Dental Assistants

Maureen Sergio

Dental Assistant Team Leader

Maureen (Moe) has been with Putnam Dental for 35 years! Throughout the years, Moe has witnessed the many changes and the incredible growth the practice has gone through including dental procedures and technology.

Married to her husband Mark for 33 years, the couple have two daughters Brianna and Savannah, 2 rescue dogs Charlie and Jax, and a cat named Baxter. In her spare time, she enjoys singing in the senior choir and is also a member of the Bell Choir at her church. She also loves gardening, cooking and reading.

According to Moe, “I love interacting with all the patients and team members, and making a difference in people’s lives. Surgery is my favorite when it comes to assisting with Dr. Ern.” Moe feels blessed to belong to such an amazing office for so many years.

Michelle Burns

Dental Assistant

Michelle’s forte is putting nervous patients at ease. As a dental assistant, Michelle is also trained and certified in both first aid and CPR. According to Michelle, “helping patients find their smile is the best part of my job.”

Michelle has 15 year old twins and a beagle named ‘Scout’. In her spare time, she enjoys writing inspirational quotes under the pen name ‘anonymous’, hiking and reading. Michelle truly enjoys working at Putnam Dental and would like patients to know that the entire team at Putnam Dental strives to give the best care possible and always has the patients’ best interests at heart.

Patricia Cardea

Dental Assistant

Patricia has been with Putnam Dental for 4 ½ years. She grew up in Buenos Aires where she worked as a Dental Laboratory Technician. She attended Westchester Community College, where she studied English as a Second Language as well as Pace University.

Patricia and her husband Louis have two children, daughter Nadia (6 ½ years old) and son Louis Jr. (4 years old). Patricia enjoys spending time reading to and dancing with her kids. The entire family enjoys going to concerts and spending quality time together. Patricia enjoys arts and crafts as well as listening to music.

According to Patricia, “I love working with our patients. In addition, conducting lab work enables me to be a true asset to Putnam Dental and allows me to pursue what I love to do.”

Linda Silleck-Peter

Dental Assistant

Linda has worked in the dental field for over 42 years, and has been with Putnam Dental for 25 years! She specializes in orthodontics but is highly educated in all aspects of dentistry.
According to Linda, “making my patients feel special and becoming our “extended” family is the best part of my job. They call me ‘the Mayor’ of our office because I know everyone.”

In her free time, Linda enjoys gardening and watching her flowers grow is her passion. She also travels across the United States with her drag racing family. Linda is the “crazy superstar” aunt to 7 nieces and nephews, and also to 3 cats, 3 dogs and a guinea pig named “Murray”.

Caitlin Williams

Dental Assistant

Caitlin has been with Putnam Dental Associates for 5 years. She is a certified Dental Assistant and also has an education in fashion and photography.

Caitlin has 2 rescue dogs (Mason and Max) and 7 chickens! In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, cooking and will soon be taking up rock climbing. According to Caitlin, “the best part of my job is working with my amazing co-workers.”

Dawn Zindler

Hygienist/Dental Assistant

Dawn has been with Putnam Dental Associates for over 21 years. She has a degree in Business, as well as a Cosmetology license.

Dawn and her husband Eric have three sons, Eric (16), Zach (14) and Ryan (11) and a yellow lab named Rosie. She plays soccer every week and in her spare time brings her 3 sons to hockey and soccer events.

According to Dawn, “I love getting to know my patients and helping them with their dental needs. I love getting to work with such a great team of people.”

Jennifer Moura

Dental Assistant

Jen has been with Putnam Dental for approximately 7 years. A highly skilled and trained Dental Assistant, Jen has become a personal favorite to many of our patients.

Jen is married, has 1 child in college and lives with her 2 small dogs (a Chihuahua and a Jack Russel mix). Jen has a solid reputation for her amazing culinary skills, and is considered an expert at cooking flan. She is also involved in a variety of philanthropic causes, especially anything to do with animals.

Katelyn Saglibene

Dental Assistant