our team

One measure of a people-friendly practice is the longevity of its staff. Most of our dental professionals have been with us for years—decades, in some cases. As a result, our entire staff is well invested in our “patient first” philosophy. Because our staff members want patients to look forward to their appointments, they do everything possible to make your time with us feel like a visit with friends rather than a “procedure.”

Sarah – Dental Hygienist

Sarah has been practicing dental hygiene with us since receiving her hygiene degree from Springfield Technical Community College in 1976. In 35 years, she has perfected the art of “the chairside manner” and loves getting to know the individual needs of her patients. She is married with two children, and spends her free time running for fitness and taking care of her elderly black lab.

Claire – Dental Hygienist

Claire has been a hygienist in the practice for 30 years. She graduated from hygiene school at the University of Maine at Bangor in 1979. Patients enjoy her kind and personal touch. Married with three kids, Claire loves being active and exploring Portland in her spare time.

Paula – Dental Assistant

Loved for her kindly chairside manner, Paula has been putting patients at ease in the practice for 27 years. As a dental assistant, she enjoys keeping up with the latest developments in materials and techniques for dental procedures. She is married with two children, and when she’s not watching her kids play sports, she spends her free time making jewelry.

Cathy – Office Coordinator

Cathy has kept our office running smoothly for the past 19 years. Over that time, she has developed warm relationships with patients and their families. Although you’d never guess from her petite stature, Cathy is a motorcycle enthusiast who loves taking to the open road with her husband.

Meredith – Dental Hygienist / Dental Assistant

Meredith has been an integral part of our team for 12 years. Along with being an excellent assistant, she is also very handy when it comes to painting and sprucing up the office. She is married and enjoys exploring New England in her free time.

Mary –Dental Assistant

Mary has been part of the practice since 2012 and brings with her 40+ years of assisting experience and a philosophy of treating people kinder than necessary. She is married and is an avid tropical fish hobbyist.

Kirsten –Dental Assistant

Kirsten joined us in 2016 and brings with her a relaxing and comforting patient care style. Kirsten enjoys developing trusting relationships with her patients. When she’s not working, she spends her time with family and friends.

Crystal –Dental Hygienist

Crystal is one of our new hygienists who brings a positive attitude and strives to make her patients feel comfortable. She is patient and understanding and values putting the needs of our patients first by taking the time to listen and build trusting relationships. She graduated from hygiene school in 2018 from the University of Maine at Augusta in Bangor. In her spare time she enjoys being active with her husband, either out camping, kayaking, or hiking.

Katherine –Office Coordinator

Katherine is a former pre-school teacher who brings 10 years of experience and passion working with children and families to our dental office. In her free time, you’ll find her at spin or Pilates and fueling up at one of Portland’s many local eateries. She’s also a devoted cat mom to her decade-year old ginger cat, Alice. Katherine has a B.S. in Child Development and Family Relations from the University of Maine.