Chrissy Coruth, RDH: Office Manager
Elyse Berkman, CDA: Clinic Director
Elyse is an exceptional certified pediatric and general dental assistant who graduated from NHTI Community College in 2008. She has over 9 years of experience in the dental field with additional training in Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance. She is an energetic and active leader within the practice providing support and guidance to her team members. She is patient focused, driven to provide a personable experience along with the highest quality of care possible. The only way to do great work is to love what you do, and it’s obvious that Elyse loves what she does. We see her dedication and passion on a daily basis. Aside from her love of being a dental assistant, Elyse is family oriented and loves spending time with her husband Jason, her adorable daughter Arianna, her friends and her large full of life family.
Arica Gee: Human Resource Manager/Insurance Supervisor
Arica has worked in the dental and medical field for over 26 years. Arica started out as a Registered Dental Assistant in California, assisting in oral & maxillofacial surgery. Wanting to learn all aspects of dental/medical industry, Arica jumped the fence to work for insurance companies. She was the Director of Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance Claims and Customer Service for 15 years. In this capacity, Arica developed an excellent understanding of claims operation and policy contract language. During this time she also worked part time as a Benefits Administrator in the human resource field. Missing the day to day interaction with patients and wanting to integrate back into a dental office environment, Arica joined our practice in 2007. She has been able to assist our patients in understanding and utilizing their insurance to its fullest. In 2014 Arica also became our Human Resources Manager. In her spare time, Arica enjoys spending time with her two daughters, husband George and many pets. The Gee family also enjoys their involvement with the New England Families with Children from China Organization. Arica may be contacted at email@example.com.
Michelle Gauvain: Business Office Supervisor
Michelle is the business office supervisor where she provides excellent customer service. Whether it is to help a patient with a balance inquiry or taking payments, Michelle’s pleasant personality shines through. In addition, her love for children makes her a perfect fit here at Haas Dental Associates. Michelle grew up in Watertown, MA and moved to NH 22 years ago with her husband and 2 children. When not working, Michelle enjoys traveling with her husband Jim and playing with her grandchildren.
Karen Lumbra: Front Desk Supervisor
Karen moved to the US from England in 1982. While living in California and New York Karen worked in the education, administrative and customer service industry. After relocating to New Hampshire, Karen began working for Haas Dental Associates in 2003 as the Orthodontic Financial Coordinator while developing skills in the front office as well as the business office at the same time. Karen enjoys the face to face interaction with patients when explaining various orthodontic financing as well as working in the business office with patients over the phone. In her spare time, Karen enjoys traveling with her husband, Frank, to visit their children and four grandchildren. Karen also enjoys crossing the pond to visit family in England. Karen may be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Young: Financial Coordinator
Lisa has been working at Haas Dental Associates for over 20 years, assisting in pediatric dentistry in both the office and operating room as well as in orthodontics, and has over 26 years’ experience in the dental field. She grew up in Derry and graduated from Pinkerton Academy, so she often recognizes even our newest patients. Her favorite part of her job is being able to work with children and to make them as comfortable as possible when visiting the dentist. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys traveling with her husband and 5 children.
Laurie DiCenso, RDH: Dental Hygienist, Orofacial Myologist
Laurie is a pediatric registered dental hygienist and orofacial myologist who specializes in habit cessation with children and teens. She started her dental career as a dental assistant, moved on to be an orthodontic assistant before becoming a dental hygienist. She graduated from New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, New Hampshire with an Associate of Science degree and certificate in dental hygiene. Laurie now has over 26 years of dental experience and has been with Haas Dental Associates for over 12 years.
Laurie received orofacial myology training from the International Association Of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) where she was inspired to bring her holistic approach back to Haas Dental. Using positive behavior modifications Laurie guides and supports her patients until they are free from their habits. Habit cessation programs include but are not limited to: thumb/finger, pacifier and nail biting habits.
Laurie is family oriented, spending much of her spare time with family and close friends. She and her husband Dave enjoy camping with their son Leo. She is an active member in the community and loves volunteering at Leo’s school.
Johanna Higgins: Dental Assistant
Johanna is a skilled general assistant who graduated from Dental Assistant School in 2015 and became certified in dental radiology through Boston University. She has gained experience with using Modern CEREC Single Visit Crown technology, Sopro 717 First intra/extra oral camera, digital radiography, and taking impressions to fabricate customized whitening trays. She is committed to treating her patients like family providing them with a wonderful and caring experience. She is active in her community, donating her time to direct the child care services at her community church in Salem, NH. Johanna is creative and talented in many ways including being a fabulous chef and often shares her delicious desserts with the office for special occasions. Her most popular dessert is her salted caramel cheesecake, yum! She is also a talented photographer often capturing the precious moments of her family which includes 2 sisters, 1 brother, and 7 nieces and nephews.
Dotty Denaro, RDH: Hygiene Supervisor
Dotty is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from NHTI and started working for our dental practice over 35 years ago. Dotty thoroughly enjoys her job working with children and teens. Her exceptional skills with children could be due to the fact that she is 1 of 13 children. She cherishes time with family especially spending time with her husband and 2 boys. She also enjoys spending her free time kayaking, hiking, and enjoying summer vacations with her family.
Tracey Pinault, RDH: Dental Hygienist
Tracey is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from NHTI in 1990 and came to work in our practice shortly after graduation. Tracey is happily married to Jerry, and together they have a son, Matthew. She enjoys traveling, shopping, and attending local sporting events with her family and friends. Tracey cherishes the many wonderful relationships she has formed with her patients and their families over the years.
Michelle Pappalardo, RDH: Dental Hygienist
Michelle is a Registered Dental Hygienist, Certified to Administer Local Anesthesia, who started her dental career as a dental assistant while in high school. She now has over 23 years of dental experience and has been with the practice for over 11 years. She has experience in specialty practices including Periodontology, Pediatric Dentistry, and General Dentistry. She is active in the community being a member of the BNI and GSSBR. In her spare time she enjoys running, snowmobiling, cooking, swimming, and boating. She also loves spending time with her husband Frederick, daughter Isabella and son Anthony.
Alicia Young, RDH: Dental Hygienist
Alicia is a Registered Dental Hygienist, Certified to Administer Local Anesthesia, who graduated from Mount Ida College in 2013. She completed several internships in Boston, including those at Tufts, Franciscan Children’s Hospital, and Boston University. Many of our patients recognize her from her 3 years as a hygiene assistant while she attended Timberlane High School. Alicia pursued a career in hygiene with the encouragement of the doctors and hygiene staff at Haas Dental. These experiences rounded out her education in preparation for her work in our pediatric dentistry department. Alicia loves brightening the smiles of all of the children who sit in her chair and is very excited to have a career that she loves.
Bri Tilton, RDH: Dental Hygienist
Bri is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from NHTI in 2014. She completed several internships in New Hampshire, including those at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, Merrimack Valley High School in Concord, and is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. Bri started out at the office as a patient herself and had a passion for dentistry because her experience at Haas Dental was always enjoyable. She loved coming to see her Aunt Dotty to have her teeth cleaned, and going to the orthodontic department to have her braces done. She always has a smile on her face and aspires to give her patients the same positive experience she received as a child.
Lauren Blais, RDH: Dental Hygienist
Lauren is a Registered Dental Hygienist, Certified to Administer Local Anesthesia, Lauren graduated Magna Cum Laude from MCPHS University with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. She swam Division 1 at the University of Rhode Island. Lauren has always enjoyed school, learning new things, and taking on new challenges. Growing up with two brothers, she was always active and had many adventures. Now she loves spending time with her fiance, Paul, and her dog Oakley. Together they love going hiking, traveling, and CrossFit. Her upbeat personality and smile is an asset to our team.
Andrea Lake, RDH: Dental Hygienist
Andrea is a 2008 graduate of New Hampshire Technical Insitute’s Dental Hygiene Program as well as a Pinkerton graduate. She has been practicing for almost ten years and is our newest full-time dental hygienist. We are happy to have her as part of our team. Andrea enjoys building relationships with her patients and educating them on the importance of their oral health. Andrea has added experience monitoring conscious sedation and nitrous oxide. She has spent the majority of her career helping adults achieve optimal dental wellness however also enjoys being a part of our pediatric practice. Andrea is CPR, BLS and AED Heart Certified. Local Anesthesia Certified.
She enjoys being a new auntie to twins and settling into her first home. In her spare time, she loves lake life, paddle boarding, skiing, boating, and spending time with family and friends.
Alexis Sylvain: CXO, Publicity & Media Coordinator
Alexis is our chief experience officer or CXO, as well as our publicity and media coordinator here at Haas Dental. You will find her around the office with Honey, our therapy dog. She is the genius behind our office contests and takes care of all our social media. Haas Dental is involved in many charity and community events which Alexis coordinates.
Alexis has a background in marketing and was a veterinary technician for many years. She is excited to be the new addition to our growing dental practice here at Haas! When she is not working she enjoys her three dogs, a German shorthaired pointer as well as two french bulldogs. Alexis and her husband, Joe are world travelers and continue to explore new places whenever they can.