Meet Our Staff
We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a patient.
Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!
Claire, Registered Dental Hygienist
Claire is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She received her Associates of Science Degree with Honors from Holyoke Community College in 1975. She graduated in 1993 from Springfield Technical Community College with an Associates of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.
Claire skillfully performs professional dental prophylaxis in a gentle and caring manner to both adults and children. She assists patients in oral hygiene education and performs a variety of preventative services. She uses a state-of-the-art piezoelectric ultrasonic scaling system, which cleans and removes bacteria from teeth with a gentle stream of prophylactic irrigation. Claire attends continuing educational courses yearly to stay up-to-date with dental advancements.
Claire loves tennis, kayaking, golfing and many other outdoor activities.
Kim, Certified Dental Assistant
Kim received her B.A. in psychology from Keene State College in 1991. Once exposed to the dental profession, she passed her DANB (Dental Assisting National Boards) radiology, infection control and chairside assisting through Springfield Technical Community College in 1995. She has been on board since 2000.
Kim has many expanded duties including taking x-rays, making temporary prosthesis’, performing in-house whitening, expanded lab work and MSDS coordinator. She enjoys educating patients about procedures and ways to achieve improved oral health. She attends many yearly continuing education courses to stay abreast of the latest technology within the dental field.
In her free time, Kim enjoys running, working out, gardening and reading. She appreciates working in a team-oriented practice.
Autumn, Office Manager
Autumn is a 2003 graduate of Smith College with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. Autumn received her dental radiology certification (for the state of Massachusetts) through Springfield Technical Community College in April 2005 and values dental continuing education.
As office manager, Autumn provides administrative assistance while educating our patients about the value of good oral health and communication. Autumn helps patients with their scheduling and financial needs as well as dental insurance inquiries. She also strives to promote a stress-free and harmonious environment for the patients, staff and doctor.
Autumn and her husband, John, enjoy music, movies, spending time with their daughter, friends and family and participating in a variety of athletic activities.