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Megan – EFDA

At Dr. Rita Tempel’s office, I hold the position of Office Manager and Expanded Function Dental Assistant. I have worked with Dr. Tempel since becoming licensed in 2005. My husband Marc and I have two energetic boys. I personally love spending time with my family and watching my children play baseball, football and basketball. I have enjoyed working in this field and seeing how dentistry can change a patient’s life forever by just smiling with confidence.


Barbara – Hygienest

I began practicing as a dental hygienist and assistant while serving our country in the USAF then continued assisting in the private sector.  In 2007 I graduated from college after completing the Dental Hygiene program which allowed me to practice outside of the military. I also completed an additional program in placing restorations. I enjoy utilizing my EFDA license, which allows me to do fillings, and my local anesthesia permit, which additionally allows me to provide comfortable dental treatment for our patients.  I began working with Dr. Tempel after graduation, and after moving to Maine for about 4 years, I returned to continue working with Dr. Tempel because it is a rare thing to find such a comprehensive, detail oriented, and compassionate dentist and I was eager to come back to that type of atmosphere. When not working, I enjoy traveling, hiking and spending time with my super snuggly miniature Dachshund, Ramsey! I know that visiting the dentist office is not everyone’s favorite, but I aim to provide quality care in a comfortable, caring, and relaxing manner.


Kandice – Dental Assistant

I am a full time Expanded Function Dental Assistant who graduated from the Dental Assistant Program at YTI in November 2014 and from the EFDA Program in November 2017. I started my career with Dr. Tempel in October 2014, where I strive to provide the best dental care to each and every patient. I have a passion for beautiful, high quality dentistry that is found at the hands of Dr. Tempel and our team. I love seeing the smiles on patient’s faces when they are finished with their dental treatment.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling to new places and spending time with my family and friends. Being able to make people laugh and smile is my top priority!


Denise – Hygienist

I am a part-time dental hygienist and started with Dr. Tempel in Feb.2018. I am delighted to help with patient care, bringing with me 35 years of clinical hygiene experience. I enjoy meeting new people and building relationships while striving to deliver excellent and compassionate care. In my free time, I enjoy participating in the music ministry at my church, reading and exercising.

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