Meet Our Hanover Dental Team

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Melissa

Practice Manager

I was born and raised in the Upper Valley and love living in this wonderful community. I’ve been married for 31 years to my amazing husband, Richard, and we have three incredible sons, Trevor, Patrick and Alex, and most recently a pretty special daughter-in-law, Liz.

Why did you choose dentistry?
I was having my teeth cleaned and my childhood dentist was in a bind, offered me a position, and trained me on the job. I ended up loving dentistry and have never looked back! The best part of my job is meeting all of the fabulous people, of course!

What’s your previous experience?

  • Sterilization/Lab Assistant
  • Secondary Chairside Assistant
  • Patient Coordinator
  • Practice Manager – Current (28 Years!)

My education achievements:

  • Radiology Certification-New Hampshire Technical Institute
  • CPR Certification
  • Certificate for training on OSHA’s Hazard Communication
  • Standard, Disease Pathogens Standard and all applicable subparts of the OSHA regulations.

What do you do outside the office?
I LOVE to spend time with my family. Golfing, paddle boarding, skate skiing, board games and cards are many of the fun things we enjoy together. Walking with my BFFs. Cheering on my husband and his Hanover Marauder Hockey Teams

Who is your hero and why?
I’m blessed to have many heroes in my life. My amazing husband and incredible three sons. My father, mother, sisters and brother, sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, and my mother and father-in-law. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My hockey family. My friends. My Lyme Road Dental family and so many of the special patients at LRD. ALL of these people have loved and supported me in one way or another over the years, but especially this past year as I have battled cancer. These people are ALL MY heroes!

What flavor of ice cream would you be?
Cappuccino Crunch. It perks you up and the crunch is a special little treat.

Dana

Patient Coordinator

I live in Norwich, VT. I’ve been married to my husband, Marcus, for 31 years! We have three adult children, Jeffrey, Kelsey, and Lindsey. As of now, we’re rebuilding a 1870s farmhouse as a family project.

Why did you choose dentistry?
I have always thought having healthy, good-looking teeth is extremely important and I love working with the public. The best part of my job? Lunch and vacation – just kidding! Our wonderful patients and staff make coming to work a joy!

What’s your previous experience?
Before working at Lyme Road Dental my only experience was as a patient. I had previously worked as a patient coordinator in another field and enjoyed it.

My education achievements:

  • High School Diploma
  • CPR

What do you do outside the office?
I enjoy raising chickens, gardening, and pontoon boating with friends down the Connecticut River.

Who is your hero? Why?
All of our patients over 90 years old who still find value in cleaning and fixing their teeth!

What lesson from mom do you still live by?
If you can’t be good, be good at it!

What flavor of ice cream would you be?
Pralines and Crème! Because I’m a little nuts!

Cindy

Dental Assistant

I’ve lived in Bradford for 21 years and have been in dentistry for over 17 years. I’ve been married to my husband, Jim, for 40 years! We have two daughters, four grandchildren, two sisters, and a brother.

Why did you choose dentistry?
I was encouraged by my sister who worked as a dental receptionist. The dentist she worked for needed an assistant and she thought I would like it. She turned out to be right! At Lyme Road Dental, the team I work with and all of the patients I get to help are the best!

What’s your previous experience?

  • 5.5 years of dental assisting at a previous office
  • 11.5 years as a dental assistant at Lyme Road Dental

My education achievements:

  • High School Graduate
  • Yankee Dental and many other dental related continuing education courses

What do you do outside the office?
I have 4 grandchildren, they are great. I enjoy spending time with them. I like snowshoeing, swimming, and kayaking.

Who is your hero? Why?
My husband because he is always there for me.

What lesson from mom do you still live by?
Seize the day!

What flavor of ice cream would you be?
Chocolate and chocolate chip because it is the best ice cream ever!

Sharelle

Dental Assistant

I live in Enfield, NH. I’ve been married to my husband, Gary, for 20 years! We have one beautiful daughter, Haley.

Why did you choose dentistry?
I was looking for something new to do and saw an ad in the paper. I thought it might be interesting. Who knew it would turn out to be my life’s calling? The best part of my job is meeting the patients and making their temporaries.

What’s your previous experience?
I have been a dental assistant for 29 years.

My education achievements:

  • Radiology Certification, University of Vermont
  • CPR
  • Multiple Dental Related Courses

What do you do outside the office?
I really enjoy cycling, camping and spending time with my family.

Who is your hero? Why?
My dog, Cooper. He is always so happy to see me. He loves to just hang with me. He balances me.

What lesson from mom do you still live by?
Whatever you do, do your best at it.

What flavor of ice cream would you be?
Strawberry!

Amy

Dental Assistant

I grew up in the twin states. After graduating from college, I married my high school sweetheart and together we have a wonderful son.

Why did you choose dentistry?
I have always had an interest in medical fields but wanted to balance family life. Dentistry was my calling. I look forward to coming to work every day because of my co-workers and getting to know interesting patients.

What’s your previous experience?

  • Certified Veterinary Technician for 3 years
  • Dental Assistant 11 years

My education achievements:

  • CPR
  • Associates Degree in Veterinary Science-Vermont Technical College
  • Radiology Certification-Boston University

What do you do outside the office?
Gardening, canning, and spending time with my family

What flavor of ice cream would you be?
I have many good memories with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Pamela

Dental Hygienist

My hometown is Sharon, Vermont and I love working in the Hanover community. I’ve been married to my husband, James, for 30 years! We have twin daughters, Elyza and Emily, who are both married.

Why did you choose dentistry?
My childhood dentist/orthodontist inspired me to pursue the dental field. I knew I wanted to be in the health field, but nursing was not for me. The relationships I’ve built with my co-workers and patients is the best part of my job at Lyme Road Dental.

What’s your previous experience?
I have been a Dental Hygienist for 31 years at Lyme Road Dental

My education achievements:

  • Graduate of the University of Vermont

What do you do outside the office?
Spending time with my family and friends and visiting our children in Dallas and Boston. I love to travel, camp, follow the Red Sox and New England Patriots. I even love going to the gym!

Who is your hero? Why?
My Dad. He was a loving, compassionate man that could make everyone feel special.

What lesson from mom do you still live by?
Be honest and kind. Dance when you get the chance.

What flavor of ice cream would you be?
Chocolate because who doesn’t love chocolate?

Melissa

Dental Hygienist

I’ve been married to my husband, Michael, for 24 years! We have two children, Jordyn and Chase.

Why did you choose dentistry?
My grandmother and mother were both involved with dentistry. The best part of my job is my patients and helping them achieve/keep dental health.

What’s your previous experience?

  • Worked as a dental assistant before going to hygiene school.
  • Have been practicing hygiene for 25 years

My education achievements:

  • New Hampshire Technical Institute
  • Associates in Dental Hygiene

What do you do outside the office?

  • Being with family
  • Enjoy spending time at the beach
  • Volunteering at the Booster Club for the community

What lesson from mom do you still live by?
Life is not a dress rehearsal!

What flavor of ice cream would you be?
Almond Joy! Because it’s a combo of sweet (chocolate) and nutty (almonds)-like me!

Allyson

Dental Hygienist

I grew up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. An avid skier and hiker, you can usually find me North of the Franconia Notch. I ski raced for Colby-Sawyer College, and have been an alpine racing coach with the Franconia Ski Club for the past decade.

Why did you choose dentistry?
When I was a kid, I spent a lot a time at the dentist’s office. Even when I was getting my teeth drilled and filled I was always interested in and curious about the “goings-on” of dentistry. I thought teeth were pretty cool, and my hygienist was sweet and seemed to really enjoy her job.

I like helping people who appreciate the value of good oral health and quality dentistry. The dental team that I am a part of at Lyme Road Dental makes it easy coming to work every day – they are all intelligent, hard-working, and kind individuals who know how to work really well together.

What’s your previous experience?

  • Part-time registered dental hygienist at Singh Family Dental, Plymouth, NH
  • Part-time registered dental hygienist at Bradford Dental Associates, Bradford , NH

My education achievements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a focus in Sport Management from Colby-Sawyer College 2008
  • Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from New Hampshire Technical Institute 2011

What do you do outside the office?

I love skiing more than anything in the entire world. Boom. I also love live music.

Who is your hero?
Axl Rose circa 1987

What lesson from mom do you still live by?
One of my mom’s sayings I will never forget: “Better late in this life, than early in the next.” I think she was referring to not speeding in a car to make it somewhere on time, but I’ve fully embraced the saying and use it to make myself feel better when I’m running behind.

What flavor of ice cream would you be?
Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia? Pretty chill and a little fruity.

Excelling In Dentistry

As your Hanover dental team, we perform the highest quality of dentistry in an individual manner.

Education

At Lyme Road Dental, we’re committed to continuing education to provide the best dental care for the community.

Experience

We’ve been together for a long time. In fact, we consider ourselves a second family and look forward to making you a part of it.

Approach

Dentistry isn’t one size fits all. Everyone is different and we make it a point to customize every treatment plan to you, working within your circumstances.

Treating Hanover With Compassion and Integrity

The Lyme Road Dental team standing outside right by their office sign

Dedicated to all patients to achieve overall wellness, it’s our goal to put you in charge of your oral health and to develop a trusting relationship. Our dental services in Hanover are designed to help people with complex dental issues but we are happy to serve healthy patients as well.

We offer modern technologies and amenities to make your dental appointment as comfortable as possible. These include:

  • Digital x-rays and photography
  • Blankets
  • Beverages (coffee and tea)
  • Personalized headphones for music and videos
  • In-house lab where we can make your provisionals and occlusal guards right in the office
  • Sleep apnea appliances
  • Implant placement & restorations

‘‘Knowing you care and are watching out for my health means the world to me.’’

A.N., Actual Patient

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  • Goofy photo of the Lyme Road Dental team in Hanover, NH
  • Lyme Road Dental team discussing a treatment plan in Hanover, NH
  • A Hanover dental team member talking about dental implants with a patient
  • Dana talking to a patient over the phone
  • The building of Lyme Road Dental
  • A team member smiling with a patient
  • Lyme Road Dental team talking about oral health with a patient

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