Bennett R. Shanker, DDS

dr-shankerDr. Shanker graduated from Ursinus College in 1980 with a B.S. in biology. He then attended Temple Dental School and graduated in 1984 with his dental degree. He entered practice with his father, Milton Shanker, D.D.S., for the next 25 years. He established a private practice in Tabernacle, New Jersey, (Burlington County) in 1989 while still practicing with his father. He then purchased a second practice in 2011 located in Bridgeton, New Jersey, at 249 Laurel Heights Drive. He continues to practice in both offices.

Dr. Shanker is a member of the ADA, NJDA, and Southern Dental Society. He has had advanced implant restoration training and takes over 40 credits every 2 years in continuing education.

Dr. Shanker has been married to his wife Sharon for the past 30 years and they have three sons and two wonderful dogs!

As a second-generation dentist with over 30 years of experience, you can feel comfortable and confident at Shanker Dental.


Meet Our Team

Providing our patients with a pleasant, comfortable dental experience is our highest priority! Our dental team in Bridgeton, New Jersey, is highly trained and skilled, and we strive to provide friendly, high-quality service to each patient. Our team at Shanker Dental looks forward to taking care of you and your smile! We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more about us and to schedule your next visit with our dentist, Dr. Bennett R. Shanker.

Karen Christian, C.D.A., R.D.A.

karenKaren is our Dental Receptionist. She graduated from Middlesex County College in 1982 with her dental certification, registration, and X-ray license. Karen is ready to help our patients with their dental insurance, scheduling, and basically any concerns that our patients may have. Karen has 33 years of dental experience, including assisting the doctor and all aspects of the front office. She is always ready to help our patients understand their dental insurance that can be confusing at times. She is always smiling and one of the first people you will see when you come into our office!


Sandy Syring, Office Manager

sandySandy is our office manager with over 20 years of experience. She will help you with all aspects of your dental visit, especially with payment financing, scheduling, and any other concerns that the patient may have.

Sandy is always smiling and is also one of the first people you will see when you visit Shanker Dental.


Marla Murphy, Dental Assistant

marlaMarla Murphy is our dental assistant and has over 28 years experience. Marla is also x-ray certified.

Marla will make you feel comfortable from your first visit and calm any of your fears. She is very knowledgeable in all areas of dentistry and will answer any questions that you may have.


Kelly Ternay, R.D.H.

kellyKelly is our dental hygienist. Kelly graduated in 1991 from Camden County College with an associate degree in applied science. Her degree also includes expanded functions as a dental hygienist. She has been practicing dental hygiene for over 23 years.

Over the years, Kelly has established a following and a long-lasting rapport with her patients. She provides a comfortable and caring atmosphere that keeps her patients returning to our office.


Lisa M. Maychak, RDH

Lisa’s dental career started at the age of 17 with her family dentist, doing clerical duties in the office. Shortly after she moved to chairside dental assisting. She applied to the dental hygiene program at Camden County College, was accepted, and graduated in 1999. Lisa also has her local anesthesia permit. She has worked for over 11 years for a local periodontist, where she developed a strong passion for treating patients with gum disease. We are very happy to have Lisa join our team, and our patients are very happy with Lisa as well.