Photo Credit: lynda Ulrich

Dr. Lynda & Dr. Chuck

Dr. Chuck and Dr. Lynda grew up in a small farming town in the Midwest called Lincoln, Illinois. They are childhood sweethearts since the age of 14 and knew they would be dentists by the time they graduated high school. For a little fun and the whole story, you can read their full bio here
 


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Robin has been with us as a dental assistant since 1989 and became our CEO in 2008.  Now you will find Robin at our front desk a good deal of the time as she can sit in almost every seat in our office effectively! A native Vermonter, her husband John is a the athletic director at MVU high school. Robin also enjoys spending time with her two sons and being involved in the community. 

 


Photo Credit: Lynda Ulrich

Kathy has been our Patient Coordinator and Receptionist since 1995, and now she is our CFO/Business manager! In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband John and her children, teaching ZUMBA, photography, painting and gardening. She's another warm familiar face to so many patients. 

 


Candi is a Dental Hygienist who joined the Fiddlehead team in 1991 after graduating from UVM Dental Hygiene program.  Candi is in charge of acquiring all the materials for our hygiene department. Her home is Fairfield, VT, where she resides with her husband Jon and their three children. Their children are sixth generation to live and work at Nestlenook farm. 


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MaryKay is a Dental Hygienist at Fiddlehead since 2006, and she graduated from UVM in 2001.  MaryKay leads our team of hygienists along with having a huge following of dedicated patients. She enjoys spending time with her blended family. She likes getting together with family and friends, and running. MaryKay grew up and still lives in Fairfield.VT.

 


Tiffany started with us as a dental assistant in 2003 and has been a dental assistant for 16 years and leads our team of assistants.  She enjoys doing volunteer work with her husband and being out in the sunshine.                                                               


 Maggie has been a Dental Hygienist at Fiddlehead since      2009.  She grew up in Fairfax, and graduated VTC in 2007.      Her favorite days are spent with her husband, James, and      daughter, Amelia. She enjoys spending time cooking for  friends and family at her home in Jeffersonville.    


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Samantha has been a dental hygienist at  Fiddlehead since 2006. She grew up in Franklin and now resides in Highgate with her sons Ryan and Oliver, daughter Avery and husband Richard. She graduated from VTC in 2005. Samantha loves to spend time with her growing family and 3 yellow labs. In her free time she enjoys photography, gardening and helping her husband with his maple sugaring bush.



AnneMarie has been our Patient Coordinator since 2012 and helps our office manager, Kathy, keep our business office humming. Born and raised in Enosburg. She currently lives in Bakersfield with her husband Alton and her two children, Kylie and Ryan and their dog Rusty. AnneMarie finds that her hobbies are essentially back seat to running her kids around, but she finds time to walk, knit and sew.


Here's some of the fun that we have together...


Take a look as just a tiny sampling of the crazy fun we have had with various team members over the years; all of them excellent, skilled and serving others as their first priority. This is a look behind the scenes at our own special way of growing and learning together over the years in our 3 hour, monthly staff meetings,.. our annual planning days,... and our team parties!....

at a recent annual planning day, we all came dressed as our favorite super hero and spent the day in costumes learning and planning for the coming year.

at a recent annual planning day, we all came dressed as our favorite super hero and spent the day in costumes learning and planning for the coming year.

one of the games we played was a relay race to run to the end of our huge waiting room and change into our scrubs, out of our superhero costumes, in telephone booths that dr. chuck made out of REFRIGERATOR boxes!

one of the games we played was a relay race to run to the end of our huge waiting room and change into our scrubs, out of our superhero costumes, in telephone booths that dr. chuck made out of REFRIGERATOR boxes!

 
one year we pealed onions as fast as we could for an exercise in a team meeting.... all crying and laughing at the same time! Then we made soup!.. a metaphor for the way a good team works together through thick and thin. 

one year we pealed onions as fast as we could for an exercise in a team meeting.... all crying and laughing at the same time! Then we made soup!.. a metaphor for the way a good team works together through thick and thin. 

Annual Planning Day 2015 "We like to have fun too."

1997 christmas card photo. miles and miles of smiles!

1997 christmas card photo. miles and miles of smiles!

we tied ourselves in a knot and somehow found our way out of it without letting go of any hands. 

we tied ourselves in a knot and somehow found our way out of it without letting go of any hands. 

food is always part of our fun!

food is always part of our fun!

never a dull moment!.. instead of a "normal" staff meeting to review osha regulations, we dreamed up a game of "clue" and had everyone as one of the game characters. never has any business team had so much fun reviewing boring, but important safety material!

never a dull moment!.. instead of a "normal" staff meeting to review osha regulations, we dreamed up a game of "clue" and had everyone as one of the game characters. never has any business team had so much fun reviewing boring, but important safety material!

We don't just have an ordinary osha review meeting... we came in full costumes from the "clue" game and played clue for an afternoon while answering osha questions.

We don't just have an ordinary osha review meeting... we came in full costumes from the "clue" game and played clue for an afternoon while answering osha questions.

we always include some crazy team-building projects in our staff meetings. here the team was challenged to build the tallest tower they could design, from single sheet of paper. 

we always include some crazy team-building projects in our staff meetings. here the team was challenged to build the tallest tower they could design, from single sheet of paper. 

the ulrich / verderber clan show off some of the items at the community yard sale that fiddlehead hosts every year!

the ulrich / verderber clan show off some of the items at the community yard sale that fiddlehead hosts every year!

a holiday party across the border at a delightful french restaurant. 

a holiday party across the border at a delightful french restaurant. 

anything can happen at fiddlehead!.. several years ago, one of our team members was surprised by a proposal of marriage in our waiting room!  now the happy couple has 3 children! 

anything can happen at fiddlehead!.. several years ago, one of our team members was surprised by a proposal of marriage in our waiting room!  now the happy couple has 3 children! 

we have a "secret food spot" in our office where almost no one can see us snacking! :)    (Only healthy snacks, of course!)

we have a "secret food spot" in our office where almost no one can see us snacking! :)    (Only healthy snacks, of course!)

we often host local school children who come by to tour the office and learn a little about taking care of their teeth. 

we often host local school children who come by to tour the office and learn a little about taking care of their teeth. 

one year we took the entire team to a "ropes course", where we spent the day climbing in trees and playing team building games to improve leadership and relationships. 

one year we took the entire team to a "ropes course", where we spent the day climbing in trees and playing team building games to improve leadership and relationships. 

climbing in the trees! yikes!

climbing in the trees! yikes!

there's not enough fun in the world!.. the team plays a holiday game at one of our terrific holiday parties. 

there's not enough fun in the world!.. the team plays a holiday game at one of our terrific holiday parties. 

dr. lynda and dr. chuck relax after the fun and games at a holiday party.

dr. lynda and dr. chuck relax after the fun and games at a holiday party.

in 2012, we surprised our team by setting up a fabulous picnic in a patient's orchard and there we spent a day having a team meeting and planning for the coming year. 

in 2012, we surprised our team by setting up a fabulous picnic in a patient's orchard and there we spent a day having a team meeting and planning for the coming year. 

dr. chuck serves CAMPAIGN elegantly to our team at the beautiful lunch we created in the orchard. 

dr. chuck serves CAMPAIGN elegantly to our team at the beautiful lunch we created in the orchard. 

dr. lynda has made the office more beautiful and homey by framing dozens and dozens of her photographs. here we have dr. chuck with a wonderful patient who was moving to hawaii, so one of our team members just grabbed a photo off the wall and gave it to here as a going away present to remember vermont. 

dr. lynda has made the office more beautiful and homey by framing dozens and dozens of her photographs. here we have dr. chuck with a wonderful patient who was moving to hawaii, so one of our team members just grabbed a photo off the wall and gave it to here as a going away present to remember vermont. 

Every year we host a city-wide yard sale to benefit our battered women's shelter. on this day in 2014, for some reason, a beauty queen came by for a while and graced the event! (we never did figure out why she was walking around town randomly!) 

Every year we host a city-wide yard sale to benefit our battered women's shelter. on this day in 2014, for some reason, a beauty queen came by for a while and graced the event! (we never did figure out why she was walking around town randomly!) 

the team wears their hard hats for fun on the day that we had almost no septic access. This is typical of our team: making lemonade out of lemons!

the team wears their hard hats for fun on the day that we had almost no septic access. This is typical of our team: making lemonade out of lemons!

dr. chuck can wear many hats! here he digs up the office septic line to clear a blockage that put the office without sewer access for a business day.

dr. chuck can wear many hats! here he digs up the office septic line to clear a blockage that put the office without sewer access for a business day.

at some staff meetings we need to deputize a few people to keep us on track!

at some staff meetings we need to deputize a few people to keep us on track!

Staff meetings are never dull. Our CEO, Robin, gets the prize for the best completely crazy, but perfect solution to one of our long standing challenges!

Staff meetings are never dull. Our CEO, Robin, gets the prize for the best completely crazy, but perfect solution to one of our long standing challenges!

One year for our team christmas card, we made everyone a set of false teeth that made us look like quite a motley crew! 

One year for our team christmas card, we made everyone a set of false teeth that made us look like quite a motley crew! 

Dr. chuck gets in the spirit at one of our hilarious team holiday dinners.

Dr. chuck gets in the spirit at one of our hilarious team holiday dinners.

Never too busy to have some fun!

Never too busy to have some fun!

One of our earliest holiday team photos. circa 1990!

One of our earliest holiday team photos. circa 1990!

On a very wet day, we sent Maggie out to get coffee and donuts for the city workers that were re-building the sidewalk on our street.

On a very wet day, we sent Maggie out to get coffee and donuts for the city workers that were re-building the sidewalk on our street.

our team Wins the "best dressed" category at the annual st. albans glow run!

our team Wins the "best dressed" category at the annual st. albans glow run!

In 2010, our family worked the entire 4th of July weekend to landscape and then build the famous fiddlehead dinosaur, named "fern". The boys did the yard work and the girls welded up the monster!

In 2010, our family worked the entire 4th of July weekend to landscape and then build the famous fiddlehead dinosaur, named "fern". The boys did the yard work and the girls welded up the monster!