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 has seen many changes in the area, (long enough ago to remember the chicken farm on 101A and Roy's Variety... "Eat here and get Gas!). She has been with the practice for 34 years, seeing third and some fourth generations of families with a warm and caring attitude. She has been an active Regional Board Examiner for the past twenty years and volunteers at the Hospice House in Merrimack. Cami recently completed her degree in Allied Health Leadership and along with obtaining her certification as a Public Health Dental Hygienist. Cami loves her work and connecting with each of her patients.

  • Rachel

    Another New Hampshire native, Rachel spent her undergraduate summers working as a dental assistant while earning a bachelors of Biomedical Science from UNH. She then spent two years as a dental assistant in Boston while earning another Bachelors in Dental Hygiene from Forsyth at MCPHS University. As a passionate lifelong learner, Rachel is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health. She enjoys using her vast background to help educate and empower patients towards a happy, healthy smile. She has found that she is able to quickly connect with patients here at Dovetail as a lifelong resident of the area. On weekends she enjoys live music, lake days with her boyfriend, and trying new restaurants with her family and friends   

  • Donna

    Donna was born and raised in Chelmsford, MA and currently resides in Amherst, NH where she has raised two wonderful daughters, Grace and Abby, with her husband Michael.  She found a love for dentistry early and started working in the field when she was just 16 years old. She graduated from MCC Lowell for both Dental Assisting as a CDA and Dental Hygiene (RDH).  With over 25 years of diverse hygiene experience, Donna has found joy in making visits fun for both children and adults. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team, and she is happy to have found her new dental home here at Dovetail (often joking about her new “long” commute)!  In her free time, Donna enjoys volunteering at Peacock Players Children’s Theatre, sewing for her Etsy business, Sassygirl Headbands, running with her group, The Sassy Striders, or hanging out with her family and their dog, Max.

  • Patricia

    Patricia was born in Portugal before moving to the states and being raised in New England. She now resides in Merrimack, with her husband and her pit/lab mix named Odin. She speaks three languages including English, Portuguese, and Spanish which is a huge asset to our multilingual patients! At age seventeen Patricia already knew dental hygiene was her calling. She achieved her Associates in Dental Hygiene from NHTI and then went on to get her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene at Vermont Technical College while working full time as a hygienist. Patricia’s warm personality and calm demeanor allows her to easily connect to her patients and ultimately help each and every one achieve a healthy smile. During her free time Patricia loves to read, spend time with friends, and go hiking with her husband and Odin!

  • Julie

    Julie is originally from Texas, but has happily resided in the Lakes Region of NH for the past 22 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from Texas State University and is a recent graduate of NHTI’s Dental Hygiene School. Julie was a long-term

    patient at our sister office in Moultonborough before joining our team! Her favorite part of dental hygiene is providing patients the experience of great dental care. Educating and encouraging patients through their personal dental journey is her top priority. Her patience and understanding nature make it easy for patients to feel comfortable and supported. Julie

    loves getting to know her patients and building long term relationships. She lives on a small farm in New Hampton with her two horses, two mini-donkeys, ducks and chickens. She is a dedicated mom of three wonderful children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends on the lake, camping, trail riding and traveling.

  • Heather

    Heather lives in Bedford, NH with her kids, Grayson and Greta, and her husband Dan. She graduated from the University of New England in Portland, Maine in 2003 and began her dental hygiene career in New Hampshire. Throughout her career she has worked with patients of all ages maintaining a high standard of patient care. She uses her personality and professionalism to create an appointment that is both enjoyable and educational. Heather enjoys getting to know her patients and creating a trusting relationship to help them feel comfortable and receptive to the best proactive and preventive care to support their overall oral health. Heather enjoys camping in Acadia, playing at the beach, and many exciting adventures with family and friends. She loves running, coaching/supporting her kids in their activities, and all things Disney!  

  • Ashley

    Ashley was born and raised in South Shore Massachusetts. She moved up to New Hampshire in 2016 to pursue her degree in Dental Hygiene and graduated from NHTI in Concord. Her goal as a hygienist is to provide the best care while making sure her patients are comfortable. In her free time, Ashley likes to kayak and boat on Lake Winnipesaukee as well as play her trumpet or piano, and play with her three new kittens.

  • Claudia - Retired

    Although, Claudia retired in December 2018, she is our go-to when someone needs time off. She loves seeing familiar faces when she is covering and our patients enjoy her guest-appearances. If you don't know Claudia, she 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 allowed Claudia to practice in Amherst throughout the rest of her career. 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.

  • Patty - Retired

    Patty has retired, we will dearly miss seeing her around the office. She has been enjoying spending extra time with her elderly parents and her grandchildren. 

    In case you didn't get the pleasure of meeting Patty here is a little bit about her.  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 worked for 35 years in a variety of practices, including periodontal and orthodontic and worked at our Amherst, NH location for 26 years and continues to be a pioneer for the oral-systemic connection and overall health.