After beginning her dental career as a general dentist in 1984, Celeste joined the AIP team as a periodontal hygienist in 2000. She enjoys working in the office because of AIP’s commitment to providing the highest quality care, and the team’s willingness to continually reevaluate and constantly learn in order to evolve. She appreciates that the doctors are not only excellent clinically, but also genuinely care about their patients, the community, and the well being of their staff. Celeste has two grown children, and two granddaughters. She and her best friend, Ray, are involved in the ongoing and exciting project of renovating a century-old house in the Northeast Kingdom.
After five years working with the Vermont department of health, Cyndee joined the AIP team as a dental hygienist in 2002. She loves learning about her patients, and is always elated to hear what they have to share. She delights in learning from and working with the doctors – she finds Dr. Levi to be an excellent teacher, and admires how Dr. Shuman gets to know his patients on both a clinical and personal level, and appreciates his awesome sense of humor.
Heather joined the AIP team as a dental hygienist in 1992. She loves getting to know her patients, and has a knack for helping those who are anxious feel at ease. Heather finds working at AIP to be truly rewarding because the doctors are excellent at what they do, and sincerely want the best for their patients. She is married with two children – family time is of the utmost importance to her. She loves being outdoors, traveling, and volunteering in her community.
Jen, our business manager, has been with AIP since 2006. She is Dr. Shuman’s “right-hand-woman” -- she consistently and adeptly faces challenges head-on, and never fails to rise to the occasion. Jen appreciates how each member of the AIP team is personally committed to their patients and to providing them with the highest quality care. When she’s not in the office, Jen enjoys volunteering with her husband, cooking, traveling, hiking, and curling up with a good book.
Kim entered the dental field with AIP in 1999 as the front office coordinator. Her favorite part of the job is interacting with the patients, and she admires the doctors’ focus on patient care, and their high quality of clinical expertise. She is married with two children, and a crazy black lab. She enjoys summers at her camp in Maine, swimming, biking, and spending time with her family.
Marketa is an implant treatment coordinator, dental assistant, and office inventory purchaser. She began her career in the field in 1988, and joined AIP in 1998. Her favorite parts of the job are scheduling implant treatment, working with the referring doctors, and working alongside the doctors during surgery. She cares deeply for her patients, and she emphasizes the importance of explaining treatments so they fully understand their options. Marketa has noticed that the doctors all understand their patients as individuals, and put all efforts into providing great care. She feels fortunate to be in an environment where everyone works so well together, and loves seeing the positive effects of the office environment for both the patients and the staff. She is married with a grown son – together they enjoy kayaking, golfing, and staying at their camp on the water.
As a member of the hygiene team, Megan helps our patients achieve ideal oral health through both office visits and educating on effective home care. She loves empowering her patients to take control of their oral health, while getting to know each individual on a personal level. She lives in Johnson, VT with her husband and dog. She enjoys photography, canoeing, kayaking, dowsing, and taking road trips.
Thunder is our office therapist, offering nothing short of unconditional love and affection. He works and resides in South Burlington with Dr. Shuman’s family. Available for comfort by appointment only.