Dr. Brislin grew up in Plainville, Massachusetts where she first recognized and developed her passion for the health care field and dentistry. Spending time with her father Dr. Ronald Ciombor in his dental office grew the desire to pursue dentistry as a career. Patients often comment at how similar her gentle chair side approach is to her father’s. She believes a healthy smile parallels a healthy individual and she does her best to instill this outlook in her patients. Dr. Brislin is a graduate of Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, Massachusetts where she ran track and played basketball. She went on to the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and earned a B.S. degree in psychology, with a pre-medical focus.
After college she attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts where she earned her doctorate in medical dentistry, graduating in the top eight percent of her class. This class rank prompted some to encourage her to pursue a dental specialty, however, her desire to work with families and develop long term patient relationships steered her decision to work with her father in his general and family practice. At Tufts University Dr. Brislin was the recipient of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration award for excellence in clinical practice management. Additionally, she was inducted into the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, which was established to promote and recognize scholarship and character among students of dentistry. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Rhode Island Dental Association and the Pawtucket Dental Society. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her husband Christopher and their children.
As a bilingual dental hygienist with four and a half years of experience, I feel very strongly about encouraging optimal oral hygiene habits and delivering friendly and comfortable dental visits for all of Dr. Brislin’s patients. My obligation as a dental professional includes patient education, providing exceptional care, and the reinforcement of good oral hygiene habits. I graduated from the Community College of Rhode Island with an associate’s degree in Science in 2009. In January of 2013 I was hired at Dr. Brislin’s office where I continue to learn and expand my skills by implementing new techniques to provide the best quality of care for the patients in her office.
For over thirty five years I have worked in the dental field, starting my career as a chair-side assistant to Dr. Brislin’s father, Dr. Ronald Ciombor. As the practice has continued to grow and change I still feel the same sense of commitment & enthusiasm for the practice and patients as I did in the beginning. My position here at the office has allowed me to enjoy not only a professional relationship with many patients but also many friendships. I was raised in Pawtucket and it is not unusual for me to “bump” into patients outside the office. My husband Paul and I have two grown sons and a large extended family that keep us very busy.
I have been working alongside Dr. Brislin since 2010! I started working as a dental assistant then decided to continue my education within the dental field as a dental hygienist. I graduated from Bristol Community College with an associates degree in Science in Dental Hygiene in 2018. While in school, I continued working with Dr. Brislin and upon graduating, I came back full time working as a hygienist. I knew that I did not want to work anywhere else! While working with Dr. Brislin, I have had the pleasure of building relationships with both existing and new patients, its the best part of the job! Dr. Brislin and I continue to believe that patient care is paramount and we make sure that everyone is treated with the best care. When I am not at the office, my husband Kyle and I love to spend time with family and friends!
I have had the pleasure of joining Dr. Brislin and her team in 2016. I have been in the dental field since 2013 and I can honestly say that I have never loved a job so much! It is my belief that helping people with their oral health is important, and making sure patients feel comfortable is my number one priority.The greatest feeling is when an anxious patient leaves the office feeling happy and at ease. My responsibilities at the office range from working along side Dr. Brislin, staining and glazing CEREC crowns and everything in between!
When I am not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our furry children! We love being active outdoors and taking care of our new home!
After graduating from the Lincoln Tech Dental Assisting program in December of 2019, I've had the pleasure of joining doctor Brislin and her amazing team! I have been here for almost a year now and I absolutely love it here and I love what I do. I love to help and learn all that I can. The best part of my job is seeing patients leave happy and very pleased with everything doctor Brislin does, from beautiful in office CEREC crowns, to Invisalign treatments and even in-office whitenings! When I am not in the office I enjoy being with my family and friends, I also enjoy tons of shopping!
Chris wears many hats in the dental practice. From the creation of marketing strategies and promotions to the management of the new practice website and integrated patient portal, he is there to ensure things keep moving forward. His primary goal is to ensure that everyone enjoys their experience at the dental office. In addition, he oversees the maintenance of the office building and various upgrades that have been made throughout the past few years. He also acts as a personal assistant (and husband) to Dr. Brislin to keep her happy and healthy!