Scott A. Blum, DMD, FAGD
Dr. Blum is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he received first-rate training in all aspects of general dentistry. Dr. Blum completed his Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency with UMDNJ. Dr. Blum has earned his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD).
A Colonel in the New Jersey Air National Guard, Dr. Blum is the Air National Guard Assistant to the National Guard Bureau Joint Surgeon General for Global Health Engagement,State Partnership Program and International Health Specialist Program.
He is very proud of his military service and has over 37 years time in service to the Nation and the Great State of New Jersey.
Aileen Valencia, DMD
Dr. Aileen Valencia was born and raised in South Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree in Biomathematics from Rutgers University in New Brunswick and later her Doctorate of Dental Medicine, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2010. She went on to complete her general practice residency at Hackensack University Medical Center, where she received advanced training in a variety of dental disciplines (prosthodontics, implantology, oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, and pediatric dentistry), while providing dental work for medically-compromised, pediatric, and developmentally disabled patients. When she’s not practicing dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, watching movies, and trying out new local restaurants.
Melanie Lee, DMD
• New Jersey Dental Association
• Basic Life Support provider
Dr. Lee graduated from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She went on to complete her General Practice Residency (GPR) at Newark University Hospital. At this level I trauma center, she was responsible for providing comprehensive and emergency dental care. At the conclusion of the program, Dr. Lee received the first-place award for a clinical case presentation at the University’s annual postgraduate research showcase.
Dr. Lee gained additional experience working as an associate dentist for practices in New Jersey. In her time as an associate, she has developed an interest in the management of dental discoloration and white-spots. Developing phased treatment plans to address dental complications or functional and esthetic concerns is another passion of Dr. Lee’s.
When she is out of the office, Dr. Lee enjoys singing karaoke and participating in autocross racing events. Dr. Lee is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two mischievous cats that keep them busy. Dr. Lee loves to talk about dining experiences and share information about local businesses that she likes to visit.
Charles Ranson, DMD
Dr. Ranson is a general dentist who owned and operated his own office, Ewing Family Dentistry, for over 25 years. Dr. Ranson is a graduate of The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio majoring in Biology. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine at UMDNJ- New Jersey Dental School in Newark, NJ. Prior to owning his own dental practice, he was a general dentist in the US Navy where he did a General Practice Residency at Naval Hospital Oakland in California. His next duty was onboard a ship in San Diego and then was stationed at Lakehurst Naval Engineering Center in Lakehurst, NJ. Dr. Ranson has been married to his wife Sharon since 1980. They reside in Ewing, NJ. They have three children and two grandchildren. and is currently working part-time for Correctional Dental Associates in Trenton providing dentistry to youth correctional facilities. Dr. Ranson enjoys music, reading, hiking, and visiting US National Parks.
Leeann Reider, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist; CPR certified
Leeann has been treating patients for over 20 years since graduating from Camden County College’s dental hygiene program; Leeann joined the practice in 2010. She currently lives in Cherry Hill with her husband and daughter. Leeann is a life-long Phillies fan and likes to take pictures and scrapbook in her spare time.
Ashlee McHugh, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist; CPR certified.
Ashlee graduated Camden County College’s dental hygiene program and joined the practice in October 2014. She likes to explore the outdoors and is always looking for a new trail to hike. She enjoys practicing yoga, with goals of becoming a yoga instructor to compliment her career as a hygienist. In her spare time, Ashlee likes to travel and plans to visit every state in the U.S.
Angela Soos, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist; CPR Certified.
Angela graduated in 1995 from NYU’s dental hygiene program then went to receive her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Health Education at New York University College of Dentistry. She has devoted her time building strong relationships with her patients and is committed to making hygiene appointments a positive experience. She loves educating her patients on their overall oral health and believes that creating a healthy oral environment leads to overall better health. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, taking continuing education classes, and spending time with her husband and four children.
Natalie Szabo, CDA
Certified Dental Assistant; CPR certified.
Natalie brings over 25 years of experience to the office. Her professionalism makes her patients relaxed and comfortable and allows the doctors’ procedures to flow smoothly. She lives in Mt. Laurel with her partner Karen. In her spare time, she loves being outdoors, golfing, dancing, and traveling.
Dental Assistant; CPR Certified;
Dental Assistant; CPR Certified; Completed Dental Assisting program at Fortis Institute in Lawrenceville. Brittany is lifelong resident of Springfield Township, NJ. She loves hunting, fishing, and spending time with her two beautiful daughters. She loves to be outdoors every chance she gets .
Born and raised in Florence, Nicole’s cheerful personality greets patients in- person and on the phone. Her interaction with our patients includes scheduling appointments, verifying insurances, and assisting with any other administrative needs. Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, friends, and family.
PATRICIA (TRISH) BLUM, RN
Office Manager/Registered Nurse; CPR certified
In addition to being Dr. Blum’s spouse, Trish is responsible for the daily office operations. She manages and coordinates all administrative and personnel functions. They have a son, Tyler, and she enjoys reading and traveling the world.
Administration/Dental Assistant/Licensed in dental radiology; CPR certified
Born and raised in Florence Twp., Jennifer has been with the practice since its inception in 2002. She is the first person that you will meet as she will greet you with her lovely smile and warm and welcoming personality. She manages the reception desk and also performs dental assisting duties. She lives in Eastampton with her husband, Ken, and two children, Jordan and Kenny, and Greater Swiss Mountain dog, Lando. In her spare time, Jennifer attends/coaches her children’s sports activities.