Kathleen, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kathleen is a graduate of the STCC dental hygiene program and and has enjoyed being in family practice for over 15 years. The best part of her job is the relationship and trust she builds with patients. She lives in West Brattleboro with her husband, 2 daughters and a grumpy old cat. A lifelong Harry Potter fan, she is still waiting on her acceptance letter from Hogwarts.
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 the office and teams are running smoothly. She organizes, plans and oversees the doctors and team working schedules. She 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 36 years. She’s been working in the dental field for over 23 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 34 years of office experience, Brenda is an asset to our practice. Brenda loves to spend time with her family, grandchildren, traveling, cruising, and camping with great friends and Family. She has a Chocolate Lab named Caramel who also Loves to go camping…
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 joined West River Family Dental in 2013. Judy enjoys building relationships and confidence and making sure patients have personal, comfortable, and professional experiences.
Sarah, Registered Dental Hygienist
A registered dental hygienist, a graduate of UVM, a Native Vermonter. Sarah strives to understand each patients knowledge of oral health, this allows her to treat each patient as an individual. She enjoys the diversity a family practice provides, 3 year old to 100 year old. She is proud to be a part of the close-knit dental hygiene team at West River Family Dental because she knows they are all working towards one common goal – THE WELL BEING / ORAL HEALTH OF THE PATIENT. Away from the office Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, snowmobiling, reading, riding horses or a good long walk.
Angela, Certified Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions
Angela assists the doctor in the restorative and preventive care of our patients. She works chair side 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 including her three sons.
Amy, Registered Dental Hygienist
Amy is the newest hygienist to join our practice. She received her Associates degree in Dental Hygiene from STCC in Springfield ,MA in 2018. She focuses on patient education to help patients understand why oral care is so important while providing through and comprehensive assessments to allow the best care for each patient. Amy enjoys working at West River Family Dental because it is a cohesive team that feels like family and is focused on each patients individual needs. When away from the office , Amy enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Cecilia, DANB Certified Dental Assistant
Cecilia joined our team at West River Family Dental in 2012. Cecilia is the Team leader / Head assistant. She has been in the dental field for 21 years. Some of her other duties include fabrication of provisional crowns, sealants, coronal polishing, impression and some laboratory procedures. Cecelia does the ordering of the dental supplies and equipment repairs and maintenance. Cecilia has worked with the students from the University of New England Student program and helps with training new staff as well. 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 dental skills. Cecilia is a member of the ADA and is a life long learner and has received some of her assistant training through Concord Tech as well as numerous continuing education classes. During her time off Cecilia enjoys spending time with her family. She especially loves to cook and travel, and event planning. She also enjoys time camping and cruising with her family and great friends.
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 27 years. She joined West River Family Dental in 2009. 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 a grandson. Lori enjoys golfing and spending time with friends and family.
Kristen, Office Manager
Kristen has been working in the dental field since 2017, and joined our practice in 2019. She works to provide exceptional service for our patients, at the front desk. She oversees the Doctors schedules, as well as assisting patients in understanding their insurance benefits, and how to maximize their benefits. She assists patients in scheduling treatment and makes financial arrangements if needed. Kristen was born and raised in Guilford Vermont, and lives in the area with her daughter, her dog “Cherry” and three Nigerian Dwarf goats. She enjoys traveling with her loved ones , especially to the beach.
Heidi, Traditional Dental Assistant
Heidi joined our team in 2014. She assists the doctors chair side in dental procedures including Fillings, Crowns, Bridges, and sealants. Heidi has her Radiology privileges which she earned at Vt Tech college. Heidi also has worked chair side with our students from the University Of New England. West River Family Dental has mentored several UNE students under the direction of Dr. Rediske . Heidi was born and raised here in Brattleboro Vermont. She volunteers and heads the Elks Kids Christmas party every year for the past 17 years. Heidi has 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren. She loves spending her off time with her grand-kids, Kayaking, going to concerts, relaxing with her dog Marley , and taking surprise day trips with her boyfriend Adam.
Rebecca Certified Dental Assistant
Rebecca joined our team September 2019. Rebecca assist the doctors in restorative and preventive procedures for our patients, Rebecca especially enjoys making provisional crowns and bridges as well as denture repairs. Rebecca is able to do in office relines, fabrications of night guards, place sealants and polish. Rebecca has been a dental assistant since 1991 and received her DANB certificate in 2003. Rebecca continues to expand her knowledge to better help our patients. Rebecca has applied for EFDA school next June 2020. What Rebecca loves about working at West River Family Dental is the personal relationships and the care given to our patients. Rebecca likes to spend her personal time with family , caring for her horses, bead weaving and most recently swimming.
Heather, Patient Coordinator
Heather joined our team in August 2016. She facilitates patient appointments, Patient payments, Insurance payments and claims as well as ensuring patient charts are up to date. Heather us a 23 year Retired Officer. She strives to continue furthering her education by attending conferences and taking online courses and webinars. Heather enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading as well as watching her grandson play hockey and soccer.
Sherry, Registered Dental Hygienist
Sherry graduated from Tunxis Community Technical college in Farmington Connecticut in 1999. She has been with West River Family Dental since 2016. Sherry is married and has 2 boys. She lives in Ludlow Vermont where she enjoys skiing adventures with her family. Sherry enjoys riding her horses and archery hunting in the fall.
Michelle, Registerd Dental Hygienist
Michelle graduated from the University of New Haven. She has been practicing in a variety of dental practices including pediatric and periodontal before settling into the West River Family Dental Family! Native to New England, Michelle grew up in South West New Hampshire and currently resides across the river with her partner, all their boys and her puppy Henri. Michelle is always looking to further her dental knowledge taking many continuing education courses and attending the hygiene study group in Keene New Hampshire with the local periodontist. In her free time away from the office she enjoys cheering on the boys in all their activities and traveling the world.