Staff Profiles

Staff Hygienist

  • Lynn Martel, RDH

    Lynn has explored many facets of a career in Dental Hygiene. She has been a Dental Hygienist in private practice, a clinician, educator and also an administrator in a public health facility.


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  • Shannon Briggs, RDH

    Shannon has been practicing Dental Hygiene for the past six years. Her education started at Three Rivers Community College and continued at the University of New Haven where she earned her BS in Dental Hygiene.


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  • Ellen Adler, RDH

    Ellen began her Dental Hygiene career in 1979 after graduating with an associate degree in Dental Hygiene from Tunxis Community College.


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  • Jessica Hewitt, RDH

    Jessica began her dental career with an assisting internship at Dr. Daren’s office in 2007.


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  • Laurel Risom, RDH, BSDH, MPH

    Laurel has been a hygienist for Dr. Daren since 1989 and has enjoyed providing dental hygiene care to patients for over 35 years.


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Dental Assistants

  • Patrisha Denton

    Patrisha has been a Dental Assistant for 30 years. She started in a periodontal office where she learned about the treatment of gum disease, TMJ disorders, and dental implants.


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  • Kylie Olsen

    Kylie started working for Dr. Daren in 2008 after completing an intensive dental assisting program and internship in the office.


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Administrative Staff

  • Kara Berry

    Kara is the receptionist at the front desk. Her personable mannerisms and friendly smile help to create a welcoming dental experience for all of Dr. Daren’s patients.


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  • Kelly Paige

    Kelly is Dr. Daren’s office manager. Her duties are to make sure the office runs smoothly, as well as the handling of all of the insurance and billing.


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