Our dental assistants do so much and are responsible for such a wide array of duties in the office that they must be both technically proficient and kind and compassionate. Our team of dental assistants excel in all specialties ranging from oral surgery to dental and ortho excellence. We are so proud of our Dental Assistant team and how knowledgeable and proficient they all are in all of their various responsibilities.
LORI GETCHELL – TEAM LEAD
Lori has been a part of our team since 2015 and has over 18 years of experience in the dental field both clinically and administratively. She loves dental assisting – especially in surgical procedures. She is also our Lead Dental Assistant, allowing her to take an active role in training our newest team members.
Lori is the mother of four children and has a dog. She recently welcomed a brand new granddaughter, who is ‘absolutely perfect’! In her spare time she enjoys reading, vacationing, going to the beach and canoeing. You will often find her at CrossFit where she enjoys regular workouts and Burpees. She believes that, “a good life is a collection of happy moments”.
MEGAN COOPER – LAB TECHNICIAN
Megan joined the South County Smiles Dental Assisting Team in 2020. She has demonstrated in her time at the office unwavering dedication to the team and a true passion for her work.
Megan’s infectious positivity resonates as she describes her love of spending time dancing and singing to Disney songs with her daughters. She thoroughly enjoys spending time with her family, and cannot imagine a day without coffee.
JACLYN CLAY – DENTAL ASSISTANT
Jaclyn joined the South County Smiles Team in 2019 with 3 years of previous experience as a surgery assistant. Her unique expertise in the specialty of oral surgery has been nothing but beneficial as we get more specialists to be a part of our team. Jaclyn had also worked prior to that for several years as a CNA, so compassion is something that comes naturally to her. Jaclyn has many hobbies including softball, hiking, fishing, painting, and taking motorcycle rides. Jaclyn has also spent time in North Carolina where she used to drag race!
AMANDA BORKOWSKI – DENTAL ASSISTANT
Amanda joined the South County Smiles Dental Assisting Team in 2020. She is an excellent multi tasker and brings a passion for the field of dentistry that is truly admirable. She had a goal to complete her Dental Hygiene degree at some point and hopes to change directions within the field.
Amanda enjoys fishing in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. She has a beagle named Opie and is passionate about animals. She also has an unwavering obsession with mozzarella sticks.
ELLEN CHIPPERFIELD – DENTAL ASSISTANT
Ellen joined the South County Smiles team in 2019 with an extensive background in dentistry. She had previous work experience in both clinical and administrative aspects of the field. She previously worked as a Financial Coordinator but recently returned to Dental Assisting.
Ellen enjoys biking, walking and spending time with her family.
KATHERINE WEBER – DENTAL ASSISTANT
Katie joined the South County Smiles team in 2017. She attended the Cranston Alternative Education Program for Dental assisting and Boston University for Radiography. Katie has over 5 years of chair-side experience, and is passionate about lab work. She also has a knack for organization and has transformed many spaces in our office. Katie is married and has a daughter, Hazel who she loves spending every moment she can with. She is also very crafty; she enjoys painting signs, themed holiday crafts, designing floral arrangements and making wood crafts. In her free time, you can find her enjoying hikes or going to the beach.
RACHEL (RAY) SCHRAGER – DENTAL ASSISTANT
KAYLA MCKENNA – DENTAL ASSISTANT
DYLAN DISANO – STERILIZATION TECHNICIAN
TESSA BELLAVIA – STERILIZATION TECHNICIAN
EDITH (TARA) TORRES – STERILIZATION TECHNICIAN
ALYSSA LIMA – STERILIZATION TECHNICIAN
LILLY ALBERT – HYGIENE ASSISTANT