• Meet the Staff

  • Karen Spurrell, RDH:

    Karen Spurrell is a registered dental hygienist. Karen graduated from the University Of Bridgeport Fones School Of Dental Hygiene with an associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Karen has worked with Dr. Dahl and his team for the past 5 ½ years. Karen loves working with her patients, educating them and making them feel comfortable. Karen lives in Branford. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially when her two daughters are home. Karen loves hiking and walks on the beach.

  • Rachel Murratti, RDH:

    Rachel has worked with Dr. Dahl for the past 12 years, first as a dental assistant and the past 3 years as a hygienist. She graduated from University of Bridgeport Fones School of Dental Hygiene with an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Rachel is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association (ADHA) and a delegate of the New Haven Component of the CT Dental Hygienist Association. She has volunteered for the Connecticut Mission of Mercy (CT MOM) for the past five years and for the Comprehensive Child Identification Program (CHIP) in 2010. She looks forward to continuing her volunteer work. Rachel loves spending time with family and friends, especially her dogs Rocco and Sachi. She is an avid Dallas Cowboy fan. She enjoys meeting new people and building relationships with her patients.

  • Kris Leigh:

    Kris is a Certified Dental Assistant graduating from the Eli Whitney Dental Assistant Program. She is x-ray certified and graduated with a 4.0 average. Kris has been a dental assistant for 21 ½ years, working in General Dentistry with Dr. Dahl for many of those years. She also has specialized in Endodontics, Impression taking, Crown and Bridge, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Sterilization techniques. In addition to being an assistant she orders supplies, is the maintenance specialist and works the front desk quite frequently. Kris enjoys working in the dental office. She is married and has 12 year old twin boys and two girls, one 6 years old and one 15 years old. She enjoys spending time with her family, vacationing by the water and getting together with friends.

  • Pixie Ricca:

    Pixie is our full time front desk person. She is our insurance specialist; verifying eligibility and benefits, submitting pre-authorizations, and explaining to patients their financial obligation. She works with patients to help their necessary treatment be financially possible.
    She has been a dental assistant for over 10 years, recently celebrating her 7th anniversary with our practice. Since August 2014 as the front desk specialist.
    She is DANB x-ray certified, detail oriented, very caring and has a “people” personality. Her family has been Branford residents for 28 years. She has 2 adult sons. Pixie has volunteered at Branford High School over the years for boys lacrosse and on graduation night for Red, White and Up All Night. She likes to read, take her two dogs for long walks, loves watching her sons playing lacrosse or hockey, and is an avid New York Rangers fan.

  • Michelle Doebrick

    Michelle Doebrick is a full time Dental Assistant and has been working with us since August 2014. She graduated from the CT School of Professional Studies in 2010. After graduation she worked as an Endodontic Dental Assistant. Michelle is very caring and always has a smile on her face. She is quickly learning the aspects of working in a general office. She is eager to learn new things and is always willing to help out anyway she can. She is currently continuing her education to get her x-ray certification. She has been a resident of Branford all of her life. In her free time she enjoys watching movies, going out to dinner with her boyfriend Ray and hanging out with friends. She is also an avid Boston Bruins fan.

  • Karen Vazquez

    Karen joined our office August 2016. She is a full time Dental Assistant, who is DANB x-ray certified. She has been a dental assistant for 15 years, working in endodontics for 8 years. She and her family recently became Branford residents. She enjoys reading, photography, walking and kayaking. A favorite past time is spending time with her family (especially her two sons, boyfriend and his children). She is continuing to pursue her degree in Medical Office Administration and also assist at the front desk with checking insurance, answering phones and everything in between. Expect a smile and a wave in the office or around town.