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297 Augusta Rockland Rd. | Windsor, ME 04363
P: 207-549-5945 | F: 207-549-4773
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Meet Our Staff

Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!

Gayle Hockenberry

Patient Care Coordinator

Gayle is one of our Patient Care Coordinators. She has her BA in education, but has been working in the dental field for more than 10 years. Gayle resides with her husband and their “fur family” of cats and greyhounds. When Gayle is not at work, she volunteers at local nursing homes. Gayle feels lucky to be working with such a nice staff. “It’s a great team!”

 

Lisa Minkowsky

Patient Care Coordinator

 

Lisa comes to our office with over 11 years in the dental field.  Before dentistry, she was a florist for 20 years.  Her husbands name is Michael and she has one stepdaughter named Candace. Now that she is working a 4 day work week, she hopes to have more time to volunteer at the Humane Sociey

 

 Kathleen Hoague

Dental Assistant

Kathleen Hoague is a dental assistant in our practice. She has spent 12 years chairside with Dr. Powell and Dr Neilsen.  Kathleen is a 2004 graduate of Hall-Dale High School and attended the University of Maine at Augusta. She also is radiology certified by the Dental Assistant National Board. She and her husband, Michael, have two beautiful baby girls, Harper, who was born in April 2013 and Hadley, who was born October 2016.  When she is not working here, she is spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys home decorating and taking pictures. She often volunteers her time with Mrs. Amy’s kindergarten class at China Elementary School. Kathleen feels that “Dr. Powell makes working for him a joy. He treats the entire staff as though we are not only employees but also family. I have enjoyed the years here at WPDC and look forward to many more.”

 

Michelle Bridges

Certified Dental Assistant

Michelle is a Certified Dental Assistant in our office. She comes to our office with 14 years of previous dental experience.  She is a member of the Dental Assiting National board. She has two sons: Cody and Jesse, who are her whole world.  She loves time with family and friends as well as riding her motorcycle, running, kayaking and hunting. She loves the outdoors and spending time in the Allagash! She loves that the office is so nice and the patients are warly welcomed here and their needs are addressed with the utmost care and concern.

 

Julie Cheney

Dental Assistant

 

Elizabeth Chaisson

Registered Dental Hygienist

Liz is a full-time dental hygienist that we have here in our office. She has been a hygienist for 16 years and has been with Dr. Powell/Dr. Neilsen for 12 of those years. She graduated from Gardiner Area High School in 1998 and then from the University of New England in 2001. Liz and her husband, Travis, have 3 children together: daughters Sada and Brynnlea and son Braden. In addition to her time here, she is also the Director of the Maine Strawberry Queen Pageant, held each summer. She is an Emerald Coach with BeachBody, helping others with their health and fitness. Liz enjoys running and sports, playing with the kids, shopping and outdoor activities. Liz states: “I love doing what I do! The biggest reward I get is helping people to achieve dental health. Patient education is a huge part of what we do as hygienists. Our patients are what this office is all about! As a team, we strive to educate each patient individually and help them to feel comfortable in a situation where many people start out feeling uneasy. I feel that we are able to do this very well. Windsor Preventive Dental Care is a great place to work."

 

Nikki Giroux

Registered Dental Hygienist