Meet The Team

Steven Cohen, DMD

Dr. Cohen grew up in Westfield New Jersey and attended Westfield High School in Westfield, New Jersey. From there, Dr. Cohen received a B.A. in History from Syracuse University. He received his dental training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry now Rutgers University where he received his D.M.D. . After graduating, Dr. Cohen completed a Fellowship in Oral and Maxillo-Facial surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, University Hospital. 

Dr. Cohen then joined the Bayonne Dental Group in Bayonne New Jersey, where he practiced for 20 years. During his first two years of practice, Dr. Cohen received a Fellowship in Implant Dentistry from the New Jersey Implant Institute. Dr. Cohen continued his education by completing the necessary prerequisites to obtain a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Cohen then went on to complete his certification to become an Invisalign preferred provider. 

Dr. Cohen prides himself on being available to his patients whether it be a simple filling or a painful emergency. He has always advocated that no one should have to deal with pain and be in discomfort. He was a member of the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry and served as President in 2022. Dr. Cohen is a father of three and has been married for the past 26 years to his wife Katie.  

Emily Sheppard DMD

Dr. Emily Sheppard is a talented and dedicated dental professional. She served the veteran community at the Lyons VA as part of their General Practice Residency (GPR) program. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, where she demonstrated a strong commitment to providing exceptional dental care, earning the Rutgers Dental esthetics award her senior year.

Prior to pursuing her career in dentistry, Dr. Sheppard graduated magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College, where she excelled academically and honed her skills in various leadership roles. As a dental practitioner, she is passionate about patient education and preventative care, aiming to ensure her patients maintain optimal oral health.

Outside of her work, Dr. Sheppard enjoys spending time with her beloved Goldendoodle, George and staying active. Her compassionate and caring nature extends to her personal life, and she is known for her strong commitment to both her patients and her community.


Yvette grew up in the Bronx and has been practicing for 28 years. She enjoys reading & watching her sons play baseball.



Sandy is our hygienist. When not working she enjoys spending time with her children at the beach & traveling.


Patient Coordinator

Luz has been in the dental field as patient coordinator for over 15 years. She loves to spend her time outside of the practice with her children.



Amanda enjoys welcoming patients with a warm smile and engaging introduction. Being involved and helping patients with their needs is truly a passion of hers. She loves to work with the team to help patients feel great about their beautiful smiles. Amanda is a Dental Hygiene graduate from Eastern International College. When not in the office, Amanda loves spending time with her dog and working out.


Insurance and Credentialing Coordinator

Erin is a Registered and Certified Dental Assistant who has worked alongside Dr. Steven Cohen for the past 27 years. In that time, she has developed skills in all aspects of the dental field. She has previously worked for Invisalign as well, traveling to multiple offices in the US and Canada to do hands-on staff training. Erin is now the Insurance and Credentialing Coordinator for our company and couldn't be happier with her position. In her free time, Erin enjoys living the simple life. She is happily married and has two amazing and kind teenage boys. Erin is also a true animal lover. She has a small hobby farm that includes 3 dogs, 4 hens and 3 miniature goats.


Front Desk

As front desk at Livingston Smiles, Stephanie loves helping patients and making them feel comfortable around the office and the staff. She joined us recently in 2022, bringing 4 years of experience as a Medical Assistant. When not working, Stephanie enjoys playing with her rabbit (Luna), her leopard gecko (Kai), and her family. She also enjoys trying new recipes in the kitchen and binge-watching movies and shows.


Dental Assistant

Marissa has a solid foundation in the dental field, with over 8 years of experience as a Dental Assistant. She believes in promoting oral health as an essential part of overall health. Whether working with a young child feeling nervous about their first cleaning, or an adult facing a complicated dental procedure, Marissa has an uncanny ability to make patients feel happy, proactive, and empowered about their oral health. Outside of work, Marissa enjoys spending time with her dog (Moana), dancing, and kickboxing.



Melissa has been a hygienist for 12 years and in her spare time she loves to
hike and travel.


Dental Assistant

Peter is a dental assistant with over 17 years of experience providing efficient and competent service in busy dental clinics. With his sense of humor and contagious smile, Peter strives to make patients feel comfortable and at ease. In his spare time, Peter loves to play the bass guitar, but most of all, he loves spending time with his family.