Canton Dentist Staff

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
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
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.
Michelle, Operations Manager
Michelle, Operations Manager, joined Canton Valley Dental in May of 2014 after completing dental assisting school at Porter and Chester Institute. She has since become a valuable asset to our Front Desk team. 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 with her family and friends, hiking or walking trails with her French Bulldog Chloe, and trying new places to eat.
Melissa, Patient Coordinator
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.
Liz, Treatment Coordinator
Liz, Treatment Coordinator, joined our team in August of 2018. She began her dental journey as a Dental Assistant, graduating from Spartanburg Technical School, South Carolina in 1990. In her free time she enjoys fishing, museums and spending time with her son and daughter with their crazy dog, Olive.
Brooke, Patient Coordinator
Brooke, Patient Coordinator, jumped into the world of dental in September 2019. She has already learned so much from being at Canton Valley Dental, and enjoys learning more and more everyday. While most of her free time is spent taking care of her four dogs, she also loves traveling and attending concerts.
Tracy, Head Dental Assistant
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
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.
Barbara, Dental Assistant
Barbara, Dental Assistant, became a team member in September of 2018. She has been in the dental field for more than 30 years and enjoys making a positive impact with our patients by improving their oral health while maintaining a comfortable environment. She loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling and being outdoors.
Tania, Dental Assistant
Tania, Dental Assistant, began her journey at Canton Valley Dental as an intern in August 2018. She has quickly grown as an important part of the dental assistant staff. She attended Canton High School and graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Allied Health Sciences. She loves working with familiar faces in the community, but also enjoys meeting new faces and smiles! In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, being by the water, and traveling when she can.
Taylor, Dental Assistant
Taylor, Dental Assistant, joined our team in April of 2019. She graduated with honors from Porter and Chester Institute for Dental Assisting. She enjoys watching Paw Patrol with her two year old son, Jackson. She is also currently spending her days planning for her upcoming wedding with her fiance, Mitchell.
Melissa, Lead Registered Dental Hygienist
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.
Renee, Registered Dental Hygienist
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
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
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.