Dental Team – North Grafton, MA
at Every Appointment
Our team’s energy is infectious, and their enthusiasm for serving people will be apparent from the moment you step into our dental office. Each member takes a tremendous amount of pride in their work, helping patients feel comfortable while ensuring their appointments are well-organized and run smoothly. We know you’ll come to appreciate their friendly faces very soon, but first, you can start getting to know everyone by reading on below.
Jennifer, Practice Manager
Jennifer has been working in dentistry for over two full decades so far, and she’s so grateful to have such an amazing team of individuals here at Theroux Dental Associates. She studied at Quinsigamond Community College and Assumption College. She has additional training in management, team building, medical coding and billing, and more. She’s currently a proud member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers as well!
Jennifer and her husband, Jeff, have a blended family that includes three adult children, five beautiful grandchildren, and two dogs. Outside of working hours, she really enjoys exercising, biking on the rail trails in Massachusetts, going to music festivals, camping, refinishing secondhand furniture, rehabilitating her home, walking the dogs, spending days at the beach, sitting by the fire (and of course) hanging out with family and friends.
Here’s an interesting fact about Jennifer: she’s certified in small engine repairs!
Rhonda, Business Assistant/Bookkeeper
Rhonda has been a part of our dental office for over 15 years now, and she truly loves the entire team she works with. Plus, as a Grafton native, it’s nice to be able to care for patients so close to home!
Rhonda has an incredible daughter who served in the Navy and worked at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. She is now currently working on the completion of her PhD in History. As for personal hobbies, she likes gardening in her yard and putting out bird feeders to watch – it’s always enjoyable to see the different varieties of birds it attracts! She’s a car enthusiast as well.
Here’s an interesting fact about Rhonda: She tends to be pretty “OCD” about her work.
Diane, Business Assistant
Diane is a dedicated member of our front office team, and she loves having the best coworkers ever who are always supportive of one another! She is certified in CPR and has undergone ongoing advanced training in Dentrix software.
Diane is the oldest of five siblings and has several nieces and nephews, as well as a few grand nephews. In her free time away from the dental office, she enjoys cooking, shopping, spending quality time with her Shar-pei, taking long walks, curling up with a good James Patterson book, treating herself to a spa day, and hanging out with family.
Here’s an interesting fact about Diane: Until 2020, she had always driven a 5-speed, standard shift car!
Kenzie, Business Assistant
As a Grafton native, Kenzie has been a part of our dental office for several years now. She really enjoys working with team members and patients who feel just like family!
Kenzie hails from a very big family that’s as close as can be. Most of them are small business owners and love giving back to the hometown where they’ve spent their entire lives. As for personal hobbies, she likes to do makeup for weddings, proms, and other special events, along with playing lacrosse or spending time at her family’s gym.
Here’s an interesting fact about Kenzie: she’s a licensed esthetician!
Tina, Business Assistant
Tina has been a part of the dental world for over 12 years now. Originally from Blackstone, she is certified in CPR. She feels extremely grateful to be part of such a caring and thoughtful team!
Tina is the oldest of six siblings and has two grown sons, along with several nieces and nephews. She also married her new husband just last year, who has two daughters of his own. As for personal hobbies, she likes growing beautiful flowers in her yard, walking, going to the beach, riding bikes with her husband, watching sunsets, and spending quality time with loved ones.
Here’s an interesting fact about Tina: her father named her Tina Louise after an actress, and she’s proud to use that name at work in honor of him.
Jackie, Concierge/Digital Marketing
Jackie studied at Assumption College and is certified in CPR. Today, what she enjoys most about her role at our dental office is how close the entire team is! It’s such a comfortable work environment that helps put the patient at ease as well during each visit.
Jackie is the oldest of four girls and currently lives with her awesome father. Outside of work, she’s passionate about everything artistic, from learning about art history to creating her own art projects. She’s been taking advanced classes her entire life and always loves being able to build something new from scratch.
Here’s an interesting fact about Jackie: She’s the only person in her family with green eyes.
Melanie, Dental Hygienist
Melanie has been caring for teeth at Theroux Dental Associates for nearly a full decade now! After completing her Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Dietetics from Framingham State University, she pursued her Associates in Dental Hygiene from Quinsigamond Community College. She is certified in using dental lasers for hygiene as well. Today, what she enjoys most about her role is getting to practice the best possible dentistry in a beautiful facility with great team members.
Melanie is currently engaged to be married in September of 2020. She also has three fur babies named Baylee (a Chocolate Lab), Kip (a Black Lab), and Cali (a crazy Bengal cat). When she isn’t busy cleaning teeth, her top priority is keeping up with fitness. She regularly does personal training at a local CrossFit gym, specializing in cross-training and nutrition.
Here’s an interesting fact about Melanie: she’s always up for an adventure!
Melissa F., Dental Hygienist
Melissa may be relatively new to our team, but her overall career in dentistry covers over 15 years so far. She studied at the Community College of Rhode Island. Today, what she enjoys most about her position is being able to help patients work through their dental fears while also improving their oral health!
Melissa and her husband have two growing sons at home. When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys doing lots of different activities outdoors, including gardening, camping, hiking, and simply appreciating nature.
Here’s an interesting fact about Melissa: although she’s not very good at it, she really likes practicing archery.
Rod, Dental Hygienist
Rod studied dental hygiene at Springfield Technical Community College and has been working in the field for well over 15 years so far. He really enjoys providing high-quality care for each person who comes to sit in his treatment chair! Every new patient is unique, which keeps his job extremely interesting from day to day.
Rod is happily married with a teenage son and daughter. His interests outside of the dental office include woodworking, metalworking, and restoring old cars.
Here’s an interesting fact about Rod: He’s passionate about the fields of science and history. He also really enjoys learning all he can about how mechanical devices work!
Patty, Dental Hygienist
Patty’s dental career impressively spans well over 30 years so far. She studied at Springfield Technical Community College and is trained in local anesthesia, dental lasers, and American Sign Language. Today, what she enjoys most about her position is the amazing support she gets from the staff! Theroux Dental Associates is a very team-oriented dental office that provides the best care possible to patients in need.
Patty has been married for nearly three full decades and has two grown children. Outside of working hours, you can often find her playing pickleball or going country line dancing weekly with friends.
Here’s an interesting fact about Patty: When she has spare time, she really likes making fairy gardens and Japanese kokedamas.
Tara, Dental Hygienist
Tara studied dental hygiene at the Community College of Rhode Island and is licensed in local anesthesia and laser therapy. Today, she’s been a part of this field for nearly five years so far! She feels proud to work with such a dedicated team of professionals that always puts the needs of the patients first.
At home, Tara and her husband have been blessed with two amazing children – one daughter in college and a son in high school. Their family also has three VERY spoiled pets. There’s an energetic Lab mixed dog and two extremely troublesome house cats. As for personal hobbies, she loves music, interior painting/decorating/and running – in fact, she hopes to run a 5k in the near future. She also enjoys being outdoors, especially near the ocean.
Here’s an interesting fact about Tara: she was a lead electric guitar player for an all-girl rock band back in high school!
Gwendolyn, Lead Dental Assistant
Gwendolyn’s career in dentistry spans over 15 years so far, with most of them spent right here at our dental office. She attended the New England Dental Assisting School and has advanced training in CEREC and pediatric tongue/lip-tie treatment. Today, what she loves most about her position is the fulfillment she gets out of being part of such an excellent team. Even after nearly a decade, she still enjoys all the people she works with!
At home, Gwendolyn has two amazing children named Cole and Abby, along with two adorable fur babies named Murphy and Molly. Outside of working hours, she enjoys doing yoga, swimming, going to the beach, and finding lots of random DIY projects to complete around the house.
Here's an interesting fact about Gwendolyn: she was a military brat as a kid and got to live in many memorable places while growing up!
Melissa C., Dental Assistant
Melissa studied at the New England Dental Assisting School and also has her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She’s taken additional courses in the fabrication of temporary restorations, sleep apnea therapy, TMJ therapy, and impression techniques. She really loves helping our patients, whether with dental emergencies or personal smile goals. Seeing them happy with the results of their treatment is always the best part!
When she isn’t busy at work, Melissa spends lots of quality time with her fiancé and their children. She also likes to delve into a good book and lounge by the ocean.
Here’s an interesting fact about Melissa: she recently became a beekeeper!
Sarah, Dental Assistant
Sarah hails from the Worcester area. She’s been a member of our dental office for nearly three years so far, and she couldn’t ask for a better work family!
Outside of work, Sarah hails from a small, close-knit family that includes her daughter and her Lab, both of whom have her whole heart. In her spare, she likes to take her dog on long walks – mostly to tire him out, but the exercise is nice too.
Here’s an interesting fact about Sarah: she’s gone on a cross country road trip with her friends before!
Taylor, Dental Assistant
Taylor has been a part of our team for over eight years so far. She loves being able to work alongside her mother, Dr. Theroux, and learn from her every day! Hopefully, she will be attending dental school herself in the Fall of 2021.
Taylor’s family is very close-knit and loves doing all sorts of activities together like traveling, heading up to their lake house, and trying new things. As for her personal interests, she enjoys playing with her dog, planning big events like birthdays and showers, and furnishing various rooms in the home (most of her money goes straight to HomeGoods).
Here’s an interesting fact about Taylor: she’s worked in the dental field since the very day she was legally able to work (14 years old) and wants to continue in this line of work for the rest of her life!
Kayla, Dental Assistant
Kayla is from Grafton and studied at the New England Dental Academy for her assistant training. Today, what she enjoys most about her role at Theroux Dental Associates is working directly with people in need.
Kayla is very close with her parents and younger siblings. Outside of working hours, she enjoys traveling (especially to Disney) and spending quality time with loved ones.
Here’s an interesting fact about Kayla: she was born on 11/15 at 11:15!