Meet the Team

Bridgette

Patient Care Coordinator

I’m a people-person and love welcoming new patients and families to Sunset Valley Dental. We serve an amazing community and it’s a pleasure to help neighbors get the best dental care for their smiles. Working at the front desk I answer our phones, help patients schedule visits, and handle the monthly recall process. I also make the daily reminder calls and review pre-estimates with patients so they understand their financial responsibilities.

My husband and I have been married for more than 15 years and love raising our four children in Vermont. We enjoy going to the ocean, playing games, riding bikes, and watching movies on cold winter evenings.


Cheri

Registered Dental Assistant

I love making a difference in each patient’s life! It’s a good feeling to restore a person’s confidence in their appearance, giving them a reason to smile. And I love helping people learn that visits to the dentist are nothing to worry about! I work directly with patients, seating them, preparing them for their procedure, and explaining what will happen. Working chairside, I assist with general restorative treatment as well as surgical procedures. When we’re finished, I provide home care instructions and check to make sure our patient is happy with their visit.

I’m married and have two adult children. My husband and our family have lived in the Upper Valley area for more than 35 years, serving our community through work and church activities. We enjoy being outside, whether we’re hiking, swimming, golfing, gardening, or snowshoeing.


Jillian

Registered Dental Hygienist

I enjoy spending time with people, building a relationship that goes beyond provider and patient. My goal is to help each person finish their visit with a happy smile. When a person has a great experience, they are more committed to caring for their oral health and that is a good thing! I offer preventive care, including gentle and thorough dental cleanings. A lot of my time with a patient involves education. It’s important people know why it’s important to care for their oral health and have the knowledge and tools to maintain healthy smiles.

When not working, I enjoy time with family, friends, husband, and our cat, Harlo. I love the outdoors, especially when I’m kayaking, camping, and traveling. I’m also a huge fan of Boston sports!


Karen

Registered Dental Hygienist

I look forward to time with patients, catching up on what’s happened since their last visit, and meeting new people. We serve an incredible community and I’m glad to help each person develop a healthy smile they love. During a hygiene visit, I take X-rays, update a patient’s health and dental records, place sealants, and offer fluoride and periodontal treatments. While I’m cleaning a patient’s teeth, I talk with them about their dental health. By offering accessible information and encouragement, I help each person achieve a smile they love!

Outside the office, my favorite times are spent skiing, traveling, gardening, and in photography projects.


Lauren

Office Manager

I look forward to talking with patients while assisting them with their dental needs. Because we offer personalized care, our doctors tailor treatment to each person’s needs. This means the best experience and strongest results. I answer calls, schedule visits, and handle billing matters. I also work with patients to ensure they get the most from their insurance benefits. I file the insurance claims and follow-up with the companies, so patients don’t need to stress over the paperwork!

My wonderful husband and I married in 2013. We have a very active golden retriever puppy and a flock of chickens: the animals keep us busy! In our free time we enjoy being with our families and working on projects in our new home.


Lura

Dental Assistant

I enjoy helping people and find fulfillment knowing I’m having a positive impact in someone’s life. It’s enjoyable to get to know our patients and families during visits: everyone always has something new to share and I like being included in their lives. I work throughout the office. Sometimes I’m at the front desk but most often I’m in the back. I help our hygienists and assist the dentist with procedures. I also sterilize the operating rooms and instruments. My most important job, and the one I like most, is helping people feel comfortable and safe.

When not working, I love time with my partner Marcus. We enjoy hiking, traveling, kayaking, sightseeing, and everything in the great outdoors. We have two cats, Tom and Jake, who we adore. I also enjoy new foods and adventures, playing tennis, and watching Gronk and Brady.


Wendy

Registered Dental Assistant

I like helping each patient feel at ease during their visits. Even people with dental anxiety soon learn that we offer painless treatment and that coming to see us is nothing to dread! I make sure our patient is comfortable in the chair, review the procedure, and prepare them. Working chairside, I assist the doctor while telling the patient what we’re doing. When finished, I check that our patient is happy and provide home care information. I also do laboratory work and help my teammates.

I have a wonderfully supportive husband and four adult children. My husband and I enjoy riding his motorcycle and activities with our church and Lions Club. I also like baking and our office gets to enjoy a lot of homemade goodies!