Meet Our Team
Heather, Office Manager
Heather has been our office manager since 2009. She left New York and moved to Hampton in 2005. In addition to her experience in the medical and dental fields, Heather is certified to teach art and has a degree in graphic design. Heather also enjoys baking treats, gardening, and exploring New England.
Karen F., Patient Coordinator
Karen is the office veteran. She has been our front desk patient coordinator since 1995. She always surprises other staff members with delicious cakes or pies on their birthday. Karen loves turtles! She and her two children have a Russian tortoise named Eragon.
John, Dental Hygienist
John has been a dental hygienist for over 13 years in NH and Florida. He is a big sports fan, and some of his favorite teams are the Red Sox, Patriots, and the Georgetown Hoyas. John has a son, a daughter, and a dog named Youk. On his days off, he enjoys woodworking, meteorology, writing, and hopes one day to write a book.
Amy, Dental Hygienist
Amy has been a dental hygienist for over 10 years. She graduated from Middlesex Community College in Lowell, MA, where she grew up. Amy has one daughter who keeps her busy being a group leader for her Daisy Troop. Amy and her husband can often be found at the beach just down the street from their house.
Kristen, Dental Hygienist
Kristen knew from a young age that dentistry would always be a part of her life. Growing up in Virginia with a dentist for a dad meant an early exposure to the field. When she was sixteen, she accompanied her father on a week long dental mission trip to Guatemala, where a team of dental professionals provided care for an entire school full of children. This life changing experience cemented her passion for dental hygiene. She attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2000 with a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene. Her favorite aspect of dental hygiene is providing periodontal therapy and partnering with her patients to achieve optimal oral health. When not working toward those goals, sheâ€˜s busy chasing her dino-loving young son and her feisty toddler daughter! She and her husband and kids can be found either on the beach in the summer (sandy toes=happiness) or on the slopes in the winter!
Karen N., Treatment Coordinator
Karen first entered the dental field in 1995 as a Certified Dental Assistant. She came to the DiBona Dental Group in 2000, where she spent almost 14 years assisting the dentists during many complex surgical and implant procedures. As our office Treatment Coordinator, Karen is a valued asset, helping patients understand their dental procedures (specifically complex dental implant cases) in terms they can understand. Karen and her husband have 4 grown children and are currently empty nesters! Karen loves spending time with her husband, their rescue dog Ollie and their cat Cleo. After work, Karen can be found cooking, gardening, refinishing furniture, listening to music, and dreaming of her next sunny, warm vacation!
Marion, Clinical Coordinator, E4D Coordinator, Invisalign Coordinator, Dental Assistant
Marion grew up in Germany where she started her career in 1978. In 2001, she moved to the U.S. and she currently lives in Maine with her husband and two sons. Marionâ€˜s daughter and mother still reside in Germany, and she frequently hops across the Atlantic to visit them. In 2008, Marion joined the team at the DiBona Dental Group. At the office, we are often treated to Marionâ€˜s baked goods, as she enjoys cooking both German and American cuisine. Marion enjoys the beach no matter what season it is, and she is an avid reader and loves to knit.
Brooklynn, Dental Assistant
Brooklynn joined the DiBona Dental Group in 2017. Originally from Plaistow, NH, she studied Dental Assisting at the Northeast Collaborative School. In the summer she can be found camping, and in the winter she has taken up snowboarding. Brooklynn is very adventurous and loves ATVs, big Ram trucks, ice cream and brownies (she never forgets to brush and floss after indulging!)
Tara, Dental Assistant
Tara joined our team in 2017, she's originally from Massachusetts and attended Northern Essex Community College. Tara enjoys travelling to new destinations, as well as hiking and exploring the outdoors. For downtime, she can be found curled up with a good book on the dock.
Lauren, Dental Assistant
Lauren joined our team in 2018. She's from Danver's MA, and studied dental assisting at North Shore Community College. Lauren enjoys hiking with her husband and dog, as well as cooking and antiquing.
Nina DiBona Pauk, R.D., L.D., Dietitian
Nina DiBona Pauk, R.D., L.D. is our staff dietitian. She received her bachelors degree in psychology from Brown University. She then attended Simmons College, where she completed the didactic program in dietetics. She then went on to complete an 11-month dietetic internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, where she gained extensive practical knowledge in weight loss counseling and management of different disease states. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, yoga, reading, waterskiing, downhill skiing, and spending time with her young son and husband (Dr. Pauk!). Nina's Integrative Nutritional Approach.