Meet Our Friendly Canton, CT Dental Office Staff
The first thing you'll notice when you walk into our Canton family dental practice is the incredibly friendly and inviting atmosphere. Members of our staff have been hand-picked to provide you the best possible experience during your visit to the dentist. Learn more about our team below.
Jill, Office Manager, has been with Canton Valley Dental since March of 1989.She graduated from Rochester Dental Assistant School in 1980 and completed an office management program in 2010. On her off time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her Golden Doodle Franchesca.
Andrea, Business Office Manager, has worked for Canton Valley Dental since July of 2008. She graduated from University of Connecticut in 1998 with a Psychology degree. On her off time she enjoys going to the beach with her husband and daughter, taking walks with her 2 dogs, and going to concerts.
Heather, Insurance Coordinator, joined the Canton Valley Dental team in June 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her 8 year old daughter, reading and gardening. She also enjoys spending time with family, especially her sister, niece and nephew.
Julia, Treatment Coordinator, joined the Canton Valley Team in May 2017. On her time off, she enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors with her boyfriend and two dogs. Also when she is not busy renovating and redecorating her home, she enjoys traveling with her family and catching up on the latest fashion trends.
Kamran, Office Assistant, has grown up as part of the CVD family and is proud to be working here. He graduated from Avon High School in 2014 and is currently attending Central Connecticut State University. During his free time he enjoys sailing and fishing with his family and friends.
Tracy, Certified Dental Assistant & Lead Dental Assistant, graduated from Tunxis Community College with a degree in dental assisting in 1991. She joined the Canton Valley Dental team in January of 1994, where she enjoys providing long term patient care. When she is not working, she loves going to the beach and trying new restaurants with her husband.
Tina, Dental Assistant, started working at Canton Valley Dental in October of 2008 after completing dental assisting school at Tunxis Community College. In her spare time she enjoys spending her summers on the beach in Old Saybrook. Most recently Tina and her husband welcomed their first child; a boy in October of 2015.
Michelle, Dental Assistant and Office Assistant, joined Canton Valley Dental in May of 2014 after completing dental assisting school at Porter and Chester Institute. She has two children who keep her very busy and active. When she is not taxiing the children to sport activities, she loves to spend time on the boat with her boyfriend and family, hiking or walking trails with her French Bulldog Luigi, and trying new places to eat.
Sam, Dental Assistant, began working for Canton Valley Dental in March of 2016. When she is not working she enjoys cooking and spending time with her children and family.
Melissa, Registered Dental Hygienist & Lead Dental Hygienist, has been practicing dental hygiene with a passion for periodontal care and patient education at Canton Valley Dental since 1995. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Dental Hygiene from West Liberty State University. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter. She also likes hiking, biking, gardening and knitting.
Heike, Registered Dental Hygienist, after graduating from dental hygiene school in October of 1988 joined our practice and has been working here ever since. She has two children with her husband. When she is not working she enjoys her dogs and boating with her family.
Erika, Registered Dental Hygienist, started working for Canton Valley Dental in February of 2015. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of New Haven where she was also a member of the dance team. In her free time she enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending time with her adorable golden retriever puppy.
Lauren, Registered Dental Hygienist, joined Canton Valley Dental in February 2014. She graduated from Lincoln College of New England where she obtained her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2013. She currently resides in West Hartford with her husband, Kemston. They welcomed their first child a girl, in November 2016.
Renee, Registered Dental Hygienist, started working at Canton Valley Dental in January 2015 after previously receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Mount Ida College in 2013. When not working, Renee enjoys reading, hiking, and touring Connecticut Wine Trails with her family.