Lynne – Office Manager
Like her husband, Dr. Hurtt, Lynne attended school at Allegheny College. She graduated with a BS in Biology and went on to attend Drexel University, earning an MS in Home Economics. For over a decade, Lynne has been helping patients transform their smiles at Rochester Dental Care as the savvy office manager. She enjoys working with patients to help guide them down a clear treatment path and assist them in making the very best financial decisions. Lynne likes being with patients throughout their journey in dental care. “It’s wonderful to see patients achieve their goals for their dental health or cosmetic goals,” says Lynne. “We love listening to patients and we truly care about them. We all understand that coming to the dentist is both uncomfortable and scary. We want to make them feel safe. We want to be partners in their care.” Prior to entering into dentistry, Lynne worked as a home economist with a major food service company and fabric/decorator store. She stays busy at home caring for the couple’s three boys. Lynne also likes skiing, golfing, gardening, cooking, baking, and sewing.
Valerie – Dental Hygienist
Valerie was part of the Class of 2011 at SUNY Oswego, graduating with a BS in Wellness Management. She later went on to attend Monroe Community College earning certification in Dental Hygiene in 2015. She has advanced training in local infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide certification. Valerie is also a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association. At Rochester Dental Care, Valerie provides patients with comprehensive oral hygiene services and is a true advocate for oral health and overall wellness. One of Valerie’s most favorite things about the work she does is meeting new patients and addressing their needs to help them reach their oral health goals. “We truly do our best to do best by our patients, offering a full range of options and recognizing the needs of every individual,” says Valerie. “We also like to have a little fun. Laughter is always good medicine.” Outside of work, Valerie is passionate about traveling and taking on new hobbies such as salsa and line dancing. You might also find her enjoying the outdoors, taking in a concert, trying new recipes in the kitchen, perfecting her baking skills, and doing her best to stay fit.
Jennifer – Administrative/Dental Assistant
Jennifer earned her BA in Business Management from St. John Fisher College. Prior to entering the dental field, she spent 15 years in the corporate world. At Rochester Dental Care, Jennifer is responsible for helping Dr. Hurtt with procedures when necessary, assisting Lynne with front office management duties, scheduling patient appointments, filing insurance claims, treatment planning, and billing paperwork. Like her fellow team members, Jennifer likes working one-on-one with patients and getting to know their needs and concerns. She wants patients to always feel comfortable in the office, and does her best to calm their fears while letting them know they’re in good hands. “We really go out of our way to make patients feel like they’re part of our family. Dr. Hurtt and the team take the time to listen to each patient, reassuring them that we’re there to provide the best dental care,” says Jennifer. At home, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband Jason, her daughter Adriana, and her baby son Bruce. She also likes caring for their dog Roxie and cat named Moon Man. Jennifer likes spending time with friends at Rochester festivals, hosting movie nights, and enjoying summer on Canandaigua Lake.
Mary – Dental Hygienist
Mary came to us after achieving her Dental Hygiene training from Monroe Community College. She also holds an Associates degree in Liberal Arts. She provides oral hygiene services and educates the patients on the best way to care for their teeth. She loves her job and her co-workers, and how caring the practice is to every individual patient’s needs. Mary always wanted to be in the dental field (since she was 6!) so she is the perfect fit for our practice.
Outside of work, you’ll find Mary outdoors hiking, camping, or jumping off of a cliff! She loves to travel and spend time with friends and her large family.
Michelle – Front Desk / Assistant
Michelle made a triumphant return to dentistry after taking a brief break to raise her four children. She graduated from Continental Dental Assisting School’s Eastman Dental Center and loves the dental industry. You’ll find her meeting and greeting patients, verifying insurances, performing triage when needed, and assisting patients with treatment plans and appointments. She loves that the office has a real “family feeling” and that the staff forms relationships and friendships with their patients.
Michelle can be found spoiling her two chihuahua’s, gardening, and painting.