At HDG, our highly trained staff takes immense pride in the services they provide and the relationships that they build with our patients. Your oral health and comfort level is what matters most to them. These phenomenal individuals understand what it means to be welcoming and comforting, and seamlessly demonstrate these ideals day in & day out.

Dental Hygienists

Empathy, optimism, attention to detail and congeniality. These are just a few of the many wonderful traits that our team of hygienists exhibits. We know that you may be anxious or fearful, but we can assure you that our hygienists are here to put you at ease, make you smile, and ensure your HDG experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Karen McGrath

Fun Fact: HDG was my first job out of hygiene school… 40+ years ago!

Kim O’Connell

Fun Fact: I have a pet turtle that is 36 years old & a parrot that is 42 years old.

Stephanie Arsenault

Fun Fact: I’m a twin! Also, when I was younger, I wanted to be a pop star.

Brianna Ballard

Fun Fact: I’ve had my cosmetology license since high school.

Dental Assistants

Extremely organized & detailed, excellent dexterity skills, a professional demeanor with a compassionate personality, a strong desire to help. Our dental assistants are here to provide a listening ear, to explain complex subjects in simple ways, and to ensure that you feel relaxed and confident throughout your HDG experience.


Fun Fact: My husband and I built a small sailboat from scratch. We love sailing it around Salem Harbor.


Fun Fact: I enjoy hiking & traveling, and I’ve been doing dentistry for 10 years!


Fun Fact: I have been in the dental field my whole life. My mom is a hygienist & my daughter is in dental school. Also, I love to travel & spend time with my family!

Front Office

Friendly, welcoming, sociable, office experts. The first faces of HDG that you’ll meet harbor a dedicated commitment to making sure that you have everything you need from the moment you walk through our doors until the time that you leave.


Fun Fact: At home, we love putting on music & dancing while cooking dinner.


Fun Fact: I love to make people laugh, and help with the elderly!


Fun Fact: I love to exercise, craft, travel & smile!


Fun Fact: I love to play and watch sports, and once rode in a Shamu blimp!

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