Meet The Staff

Clinical Staff

Jill, Registered Dental Hygienist

Jill has been a Dental Hygienist for nearly two decades and a member of the Harris & Ringler team since 2002. In that time, she has had the chance to really get to know many of the wonderful patients that come in and out of the office. To Jill, the most rewarding part of her work is earning the trust of her patients and educating them on the importance of oral health and its relationship to total-body health. She views her Harris & Ringler colleagues as family and feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to develop such tight-knit relationships with patients and staff in the compassionate, caring environment they have built together.

Jen, Registered Dental Hygienist

Jen became a Dental Hygienist in 1996 and joined Harris & Ringler two years later. Over the last 20+ years, she has been a valued member of our team, helping to educate our patients on dental health and improve countless smiles. One of the things Jen has learned through her career is that many people feel anxious about dentistry. When she is able to ease a patient’s mind through personal attention and excellent care, she feels truly fulfilled at work. Jen credits the great environment at Harris & Ringler to the dedication of her kind and skilled colleagues and the access they have to best-in-class technology.

Nancy, Registered Dental Hygienist

Nancy has been a member of the Harris & Ringler Dental family since the beginning of her Dental Hygiene career over 15 years ago. During that time, Nancy has helped countless patients improve their smiles and take charge of their dental health. For Nancy, being a Hygienist is a job that’s all about truly caring for people She feels the most rewarding part of her work is helping those with embarrassment about the condition of their teeth or fears about going to the dentist. People have all kinds of reasons for avoiding dental visits, and Nancy excels at putting her patients at ease, helping them gain confidence, and guiding them to a path of improved oral health.

Jency, RDH

Jency, Registered Dental Hygienist

Jency, RDH began her career as a Dental Hygienist in 2009. Jency holds a degree in Dental Hygiene from Cape Cod Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Westfield State College.

As a dental hygienist, Jency’s focus is on providing high-quality care to patients and educating them on how to maintain good oral health. Jency is committed to making hygiene appointments a comfortable and positive experience.

Colleen, Registered Dental Hygienist


Heather, Registered Dental Hygienist

Heather attended Cape  Cod Community College and then continued her education at Massachusetts’s pharmacy and Health Sciences college. Heather has been a hygienist for 22 years.

Her mother was a Dental Hygienist, so she followed in her footsteps. 

She started her career in a Periodontal office, where she obtained the skills to perform aggressive periodontal therapy and maintenance. Heather enjoys educating my patients on improving and maintaining their periodontal health. In addition, she makes patients feel at ease and builds confidence through trust and compassion.   

Heather, enjoys being on a team that provides a high level of care and is on the cutting edge of technology.

Heather has two children 13 years apart.  Her family enjoys boating, traveling, and watching our youngest play baseball. 


Tammy, Registered Dental Hygienist


Dental Assistants

Jen, Dental Assistant

Jen, Dental Assistant

Terri, Dental Assistant

Terri has over four decades of experience as a Dental Assistant, and she’s been part of the Harris & Ringler family for more than 35 years. She cites her amazing, dedicated coworkers and friendly returning patients as the secrets to her longevity with the practice. For Terri, spending her days in a welcoming, comfortable office with a great team makes every day interesting at Harris & Ringler.

Laurel, Dental Assistant

Administrative Staff

Hilary, Office Manager

Hillary, Office Manager

Hillary started in the dental field when she was 13 years old, working for an oral surgeon filing away charts. Her mother was the financial coordinator there. She was able to watch how her mother worked and was amazed. Before Hillary knew it, she was allowed to sit in during surgeries, and at that moment, she fell in love with dentistry.

Working her way up little by little and continued to learn so much through everyone. Hillary is still learning and still amazed at everything, especially how far technology has come. Dentistry has always been her passion, and she strives to help our patients in any way possible.

Hillary’s favorite motto is to tell patients, “I woke up today, which makes it an amazing day since I cannot be promised there, will be a tomorrow. So, I will make the best out of this day, and every day I get to have.” She believes if everyone keeps putting out positive vibes as much as possible, positive things will come back for you. Life is too short to stress about the little things. It takes more energy and muscles to frown than to smile and be happy. And we are dedicated to your comfort and your smile.

Ariela, Business Manager

Ariela Harris is an instrumental part of all four dental office stories. She has been a major part of the three practices: Brockton, Barnstable, Hyannis, and Centerville (in 2017, 2019, 2021, and 2022 respectively) with her husband, Dr. Todd Harris. In her role as business manager, Ariela puts her 25+ years of experience in management and human resources with several large companies into practice in identifying areas for the whole team to grow together, from patient coordinators to hygienists and assistants. What she loves most about both practices is the community-oriented approach and determination from the entire staff to ensure the standard of care delivered is of the highest quality.


Ariela and Dr. Harris have one daughter, Effie, and they live in Barnstable, where Effie attends The Riverview School. Ariela and Dr. Harris are huge supporters of this important place where students are given the tools to thrive. In her free time, Ariela likes to kick back with the family at home, cook, and garden. Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Ariela loves to visit Canada as much as she can with her husband and daughter.


 Navi, Business Assistant
 Navi has been in the dental field since 2020. She enjoys engaging with the patients here at Harris & Ringler Dental. When Navi is not working she enjoys; traveling and venturing into new places.  


Alexa, Operations Manager

Alexa has been in the dental field since 2010. Her passion in the field had her pursue a marketing degree at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth.

When Alexa is not working she loves to run, cook with her three children and watch her children play sports.