All professionals at Cornerstone Kids Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Cindy - Business Staff
Cindy began working as a Dental Assistant in 2005. Cindy was Dr. Walz right hand lady, however she has now taken on the role of office manager for Cornerstone Kids Dentistry and Dental Studio Associates. She has a strong knowledge of dentistry, which not only helps in this role, but aids patients in understanding their treatment plan and finanaces. She attended and graduated from Our Lady of the Elms with a BA in Science in 2009. Then we saw her marry her high school sweetheart in 2012. We then saw her welcome her children soon after. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family, doodling, and traveling down south to see the rest of her family.
Gina C. - Business Staff
Gina started working in the dental administration field in 2010. She has such a fun and bubbly personality. We are so lucky to have her apart of our team! Gina is our insurance guru! She has made such an impact on our office and we couldn't imagine what it would be without her. Her knowledge and understanding of billing and insurance helps not only the staff, but each and every patient. When not in the office Gina enjoys scrap-booking and spending time with her husband and two children.
Michelle - Business Staff
Michelle is a whiz behind the front desk! She has many years of experience in the dental field and will be able to help answer your scheduling and insurance questions confidently. In her spare time, Michelle loves to spend time with friends and family at the beach. If you notice a beautiful bouquet of roses by our front desk, you can bet they were from Michelle's hubby! She receives a new bouquet every month on their first date anniversary!
Karisa - Business Staff
Karisa is an awesome addition to our CKD team! She has plenty of experience in the dental field. She started her career in 2014 and we are so lucky to have her in our office now! Not only does Karisa help schedule appointments, she verifies all insurance coverage, benefits and eligibility for each patient prior to their appointments. Before Karisa choose her career path in the dental, she graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. When not in the office Karisa enjoys spending time with her two children and reading a good book!
Julia - Hygienist
Julia graduated from Springfield Technical Community College in 2018. She has an awesome personality, which helps make our patients visits run smoothly and efficiently. She has a great connection with her patients, especially with the kiddo's. Julia is always smiling and laughing which helps make the kids have a better experience at the dentsit. We are so lucky to have Julia apart of our awesome CKD team! When not in the office, Julia loves spending time with her family and friends.
Sage - Hygienist
Sage recently joined our team in 2019! She graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist from the Dental Hygiene Program at Springfield Technical Community College. She has a bubbly, and out going personality! She is great with patients of all ages. Sage really enjoys learning and furthering her education to help treat all her patients to the best of her ability. She loves helping other and meeting new people. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends!
Emily - Hygienist
Emily graduated from Cape Cod Community College in 2013. She was born and raised in Western Mass and has been practicing as a dental hygienist for seven years in the area. Emily has been a great addition to our CKD team! She is well educated in oral hygiene. Emily has a fun and bubbly personailty, which matches so well with the kids at CKD. In her down time, you can find her on the bike path or spending time with her family and friends.
Samantha Mayers - Dental Assistant
Sam graduated from the Dental Assisting Program in the spring of 2020. You can find Sam being Dr. Lillians right hand lady, while making your childs visit as calm and fun as possible! She is a great asset to our CKD team! Outside of the office Sam loves baking, crafting and spening time with her shiba inus Ellie and Loki!
Alexandra "Alex" Fuller - Dental Assistant
Alex served in the military for 7 years as a Dental Specialist. She traveled to Morocco and Trinidad on humanitarian missions to provide dentistry services to impoverished communities that would normally not have access to dental care. After her military service, she focused on her family as a stay at home mom to her three children. Her current role as a dental assistant at Cornerstone Kids Dentistry has combined her love for children and her passion for dentistry. In her spare time, she loves traveling to the Cape with her family. She is a big dog lover and has rescued two Golden Retrievers over the past few years.