Registered Dental Hygienists
Our Registered Dental Hygienists help Paradise Dental patients in their preventative dental care routines. They perform prophylaxis (cleanings), oral cancer screenings, nutritional counseling and periodontal (gum) care under the direction of our dentists. Every RDH is credentialed by the state board of dental examiners and has either a B.S. or A.A.S in dental hygiene.
Diane, Registered Dental Hygienist
Diane has been a dental hygienist for over 20 years. She began working at Paradise Dental in 2007. Diane puts all of her patients at ease when in the chair. She never wavers in her drive to treat, educate and satisfy all of her patients. Her patients are lucky to have her share her expertise and experience. Diane is our resident animal lover and expert. Over the years she has owned horses, dogs and chicken at her home. One of the great treats we get at the office is when Diane brings in a bunch of freshly laid eggs.
Katie, Registered Dental Hygienist
Katie grew up in the small town of Westminster in central northern MA and moved to Salem a few years ago, just loving everything about the North Shore. Since then, her family has grown quite a bit having 1 niece and 2 nephews all 2 and under. She often spends much of her free time with them.
Katie has been a dental hygienist for 4 years now and loves every minute of it.
She received her dental hygiene certification in West Barnstable at Cape Cod Community College
Having grown up loving her dentist and hygienist she wanted to create other positive outlooks and love for dentistry. She loves getting to know our patients and being able to help them improve in their oral hygiene habits.
You may be surprised to know, over the past 6 years Katie has been curling,(like in the Olympics). When she isn’t practicing, or spending time with her niece and nephews, you can find her reading, going to the beach, hiking as far as Macchu Picchu) and traveling
Cindy, Registered Dental Hygienist
A long-time resident of Topsfield, MA, Cindy has been in the dental field more than 25 years. With a passion for helping others and a strong interests in health science, dental hygiene has been a natural fit. Having worked with both Dr. Helyne and Dr. Stephen Hamelburg in other offices from years past, she knew that the standard of care at Paradise Dental Associates aligned with her personal standards. Cindy is a graduate of Westbrook College and Mt. Ida College for local anesthesia. Seeing her patients obtaining their oral health goals and maintaining healthy habits really makes her smile.
With her Husband of 25 years, 4 sons, and 2 dogs, Cindy loves summers on the beach, skiing in the winter and biking, cooking and reading in her spare time.
Cindy is also an independent consultant for Rodan + Fields skin care, loves the products, and growing her own team.
Our Dental Assistants work very closely with each dentist in providing chairside restorative therapy to our patients. They help our dentists work efficiently as well as make the treatment area a comfortable place for our patients.
Cathy, Dental Assistant
Cathy comes from a family of dental assistants and has years of experience treating patients in specialty offices (pediatrics, oral surgery) on the North Shore. When she joined our office we all benefited from her calming nature and clinical efficiency. She feels especially satisfied when she can help a nervous patient feel at ease and comfortable while receiving treatment. Outside of the office she loves playing with her two children and her dog, Jasper. They are an outdoor, active family who love hiking and fishing together. Recently, Cathy donated 12 inches of her hair to Pantene’s “Beautiful lengths” charity benefiting cancer patients.
Lavonne, Dental Assistant
Lavonne, born in Baltimore and now living in Marblehead, entered the dental profession in 2003. She was trained by the Drs. Hamelburg on the job. She has been a dedicated and loyal team member and is a huge asset to our practice. To know Lavonne is to love her and she is especially adept at making patients feel comfortable, relaxed and welcome in our office and out. She once visited a patient at home because she learned she was having a difficult time and Lavonne wanted to make her feel better. Lavonne is a very special person. When home, she loves to cook and to shop and especially has a soft spot in her heart for pocketbooks.
Kiary, Dental Assistant
Kiary comes to us with five years of experience. As a local lifelong resident, she comes from a family of dental professionals. Kiary loves being able to help our patients and loves seeing gratitude for her hard efforts. It’s not a surprise to us that Kiary has aspirations for growth and development within the field.
Hilary, Dental Assistant
Hilary comes our way from North Reading, MA and is currently working on her Associates Degree in Science at Middlesex Community College. She has been as an Assistant since 2014 and absolutely loves establishing a relationship with her patients and getting to know them better with each visit. Getting a patient comfortable and providing the utmost care is her specialty.
Hilary loves spending time boating at Lake Winnipesaukee, NH at her family home. If she’s not there, you may find her at the beach during those summer months. Hilary also has a passion for travel.
Our front business office staff helps patients schedule appointments, arrange treatment and coordinate coverage through their insurance carrier. When you call or visit our office, you’ll be greeted by one of these ladies’ smiling faces.
Kelly, Front Desk Concierge
Kelly’s bright and cheerful face is the first thing you will see when you walk in. She is an expert in customer service with several years of experience and truly enjoys meeting every patient and brightening their day. She graduated from UMass Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Conservation and Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature.
Kelly is from Monroe, Ct and currently lives in Salem. She enjoys a wide range of hobbies including cooking, thrifting and repurposing old clothes and jewelry. Rumor has it, she can crochet!
Bri, Executive Assistant
Bri’s big smile is hard to miss. As the professional business assistant to Drs. Hamelburg, she is often involved in patient matters and brings a level of passion to everything she does. She has been working in Dentistry for 10+ years and loves making business run smoothly and efficiently. She is dedicated to making sure every patient we see has the best experience possible and is motivated by seeing patients become confident in their smiles.
Bri was born in Florida but grew up in the North Shore and loves living in Salem, so near to the ocean. She is a mother to 1 year old daughter, Khloe and you may be surprised to know she is also an entrepreneur and runs her own business creating luxurious handmade jewelry. If she can find a free moment, she enjoys hiking, cooking and traveling.
Kelly, Director of Marketing
Kelly comes to us with 20+ years of Corporate Business experience. She is responsible for all Marketing programs, Events, Brand building and new business development. She says, “Although I am new to the dental world, I was immediately drawn to Paradise Dental Associates once I met Drs. Hamelburg and understood their passion toward their patients and goals for the business. I love that one of our main objectives outside of exceptional patient care is to engage with the community and give back. Seeing a patient wowed by the level of care and added detail we give is what drives me.”
Kelly enjoys spending her free time watching her sons at sporting events, and is a designer by heart and hobby. She resides in Marblehead with Her Husband, Brent and sons, Brigham and Brooks.
Jessica, Accounts Manager
Jessica is our accounts manager. She grew up in Danvers and now lives in Salem. As our accounts manager, she works tirelessly to ensure our patients receive all of the insurance benefits they deserve. She also is an expert at making your investment in your dental care as painless as your treatment. She says, “Helping patients be able to afford the dental care they need” is the most satisfying aspect of her job. In her free time, she enjoys boating and her biannual visit to the Azores, where her family is from.
Natasha, Scheduling Coordinator
Natasha works endlessly to get your appointment scheduled at the earliest convenient time. You may hear from her if we have availability sooner than expected. She lives in Salem and is currently a Senior at Southern New Hampshire University studying Human Services. Natasha has years of experience in Health care and is passionate about helping others and giving our patients an exceptional visit. She is very close to her family and brings the same caring nature to our practice. I her free time, Natasha enjoys shopping, playing soccer, going to the gym, crafting and traveling.
Janene, Account Coordinator / Dental Assistant
If you happen to be in the office on a Friday, you will likely see Janene. Although she is only with us one day a week, we will take her anytime we can get her. Janene is originally from Reading and currently lives in Wakefield. She has been in dentistry for 10 years as a Dental Assistant and Business coordinator. Making patients feel comfortable during their visit and knowing that they leave happy is what Janene finds satisfying.
Working out, running, spin class is what keep Janene motivated and more than anything, she loves spending time with family. Nothing makes her happier!