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Dr. Emily Gazitua


Dr. Gazitua came to Maine in 1989 with her family, after having graduated from Haverford College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She served in the United States Air Force, at Loring AFB in Limestone and worked in Fort Fairfield before settling in Hampden, in 1992.

Dr. Gazitua's early childhood was spent between the United States and Latin America where she established her American and Hispanic roots. Her enthusiasm and passion for all she does is a direct reflection of her background! Dr. Gazitua has enjoyed volunteering on various boards and local organizations and was honored to have taught a the University College of Bangor at Augusta in the Dental Hygiene program.

She believes that she has been blessed with the opportunity to serve her patients and her community.Dr. Gazitua loves to spend time with her husband, Brent, and with her children, Hayley and Maxwell who live in California and Colorado, respectively.

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Cathy Fearon


Cathy joined the practice in 1993. Already an experienced dental hygienist, she returned to UMA, graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Heath. Her dedication to her profession and her strong community ties have helped to grow our practice.

She is an enthusiastic representative of Hampden and proud to offer high quality dental care so close to home. Cathy enjoys the personal interaction with patients and loved ones seeing old friends and meeting new ones daily! Cathy and her husband Jeff are happy that they could raise their three children in their home town. They also have two grandsons. When not working, Cathy likes to spend time with her family and travel.

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Lorrie Buzzell

"Dental Assistant"

Lorrie joined our team in March 2014. She has been a dental assistant since 1993 and brought her excellent work ethics to our practice. She has a dual role in our practice of chair side dental assisting and front desk assisting. We rely on her flexibility both clinically and administratively to help our practice run smoothly. Lorrie enjoys meeting new people through work and is especially talented in comforting them throughout their dental experience.

Lorrie resides in Hampden with her husband Rodney and when she is not working she enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren Seaira, Hunter and Khloe, and relaxing at her camper in the summer.

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Emily Nelson


Emily, a Hampden native joined our team as a full time hygienist in 2016. She graduated from UMA in 2015 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Emily and her family have been patients here since the 1990's and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to work in the place that helped form her love of dentistry.

Emily is delighted to be helping the members of her community improve their oral health. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, her dog Beau, gardening and reading. She is looking forward to a long career here at Hampden Family Dentistry. If you see her around town say hi!

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Kelly A. Leidenroth


Kelly graduated in 2015 from the University of Maine at Augusta-Bangor with her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and became certified in Expanded Functions in 2016. She has over 8 years’ experience in the dental field working at the front desk and as a dental assistant. Kelly is very active in her profession and is a member of the Maine Dental Hygienist Association. Kelly is also certified in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration.

When Kelly is not working to educate and connect with patients, she spends her time hiking, kayaking, cooking/baking, rock climbing and practicing yoga.