Meet the Colchester Dental Group Staff

VALERIE

I work for Dr. Zase as his personal chairside assistant. I’ve been working with the Colchester Dental Group for over 30 years having started just after birth. I am qualified to take all x-rays as well as many other expanded duties. I’ve lived in Colchester or the surrounding area for many years. My favorite pastime is training my two Australian Shepherds Kim and Killian to compete in dog agility.

Dr. Zase and I have a great working relationship, as is evidence by the amount of time we have worked together. We work as partners and he makes sure to include me as a valuable member of the team. We strive to keep our patients happy and comfortable while we design and deliver new and improved smiles. We participate in lots of continuing education courses and are always informed about the latest and best techniques in dentistry. The Colchester Dental Group is staffed by a terrific group of dedicated people and is a wonderful place to work.


SUE

My name is Sue and I’m a graduate of the State University of New York at Farmingdale and I have been practicing dental hygiene with the Colchester Dental Group for several years. I have been a member of the American Dental Association and Connecticut Dental Hygienist Association and have held several offices on both the state and local levels. I enjoy taking continuing education courses to stay current in the latest advancements in my profession.

I live in Mystic with my husband, son and daughter. Aside from dental hygiene I enjoy spending time with my family, boating, skiing, reading and going to the beach.


SHERYL

Hi, my name is Sheryl. I graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BS degree in dental hygiene. I’m an experienced dental hygienist and have been with the Colchester Dental Group over twenty years. My operatory is decorated with a fish theme. When I’m not at work I enjoy gardening, reading, doing puzzles, walking, and spending time with my family and cats.


BARBARA

Hello, my name is Barbara. I had the joy and honor of sitting chairside with Dr. Park for 17 years up until his retirement in December of 2015. Now, I am excited in starting a great new adventure with Dr. Babinski as his primary chairside assistant. It gives me great pride and pleasure creating an efficient and enjoyable dental experience for our patients. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional dentistry here at the Colchester Dental Group. I have been dental assisting for over 30 years, and I love what I do.

On a personal note, I have a large family that I love spending time with. I also have two awesome labs: my chocolate lab Titan and my black lab Bo give me and my family much happiness. And our great hens give me breakfast daily. My husband Bob is the rock of our family, and I am very proud and happy to be his wife. Photography is a joy for me capturing wildlife as well as capturing the joy of families.

I’m looking forward to meeting new friends and making your dental visit pleasurable while delivering dentistry that I am proud of: only the highest quality dental care with a lot of TLC.


BECKY

I’m originally from Rhode Island and have lived in Salem for over 20 years with my husband, Wayne. We have two daughters, Emily and Jaime, and many pets! I love to spend time with my family and friends, walking with my yellow lab, Lacey, skiing or snowboarding and just being outdoors.

I started as a Patient Coordinator at CDG in 2007 and as of January 2016 I was promoted to Office Manager. Since joining the Colchester Dental Group, in 2007, my position has taught me so much about the importance of proper oral care. The devotion to make sure our patients receive the best care and the education to make their oral health the best is truly admirable. I value the standards our staff strives to achieve and delivers. I am enjoying the interaction with my coworkers and patients. I never imagined so many nice people could be found in one place!! The relationships that develop with each visit are invaluable. I am honored to be part of such a wonderful group.


ROBYN

My name is Robyn and I’m a graduate of the University of New Haven with a Bachelors of Science and am the newest addition to the staff as a Dental Hygienist at the Colchester Dental Group. Since joining the Colchester Dental Group it has been an honor and an inspiration to work with such a great and capable staff who are committed to the highest quality of dentistry and dental health.

I live right in Colchester with my family just minutes from the office. Outside of work I enjoy piano, gardening, running and spending time with my wonderful family.


KAREN

Hello, my name is Karen and I’m the newest Patient Care Coordinator at the Colchester Dental Group. I work part-time evenings and weekends. It’s great to work with such nice people. At home, I love spending time with my family. My other hobbies and interests include: antiquing, hiking, volunteering, shopping and going to the beach. I really enjoy working with the public and am thrilled to be part of the CDG team.


JULIE

Hi, my name is Julie, and I am a floating dental assistant. I’m very excited to work with such wonderful people. I have lived in Colchester my whole life. It’s nice to work so close to home now. Outside of work I love spending time with my daughter, and my family. I’m very happy to be a new member of the CDG family.


MICHELLE

Hello, my name is Michelle, and I am a floating dental assistant at the CDG. That means I get to help out everyone. I really enjoy educating my patients on how to have better oral health and also helping them achieve the changes they want to make in their appearance. I am always striving to learn more from my co-workers and through continuing education. Outside of the office, I love spending time with my husband and our son and being outdoors as much as possible.


SARA

Hello, my name is Sara, and I am a Patient Coordinator here at the Colchester Dental Group. I started working in the office recently, so if you’re a long-time patient, you may not recognize me just yet. I share a home in Voluntown with my husband Shane and our two enormous, lovable, floppy eared dobermans. When I’m not at work, I can be found out in the woods with Shane exploring trails in my jeep, visiting museums, art galleries, flea markets and the like, or enjoying the spoils of a fresh new recipe. I also have a deep-seated-not-so-secret love of music…(Did someone say “karaoke”?)

Whether you’re here for a routine check up, calling to schedule your first appointment, asking questions about your account, or embarking on a life-changing cosmetic transformation, it is my pleasure to serve you. I am experienced clinically as well, which is a big help if you have questions regarding your treatment. It is an honor to be part of such a caring, professional group of people who put so much pride and effort into making modern dentistry such an enjoyable, stress-free interaction.


JESSICA

Hello! My name is Jessica, and I joined the Colchester Dental Group in the summer of 2016. I am x-ray certified and my experience spans over 24 years in both front desk and clinical.

I have two kids. My son is 15 and my daughter is 17 and just started college this fall. I enjoy spending time at the beach, kayaking and flea markets.

I am so very happy to be a part of such a wonderful group of people. This office is genuinely caring and concerned; not just about your oral health but about the patient as a whole.