Kathy is a graduate of Eli Whitney Technical School, class of 1971, graduating as a certified dental assistant. Kathy became a member of Dr. Filler’s team in 2000. Her dental experiences include assisting chairside in both the general practice as well as dental specialty offices. Her work experience also included training dental residents at the VA Medical Center in West Haven, Connecticut as well as holding the clinical instructor post at Eli Whiney Regional Vocational Technical School for two years. Kathy has also served as President of the Connecticut Dental Assistants Association from 1982 – 1985. Since moving to New Hampshire, Kathy has been employed in the dental field working at the front desk – with her main emphasis on insurance and financial/treatment planning. With well over 45 years in dentistry and 30 years of experience in the dental insurance industry, Kathy has the expertise to analyze and maximize your insurance benefits. She also has significant experience in financial arrangements, which benefits our patients in selecting the best plans for their budgets. Married, with two children, two step children and seven grandchildren, Kathy stays very busy outside of the office! She enjoys playing the piano, singing, and is very active in the music ministry at her Londonderry parish. Her greatest love and source of pride and joy are RJ and Annlynn.
Debbie joined Dr. Filler’s dental team in 2000. Originally from Ellsworth, Maine, Debbie has been a Windham resident for over 30 years. She received her Associates Degree from Husson College in the medical secretary field. She has held secretarial and bookkeeping positions with a local hospital, medical office and accounting firm. She also managed a small business restaurant in the local area. Debbie has received additional dental management training with Profit Marketing Systems as well as MacKenzie Associates giving her the skills and expertise to efficiently schedule our patient appointments. She is the go to person when patients have special appointment requirements! She is an active member of Windham Presbyterian Church, Salem Chamber of Commerce and Property Manager for Cobbett’s Professional Office Park. Debbie is the proud mother of three grown children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling.
Pam graduated from Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and Northeastern University in 1978 and has been practicing dental hygiene for 38 years. She has been a member of Dr. Filler’s team since 2000 and one of her lead hygienists . Pam brings to Dr. Filler’s office a broad range of experiences in both general and speciality practices. She maintains her license in both NH and MA and continues to strengthen her credentials by continual educational coursework. Recently Pam achieved her laser certification for soft tissue therapy and early decay detection using the Diagnodent laser. Pam’s top priority is our patient’s oral health and she utilizes all the modern techniques from pocket irrigation, site specific antibiotic therapy, and the cancer screening Vizilite system. She resides in Londonderry with her husband and is the mother of two grown sons. Pam enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, yoga and sitting on any beach!
Nicole has been a part of Dr. Filler’s team since 2013. She earned her dental assisting certificate from Seacoast Career School and took courses to enhance her background in dental care from New Hampshire Technical Institute. Nicole loves to assist in all areas of dentistry, but her strong point is just making the patients feel at ease with her by their side. She is the mother of 3 children and lives in Merrimack. In her free time, she enjoys watching her kids play sports. Nicole is a creative cook and loves making healthy meal dishes for her family.
Myla joined our practice in 2015 after completing an extensive five-year program of dental studies in Poltava, Ukraine in 1991, qualifying her to practice dentistry in Ukraine. Since moving to the United States in 2013, she has continued to keep her dental skills current by working as a dental assistant. She earned her dental assisting certificate from Seacoast Career Schools and is working towards Dental Assisting National Board Certification. Myla continues to train in all aspects of oral appliance therapies, restorative, laser and implant dentistry. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and baking for her family, and loves to head up north to the Lakes Region.
Dawn graduated from New Hampshire Technical Institute in 1991 earning her Certified Dental Assisting Certification (CDA) through the Dental Assisting National Board. She has worked as an assistant in General Dentistry, as well as Orthodontics, Endodontics and Prosthodontics for the past 26 years. Dawn has also been involved in Dental Education as an instructor in various dental assisting and certification programs since 2007, an area from which she derives great professional satisfaction. As a member of Dr. Filler’s team, she is actively involved with patient care and education as the office Patient Treatment Coordinator. One of her many strengths is getting to know our patients dental needs and making them feel at ease with their treatment options. Dawn resides in Bedford, NH with her two teenage sons: Mason & Caden and their flat coated retriever, Rescue. In her spare time, she likes to run, go to the gym, watch her sons play sports , catch rays at the beach and travel to warmer climates.
Bethany graduated from Saint Anselm College in 2004 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She went on to graduate from New Hampshire Technical Institute in 2006 with her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is also certified to administer local anesthesia. Most recently, Bethany obtained her Certified Public Health Dental Hygiene license in the state of New Hampshire. Bethany has had a passion for dentistry since she was young and loves the preventive focus of dental hygiene. She takes pride in helping patients achieve a beautiful smile and loves to educate patients on the impact of oral care on overall health. Bethany loves being part of a dental team that embraces technology, quality care, and the total health wellness of the patient. Outside the office, Bethany loves to spend time with her family. Bethany has been married since 2016 and loves to run and hike with her husband and her dog, Wesley. Recently, Bethany and her husband participated in and completed the Philadelphia Marathon which was held this past November. Bethany recently joined our office and is a real compliment to our dental hygiene program.
Jennifer graduated from College of the Holy Cross in 2015 where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and was enrolled in the Health Professions Program as a pre-dental student. There she served as an active member of the college community by volunteering in several outreach programs and holding leadership positions. During her undergraduate career in 2013, Jennifer came to Dr. Filler's office for shadowing to see what the profession entailed and discovered her true passion. From the warm and courteous staff to the fine expertise and professionalism exemplified by Dr. Filler, she was undoubtedly convinced that she wanted to pursue a career as a dentist. She is fascinated by the hands-on, artistic aspect of the procedures and loves the deeply rewarding feeling that comes with restoring the quality of patients' smiles and oral health. Shortly after graduation, Jennifer has been working in the dental field as an assistant to gain experience and later reunited with Dr. Filler's practice in 2016 to work as a sterilization technician/dental assistant. She is happy to have joined a team dedicated to providing exceptional care for patients and is reminded every day of why she wants to pursue a career in dentistry. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys reading, cooking, and dabbling in artistic pursuits like drawing, sculpting, and painting. In addition, Jennifer attends night classes through Harvard Extension to continue learning and building her scientific knowledge as well as preparing for the dental school application of summer 2018. She hopes to one day achieve her ultimate dream of becoming a dentist to help those in need, especially to the underserved communities where access to dental care is scarce.
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