Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Meet Connie

Connie Whitten

Office Manager

I have overseen all aspects of the practice and helped to make each day run smoothly and efficiently for the past 20 years. Whether I’m scheduling the doctors and hygienists, or helping patients with their dental appointments and insurance questions, I know I’m helping patients receive the care they deserve. Doctors Karelitz, King and Carroll are wonderful to work for because of their commitment to their staff and patients. They treat us as a team working together for the health and well-being of our patients.

Meet Crystal

Crystal Merkey

Administrative Assistant

My role at the front desk includes answering phones, helping patients, verifying insurance, scheduling appointments, and aiding the team in any way I can. I hold a bachelor’s degree in business management, and my administrative and custumer service based background helps me work with our office team to provide assistance and support to our patients. We treat each other and our patients like family here. I am very grateful to be a member of this team.

Meet Eileen

Eileen Hoye

Dental Hygienist

I have been proud to be a part of this team for the past 25 years. In that time, I’ve worked with a wide variety of people, getting to know them on a one-on-one basis, and improving their dental health and improving their attitude about it. Doctors Karelitz, King, and Carroll have always worked well together themselves, and it sets the tone for the rest of us. They have respect for each other’s opinions and I’ve always felt that my job and input have always been respected.  The rest of the team works well together; we are all different, but it works. A sense of humor always helps, too!

Meet Sue

Suzan Denn

Dental Hygienist

As a dental hygienist, I love having the privilege to meet a wide variety of people each and every day. I look forward to facing new and unique challenges – I am never bored! Having worked at this office for over 21 years, it is great to consistently see the mutual respect and confidence that doctors Karelitz, King, and Carroll show each other and their staff. This is an amazing team to work with and we love to bring out your smile!

Meet Judy

Judy Croteau

Dental Assistant

I have been working with doctor Karelitz for 23 years, and I can honestly say that I love working at this practice. Everyone is very professional, pleasant, and easy to work with. We have such a great office environment, and our patients always feel at-ease during their appointments. My favorite thing about working in dentistry is getting to know our patients, and helping people feel better about themselves because their smile is healthy and beautiful.

Meet Dianna

Diana Minutelli

Dental Assistant

As a dental assistant, it is my job to help our doctors with each procedure and to make sure that our patients feel comfortable during every appointment. I love the atmosphere set in the office. We have worked as a team for many years. Everyone has their jobs, but we all step up when we need to help each other. There is a tone of humor and caring from the front desk to the operatories, without compromising the integrity of the work being done. The doctors set that tone first and it carries throughout the rest of the office.


Staci Welch

Dental Hygienist

Staci is a Registered Dental Hygenist who graduated from University of New England with a B.S.  in Dental Hygiene. She has been practicing in Southern NH since 2010, joining our team in 2017. Staci prides herself in being gentle yet thorough. She especially feels accomplished when she can make people with previous negative memories of dentistry, feel comfortable and happy to be receiving care. She is patient-focused, driven to provide a personable experience along with the highest quality of care possible. The only way to do great work is to love what you do and it is obvious that Staci loves what she does.




Sherri Poore

Dental Assistant

Sherri is a DANB Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions certifications. She has 20 years of assisting experience, joining our team in 2018. She strives to make every patient’s office visit enjoyable, offering the utmost comfort, care, and all-around outstanding experience. She looks forward to assisting the doctors in helping bring you optimal oral health and great smiles!

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