• About Us

  • Dr. Patricia Grantham

    I’m Dr. Patricia Grantham and I have a love for treating patients and being a part of our community here in Ocean County. I grew up in a small town in South Carolina called Turbeville, but I now call Manahawkin my home. After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in both biology and chemistry I continued my education at Temple Dental School in Philadelphia. In dental school I met my now husband Dr. John Butler, who is a practicing orthodontist at Southern Ocean Orthodontics in Manahawkin. (He’s from Brick, NJ which is how I landed here.) I have been a practicing general dentist for over ten years and I love what I do. Before starting Shore Smiles Dental Arts in Waretown, I worked in many dental practices in North and Central New Jersey.  When not working I enjoy spending time with my two girls Capri and Dolce who keep us busy and entertained with dance classes, music classes, endless hours of nail polish, Barbie dolls, and smiles. Sometimes patients will see Capri bouncing around the office because she says she wants to work with Mommy one day.

  • Tamara

    Being in the dental field for 13 years, I started off as an assistant.  I always knew I wanted to further my career and become a hygienist.  Growing up in Jackson, NJ where I graduated high school, I later attended Ocean County College.  From there, I went on to graduate the dental hygiene program of Burlington County College in 2010.

    For the past 7 years, I have thoroughly enjoyed being in this profession.  I genuinely care about improving one’s oral health.  I strive to provide a comfortable and gentle experience for everyone I treat.  Creating a strong, trusting relationship with my patients is key!

    In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, crafting and going to the beach.  I now reside in Barnegat with my husband and two boys.

  • Traci

    I graduated from Ocean County Vocational Technical School in 2007 as a Certified Dental Assistant.  I am happily married and the proud mom of two young children who keep me very busy.

    In my spare time, I enjoy going to the beach and spending quality time with my family and friends.

  • Jean

    I graduated from Ocean County Vocational Technical School’s dental assisting program and have been working as an assistant for the past 3 years. I love working with patients and ensuring they are comfortable through all phases of treatment. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I was born and raised in Brick Township but now live in Lakewood with my husband of 2 years.

  • Melissa

    I have been working in the dental field for the past 16 years and enjoy coordinating care for patients and helping them with all their scheduling and insurance questions. When you come into our office I will greet you with a smile ready to exceed all of your expectations. My compassionate and energetic personality shines through and translates into top quality customer service. I am a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in business. I grew up in Brick but I have lived in Barnegat for the past 15 years. Most weekends you will find me at cheer competitions with my teenage daughter or relaxing on the beach!