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Meet the Staff

Donna, Office Administrator

Dental Office Administrator

Joined Dr. Burns August 22, 1994

Graduate of Windham Technical School’s Dental Assistant Program. 30 Years of Dental Experience working as: Assistant; Receptionist; Insurance/Financial.

Coordinator; Accounts Receivable; Treatment Coordinator.



Liza, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Joined Dr. Burns in 1997

Graduated Westbrook College, Portland, Maine in 1989 with an Associates Degree in Science with a Dental Hygiene major. Background in General and Pediatric Offices. Has worked with Dr. Burns since 1997. CPR Certified. Periodontal Laser For RDH Applications 2001 Certified. ADHA Member. Office CDC/OSHA/OSAP Coordinator

Continuing Education on Topics Including: Periodontal Disease and Non-Surgical Treatment, Periodontal Disease/Systemic Disease Relationship, Pharmacology, Oral Pathology, Oral Cancer Detection, Oral Manifestations of Infectious Disease, Oral Complications and Management of Patients Compromised by Local and Systemic Cancer Therapies, OSHA & CDC Protocols, Digital Radiography, and Ortho/Invisalign.

Karen, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Joined Dr. Burns in 1998

Graduated from Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield Massachusetts in 1998, with an Associates Degree in Science with a Dental Hygiene major. Background in General and Pediatric Dentistry. Joined Dr. Burns’ office in 1998. Member of American Dental Hygienists Association since 1998. CPR Certified.

Continuing Education on Topics Including: Training in Digital Radiography, Periodontal Disease and Non-Surgical Treatment, Periodontal Disease/Systemic Disease Relationship, Pharmacology, Oral Pathology, Oral Cancer Detection, Oral Manifestations of Infectious Disease, Oral Complications and Management of Patients Compromised by Local and Systemic Cancer Therapies. OSHA & CDC Protocols.

Dianne, Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Joined Dr. Burns in July 2006

Dianne spent almost 10 years as an active duty member of the Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1992. Upon her husbands retirement from the Air Force in 2000 they moved to Connecticut. Joseph Shinn DDS decided to take a chance on “hiring a vet” and under his skillful guidance Dianne began learning the skills necessary to become a dental assistant. In 2001, Dianne was hired by Dr. Harold Kadish. With the help of the head assistant, Annie Hupper, and hygienist Lynn Benevides, she was able to continue her education. Dianne joined Dr. Burns in February 2004 as front desk/dental assistant. In July 2006 she became Dr. Burn’s full time assistant. Dianne has one son and in her spare time she is an active member of Vernon’s Community Emergency Response Team.

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certified
  • Dental Radiography Certification 2009

Melissa, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Melissa began her dental career in 2000, working while achieving her CDA certification. After four years, she decided to further her dental knowledge and began the steps required toward becoming a dental hygienist. She graduated from Tunxis with her Dental Hygiene degree in 2007. She received her local anesthesia administration certification that same year, along with BLS/CPR certification. Melissa joined Dr. Burns in 2007 and continues her commitment to expertise in dental hygiene treatment and excellence in outstanding patient care.



Hanisha – Front Desk

Front Desk

Bio Coming Soon!

Ashley, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Bio Coming Soon!

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Monday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Wednesday:

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Thursday:

8:00 AM-5:30 PM

Friday:

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Saturday:

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