Meet Our Hadley Dental Team
River Valley Dental of Hadley, MA is proud to host a well-trained staff full of energy and compassion. From our office staff to our dental hygienists, we want you to feel comfortable and special at every visit, confident that your dental care is in the very best hands. Our goal is always that you leave our office looking forward to your next visit!
Patty - Office Manager
Patty comes to us from our previous location in South Hadley and has worked in the dental field for 35 years. A lifelong resident of South Hadley, Patty enjoys spending time with her husband, three grown children and stepson.
When she's not helping patients with billing and insurance questions, she likes to vacation in Maine, garden, and take long walks with her dog Ellie.
Christina - Hygienist
Christina has been working in the field of dentistry since 2009. After working as a dental and surgical assistant, Christina completed Dental Hygiene education and training through Springfield Technical Community College in 2015. With a background in both general and periodontal dentistry, Christina strives to provide patient-centered, comfortable and thorough care.
In her spare time, she enjoys doing household projects, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Valerie - Hygienist
Valerie has been a member of the River Valley Dental team since 2013. She earned her degree from Springfield Technical Community College in 2014 and has been helping patients maintain healthy smiles ever since.
When she’s not at work, Valerie enjoys spending time in the sun, as well as with her fiancé and family.
Elizabeth - Hygienist
Liz completed her Dental Hygiene education at Springfield Technical Community College in 2011. She has worked in the dental field since 2004.
Liz has a special interest in providing non-surgical periodontal treatment and strives to remain current in the field with continuing education. She enjoys getting to know her patients and ensuring that their visits are comfortable and pain free.
Some of Liz’s other interests are spending time with her family and friends, hiking with her dogs and cooking.
Sharon - Assistant
Sharon was a lifelong resident of Leominster, MA where she owned and operated her own daycare business for 27 years. After retiring from the childcare field, Sharon aspired to pursue her interest in dentistry. Sharon enrolled and completed her Dental Assisting training at Porter and Chester Career Institute in 2017. Upon graduation, she moved to Western Massachusetts and joined the River Valley Dental team.
When not at work, Sharon loves spending time at home with her family.
Hope - Front Desk
Hope has worked in the dental field for over 10 years and grew up locally in Amherst. She attended UMass where she completed her degree in Communications.
Hope enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, loves photography and being outdoors. She also loves to travel and visit her family in Greece.
Michelle - Assistant
Michelle started as a Dental Assistant in 1997 working in General Dentistry. She furthered her love for dentistry by completing her Certification in 2007 as a Dental Surgical Anesthesia Assistant and worked for 10 years with Facial Cosmetic and Maxillofacial Oral Surgery. She recently returned to the General Dental to focus more time with her family.
Michelle is married and has two wonderful sons, and is a proud Army Mother. She has two fur babies, Willow and Lily, that are adored. In her spare time, she puts her education of esthetics to use with her growing cosmetics business, LuvBugSuds.
Ellie - Business Manager
Ellie has served in the dental profession for over 30 years. She started her dental career as a dental assistant/office coordinator and now specializes in insurance management and accounts receivables. Ellie enjoys working with all the staff members, but most importantly, working with our patients.
In her spare time, Ellie enjoys being with her husband, George, two daughters, and most importantly, her two grandsons. She enjoys spending time in Lake Murray, S.C. and in Florida.