Meet the Staff Jewett City CT

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Allison is a graduate of Windham Technical Dental Assisting Program. She has been a part of the Griswold Dental clinical team for over eight years.
As a Treatment Coordinator, Allison looks forward to challenging herself in the dental field. She has been an integral member of the team working towards the goal of going digital—scanning and entering many radiographs into patient computer charts—a tedious yet necessary part of our transformation to go digital, and worth it, now that it is complete!
Allison looks forward to the information she shares daily with her patients, and her part in helping others achieve a beautiful smile!
During her time away from Griswold Dental Associates you may find Allison camping or traveling the North Shore of Massachusetts to visit her family cottage. If you are out and about locally on the weekend, you may even run into her mixing up some special cocktails— as a bartender!


Nicole is a graduate of Windham Technical Dental Assisting Program. She joined the Griswold Dental Team in 2006. She is impressed by all the new innovative technology and techniques which are constantly being introduced into the Practice.
“Dentistry is always evolving and I am proud to be part of a team that embraces change!” Nicole is our “in-office” information technologies go to person. Nicole is our infection control guru for the office – if you smell disinfectant…. You know she must be nearby!
She and her husband live in Willimantic along with 2 dogs, a bunny and a fish—adopted from the office! Nicole has a passion for music and dance, especially Zumba, loves to cook—and is especially known for her unique cupcake creations.


Heather joined the Griswold Dental Team in 2010. She strives to provide compassionate patient care and chair-side education to her patients.
When Heather is away from the team you will likely see her out and about on the town. She is the “Mom’s taxi service!” that keeps her children on track for their many sporting events and activities. Heather also enjoys trips to the beach with family and friends..




Graduate of Tunxis Community College. Member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. She’s been practicing at Griswold Dental Associates for 20 years. She lives in Plainfield with her husband and son. Pat enjoys camping, cooking, scrapbooking and is a avid sports fan.


Jennifer graduated from Tunxis Community College in 2003 with an Associate in Dental Hygiene. She has served as President for the Eastern CT Dental Hygiene Association for five years. When Jennifer is not practicing hygiene with Griswold Dental Associates, she enjoys a calling at her church working with young women 12-15 years of age.
A proud mother of two wonderful children ages 14 and 4 years.


Renee graduated from Tunxis Community College in 2005. Prior to returning to Hygiene school, Renee worked at Griswold Dental associates as a dental assistant for 8 years. Renee is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and has served as trustee to the Eastern Component. Renee is married with two daughters and lives in Griswold. She enjoys antiquing, cooking, flower gardening, UCONN women’s basketball and the Patriots.


As a Huntington Institute Dental Assistant graduate Terry began her dental career in 1978. While juggling married life and family responsibilities, she began sharing time between the clinical and clerical sides of the practice. These skills soon opened the door to other facets of her dental profession.
Computer software training, insurance coding and employer benefits knowledge changed her direction into mangement.
Terry has a firm understanding of the financial options available in healthcare today. These options give more patients the opportunity to have a healthy smile. As she has been part of the growing GDA team for 30 years, her experience enables her to answer questions with confidence– allowing the patient to be at ease.

Continuing Education include:

Linda Miles, Dental Mangement seminar
Soft Tissue managment–Hygiene and Insurance Changes –Pro Dentec
CSDA CDT coding and Insurance billing–Charter Oak Dental Conference
HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer
Fundamentals of Infection Prevention & Safety
Communication & Conflict Resolution for the Dental Team-CDSA Charter Oak Dental Conf.
Eaglesoft Dental software
Mercer Leadership conferences–June 2006 and November 2007
Proud to be a Griswold Dental team player. Our team was recently recognized at the November 2007 Mercer Leadership Conference. We were awarded the “Eagle in Excellence” award.
When Terry is not at work she enjoys cooking, beading, and time with her husband and their dog, Taylor.


Celeste is a former chariside Treatment Coordinator with our practice. She is returning to us after several years away in the new position of Patient Relations Coordinator. She is looking forward to seeing familiar smiling faces and saying Hi to everyone.