Meet Our Pediatric Dental Team – Northampton, MA | Amherst, MA | Greenfield, MA
Meet Your Treehouse Family
Our pediatric dental team is a highly skilled and dedicated group of individuals who take great pride and enjoyment in treating kids in Northampton, Amherst, and Greenfield. Our caring professionals are here to make each step of your experience a great one. Our office staff is happy to reserve your appointments and answer questions pertaining to insurance and payment plans. Our team at Treehouse Pediatric Dentistry understands the investment you are making in yourself or your child and strive to provide you the excellence you deserve.
Nicole, Pediatric Dental Practice Manager
Nicole has been with us since 2022, and she brings over 10 years of experience to our team. She likes serving our young patients by providing them with a comfortable and relaxing environment that allows our team to positively guide their oral health.
Nicole has four young nephews and one niece that she absolutely adores, and she tries to spend as much time with them as she can. Otherwise, you’ll often find her reading a good crime novel or cooking.
Danielle K., Dental Insurance Coordinator/ Billing Specialist
Danielle loves working with children and getting to know their families as the years go by. When it comes to making sure that your child’s dental visits are affordable, she is the person to talk to! She attended Franklin Pierce University and is a certified medical and dental coder. She also has a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry.
Danielle is married with a young son, three dogs, and two cats. As a family, they love to spend time outdoors, and her own hobbies include crafting with her Cricut and riding four-wheelers with her husband.
Danielle R., Team Leader
Danielle says that one of the most rewarding parts of her job is eliminating children’s fears and anxieties about going to the dentist. We’re in the business of making kids smile, and it doesn’t get much better than that! Danielle has over 15 years of dental office management experience, 10 of which involved oral surgery administration. Today, she has certifications in medical billing and coding and taken many trainings focused on human resources and peer mediation.
Danielle is married, and she loves animals, nature, traveling, hiking, and kayaking. She is currently working toward becoming a yoga and meditation teacher and says that the ocean is her muse.
Erin, Dental Hygienist
Erin joined our dental team in 2020, and she brings over 30 years of experience to our practice! Her favorite thing to do is see a new patient and ensure that by the time they leave, they look forward to their next appointment. She completed her dental training at Springfield Technical Community College.
Erin is married and has one daughter, a standard poodle, as well as a horse. Her weekends usually involve watching her daughter compete in horse shows, visiting antique shops or flea markets, or reading out in the sun.
Corinne, Team Leader
Corinne looks forward to coming to our office every day because you never know exactly what’s going to happen when you work with children! She has been with our team since 2017 and is a graduate of UMass.
Corinne currently lives in the Pioneer Valley and is an avid music lover who enjoys listening to and discovering music from other countries. She is also an animal lover and hopes to add another cat to her family soon. She was a ballet dancer many years ago and even went to school to be an aesthetician/makeup artist, but life took her down another path, and she hasn’t looked back since!
Mercedes, Certified Dental Assistant
Mercedes has been with us since 2022, and she makes sure that new patients always have a great first experience at the dentist. She wants to help kids learn right away that going to the dentist can be fun, engaging, and never scary! She has her radiology certification and previously worked in both general and periodontal practices.
Mercedes has three children, a German Shepherd, as well as a cat, and she likes to spend her free time hiking or watching her kids play sports.
Donna, Dental Assistant
Donna has been with us for almost 20 years, and she has over 40 years of dental experience overall! She has always loved working with children and helping them feel comfortable while they’re getting healthy smiles. She was initially trained at Springfield Technical Community College.
Donna and her husband, Michael, have been married for over 35 years, and they have two adult daughters, three grandchildren, as well as a yellow Labrador. She loves to travel (especially to sunny places like Key West), spend as much time with the grandkids as possible, and take the dog out on walks.
Lauren, Dental Assistant
A graduate of Springfield Technical Community College and UMass, Lauren likes how our team works seamlessly together to deliver the highest quality patient care and experience possible. When she isn’t at the office, you’ll often find her hiking, running, cooking, and spending quality time with friends and family. Her “secret talent” is that she can sing the alphabet backward!
Meaghan, Patient Care Coordinator
Meaghan has been in the dental field for a decade and counting, and she loves being able to see all the sparkling, clean teeth when patients finish their dental visits. As a Patient Care Coordinator, you’ll find her helping to organize treatments so that people can get the services they need for the smile they deserve. She studied at Central Connecticut State University as well as Porter and Chester Institute, earning her certification in radiology through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and infection control.
Originating from Rocky Hill, CT, Meaghan spends much of her time with her loud, funny, and loving family. Away from the office, she likes hanging out with her boyfriend, friends, and pets. One fun fact about her: if not dentistry, she would’ve wanted to become a veterinarian due to her love of animals!
Abby, Dental Hygienist
Born and raised in Greenfield, Abby is always excited to work alongside her incredible coworkers who make dentistry a blast. She also feels fulfilled whenever she gets to educate patients on how to maintain and improve their pearly whites with proper cleaning. After graduating from The Williston Northampton School, she went on to study at Wheaton College before undergoing courses at the Springfield Technical Community College Dental Hygiene program. She’s also certified in local anesthesia administration.
Outside of the office, Abby enjoys spending time with family and loved ones, baking, gardening, practicing art, and exploring new and cool places. She’s also visited over 7 countries and plans to see more in the future.
Jillian, Dental Hygienist
With nearly three full decades of experience, Jillian finds it truly rewarding to work among wonderful people while creating a positive impact on the lives of our patients. From Belchertown High, she went on to take courses at Springfield Technical Community College to earn her license in dental hygiene, and she also received certifications in CPR and first aid.
Jillian loves being with her amazing and supportive family, and her hobbies include things like hiking, horseback riding, saltwater fishing, cooking, canning, paddleboarding, and gardening. One of her top favorite things to do is to grow flowers and see them develop at her farm stand.
Amanda, Dental Assistant
As a native of Greenfield, Amanda loves spending time and being silly with the children while helping them get their pearly whites nice and clean! She studied at Southern New Hampshire University to earn her license in dental assisting, and she also received advanced training and certifications in CPR, radiology, and OSHA.
If you don’t find her at the office, Amanda is likely spending time with her fun and adventurous family. She enjoys gardening, farming, hiking, beer brewing, and playing bingo with loved ones. One interesting fun fact: she used to work as a chef for 11 years before getting into dentistry!
Ja’Layna, Dental Assistant
One of the best things about Ja’Layna’s job is being able to help children achieve their healthiest and brightest smiles. Originating from Springfield, MA, she studied at Holyoke Community College before attending Springfield Technical Community College for her dental assisting license. She also worked to achieve certifications in HIPPA, CPR, and first aid.
Away from the office, Ja’Layna loves being with her mother, little sister, and their puppy named Cooper. Playing volleyball and baking sweet treats are some of her favorite things to do in her spare time. In fact, her dream goal is to own a bakery in the future.
Kiana, Dental Assistant
With several years in the field of dentistry and counting, Kiana feels the best part of her job is having the chance to meet different people while helping to preserve healthy smiles. She graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School before going to Holyoke Community College, and she’s also radiology certified.
If she isn’t at the practice, Kiana is likely hanging out with friends and family. Her hobbies involve binge-watching Netflix series, cleaning around the house, and trying out new foods to enjoy. One interesting fact about her: she’s double-jointed in her hands!