Methuen Dentist Staff

Meet the Staff Working Alongside Our Dentist in Methuen

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The first thing you'll notice when you walk into our practice is the incredibly friendly, warm and welcoming atmosphere created by our staff! Our dentist in Methuen has hand-picked the members of our staff to provide our patients with the best possible experience during your visit. We understand that going to the dentist is never something you may think of as fun or enjoyable, so our staff works together to ensure you're leaving with a smile! Learn more about our team below and call the office at (978) 683-3343 to schedule your appointment. We can't wait to meet you!


Paula, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
In 1982 Paula started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant, graduating from Boston University. She continued her studies receiving her Associates Degree in dental hygiene from Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene in 1984. In 1998 Paula joined the practice of Dr Albert Sandler in Methuen, MA. In 2007, Paula received her license to administer local anesthesia as a Registered Dental Hygienist for periodontal treatment. In her free time Paula enjoys walking, biking, yoga, and traveling.
Ivanka, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Ivanka started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant, graduating from Northern Essex Dental Assisting program in 1998.She continued her studies receiving her associate degree in dental hygiene from Middlesex Community College in 2004.  Ivanka joined the practice in 2005. In 2007 she received her license to administer local anesthesia as a registered dental hygienist for periodontal treatment. In her free time, Ivanka enjoys vacationing with her family and is an avid gym member. 

Alyssa, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)


Alyssa started her interest in dentistry when she was a junior in high school, which was in 2003 when she came to Dr. Sandler’s office to shadow. From there, Alyssa attended dental hygiene school at the University of Bridgeport, graduating in 2006 with an Associates of dental hygiene. Alyssa continued her studies and completed her Bachelors of Biology from the University of Connecticut, graduating in 2009. Alyssa has been filling in at Dr. Sandler’s office since then, but permanently joined the practice in 2017. Alyssa is excited to work as part of Dr. Sandler’s team and feels proud of the quality of care Dr. Sandler and his team provides. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. 



Sarah, Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)


A graduate of the Northern Essex Community College Dental Assisting Program in 2003, Sarah actually started working with Dr. Albert Sandler in Methuen, MA in the fall of 2002, the year she started the program. Sarah has been a Certified Dental Assistant since 2003. In 2006, Sarah attained her certification in dental assisting for oral conscious sedation with DOCS, the organization for Doctors for Oral Conscious Sedation. "I love what I do and there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a patient that is happy at the end of their dental visit. Every year I enjoy participating in continuing education classes so that I am up to date with recent technologies and products. I hold a high respect for the quality of work that Dr. Sandler provides to his patients. Also, my family and I have been patients of Dr. Albert Sandler since I was an adolescent, always having a wonderful experience." 
Kara, Office Manager/Financial Coordinator 
Kara graduated from Southern New Hampshire University in 2004 with a BA in Child Development. Kara loves working with children, first as a developmental specialist in an early intervention program and later as an office coordinator for a Salem, NH pediatric medical practice. Kara joined the practice in 2013 as a financial coordinator and quickly ascended to office manager. Kara strives to help patients with any concerns or issues they may have with scheduling, billing, and insurance. In her spare time, Kara loves spending time with her family and recreating in upstate NH.



Clarissa, Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)


Clarissa graduated with a certificate from Northern Essex's Community College Accredited Assisting Program in 2014 and subsequently received her Board Certified Dental Assisting License through DANB. She joined our team in December of 2014 and while working for Dr. Sandler she had continued her education at NECC to receive an Associates in Health Specialization. In 2018 she received her certification in dental assisting for oral conscious sedation with DOCS (Doctors for Oral Conscious Sedation), which aids in the treatment of those who may have dental anxiety. She takes pride in making patients feel comfortable and at home when receiving the highest quality of dental care in our office. " I love working with a team that feels like family and that takes care of our patients just like we would take care of our loved ones!" Clarissa enjoys attending continuing education classes and expanding her knowledge of the newest advances in dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, vacationing with her family on Lake Winnipesaukee, and hiking!



Ashlyn - Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)


Ashlyn graduated from Northern Essex Community College with a certificate in their Accredited Dental Assisting program in May of 2020, leading to receiving her Board Certified Dental Assisting License soon after. Before officially graduating, she joined our practice in April of 2020 after coming back from the Covid-19 pandemic. She then received her certification in dental assisting for oral conscious sedation with DOCS, the organization for Doctors for Oral Conscious Sedation. “I love making our patients feel comfortable and seeing how happy they are when treated with care” In her free time Ashlyn loves to spend time with her family and reading on the beach. 



Carli - Schedule Coordinator


Carli graduated from Whittier Tech in 2023 from their Dental Assisting Program. Through this program she started working for Dr. Sandler's Office in 2022. She learned the basics of the front desk and dental assisting. Carli plans on going to Middlesex Community College to pursue a path in Dental Hygiene. Her favorite part about working at Dr. Sandler's is that she gets to learn more about the dental field and help the patients. Carli enjoys the beach and spending time with family and friends.