I enjoy talking with patients and helping them feel at home in our office. When someone arrives with a smile, because they’ve been looking forward to seeing us, I’m thrilled! I am responsible for greeting and assisting patients as they arrive, scheduling appointments, and maintaining patient accounts. I also help coordinate the dentists’ schedules and bill patients and insurance companies. My career in the field started in 2003 and I joined this amazing office in 2013. We are a family, with a strong work ethic, and we’re committed to providing the best dental care.
I grew up in Burlington, graduated from Burlington High School and Champlain College, and live in St. Albans with my husband and two children. In my free time, I enjoy watching my kids play sports, supporting their various activities, and being with family and friends.
I am a people person and enjoy interactions with our patients. After working here since 2007, the patients are my friends and feel like part of my family. I handle our human resources, staff management and scheduling, and patient scheduling. I am also a registered dental hygienist and work with the clinical staff and doctors. We have a wonderful team, all of us united in our goal to help each other so we can best care for our patients.
I grew up and currently live in St. Albans with my husband, young son, and our two rescue dogs. I enjoy hiking with my son and dogs, am passionate about cooking, and love reading, gardening, and being with friends and family.
I like talking with and getting to know our patients. We serve a great community and it’s a good feeling to see friends coming through the door with big smiles! I greet and check in patients, schedule future appointments, and accept co-pays. I was a patient here before formally joining the team in 2011, so I know we offer the best dental care!
My free time is spent with my husband and our two young sons.
I like interacting with our patients, especially hearing the latest news and what’s happening with their families. I work in the front office, where I help patients schedule appointments and work with them to navigate the intricacies of their insurance plans. I joined the doctors and team in 2012, when I brought with me more than 30 years of experience. This is a remarkable practice: We respect and really like each other, and we feel the same about our patients!
Outside of work, I love spending time with my three grandchildren. They like antiquing and exploring with me. I enjoy reading in my spare time: My new favorite author is David Baldacci.
Registered Dental Hygienists
Registered Dental Hygienist
I like educating patients: teaching each one how to improve their home oral hygiene, and about nutrition and healthy habits. Seeing a clean, bright smile at a recall visit makes me smile! I take X-rays, complete dental risk assessments, clean teeth, offer periodontal care, and help patients achieve optimal dental health. I started working in the field in 2002 and was Dr. Branon’s first assistant! At this office, we’re all like-minded people who genuinely care about our patients.
My husband and I have a girl and two boys. When I’m not working, I help manage my husband’s construction business. Our family enjoys anything and everything agriculture, from cows and crops to maple sugaring.
Registered Dental Hygienist
One of the most enjoyable parts of my work is forming relationships with people and helping them achieve and maintain their strongest oral health. As a dental hygienist, I provide preventive oral care in partnership with my patients. I educate patients about disease risk and treatment appropriate to their needs. I’ve been in the dental field and worked with Dr. Dickinson and this team since 2000. We have a very dedicated, caring, and knowledgeable group of people, all committed to providing the best possible care to our patients.
I live in St. Albans with my husband, two daughters, and our dog, cat, and two Mini Rex bunnies, Ruby and Buttercup. I spend most of my time outside of work volunteering and participating in my children’s activities. When I’ve time for myself, I like running, practicing yoga, reading, and quilting.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I enjoy developing relationships with patients and how those evolve into friendships. I’ve been with this practice since 2002 and have, over the years, developed many valued friends. As a hygienist, I provide a range of preventive and maintenance care, along with patient education so people can take control of their smile’s health. I love that our doctors and my coworkers always have the best interest of our patients at heart and address all of their needs.
When I’m not working, my husband and I are kept busy with our three wonderful and active children. Most of our evenings and weekends involve their baseball, hockey, basketball, soccer, cross-country, skiing, or school events. Our family has the sweetest dog in the world, too: Maggie’s my running partner.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Our patients are a part of my family and I look forward to their visits as time with a friend. I clean teeth, examine patients for signs of gum disease, and provide a range of preventive and maintenance care. I also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain optimal oral health, and encourage each person to make positive changes. I have worked with this practice since 2003 and can’t imagine being anyplace else. We are a family!
I grew up in Texas and, in my second year of college, decided I wanted to move. I landed in Albany, New York, where I met my husband Toby. After completing hygiene school, we settled in Swanton, where he had grown up. We have two daughters and many animals, including a dog, a cat, a tortoise, and many fish. Most of our free time is spent at sporting events.
I like helping people feel confident in their smile and making sure visits are easy for them. It’s rewarding when someone tells me I’ve made their visit a positive experience! I meet and greet patients, take X-rays, and assist the doctors with restorations, extractions, and implants. I started in the dental field, and with this office, in 2016. The doctors and my coworkers feel like part of my family: We care about each other and we really care about our patient family!
When I’m not working, I enjoy time with my spouse and our dog, Hank. I love new adventures and adore reading on the beach. I am also a phlebotomy instructor.
I enjoy talking with patients, seeing them commit to a treatment plan, and supporting them as they achieve their dental goals. Nothing makes me happier than helping a person love their smile! I greet patients and assist the doctors with restorations, including crowns, fillings, extractions, implants, and removable prosthetics. I also sterilize equipment and handle lab work. I’ve been in the dental field and with the office since 2017. We all want only the best for our patients and each other.
When I’m not at work, you can find me on the softball or soccer field, or the basketball court: I coach all three sports. My boyfriend Matt and I love hunting, fishing, camping, and adventuring, too.
Certified Dental Assistant
I like listening to and talking with patients: learning about their lives and families while helping achieve the smile and healthy mouth they want. A happy smile at the end of a visit is the best reward for my efforts! I assist the dentists during procedures, help our patients, and handle lab duties. I started in the dental field in 2013, with these doctors and this team. The office staff feels like a family that cares about each other as we care for our patient family.
Outside of work, I enjoy hiking and walking with my husband and our dog, a crazy yellow lab. I also like participating in community events and recently started exercising with some of my coworkers.
I am happy to help our patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles and get to know them in the process. I assist the dentists during procedures, take X-rays, and help patients. I also make crowns and handle sterilization and lab duties. I joined the practice in 2017, having started in the field in 2014, and appreciate working with a great group of people. They not only care about me and each other, but they really care about our patients and their families!
When I’m not in the office, I’m with my husband and two little boys. We have a beef farm and a veggie farm, which keep us busy. I like being outside, as well as knitting and reading in my spare time.
Certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
I enjoy working with patients, helping each to feel comfortable, and educating and guiding them toward better oral health. I meet and greet patients, take X-rays, prepare patients for their procedure, and assist the doctor during treatment. I am also board certified to finish restoring fillings after the doctor has completed removing the decay and preparing the tooth for restoration. I’ve been with this practice, and in the field, since 1995. We all strive to provide ultimate patient care, stay current through continuing education, and encourage each other to provide the best care for our patients!
In my leisure time, I enjoy being with my husband and two very handsome young men. I love to travel, exercise, hike, and take many walks with my two dogs. I also like attending sporting events and participating in obstacle races and community fundraisers.