Meet the Team




I have been a hygienist for over 20 years and have worked for Drs Vanlang and Essenfeld since 2000. I am passionate about being able to deliver the best oral health care to our patients and enhancing their lives by helping them maintain healthy teeth.We will make you feel at home and give you fantastic care. I deliver professional cleanings with a gentle touch and want my patients to feel relaxed and comfortable during each visit. Out of the office, I love spending time with my husband, Tommy, and my daughter, Nicole. I enjoy knitting and exercising.


As a twenty five year veteran of Dental Hygiene, I always greet my patients with a friendly smile and put them at ease while delivering excellent and gentle care. I was fortunate to find Dr.’s Vanlang & Essenfeld after moving here from southern California 14 years ago. Our office is known for professional treatment and superior patient care, and I am proud to be associated with this team. When I am not working, I enjoy baking, dinner club, outdoor activities with friends and family, as well as spending time with my husband, Ron, our two  children and our dog.


I am the newest member of the team, having moved to Connecticut from California in 2015. As a dental hygienist, I perform all the duties of a hygienist and emphasize education and prevention. I truly enjoy getting to know our patients and making them feel comfortable in our office.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, playing golf, and cooking. 


Front Desk


I have worked in dental offices my entire career and have been with Drs Vanlang and Essenfeld since 2001.  I am the go to person in the office if you have any questions or concerns. My husband, Doug, and I have three grown sons and five grandchildren. When I am not at work, you can usually find me gardening in my backyard. 



I am one of the first people to greet patients when they come into the office. I am also available to answer any questions you may have, both in person or over the phone. Taking care of our patients is the most important part of my job. I feel we create a comfortable environment for our patients and make them feel special. I am married to my husband, Bruce, and have two grown boys, Kyle and Stephen. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and with my friends.




I like to make sure that our patients are always comfortable. If they are chilly, I provide them with a blanket. If they would like music to help them relax, I offer them headphones and internet radio. I always have the goal of delivering the absolute best care possible as I assist the Doctor. I am married and have two great children, a girl, Ariana and a boy, Jose.




I truly love what I do. The best part of my job is getting to know our patients and putting them at ease during their treatment and help them stay relaxed and worry free. In my personal life, I am married and have two beautiful little girls.



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