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Dr. Cherryl Ellison grew up in southern Indiana. She has practiced in Indiana and San Francisco, and is proud to be part of the team at Dental Health Brattleboro.

Dr. Ellison attended Indiana University for a BS in Biology where she was on the collegiate cycling team and was involved with Habitat for Humanity. After undergrad, she continued her studies at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Ellison participated in programs offering oral health education to kids and was able to participate in several international trips.

Dr. Ellison's goal is to make your dental appointment as comfortable and fun as possible. She takes pride in seeing patients improve their dental health and achieve more esthetic results.

In her free time, Dr. Ellison loves hiking, biking, and running. She plays the oboe and saxophone and loves Star Wars.


Dr. Angie Yau was born and raised in the South End of Boston, a dog friendly neighborhood, enriched with culture, music, and arts. Dr. Yau received her education from Boston Latin High School and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Dr. Yau received her degree from Tufts University of Dental Medicine while working as a teaching assistant in the radiology department. She volunteered at hospitals, local gyms, public schools, churches, supporting children and veterans, giving back to the community she grew up in.

Dr.Yau believes a smile is a gift that warms the heart. Dr.Yau is grateful and pleased to be helping others achieve a confident smile. She is interested in esthetic, implant dentistry, Invisalign, comprehensive, and preventative care.

On her free time, Dr.Yau enjoys learning and continue to take educational courses in dentistry. She also enjoys playing beach volleyball, hiking, and dabbling in watercolor paintings.


Dr. Jonell Hopeck, a periodontist and implant specialist, is one of the skilled dentists offering services at Dental Health to the greater Brattleboro, VT area. Her deep knowledge of periodontology and extensive research and education of numerous aspects of dentistry permits her to offer a wide range of dental procedures with precision.

After receiving her undergraduate training at Tufts University in Medford, Dr. Hopeck graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology, cum laude in 2001. She received her DDS with honors from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 2005. Dr. Hopeck continued her education for an additional three years after receiving her dental degree to pursue her residency in Periodontology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

As a certified diplomate of the American Board of Periodontoloy, Dr. Hopeck is especially skilled in the treatment of periodontal disease as well as dental implant procedures. Her research and experience in the topics land her among the best periodontists in the greater Brattleboro, VT area.


A dedicated endodontic specialist, Dr. Craig Saltzman has been providing outstanding endodontic care to central Massachusets area patients since July of 1999 at Western Mass Endodontics. Originally from New York, Dr. Saltzman grew up in the Catskills and now resides in Longmeadow, MA with his wife, Janine, and their two children, Julia and Samantha. When not at the practice, Dr. Saltzman enjoys the great outdoors including his favorite activities, snow skiing and golf.

After earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Boston University in 1997, Dr. Saltzman obtained postgraduate training to further his knowledge in the endodontic specialty. Dr. Saltzman received his certificate in endodontics and his Masters in Oral Science from the University of Buffalo in 1999. To further his knowledge in the profession and to remain on the forefront of his specialty, Dr. Saltzman attends continuing education courses on an annual basis.

The combination of Dr. Saltzman’s experience, education, and continued training allow him the confidence and qualification to perform a vast number of endodontic treatments and procedures with precision. Among his greatest specialties is the performance of surgical and nonsurgical root canal therapy. Dr. Saltzman is additionally skilled in endodontic retreatment, as well as diagnosing and establishing a treatment plan to address the underlying cause of oral pain.



I love helping people make good choices for a lifetime of health. A perpetual student, I graduated from the University of Vermont and the University of Nebraska, College of Dentistry. I returned to my home community to join a long established Brattleboro dental practice. Simultaneously, I started a five part education continuum at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.

Today, in addition to taking numerous courses in complex dental treatment planning and aesthetic enhancements I also lecture to dentists and dental students in the US on subjects of staff meetings, listening skills and group learning.

Out of the office I enjoy anything outdoors and a highlight of my life was completing Outward Bound courses with two of my children. I also hike and bike frequently and spent five years coaching the high school ski team when Brattleboro won six state championships in women's or men's skiing. I also ski jumped competitively all around New England many years ago.

I enjoy being around people who long to be the best in their field. At Dental Health, we learn and grow as a team of professionals who are committed to helping friends make good choices for long term health.

Our options to help you chew and smile with confidence are increasing every day. Our opportunities to serve you have never been greater. We enjoy helping you on the journey toward health.


A longtime Brattleboro, VT resident, Dr. Thomas Heydinger, DDS, is a founder of Dental Health where he provides premier dentistry services. Originally from Ohio, Dr. Heydinger chose New England because of the vast outdoor opportunities. In their free time, Dr. Heydinger and his wife Nancy work together for their nonprofit agency, Girls on the Run, to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles to young girls and host an annual 5K for the society.

After graduating from Miami University and The Ohio State College of Dentistry, Dr. Heydinger attended the Pankey Institute for Continuing Education, The Dawson School for Advancement of Dentistry and the Seattle Institute for Dental Education.

Dr. Heydinger is passionate about helping patients obtain and maintain a smile they can be proud of. As an experienced dentist and dental surgeon, Dr. Heydinger is skilled to perform procedures from each avenue of dentistry, but is especially skilled in cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures.