Our Hygienists

Iwona Dudzik

Iwona has been with the Avon Dental Group since 1999. She was born and raised in Poland and moved to the USA in 1988. Iwona studied Dental Assisting and Hygiene at Tunxis Community College and graduated in 1998 with an Associate’s Degree in Science. She currently lives in Burlington and she enjoys hiking, swimming, and gardening with her husband and two sons.

John Politz

John graduated from Tunxis Community College in 1995 and has been with the Avon Dental Group since 1996. He lives in Avon with his wife, Lisa, and their four children, Jordan, Sierra, Marlon, and Jack. He deployed to Afghanistan with the Connecticut National Guard in 2006 and retired in 2009 with the rank of First Sergeant. John and Lisa enjoy gardening and coffee dates most weekends.

Heidi Kingsley

Heidi graduated in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She also has an Associate’s degree in Allied Health Science from Endicott College in Beverly, MA. Heidi has been working for the Avon Dental Group since 1993. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, hiking, running, and gardening.

Jane Gutowski

Jane grew up in Staffordshire, England. She graduated from Dental Assisting School in 1982. She moved to the US in 1984 and graduated from Tunxis Community College with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2005. She has been with the Avon Dental Group since 2005. She currently lives in Southington with her husband and three children. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening and gardening.

Devon Lisella

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Leslie Valdes

Lesie graduated from the University of Hartford in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then went on to pursue a career in dental hygiene. She attended Tunxis Community College where she successfully completed the program of dental hygiene and received her Associates in Science. She joined Avon Dental Group in 2019 and has enjoyed working with our team and patients. Born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut and of Hispanic background, Leslie loves to cook, hike, be outdoors, and stay healthy and active.



 

Our Dental Assistants

Barb Eseppi

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Courtney Fraser

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Donna Kost

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JoAnne Landry

JoAnne has been working at Avon Dental Group as a dental assistant for 27 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, doing pottery, and in the summer spending time outside.

Shannon Malentacchi

Shannon has been working at Avon Dental Group for almost 6 years and has been a dental assistant since 1991. She lives in Canton with her husband and daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, hiking, and visiting with all her friends and family in New Hampshire.



 

Our Office Staff

Sherry Anderson

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Beverly Moore

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Marge Gingras

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Dale Peccerillo

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