Meet the Team – Colchester Location



Chief Administrative Officer

Patty grew up in Plattsburgh NY. She Attended Champlain College receiving an AS degree in dental assisting in 1980. She then married and made her life in Vermont. She found a lifetime career home with associates in-comprehensive dental care. Family is everything to Patty especially being a grandma. Her grandson and granddaughter are the world to her. She especially enjoys developmental moments that parents miss out. Patty enjoys the mountains and lake Champlain.


Office Manager

Wendy began her dental career over 19 years ago. She is Passionate about making sure our patients receive quality care and attention at our practice. Wendy is native of Vermont and in her spare time, she values quality time with her family and dog, Winnie. Some of her hobbies include dining out, traveling and cooking.


Traveling Dental Assistant


Almana is an aspiring EDFA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant). She graduated from the dental assistant program at the center of technology of Essex in 2013 and has been practicing ever since. Almana loves working in the dental field because she enjoys being a part of helping patients achieve their oral health goals. Outside of dentistry, Almana spends most of her time enjoying the outdoors.


Dental Assistant

Suzanne loves living in Vermont with her husband and their three children. She has been a dental assistant for 24 years and counting! She enjoys working with patients and helping them understand their treatment needs. When Suzanne is not at work, you can find her enjoying her time on Lake Champlain, watching her boys play football, or watching her daughter at cheer competitions. 


Patient Care Coordinator

Susan has lived in Vermont almost her whole life. She has a wonderful family – a husband and three children, along with special grandchildren and even a great grandchild! She has worked for over 23 years at the Colchester office and has met many amazing people along the way! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, shopping, playing cards and games, and spoiling the ones she loves most!


Dental Hygienist

Michelle is a native Vermonter who grew up in South Burlington. She graduated from UVM and received a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been practicing in Vermont for over 33 years. Michelle enjoys developing long lasting relationships with her patients, focusing on patient oral hygiene education “to work as a team” to encourage better oral hygiene and overall dental health. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband; hiking, snowshoeing, relaxing at the beach, going to concerts and spending time with family and friends.


Dental Hygienist

Sandra is a graduate from the University of Vermont dental hygiene program and has a bachelor’s degree in Science. She has obtained additional education to include the use of dental lasers and local anesthesia. Sandra enjoys talking with her patients and helping them achieve their dental goals. She currently works part-time in order to balance both work and family responsibilities, and during the pandemic has helped out in both the Colchester & Williston offices. Like many Vermonters, Sandra enjoys getting outside and having fun outside of work.


Dental Hygienist

Michaela is a native Vermonter, and Graduate of Vermont Technical College, where she graduated with an associates in Dental Hygiene, and plans to earn her BA. Outside of the clinic, she is passionate about all animals on her small farm, but has a special love for her horses, Ezekiel, Atticus and Cricket. An avid traveler, she enjoys summer trips to her favorite vacation spot of York Maine, and spending time by the ocean. Michaela enjoys the relationships she builds with patients and enjoys educating patients on their dental health.



Dental Assistant

Olivia is a born and raised 13th generation Vermonter. As a child, she always dreamed of becoming a horse barn owner and trainer. But she was later convinced she has the vibrant personality perfect for dental assisting. Olivia decided to go for it and graduated from The Center for Technology Essex DA program in 2018. Olivia works hard to give her undivided attention to all her patients with her kind, fun personality and smile! Outside of work you can find her working in the barn taking care of her horses, chickens, and cats, or playing fetch with her dog, Duke. Most importantly, she loves spending time with her husband James and children Owen, Austin and Colton. Olivia is always up for adventure, like boating with friends, horseback riding and working local horse shows, fishing, or simply taking long car rides around the state!


Assistant Chief Administrative Officer

Melissa was raised in the Northeast Kingdom, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. She graduated with her Associates in Dental Hygiene and went on to achieve a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences. Melissa spent over 15 years as a dental hygienist, then transitioned into office management & working as an HR Business Partner. With over 22 years in the dental field Melissa is excited to serve our community here at Bristol Park Dental.


Dental Assistant

Bethany is from a small town in Northern Maine. She moved to Swanton, VT in 2021 after graduating high school. Bethany attended The University of Vermont and The Community College of Vermont. She likes to spend her winters inside spending time with friends and family, and her summers soaking up the warm weather by kayaking, camping, and hiking.


Chief Operation Officer

Jennifer has her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, where she developed a “whole person” philosophy in the way she delivers care to patients. Prior to joining BPD, Jenn worked as a consultant and project manager with clients locally in Vermont, regionally, and nationally for a variety of health care sectors and looks forward to helping BPD best by developing strategies for enhanced quality of care and for improved performance. In her free time, Jenn enjoys long distance hiking on her favorite trails, and winter mountaineering and ice climbing with her husband Owen, and their son Levi. The family enjoys living in Bristol with their two dogs, Jake and Finn.


Dental Hygienist

Paula is a 1997 graduate of the University of Vermont dental hygiene program. With over 24 years of hygiene experience, she is passionate about her work, her patients and providing the highest quality of care. Paula has two sons, Kyle and Wyatt, and an Irish Setter named Dugan. Paula has a deep love of all animals and has over 10 years of experience as a veterinary surgical nurse prior to obtaining her hygiene degree. When she is not working, Paula enjoys the great outdoors. Fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking and travelling to the seacoast for fresh seafood are just a few of her favorite things to do.

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