Staff

Lauren M. Cannavo DMD


Dr. Lauren Cannavo attended the University of Scranton where she received her bachelor's degree in Biology. She obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ and was selected to complete a General Dentistry Residency program at Overlook Hospital, an affiliate of the renowned Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Dr. Cannavo has been proudly serving the dental community for almost ten years and keeps current with the latest advances in dental medicine by regularly attending continuing education courses. She is an active member of the New Jersey Dental Association as well as the American Dental Association. Over the years she has used her gentle and caring chair-side manner to build positive and trusting relationships with patients of all ages.

Dr. Cannavo met her husband, Christopher, while attending the University of Scranton. In 2015 they relocated their family to Warren County and look forward to raising their children in Christopher's hometown of Washington.


Christopher Cannavo

Christopher Cannavo

Chris is the head of business operations and community relations. He is also the building manager; overseeing all renovations, landscaping and equipment maintenance.

Chris moved to Washington in 1987. He attended Brass Castle Elementary School and graduated from Warren Hills Regional High School in 1998. Growing up in Washington, Chris played little league and high school baseball, he was a member of the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America and he is especially proud to have been on the ’94-’98 Warren Hills wrestling teams including the ’97 Group III State Championship team and the ’98 Group III Sectional Championship team.

Chris met his wife Lauren (Dr. Cannavo) while they were undergraduate students at The University of Scranton. Chris went on to get a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from The City College of New York and he taught 3rd grade in New York City from 2004-2016. He is currently on family leave from his teaching position.

Chris and his wife have been blessed with three wonderful children, Joseph, Gia and Michael. Chris is a member of the Washington Borough PTO, the Warren Hills Youth Baseball Association and he participates with the Warren Hills Wrestling Club. He helps coach his kids’ baseball, wrestling and soccer teams. He also helps organize the Annual Warren County Wiffle Ball Tournament. He expects to win a championship this year on Warren County Dental Center’s sponsored team, Washington’s Teeth.

Chris is thrilled to be back in his hometown of Washington helping his wife grow a family friendly dental practice while raising their three children in a community they both feel very proud to be a part of.


Callie Bootsic

Dental Assistant

Callie Bootsic

Callie is a Certified Dental Assistant; she graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Warren County Community College in 2011. She started assisting Dr. Cannavo at Warren County Dental Center in November, 2015.

Callie is a highly qualified assistant. She has attended multiple OSHA seminars and has a very high standard for sterilization. She has a license in dental radiology and is CPR certified. She is very knowledgeable in the field of dentistry and she’s very compassionate about patient care. Callie is always excited to meet and greet our patients and she treats them like family. She enjoys teaching patients about procedures and basic care techniques to help them further understand what they are or will be having done. She is very good at comforting all patients whether they are children, adults, seniors or patients with special needs. Callie is very empathetic and takes pride in always giving patients the best care possible.

Callie graduated from North Hunterdon High School and lives in Hunterdon County. She looks forward to meeting and building relationships with all of Warren County Dental Center’s new and existing patients.


Lisa Carroll

Dental Hygienist

Callie Bootsic

Lisa graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree from Bergen Community College in 2008. She has worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist for the past 8 years and has recently earned her license in local anesthesia. She attends continuing education courses regularly to stay current with the newest advances in dentistry. The best part of her job is providing patients with the highest quality care and her greatest reward is seeing a patient's oral health improve.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She loves reading, cooking, hiking, and mountain biking.


Erin Shay

Front Office Manager

Erin Shay

Erin is a certified medical and coding specialist. She has been working in medical and dental offices for almost 15 years. She loves helping people and strives for excellence in customer service. Erin takes seminars and continuing education courses to ensure that she stays current on all insurance and billing information.

Erin was born and raised in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and graduated from East Stroudsburg High School in 2000. She married her high school sweet heart, Michael and ironically- they share the same birthday. Erin and Michael have two boys- Mikey and Christopher. In her spare time, Erin enjoys taking canoeing trips on the Delaware River and spending time with family and friends.


Phyllis McAuliffe

Hygienist

Erin Shay

Phyllis received her Associate's Degree from Essex County College and she graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Phyllis has been a practicing dental hygienist for over 26 years and she has experience working in a periodontal office as well as family practice.

Phyllis lives in Lopatcong, where she’s lived with her boys- Billy, Nicky, and Danny for the past 8 years. She is very involved in her sons' sports teams.

Phyllis truly loves the career that she chose and she looks forward to meeting new people everyday. Phyllis is thrilled that Warren County Dental Center gives her the opportunity to work closer to home and with a familiar colleague- Dr. Cannavo.