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Hygienists and Dental Assistants

Lori, Registered Dental Hygienist

Hyg Lori outside“My favorite part of working at Rauch Dental Associates is how all the members of our team make our patients comfortable and at ease.”

Lori graduated from Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport and has been a member of our hygiene team for over 27 years. She enjoys working with all of her patients and educating them on habits of good dental health. Lori and her family enjoy spending time at the beach and in the water.

Sue, Registered Dental Hygienist

“I began as a patient and then became a part of the ‘Rauch team.’ I believe a healthy mouth is important for one’s overall wellbeing.”

Sue Graduated from the Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport and has been with our office since 1993. She and her husband have three children, two grandsons, and two dogs. Sue enjoys gardening, exercising, baking, and watching the Yankees and the New England Patriots. She is dedicated to her patients and their overall health and dental education.

Chris, Registered Dental Hygienist

“I feel so lucky to have spent the majority of my career with Rauch Dental Associates. The warmth and closeness of our staff spills over to our relationships with our patients.”

Chris graduated from Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport and has been with our office since 1992. She enjoys spending time getting to know her patients and making sure each appointment is as comfortable and as enjoyable as it can be. She and her husband have three children, two Labrador retrievers, and a parrot. She enjoys gardening, raising chickens, hiking with her daughter and husband, and is an avid Disney enthusiast.

Alicia, Registered Dental Hygienist

“I feel blessed to work beside so many amazing people. I truly adore my patients with all my heart and look forward to treating each and every one.”

Alicia graduated from Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport and has been a dental hygienist with our office since 1999. She sees her co-workers as her second family and feels blessed to work in such an amazing, positive environment. Alicia has lived in Milford for 21 years along with her husband and three children. In her free time she loves attending her children’s sporting events, spending time with family and friends, volunteering at St. Mary School and visiting Disney World as much as she can.

Mary Claire, Registered Dental Hygienist

“Working at Dr. Rauch’s office is like working with family. I feel we all take pride in our ‘homey’ atmosphere.”

Mary Claire earned her degree at the Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport, where she was a clinical instructor and dental radiology instructor before joining our office in 1995. Mary Claire is an active member of the New Haven Dental Hygienists’ Association and has served as its President and Continuing Education Coordinator. She also enjoys presenting Oral Health presentations to local nursery schools. Outside of the office, her hobbies include gardening and raising chickens with her husband Mark and their three children.

Diane Shackett, Dental Assistant

“What I love about working at Dr. Rauch’s Office is the camaraderie between our patients and our staff.”

Diane has been with our practice since 1994 and has enjoyed meeting and working with so many wonderful patients. Diane enjoys spending her free time with her family, which includes her husband, two sons, daughter-in-law, new granddaughter, and two dogs.

Diane Suech, Dental Assistant

“The bonds I’ve made at work make everyday enjoyable.”

Diane has been a chairside assistant at our practice for over 22 years. She enjoys helping our doctors and seeing patients transform their teeth into beautiful and healthy smiles. Diane has a wonderful husband and three beautiful daughters. She enjoys spending her spare time with her grandchildren and her pet dogs.

Front Desk Team

Paulette, Office Manager

Paulette has enjoyed being a part of our dental family for over 29 years. She has held many positions at the desk, and manages the daily happenings, insurance claims, billing, scheduling and & the staff. She has three amazing children and a wonderful husband. Paulette enjoys time with her family and loves to visit Disney World whenever possible.

Terri , Appointment Coordinator

Terri is delighted have been a part of the Rauch Dental family for over 20 years. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, and she is proud to work alongside colleagues who care about our patients and providing outstanding dental care.

Diana Rauch, Financial Administrator

Mrs. Diana Rauch founded the dental office at 91 Cherry Street with her husband, Dr. Robert S. Rauch, over 35 years ago. She has performed every role, from secretary to financial manager to dental assistant. Diana is beyond proud to have her son, Dr. Mike Rauch, continuing the legacy she and his father began.

Lorraine, Appointment Coordinator

Lorraine has been a member of our team for the past 25 years. She and her husband of 51 years have their three (now adult) children and nine grandchildren. It has been a joy for Lorraine to watch the staff grow together over the years and she is continually excited about new technology in the office.

KILEE, Appointment Coordinator

Kilee has been working for our office for over 11 years. She has a degree in nutrition and looks forward earning a business degree. Kilee enjoys spending time with her new husband and her family and, like her mother Paulette, looks forward to their annual trips to Disney World.