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Meet Your Concord Dental Team

A dental practice is only as good as the team that runs it, and at Generations Dental Care, we’re proud to feature the best of the best! Our team members are experienced, highly trained, and dedicated to helping each patient feel relaxed and well-informed about every aspect of their appointment. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to let them know! To learn more about each member, keep reading:

Front Office

LISA, PRACTICE LEADER

Lisa attended the University of New Hampshire for her education and then studied dental assisting at NHTI. Today, her overall career in the dental field spans nearly 15 years, with many of them spent right here at Generations Dental Care! She enjoys helping patients better understand their dental insurance benefits, as well as how their specific coverage relates to their specific treatment plans. The overall culture and family-friendly feel of the practice is a great fit for her.

Outside of work, Lisa and her husband Jayson have two daughters named Haylie and Charlotte. When she isn’t busy at the practice, she spends her free time gardening, camping, and lounging at the beach. 

LORI, INSURANCE COORDINATOR

Lori joined our practice in 2015 and has been in the dental field for over 22 years. She is from the Concord area and is very passionate about dentistry and helping patients achieve their dental goals. She enjoys explaining to patients their insurance benefits and how they can utilize them to the fullest. Lori has a background in dental assisting and loves the clinical and business sides of dentistry. She is very happy to have been included in the Generations Dental family and looks forward to meeting and helping all of the patients that come here.

Lori has been married to her husband Scott for 20 years and they have two beautiful sons named Brandon and Aaron. They have acquired many pets, ranging from a dog to a bearded dragon. She enjoys traveling, cooking for friends and family, and spending time with her family.

MICHELLE C, INSURANCE COORDINATOR

Michelle C came to join Generations Dental Care in Spring of 2020 as our very first Patient Greeter. She quickly moved her way into our insurance department, learning all she could to assist our Insurance Coordinator and our patients. She loves her job at Generations and enjoys helping wherever she is needed. Michelle was born in upstate New York but has resided in New Hampshire since she was nine years old. She has a genuine passion for animals, especially dogs! Michelle has a wonderful husband, daughter, and son who keep her happy and active when she is not at the office.

Tessa, Doctors Clinical Scheduling Coordinator

After moving back to New Hampshire in 2003, Tessa found a great job with Dr. Binder and his team as a scheduling coordinator. Since then, there have been many exciting changes. The Generations staff grew, the practice name changed, and they moved to a beautiful new building! Tessa enjoys seeing our patients year after year, as well as hearing about their lives and all of their new adventures.

Outside of work, Tessa spends time with her husband, family and fur babies. She loves hiking, biking and kayaking the beautiful places of New Hampshire.

Brittney, Patient Care Coordinator

Brittney started her dental career in the summer of 2017. She quickly found herself suited as a dental office manager. She managed another large dental practice for 3 years before joining the Generations Dental Care group. "I love to learn about patients and build relationships with them while they are in office. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and my family." When Brittney is not helping our patients, she enjoys reading, camping, four-wheeling, snowmobiling in the winter, and spending time on the lake in the summer!

Jake, Sterilization Technician

Jake is a New Hampshire native and his warm and radiating pleasant demeanor makes him an excellent addition to our busy team! You will find him working diligently in our state-of-the-art sterilization center and laboratory helping our clinicians and assistants process our instruments! His organizational skills are second to none. Jake loves socializing with all of our patients and our team and he knows how to keep everyone smiling! When Jake is not busy at the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends!

Katie, Patient Concierge

Katie began her dental career in the fall of 2020, just a few short months before graduating from the University of Southern New Hampshire. Having struggled with dental anxiety herself for many years, Katie now enjoys assisting patients to ensure they feel comfortable and confident before each appointment. “I love being a part of the Generations Dental Care team. I can feel good knowing the practice that I work for truly puts our patients comfort and best interest first and foremost.”

Outside of work, Katie enjoys arts & crafts and spending quality time with friends, family, and her fur-baby. She loves getting outside to appreciate beautiful New Hampshire and is so proud to be able to call this area home.

Dental Assistants

Terri, Financial Coordinator/Certified Dental Assistant

Terri’s career in the dental field amazingly spans almost 40 years! She is an Expanded Duty Ortho Assistant with certifications in radiation health and safety, coronal polishing, infection control, and nitrous oxide administration. She has a deep passion for her work and loves spending time alongside such an amazing team at Generations Dental Care!

At home, Terri has a loving, fun, and hilarious family. When she isn’t caring for patients at the practice, her biggest hobby is easily doing crafts and scrapbooking.

Heather, Certified Dental Assistant/Clinical Coordinator

Heather graduated from the dental assisting program at NHTI in 2004. After graduating she and her husband relocated to Jacksonville NC where her husband was stationed in the Marine Corps. She enjoyed working in a small dental practice and the kind southern nature of the patients she cared for. After returning home to NH in 2007 she joined the Generations Dental care team. Heather has a kind caring nature and is skilled in many aspects of the dental field. She truly enjoys working with such a talented and compassionate team. Heather and Adam are Concord natives and high school sweethearts. They welcomed their daughter Grace in 2015 and their son Hudson in 2019. As a family, they enjoy going on bike rides, gardening, and spending time with family.

Ashlynn, Dental Assistant/Implant Coordinator

Ashlynn is relatively new to our dental team, but she already really enjoys working with Dr. Hopeck and helping patients have pleasantly smooth appointments. She earned her education at NHTI and is trained in CPR as well. In her free time, she really enjoys camping in the summer months, playing basketball, and going to various concerts.

Misty, EFDA

Misty began her career in dentistry in 1998 in Virginia and began working for a cosmetic dentist right out of school. As a child, she feared the dental office and sensed her calling was to help others overcome their fears of going to the dentist. In 2000, Misty decided to move back to NH to be closer to her family. She began working for a local Dentist here in Concord. Misty quickly decided to continue her dental education at NHTI. She was one of the original members of the EFDA program and one of the first to graduate out of the state. Ultimately, Misty became the instructor of the same EFDA program she once was a student of! When asked how she felt about joining the GDC practice, Misty said "I'm beyond grateful for the opportunity to serve next to some of the most amazing dentists and dental assistants at Generations Dental! I look forward to meeting all of our fantastic patients.

What's an EFDA? (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) - a highly trained and skilled dental assistant who receives additional education that enables them to perform reversible intraoral procedures and additional tasks (expanded or extended duties), services, and capacities, which often includes direct patient care services!

Daria, Hygiene Assistant & Sterilization Technician

Our hygiene assistant and sterilization technician, Daria, joined the Generations team shortly after graduating from Pinkerton Academy in the summer of 2021. She is currently enrolled in college courses at SNHU, all while working full-time as a hygiene assistant and sterilization technician. Her special interest resides in the field of orthodontics, and she is on the path to begin her formal training to become an official hygiene assistant in the near future.

Daria was born and raised locally but has family roots in the beautiful country of Bosnia. "When I am not working, or immersed in my education, I enjoy traveling, skiing, joyriding, and spending quality time with my family. My favorite place I’ve visited so far has been either Tucepi, Croatia, or Aruba.

Melissa, Certified Dental Assistant

Melissa graduated from NHTI in 2004, and her career in the dental field now covers over 15 years. In addition to her dental assistant training, she is also a Certified Orthodontic Assistant and has helped provide dental rehabilitation for young children in the past. She loves the great working family at Generations Dental Care and being able to help so many people truly love their smiles again!

A Deerfield native, Melissa has two beautiful children named Cameron and Charlotte at home who are her world. Together, they love to do anything outside, go on hikes with their puppy Sugar, and explore on fishing boat trips with her boyfriend john. They also have a vegetable garden at home and grow big pumpkins – last year’s winner was 530 pounds!

Amber, Certified Dental Assistant

Amber graduated from the NHTI Dental Assisting program in 2019. During her studies, she was the recipient of the American Dental Assistant Association Achievement award. Amber loves assisting our doctors and patients! “I love that I can bring a smile to my patient’s faces and make a positive difference in their lives.” Amber and her husband recently bought their first home, where they live with “fur baby” named Autumn! When she is not at the office, she loves golfing with her family and spending time with friends!

Tiffany, Certified Dental Assistant

Tiffany joined our team of assistants in 2018! She completed her studies at Seacoast Career School and has additional advanced training in coronal polishing, infection control, and dental sealants. She loves what she does because she can “help people feel confident in their smile!” Since she joined the Generations Dental Care practice, she “has really enjoyed getting to know each and every one of our patients.” Tiffany and her husband Mike have two adorable children, Maverick, and Paisley! When she is not at the office, you can find her coaching varsity cheerleading, practicing photography, or spending time outdoors at the lake!

Stephanie, Certified Dental Assistant

Stephanie, originally from Georgia, but a New Hampshire resident for the past 26 years, has been a certified dental assistant (C.D.A.) since 2005 after graduating from NHTI. She has obtained many certifications, including CPR, Med Tech, and DAANC (Dental Assistant Anesthesia National Certification). She has a robust oral surgery and general dentistry background. "I love being able to help patients feel at ease when they come to their appointments. I always treat them as if they were my own family!" When Stephanie is not at work or continuing her education, she enjoys hiking, camping, and snowmobiling. She and her husband Josh have two rescue dogs; a black lab boxer mix named Teddy and a terrier mix named Bella. Stephanie also partakes in volunteer trips once a year with R.A.M. (Remote Area Medical), assisting at various dental clinics.

Nicole, Certified Dental Assistant

Nicole joined Generations Dental Care as a CDA in 2020, shortly after graduating from NHTI's dental assisting program in 2019. She adores her job and has great respect for being part of what it takes to create beautiful and healthy smiles. Nicole loves taking care of our longstanding patients as well as meeting new people each day. She has a particular affinity towards calming our most anxious patients' nerves and has an admirable warm and charming personality. When Nicole is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Dan, going fishing, snowmobiling, and tackling DIY projects.

Kelsey, Certified Dental Assistant

Kelsey came to our office as a dental assistant in 2020. She had already been working in the dental industry for nearly a decade when she joined our team! She has a sincere passion for working with our providers. Kelsey enjoys her position as lead endodontic assistant to Dr. Leavel. In addition, she excels in ensuring our patients are at ease during their visits and are leaving with a smile. When not at work, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her family and her mischievous golden lab. She loves all outdoor activities, especially camping, hiking, and hanging out by the pool during the summer months.

Dental Hygienists

Angela, Registered Dental Hygienist

Angela has enjoyed working in the dental field since 2003. She gladly joined the team at Generations Dental Care in 2011. Angela is very passionate about her career as a Dental Hygienist. Educating patients on how to help them improve their oral and overall health is of utmost importance to her. As the technology is constantly changing, she strives to remain on the cutting edge so that she can provide the best care to patients. Angela is an active member in the New Hampshire Dental Hygienists Association and has earned state certifications in Local Anesthesia and Dental Laser therapy. Her kind, gentle, and compassionate manner makes patients feel very comfortable with her. When she is not caring for patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children.

Masha, Registered Dental Hygienist

Masha grew up in Ukraine before moving to New Hampshire in 2001. She graduated from NHTI in 2010 with her Associates in Dental Hygiene and has been with Generations Dental Care since 2012. Masha is very happy to be a part of such a knowledgeable and friendly team. She enjoys meeting new patients every day and making dental appointments a positive experience for them, as well as taking care of their dental needs. In her spare time, Masha loves to travel as much as possible, whether it is to visit her family in Ukraine or to discover new, exciting places.

Brandi, REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Brandi has been working in dentistry for over five years so far, first earning her education at NHTI. She is also certified in diode laser therapy and local anesthesia. Here at Generations Dental Care, she really enjoys being able to help nervous patients reduce their anxiety over time.

Originally from Weare, Brandi is very close with her family and spends lots of free time with them. Her other hobbies include kayaking and hiking. She’s gone skydiving before too!

Emma, Registered Dental Hygienist

Emma’s career in the dental field spans over three years so far, and she earned her education from NHTI. She also has advanced training in local anesthesia and diode laser therapy. Her favorite part of this position is the patients! She enjoys making them feel comfortable and helping them enjoy the time they spend in the dentist’s office, as well as getting to know them to the point that they feel like family.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys spending time with her husband Joshua, doing yoga, snowboarding, hiking, and fishing. She also hosts yearly kayaking trips with friends and families in the summer on the Merrimack River!

Ali, REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Ali completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Rollins College prior to pursuing her Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene from NHTI. Graduating from NHTI in 2017, she also has advanced training in diode laser treatment and local anesthesia. Her favorite part of this position is getting to build lasting relationships with patients and helping them achieve confidence in their oral health.

Originally from Vernon, VT, Ali now lives in Barnstead with her husband and two dogs, Hadley and Tika. When she isn’t busy at the practice, her personal hobbies include hiking, waterskiing, kayaking (or really anything outdoors!), and making memories with her family. She was also on the jump rope team in elementary school and can still show off some cool tricks from time to time!

Kayla, Registered Dental Hygienist

Kayla graduated from Forsyth at MCPHS in 2010 with her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. After completing the accelerated Bachelors program in Boston, Kayla moved back to New Hampshire to start her career. Her goal, as a hygienist, is to provide her patients with complete and comfortable care, with a few laughs along the way. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys hiking the various mountains here in New Hampshire. She also enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending time with her husband, her son Wesley, and their Catahoula pup!

Allie, Registered Dental Hygienist

Allie first joined the Generations Dental Care team in March of 2019. She attended NHTI for her education and is also certified in dental lasers, CPR, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide. She really enjoys being able to get to know patients here at the practice and also help them improve their oral health over time.

Outside of working hours, Allie spends lots of quality time with her family, cooks, goes kayaking, hikes, and plays with her cats Baloo and Deedle. In the past, she worked with Habitat for Humanity and the Boys & Girls Club. She’s planning to move into her first home in Concord with her boyfriend Colby soon!

Danielle, REGISTERED Dental Hygienist

Danielle is from Strafford and has been working in dentistry for over five years. She studied at the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene in Boston and is also trained in local anesthesia. Her favorite part of this job is getting to meet new patients, as well as helping them feel newly confident about their smiles. Outside of working hours, she enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, hiking, boating, and kayaking.

Heather, Registered Dental Hygienist

Heather has been a member of the Generations team since 2005, supporting our practice as both an assistant and a hygienist. She studied both assisting and hygiene at NHTI, graduating as a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society both times. She is also certified in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and laser dentistry. Today, what she loves most about her work is the patient education – teaching others about good oral health and the connection it has to overall health is so rewarding! She also finds it a pleasure to work in such a friendly, caring environment with doctors and other team members who are so clearly passionate about what they do. Heather and her husband Mike have a son named Braden, as well as a dog named Daizy and kitties named Mitzi and Abi. When she isn’t busy at the office, her favorite hobbies include camping, going to the lake, and riding motorcycles.

Angie, Registered Dental Hygienist

Angie graduated from Forsyth at MCPHS in 2020 with her bachelor's in Dental Hygiene. After completing the accelerated bachelor's program in Boston, Angie began working at Generations in August 2020 as a Dental Hygiene Assistant while taking exams to receive her Dental Hygiene License. Her goal, as a hygienist, is to provide her patients with all the tools and education they need to ensure a healthy and sparkling smile! In her spare time, Angie is working on completing her master's degree at MCPHS online. She also enjoys snowboarding on various mountains here in New Hampshire, traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family and two pit bulls Sky and Emma!

Vanessa, Registered Dental Hygienist

Vanessa was born in New Hampshire but raised in northern Minnesota. She has been an RDH since 2012 when she graduated from NHTI. Vanessa joined the Generations practice in 2021. "What I like about Generations is the overall teamwork. Everyone is so eager to go above and beyond and make sure things move as smoothly as possible to allow for great patient care." Her favorite part of her job is getting to know new people and hearing all the interesting things they've accomplished. She takes a special interest in patient education and seeing people "really grab hold and become healthier."

Vanessa is married with 2 children. Her son is named Max and her daughter is named Kylah. She also has a dog named Cooper, and a cat named Kitty. During her leisure time, Vanessa enjoys traveling locally to new New England places, exploring new breweries, spending time on her boat fishing, cooking, and organizing.

 

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