Cosmetic Dentistry Staff

Bloomfield Avenue Dental Associates

All professionals at Bloomfield Avenue Dental Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Dr. Sonia Barbosa-Ruiz


Cosmetic Dentist in Drexel Hill, PA

Dr. Barbosa-Ruiz was born and raised in Bogota Colombia area. She attended Colombia Dental School in Bogota Colombia where she earned her DDS. She moved to the United States and in 1991 received her Preceptorship in Periodontics at the University of Texas in Houston. This program enhances the preceptor's knowledge necessary for evaluation and treatment of patients with periodontal diseases and implant needs. She was a clinical instructor for both the University of Texas Dental Branch and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry. She continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in Philadelphia earning her DMD in 1994. She has


Dr. Joseph Costa

Dr. Costa grew up in the Chicago suburbs where he attended elementary and high school. After high school, he moved to Florida where he attended Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Costa graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. While an undergrad, he was a member of the academic honors fraternity, Order of Omega and received a Citation of General Honors for his academic achievements.  Read More...


Stephanie Aaron, RDH

Stephanie Aaron is our registered dental hygienist. She is a Harcum College graduate and has been a part of our office since 2015. While growing up, Stephanie always enjoyed visiting the dentist, which is what eventually led her to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene. Stephanie's favorite part of her job is working with each patient to find a home care routine that works best for them and seeing their improvements upon return. When Stephanie is not working in the dental field, she is teaching a variety of dance classes to young kids.


 Loretta McKlindon Shoup (Lorie), RDH

 Loretta McKlindon Shoup (Lorie), RDH

Born and raised in Drexel Hill. Attended St. Bernadette Elementary and graduated high school from Villa Maria Academy. Lorie attended Weidner University and graduated from Temple University for Dental Hygiene. Her love for dentistry was shared by both her father and brother with whom she practiced for many years.

Keeping current on courses addressing social and physical trends and how they affect dental health is very important. Being able to relieve anxiety and see patient improvement makes for a rewarding career.

Lorie has two grown children. A son in South Philadelphia, and a daughter with one grandson living in Northern Virginia.

Hobbies include reading, hiking, fishing, and travel. Also, babysitting whenever needed!!