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!
Amy Maier, RDH
Amy Maier has been a hygienist for almost 20 years. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, she graduated from Forest Park College in 2002. She served as vice president for the Greater St. Louis Dental Hygienist Association for three terms. Amy moved to VT 15 years ago practicing clinically in general practices as well as providing dental hygiene care in local schools for students without insurance. Her attention to detail to maintain high standards in treating patients with periodontal disease is truly appreciated by her patients. Amy prides herself by staying current with the latest research in periodontal therapy and oral hygiene care prevention. Amy lives in Dorset, VT with her husband, Erich, and son, Henry. She enjoys tennis, plays piano and loves to travel.