Meet Our Staff


Mission Statement

We are a dedicated team of professionals working towards optimal oral health, delivering the highest quality dental care with respect and dignity.
Dianne Bridgeman DDS
Dr. Bridgeman graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan Dental School in 1985.  Prior to that, she graduated with a BSN in nursing and worked for several years as a surgical and emergency room nurse.  She was a Harvard dental resident at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital after graduation. Dr. Bridgeman studied under notable local dentists Dr. Chuck Arnold, Dr. Howard Hill and Dr. Ron Nevins.   She also has participated in post graduate work at the Pankey Institute of Florida and the Seattle Center for Excellence in Seattle, Wa., and continues to make continuing education a passion, not just a necessity.  She is a member of the dental honor society: Phi Beta Kappa, the Ma. Dental Society and the American Dental Society.Dr. Bridgeman brings a warmth and gentleness to her practice as well as a focus on quality, beauty and excellence in dentistry. Function and esthetics go hand in hand. She is also committed to helping the patient understand what dental health is, helping them achieve it and maintain dental health with regular prophylaxis and education on home care.Dr. Bridgeman is happily married to her husband John, and they have 3 sons, 2 of them are Biomedical engineers working in the area, and Matthew is a senior in college.   She loves to keep active with her family, travel, swimming, hiking, biking and skiing.We are here to make your office experience enjoyable. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to take care of your needs in a comfortable setting. Our years of experience as a staff add up to over 150. We take continuing education courses and seminars to stay current with the latest technology.
Jackie_c57Jackie Splaine: Office Manager
Jackie has worked in the dental field which she loves for 35 years; 28 of which have been with Dr. Bridgeman. In the early sixties Jackie worked as a medical technologist in the Department of Pathology at Tufts Medical School. She has been active in attending the Yankee Dental Congress annually, and taking many courses relating to practice management. Her priorities are to always be available for you when needed , to assist in making treatment appointments, and help you to better understand your insurance benefits.  She has been happily married for 50 years, and is proud of her three grown sons, three daughters in law and, of course her seven grandchildren. In her spare time Jackie loves to golf with her husband, read, cook, entertain, and most of all, spend time with her family.
IMG_4466Judy Martell: Front Desk
Judy is a graduate of MCC. She has worked in the dental field for over 40 years! Her exceptional communication skills, excellent computer skills and significant experience help to keep our office running smoothly, as we provide patients with customized, thorough care. She has been married for 41 years, and has 2 children and 4 grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising, gardening, and camping.
Joanne Glover: RDH
Joanne is a 1969 graduate of Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and Northeastern University.  She spent the first 32 years of her professional career with Dr. Eric B. Birmingam in Bedford, and the last 18 years with Dr. Bridgeman. “My goal is to excel in my clinical skills, as well as develop relationships with my patients that allow me to tailor their hygiene appointments to their specific needs.  I also treasure the many friendships I have made in this profession over the years,”  she says.  Her hobbies include playing the Bagpipes with the band “Creagan More”, genealogy, history and travel.  She is also a long time practitioner of Yoga, and enjoys walking, biking, and reading. She has a son Ian.  In 2002 Joanne married Ted Carlson, with whom she re-connected at their 30 year high school reunion.
Karen Fairbanks: R.D.H.
Karen is excited to bring her 39 years of experience in Dental Hygiene to our team. She graduated from Forsyth School for Dental Hygiene, Northeastern University and University of Lowell with a BS in Health Education. She taught Health Education at Andover High School. She has built a reputation for attention to detail and a gentle touch. She believes each patient has unique needs which deserve special attention. It is important to her to develop trust and relationships with her patients. Karen enjoys spending her time with her husband, adult son and daughter, 15 yr old dog Sadie, her extended family, running 10Ks, going to the gym, healthy eating and life-long learning. She is looking forward to meeting you and developing a long successful partnership to help you maintain your health and achieve your goals.
Kathy law picKathy Law
We are welcoming Kathy to our excellent and experienced hygiene team.  Kathy enjoys educating patients in oral hygiene technique, helping them to improve both their oral health and overall health. She loves periodontics (fighting gum disease) and pedodontics (kids!)  She has an MSPH in Health Administration from UMass Amherst; A B.S. in Education from the University of Vermont; and an A.S> in Dental Hygiene from Fones School of Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport. Kathy is married, has 3 adult children, and 2 grandchldren. She also has 2 dogs and 1 cat. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, cross-country skiing, and spending time with her family. She loves good music, good books, the Boston Red Sox, and Winter!
Julie_c57rJulie Mclaren: Dental Assistant
Julie has been a Dental Assistant for nearly 25 years, working the last 20 with Dr. Bridgeman. She is certified in radiology. Julie enjoys assisting patients with cosmetic and comprehensive dental procedures, such as crowns, bridgework and veneers. We rely on her computer expertise, her bright smile and friendliness to get us through the day.  Julie is happily married to Keith and has 2  sons, Zach and Derek. In her spare time she likes to play with the kids, cook, bake and travel to Florida where her parents now live.  
rudi silberhorn picture for websiteRudi Silberhorn: Dental Assistant
Rudi graduated from Minuteman Technical Institute in June 2015 and is certified in Radiology and Infection Control. Born in Bulgaria, she has lived in Massachusetts since 2008 and is married to her husband Matt and has two young sons Jack and Thomas. She enjoys being a mom and leading a healthy lifestyle through great cooking and exercise. She has worked with our office for over 4 years and loves working with our great team.
Matthew Bridgeman
Matt is our ambitious 22 year Matt 2 from Kristy's Weddingold Pandemic worker – bringing his computer expertise, multitasking front desk duties and warmth as we saw emergencies during the shut down, and slowly rebuilt our schedule to server our clients. He works on our IT department as well. In his spare time, Matt is singing with a church choir in Hartford, CT, and composing music. He is a 4th year Acoustical Engineering and Music student at the University of Hartford.