Meet the Dental Team

Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center and our entire dental team believe that every patient should be treated with exceptional care and respect. We regularly attend continuing education courses so that we can provide you with the latest dental advances appropriate for your situation. Our team is comprised of compassionate, skilled and friendly professionals who will walk you through each step of your visit. We enjoy getting to know our patients and are happy to call many of them our friends.

Business Office

Jennifer
Registered Dental Hygienist / Office Manager

Jennifer is our office manager, ensuring that all aspects of your treatment and visit meet your expectations.  As a registered Dental Hygienist, Jennifer also has over 20 years experience working in the dental field.  Her attention to detail, passion for her work and desire to see her patients given the best of care helps her make each patient's visit to the office a pleasant experience.  Her career includes an Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene with a certification in nitrous sedation and local anesthesia.  Jennifer has completed many continuing education programs with Dr. Jones and his wonderful hygiene team to provide patients with the highest quality of technology and care.  When not working to brighten your smile, Jennifer spends her time with her three children Julia, Andrew, and Eliana, and her husband Andy.  She is an avid outdoors fan, enjoying boating, snow skiing, and travel.

Cindy
Front Office, Insurance & Billing

Cindy is a friendly face that will greet you when you visit our Ridgefield, Connecticut dental office. Assisting in all aspects of the dental office, Cindy will ensure that all of your dental needs are met and that your office experience is pleasant. Cindy and her husband, Michael, live in Redding, Connecticut and have two sons, Matthew and Brian. In her off time Cindy enjoys gardening and skiing with her family.

Debbie
Front Desk

Debbie joined our office in May of 2008 as a Dental Assistant. She assists Dr. Franzese most often, but fills in as needed throughout the office. Debbie graduated from Westchester Business Institute in White Plains, NY, and prior to working in a dental office she worked for Reader's Digest for 9 years as an Administrative Assistant. Debbie brings her people skills to our office to make the patients feel comfortable. Debbie enjoys spending her free time with her two children, Sean and Ashley. She enjoys baking, spending time with family and friends and being outdoors, boating, skiing, dancing and traveling.

Sophia
Front Desk

Sophia has been in our office since 2011 as an assistant and has just recently joined the team at the front desk.  She received  a bachelor’s degree In Communication studies from Western Connecticut State University in 2017.  She enjoys spending time with her fiancé Bryan, her one year old niece, cooking and hiking on her spare time.

Dental Hygienists

Mary Lou
Registered Dental Hygienist

Marylou provides you with many years of experience as a Dental Hygienist. She continues to enjoy her role as a patient educator and clinician, while keeping up with the latest dental advances. Marylou’s extensive training includes a degree in Dental Hygiene from Middlesex College in New Jersey. She received her degree in Dental Anesthesia from the Fones School of Dental Hygiene in Bridgeport, CT. As a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) she continues her education every year. Away from the office, Marylou enjoys traveling with her husband, Jeff, and spending time with her two daughters, Marlee and Callie.

Ashley
Registered Dental Hygienist

Ashley graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Bridgeport in 2009. She immediately completed her board exams and become a certified member of the ADHA. She has volunteered her time in Roatan, Honduras to bring both oral hygiene instruction and much needed care to a third world country. Ashley spends her free time hiking with her husband, Adam, and boating on Candlewood Lake.

Jennifer
Registered Dental Hygienist

Jennifer is a 1996 graduate of the University of New Haven School of Dental Hygiene and began her career in Orthodontics as an assistant in 1991. A graduate of The Hornbrook Group Team Program and member of the ADHA, Jennifer strives to provide patients with the highest quality care and education. When she is not working, Jennifer is with her husband, Sean, and their three children, Liam, Sarah and Jack. Jennifer enjoys spending time at the shore, kayaking and biking with her family.

Kimberly
Registered Dental Hygienist

Kimberly graduated in May 2013 from the University of Bridgeport- Fones School of Dental Hygiene and is a current member of the ADHA. Previously, she earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication from Southern Connecticut State University in 2007. She values the overall health of her patients and provides the latest insight through continuing education. A long time resident of Ridgefield, Kimberly enjoys walks in town, being active outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Kayla
Registered Dental Hygienist

Kayla became interested in the dental field when her grandmother was diagnosed with oral cancer in 2005. It was during a routine dental exam preformed by Kayla's grandmother's dental hygienist that a suspicious lesion was noticed and refereed out for a biopsy. Kayla recognized the importance of the many roles of the dental hygienist, most importantly that of early cancer detection. 

Since 2005, Kayla has had many roles in the dental field including Treatment Coordinator and working as a Periodontal and General dental assistant. She is comfortable answering any questions and easing anxieties about any dental procedures needed. 

In May 2013 Kayla graduated from the Fones school of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport with a Bachelors of Science degree. She is certified in delivering local anesthesia. Her daily goal is to promote oral health and to take care of her patients the best way she can. 

Kayla resides with her future husband Steve and their two dogs Sonny and Stella in Waterbury where they just purchased their first home. They are expecting their first baby this August! Prior to becoming pregnant Kayla ran the NYC Marathon and can't wait to get back to running again! She is happy to be part of such a dedicated team here at Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center, and we are happy to have her. 

Dental Assistants

Danielle
Registered Dental Assistant

Danielle is one of our skilled dental assistants and will be at your side during your treatment to help you feel secure and comfortable. She graduated from St. Petersberg Community College in Florida and Westconn University in Connecticut. Danielle has also completed courses at the Pinnacle of Advanced Learning Levin Group and has been a dental assistant for many years. When not at the office, Danielle enjoys shopping and being with her family – her husband, Dan, and their children, Daniel, Delaney and Declan.

Jackie
Registered Dental Assistant

As one of the newest members of the Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center family, Jackie has already become a patient favorite. She studied at Norwalk Community College and completed the med-care dental assistant training in 2012. Jackie would like to study dental hygiene in the near future to continue caring for patients, and learning more about dentistry. The baby of the family, Jackie has 2 sisters and 1 brother, and enjoys spending time with her siblings and amazing parents. Outside the office, Jackie loves being outdoors, hiking, and visiting the beach, and spoiling her kitty, Boots.

Janelle
Registered Dental Assistant

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