Meet The Staff- Brattleboro
Amanda wears many hats at Horizon Dental. Starting as a Patient Coordinator, Amanda found herself drawn to the clinical side of the practice. So, she passed her radiography certification and became part of the assisting team. As Amanda Says, “It feels good learning new things everyday.” When she’s not working in the practice, Amanda and her husband Jeff operate a family-owned sugar house. And to relieve stress, she goes to the barn to milk cows.
Chelsea graduated from the University of New Haven with a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences in 2015 and has been a part of the Horizon Dental team since she moved to Vermont in 2017. Her passion lies in patient education and caring for pediatric patients. Chelsea’s patience and compassion helps the youngest and/or most anxious patients feel safe and comfortable. Out of the office you can find Chelsea spending time with her husband and two children or behind the lens of her camera. Sharing family time and capturing lifelong memories brings her so much joy.
Karissa has been dental assisting for over 14 years and recently received her CDA (certified dental assistant) certification. Karissa brings enthusiasm and excitement to the patient experience. And much of this comes from her early years. After high school, Karissa set out on her own to travel the world spending time in Western Europe, North Africa, and Australia. And if navigating world travel wasn’t exciting enough, she also rode sport bikes for over 10 years.
Pam has been sharing her passion for dentistry with patients for over 40 years. Pam loves the energy that comes from working one on one with patients. She finds helping patients learn on how to maintain healthy teeth and gums very rewarding. Outside of work, Pam enjoys spending time with her family, baking, gardening, hiking, biking, kayaking, and training her two new Fox Red Labrador Retriever puppies. Yes, sleep is an option for Pam.
Marlene graduated from the University of Vermont in 1975 and has enjoyed working as a dental hygienist at Horizon Dental since then. Her greatest reward is the long-term relationships she’s built with the patients over the years while helping them maintain optimal oral health. Marlene is active in the Brattleboro community including being the past president of the Winter Carnival. She takes pride in and is thrilled to be called Gramma. And when her grandchildren aren’t keeping her entertained she relaxes by scrapbooking and making cards.
Nicole will tell you dentistry fell into her lap. Prior to joining Horizon Dental she worked in mental health. Nicole’s background, along with her training as a Reiki Practitioner, gives her a deep understanding of the fears and challenges patients experience. As a result, her main goal is to share joy and happiness with patients so they can achieve their oral health goals. In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband, son and her 3 pets Scarlett, Taco, and Rosie.
Stacy has worked at Horizon Dental for over 16 years. Stacy is the familiar voice on the phone, the welcoming smile at the front desk, and the expert helping patients meet their oral health needs through her extensive knowledge of dental benefit plans. If you have a benefits question, Stacy is the one for you. Recently married, Stacy has two beautiful teenage daughters and is enjoying watching her girls grow into phenomenal young women. Oh and there’s something about a chicken . . . ask her.
Terry came to Horizon Dental after over 25 years in the non-profit sector. Terry loves working with patients. Her calming voice, generous smile, and joyous laugh ensures every patient feels welcome and at home in the office. In her spare time, Terry enjoys reading, and visiting her home in Maine where she has 10 acres of wild blueberries. If you have recipes, she’d love them!
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