Dental Hygienists

Our dental hygiene team is an amazing group of health driven professionals who will partner with you to achieve oral health in conjunction with overall health. They foster an educational environment that lends to a judgement free atmosphere that is sure to make you feel at home.

  • Cami

    A native of New Hampshire, Cami grew up in Hinsdale and spent many summers in Amherst (long enough ago to remember when Route 101A in Amherst was only a two-lane road!). After working as an assistant for several years, she obtained her dental hygienist degree from NHTI in 1985. She has served the NH State Hygienists Association for many years, for some time as president, and later as a member of the State Board of Dental Examiners.  Currently, Cami serves on the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners. She was instrumental in helping to amend legislation to expand the role of hygienists to include the application of local anesthesia. Cami has been with the practice for many years, and loves her work. She has practiced her profession with successive generations of our patients’ families, and looks forward to meeting the next generation!

  • Claudia

    Claudia grew up in Nashua, NH,  graduated from Forsyth Dental in Boston, and then started her career in Nashua, NH. She moved to the San Francisco area shortly after and practiced in California for 14 years. Moving her family to New Hampshire in the 80’s has allowed Claudia to practice in Amherst since then. She was active in the schools and the community when her daughters were growing up and now spends as much time with her grandchildren as she can. She is happy to be in a practice where she sees so many friendly and familiar faces.

  • Laureen

    Laureen was born into a military family, moving 18 times in 18 years throughout childhood. She settled in Texas, where she played women’s softball on Willie Nelson’s team. Having obtained her dental hygienist degree in Massachusetts, Laureen made Townsend, MA her home where she is involved in her local Lions Club. She has practiced in her field for over 20 years, adding a license in local anesthesia to her credentials. Laureen is a caring and gentle hygienist who looks forward to meeting each patient!

  • Patty

    Growing up, Patty’s father’s Army career brought the family to many places, including Connecticut, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Okinawa. Having graduated from Nashua High, she studied Medical Technology at UNH. Like her mother, she chose a career as a dental hygienist, graduating from NHTI-Concord. Patty has worked for 25 years in a variety of practices, including periodontal and orthodontic and has worked at our Amherst, NH location for 14 years and is a pioneer for the oral-systemic connection and overall health.

  • Silvia

    Silvia is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She went to dental school there and worked as a DDS for 3 years before moving to Framingham, MA, with her husband. She worked as a dental assistant for 2 years, then as a DDS/Hygienist at The Whittier Street Health Center in Boston with a limited license. The couple moved to Manchester, NH, in 2009, where her husband started working as a Primary Care Physician, and Silvia decided to go back to school to get a full license as a Dental Hygienist. She graduated from New Hampshire Technical Institute in 2015 with honors, just before welcoming her second child, baby Max, who joins big sister Olivia. She is very happy working at our office, where she loves the friendly environment and feels like she is part of a family. She looks forward to a future in the practice, and getting to know all our patients.