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.

We look forward to serving you.

Practice Manager



I’ve been a dental assistant and practice manager with Dr. Burio for over 27 years. 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 have been a dental hygienist since 2011. I am a graduate of the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene. I especially enjoy creating a comfortable atmosphere for our patients. In my free time, I enjoy staying physically active in fitness and spending time with family and friends.



I’ve been a registered dental hygienist for over 30 years; I graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a BS in 1996. I especially enjoy serving and education patients, and having fun. When I’m not brightening your smile I enjoy reading, mentoring, kayaking, golf, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.



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.


Dental Assistants

Dental Assistant Brittney


I’ve been a dental assistant for more than 4 years. I enjoy helping patients achieve the beautiful smile they deserve! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends on Candlewood Lake.



 I have been a treatment coordinator for 16 years. I enjoy working with our patients to make it possible for them to receive the treatment they need to ensure a healthy lifestyle. In my free time, I love to read, travel, and spend time with my family, friends, and especially, my four granddaughters.


 I have been providing support for our team and patients, putting “Smiles on Files”, going on 9 years. When not at work, time is spent enjoying my large family and countless grandchildren and great-grandchildren!