Amanda wears many hats at Horizon Dental. Starting as a Patient Coordinator, Amanda found herself drawn to the clinical side of the practice. So, in 2014 she passed her radiography certification and became part of the assisting team. As Amanda Says, "It feels good learning new things everyday."
When she's not working in the practice, Amanda and her husband Jeff operate a family-owned sugar house. And to relieve stress, she goes to the barn to milk cows.
Assistant - EFDA
Holly started her dental assisting career in 2002 and since received her CDA (certified dental assistant) credential. Always interested in growing herself and her career, Holly recently completed extensive training to become an EFDA (expanded function dental assistant) the highest certification in the state of Vermont.
Holly is also well known for her baking expertise. So much so, everyone can't wait for their birthday and the cake Holly will bake.
Jessie Ryan graduated from the University of New England (Portland, Maine) in May 2009. She started working at Horizon Dental in September of 2009. Jessie has her local anesthesia endorsement and currently lives in Rockingham, Vermont.
Assistant - CDA
Karissa has been dental assisting for over 14 years and recently received her CDA (certified dental assistant) certification. Karissa brings enthusiasm and excitement to the patient experience. And much of this comes from her early years.
After high school, Karissa set out on her own to travel the world spending time in Western Europe, North Africa, and Australia. And if navigating world travel wasn't exciting enough, she also rode sportbikes for over 10 years.
Leslie is our patient coordinator and handles scheduling appointments and helping patients reach their treatment goals. She brings a thoughtfulness and commitment to ensuring each patient's experience is an exceptional one.
Outside of the office Leslie has a passion for the outdoors. Whether it's competing as a snowboarder, studying for a degree in Environmental Studies, exploring the California Redwoods, Zion National Park, Belize or France, or sailing on Lake Champlain with her two daughters, the "environment" is Leslie's playground.
Marlene graduated from the University of Vermont in 1975 and has enjoyed working as a dental hygienist at Horizon Dental since then. Her greatest reward is the long-term relationships she's built with the patients over the years while helping them maintain optimal oral health.
Marlene is active in the Brattleboro community including being the past president of the Winter Carnival. She takes pride in and is thrilled to be called Grama. And when her grandchildren aren't keeping her entertained she relaxes by scrapbooking and making cards.
Marlene is a graduate of the New Hampshire Technical Institute. Marlene's goal is to help her patients achieve optimal oral health while providing a comfortable, stress-less experience.
In her free time, Marlene enjoys baking, kayaking and spending time with friends and family. And if you she her out in the world, be sure to ask her name, because Marlene has an identical twin sister.
Stacy has worked at Horizon Dental for over 16 years. Stacy is the familiar voice on the phone, the welcoming smile at the front desk, and the expert helping patients meet their oral health needs through her extensive knowledge of dental benefit plans. If you have a benefits question, Stacy is the one for you.
Recently married, Stacy has two beautiful teenage daughters and is enjoying watching her girls grow into phenomenal young women. Oh and there's something about a chicken . . . ask her.
Assistant - CDA
Wendi graduated from the New Hampshire Technical Institute with honors from dental assisting in 1993. Interested in furthering her career, immediately completed certification to become a CDA (certified dental assistant). Following her love of dentistry she went on to become certified in ortho and coronal polishing. Wendi loves the intricacies of dentistry, meeting patients, and helping them feel better about their smiles and oral health.
In her free time Wendi enjoys spending time with her ten year old son and various pets. If she's not in the practice, you'll catch Wendi camping with her clan in her travel trailer.