Our Team

Our Team

Mona Jipson 

Hygiene Coordinator

I have been at the practice for almost 20 years and have my Radiology license.

I have two wonderful children, one granddaughter who is so much fun, and another one on the way. I have been married to Kevin for 12 years. In our spare time, we love to go four-wheeling and enjoy time on the lake.

Jannifer Marin 


I graduated from the University College of Bangor in 2000 with an associate degree in Science in Dental Hygiene. I have worked in general dentistry as well as pediatric dentistry for 23 years. I am a Registered Dental Hygienist in Maine and New Hampshire.

I am married to my best friend with 3 beautiful daughters and 1 granddaughter. I enjoy spending time with my family and pets. I am passionate about food and therefore love gardening and cooking, and sharing good food with loved ones.

Tammy Elsenheimer

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

I graduated from Northwestern Michigan College in 1988 with an Associate of Science Degree and am a licensed Dental Radiographer in the state of Maine. I have been a Certified Dental Asst. for 35 years, an Expanded function Dental Asst. for 13 years in Michigan, and 14 years here in Maine.

I have been married to my husband, Tim, for 34 years. We have three grown boys, a daughter-in-law, and one granddaughter. We have two dogs, one cat, and nine horses. I enjoy spending time with my family and riding my horses.

Keri Cooper

Clinical Office Coordinator

Certified Dental Assistant, Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary

  • 1-year dental assisting program UMA.  Student of the Year recognition
  • State of Maine Radiology License
  • 1-year EFDA training at York County Community College. 1st licensed EFDA in the state.  EFDA instructor 2009-2012 at YCCC
  • Level 1-5 CEREC training at The Spear Education Center
  • CEREC Trainer 2012-present

In her spare time, Keri enjoys hiking, her time at the gym, and boating. She also used to barrel race!

Christine Danforth 

Practice Manager

Christine got her dental assisting degree in 1994. For several years, she assisted in general dentistry before moving onto the front desk and office management.

15 years of experience.

CDA License – 1994

Christine has been married for 28 years. She has three rescue dogs and one cat. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, swimming, and visiting local food trucks.

Alyssa Boyd

Dental Hygenist

I went to UMA Bangor and received my associate’s degree in dental hygiene in May 2023. I am currently pursuing my bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and will be graduating in May 2024.

2023 Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health Award

2023 Dental Hygiene Academic Student of the Year Award

Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Award

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family at my camp on Branch Lake in Ellsworth. I like to go fishing, water skiing, and jet skiing. I have 2 dogs, a yellow lab named Skittle and a dachshund named Sprite; they are the best of friends!

Carlos Cartaya 

Certified Dental Assistant

Graduated Central Florida Institute w/ expanded functions & Radiology wo/ C.D.A.

Twenty-three years of experience.

Carlos enjoys fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, riding ATVs and hiking. 

Allie Jeffrey 


Bachelor’s Degree in Economics

6 years of health care experience.

Allie enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Jeffrey, and their two-year-old son, Walter.