Kwiatkowski Employee of the Year at OHI

Posted on December 21, 2011 By

For her outstanding efforts and dedication to the underserved residents of Ocean County, Monika Kwiatkowska, Jackson, the dental coordinator for OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), has recently been named OHI’s 2011 Employee of the Year.  Dr. Theresa Berger, CEO, presented Kwiatkowska with a plaque from the Board of Directors, the management team, and the staff of OHI.

Kwiatkowska works with Dr. Deborah Brown, OHI’s dental clinical director, to ensure the Lakewood and Toms River dental departments are providing exceptional dental care and are in compliance with all regulatory agencies, and all OHI policies and procedures. More than 4,800 dental patients, ranging in age from one year to 95, received dental care from OHI in 2011.

Dr. Berger said, “Monika, who has worked at OHI since 2004, has always demonstrated exceptional compassion and professionalism to all dental patients, consistently going above and beyond the call of duty.”

Before joining OHI, Kwiatkowska was a dental assistant in the dental department at Kimball Neighborhood Health Center, Lakewood, New Jersey. She completed her dental assistant course at Ocean County Vocational School, New Jersey, and holds her New Jersey dental radiology license.

Dentists at the Lakewood and Toms River sites are available Monday through Friday, beginning at 8:00 a.m.  For dental appointments, call 732-719-6633. For further information about OHI, contact Jennifer Corey, marketing coordinator, at the Lakewood offices of OHI at 732-719-9026.

About Ocean Health Initiatives

OHI, a federally qualified health center (FQHC), with locations at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; and 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; and 333 Haywood Road Manahawkin, provides comprehensive preventative and primary care, including pediatrics, maternal and child health, prenatal, WIC, universal immunizations, and dental health to the area’s uninsured, underinsured, and undocumented residents on a sliding-fee scale, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay.

Dentists are available in Lakewood from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mon. – Fri.; Tuesdays to 6:40 p.m. In Toms River, dentists are available from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

OHI has a bilingual staff available to assist patients and callers. To become a patient of OHI, call a representative in the Call Center at either 732-552-0377, Toms River, or 732-363-6655, Lakewood.  Visit for further information.