Dr. Kathy - D.M.D
I grew up in nearby Gloucester Township and graduated from Highland High School. I always loved going to the dentist as a kid, but it wasn’t until my last year at Albright College that I decided to make dentistry my career. I attended UMDNJ- NJ Dental School (now Rutgers School of Dental Medicine). It was there that I met my future husband and partner, Matt Bickel. I came back to South Jersey to do my residency. After 5 years of working with other dentists, Matt and I decided to have a dental practice of our own. We each found that we enjoyed different aspects of general dentistry. I chose to pursue more education in orthodontics, and have loved helping to transform the smiles of children, teens, and adults. In the last several years, I have expanded my practice to treating infants who are affected by tongue and lip ties. What a joy they are! Along the way, Matt and I were blessed with 2 wonderful daughters, Katarina and Julianna. I’m so proud of both of them! When I’m not being a dentist, I enjoy the outdoors, especially in summer. I love to read, preferably with a cat on my lap. And on Wednesday nights I am the Sparks Director at my local church’s Awana Bible Club. These K-2nd graders are so much fun to hang out with!
Dr. Matt - D.M.D
I grew up in Lake Parsippany in North Jersey. I always knew I would become some kind of doctor, it was all I ever wanted to be. I attended Rutgers University and majored in biology. It was my love of fishing that pushed me into dentistry as a career. When I was about 10 years old, my dad enrolled me in a fly tying class ( a craft I still practice 40 years later), and a couple years later a fly rod building class (again something I still do today). I decided to take my desire for a medical career and my skills of working on tiny things with my hands and put them together in a dental career. It was the best thing I could have done! Why? Two reasons- First, I LOVE what I do, and not many people can say that about their job. Second, I met the love of my life, Kathy, in dental school! We graduated from UMDNJ, NJ Dental School (now Rutgers School of Dental Medicine) in 1992. We did a one year residency here in South Jersey in 1993. We were married in August of 1993. After a few years working for other dentists, we started Dayspring Dental in 1998. It was our dream to work together in a different kind of dental office, a place where people felt at home. We decided to pursue different areas of dentistry so that we could each provide something unique for our patients. My areas of concentration are on root canals and implants. But, all work and no play makes Matt a dull boy, so when I’m not at the office you will most likely find me OUTDOORS! You might find me roaming the woods and fields with my 2 bird dogs, Chocolate and Blaze. Or, you might find me standing in a stream with a bamboo fly rod in my hand (made by me, of course) casting a fly (tied by me, of course) to a brown trout. Or, you might find me a paddling a kayak in the bay at 1am fly fishing for striped bass. Or you might find me in the middle of the pine barrens plowing my Jeep through a giant mud hole.You will most likely also find me spending time with the family I love, Kathy and our 2 daughters, Katarina and Julianna. Julianna also works with us, which I love so much! We are also very active at our church where I run our Wednesday night Awana kids program, and serve on the Elder Board. I hope to see you at the office soon!
Terri - RDH
I am Terri Brown.I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist for nearly 30 years now and I love it! I grew up here in Washington Township.It’s so nice to be practicing hygiene in my home town. I have been a part of Dayspring Dental for over five years now. What a great bunch of people to work with! Every single one of them always puts the patient first. It's nice to be in that kind of environment because that's how I like to practice as well.
Mary - Dental Assistant
I have been married to my husband, Mike for 36 years. We have 3 wonderful children and 1 beautiful granddaughter. I have 20 years of experience as a Dental Technician. In the lab I carved porcelain crowns. The experience of matching shades has been a plus at Dayspring. I took a 16 year break to raise my children. Then seven years ago I came to work for Dr. Matt and Dr. Kathy. I love being part of their team. When not at work I enjoy being with my family, crocheting, crafts, and going to Wildwood.
Alyssa-Rae - RDA
Hello! My name is Alyssa-Rae! I graduated from the dental assisting program at Camden County College in May and became a part of the amazing team at Dayspring in June. When I'm not at work I enjoy trips to the beach and spending time with my closest friends and family. When I'm at work I love catching up with all of our ortho patients every few weeks that they're in and having the chance to see so many adorable babies!
Beth - Office Manager
I have been in the dental field for 37 years, and 18 of those years have been with Dayspring Dental, that should tell you something. I am a wife and mother. I have 3 sons and 6 grandchildren. Oh, I can't forget my baby, Master, he is my dog. I love riding motorcycles, drawing and most of all spending time with our patients. I love talking, and getting to know them. So many are like family.
Jules - Sterilization Technician
I’m 16 years old and a junior at Washington Township High School. I hope to be a sign language interpreter one day. One of my favorite things to do is read. I also love music, art, and travel.
And we're not beyond having a little fun!
Common Dental Problems
- My tooth hurts!
- I feel a hole in my tooth
- A piece of my tooth broke off
- My teeth are sensitive to cold things
- My gums bleed when I brush. Is that normal?
- I'm embarrassed to smile
- I wish my teeth were whiter