Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Shari              

Financial Coordinator and Bookeeper

I help our patients with their insurance coverage and come up with a financial agreement that works for the patient and for the practice. I really enjoy that I can help people attain good oral health while staying within their budget.

I have been married for more than 35 years and have two adult daughters. I like to be outdoors: walking, hiking, biking, and swimming. My husband and I often travel to visit family in upstate New York and Texas.


Ellen

Front Desk

As one of the welcoming faces at our front desk, I hope to make each patient feel welcome and at ease. I’ve always been interested in working with people to meet their overall health needs and originally earned my Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Everyone here is very kind and caring, which goes a long way to create a comfortable atmosphere for our patients.

Dr. Graham and I  have two grown daughters and a great cat. I like to spend my free time outdoors golfing and walking. I am also a spiritual director and enjoy teaching yoga and meditation at the Retreat Center.


Betsy

Appointment Coordinator/Receptionist

My primary responsibility is scheduling for the practice.  I joined the team in March of 2015 and I really enjoy interacting with our patients. Our team is wonderful; they are all so caring and compassionate about what they do. 

I have three dogs who are always excited to see me when I get home from work, especially when we go for a run or long walk.


Rachel

Business Assistant

Primarily, my job is to make patients feel comfortable when they come to the dentist. I aid in research into insurance plans for our patients so that they are knowledgeable about their coverage. I also help with the business transactions for the practice.  My favorite part of my job is seeing patients walk out of the office with a smile on their face.

In my spare time, I really enjoy going for hikes. I taught kayaking and canoeing at a summer camp for seven years, and I love to surf.


Dental Hygienists

Each one of our hygienists is dedicated to serving our patients’ dental hygiene needs and educating them to enable them to take the best care of their oral health at home.

Eileen

I joined the practice in 1985 and I feel very fortunate and proud to work for Avon Wellness Dental Associates. Dr. Graham and Dr. Holden provide a learning environment for the whole team. Both doctors perform high quality dentistry.  We all work together as a great team to take care of our patients and each other. 

I am married with two grown children.  I have rescue dogs and I am an avid Red Sox fan.


Joan

I began my career at Avon Wellness Center in 1981 as an assistant, and became a dental hygienist in 1988. My job gives me a wonderful opportunity to build relationships with my patients and become friends with them, all while helping to improve their oral health. We have a wonderful, caring group of people here who truly love their work and keeping patients healthy.

My life is blessed with a teenage son and four rescue dogs. I often volunteer for the American Cancer Society and Farmington Valley Relay for Life.  I also enjoy working with preschool children at Little Folks Corner in Simsbury.


Kecia

I joined Dr. Graham’s team in 2000, bringing with me 11 years of previous experience in dental hygiene. My favorite part of my job is taking care of my patients. I love seeing their oral health improve and how happy my patients get when they notice the improvement as well. All of our team members truly love what they do. We care about our patients’ well-being and want to give them the best treatment there is.

I have been married for 22 years and am blessed with a daughter and a son. I am very active in supporting their sports clubs, but I do enjoy baking and playing tennis in my free time.


Shellie

I earned my Associate’s degree in Science and Certificate in Dental Hygiene in 1993, and joined our team in 1995. It’s been a pleasure to spend the majority of my career providing comprehensive care to our patients and being part of a team of committed professionals. We share the belief and mindset that optimum oral health is possible for our patients and that we have the skills, knowledge, and opportunity to facilitate that.

I am a mom of three amazing children. In my free time, I enjoy yoga, fitness, health promotion, and music. 

Dental Assistants

Our dental assistants are responsible for assisting in dental procedures performed by Dr. Graham and Dr. Holden.

Yelena

My ultimate goal here at Avon Wellness Center is to help patients feel great about their smiles. They come for their visits looking forward to seeing us, and we look forward to seeing them, too. It’s really rewarding to be a part of a team that takes care of each other just as much as we take care of our patients.

On the weekends, I can be found on my boat with family and friends.


Molly

I graduated from the dental assisting program at Porter and Chester Institute in 2007 and joined this team that year. In 2008 I became certified in radiology and infection control, and in 2009 I graduated from the international association or orthodontic assistant program. I love interacting with patients and making their visit comfortable and stress-free.

My husband and I got married in 2015 and our daughter was born in 2016. In my free time I enjoy gardening, yoga, and reading.


Jen

I am so excited to be a part of the Avon Wellness Center Dental team. My favorite part of my job is that I am constantly learning.  I am so lucky to be a part of a team that is knowledgeable, helpful and compassionate. What I love most about my team is that they put 100% into every patient, every day. 

I currently live in central Connecticut, where in my spare time I love to cook, crochet and spend time with friends and family.

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