Dental Staff

All the staff at Yanik Dental are highly skilled, expertly trained, and well experienced to help you with any concerns and ensure a "Friendly & Caring" dental visit.

Thomas J. Yanik, DDS
General Dentist in Windsor Locks, CT
Yanik Dental

Born and raised in Connecticut, Dr. Yanik always aspired to a career in the health field. He completed his undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech and Iowa State University earning a BS degree before graduating from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1984. After graduation, he immediately entered a General Practice Residency in dentistry at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts where he worked directly with dental specialists, became proficient in emergency and well dental care, and did rotations in hospital and surgical center operating rooms. Since then Dr. Yanik has been practicing comprehensive general dentistry in Windsor Locks for over 25 years.

Dr. Yanik keeps his clinical skills current through a variety of continuing education courses offered by the American Dental Association, Connecticut Dental Association, Hartford Dental Society, Clinical Research Associates and Yankee Dental Congress.

His charitable endeavors include supporting Windsor Locks High School students, local Lions and Rotary Club charities; and volunteering at church mission projects and the CT Mission of Mercy dental clinic. Aside from spending time with his wife, 3 sons, and grandchildren; Dr. Yanik enjoys music, travel, birdwatching, and New York Giants football.

Julie - Appointment Coordinator

With over 22 years of dental office experience, Julie is a welcomed addition to our staff.

She received her BS degree from Southern Connecticut State University, and maintains a certification in dental assisting with regular continuing education. Julie is a willing helper when you phone and a friendly greeter when you visit.

Julie lives in Windsor and enjoys hiking outdoors, relaxing at the beach, and spending time with her family. 

Denise – Insurance & Finance Specialist

Denise has 25 years of dental office experience … the past 10 years she has concentrated on dental insurance and financing. She is ready and willing to help you solve any insurance or financial concern that arises. You will instantly appreciate Denise’s warm smile and friendly personality.

Denise lives in Enfield with her husband. She is thrilled that her son and daughter live close by. Denise enjoys reading, cooking and yoga.

Suzanne - Dental Hygienist

Suzanne has been a dental hygienist with Dr. Yanik since he first started practicing in Windsor Locks. She received her RDH degree in 1978 from Springfield Community College in Springfield, Massachusetts. Having worked as a dental assistant while in high school, Suzanne has nearly 40 years of experience in the dental profession!

Her close rapport with our patients is the most rewarding part of her work. With treating 4 generations of families throughout the years, Suzanne enjoys sharing in their lives and contributing to their well-being.

Suzanne lives with her husband in Massachusetts. Her relationship with her two sons and daughters-in-law is particularly important in her life, and she loves being a grandmother. Suzanne also loves to cook and entertain, and enjoys gardening, reading and target shooting.

Kathy – Dental Hygienist

Kathy has been a dental hygienist in our office for over 20 years. She graduated in 1982 from Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. With more than 30 years experience working in the dental field, Kathy is committed to continual education and learning so she can provide the highest quality dental care. Kathy feels the best part of her job is the close relationships she has achieved with her patients.

Kathy has volunteered multiple years for the Connecticut Mission of Mercy (CTMOM) program and is looking forward to future events. She lives in Enfield with her husband and two children. When not spending time with her children, Kathy enjoys taking dance classes, exercising, photography, jet skiing, reading and scrapbooking. 

Kelly – Dental Hygienist

After extensive experience with different forms of periodontal and teeth whitening therapy, Kelly brought those skills and wisdom to our office in 2004. She is a 1993 RDH degree recipient from Springfield Technical Community College.

Kelly is a dental journal junkie – she is intrigued and motivated by knowing the latest dentistry has to offer. Furthermore, she continually takes courses to put her learning into practical use. Kelly is a member of the Connecticut D.I.R.T. (Disaster Identification Response Team) and is well educated in dental forensics. All this dental knowledge, enthusiasm and technical skills she brings to her patients at each visit.

Raised in Enfield, Kelly still resides there with her husband and two children. She volunteers at her daughter’s school and co-leads her Girl Scout troop. Kelly enjoys reading and photography but, most of all, loves spending time with her family watching movies and traveling.

Lisa – Dental Hygienist

Having grown up in Windsor Locks, Lisa is excited to see familiar friends as well as meet new ones here at Yanik Dental. Lisa received her RDH degree from Tunxis Community College in Farmington, Connecticut and brings 30+ years of experience in dental hygiene to you. She has extensive pediatric dentistry experience. Lisa supplements her vast experience with regular continuing education classes to keep her skills updated. Lisa's knowledge and experience as well as her amiable personality make her a valuable part of our team.

Lisa resides in Granby with her husband. She loves travel, beer tasting, Boston Bruins hockey and time spent with her family in Colorado. 

Betty – Dental Assistant

We are proud to have Betty as our dental assistant for over 10 years now. She received her Certified Dental Assistant degree from A. I. Prince Technical School in Hartford, Connecticut in 1983. Before joining us, Betty worked as a dental assistant in private practice as well as in hospital emergency and operating rooms. She has additional training in Advanced Life Support, radiology, sterilization and infection control. Her knowledge, experience and training are a valuable asset for our patients.

In addition to regular continuing education, Betty has volunteered multiple years to assist at the Connecticut Mission of Mercy (a two day program of free dental care) and to help train dental assisting and pre-dental students. Betty resides in Somers, Connecticut with her husband. She enjoys gardening, ocean cruising, and visiting with her children and grandchildren.


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