hamden team

debbie gallagher – office manager

Debbie Gallagher – Office Manager

Debbie has worked in our practice alongside Dr. Rollins for over 25 years! She began her journey as an orthodontic assistant and since then has moved onto many roles including clinical coordinator, treatment coordinator and now as an office manager. Her passion, however, has always been patient care and she still remains the treatment coordinator in our Hamden location. Debbie loves to make sure patients feel involved and comfortable with the services they are receiving starting from day one and throughout their treatment. A lifetime Connecticut resident, she currently lives in Trumbull with her husband and enjoys spending time with her 5 grandchildren.

debbie gallagher – office manager

Sherri Esposito – Administrative Coordinator

Sherri was born and raised in the Greater New Haven area. After raising her 4 children for 17 years, with the support of her husband, she decided to return to the workforce. She joined our team more than 7 years ago and is proud to say that she is part of 3 generations to work for dobie + rollins orthodontics! Her mother worked for Dr. Rollins for 17 years, and her daughter also joined our team as an orthodontic assistant a few years ago. Born with the “gift of gab,” Sherri loves working with patients and wants them to always feel warm and welcomed, just as if they’ve walked into her own home.

eudora pascale – scheduling coordinator

Eudora Pascale – Scheduling Coordinator

Eudora has been working with the public for over 20 years and joined dobie + rollins orthodontics more than 5 years ago. She has resided in Hamden for 27 years with her husband and 4 beautiful children. She can testify on the abilities of the office first hand, since each and every one of her children has had their smile made perfect by Dr. Rollins and Dr. Dobie. When Eudora is not working, she loves spending time with her 3 German Shepherds which keep her quite busy and a little crazy! In the summer she enjoys spending time with her family boating; motorcycle riding in the fall; and relaxing in front of the fire with a good book in the winter. She looks forward to meeting and getting to know you, when you come in to have you or your child’s smile made beautiful.

marisol gonzalez – orthodontic assistant

Marisol Gonzalez – Orthodontic Assistant

Marisol is a native of the Greater New Haven area, and has worked exclusively in the dental field since 2003. Over the years she has worked in various different dental specialties, but soon realized that her true passion lies in orthodontics. Marisol has been married to her loving husband for 26 years and has 2 daughters that are 17 years apart in age! She comes from a very large family and is the youngest of 10 children and has 35 nieces and nephews! Needless to say, she truly knows how to get along with anybody and always makes friends with our patients. She loves spending time with her family and being a rowdy little league mom.

lyndsey flores – orthodontic assistant

Lyndsey Flores – Orthodontic Assistant

Lyndsey was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She eventually made her way across the Long Island Sound and up to Connecticut in 2011. As soon as she relocated to this area she joined the dobie + rollins orthodontics team and has been an assistant here ever since. Lyndsey enjoys her job and the interaction that she has with patients every day. She enjoys connecting with others and always strives to help them feel welcomed, at ease and comfortable in the chair. During her free time she enjoys being with her husband Alex and their very active 4-year old son Xavier.

Erica Esposito – Orthodontic Assistant

Erica is the 3rd generation of Esposito’s to work for dobie + rollins orthodontics, and she loves that she gets to work with her mother every day. With her positive, outgoing personality, and gift for caring for little ones, she loves to bring smiles to children in the office every day. Whether you’re a patient in the chair, or a little sibling watching from the sidelines, Erica will be close by making sure everyone is having a fun time. Growing up in a household with 3 younger brothers, she truly understands how to help calm down and alleviate any fears or concerns patients might have. Patience is a beautiful thing, and with 3 younger brothers, she truly has more than most of us! When she isn’t helping bring your smile alive at work, you can find her in the gym 6 days a week or participating in various extreme sports.

justin yacovino – orthodontic assistant

Justin Yacovino – Orthodontic Assistant

Justin was born and raised in North Bergen, New Jersey and attended Bergen Catholic High School. He graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, with a B.S. in Biological Chemistry and was also a member of the varsity soccer team, as well as the Latinos Unidos student organization. Outside of work, Justin enjoys watching sports on TV, staying active, and spending time with his friends. Helping patients achieve their ideal smile and seeing them notice their amazing progress has inspired him to pursue a career in Dentistry, and hopefully one day own an orthodontic practice of his own!


guilford / east haven / branford team

arbara scalise – office manager

Barbara Scalise – Office Manager

Barbara has lived on the Connecticut shoreline her entire life. She shares her CT home with her husband Rob, 3 golden retrievers and their kitty Spike. She has been in the orthodontic field for nearly 20 years and absolutely loves what she does. She started off as a chair-side clinical assistant and has moved all the way up to the Office Manager in our Guilford location. She truly enjoys working closely with the families, and has a natural ability of making sure all of their needs are met and that any insecurities are quelled. She especially loves to see the transformation of our patients throughout treatment, knowing that a confident smile can change a person’s life. When she isn’t busy with her dogs, she enjoys spending time with her grownup son, traveling, and rooting for the New York Giants!

jill boender – scheduling coordinator

Jill Boender – Scheduling Coordinator

Jill is a Connecticut transplant from Westchester County, New York. She has lived in Connecticut since 1993 with her husband Robert, son William and daughter Abigail. In 2009 they relocated from Stamford up to Guilford. Jill has worked in the customer service field her entire career, and could not imagine life any differently. She truly enjoys the day-to-day interaction she has with all of the families that come into the office. She is always in awe of the transformation of each patient, especially her own children who were treated at dobie + rollins orthodontics. She enjoys cooking (most times), spending time with family, traveling, and most importantly supporting her Green Bay Packers!

kari bunnell – orthodontic assistant

Kari Bunnell – Orthodontic Assistant

Kari was born and raised in East Haven, CT and currently lives there with her husband Robert and three children Izabella, Ryan and Gabriella. She initially joined the field of orthodontics by chance in 2001, and enjoyed it so much that she has never looked back. She has such patience and natural ease with our younger patients and always shares in their excitement when they reach the end of their treatment. He daughter Izabella is currently in braces at dobie + rollins orthodontics and she cannot wait to see her transformed smile! Kari is a dedicated Hockey and Dance Mom who spends much of her free time traveling to different venues to support her active children.

sonia crease – orthodontic assistant

Sonia Crease – Orthodontic Assistant

Sonia was born and raised in the Greater New Haven area. She now lives in Madison, CT with her husband Tyler, two children Christian and Sophia, and their dog named Brittni. She has been in the orthodontic field since 2004 where shortly thereafter she got braces herself. Watching her own smile transform was such a rewarding event that she knew this was the perfect specialty for her and she is excited that she gets to see all of these new smiles each and every day at work. Sonia always says, “A smile goes a long way” which is so very true! Outside of work she loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys cooking, watching movies, listening to music, dancing, and being silly with her young ones.

barbi kresmery – orthodontic assistant

Barbi Kresmery – Orthodontic Assistant

Barbi was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin. She has been in Connecticut, however, since 1989 and became an orthodontic assistant shortly after moving here. She places great value in the relationships that she creates with the patients throughout their treatment and deeply appreciates their beautiful smiles when she sees their braces come off. She enjoys riding her bike and hiking the trails near her beautiful countryside home that she has painstakingly renovated. She also loves to cook for friends and family and watching Green Bay Packer games with her husband and their little Maltese named Cody.