Our Staff

Kassidi

Hello, My name is Kassidi. I am a registered dental hygienist; I graduated from Hudson Valley Community college in 2010 and have been working with the Evans family, here at Pine Ridge Dental, since Dec 2011.

I adore learning about each and every one of my patients lives (interests, families, pets, etc.) My co-workers say they can always tell when I’m working by the sound of laughter, both mine and my patient’s, coming from my room. My role is to provide every individual with the highest quality oral care and instruction to keep you with a clean and happy smile. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family by exploring the outdoors, attending theatrical plays or snuggling in for movies.

 

Peggy

Hi, I’m Peggy - I’ve been a dental hygienist since 1978, practicing in CT, MA, VT, and now since 2008, here with the Pine Ridge Dental team.

With research confirming the connection between a patient’s oral health with their physical and emotional health, and vice versa, the field of dental hygiene continues to grow more interesting to me. Educating my patients is empowering and motivating to them, and as I see patients take ownership of their oral health and improve the quality of their lives, it further motivates me.

I strive to provide the highest quality of care to my patients and enjoy working with a team that does likewise, besides - they’re a fun group!

My hobbies include making soap (no, you can’t make soap without lye!), spending time in VT with friends and family, and reading a good book. I’m also very involved in my church.

I married the love of my life in 1979 and together we’ve raised 3 great sons. We’re looking forward to the arrival of our first grandchild (it’s a girl!) in May 2013.

 

Gina

Hello, my name is Gina. I have been in the dental field for 25 years, 5 of those years have been at Pine Ridge Dental. I appreciate the chance I have to work with such a great team. We have a lot of fun together every day, and I can’t wait to meet you!

Outside of work, I live on a farm with my husband, Tom. We raise Milking Devon cattle and Heritage breed chickens. We also make maple syrup and honey. I enjoy traveling, and baking. I make cakes for all occasions, from baby showers to birthdays and weddings. I am also very active in my local church.

 

Heather

Hello, my name is Heather. I have been lucky to be a part of Pine Ridge Dental for 16 years. I am an appointment coordinator and will be one of the first people you speak to at our practice. I take great pride in making our patients feel welcomed and cared for at our office. I enjoy answering any questions that you may have. I have a vast knowledge of the insurance companies and the plans that employers provide to help you in getting the most out of your dental benefits. We offer a warm friendly atmosphere at Pine Ridge Dental, and would like to include you in our “family”.

When I am away from the office, I can be found spending time with my husband, Steve, and our two black labs. I enjoy handcrafting jewelry from my vast bead collection, cooking, and gardening.

 

 

Beth

Hi, my name is Beth. I’ve been in the dental arena for 35 years. My job titles have been diverse, but frankly I enjoy being challenged, and having many hats to choose from. I joined the Pine Ridge Dental team in January of 2012. My commitment to and love of the dental field have expanded my knowledge of dental insurances, and how best to get our patients the coverage they deserve. In my free time I treasure the time that I can spend with my children and grandchildren. In addition, I enjoy outdoor activities and reading. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you.

 

Nancy

Hello, I'm Nancy Nirschl. I joined the Pine Ridge Dental family in January 2015. I have been a dental hygienist for over 10 years. I truly enjoy helping patients improve their oral health and feel good about their smiles.

Outside of the dental office, I am very busy volunteering with my religion. I also spend a lot of time with my family. I enjoy camping, gardening, and reading. I also love to work on puzzles. I look forward to meeting you.