Our Staff

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.

Marla, Registered Dental Hygienist

Marla lives in Swampscott MA with her husband and 16 year old boy/girl twins, a husky, Juneau and one fat main coon cat.

She has been a Dental Hygienist since 1992 when she graduated from North Eastern University and Forsyth College for Dental Hygiene. Prior to that shw earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business and Sociology from Salem State University. I have been working in dentistry for 26 years with a focus on Periodontal Dentistry. Marla became interested in dentistry because her father was a general dentist and shw had the pleasure of practicing with him for over 20 years. The most satisfying way Marla helps her patients is helping them make the connection between their overall health and their oral health.

Marla also really love to travel, planning the next adventure and getting off the beaten path.

Dental Assistants

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.

Lindsay, Dental Assistant

Lindsay has lived in Salem her whole life with her family. She has recently graduated from Essex Technical High school as a dental assistant and is currently enrolled at North Shore Community College with plans to transfer to Middlesex Community College to enroll in their dental hygiene program. Her favorite part of her job is meeting new patients and learning about all the latest dental techniques. She was also a varsity cheerleader all four years of high school.

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.

Jalisa, Dental Assistant

Jalisa has grown up on the North Shore and she currently resides in Salem. She was inspired to study for her career at Dental Careers of the North Shore by her mother, who is also a Dental Assistant. Her favorite part of the job is assisting with extractions and getting patients relaxed and ready for a procedure. Fun fact, sometimes she answers to the nickname “Jelly”!

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.

Business Office

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.

Tiana, Front Desk Concierge

Tiana is our Front Desk Concierge and she is the first bright face you will see when you walk in the door. She loves greeting our patients with a smile and making them feel welcome all while ensuring their expectations and needs are met. She was born in Lynn but currently resides in Salem. Soon, Tiana will start her journey into the world of Canine Rehabilitation! On her free time, she loves to spend time with her two brothers and her dog, as well as reading poetry and trying to stay active and pursue a healthy lifestyle.

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. In 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!

Emily, Front Desk / Executive Assistant

Emily works as an Executive Assistant at our front desk. After attending school at the Art Institute of Atlanta, she became interested in the field of dentistry and seeing how getting dental work done can improve a person’s entire life. Her favorite part of the job is seeing patients walking out of our office happy about their smile! Something most people don’t know about Emily? She is a huge Harry Potter fan and loves to attend Comic Con, one of the benefits of growing up in Salem!


Phone: (781) 780-2246
Fax: (781) 598-3730
142A Canal St.
Salem, MA 01970