Meet Our Team

Hygienists | Assistants | Office Staff

Hygienists

Hyg_SusanSusan is a veteran staff member at Dentistry for Children. She graduated from Cathedral High School, Quinsigamond Community College and attended Boston State College. Susan sings in her church choir and is active in school parent groups. Hobbies include a book club and walking.

"I like working here because I enjoy children, and I want them to enjoy coming to the dentist. The office is new and colorful and great for children."

Susan lives in Milton with her husband and three children.


Hyg_JoanneJoanne is a veteran employee of Dentistry for Children. She is a graduate of Braintree High School and Cape Cod Community College Dental Hygiene program. Her hobbies include skiing, snowmobiling, boating and reading.

"I enjoy working here because working with children is a lot of fun. I like helping kids to have a positive dental experience."

Joanne lives in Weymouth with her husband, has two married children and two granddogs.


Hyg_ClaireClaire has been with Dentistry for Children since 1985. She is a graduate of the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists at Northeastern University.

Claire is the community ambassador for DFC, visiting local schools and day care centers to promote dental health. Claire lives in Hanover with her husband, Paul, their two sons, Evan and Tim, and Smokey, their dog. In her spare time she enjoys reading with her book group, painting, redecorating their home and running road races.

Asked why she chose to work in this setting, she replied, "It's Disney World for Dentistry."


Hyg_GemmaGemma is a graduate of Quincy Voc-Tech High School and the Cape Cod Community College Dental Hygienist program. Her hobbies include camping, bike riding and gardening - when she's not busy volunteering with Troop 19 Boy Scouts and as a Color Guard mom.

"I like working at Dentistry for Children because it is a fun place to work. It can bring out the kid in all of us. I enjoy giving children a positive and fun dental experience."

Gemma lives in Weymouth with her husband, Kevin, three children, Joe, Michael and Kelsey and their cat, Blacky, rabbit, Shilo, and several fish.


Hyg_DebbieDebbie has been with the Dentistry for Children team since April 2001. She is a graduate of the Forsyth Dental Hygienist Program at Northeastern University. Originally from Quincy, she enjoys traveling, reading, art and designing jewelry.

"Kids keep me laughing! I could write a book with all the funny things the kids have told me over the years."

Debbie lives in Hanover with her husband and two children.


Hyg_PattyPatty joined Dentistry for Children in January, 2005. She is a graduate of the Cape Cod Community College Hygiene program.

Patty enjoys walking and gardening in her spare time. She has two adult children, Maura and Billy. Originally from Natick, Massachusetts, Patty currently resides in Plymouth with her beloved dog, Bela.

Patty enjoys working at Dentistry for Children because of "the great patients and a great friendly staff!"


Hyg_MarieMarie has been involved in dentistry throughout her whole life. Her father is a dentist! A native of Braintree, Marie attended Northeastern University and the Forsyth School for Dental Hygiene.

"Children make me laugh!"

Marie lives in Whitman with her husband, 2 children and cat.


Hyg_KimKim joined the Dentistry for Children team in November 2012. She is a graduate of the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Boston, MA.

Kim originally from Malden graduated from Malden High School. She currently lives in Malden with her dog Truffles. In her spare time Kim enjoys exercising at Zumba and step classes, watching funny movies and shopping.

Kim enjoys working at Dentistry for Children because she always learns something new. The kids are so unpredictable; it’s a lot of fun!


Julie-RJulie joined the staff at Dentistry for Children in December of 2014. Originally from Pembroke Julie now resides in Whitman with her husband and three daughters. She is a graduate of Silver Lake Regional High School and Cape Cod Community College where she earned her associate’s degree in dental hygiene. In her spare time Julie enjoys spending time with her family and being part of her children’s activities.

Julie takes pride in her position at Dentistry for Children because she enjoys being part of a wonderful team and being able to work with children.

Assistants

Astn_KrisKris has worked at Dentistry for Children since February 1993. She is a graduate of Scituate High School and Quincy Voc-Tech. Her community activities include volunteering at her sons' schools. She likes to spend her free time walking and going to the beach. She also enjoys attending her sons' basketball and soccer games.

"I like working here because I like the people I work with and enjoy children."

Kris lives in Duxbury with her two sons.


Astn_RobynRobyn joined the practice as an experienced pediatric dental assistant in the spring of 2005. She is a graduate of Archbishop Williams H.S. and Southeastern Tech. In her spare time, Robyn helps her husband with his animal rescue and crafty projects.

"DFC is a great atmosphere to work in. I love working with children. You never know what they are going to say!"

Robyn and her husband reside in South Eastern, married in May 2014 they will be welcoming their first child in July 2015.


Astn_NancyNancy has been a staff member at Dentistry for Children since June 1998. She is a graduate of Duxbury High School and Southeastern Technical Institute. In her spare time Nancy is involved with Cub Scouts as a den leader. She stays busy juggling her children’s activities and "Do It Yourself" projects.

"I like working here because "working with children is truly rewarding. It is great to change their perspective and see them excited to visit the dentist."

Nancy, her husband, and four children live in Kingston.


Astn_KathyKathy joined Dentistry for Children in December 1990. She graduated from Weymouth High School. In her free time, she volunteers at her church. Hobbies include horseback riding, walking and reading.

"I like working here because its a very pleasant place. The hours are accommodating to me as a working mother."

Kathy lives in Weymouth with her husband, two children and dog.


Astn_Kris_02Kris - Orthodontic Clinical Coordinator

Kris, has been with Dentistry for Children since November 1994. She is a graduate of West Bridgewater High School and the Southeastern Technical Institute. In her spare time, she likes reading, shopping, horseback riding, hiking and cross-stitching.

"I like working here because I like working with children."

Kris, her husband, daughter Mariah, and son, Alec, live in Weymouth.


Astn_MissyMissy is a graduate of Weymouth High School and Massasoit Community College Dental Assisting Program.

Originally from Braintree, Missy now lives in Halifax with her husband and daughter. Her hobbies include shopping and skiing.

Missy "absolutely loves working with children."

She has recently adopted yet another kitten.


Astn_CindyCindy graduated from Massasoit Community College as a certified Dental Assistant in June 2005.

Cindy is a native of Massachusetts, originally from East Taunton.

"She enjoys being part of a caring team that is committed to the oral health of children. ”It's a fun place to spend the day. She particularly enjoys dressing up for the kids on Halloween. "

In her free time, she loves to garden and enjoys the beach. She loves spending time with her grandson, Quincy and her daughters Bonnie and Jamie.


Astn_MaryMary is a graduate of North Quincy High School and the dental assisting program at Quincy Vocational Technical School.

She keeps busy looking after her three children, two grandchildren - and when not working, enjoys home projects, the ocean and golfing.

She currently resides in Marshfield. "It's so much fun working here!"


Astn_JenniferJennifer is a graduate of the Dental Assisting program at Southeastern Technical Institute. She joined Dentistry for Children in August 2009 as a certified Dental Assistant. Jennifer grew up in Walpole, Massachusetts and attended Walpole High School. She now resides in Stoughton with her family - husband, John, their two children Nicholas and Krista. She enjoys boating, fishing, reading and spending time with her family in her spare time.

Jennifer likes working at Dentistry for Children because she loves working with children. "Their innocence and sense of humor are entertaining".


Astn_MelissaMelissa, a graduate of the Southeastern technical institute Dental Assisting program, joined Dentistry for Children in August 2012. She grew up in Brockton and currently resides there.

When she is not working at DFC, Melissa enjoys going to the movies, sunning by the pool and hanging out with her friends.

Melissa is excited about working at Dentistry for Children because she loves to help teach children healthy dental habits for life.


Isabella-H_-2Isabella joined the staff at Dentistry for Children in June of 2015. She is a graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton and Southeastern Technical Institute where she became a licensed, certified dental assistant. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her son Jackson, swimming and playing basketball.

Isabella says the reason she loves her position at Dentistry for Children is, “I love children and want to make coming to the dentist fun!!”


Astn_AllisonAllison originally from Whitman Allison currently resides in Abington. She joined the staff at Dentistry for Children in July of 2015. Allison is a graduate of Whitman-Hanson High School and Southeastern Technical Institute where she became a licensed certified dental assistant. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping and running.

The benefits Allison enjoys most from her position at Dentistry for Children is that she loves children and enjoys making them feel comfortable going to the dentist.


Tatiana-F_-2Tatiana has been a member of the staff at Dentistry for Children since September of 2015. She is a graduate of Brockton High School and Lincoln Technical Institute where she became a licensed dental assistant. Tatiana has been a member of Army and Navy ROTC programs, and has participated in Veteran’s parades. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, shopping, health research and spending time with her dog.

Tatiana enjoys her position at Dentistry for Children because it is her joy to see patients smile!


Astn_CassieCassie is originally from Barrington, Rhode Island. Currently she lives in Quincy, Massachusetts. She attended Southeastern Technical Institute where she graduated and became a licensed, certified dental assistant. Cassie loves to travel, and go to the gym in her spare time. Cassie joined the team at Dentistry for Children in June of 2016. She says she enjoys her position here because it makes her happy to be able to make going to the dentist a positive experience

Office Staff

Laurie-W-2Laurie - Practice Manager

Laurie Joined the Dentistry for Children team in November of 2015. She is a graduate of Whitman-Hanson High School and currently resides in Hanson where she owned and operated a family childcare business for many years. In her free time Laurie enjoys spending time with her family and her beloved dog. She also enjoys long walks, reading a good book, spinning and cooking for the family.

Dentistry for Children provides Laurie the opportunity to go back to her roots and work in an environment filled with children.


Off_LizLiz - Billing Department Coordinator

Liz has worked at Dentistry for Children for over 30 years. She graduated from Quincy High School and Aquinas Junior College. One of Liz's joys is creating a wonderful meal for her family. She also enjoys gardening, reading and long walks by the ocean.

"After working at Dentistry for Children for more than 30 years I still love coming to work. I love being in an atmosphere that is professional yet a fun place to work. My goal as the Billing Department Coordinator is to be understanding and help our patients meet their financial goals without stress."

Liz is a proud mother of three children and now has five active grandchildren that keep her very busy with fun visits and adventures.


Off_ReneeRenee - Treatment Coordinator

Renee has worked for Dentistry for Children for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Weymouth South High School. In her spare time she enjoys crocheting and attending craft fairs.

"I like working here because working with children is a very fun and rewarding job. It's always an adventure -- never a dull moment."

Renee lives in Carver with her husband Jesse and their children, Lindsay and Ryan.


Off_JenniferJennifer- Orthodontic Business Coordinator

Jennifer joined Dentistry for Children in November 2007. She lives in E. Weymouth with Arianna, her daughter. Originally from Weymouth, she attended Weymouth High School.

In her spare time Jennifer enjoys time with Arianna bicycle riding, being creative with arts and crafts and just spending time together.

Jennifer enjoys working at Dentistry for Children because, "it is such a great environment to work in. I love children and everyone here is so friendly."


Off_NanetteNanette - Business Associate

Nanette resides in Bridgewater with her husband, Mike, their sons, Andrew and Kevin, and their family pet, Spenser the cat. She is originally from Hanson and graduated from Bridgewater State College. Nanette joined Dentistry for Children as a part time business associate in February, 2005. She enjoys her spare time gardening and spending time with her sons at scouts, sports and other family activities.

"Everyone is friendly! Working here has helped to relieve my personal dental anxieties."


Off_MelindaMelinda- Business Associate

Melinda joined Dentistry for Children in June 2009 as our appointment coordinator. She is originally from East Bridgewater and graduated from East Bridgewater High School. She and her husband, Michael, call Brockton home now. Melinda enjoys walking, gardening and spending time with family in her spare time.

Melinda enjoys working at Dentistry for Children because "the patients brighten my day, every day and my co-workers are very caring and helpful."


Staff_DianaDiane - Business Associate

Diane started at Dentistry for Children in December 2009 as a member of our administrative team. She grew up in Weymouth and now resides in Rockland with her husband, Paul. She is the mother of two grown sons, Cory and Eric. Diane is a volunteer at the South Shore Hospital and in her spare time enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also likes to read and, in nice weather, enjoys boating with her family.

Diane likes working at Dentistry for Children because, "my co-workers are all so nice and I love children."


Off_JessicaJessica - Business Associate

Jessica joined the Dentistry for Children administrative team in October 2011.

Jessica grew up in Orlando Florida and graduated from Apopka Senior High School. She resides in Hanson with her husband and daughter Shelby. In her free time Jessica enjoys spending time with family, reading and baking.

She enjoys working at Dentistry for Children because she loves to help people.


Off_KeriKeri - Business Associate

Keri joined Dentistry for Children in September 2012. She is originally from Braintree and graduated from Braintree High School. She followed a business management curriculum at Quincy College.

Keri is an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society and in her spare time enjoys reading and going to the movies.

She resides in Braintree with her husband Gerald, their daughter and their two cats.

Keri enjoys working with children and seeing the world through their eyes.


Off_Diane_02Diana - Business Associate

Diana started at Dentistry for Children in April 2013 joining the administrative team. Diana hails from Weymouth and graduated from Weymouth North High School. She also attended and graduated from the Burdett School.

Diana loves to spend time with her family and friends and when she has time enjoys quilting and crocheting. She and her family make an annual trip to Disney World.

Diana resides in Weymouth with her husband, family and their cat Stella. Diana is enjoying spending time with her grandchild the newest addition to the family.

Diana enjoys working at Dentistry for Children because she enjoys working with people especially children.


Staff_ChristineChristine - Business Associate

Christine joined the Dentistry for Children team in June 2014 as part of our administrative staff. Chris grew up locally in South Weymouth and attended South Weymouth High School.

Christine is mother to two adult sons and is enjoying spending time with her grandson. When she has spare time Christine enjoys reading, walking, exercise, music and sewing. She currently resides in Pembroke. Christine enjoys working for Dentistry for Children because,“ I love kids. “


Astn_ShannonShannon - Business Associate is originally from Whitman, Shannon currently resides in Abington. She is a graduate of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School. In her spare time Shannon enjoys reading a good book, playing sports and hanging out with friends and family. Shannon joined the Dentistry for Children team in October of 2016. She says the thing she likes most about her job is the kids and the friendly environment.