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Our Team

Joe Caruso

Office Manager

I graduated from UMass-Amherst with a degree in Turf Grass Management. Following graduation, I worked for private golf courses on Long Island and in Connecticut. Once Dr. Caruso and I relocated back to Maine, I took over management of the offices.

Jolene Baughman, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist, Senior Team Leader

Jolene is originally from Glenburn and grew up in Kenduskeag. She went to UMA for her dental hygiene degree, where she graduated with her associates degree in 2003. Jolene started with us in 2005, she is also the Senior Team Leader. She now resides in Dexter with her husband, Chris and daughter, Callie. As a family, they love to go camping in the Summer.

Amanda Joy Tanguay, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Amanda graduated in 2003 from the Dental Assisting Program from UMA in Bangor. In 2006, Amanda completed an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from UMA in Bangor. Finally, in 2015 she received a Bachelors in Dental Hygiene Science from UMA in Bangor. Amanda is a dedicated and dynamic Dental Hygienist with extensive experience in providing expert dental hygiene treatment and education. Amanda exhibits accelerated patient skills, which focuses on oral hygiene treatment and preventative management. Amanda’s enthusiasm and dedication to oral hygiene keeps patients striving for optimal oral health through educated home care and routine cleanings. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys spending time with family and friends, all while enjoying the great state of Maine

Lily Arsenault, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lily graduated from the UMA Bangor dental hygiene program in May of 2019. She is still new to Steinke and Caruso dental care but is absolutely loving it so far! Most of her childhood, She grew up in the small town of Millinocket. From this, she gained a love for being outdoors. If she is not at work you will find her kayaking, fishing, exploring or just reading a good book on the porch. Recently she moved to the greater Dover-Foxcroft area and has found her newest passion; horseback riding. She absolutely love dogs so for all of you dog lovers, she would love to hear all your stories when you come in for your next hygiene appointment!

Laurie Willis, RDH

Erin Otis, CDA

Certified Dental Assistant

I graduated from UMA’s Certified Dental Assisting program in 2011. I share my time between chair side assisting and the front office. I feel fortunate to be a part of the Steinke-Caruso dental team and reside in Corinna with my husband and three children.

Marissa Lawson

Dental Assistant, Hygiene Coordinator

Marissa grew up in Kenduskeag and graduated from Central High School in 2014. You will see Marissa in every part of the office; at the front desk with admin, assisting chairside with the doctors, and even helping out in the hygiene department. She lives in Bradford with her husband Shawn, and their two daughters, Elijah and Parker. They enjoy being outdoors as a family and running their hunting camp in Brownville.

Niaomi Hanson

Dental Assistant

Kailey Buswell

Kailey grew up in Corinth and graduated from Central High School in 2015. She has been a Dental Assistant for 4 years and started at our practice in November of 2023! She moved to Dover-Foxcroft after meeting her now fiancé, Kaleb. When she isn't in the office, you can find her ice fishing, riding her motorcycle, snowmobiling, or playing with her German Shepherd, Kane and her Black Lab, Kolt. Kailey is very family oriented and strives to provide the BEST care to our patients here at Central Maine Smiles.

Trina Neptune

Dental Assistant, Veteran's Care Coordinator

Trina studied dental assisting at Bryman Institute in Brighton, MA and worked for four years in a busy multi-specialty practice in Massachusetts before relocating to Maine in 2010. Trina joined the practice in 2012 and splits her time between the front desk and chair-side assisting with the doctors. She lives in Dexter with her husband and four children

Valerie Osborne

Scheduling Coordinator

Valerie grew up in Parkman and graduated from PCHS. She has an associates degree in Business Management from Eastern Maine Community College. Val joined Steinke and Caruso Dental Care in 2018 after being a patient of ours for many years. She has one son and lives in Charleston with her husband Jason. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family and working on their vegetable farm.

Nicole Gage

Financial Coordinator

Nicole recently moved to Maine from Southern New Hampshire. She joined our practice in September 2021 as a Financial Coordinator. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Management in 2013. She has a strong patient care background working as a CT Technologist for over 20 years. When she is not working Nicole enjoys boating on Schoodic Lake with her husband and three children.