At DeJesus Dental Group, we have carefully selected a highly trained team of dental care professionals at both our Bridgeport/Trumbull Line and Stratford offices. Our team loves what they do, and not only will they help you receive fast, accurate dental care, but they will also help you feel relaxed and welcome.
Maria, the dental office manager, has helped DeJesus Dental Group provide friendly dental care for 20 years. She talks about the close team at DeJesus Dental Group, and how the practice is a family-like environment. The practice is also expanding to include another location and a dental assisting school.
Maria has been with DeJesus Dental Group since its inception over 21 years ago. She started out as a lead assistant and became the office manager more than 17 years ago. Maria oversees all aspects of the offices including patient services, staff and practice growth. Maria prides herself in building lasting relationships and looks forward to helping all of our wonderful patients obtain the smiles they deserve! It’s clear when you meet Maria, that she loves her position at the office and is very proud of such an awesome team. When not at work Maria enjoys cooking and long walks on the beach with her husband and children!
- Betsy Tavera Torres
Registered Dental Hygienist, BS
Betsy was raised in the Dominica Republic; she graduated from Fones School of Dental Hygiene in 2016. The first school of Dental Hygiene! She has a Rhodesian Ridgeback dog named Tyson. She loves to take him to Lake Mohegan and go hiking with him. She also loves being part of this amazing team and helping patients in their healthy smile transformation and changing their lives.
Registered Dental Hygienist, BS
Samantha is one of our talented dental hygienists who works hard through every patient appointment to ensure that you are comfortable, happy, and healthier than when you stepped into our office! She earned her degree from Fones School of Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport. Samantha loves educating our patients and being a part of our practice, which feels like family! When she is away from the office, Samantha enjoys being outside and having fun with her kids.
- Tifany Portela
Registered Dental Hygienist, BS
Tifany is a graduate from the Fones School of Dental Hygiene with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She began her journey at DeJesus Dental Group prior to entering hygiene school and that helped confirm to her that dental hygiene was what she wanted to do. She loves to help maintain beautiful smiles! When she is not treating patients she enjoys the outdoors and she loves to cook!
I am a dental assistant here. I've been assisting for a little over twelve years. I interact a lot with the patients. We do patient education, so we're here to answer of their questions. They do confide a lot in us before they even see their doctor, so we're trying to get them comfortable and happy before they even get to him. I really enjoy what I do. I get to take care of people. Sometimes they come in here pretty down, they don't want to smile, and they're not happy with it. I get to be a part of changing their lives, of making them healthy. That's pretty cool. They're very knowledgeable in what they do, they're not just trying to make that extra dollar, they really do care about their patients. That's huge in this practice. They care about the patient, they want the patient to know what's going on, and they're going to do the best thing that they can for that patient. Come. Come to the practice. Meet the doctor for yourself, that's how you'll know you'll connect with that doctor, and you'll feel the confidence and you'll be comfortable.
Joami has been a member of our staff since 2006. She is our head dental assistant and does an excellent job of leading our staff so that you have excellent dental care at each appointment. Joami loves that she has a part in making you healthier. Her caring attitude is definitely a benefit for our patients as is her fluency in Spanish.
When she is not here at the office, Joami is enjoying time with her husband and two beautiful daughters. She is also involved with her church.
Susan has been a dental assistant since 1992. Before that, she worked at the front desk.
She loves working with patients and enjoys seeing their excitement when they have a new smile.
Susan is married and has two boys. She enjoys being with them, and she is also active with her church.
Lucy has been a part of our DeJesus Dental Group staff since 1996. As our financial assistant, she helps to be sure you understand all of your financial options so that you can get the care you need. Lucy loves being able to help patients figure out their finances and get their health back on track. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and grandchildren. Lucy is fluent in Portuguese.
When you call our office to schedule your first appointment, you might speak with Vilma. She has been scheduling patients for DeJesus Dental Group since 2005. She loves interacting with patients and watching the transformation of their smiles and how that transformation changes their lives.
Vilma loves to spend her free time with her three children as well as learning new languages. She is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese.
Thiara has been working at DeJesus Dental Group since 2014. As the person who brings in new patients, Thiara loves that she can tell our future patients that we truly care about their health and well-being. Every patient is treated with love and care from every staff member, and that’s exciting news to share! When she is not busy working for DeJesus Dental Group, Thiara enjoys spending time with her family. Thiara is fluent in Portuguese.
You might find Bianca working at either of our DeJesus Dental Group offices. She has been a member of our staff since January 2015. When you visit us, Bianca will be there to help you understand more about your dental insurance benefits. She wants to make it as easy as possible for you by verifying your insurance and submitting your claims. Bianca loves being able to help patients by bringing them in for an appointment as soon as possible, especially when they are in pain!
Bianca is fluent in Spanish, which is a huge help for our Spanish-speaking patients. When she is away from the office, Bianca enjoys spending time with her family.
Brittine has been welcoming patients to our office since 2015. She enjoys working closely with our patients to accommodate their schedules so that they can get the care they need in the most efficient way. She especially likes being able to witness patients gain confidence while extending her own awareness about dental hygiene and treatment. Brittine loves being part of a staff that is dedicated and passionate about helping patients smile and improving their oral health.
When she is away from our office, Brittine enjoys spending time with her two children. They enjoy taking walks to the park and being around extended family. Brittine also enjoys traveling and trying new adventures.
A dental office isn’t much without a friendly face when you walk in the door or a friendly voice answering the phone when you call. For DeJesus Dental Group, that person is Brittany. She works very closely with the patients, and she loves setting up your future appointments.
In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going out to eat, and reading.