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Meet the Staff

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 eager to learn new things and is always willing to help out anyway she can. She just recently got her x-ray certification. She has been a resident of Branford all of her life. She is now a first time home owner.In her free time she enjoys relaxing at home with her dog Bruin, cat Jasmine and with her boyfriend Ray. She is also an avid Boston Bruins fan.

Karen Vazquez:

Karen joined our office August 2016. She one of our full time Dental Assistant, who is DANB x-ray and ICE certified. She has been a dental assistant for 18 years. She and her family are long time East Haven residents. Karen enjoys reading, photography, walking and kayaking. A favorite past time is spending time with her family; especially her two boys. Karen has earned her Associates degree in Medical Office Administration and also assists at the front desk with checking insurance, answering phones and everything in between. Expect a smile and a wave in the office or around thetown.

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Meet Dr. Dahl

Dr. Dahl was born and raised in Bronxville, New York. Dr. Dahl was biology major from University of Rhode Island. In 1989 he enrolled in New York University School of Dentistry, and graduated in 1993. He has been in private practice ever since.

When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife Janet, and daughter Sydney. He also loves to slalom ski, wake board, snow ski and target shoot. He is a certified rescue diver as well as a master diver.

Dr. Dahl attends continuing education seminars and is always learning the latest techniques to ease the dental experiences on the patient while playing the best music.