Hygienists

Sharon-Smith-Alling  RDH, MS

 Sharon received her certification from Eli Whitney Technical School in 1983 where she was part of the Honor Society of Chi Delta Alpha and started as a dental assistant.  After working in a private practice as a dental  assistant for several years she decided to pursue a career as a dental hygienist.

She attended The Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport and received a BS degree in dental hygiene Magna Cum Laude.  Sharon furthered her education at the Fones School of Hygiene graduating Summa Cum Laude with her masters in Dental Hygiene in 2014.

Since 2004 she has been involved with the American Dental Hygiene Association, the Connecticut Dental Hygiene Association, and the New Haven Dental Hygiene Association.  She has served as a delegate and trustee and is currently the treasurer for the New Haven component.

Sharon is very passionate about volunteering her time with the Connecticut Mission of Mercy, CT CHIP (child identification), Give Kids a Smile, Every Smile Counts, and the New Haven Dental Hygienists’ Association’s Battered Women clinics.  She is also very involved in the Branford community.  She is currently president of the Branford Community Garden and is helping the Branford Food Pantry set up a garden on their property.

Sharon and her husband enjoying gardening, kayaking along the shoreline of Connecticut and traveling.

Maria Uylanova  RDH

Maddy Donnelly  RDH

Maddy earned as Associates Degree with honors in Dental Hygiene from Onodaga Community College.  She was the recipient of the Best Clinician Award.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Cortland earning a BSE and went on to earn her MS from SCSU.  She has experience as a Dental Hygienist in private practice as well as in the public sector working for both the city of New London and the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services. 

Prior to joining Dr. Sliva’s team in 2010, Maddie was the Clinical Coordinator for Lincoln College of New England Dental Hygiene Program. 

Maddy lives in Old Lyme with her husband and has three grown children.  In her spare time she is an avid golfer.

Crystal Shaw  RDH