Meet the Elm Street Staff
Alyssa | Practice Manager
Alyssa began her career at Welnak Dental as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2010. In 2014, she began working at the front desk and learning about insurance and administration. She holds certifications in Dental Radiology, Infection Control, Coronal Polishing, Pit and Fissure Sealants, In Office Whitening and Temporary Crown and Bridge Fabrication. She is also CPR certified.
She became the Practice Manager in 2017. She is continuing her education and working toward a Bachelors in Business Management. She enjoys meeting patients and ensuring that they have an enjoyable experience.
Greeting you at the front desk
Shirley | Practice Administrator
Shirley joined the Welnak Dental team in August of 2017. She has worked with Dr. Griesbach since 2006. She enjoys patient contact and helping with all aspects of the front desk from greeting patients to helping with insurance questions. In her free time, Shirley teaches piano, and enjoys family activities with her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Stephanie | Receptionist
Stephanie has been working in customer service for 20 years and is excited to now be working in the dental field. She aspires to make every patient feel at home when they walk through the door. She loves being a part of putting a smile on someone’s face. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, kayaking, and being with her friends and family.
Marlene joined the Welnak Dental team in 2018. She graduated in 2009 from New Hampshire Technical Institute with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is certified in CPR, Dental Sealants, Dental Radiographs, Professional Fluoride Treatments and is currently attending school for her certification in Local Anesthesia. Marlene has worked in General Dentistry and in Pediatric Dentistry. When Marlene is not in the office with patients she enjoys kayaking, baking and decorating cakes.
DeeDee has recently joined the Welnak Dental team as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She grew up in the Keene area and received her Associate’s in Dental Hygiene in 1986. DeeDee has worked many years for Dr. Peter Griesbach. She enjoys working with patients of all ages helping them achieve optimum oral health through treatment and education. She is delighted to be a team member at Welnak Dental.
Originally from Connecticut and a 1983 graduate from Tunxis Community College, Tara has lived and worked in Keene as a Dental Hygienist for 29 years. She has worked the past 20 years for Dr. Peter Griesbach. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and an active volunteer for Cheshire Smiles since 1996. Tara enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, camping, canoeing, and kayaking with her husband, Curt. Together they have four children and one grandson.
Linda , CDA
Linda is delighted to be a team member of Welnak Dental as of August 2017. Her Dental career began in Massachusetts many years ago. Upon relocating to New Hampshire in 1989 she began working with Dr. Peter Griesbach. Linda is a Certified Dental Assistant with additional certifications in Sealants, Temporary Crown and Bridge Fabrication, and CPR. She enjoys working with the patients and providing a comfortable and safe environment for them.
Wendy, Dental Assistant
Wendy graduated from Career Academy of Dental Assisting in Boston and has worked in the Dental Field for 40 years. She has worked in an all aspects of Dentistry including Pediatrics, Endodontics and General Dentistry. She worked for Dr. Peter Griesbach for 9 years before joining the Welnak Dental team in 2017. She lives in Sullivan with her husband. In her spare time she raises and shows beef cattle with her daughter and granddaughters.