member of several prestigious professional organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
  • New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)

Dr. Best is committed to providing you with high-quality, gentle dental care to meet all of your needs for a healthier, more attractive smile.


Dr. Cassandra Shahinian

Dr. Cassandra Shahinian began her career in dentistry over ten years ago as a patient care coordinator and dental assistant.  During that time, she fell in love with the profession and was inspired to become a dentist.  She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of New England in Portland, Maine.  Devoted to creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Shahinian prioritizes providing her patients with a comfortable and caring environment.  She enjoys working with children and adults to deliver evidence-based comprehensive care.

Dr. Shahinian married her husband James in 2019 and welcomed their beautiful daughter Everly in 2021.  As a family they, enjoy spending their free time going for walks, bike rides, and taking trips to the shore in the summer.


Meet Our Team

Our dental team at Best Dental Care NJ, LLC is dedicated to providing you with the care you need in a welcoming, warm environment. Our staff is made up of caring, friendly individuals who strive to give you the best possible care for a healthy, happy smile. To learn more about us and to set up your next visit with our skilled dentist, we welcome you to contact our dental office in Newton and Andover, New Jersey, today. We are eager to get to know you better!


Newton Office:

Kenneth Olsen

Office Manager/Front Desk

Nicole Caputo

Dental Hygienist, RDH

Kelly Boyle

Dental Assistant

Kat Ferguson

Dental Assistant


Andover Office:

Susan Dennison

Office Manager/Front Desk

Amanda Chirico

Dental Hygienist, RDH

Sandra Matowik

Dental Assistant

Kat Ferguson

Dental Assistant

Location

8 Lenape Rd, Andover, NJ 07821

Phone: (973) 786-5588

Email: [email protected]

  • MON: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • TUE: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • WED: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • THU - FRI: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SAT - SUN: Closed
Contact Us

40 Park Place Suite 108, Newton, NJ 07860

Phone: (973) 383-5700

Email: [email protected]

  • MON: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • TUE: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • WED: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • THU - FRI: Closed
  • SAT: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SUN: Closed
Contact Us