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Merrimack Dental Team

Our Caring Dental Team

Dr. Shetty knows that in order to provide the best patient experience possible, you need to have the right team around you. That’s why she’s surrounded herself with a group of highly educated, experienced, and friendly individuals whose only goal is to keep you comfortable and smiling from check-in to checkout. With our fantastic team, you’ll always have what you need for your appointments and no question will go unanswered. Read on below to learn more about them!

Kathy, Office Manager

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Originally from Auburn, ME, Kathy studied at Central Maine Community College. Today, she has been working in oral healthcare for almost 20 years, with most of that time spent right here at Dr. Shetty’s practice. Today, she loves to getting to work alongside such a stellar staff! Outside of work, she and her husband have been married for over 35 years; they have three grown children and a Maltipoo named Gordon. Her hobbies include checking out antique shops, gardening, and reading. She’s also a fanatic about taking on home renovation projects – she’s on her 4th one now.

Jannell, Receptionist/Scheduler

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Jannell is from Nashua and originally studied graphic design at Nashua Community College. Today, she loves being able to apply those skills to her job here! She is CPR-certified and has undergone scheduling training as well. She enjoys working with such a wonderful group of people here at Dental Designs. Outside of the practice, she and her husband David are expecting their first child in May of 2020, and they have a three-legged cat named Harry. Her personal hobbies include trying new places to eat, watching the latest true crime shows on Netflix, shopping, doing arts and crafts, and visiting the beach in the summer time. 

Rena, Dental Hygienist

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Rena is our dedicated dental hygienist. She is great with kids for their first dental visit and a pro at handling patients with more advanced needs. Her role as a hygienist includes making sure all of our patients have the education and knowledge to better their dental health. She is trained in providing gentle and effective preventative and periodontal (gum) treatments. Rena knows that the foundations of a great smile start with healthy gums and bone. Regular dental cleanings are the beginning steps toward overall general health.

Tayna, Dental Assistant 

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Tayna was trained on the job and holds certifications in radiology and CPR. As one of our assistants, she loves being able to help people truly enjoy their smiles again! Outside of the office, she and her fiancé are currently planning an October wedding, and they have a German Shepherd at home named Ace (after Batman's dog). Her personal hobbies include doing makeup, singing, hanging out with friends and family, and being a HUGE foodie. 

Dwayne, Nurse Anesthesioligist

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Dwayne is available to help our patients who require sedation stay safe and feel at ease throughout each procedure. He has 20+ years of experience in trauma/critical care settings, caring for patients of all ages and backgrounds. His Doctor of Nursing Practice was completed at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Today, he regularly guest-lectures for the same school’s Nurse Anesthesia Program. He is also a proud member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and the New Hampshire Association of Nurse Anesthetists, where he serves on the board.

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