Paula joined Benifiel Dentistry in 2007. She received her associate of science degree in dental hygiene from I.U.S.B.
“As a hygienist, understanding a patient’s needs, concerns or fears creates a relationship built on trust. I want them to be proud of their home care and look forward to their next cleaning.”
“Benifiel Dentistry is like my second family! We care about each other and our role as healthcare providers. This creates a friendly environment for us and our patients!”
Paula enjoys spending time with friends and her husband Marty. She has a 12-year-old daughter and a cute dog named Teddy.
Ashley was born and raised in Niles, Michigan and attended Niles High School and Southwestern Michigan College. She has been a member of the Benifiel Dentistry family since 2008.
“The dentist is not a place anyone wants to go. Making sure the patient has a positive dental experience is most important to me. I enjoy meeting new patients as well as seeing the patients I’ve come to know. I also enjoy all of the people I work with at Benifiel Dentistry.”
In her spare time, Ashley enjoys shopping, working out, and spending time with family and friends.
Kristalyn has been in the dental field since 2003. She graduated from the dental hygiene program of I.U.S.B. in 2006 and has been with Benifiel Dentistry since 2009. Her main goal is to provide the best dental care possible while keeping the patient comfortable.
“I make sure that the patient’s questions or concerns are addressed, and they are confident they have been listened to and are getting the best care possible. I have loved working with Dr. Benifiel from day one. Dr. Benifiel is a great dentist that practices modern dentistry and strives to provide the best quality care to his patients. Our atmosphere is caring and friendly, and infection control and patient satisfaction are of the utmost importance.”
Connie has an associate degree of science in dental hygiene and a bachelor of general studies from I.U.S.B. She has been a dental hygienist for 17 years and joined Benifiel Dentistry in 2006.
“The part of my job that I enjoy the most is educating my patients about dentistry. I want them to have the information that they need to make good, informed decisions about their dental health and personal dental goals.”
“The working environment is wonderful here at Dr. Benifiel’s. I have exceptional coworkers, and we pride ourselves in being able to give our patients extraordinary dental care.”
Connie is originally from St. Louis, Missouri but has lived in the South Bend area most of her life. She enjoys spending time with her three sons, granddaughter, and husband Jim.
Jenny is a lifelong resident of South Bend and attended Penn High School and Lake Michigan College. She joined Benifiel Dentistry in 2014.
“l love being able to set new and established patients on the right path to better oral health by scheduling appointments based on their individual needs. I also enjoy being able to lift the stress of insurance conflicts off our patients by making follow-up calls and sending in necessary claim information.”
Jenny has been busy planning her upcoming wedding and loves teaching her yellow lab new tricks!
Traci joined Benifiel Dentistry in 2003. As office manager, her goal is to make sure that patients feel comfortable as soon as they walk through the door.
“I enjoy meeting new patients, and seeing the patients I’ve met over the years. Also, I love everyone I work with!”
Traci is a Mishawaka High School graduate and attended I.U.S.B.
When Traci’s not working, she is busy spending time with her two daughters.