Meet the Team

Alicia J. Willette

DDS

Dr. Alicia Willette grew up in Easton, MN, a rural farming community in southern Minnesota. Growing up on a farm and being part of a large family gave Dr. Willette an appreciation for community and nature. She was drawn to the Upper Valley because of the beauty, wonderful healthy lifestyle, and educational opportunities for herself and her son. Dr. Willette and her son Aidan enjoy being outside gardening, going for nature walks, playing ball and reading. Dr. Willette’s hobbies include photography, traveling, and cooking. She enjoys many of the activities the area has to offer such as running, cycling, cross country and downhill skiing, hiking, and rowing.

Dr. Willette has a passion for dentistry; she loves to learn more about specific dental techniques and design. It is always important for her to understand how and why procedures and materials function. She enjoys and believes in sharing that knowledge with her patients, peers and students. This has lead Dr. Willette to join up with Red Logan Dental Clinic where she is currently an adjunct faculty member for the Harvard Dental School.

Kate Dodge

Office Manager

Kate grew up in New Hampshire and moved to the Upper Valley in 2010 with her husband and two dogs. Kate joined our office in 2012, bringing seven years of experience as a patient coordinator from a dental office in Concord, NH.

Vanessa O’Donnell

Patient Coordinator

Vanessa grew up in Southern California and moved to New England in 2000 to start a family and raise farm animals. She has two goats, several chickens, two dogs and bees. She also raises pigs and turkeys. When not at work she enjoys brewing beer, making cheese, baking bread, gardening and hanging out with the kids and animals.

Dayna Astbury

Hygieniest

Dayna has been practicing dental hygiene for over 30 years.  She loves helping people get healthy and reach there oral health goals.  When Dayna isn’t at the office, she continues helping people in her community as an EMT.  Dayna enjoys spending time with her 5 children and is still having fun raising her youngest twin boys.  Dayna has a great sense of adventure.  In the summer she loves to play on her boat and in the winter Dayna loves to ski.  She combines her love of skiing and passion for helping others as a mountain ambassador for Killington.

Tracie Longto

Hygieniest

Tracie grew up in the Upper Valley and resides in Bradford with her husband and 3 girls.  She was the first graduating class of the VTC dental hygiene program in 2006.  Tracie has practiced dental hygiene ever since and is happy to be part of a dental team that shares her values.  During the summer months Tracie loves to be out on her family boat or relaxing on a beach.  During the winter months she loves coaching basketball and watching her children’s involvement in a multitude of sporting activities.  Keeping up with 3 girls is a full time job in itself!

Kelly Dickinson

Dental Assistant

Kelly grew up in Etna, New Hampshire. She began her dental career on Long Island where she was an orthodontic assistant. She moved back to the Upper Valley in 2004 with her daughter and son and continued her dental assisting in the area. Kelly joined our team in the spring of 2011. When she isn’t busy with dentistry you can find Kelly on the ski slopes, biking, swimming, hiking, and traveling as often as she can.

Anna Slack

Dental Assistant

Anna was born in South Carolina but did most of her growing up in the mountains of Vermont. Anna spent some time exploring the US and Europe before she met her husband, a fellow AmeriCorps volunteer, while serving in Arizona. Together they returned to Vermont to put down roots in the Upper Valley. Anna has always enjoyed helping others and appreciates being able to get to know the community as a Dental Assistant. She has great enthusiasm for learning new things so, you can often find Anna curled up with a book, trying a craft, or roaming the outdoors with her family and two silly dogs.

Valerie Miller

Dental Assistant

Val grew up in New England and her dental career began in New York in 2001. Sometime after that she and her husband moved to Nashville, TN for his career in cancer research. While there she was very fortunate to work as a Dental Assistant in a leading cosmetic dental office. Val and her family moved back to New England in 2012.  The Millers are happy to call the Upper Valley home and plan to never leave. When she’s not in the office Val can be seen buzzing around Hanover trying to keep up with her kids, Gavin and Quinn, and two dogs. If you see her buy her a coffee, she is probably sleep deprived!

Dr. Willette welcomes new patients to the practice. The new patient appointment is a great opportunity for the patient to see the office and to meet the team. Schedule your appointment today!