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

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.

Insurance Coordinator

Cindy is a friendly face that will greet you when you visit our Ridgefield, CT dental office. With close to two decades of experience in the field of dentistry, she will ensure that all of your dental needs are met and that your office experience is as pleasant as possible. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with patients while helping them navigate their insurance coverage. She studied at Parsons School of Design, gained experience through in-office training, and became certified in Dentrix and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Away from the office, Cindy and her husband, Michael, live in Redding, CT, and have two sons, Matthew and Brian. In her off time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, walking her dog, reading, listening to music, and skiing with her family. One interesting fact about her: she used to work in interior design and spent a few years as a decorative painter.

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.

Dental Hygienists

Registered Dental Hygienist

MaryLou provides you with many years of experience as a Dental Hygienist. In fact, she’s been in the dental field for over 40 years now! 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. She’s also a mother of two grown daughters, Marlee and Callie, and enjoys spending her free time doing yoga, attending Pure Barre classes, and going to music festivals.

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.

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.

Registered Dental Hygienist

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

Kayla and her husband Steve currently live in Southbury with their young daughter Avery and their baby son William. Outside of work, Kayla enjoys spending quality time with her family and running. She has completed the 2016 New York City marathon and is currently training for the Chicago Marathon. 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

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 children.

Dental Assistant

Karolina received her dental assistant education in the Valley Institute. She has such a passion for dentistry that her loved ones call her their favorite tooth fairy. This is Karolina’s first experience in the field and to say she loves the Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center and her job would be an understatement. She always goes above and beyond to make sure the patient leaves with a positive experience. She is always willing to learn, grow, and adapt. When she is not working, she dedicates her time to her daughter, family, friends, and dog.

Dental Assistant

As one of our newest members, Melanny has spent most of her time gaining experience in the world of dentistry in Costa Rica before moving to the States. She studied at the University of Costa Rica to earn her degree in dental assisting, and she’s worked with a general dentist as well as an implant surgeon. For her, one of the greatest things about her job is being able to connect with people and make them feel comfortable while undergoing dental care. Seeing patients smile with confidence and good oral health is the best part of her day. She keeps in touch with her supportive family often and she lives happily with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes, and hanging out with friends. She also loves animals, especially dogs!

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