Between Dr. Chimmiri and our eight staff members, our team has a vast wealth of knowledge. We are big enough to provide convenient appointment times and have the experience to handle any situation. At the same time, we are still a small business that cares about each and every person who comes through our doors.
Below, you can get to know some of the friendly faces that will be helping you the next time you visit Meriden Dental Group.
With nearly two decades in the dental field, Janice is one of our most dedicated and knowledgeable dental hygienists. She’s been with our team since 2005, and patients look forward to working with Janice to improve their oral health. Holding an associate’s degree in dental hygiene, Janice loves being a member of our team where she feels she is able to provide the highest quality care. She especially enjoys educating patients about their at-home hygiene routines and seeing people smile with confidence. Originally from Meriden, Janice enjoys working in her hometown community. She has one daughter, a dog, and two cats. She loves to cook, hike, be outdoors, and stay healthy and active.
Kassandra joined our team in 2018 with nearly a decade of experience in the dental field as a dental assistant and hygienist. She loves working with patients to improve their oral health, providing treatment plans, deep cleanings, scaling and root planing for gum disease sufferers, and fluoride treatments, among other services. She has an associate degree in dental hygiene. Kassandra has enjoyed working with our team and patients so far, and she looks forward to getting to know each patient, establishing and maintaining friendly relationships with everyone she treats. A native of Wallingford, Connecticut, Kassandra is the proud mother of one son, and she enjoys hiking and doing yoga in her spare time.
Donna helps us process insurance claims and coordinate patient care. She joined our practice in 1991 as a dental assistant, eventually transitioning to her position in the front office. She loves our office’s family atmosphere and the quality of care we provide. Donna is married and has two sons. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her children and her dogs.
Lauren is from Bristol and first joined our office in November of 2016. She has studied Early Childhood Education and is also a certified dental assistant. Today, she loves building relationships with each patient at Meriden Dental Group and working alongside the wonderful staff. Her clinical background helps her review and explain treatment plans with total confidence so that patients fully understand the care process. Outside of work, she spends lots of quality time with her husband, son, and extended family. She enjoys cooking, keeping up with fitness, and taking trips to the beach. She also works part-time with troubled teens as part of DCF.