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 enjoy being able to help even the most anxious patients feel comfortable enough to complete the dentistry needed, within their financial means, for a healthy mouth and body.

In my free time, my husband and I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and finding great new spots to explore with our RV. Our family, especially our grandchildren, is the core of my happiness and time spent with them is what brings me the most joy.

Dental Hygienists


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



I joined the team at Candlewood Dental Care as a Hygienist in 2021. I graduated from the Tunxis Community College Dental Hygiene program. I love making my patients feel comfortable in the dental chair and helping them obtain a happy and healthy smile! Outside of work, I love traveling, snow skiing, and hiking with my husband and our two Australian Shepards.

 Treatment Coordinator

Elizabeth (Liz)

I’ve been in the dental field since 2001, from dental assisting, to reception, and billing. I enjoy every aspect of working with dentistry, most of all, the satisfaction of seeing the patient’s smile at the end of their visits. In my free time I enjoy photography, hiking with my family and my dog Lolo, a great book, and the arts.


Dental Assistants


After earning my Associate’s in Applied Science, I recognized my true passion in life is helping others and shifted my focus toward becoming a full time volunteer in Bible educational work. My love for fellow humans draws me toward Dr. Burio’s practice, and the family environment that welcomes all. In my free time, I write and perform Spoken Word Poetry and am currently pursuing my hobby of photography.


I joined Candlewood Dental Care in 2022 as a dental assistant. I have grown to love the dental field, as well as, helping people and making them smile. In my spare time, I love traveling, photography, hiking, and many other hobbies, as well as, volunteer work helping people learn about the Bible.