Meet the Dental Team – Plainville, CT
Our Relaxing, Friendly Staff
The Central CT Dental Group wouldn’t be able to deliver quality dental care for so long without the help of an excellent dental team. Our current staff works tirelessly to create a welcoming, relaxing environment for all of our patients, and they’ll help you get in the right frame of mind for your treatment so that each visit is a stress-free one. Check below to see some of the smiling faces that will greet you at our office, then give us a call to schedule an appointment
Jessica, Insurance Coordinator
All of Jessica’s 14 years in the dental field so far have been spent right here at our practice. She enjoys helping our patients with the financial aspects of their care and working with the rest of our great team. She attended Tunxis Community College.
Jessica lives with her husband, her toddler, and their two cats. Her hobbies include thrifting, tattoos, going to concerts, and trying new wines and craft beers.
Carla, Dental Hygienist
Carla has worked as a dental hygienist (and at our practice) for 17 years and counting. Her amazing coworkers have become like family to her, and she loves getting to help our patients keep their smiles bright and healthy. She studied at Tunxis Community College and has earned certifications in CPR and local anesthesia.
Carla is married to her lifelong best friend, Mike. They have two children – Mikey (10) and Lucy (8) – as well as a five-year-old black Lab named Buddy. Carla enjoys spending her free time with her family. Her kids play basketball, baseball, and softball, and she loves cheering them on while they do what they love. She also enjoys cooking, baking, reading, going to the beach, and painting furniture.
Angela, Dental Hygienist
Angela has an impressive 23 years of experience working with our team members, whom she considers her work family. She loves being able to interact with her patients, educate them about their oral health, and see them leave her chair happy and confident about their smiles. Since attending Tunxis Community College, Angela has become certified in infection control, local anesthesia, and CPR.
Angela has a wonderful fiancé, Greg, and two incredible daughters, Bella and Mya, who make every day special. She loves watching her daughters play basketball and soccer. As a family, they cheer on the Cowboys during football season, and, during the winter, the UConn basketball and hockey teams. Angela’s other hobbies outside of work include going to the gym, biking, cooking, and soaking up the sun’s rays at the beach.
Shelley, Dental Hygienist
Shelley has been on our team since 2006, but she has a whopping 35 years of dental experience and counting. She completed her dental training at Westbrook College (now the University of New England) and regularly pursues continuing education courses in a variety of subjects to help patients maintain cleaner, healthier smiles. The best thing about her position is being able to create meaningful, one-on-one relationships with patients.
Shelley has a loving husband of 17 years as well as three beautiful, grown stepdaughters. She loves all things related to ceramics and pottery and enjoys making hand-crafted, functional pieces to use in her daily life.
Patty, Dental Hygienist
Patty has nearly four whole decades of experience in dentistry under her belt, with 32 of those years spent here at Central CT Dental Group. She loves caring for her patients as part of such an amazing team. Originally from Plainville, CT, she attended Tunxis Community College and is certified in CPR as well as local anesthesia.
Outside of the office, Patty likes reading, crafting, renovating spaces, and restoring furniture. One interesting fact about her is that she served in the U.S. Army for three years as a medic.
Dawn, Dental Hygienist
Dawn has been a member of our team since 1998, and she loves working with our other team members and talking to the patients she has been seeing for so many years. She studied at Tunxis Community College and is initially from Bristol, CT.
Dawn and her husband of 27 years have three adult sons and a dog named Burton. In her free time, Dawn likes riding bikes, reading books, cooking, and hanging out with her family.
Colleen, Dental Assistant
Since 2008, Colleen has been a vital member of our team. She attended Briarwood College and is certified in dental lasers and infection control. By far, the best thing about her job is getting to know all of her patients and helping them feel confident and at-ease while receiving care. She also loves working with an amazing group of people who feel like family to her.
Colleen has two older sisters, two brothers-in-law, two nephews, and one niece. She is a “dog mom” to Bruiser, a nine-year-old Australian Cattle Dog. Other than dentistry, Colleen’s hobbies include baking, getting lost in a good book, going to the beach, shopping, listening to country music, and spending time with family and friends. Here’s something you might not know about her: she has her pistol permit!