Dr. Aten and Dr. Saini aren’t the only ones with years of experience in dentistry. Our friendly team members can help you feel comfortable from the moment you walk through the door until you check out. We can’t wait to get to know you and your loved ones and help bring a confident smile to your face. Read the information below to become familiar with our team members before your visit!
Jo Anne has been with the dental office for almost 30 years. She is our Certified Dental Assistant and Office Manager. She loves meeting new and established patients and making people laugh and smile. She really enjoys the path she has taken in life! In her spare time, she enjoys time with her husband, grown children, and grandchildren. Her hobbies include selling Avon, secretary for the Vermont Maple Festival, working on Cardiac Capers (a local hospital benefit), bicycling, walking, and spending time with her dog Nutmeg and cat Pepper.
Amy has been with our dental office since March of 2016. She earned her Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Vermont in 1997. Her main goal as a hygienist is to prevent and control disease and to educate her patients. She enjoys working with patients of all ages.
She lives in Franklin with her husband, Eric and three children Celina, Jacob and Anna. Her interests and hobbies include spending time with her family, being outdoors, gardening and helping her husband with their part-time businesses; The Vermont Popcorn Company and raising grass-fed beef.
Sarah Talcott graduated from Enosburg Falls High School in 1998, the University of Vermont in 2000 with an Associate's degree in Dental Hygiene, and Vermont Technical College in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene. Upon graduating from UVM, Sarah was inducted into the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society and awarded the Vermont Dental Hygienists' Association spirit award. She graduated from VTC Summa Cum Laude, maintaining a 4.0 GPA in all courses. She has been endorsed in the administration of local anesthesia since 2008.
Sarah lives in Fairfield with her husband, Patrick, their two children, Brady and Aliana, and their dog Cocoa. When not practicing dental hygiene, her interests include spending as much time as possible with her family, walking, shopping, playing softball and helping her husband with their maple sugaring operation, Talcott Family Maple.
Shannon attended the Essex Tec. Dental Asst. program and graduated in 2017. She did her internship with Dr. Stanley and was hired in June. Shannon grew up in Fairfax and graduated from BFA in 2015. She enjoys trying to garden, hunting, fishing, and barbeques with her friends and family. She also enjoys walks in the woods with her dog Boomer.