Meet The Team

“Candlewood Dental Care is committed to helping the community. We support Healing the Children Northeast and have done dental missions in Morocco and Jamaica. We also donate our time to the Mission of Mercy in Connecticut, participated in the New Fairfield Run, and sponsor our local sports teams”

Thank you for having confidence in Candlewood Dental Care of New Fairfield.



Practice Manager


I’ve been a dental assistant and practice manager with Dr Burio since 1990. I especially enjoy being able to help even the most anxious patients feel comfortable enough to complete the dentistry needed for a healthy mouth and body. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking and spending time with my husband, our children and our beautiful granddaughter.

Dental Hygienists



I worked as a dental assistant for 3 years, where my passion for the dental field grew. I made the decision to attend Lincoln College of New England, where I graduated with my degree in Dental Hygiene. I enjoy perfecting smiles, while educating patients and making lasting friendships. When I’m not brightening your smile, I enjoy spending time with my son.



I’ve been a Dental Hygienist for more than 25 years. I graduated from University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene. I especially enjoy putting patients at ease with a positive dental experience. In my freetime, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our daughters, boating, fishing, kayaking, cooking and reading.


 Dental Assistants



I am a dental assistant here at Candlewood Dental Care. I have been working with Dr Burio since 2020! I really love working with each patient, doing my best to provide them with the best dental care I can. In my time away from the office, I enjoy participating in my volunteer ministry work!



I found dental assisting to be the most rewarding job experience I’ve ever had. I’m usually home enjoying family and cooking or catching up with friends. However, dental assisting has been my passion since 2016. I am a licensed Dental Radiographer since March 2016. I continue working and expanding my knowledge as much as possible since then.