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.

Lacie, Front Desk Receptionist

Lacie is the newest member of the front desk team at Welnak Dental on Elm Street. She has a Business Management degree from Keene State College. Lacie has also worked in the dental field for over 7 years.

In her free time, Lacie enjoys spending time with friends and family. Her hobbies include reading, working on crafts, home improvement projects, gardening, and going to concerts.

Sam, Front Desk Receptionist

After graduating from NHTI’s Dental Assisting program in 2018, Sam began her career in the dental field. She is trained as an Orthodontic Assistant, as well as a Treatment Coordinator. She loves learning new things and becoming more knowledgeable in the field. In her spare time she loves to research new recipes to try on Pinterest. As well as going to Cape Cod and Rhode Island with family during the summer seasons.

DeeDee, RDH

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.

Lori, RDH

Lori earned her dental hygiene degree in 2009 at Mount Wachusett Community College. She also holds a BS in Psychology from Fitchburg State University. This is helpful when it comes to treating patients with dental anxiety. She started her dental career in Massachusetts but has been working in the Keene area since 2015. She fell in love with the area an made the move to New Hampshire with her husband and three children. She loves taking the time to get to know her patients so she can help them personalize their home care routines to keep their teeth healthy and smiling!  As a registered dental hygienist Lori is certified in CPR and licensed to treat healthy patients as well as those with periodontal disease, take x-rays, give local anesthesia, screen for oral cancer, apply sealants and fluoride treatments as well as professional whitening. 

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.


Michelle, Dental Assistant

Michelle started working with Welnak Dental as a per diem Assistant in 2017. In August of 2018 she accepted a permanent position and was excited to became a part of the Welnak team! She has been a Dental Assistant since 2001 and received her certification in Radiology from Boston University in 2002. She has attended NHTI for more Certifications including Preliminary Inspection of the Oral Cavity, Infection Control, Crown and Bridge Fabrication and CPR Certification.

Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband Ben, her 3 kids and her dogs and pet chickens.