Meet Dr. Cronin's Leominster Dental Staff
Dr. Minna Kim
We are very excited to welcome Dr. Minna Kim to our staff in June of 2017. Dr Kim has 14 years of experience as a cosmetic, implant restorative and family dentist. With her experience in all phases of dentistry, including Invisalign and Oral Surgery, she is destined to make our service to you even more comprehensive than it was previously. After interviewing multiple candidates over the past year, it was clear to our entire staff that Dr. Kim would be a seamless fit in to our office.
After receiving her BSc in Biology from Cornell University in 1996, Dr. Kim taught Algebra and Science while coaching tennis and lacrosse at Morristown Beard School in New Jersey for three years. She then enrolled in to Tufts University of Dental Medicine where she was honored as a High Clinical Recipient and received the American Association of Women Dentists Colgate-Palmolive Research Award. Dr. Kim went on to do a dental residency In New York before practicing in Newton, Marlboro, and Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Kim shares our philosophy that dentistry should not be a constant sales pitch, but instead that each patient’s treatment should be designed specifically for their individual wants and needs. She is a superior clinician who will be able to give you each a treatment plan designed specifically for you.
Dr. Kim lives in Sudbury with her husband and three children. She is an avid athlete who enjoys triathlons, hiking, mountain biking, and all things outdoors.
Carolyn Baker is the full-time Administrative Assistant. Carolyn is a graduate of St. Bernard's High School and Montachusett Technichal where she received her degree in Dental Assisting. Carolyn came to Dr. Cronin's office in 1992 where she worked with Dr. Joseph Cronin as his part time assistant and part time at the front desk. In 1995 Carolyn became the full time Administrative Assistant. Having assisted chairside for years, Carolyn has an excellent knowledge of the field and therefore can assist you greatly with many of your questions when you call. Carolyn has two grown children, and enjoys her time walking, hiking and relaxing along the Maine coast.
Candi Cousins is a Registered Dental Hygienist. Candi graduated from Leominster High School and then went on to earn her RDH, Associate Degree in Science at Quinsigamond Community College. She began working for Dr. Joseph Cronin in 1989, and then returned to work on a part time basis with Dr. Michael Cronin in 2002. Candi is gregarious, always smiling, and compassionate, as well as a great hygienist. Candi and her husband Andy have two grown daughters. They enjoy their time with their granddaughter, their many pets and the solitude of the Maine coast.
We are very pleased to have Keri back in the office. Keri is a graduate of St. Bernard's High School who received her RDH degree from University of New England In Biddeford for dental hygiene. Keri and Dr. Cronin met over twenty years ago when they worked at another office together and he realized that when he was busy enough she would be his first hygienist hire. Fighting a herniated disc she retired from the field last year, but is now ready to return on a part time baisis. Keri is terrific with patients and will always have your concerns at heart. Keri and her husband Chris have two children in college and high school and have enjoyed watching their athletic endeavors over the years.
Annie is a Registered Dental Hygienist who joined our staff in May of 2014. Annie is a 2009 graduate of Rockport High School, and received her RDH degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 2011. Annie and Dr. Cronin met in 2012 and he was very impressed with her personality and energy at that time. When a full time job opened a full year later, he called Annie out of the blue to see if she may be interested in a position in our office and Annie accepted. Annie is a personable, mature young woman who has been a wonderful fit in our office. Annie and her husband Matt enjoy the outdoors, cooking and their young son Lance.
We welcomed Jessica Pagan, a Registered Dental Hygienist to our dental family in the fall of 2015. Jessica was born and raised in Worcester. Following high school, Jessica moved to California where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies from California State University of Fullerton in 2003. After toiling in this field for years, she decided to go back to school at Lincoln College of New England where she received her RDH in 2011. She worked at South Windsor Smiles in Connecticut for 4 years before relocating back to Worcester with her husband and two young children. Jessica is vivacious and energetic and a wonderful fit for our office
Marianne DiPaoli is a Registered Dental Hygienist who joined our staff in the fall of 2015. Marianne was raised in Leominster and is a 1998 graduate of St. Bernard's High School. If Marianne looks familiar to you, it may be because she had been the Lead Pharmacy Technician at the CVS on Nelson Street here in Leominster from 1999-2013. Looking for a new career, Marianne enrolled at Mount Wachusett College and received her RDH degree in May of 2015. Marianne is a friendly, mature young woman that is a wonderful addition to our staff. Marianne and her husband Matt enjoy spending time with their daughter and son and still live locally.
Trinh Trieu works full-time mainly as a Dental Assistant but also is proficient at the front desk and with instrument sterilization. Trinh was born in Vietnam and moved to the United States in 1987. With a limited English background, Trinh worked hard to eventually graduate from Montachusett Technical in 1993 with a degree in Dental Assisting. Her high school instructor says that she was the best student that she ever had. Trinh has been with Dr. Cronin since 1995. She is an exceptional worker, and puts up daily with Dr. Cronin's constant teasing. Her clinical skills are exemplary. Trinh and her husband Khuong have two beautiful daughters.
We are very pleased tthat Jaimee joined our staff in 2014 as a Certified Dental Assistant. Jaimee does it all in our office working the front desk, sterilization, as well as assisting Dr, Cronin in the operatory. Friendly, caring and a very hard worker, Jaimee immediately impressed us in the interview and we knew we had the young lady we wanted on our team. Jaimee is a graduate of the New England Dental School. She has previously worked at Dixon/Wilson Orthodontics in Greenfield, MA and Keene NH, and at First Advantage Dental in Amherst, MA. Jaimee and her husband Brian enjoy spending time with her sons Carson and Vincent.
Erika is a Registered Dental Hygienist that began working in our office as a temp while Annie was on maternity leave. She was such a great fit here that we decided to offer her a position to stay on one day a week. Erika graduated from Burligton High School and is the proud mom of two greeat kids. She bravely decided to go back to school while her children were young and in 2015 completed her RDH degree at Mount Wachusett Community College. Erika is a caring, fun young lady who we were lucky to find .
Karen is a Registered Dental Hygienist that also began working in our office as a temp when Marianne was on maternity leave. Once again we saw what a great fit she would be for our staff and we offered her a day a week. Karen is a graduate of St. Bernard's High School. Following high school, Karen worked in Lancaster as a dental assistant while she raised her family. Karen then entered hygiene school and graduated with Marianne and Erika with her RDH degree from Mount Wachusett Community College in 2015. Karen is very sensitive to patients' needs. She is an accomplished musician who plays with the Nashoba Symphony.