Meet Our Team

All professionals at Killingly Dental Care, LLC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.


Dental Hygiene Team


Emily

Emily - Registered Dental Hygienist

I like to focus on IMPROVING your current oral hygiene regimen...even if flossing is only a part of life when there’s a piece of food stuck!

It is of the utmost importance to me that you never feel judged while I am treating you, I’m just happy you walked in the door because it takes a strong person to be vulnerable! I am amazed every day with how close KDC becomes with our patients in such a short amount of time and I truly love hearing about everything from teeth, travel, food (yummm), family, hardships, good humor, goals...really just anything. How often do you get to put away all your outside distractions and just focus on yourself?

Outside of KDC, I enjoy food...seriously. My life’s biggest blessings are my husband and two beautiful daughters.

I don’t have a “quote” to live by, I just like to live!


Megan

Megan - Registered Dental Hygienist

Since I was 10 years old, I have wanted to be a dental hygienist. I was able to achieve my dream career in 2011 and it has been bliss ever since. KDC is not only my place of employment, but it is my home. I am forever grateful to be working everyday with the best dental team, especially within the “quiet corner” community. Here at KDC, I have the pleasure of meeting and treating such wonderful patients. I always look forward to seeing everyone at their recare appointments to not only catch up on life stories but also to provide a service that will keep them healthy for a lifetime!

When I’m not working, I am spending quality time with my wonderful husband, my 2 amazing children and my 2 dogs. I have an obsession with sports and fitness; so I can always be found either at a sporting event or the gym. I look forward in seeing you soon!

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because in the end,
those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter."

- Theodor Seuss Geisel


Bria

Bria - Registered Dental Hygienist

I decided to become a dental hygienist because I enjoy educating others. I value helping my patients and love making new friendships and connections along the way. I graduated from Community College of Rhode Island in 2019. Shortly after, I began working at Killingly Dental Care. It is here that I have been able to expand my knowledge of oral health in a very supportive and rewarding environment.


"If you have the power to make someone happy today, do it. The world needs more of that."

- Marc and Angel


Lauren

Lauren - Registered Dental Hygienist

My name is Lauren, my childhood hygienist motivated me to want to be a hygienist ever since I was a kid. I'm so happy that I can help make a positive impact on people's health here at KDC. I enjoy getting to know my patients, and in return, learning something new from each and every one of you!!! I especially enjoy helping those who have dental anxiety. My goal is to put you at ease, let you know step by step what to expect, and make sure that you are comfortable and looking forward to your next visit here with me.

When I'm not in the office, my crazy family and I enjoy being outside in the woods, by water, or in the garden. I have 3 very energetic and fun kiddos and an even crazier husband. We love exploring new places and never sit still! So be sure to tell me your adventures when you are in my chair :)

“If you learn something new every day, you can teach something new every day!!!!”

-Martha Stewart


Pam

Pam - Registered Dental Hygienist

I am proud to say that I have been a hygienist here at Killingly Dental Care for 15 years where cleaning teeth is actually just one piece of my multifaceted job. We are here to focus on the whole you, not JUST your teeth, we all truly believe in our vision of COMPLETE HEALTH DENTISTRY.

I am a lifelong East Killingly resident, and spend my spare time with my 21 year old twin sons and fiancé Glenn, volunteering on the East Killingly Fire Department as an EMT, and teaching yoga.

"Brilliant things happen in calm minds. Be calm. You're brilliant."

- Mindful Moments of Headspace.com


Melissa

Sarah - Registered Dental Hygienist

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Dental Assistants


Melissa

Melissa - Certified Dental Assistant

I graduated from Killingly High School in 1998 then attended Eastern Connecticut State University for 2 years and QVCTC for 2 years. I attended Teamwork Allied Health Academy in 2004 and graduated in 2005 in Dental Assisting. I live here in Dayville with my husband and three children (all of which are growing up too fast!!!) and have become very involved in our community. My kids are part of basically every sport known to man within Killingly so I have gotten to know so many families within our community. I see my friends here at work all the time and it brings me so much joy to be able to give back and provide top-notch dental care to Killingly and all surrounding towns. I have been a part of this KDC team for many years, seen us grow and evolve, keeping up with new technologies, and treating more and more patients every year. This is not my job, it's my CAREER and I, along with all my teammates, give it our ALL every day. The doctors remind us every morning why we are here: 'We are committed to complete health dentistry by focusing on patients' overall long term well-being that starts with excellent oral health.' We eat, live, and breathe by this vision. We can't wait to welcome you to our KDC family, and if you're already part of it, you know where to find us!

"Family FOREVER. Always. No matter what."

- Chicken Soup for the Soul


Jessica

Jessica - Certified Dental Assistant

I graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Porter & Chester. I love my job because I'm able to help my small town & community in all ways possible. Working with the newest technologies within the Killingly Dental Care office along with a commitment to learning is empowering! Outside of work I enjoy being with my sons outside in the warm, beautiful weather.

"Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen."

- Dr. Sukhraj Dhillon


Jessica

Julia - Certified Dental Assistant

There is truly nothing like presenting a contagious smile! My name is Julia and I have been a dental assistant for four years. As a member of Killingly Dental Care, it is my goal to serve our patients with the highest level of dental treatment they can receive. Smiles are known to boost our moods, immune system, and even relieve stress! It is my priority to assist all our patients with promoting dental hygiene, so they too can experience confidence in their beautiful smile. Working at KDC has fulfilled my ambitions to help others and work with the most caring and supportive team. It is so empowering seeing our patients return time and time again for their cleanings and procedures! In my free time, I love enjoying the outdoors with my fiancé and very active golden retriever in addition to a lifestyle of healthy eating and exercise.

"Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears."
— John Lennon


Melissa

Kat - Sterilization & Infection Control Director

Hello, there. My name is Kat short for Katarzyna. I have been blessed to be a part of the KDC family for 3 years now. I have been in the dental field since the year 2000. Greatest joy in my life is being a part of helping people. I was born in Poland Szczecin and immigrated to the US in 1983 as a Political Refuge with my Parents. I am fluent in 2 languages and I am at your service for any new Polish patients as well as existing ones who may need help with translation. I am married and have a beautiful and smart step daughter. We have 3 crazy fur babies and we love spending time outside.

“Life is not always perfect. like a road. It has many bends, ups and downs,
but that’s its beauty. I marveled at the beauty of all life and savored the power of possibilities of my imagination.”
—Amit Ray


Melissa

Heather - Certified Dental Assistant

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Melissa

Amy - Certified Dental Assistant

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Melissa

Jamie - Certified Dental Assistant

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Patient & Financial Care


Dominique

Dominique - Executive Patient Care Director

BIG RED IS N THE BUILDING !!!

I'm very outgoing passionate, loud, humble, vibrant, and respectful. My bright red hair is as bright as my personality.

I'm honored to be a part of KDC Family. This is truly my second family. I have a combination of 25+ years of Customer Service experience and Medical experience.

I love working with people. Some may say I have the "Gift of Gab." I take my time to understand and hear what the patients have to say.

Communication/Listening is key.

I make sure whether on the phone or face to face that each patient is treated special. It takes a special person to treat people this way and I'm that person. If you are nervous, anxious, scared or just not sure --I'm that person to help you feel comfortable and help you to relax along the way. It's the Dominique magic!

In my free time I enjoy my seafood. I'm traveling, putting stamps on my passport. I'm a grandmother of 2. They keep me on my toes.

I have many quotes, I love this one the most.

Live--- Like it's your last day
Love-- Like you have never loved before
Laugh-- Until you cry so hard that your tummy hurts


Annette

Alicia - KDC Orthodontics Patient Coordinator

I started my dental career journey in 2001 by attending Teamwork Allied Health Academy for the Dental Assisting Program and graduated in 2002. My first dental job was in a general dental office assisting but I really had a passion for working with children and I remembered how much I loved going to the orthodontist as a kid. From that point on, since 2003, I mainly worked with orthodontists as a trained Orthodontic Assistant. I have assisted at other dental specialty practices but I find myself drawn to orthodontics. I have also received a few Certifications in Accounting over the last couple years as I am expanding my career. I am very fortunate to be part of this amazing team here at KDC and I am here for my patients no matter what their needs are and love getting to know every family that walks through our door. I love the journey my patients experience from the first visit to the last and the confidence I see in my patients from the final results. The best part of my job is being able to follow up with patients throughout the years as they graduate high school and then college and/or when they stop in to say hello or just to make sure their retainers are still fitting properly. I am very excited for the future of KDC Orthodontics as we are expanding and I will be here every step of the way.

“Know that everything will happen at just the right time, at just the right place, with just the right people.” Wayne W. Dyer


Dominique

Destiny - Lead Treatment Coordinator

Believe it or not, my dental Journey started at a very young age. I used to go to the dentist as a child to get my 6-month checkup and the occasional filling every now and then. One day I was getting work done and I happened to look up at the assistant and thought to myself, that would be a pretty cool job to do one day when I grow up. She was so nice and caring, and it seemed rewarding being able to help others. Well fast forward to now and as of today, I have been working in the Dental field for the past 19 years.

I started my career path by acquiring my medical assistant license and graduating from the high honors program in Brighton Massachusetts. Shortly after I completed my internship and started looking for a position in the medical field, my longtime friend happened to reach out to me. She informed me that her current boss was looking to hire a dental assistant and was willing to train the right person. At that point I had totally forgotten about what I had said to myself as a child that day in the dental office. It hadn’t even dawned on me until that very moment. Could this be what I was meant to do after all? I didn’t even have any dental experience at the time and had just finished a completely different schooling program. Well within a few weeks I was working chairside in Newton, MA with some of the best-known dentists in the industry. That is where I first met Dr. Allison White. Dr. White was such a breath of fresh air and I absolutely loved working with her. I thought to myself, she is going to be such an amazing boss lady one day and become a true inspiration to those who meet her. I was able to work with Dr. White for a couple of years before she went of to work with her dad, Dr. Sheffield at Killingly Dental Care. Throughout my dental career I have assisted in general and cosmetic dentistry along with a great group of periodontists, endodontists, implant specialists and prosthodontists. I have been able to work with some of the world’s most cutting-edge technologies in dentistry like digital scanners, 3D- printers and my favorite, the Cerec software and milling unit that makes crowns and bridges in one visit. I also have helped design and fabricate athletic mouthguards for Nike and pro-college football teams to help protect their teeth when on the field. From the beginning of my dental journey, I have been crossed trained in all departments of dentistry including administrative roles and patient management.

Most recently, as of January last year, Dr. White had asked me to join her and the Killingly Dental Care team. I am proudly part of the complete care mission, and I am currently working as a lead treatment coordinator. The ability to help patients understand their dental needs and goals along with what to expect chairside is extremely rewarding. I am honored to be here while Dr. White and Dr. Sheffield are still practicing together. With Dr. Sheffield retiring at the end of June and Dr. White helping lead and grow the practice her dad started back in 1985, it is truly fantastic to now call her my amazing boss lady.

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” - Og Mandino


Brenda

BRENDA - Account Manager (Retired as of 2018)

Working with patients has been the most rewarding part of my job! I enjoy getting to know patients and helping make them feel comfortable and as welcome as possible! I also appreciate and respect all of my team members and we continue to stay in touch after my retirement. Our team works hard, and we also know how to have fun! I will truly miss spending my days with my KDC family.

I leave you all with a sense of peace, joy, and excitement for the future.


Annette

ANNE - Registered Dental Hygienist (Retired as of April 2020)

It was 1987 when I answered an ad in the turnpike buyer for a dentist looking for a hygienist. I was buying a house in my home town of Plainfield after working in Boston for five years and I needed a a job. That was the beginning of my 33 year working relationship and friendship with Dr Sheffield. Back then if you went on an interview, it wasn’t the question of the office wanting you, it was do you want to work there? I did. It took a few months for our house paperwork to go through but Dr. SHEFFIELD said he would wait.

I had the luxury of adjusting my hours over the years as my children were born and the staff at that time were all having babies and building families as was Dr. Sheffield and his wife. Allison (Dr. White) was only one. It was the perfect job. But.... it wasn’t JUST a job. We girls became sisters and though we are all gone from the office, we are still great friends. The patients I’d have on my schedule became so much more than THAT to me over the years. I’ve had regular lunch dates, dinner dates, weddings invites, birthdays parties to attend, next generations to love and worry about, funerals, and tears and hugs shared just about every day. It will be those small things I miss as I venture out into my next chapter. I intend to have those lunch dates and dinner parties but I will not have the daily interaction and catch up on the lives of those I’ve so easily grown to love. Dr. Sheffield was the perfect boss. He trusted that we had his back and the welfare of his patients which were as much our priority as his. He values family in the office, is really funny (I think) and a REALLY good dentist. So what’s changed?

I’ve had 3 new babies born since April 18th and another coming in October. With blessings from sweet Scotty, my plan was to reduce my working hours in January anyhow but sometimes a gift is presented in an unexpected way and the time off for quarantine gave me the opportunity to see what and where I would be needed and needing to do. Were they surprised when I told them? Not really. Maybe sad. It’s always sad when a good thing ends. Thank you Dr. Sheffield and Allison for so much more than a job. Thank you to my friends who just so happen to be my patients. If You truly know me well you know how much I have valued your time with me. I am blessed.

My Friends, with all my heart... Thank You.


Melissa

Morgan - Patient Care Coordinator

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Annette

Annette - Account Specialist

In loving memory of Annette… May 30, 1978 - April 9, 2024

Annette dedicated her life to her family and embraced being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a devoted team member of our KDC family, she has touched all our lives with a bright light. Her humor, devotion, spirit and sass will always be remembered. She always put our patients first and truly loved her work. We miss her dearly and think of her every day.

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