Meet Stacy, our dental hygienist! Stacy graduated with her degree from The University of New England and has over 20 years of experience as a dental hygienist. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Science Education (MSEd) degree and works as a clinical instructor at the University of New England Dental Hygiene Clinic. She has a passion for educating students and sharing her wealth of knowledge with others. Stacy enjoys working with patients of all ages and focuses on providing each of them with individual and customized care. Outside of work and school, Stacy loves to spend time with family. She is passionate about animals, boating, hiking, and biking.
Meet Katlyn, our Office Administrator! Katlyn has a background in culinary arts and absolutely loves to cook and experiment with new recipes. Her interest in the dental field began early on; in 2022 she took the leap and launched her dental career, completing 60 hours of hands-on, accelerated training at the York County Community College Dental Assisting Program. Before even completing her program, she was recruited by Brighton Dental and quickly became a valuable asset in both the administrative and clinical areas of the practice. Katlyn is a Licensed Dental Radiographer, national member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM), and active member of our Southern Maine AADOM Chapter. Katlyn is excited to grow her knowledge and expand her horizons in one of the many professional options available to her in the dental field.
Outside of work, Katlyn spends all of her free time with her son bonding over animals, playgrounds and anything fun. Her lifelong dream is to own an aquarium!
Garrin is our master dental lab technician at Brighton Dental Associates. "I feel lucky to be a part of a practice that utilizes modern technology and materials so that we can provide our patient's with the highest quality care and treatment". Our patient's hope Garrin will follow in his father's footsteps (Dr. Michael Bufo) in the dental world, but many don't know that Garrin is also very talented in writing. Several pieces of Garrin's work have already been published.
Garrin's interests include literature, blacksmithing, and knife-making. He spends his weekends doing home improvements on his house in Windham, riding his motorcycle, and spending time on Sebago Lake.
Erica is one of our three full-time dental hygienists. She graduated from the University of New England with a Bachelor's of Science in 2002. We feel very fortunate to have Erica bring her many years of experience to our practice. Erica enjoys educating her patients about oral health and feels a sense of accomplishment when her patients see the results of their efforts.
"It is so wonderful to be a part of a team that not only provides high quality care and concern for our patients but also with the most amazing group of coworkers that genuinely cares for one another."
When Erica isn't with her "dental family" she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons boating and beaching on Sebago Lake. She also enjoys watching her oldest son at his sporting events and looks forward to the days when her youngest is out of diapers.
Donna graduated from the University of Maine Dental Hygiene program in 1979. She has always had a love of learning and spends many hours each year in continuing education, recently acquiring her Local Anesthesia license to better serve her patients. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from these 40 years in the dental field. Her passion is to help each person be successful at achieving their oral health goals, including healthy teeth and gums as well as a balance between the head and neck muscles, jaw joints and the bite. This balance will ensure a life long benefit of optimal oral health so people can not only keep their teeth for a life-time but also be proud of their smile.
Donna also enjoys family time with her husband of 40 years and their three sons and 4 grandchildren. It brings her much joy to watch the grandchildren develop a love for lake living as they visit their home in Standish. Donna and her husband are also passionate about ministering to married couples through their church. Caring for people comes naturally to Donna so she fits in nicely with the dental family at Brighton Dental Associates.
Lindseylee is originally from Missouri and went to Meramec College. She has always been interested in a career in dentistry, in fact she has great childhood memories of going to the dentist as the "highlight" of her year. She brings this enthusiasm with her to work every day! Lindseylee enjoys learning all the different aspects of the dental office and working with people. She joined the team at Brighton Dental Associates in 2019 as a Dental Assistant.
When not working Lindseylee loves to travel, watching hockey, line dancing and four wheeling. She is also and animal lover! She has two fur babies, Whiskey and Trout. She thinks her dogs are "The Cutest Men in the World."
Nicole joined our team in 2021 as an Office Administrator. She has a passion for helping others, especially when assisting patients with their dental needs. She was raised in Virginia where she graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelors's degree in Health Science. Following graduation, Nicole began her dental career working in oral surgery where she gained experience working with dental insurances and coordinating dental care. In 2020, she moved to Maine with her partner, Ramon, who is currently attending dental school at the University of New England.
In her free time, Nicole enjoys being outdoors, cooking, and experiencing everything Maine has to offer!
Madison joined us as a Dental Assistant in 2022. Prior to joining our team, she always knew she was interested in working in the dental field. She is outgoing, upbeat, hard-working and enjoys working with her patients and team members. Madison's interests include painting, animals, spending time outdoors and with her family! Her long term goals include pursuing her Dental Hygiene degree.