Dr. Norige’s team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our goal as staff here is to ensure a pleasant and comfortable experience during your visit to our office, whether for a traditional cleaning or a major procedure.
Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible. We like to think of our patients more as family, and we enjoy participating in community events as a team.
Heather – Office Manager
Hi, my name is Heather and I manage the comings and goings of our practice. I have been working with Dr. Norige since May 2008. This is my first job in the dental field, and I absolutely love it. Being able to talk to patients is very enjoyable for me, as is learning new things about dental procedures and going to seminars. I have participated in the CT Mission of Mercy Dental clinic annually since 2009 and am now a lead for patient registration. I live in Columbia with my husband and our two furkids, Meika and Haley. When I’m not working, I enjoy cooking, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to speaking to you, whether to set up an appointment, help with insurance question, or figure out finances to achieve your perfect smile!
Nikki – Scheduling coordinator
Hi my name is Nikki and I started working at South Windsor Smiles in the spring of 2015 at the front desk. My previous dental experience is in assisting and I graduated from Porter and Chester’s Dental Assistant program. When I am not at the office, I enjoy working out, spending time with friends and family, and with my puppy Nala. I look forward to helping you schedule an appointment with our office!
Deb – Dental Hygienist
Hello, I’m Deb one of the dental hygienists here at South Windsor Smiles. I have been happily working with Dr. Norige since 2008 & help lead our hygiene team. As a 2003 graduate of Springfield Technical Community College, I have many years of experience in the dental field. I also enjoyed working as a dental assistant for a few years before going to hygiene school. Yearly, I look forward to all the community events we participate in including CT Mission of Mercy, South Windsor’s Strawberry Fest, along with numerous fundraising activities. Community theater & dancing are two of my other passions, but I most enjoy spending time at home with my husband, 2 boys & 2 silly rescue dogs. I hope I have the pleasure of meeting you soon to help you to attain the smile, oral & overall health you’ve always desired.
Wendy – Dental Hygienist
Hi, my name is Wendy and I am one of the dental hygienists at South Windsor Smiles. I am a graduate of the University of Bridgeport Fones School of Dental Hygiene. I’ve worked here with Dr. Norige since 2010 on a part-time basis. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family. I live in Simsbury with my husband and two children, Sophia and Travis. I look forward to meeting you at your next visit with us!
Karen – Dental Assistant
My name is Karen and I am one of the Dental Assistants in our office. I am a graduate of Porter and Chester’s Certified Dental Assistant program and have been working at South Windsor Smiles since Feb 2013. I have one son, three daughters and four grandchildren. I reside in Broad Brook with my husband Jerry and two of our youngest daughters. In my spare time I enjoy traveling in our motorhome, bicycling, gardening, going to the beach and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to meeting you and helping you feel comfortable during your dental visit!
Hello, my name is Kate and I am a registered dental hygienist. I am a graduate of Tunxis Community College, and Dr. Norige’s was my first office I practiced in after graduating in 2010. Since then I have been privileged to be a part of this great team! I live in Old Saybrook with my husband Dan, son Nicholas and our two labradors. In my free time I like to exercise and read. I’m looking forward to providing the best care and life long healthy smile to our patients at South Windsor Smiles!