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Colchester Dentist, Dentist in Colchester, VT

         Transforming Dentistry...One Smile at a Time




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Donna Pinard-Hayes, CDA, EFDA

Donna Pinard-Hayes graduated from Champlain College with an Associates degree in Science and a Certified Dental Assistant's degree in 1980. In 2003, she gained advanced training certification as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant from the Center for Technology in Essex, VT and she earned the distinction of Vermont's most outstanding dental assistant in 2006. Donna loves working in the dental field and loves working with her fellow team members. She has a very active family life and enjoys supporting her children in their numerous sports activities. Donna holds professional memberships with the American Dental Assistants Association, Dental Assistants National Board, National Dental Assistants Association and Academy of General Dentistry.


Mary Gibbo, CDA

Mary graduated from Champlain College with an Associates degree in Science in 1981 and a Certified Dental Assistant's degree thru the college's dental assisting program. She has 35 years of experience in the field of Dentistry as a dental assistant. In December of 2005, Mary joined Colchester Dental Group. In 2015, Mary was elected outstanding Dental Assistant of the year for the state of Vermont! She loves interacting with patients and also is the dental materials coordinator for our office. Mary enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, playing guitar, and traveling.


Melissa Arel, CDA, EFDA

Melissa Arel graduated from Center for Technology of Essex in 2001 from the Dental Assisting program. She then became a Certified Dental Assistant in 2007, she gained advanced training certification as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant from the Center of Technology in Essex in 2012. Melissa has nearly a decade of experience as a Dental Assistant and loves dentistry. In December 2007, Melissa joined Colchester Dental Group. Her friendly and caring touch will put you at ease in the dental chair. In Melissa's free time she likes to bike, cross country ski, travel, and enjoys the outdoors.


Jennie Brock, CDA

Jennie is originally from Southern California and graduated from San Joaquin Valley College at Fresno State. She moved to Vermont in 1989 and has over 26 years of dental experience including orthodontics. She is a Certified Dental Assistant and has served as the Vice President and President of the Vermont Dental Assisting Association in 1992 and 1993. 

Jennie was encouraged to go into dentistry as a result of being in braces for 4 years. Her self esteem grew tremendously as a result of the dental treatment and she was no longer self conscious about her smile, this was the moment when she knew what she wanted to do for her career. She loves aesthetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation. She truly enjoys helping people reach their desired smile and seeing their confidence grow as a result.