Meet Our Team

Blanca Soto-Aguilar, DMD

Dr. Soto was born and raised in South Jersey. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Rutgers University, and was trained as a Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She graduated from UMDNJ with high honors.

In her pursuit of post-graduate education, Dr. Soto completed a one year residency at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ. She has been associated with the practice (previously Jefferson Dental) since 2002 and took over the practice in 2014 changing its name to Westampton Dental.

Dr. Soto established Westampton Dental to provide professional, ethical and comprehensive dental health services to the patient community she serves. Her philosophy advocates full body health through the practice of dentistry. Maintaining dental health is paramount to maintaining full body health since many diseases can first manifest in the mouth.  She provides a high standard of care, has excellent patient rapport, communicates effectively and is sensitive to the needs of her patients.

Dr. Soto is a member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association and the Southern Dental Society. She is certified to provide Invisalign clear braces to our patients.

She and her husband have two children. The family enjoys going camping and canoeing together in their free time.

Ruth C. Megill, DDS

Dr. Megill hails from Mt. Holly, New Jersey. She earned her BS in biology from Moravian College in Pennsylvania, then graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1981. Since 1987, Dr. Megill has been part of our talented dental team. In 1988, she completed a postgraduate program at Comprehensive Orthodontic Institute*, and she continues to pursue advanced education in the latest dental techniques. Besides offering comprehensive dental treatment, Dr. Megill offers treatment in functional orthodontics and she is certified in Invisalign clear braces.

Her husband of 30 years, Jack, is a research biologist at BM Squibb in Pennington. Together, the Megills raised three children, Lucinda, Heather, and Scott, of whom they are particularly proud. Away from the office, Dr. Megill enjoys gardening and reading. She’s also a very good cook.

Yosh Jefferson, DMD

Originally from Mount Holly, NJ, Dr. Yosh Jefferson earned his DMD from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

In his career, Dr. Jefferson was past president of the New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry and International Association for Orthodontics. He served on the AGD Council on Legislation, AGD Strategic Advancement Committee, NJ ADA Legislative Council, and is a consultant for the NJ State Board of Dentistry. Dr. Jefferson was also editor of the International Journal of Orthodontics, and his work has been published in national and international journals. He lectures nationally and internationally on the diagnosis and treatment for facial beauty and its enormous effect on total health and wellness. He offers treatment in functional orthodontics, TMD/migraines, sleep apnea, and major oral rehabilitation and cosmetic dentistry

Apart from his professional life, Dr. Jefferson enjoys time with his wife, Millie. They have two children, son, Daven, and daughter, Kelsey. Photography is a special interest, and he enjoys skiing, tennis, and going to the gym to stay healthy and fit.

Jenit Rodriguez, Business Manager

Jenit grew up in Bristol, PA, and has been with the practice since 2001. Jenit considers her colleagues and our patients her family and enjoys the relationships built here.

Jenit is tasked with keeping the office organized and serves our patients efficiently. She is married with two lovely daughters. Jenit speaks fluent Spanish and has been a tremendous asset to the practice. In her free hours, Jenit spends quality time with her wonderful family and friends and likes traveling to new places.

Christine Shiffer, Head Dental Hygienist

Christine has worked at the practice since 1984. She graduated from Temple University and was honored with the Morris W. Rudnik Award for oral pediatrics. Christine is proud to work with a great team of dental professionals. She enjoys learning about and using state-of-the-art dental technology. Every day, she looks forward to coming to work and seeing her familiar – and new – patients.

In her free time, Christine enjoys gardening, dancing, and watching football. She and her husband, John, who works at NJTPA, have three children. Christine’s mother still lives in town, so the family enjoys getting together on the weekends.

Sandy Richardson, Head Dental Assistant

Sandy has been with us since 1995, and we are privileged to have her serve as our head dental assistant. She attended BCC and has a passion for educating patients, meeting new people, and working with our talented team.

She and her husband, Jim, have two children, Brianna and Chelsea. Sandy likes quad riding, boating, and sitting on the beach. At home, she enjoys gardening in the company of her kitten, Babie.

737 Holly Lane, Suite 1, Westampton, NJ 08060 USA
Blanca Soto-Aguilar, DMD Westhampton, NJ Dentists (609) 261-1199 office@Westamptondental.com