Meet the Hygienists
Carol, Dental Hygienist
Carol, a resident of East Windsor, joined the Glastonbury Dental Associates practice in 1999. She has earned Associate’s Degrees in Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene. Carol, who prides herself in being thorough yet gentle, enjoys the relationships she develops with her patients. She also likes traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Lauren, Dental Hygienist
Lauren received her dental hygiene license in 2006 from the Forsyth Dental Hygiene program at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services in Boston, MA. While obtaining her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene, Lauren worked in multiple diverse practices in the Boston area. She has experience in pediatrics and her senior year course study was in clinical education, where she worked with hygiene students as a mentor and teacher in the clinical setting. She moved to Connecticut in December of 2007 to join the team at Glastonbury Dental Associates.
In her daily practice at GDA, Lauren enjoys the relationships that she has built with her patients. She is very interested in their lives and plays an important role in their oral care by providing treatment and education in a gentle and professional manner.
Lauren currently lives in West Hartford with her husband, and in her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, yoga, and traveling.
Mary, Dental Hygienist
I am Mary Petronio. I am a Registered Dental Hygienist and a member of my professional organization, the American Dental Hygienist Association. I graduated from Tunxis Community College School of Dental Hygiene in 1992. I have been at Glastonbury Dental Associates for 20 years. During my time with GDA, I have enjoyed the advancement in technology in our dental practice. I take advantage of continuing education courses that are offered through my professional organization. I am married and have two children. My family and I live in Newington. I support my kids’ school and sports activities by volunteering whenever I can.
Lauren, Dental Hygienist
Lauren is the newest member to the Glastonbury Dental Associate's team.
She graduated from the University of New Haven with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2010. From Connecticut to North Carolina, Lauren has practiced in diverse dental offices and is excited to be a part of an exceptional team here at GDA.
Lauren enjoys developing strong rapport with her patients and takes pride in making each individual feel comfortable at every visit. She strives to promote and maintain optimal oral health by focusing on specific needs and goals. She loves learning about new technology and advancements in the dental field whether it is from Dr. Matt, her peers, or taking continuing education courses.
In her free time, Lauren enjoys working out, spending time with her niece and cooking with her soon to be husband. She is a twin, an avid sports fan and an animal lover, especially to her cat, Dunkin.