Having been part of this practice for almost 37 years, it has become “my home away from home”. Many of my longtime patients have become old friends. Having camaraderie with such an upbeat, friendly staff makes the detailed hygiene work enjoyable. Dr. LaPorta’s sense of humor and great bedside manner make the patients and staff very comfortable.
Besides spending time with my 3 wonderful grandchildren, I love to downhill ski (bring on the snow!), bike ride on the trails in Vernon, play tennis and kayak.
Business Manager/ Office Manager
I have been with Dr. LaPorta since 2012 and in periodontics since 1988. I have years of experience assisting patients with understanding their treatment and providing financial solutions to achieve their goals within their budget.
When outside the office you can find me spending time with my family, either watching a soccer game or a dance performance with my daughters. I enjoy volunteering at the Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic and at our local dance studio.
I enjoy working in an office that is not only an interesting place to learn, but also allows me to be a part of an exceptional team. Also, I really love to meet and get to know all the amazing patients that come to our office.
When not at work I like to visit family and friends, garden, walk on the beach or just cuddle with my boys (husband and kitties).
Lead Certified Dental Assistant
I have been a CDA since 2006. I am proud that I graduated at the top of my class from Dental Careers Institute in Orange, CT. During my career I have worked in all aspects of dentistry. Most recently I held the Lead CDA position for the Periodontal Prosthodontic and Endodontic graduate clinics at UCONN Dental School. I joined Dr. LaPorta in October 2013. Ask me anything about dentistry and she will have an answer!
I enjoys spending free time with my three children Lauren, Daniel and Isabelle. I have been a youth cheerleading coach winning 4 state titles in my 8 year career. I also enjoy synchronized swimming, dance, biking and any outdoor activity.
I really love my job because Dr. LaPorta is the best surgeon I have seen! I see how beautifully we transform people’s mouths from unhealthy gums to healthy gums! My favorite procedure is the connective tissue graft. Seeing the before and after photos are AMAZING!
Dental Assistant/ Administrator
I have been a dental assistant for 28 years, 22 years in general practice and 6 in periodontics. I am a people person and I love working with and learning about our patients. This job is so interesting! Each patient has different needs and each case is different, and the combination of working closely with patients and the incredible opportunity to learn and grow makes this the perfect job for me. Dr. LaPorta and our entire staff are committed to remaining on the cutting edge in both dentistry and patient experience. With those two goals how could I want to work anywhere else?
When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family. In the summer we spend a lot of time outside, at the beach and the park with our granddaughter.
(Boss of Floss) Dental Hygienist
I have the opportunity to help people improve their dental health and maintain their general overall health. As an educator and a motivator in the office that cares about so much about it’s patients, I look forward to coming to work each day.
Hello future patients! I graduated from Porter and Chester Institute in 2011 with a 4.0 GPA. Most of my years as a dental assistant has been in periodontics, but I am also knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry. I can answer any of your questions from general dentistry to surgical. Outside of working with CT Periodontal Specialists, I have another job - being a mom! I have two daughters that share the same birthday, but they are not twins . . . crazy, right! I love cooking (and eating), going for walks, and watching movies with my two girls and my teacup Chihuahua Yoda.
Certified Dental Assistant
Hola!!!! My name is Isabel. I have been a certified dental assistant for over seven years. In my journey I have seen and met patients of all walks of life. I enjoy meeting all of our patients and enjoy watching their smiles transform through their treatment here at CT Periodontal Specialists. Working along side Dr. LaPorta and Dr. Thacker continues to amaze me. I love learning something new everyday! I am a member of a great team that strives to help all patients to be informed and comfortable. I speak English and Spanish and I can assist you with any questions from cosmetics to general dentisty and of course, periodontics. My time away from the office is well spent with my husband, our two beautiful daughters, and 16 pound little furry dog. We enjoy hiking, swimming, and watching movies. I look forward to seeing you in our office. Adios!!!
Hello! My name is Kristin and I love being a dental assistant and helping you achieve and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile. I have two wonderful children and I enjoy camping, hiking, and just being with my family. Always remember, “you don’t have to floss all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep!”