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Dr. Matthews and our team of skilled professionals are committed to providing our patients with the latest treatment and technologies available. The emphasis of our practice is on comprehensive dental care, which means taking care of all your dental needs and focusing on optimal oral health.

Our Registered Dental Hygienists have special training, education and experience in their specialized field of care. They continue to reach new heights in providing routine dental cleaning and advanced gum therapy in an extremely gentle way.


Amber, RDH

Amber is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated in 2010 and has been at New Haven Dental ever since. She loves working and serving in the community and county that she grew up in. She loves being able to help restore the confidence in a patient's smile.

Amber graduated from St. Francis Borgia RHS. She lives in New Haven with her husband, Jake; son, Cohen; and daughter, Aubree. They have a dachshund, Bentley; and a black Labrador, Moe. 

In her free time, you can find her hanging out with her family and friends, reading a book, or baking. She loves the outdoors and exploring the family farm on their UTV. They have recently found a love for camping at Cloud 9 Ranch in Southern Missouri and try to go as much as they can.


Chelsea, RDH, BSDH

Chelsea graduated from the University of Missouri - Kansas City in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Dental Hygiene. She worked clinically for 5 years in Columbia before establishing herself at New Haven Dental in October 2018.

Chelsea graduated from Hermann High School and now lives in Rhineland on the family farm with her husband, Drew, their daughter, Whitley, and their two dogs, Jade and Penny.

As much as Chelsea loves teeth, she also has a love for reading, being outdoors, and surrounding herself with friends and family as often as she can.


Bre, RDH

Bre is a 2017 graduate of Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, IL. She has been working as a dental hygienist in Illinois since 2017. 

Bre moved to Missouri in 2021 and has been loving it! In her free time, she enjoys eating at the local restaurants and spending time with family and friends.

Bre’s favorite thing about being a dental hygienist is ensuring that patients have a comfortable dental visit while providing the highest quality care possible.



Bridget is the office's sterilization tech, but also is the hygiene assistant who sees the majority of the kids in the office. She joined the office in 2019. 

She received her associate degree in dental assisting in 2009.

Bridget has 2 daughters and 3 bonus daughters. She enjoys spending any free time with her fiancé and their girls.

Our Dental Assistants are committed to your total treatment care. They have special training in Aesthetic Dentistry and continue to learn about new products and technology to ensure you receive the best care. Each one shares a passionate commitment to the complete satisfaction and comfort of our patients.


Sudie, CDA

Sudie grew up in Kansas and moved to Missouri in 1984. She graduated from the East Central College Dental Assisting Program in 1986 where she received her CDA. Sudie has been employed by New Haven Dental for over 35 years and still enjoys the interaction with patients and learning new advancements in dental technology.

In her spare time, Sudie spends her time country western dancing with her boyfriend Dave. She also loves to cook, read, work in the yard, take long walks and watch college football (especially the Oklahoma Sooners)! Halloween is for sure her favorite holiday and her house and decorations will showcase that every year.

Sudie has 2 children, Jennifer and Clint; and 4 grandchildren, Bastian, Mathias, Avery, and Jack.


Stephanie, DA

Stephanie lives in Washington with her husband, Travis. She has been employed at New Haven Dental since 2010; working at the front desk for the first 8 years but has landed as an assistant where she enjoys working more with the patients.

Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and camping. 

She and her husband look forward to their new family addition this summer - they are expecting their first child!



Jen grew up in St. Louis and always wanted to have the "small town" feel but yet not be too far from her older brothers and parents.. so she moved to Washington in 2016.

Jen has worked in the dental field since 2006 and joined the New Haven Dental family in 2018. She loves the small town community and says that New Haven Dental has been the best dental team she could ever ask for.

When Jen is not working, she loves to spend time outside soaking up the sun as much as she can. The majority of her free time is spent with her husband, son and two daughters who have always reminded her that imagination and creativity can change the world!


Samantha, EFDA

Samantha graduated in 2009 from the Dental Assisting program at the St. Louis Community College in Forest Park. She graduated with her Expanded Functions certification. In 2010 she acquired her DAANCE (Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification) as a Certified Dental Assistant. 

The majority of her dental assisting career, she worked with special needs and high dental phobia/anxiety patients. She has a genuine passion working with patients to provide a positive dental experience and loves helping them overcome their dental fear.

Samantha adores all types of music. She is an artist and takes pleasure creating large abstract paintings. She resides in Washington with her husband, Jeff; and son, Levi. Their favorite activity to do together is going hiking! In the summer, you can catch them in Lake Sherwood soaking up the rays on the beach! 


Haily, DA

Haily started at New Haven Dental in July 2023 and brings more than 15 years of dental assisting experience. 

She and her husband Josh live just outside Hermann with their daughter Lottie. 

Haily and her family love being in the great outdoors. Together, they enjoy hunting, catching bullfrogs, fishing, hiking, gardening and golfing and raising two dogs, two cats and 22 chickens. 


Our experienced Patient Care Coordinators are highly trained to provide you with excellent customer service, appointment scheduling, and managing your insurance and financial matters. They are eager to assist you - and it starts with your initial call and visit to our office!



Becky is one of our Patient Care Coordinators and helps with scheduling, confirming appointments, and reminding our patients when it is time to come back for a visit - she literally has become the voice of New Haven Dental!

Becky works remotely from home, especially after hours for texts, emails and phone calls. So, if you need us - you can call or text whenever because Becky will be there to answer and to help.

Becky has a daughter, Rachel, who lives in New York City. In her spare time, Becky loves to read and enjoys being outside as often as she can be.



Terri is our Scheduling Coordinator at the office and joined the practice in 2019. If there are ever any questions about the schedule, Terri is your girl!

Terri loves to travel and loves to go camping, boating, and off-roading. Her favorite place to travel is anywhere near a river, lake or beach. 

Terri has 3 amazing kids, all grown, a son-in-law and 2 daughter-in-laws who she loves spending time with. She is a Gigi to two beautiful grandchildren who she adores.

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