Meet Our Staff


Office Manager

Julie is our office manager. She oversees all of our daily operations. Julie keeps our office running smoothly and efficiently by handling office scheduling, billing, insurance details, patient records and correspondence with specialists’ offices regarding patients.

Prior to entering the dental field, Julie attended Kean University and FIT. She began work as a fashion merchandiser. Julie has over 15 years experience in dentistry, and has been with Dr. Busby for over 15 years. Her friendly and caring disposition as people enter the office make patients immediately feel comfortable and welcome in our office. Julie takes pleasure in being familiar with our УfamilyФ of patients, and all those she has come to know well, over the years of seeing them every six months!

Julie lives in Springfield with her husband Tom and two sons. Brandyn is 9 years old and Adrian is 5, providing Julie with no rest, but lots of fun when she gets home from work! She loves to exercise, shop and travel in her spare time.



That smiling face at our front desk or on the phone on Tuesdays is Kathy.  Originally Kathy started with Dr. Busby just to “help out” a few days a week while Office Manager, Julie was on maternity leave.  5+ years later, Kathy is still with us and Julie gets a bit of extra time with her family.

To the job, Kathy brings not only her friendly demeanor, but also a solid financial background from a career in finance and banking.  Kathy and her husband live a “stone’s throw away” from the office with their dog Tootsie.  They are not far, either, from their three grown children who all live and work in NYC.






Liya joined our team as a dental assistant in 2003. She brings over 10 years’ experience in the dental field to our office. She is a Certified Dental Asst (CDA) and a Registered Dental Asst (RDA). Additional credentials include a Radiology license and CPR certification. Liya has worked in several areas of dentistry, helping patients at chair side, as well as aiding patients with their treatment needs and insurance. Between her educational backgrounds, her valuable experience in oral surgery and periodontist offices, and her cheerful demeanor, Liya is a valued asset to our practice.

Outside of the office Liya stays very busy enjoying her family, friends and home. Liya lives with her fiancé Chris and their son Mason, in their new home.




Candace came to the Busby dental practice in October of 2011. With 29 years experience working in dental offices, Candace is comfortable taking on a wide variety of chair side, radiographic and laboratory tasks. Watching the innovation of new techniques and materials in the dental field is amazing to Candace; but not as satisfying to her as caring for the patients and tending to their needs.

When not working at her profession, Candace works as a volunteer Firefighter for the Mountainside Fire department. Candace enjoys gardening and resides in Mountainside with three of her four children.




Barbara , one of our four hygienists, has been with our practice over 12 years, always on Friday! Barbara attended the Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors. She maintains yearly continuing education in various dental topics. In addition to her excellent clinical skills, Barbara brings her gentle, caring persona to her patient interactions.

Barbara is a long time resident of Short Hills, having lived here since 1987. She enjoys seeing friends and neighbors at our office. She lives with her husband Mike. They have two daughters Erin and Katie, and a new son-in-law, David. Barbara enjoys reading, tennis, gardening and traveling. Often those trips take her to see her children!


Dental Assistant

Donna joined our practice in 2007 as a Dental Assistant. After 2 years Donna took a ‘sabbatical’ from Dr. Busby’s practice to finish her Dental Hygiene study at NYU School of Dentistry, get married and start a family. Fortunately for us, she returned to the office as a Dental Hygienist in June of 2012!

Donna loves getting to know her patients and learning about them. As a mom with young children, Donna is patient and understanding of our younger patients as well as our more “seasoned” ones. Donna loves the “one on one” with patients that practicing dental hygiene allows her. She is continually taking continuing education courses and is very careful about keeping her CPR certification up to date!

Donna and her husband David have two children; big brother Logan (4 years old) and little sister Kenzie (2 years old). The Kornas’ enjoy the outdoors and spending time with family and friends at their place in PA, at home in South River or where they both grew up and still have strong roots in Kearny.



Linne is one of our dental hygienists. She holds an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the State University of New York at Farmingdale. She has been a hygienist for over 20 years; and with Dr Busby since 1998. She maintains continuing education credits and CPR certification.

She loves her job; caring for her patients and helping them maintain good oral health. Linne’s great sense of humor and joie de vivre always brings laughter and levity to the office.

Linne has lived in Maplewood since 1992 with her husband Chip. They have 2 daughters and 1 son. She enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with her wonderful dogs.