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Kristina Sanders, R.D.H., B.S.D.H.

“I cherish the relationships I’ve formed with my patients.”

With the practice since 2007, Kristina earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Mount Ida College, and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from The University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene. A member of the American Dental Hygienist Association, she has her certification, class time, and internship time as a Public Health Dental Hygienist.

“Honesty and sound patient education are the keys to promoting excellent oral — and therefore, overall — health,” she says. “Our state-of-the-art technology helps us provide the best possible care for our patients.”

Kristina enjoys meeting and maintaining relationships with her patients while attending to their needs, with an emphasis on prevention. She has completed four Boston Marathons, a Tough Mudder, and numerous other races, and enjoys skiing, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and traveling. Kristina lives in her native Fitchburg, Massachusetts with her husband Mike, daughter Eily, and their Labrador Retrievers, Gus and Lucy.

Kate Prue, R.D.H.

“It’s my job to educate and give my patients the tools they need to keep healthy. It’s their job to maintain good oral practices.”

Kate entered our practice in 2008, after earning her degree in Dental Hygiene from Quinsigamond Community College, where also received the “Clinical Excellence Award.” A member of the American Dental Hygienist Association, she specializes in General Dentistry for both children and adults.

“The people here have helped me grow, not only as a professional but as a human being,” she says.

She enjoys meeting new patients and building relationships that last for many years. A lifelong animal lover, Kate manages to spend time at the animal shelter she worked for as a teenager, and volunteers at a program helping lower income children receive free dental cleanings and related care. She loves the outdoors, movies, board games, and relaxing with her family.

Jenny Jara, R.D.H.

“We all work together to help our patients achieve their goals.”

“I love to work with children and adults, helping them to develop and maintain a healthy mouth, in a professional, kind, and patient manner,” says Jenny. Before becoming a hygienist, she worked as a Dental Assistant for four years.

A member of our team since 2014. Jenny earned her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Quinsigamond Community College, and is licensed in local anesthesia.

Fluent in English and Spanish, Jenny enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Ashley Atchue, R.D.H., B.S.

“My concern for oral health reflects our conviction that it effects the entire body.”

Ashley joined our team in 2014. Her experience since 2007 includes pediatric and periodontal care.

She earned her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and Dental Office Management from Quinsigamond Community College (where she was president of her Hygiene Class) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Worcester State University. Ashley is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association.

“Educating patients on oral health issues they were previously unaware of is an unbeatable experience,” she says.

Ashley lives in North Grafton with her husband Chris, dog, Cruiser, and her cat, Wally, and enjoys reading, golfing, running, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.