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Sylvia – Office Administrator

Hi! My name is Sylvia, and I am the Office Administrator.  I am usually the first person you will meet when you come into the office, and most likely the person to whom you will speak on the phone when calling to make an appointment. I have been in the Dental field for over 5 years and I will do my very best to help you feel comfortable as soon as you step into the office for your visit with us!

I love spending time with my family and friends. I currently have one grandson, Gavin; three dogs… Murphy, a black lab; Lovie, an adorable rescue; and Abbigail, a 5-lb Yorkie who rules our house.

I look forward to meeting you and to help make your visit to our office an enjoyable experience.


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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