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.
Melissa, Patient Coordinator started in December of 2017. She graduated from Crown College in Knoxville, TN with a business and accounting degree. She has over 7 years experience working in general dentistry offices. In her spare time she loves to travel, visit new places and restaurants, and is a photographer. She also loves to spend time with her fiance and their two dogs Jasmine and Ginger.
Kim, Insurance Coordinator joined us in November of 2017. She graduated from Georgie Medical Institute in April 2007, where she completed the Dental Assisting program. Over the years, Kim has gained experience in many aspects of the dental office. She loves spending time with her husband and their 2 children. When she has some free time, she enjoys time with friends, going to the beach and traveling.
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 Business 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 Louie, and trying new places to eat.
Deb, Dental Assistant, joined Canton Valley in August of 2017. She graduated in 2005 from Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan in the dental assistant program with an Associates Degree in applied arts and sciences. She has built her skills over the years working in different dental offices. In her spare time she also enjoys spending time with her children and family.
Rachel, Dental Assistant, began working with us in April of 2017. She is currently continuing her education with a focus in Nursing. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, visiting wineries, gardening, and spending time with friends 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.
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
Brianna, Registered Dental Hygienist joined our hygiene team in 2017, but has been a member of our practice since 2012. She graduated from Tunxis Community College in 2016, where she obtained her Associate of Science degree in dental hygiene. When not working, Brianna enjoys spending time outdoors or with family and friends. She also loves visiting her parent's beach home in Westerly Rhode Island.
Erika, Registered Dental Hygienist joined our hygiene team in February 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.