Meet the Assistants
Denise, Certified Dental Assistant
After serving in the U.S. Army as a Diesel Mechanic/Heavy Equipment Operator, I waitressed while attending the Tunxis Dental Assisting program. I have been a Certified Dental Assistant for 22 years. For the last 15 years, I’ve worked at Glastonbury Dental Associates, working side-by-side with Dr. Susat and Kalee and taking care of all our patients’ dental needs.
At home in South Windsor, I enjoy hiking with my dog Mysty, reading, coaching soccer for my son, and attending “Ladies Night” with the girls from work.
Erin, Certified Dental Assistant
Hello! My name is Erin and I have been with Glastonbury Dental since 2010, and I'm trade school CDA certified. As a dental assistan, I set up and break down rooms, help my dentist during procedures, set up appointments, reschedule appointments, take X-rays, and do lab work. I like that this is a bigger office with a lot of new technology, wonderful doctors, and a great staff. I am a happy, hard-working person, and I love what I do. For fun, I enjoy swimming, and I’m getting married in October 2013!
Laura, Dental Assistant
I became a dental assistant in 1990 and have been working alongside Dr. Scoles at Glastonbury Dental Associates for 13 years. I’ve enjoyed getting to know my patients on a personal level. I love hearing about their children, grandchildren, pets, and vacations!
I live in Lebanon with my husband, and I enjoy traveling, warm weather, baking, music, spinning, and reading.
Mary, Certified Dental Assistant
Since 1999, I’ve been working in the dental profession, and I joined the team at Glastonbury Dental Associates in 2007. I attended Windham Regional Technical School Dental Program after graduating from high school, and I enjoy working at GDA because of the friendly staff! Because I’m not happy when performing repetitive tasks, I love dental assisting because I’m always doing different procedures every day. My husband and I have three children and a grandson, and I enjoy outdoors activities like snowmobiling, hiking, and white water rafting.
My husband and I live in Glastonbury and I enjoy cooking, gardening, and reading in my spare time.
Melinda, Certified Dental Assistant
Hello my name is Melinda. I also go by Mindy, and the GDA team was more than happy to call me by my nick name. I graduated from Porter and Chester’s Dental Assisting Program in 2012. I am Radiology and Infection control certified. I’m very happy to be a part of the GDA family, working one on one with Dr. Matthew Scoles. GDA has added in furthering my education in all aspects of the dental field. I enjoy working with a professional dental team that provides exceptional dental care, and knows the importance of treating patients like family. I love working as a dental assistant, there is always something different or new to learn. I also enjoy building personal relationships with my patients, and helping them through procedures. My favorite part about dentistry is seeing how changing a patients’ smile can transform their life. On my personal time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two boys. I love being a sports Mom!