You’ll love the way we care for you.

Battenkill Valley Health Center providers know and care about the patients they serve. Whether a patient is seen once a year or once a week, they are valued and involved in their healthcare plan. Providing care on a daily basis, our health care team is committed to our patients – helping to create a healthier community for us all. We are excited for the road ahead, and we look forward to delivering care to patients of all ages, throughout all stages of life.

Dental Support Staff:
Patient Support Staff:

Stephen Phillips, DDS

Dr. Phillips graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1979. He received the Georgetown University award for excellence in fixed prosthodontics and is a member of Omicron Kappa Epsilon honorary dental fraternity.

Following his time at Georgetown, Dr. Phillips spent over 30 years in private practice in Woodbury, NY. There he provided general dentistry to patients of all ages. Dr. Phillips joined BVHC in March 2017 after spending a year volunteering to get the dental program up and running. Since opening the doors to the new dental practice, Dr. Phillips is excited to grow the practice with the growing need of dental services in our area. “I look forward to providing care to the people of Bennington County and beyond.”

Dental Support Staff

Larisa Dodge, TDA

Larisa always knew that she wanted to work with people. She has spent the last five years as a dental assistant and appreciates that each day she is able to learn something new. “Working alongside dentists with years of experience has made me a better TDA. I continue to learn techniques and skills that make the patient experience the best it can be.”

Terri Hirsch, RDH

Terri has practiced locally since earning her Dental Hygiene Degree from SUNY Orange in Middletown, NY in 2001. Most recently, she has worked in Bennington schools to improve the oral health of students there. “Teaching children the skills to maintain a healthy mouth is very rewarding.”

Erin Rogers, TDA

Erin began her career in healthcare as a Licensed Nursing Assistant and later trained to be a Dental Assistant. For the last four years, Erin has used her nursing skills to bridge the gap between medical and oral health. “I enjoy utilizing and incorporating my LNA skills into my daily practices as a TDA.”

Julie Shea, RDH

Julie Shea, RDH. Joined BVHC April 2017. She has worked for over 30 years in private practices in this area. She enjoys making a difference in her patients’ general health with her compassionate approach to the dental care she provides.

Patient Support Staff

Deb Waibel

Debbie Waibel joined us in April 2017 as our new Dental Practice Administrator. She enjoys meeting new patients and looks forward to helping you understand how important good dental health is to overall wellbeing.