Meet Our Dental Team
Behind the friendly smiles of our team is a group of highly-trained, experienced, and determined dental professionals. Whether you’re scheduling a visit, settling into the treatment chair, or have questions about your financial options, they’ll make sure you have everything you need to glide through your appointments with ease. You’ll learn to love them starting at your very first visit, but first, you can start getting to know them by reading on below!
Betsy, Office Manager
Betsy has been with our practice since 1994, always offering kind smiles to both new and long-term patients and doing her best to help everyone feel like a part of the family. She loves her job and it definitely shows – in fact, her mom also worked as an office manager in a dental practice and was the one who first introduced her to this industry! She earned her education from the University of Southern Maine.
Betsy resides in Standish with her husband Paul. They have four precious grandchildren. When she isn't in the office you may find her at any given campground. She loves camping (glamping) with her husband Paul and their family and friends.
Cindy, Hygiene Scheduling Specialist
Cindy first joined our practice in 1998 and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. She studied medical science at Andover College and has also taken dental radiography courses at the University of New England. She has several certifications of achievement in helping patients receive superior healthcare too! Her positive spirit is definitely infectious, and she helps keep all of the patients on a timely schedule to make sure everyone stays happy and healthy.
Cindy resides in Buxton with her husband Phil and their small, sweet dog named Mollie. When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys designing homes for herself and doing plenty of decorating projects. She’s also a HUGE Betty Boop fan and even has the character tattooed on her leg – that’s dedication.
Deborah (“Debbie”), Dental Hygienist
Debbie’s career in the dental field impressively spans almost 40 years now, most of which were spent right here at our office! She loves spending time with such a great team and patients who feel just like family. In fact, she’s still seeing many of the very first patients she cared for after graduating from dental hygiene school at Westbrook College. She is certified in local anesthesia and dental lasers, has attended training courses with Advanced Hygiene Concepts for gum disease treatment, and achieved Master Level status at Dental Boot Kamp regarding communication and patient care.
Deborah grew up on Sebago Lake, and her family owned Simpson’s Hamburgers – famous for their fried onions long before McDonalds was around! Her hobbies outside of work include gardening, boating, cooking, and exploring the North Maine woods.
Kathy, Dental Hygienist
Kathy’s career in the dental field covers nearly 35 years now, with many of them spent right here at Morgan-Hill Dental Care! She studied dentistry at Bangor Community College and has also undergone several advanced training courses in periodontal health and communication. She is known to be extremely thorough and gentle to patients in the treatment chair and also has a very soft tone to her voice that helps calm even the most anxious people! Her favorite part of this job is being able to help everyone bring their confidence back with a healthier, happier smile.
Kathy lives in Casco with her husband Dale of well over 30 years and several beloved cats. She also has an adult daughter named Michelle who lives in Florida. When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and gardening.
Alison, Dental Hygienist
Alison has been a dental hygienist for over a decade has spent most of that time practicing in Denver, Colorado. As Maine natives, Al and her husband Bob felt a strong pull to move back to Maine where they were both raised after the birth of their daughter, Lucille. Their new residence is in Gorham and they fell in love with the community here. Brady, their golden retriever also loves living in the Maine woods (he has quickly learned he cannot catch a wild turkey, despite his efforts).
Patient education is the most important aspect of helping patients make the best choices for their systemic and oral health. Al enjoys helping patients reach their goals and feel empowered. She believes trust and honesty is the most important part of a provider and patient relationship.
When not in the office, Al enjoys spending time at the ocean with her little family, cooking, live music, yoga, and reading. She volunteers on the board of directors for a local non-profit school and has a side hustle with wedding flowers to keep her creative side happy. She looks forward to meeting all the great patients at Morgan -Hill Dental Care and loves being a part of this incredible team.
Ashleigh, Dental Hygienist
Ashleigh graduated from the University of New Haven in 2017 as a registered dental hygienist and joined the Morgan-Hill dental team in 2020. Before becoming a hygienist, she started as a hygiene assistant! She is certified in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide and strives to make patients feel as comfortable as possible in the chair.
Ashleigh resides in Windham and in her free time she enjoys hiking, snowmobiling, and spending time at her family camp in Eustis!
Darlene, Dental Assistant / Assistant Team Leader
Darlene has actually been assisting Dr. Ted since he first opened the doors of Morgan-Hill Dental Care – well over 40 years ago! You’d have a hard time finding someone outside of his family who knows him better than she does. She loves the people she works with, including both the staff members and the patients.
Darlene currently lives in Limington with her husband Tony. They have two grown sons and eight (going on nine!) grandchildren. When she isn’t busy at work, she spends her time kayaking, hiking, biking (both pedal and motor), doing karaoke, sewing, knitting, and tinkering with all sorts of other crafts. Got a TV that doesn’t work? Bring it to her, and she can fix it in 10 minutes!
Mandi, Dental Assistant
Mandi’s career in the dental field covers almost two decades so far, with half of them spent right here at our practice. She studied at the University of New England and has also attended Dental Boot Kamp in addition to earning her sedation and radiology certifications. She loves being able to help people feel confident about their smiles and is always ready to crack a joke or play a prank when needed.
Mandi is from the Gorham area and is married with two children named Mya and Gavin. Her hobbies outside of the office include camping, snowmobiling, trying new restaurants, and hanging out with her loved ones. For her first job, she actually worked as a turkey who waved to passersby outside of a local restaurant – feel free to talk turkey to her next time you come in!
Heather, Dental Assistant
Heather first came to Morgan-Hill Dental Care in June of 2018, after receiving her Bachelor's degree in Health and Wellness Promotion at Saint Joseph's College of Maine and her dental education from VIP Dental Assisting Training of Maine. Heather is from right here in Gorham and plans to keep it that way! Her favorite part about dentistry is the connections she makes with patients and being apart of their journey to a healthier smile. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with friends and family and soaking up the sun at the beach. A fun fact; Heather can do the impossible - lick her own elbow!
Cathy, Dental Assistant
Cathy came to Morgan-Hill Dental Care in 2019, after completing her Dental Assisting & Radiology education at The Dental Career Institute in Westbrook. She enjoys working with people and making them feel as comfortable as possible when they come in for their dental visit. Working with a great team makes her smile every day. You will most likely see Cathy taking your x-rays before your hygiene visit.
Cathy was born in Alaska but, after many years of traveling, Maine is her home. She resides in Waterboro with her two boys, Brent and Brady, and their dog, Indy. In her free time, you will find her at her family camp on Square Pond, kayaking, four-wheeling, and spending quality with family and friends.
Fun Fact: One of Cathy’s first jobs was at Coca-Cola where she acquired her Class A license and drove a tractor-trailer delivering sugary soft drinks – now that is impressive!
Natasha, Patient Coordinator
Natasha is from Limington, and she’s one of the newest members of the Morgan-Hill Dental Care team. She loves coming in to a workplace every day that’s filled with fun and laughter! Meeting all of the patients is always a highlight for her.
At home, Natasha has two children named Kyra and Zach and a boyfriend named Nick. She is a very spontaneous person and is always up for an adventure when she isn’t busy at the practice. Most of all, she loves spending quality time with her family and friends.
Melissa, Patient Experience Coordinator
Melissa joined the Morgan-Hill Dental Care family in December of 2019. As a self-proclaimed "people person", she loves being one of the first team members to greet patients upon arrival and help to make them feel immediately welcome and at ease!
Before joining us at MHDC, Melissa spent many years in the media industry at local television and radio stations, as well as 3 years at a top advertising agency while living in Chicago. She grew up on Peaks Island and currently resides right here in Gorham.
A devoted Mom to 3 children, you may run into Melissa at a cheer competition, a theater performance, or a boy scout event! When not spending time with family, you are most likely to find her enjoying live music somewhere with her fiancé and their friends. Melissa also loves playing games of any sort and is a big fan of the New England Patriots and Starbucks.
Fun Fact: Melissa loves to dance and still owns a pair of tap shoes!