Meet the Team
Brenda, Practice Manager
Brenda, while still hands on in the day to day operations and care of our patients, is responsible for making sure that both offices and teams are running smoothly. She organizes, plans and oversees the doctors and team working schedules, works with equipment and supply vendors, plans events, supervises all HR functions and works with the doctors to make sure the facilities are clean, up to date, and safe. She was born and raised in Springfield, VT, and she's been living in Hinsdale, NH for over 30 years. She's been working in the dental field for over 13 years. In 2012 Brenda joined West River Family Dental, and she loves working for a practice where everyone feels like family. Brenda recognizes Dr. Rediske as very caring and a gentle dentist who loves what he does. With over 25 years of office experience, Brenda is an asset to our practice. Brenda loves to spend time with her grandchildren, traveling, cruising, and going to antique car shows and auctions.
Judy, Registered Dental Hygienist
Judy graduated from Allegheny Community College in Cumberland, MD in 1990 with an associate's degree in dental hygiene. She currently lives in Vernon, Vermont on an organic dairy farm with her four children ages 7, 9, 18, and 19 and her husband Art. While dairy is their main source of income, they also have a variety of other animals. They raise golden retrievers, the kids have kittens, and Judy has horses. She has worked part-time as a dental hygienist for over 20 years, 10 of which in the Brattleboro area. She recently joined West River Family Dental, and she looks forward to building relationships and confidence and making sure patients have personal, comfortable, and professional experiences.
Sarah, Registered Dental Hygienist
Sarah provides patient-centered quality care in a safe and friendly environment. She helps guide patients toward making educated decisions to achieve and maintain oral health. She's a native Vermonter, and she's been in the dental profession for over 15 years; Sarah joined our practice in 2009. She received her degree in dental hygiene from UVM. Sarah enjoys working for West River Family Dental because the team works well together and they are all interested in doing what is best for the patients. She tends to be very detail-oriented, which is an asset for dental hygiene. Her hobbies include riding horses, snowmobiling, and hiking, and she likes to spend free time with family and friends.
Angela, Certified Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions
Angela assists the doctor in the restorative and preventive care of our patients. She works chairside with the doctor, assisting him with dental procedures and treatment of our patients. She also creates provisional crown and bridges, repairs dentures and partials, places sealants, polishes teeth, and other treatments. Angela joined our practice in 2009, and she's from Townshend. Her education includes a bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont and certification for dental assisting from the DANB. Angela feels that the best thing about working for West River Family Dental is that they truly have the best interest of patients and the community in mind. She's a great dental assistant because of her compassion, friendly attitude, and motivation to further her education in the dental field. In her free time, Angela enjoys knitting, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Stephanie, Certified Dental Assistant
Stephanie joined the practice in 2011, and she's been in the dental field for over 25 years. Her certifications include expanded functions dental assisting, expanded functions in orthodontics, certified preventive functions dental assisting, and certified restorative functions dental assisting. She's studied at University of Vermont, Concord Tech, and CTE Essix. Stephanie enjoys working at West River Family Dental because of our happy, down-to-earth atmosphere and dedication to providing excellent patient care and superb dentistry.
Cecilia, Certified Dental Assistant
Cecilia joined our team in 2012 when Dr. Rediske began caring for Dr. Decker’s patients. She has been in the dental field for fifteen years ensuring that procedures run smoothly and that patients feel comfortable during their dental care. Some of her other duties include fabrication of provisional crowns, sealants, coronal polishing, impression and some laboratory procedures, Cecilia can always be counted on to help in the front office when she’s needed, scheduling patients and answering the phone. She also loves the fact that this new practice has given her opportunities to expand her knowledge base. During her time off Cecilia enjoys spending time with her family. She especially loves to cook and travel.
Lori, Patient Coordinator
Lori greets patients, helps with scheduling, takes payments, enters treatment plans, confirms appointments, updates charts, and confirms Medicaid eligibility. She's from Brattleboro, VT, and she's been in the dental field for over 21 years. She joined West River Family Dental in 2010. Continuing her education is important to Lori, and she does so through Yankee Dental and Vermont State Dental Society. Her outgoing personality and ability to work well under pressure make her a great fit. She has two grown sons, and she enjoys golfing and spending time with friends and family.