Jessica began her dental career with an assisting internship at Dr. Daren’s office in 2007. She continued to work for Dr. Daren as an assistant for the next five years while taking pre-requisites for Dental Hygiene to further her education and love for the field. Jessica graduated from the University of New Haven in 2013 with recognition of the Clinical Excellence Award from Hu Friedy and was inducted into the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society.
Her goal as a Dental Hygienist is to educate her patients on the whole body connection and to offer an oral health regimen suited to each patient’s needs. She regularly attends continuing education courses with her co-workers to be able to provide the most current evidenced based treatment plans for her patient’s optimal oral health. Jessica also helps with the advancement of the Dental Hygiene field by participating in the annual Nutmeg Conference as a Delegate (2013) and the Secretary for the Eastern Connecticut Dental Hygienists’ Association.
Outside of the office Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, yoga, participating and watching sporting events, attending concerts, going for hikes with her two dogs, Duke & Shamus, and in the winter months skiing!