We have a shared vision about how the big picture should look. A heart-felt desire to serve, to bring health and wellness to others, and to enjoy ourselves in the process.
A willingness to step in and fill in where needed, as well as a drive to grow professionally in our own area of expertise. We hope this is exactly what you’ll find in our supporting staff.
Lori Newsome, RDH
I started my career as a dental assistant prior to earning my Dental Hygiene Degree in 1996, from Hudson Valley Community College. I have lived in Vermont since 1990, with my husband and two children. I started practicing with Dr. Ruhl in 1996. I enjoy spending my free time traveling with my family.
Kerri Boyd, RDH
After graduating from Keene High School, I went on to New Hampshire Technology Institute to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene where I met my husband Seth. After graduating in 1994, I moved to Whitingham and began practicing with Dr. Louis A. Beaudette. I have two children, Skyler and Sadie, and spend most of my free time watching them at sporting or school events. I have had the pleasure of caring for my community of the Deerfield Valley since 1996 and I look forward to continuing to do so for many more.
Heather Marie Johnson, RDH
I began my path in dental health as a freshman in high school working at my local dental office in Athol, Massachusetts. In 2005, I graduated from Forsyth Dental Hygiene Institute in Boston, MA. I practiced as a hygienist in Massachusetts for several years and in 2012 moved to Vermont. I practiced in a dental office in Costa Rica and have volunteered with a dental health program in Peru. When I’m not working as a hygienist, I enjoy spending time with my son, Kai, teaching and practicing yoga, traveling, skiing and being with my family. I am thrilled to be a full-time hygienist with Deerfield Valley Dental Care and serve the wonderful people of the valley!
Marilyn Copeland, CRFDA, EFDA
I graduated from the Center For Technology in Essex, Vermont in 1973 and have committed to learning and working to help others in dentistry ever since. I joined Dr. Ruhl’s team of caring dental professionals in December of 2011. My primary role in the practice is that of Expanded Function Dental Assistant. I am licensed to perform all services having to do with fabrication and finishing of dental fillings. In addition to my clinical expertise, I enjoy offering my time to mentor and train dental assistants who wish to expand their knowledge and skills. I enjoy my work and take great pride in the standards I keep. Each day I feel most fortunate to have had the opportunity to make a difference for individuals who come to our practice and trust us with their dental care. I’m passionate about learning and recently challenged and completed the Dental Assistant National Board Restorative Function Certification Exams. I’m a proud member of the Deerfield Valley Dental Care Team!