MEET THE TEAM

Front Desk

Jessica

Director of Operations

I joined Dickinson & Branon Dental Care in the spring of 2021 and it was the best career move I have ever made!  My career in dentistry began clinically before expanding into management, and after 12 years working in dentistry, it feels good to know I have finally found my “dental home”.  I find immense satisfaction in being able to help a patient regain their confidence in their smile or learn how to establish healthy habits for lifelong oral care.  It is gratifying to work with such a talented, caring, intelligent clinical team with a solid set of core values and a dedicated passion for top-notch dental care.

When I am not working, I enjoy hiking, camping, gardening, cooking, reading, listening to true crime podcasts or music, and adventuring with my significant other.  My favorite place to be is with my partner, our three kids and our two dogs.  

Meredith

Director of Marketing and Patient Access

After years of working in marketing and customer service for a local television station I moved to Dickinson and Branon Dental Care and I’m so glad I did! It’s energizing to walk into a place every day where the main focus is on helping our patients. My day consists of talking with patients, helping out at the front desk and creating content for our website and Facebook page.  I’ve learned a lot about the healthcare industry in the past few months. It’s an amazing time to be working in the dental field as we are now discovering how much our dental health is connected to our overall health and wellbeing. Away from the office you can find me at home with my husband Mike and our two cats enjoying one of my many hobbies, or working with the light crew at Lyric Theatre.

Georgie

Insurance Coordinator

I enjoy talking with patients and helping them feel at home in our office. When someone arrives with a smile, because they’ve been looking forward to seeing us, I’m thrilled! I am responsible for greeting and assisting patients as they arrive, scheduling appointments, and maintaining patient accounts. I also help coordinate the dentists’ schedules and bill patients and insurance companies. My career in the field started in 2003 and I joined this amazing office in 2013. We are a family, with a strong work ethic, and we’re committed to providing the best dental care.

I grew up in Burlington, graduated from Burlington High School and Champlain College, and live in St. Albans with my husband and two children. In my free time, I enjoy watching my kids play sports, supporting their various activities, and being with family and friends.

Teri

Treatment Coordinator

I like interacting with our patients, especially hearing the latest news and what’s happening with their families. I work in the front office where I help patients schedule appointments and work with them to navigate the intricacies of their insurance plans. I joined the doctors and team in 2012, when I brought with me more than 30 years of experience. This is a remarkable practice: We respect and really like each other, and we feel the same about our patients!

Outside of work, I love spending time with my three grandchildren. They like antiquing and exploring with me. I enjoy reading in my spare time: My new favorite author is David Baldacci.

Registered Dental Hygienists

Jennifer P.

Registered Dental Hygienist

One of the most enjoyable parts of my work is forming relationships with people and helping them achieve and maintain their strongest oral health. As a dental hygienist, I provide preventive oral care in partnership with my patients. I educate patients about disease risk and treatment appropriate to their needs. I’ve been in the dental field and worked with Dr. Dickinson and this team since 2000. We have a very dedicated, caring, and knowledgeable group of people, all committed to providing the best possible care to our patients.

I live in St. Albans with my husband, two daughters, and our dog, cat, and two Mini Rex bunnies, Ruby and Buttercup. I spend most of my time outside of work volunteering and participating in my children’s activities. When I’ve time for myself, I like running, practicing yoga, reading, and quilting.

Sarah G.

Registered Dental Hygienist

I enjoy developing relationships with patients and how those evolve into friendships. I’ve been with this practice since 2002 and have, over the years, developed many valued friends. As a hygienist, I provide a range of preventive and maintenance care, along with patient education so people can take control of their smile’s health. I love that our doctors and my coworkers always have the best interest of our patients at heart and address all of their needs.

When I’m not working, my husband and I are kept busy with our three wonderful and active children. Most of our evenings and weekends involve their baseball, hockey, basketball, soccer, cross-country, skiing, or school events. Our family has the sweetest dog in the world, too: Maggie’s my running partner.

Sara M.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Our patients are a part of my family and I look forward to their visits as time with a friend. I clean teeth, examine patients for signs of gum disease, and provide a range of preventive and maintenance care. I also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain optimal oral health, and encourage each person to make positive changes. I have worked with this practice since 2003 and can’t imagine being anyplace else. We are a family!

I grew up in Texas and, in my second year of college, decided I wanted to move. I landed in Albany, New York, where I met my husband Toby. After completing hygiene school, we settled in Swanton, where he had grown up. We have two daughters and many animals, including a dog, a cat, a tortoise, and many fish. Most of our free time is spent at sporting events.

Sydney

Registered Dental Hygienist

One of my favorite parts of being a hygienist is how much time I get to spend with my patients. I enjoy getting to know and meet people within our community. I love hearing stories from my patients and I genuinely care about their overall health and well being. Being a dental hygienist gives me the opportunity to form connections and friendships.

Educating patients is something that I love to do, teaching someone the proper way to care for their oral health can make a big impact on their overall health. Making recommendations to my patients to help them achieve their optimal oral health goal is something that I love sharing. The ultimate success to me, is when I have patients that come back with a happy, healthy smile.

When I am not at the office, I enjoy skiing at Smuggs, hiking, cooking, reading, gardening (mostly succulents) and relaxing with my sweet pug.

Assistants

Brooke

Dental Assistant

I like talking with my patients, seeing them commit to a treatment plan, and supporting them as they achieve their dental goals. Nothing makes me happier than helping a person love their smile! I am now an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, a position that allows me to help patients even more than before. I am excited to expand and grow in my career with support from the doctors at Dickinson and Branon Dental Care. I’ve been given great opportunities to continue my education and keep up to date on the latest dental technologies to help my patients.

I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping and going on adventures with my boyfriend Matt.

Christine

Dental Assistant

I enjoy being part of the Dickinson and Branon Dental Care team. The work I do is highly rewarding. I support our Doctors and Hygienists in providing comprehensive dental care and education. From fillings and crowns, to shifting teeth/bites with Invisalign, dentistry is a fascinating mix of technology, art and continuous learning.

The first time I saw restorative work to reshape and fill front teeth, I was hooked! A beautiful transformation occurred right before my eyes, and our patient left smiling!

While caring for members of our community, from 2 to 92, I strive to provide a positive dental experience. It’s never too early to learn about dental health. It’s never too late to improve our overall health!

Away from the dental office, I love being outside with my husband: hiking, camping, gardening, skiing and snowshoeing, or curled up inside with the cat and dog on a rainy day.

Megan

Dental Assistant

My favorite part about being a dental assistant at Dickinson and Branon Dental Care is seeing the transformation in a patient’s smile. I love the interaction with people, friendships and bonds that build. I greet patients at the door and assist doctors during dental procedures. I also make sure that the office and instruments are in a clean and work safe environment. I am in my sixth year of being a dental assistant and hope to further my career in dentistry. I want the best for all of my patients.

When I’m not at work you will see me at home caring for my little farm. I, my boyfriend Connor, daughter Clara, and our dog Gunner, spend our summers camping in our camper and in the winter we spend the weekends snowmobiling. In my free time I enjoy horseback riding, four-wheeling, hunting, and bike riding. Family time is my favorite time and being around my animals makes me happy.

Shania

Dental Assistant

I joined Dickinson and Branon Dental Care in 2020 and I’m so glad that I did! This office is great a place to work and I’ve made great friends here. My favorite part about dentistry is spending time with patients and witnessing their gratitude after each visit. My position is to assist the three Doctors with an array of procedures, which include restorations, extractions, implant procedures, orthodontic evaluations, and much more. I really enjoy having conversations with my patients and getting to know the community I now call home.

I’m originally from West Haven, Vermont, however, a couple of years ago I decided to move farther north. When I’m not working, I enjoy being outdoors, kayaking, traveling and spending time with my family and pets.

Bralynn

Dental Assistant

Working with the patient and doctor as a team to improve a patient’s health is so gratifying! Dentistry is so fascinating to me, and every day is an opportunity for me to learn something new. I love helping patients achieve their goals when it comes to the their smile, whether it be a simple restorative procedure or a complete smile make over – the results are so inspiring!

A native to Saint Albans, I still live in this great town with my boyfriend Casey. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my dog, riding my bike, traveling, podcasts, time with my family, camping, hiking, and browsing the aisles of TJ Maxx.