The founders and members of the American Academy of Clear Aligners believe in achieving cosmetic and healthy smiles through the use of clear aligner therapy. The members of AACA have brought together the top practitioners in North America to lead and educate dentists who wish to attain excellence in clear aligner orthodontic therapy.
Meet our Team!
Nancy is one of our Dental Hygienists. She graduated from the University of Maine, is married with two sons and enjoys traveling, camping, and spending time in the beautiful outdoors.
Cris is one of our Dental Hygienists. She graduated from Westbrook College, is married and has one daughter and three cats. In her spare time, Cris volunteers at HART, the cat rescue group in Cumberland.
Becki is the office manager. She is a Graduate from the University of Maine Augusta with an associate’s degree. She has been a dental assistant for over ten years and was Dr. Keeling’s first assistant! Becki lives with her husband and two boys. She loves spending her free time outside camping, hiking, boating, and snowmobiling with her family.
Denka is our Financial Coordinator. Denka grew up in Germany and goes back yearly to visit family and friends. She lives in Maine with her husband, two sons, and three dogs. In her free time, she enjoys going for nature walks, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Nikki is one of our Dental Hygienists. She is a Portland native and recent graduate from the University of New England with a BS in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys spending her free time running outdoors with her German Shepard, painting and flipping thrift store clothing finds.
Brittany is our front office coordinator and is a Portland native. Not only does Brittany work at The Dental Loft, she also owns a business, Casco Bay Creations, where she makes coastal inspired jewelry, clothing and home decor. Brittany lives in Portland with her husband and dog, and together they enjoy going to the beach and eating at their favorite restaurant, Bruno’s!
Adela is one of Dr. Keeling’s assistants. Not only does she work full time at The Dental Loft, she also is in school studying Health Sciences at Southern Maine Community College. She hopes to be a dental hygienist. In her spare time, Adela and her boyfriend Sam enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking and bowling with Adela’s parents.
“Heather Keeling is a professional and caring person 100% of the time. I don’t have much money and am without dental insurance, but Dr. Keeling and her team always treated me with respect. Dr. Keeling did more for me than any other dentist had done in forty years. Up until January 2016, I didn’t know who Dr. Keeling was. I needed a new dentist and after checking out a couple of other practices, I found Dr. Keeling. My wife also needed a new dentist, and I suggested she meet Dr. Keeling. We are both very pleased. I feel she is everything you would want in a dentist and a person. Dr. Keeling has gone above and beyond for me with all my dental issues, trying to get me help both in the office and on her own personal time with phone calls and letters, even though it doesn’t benefit her.”
“The Root Cellar is so thankful for Dr. Heather Keeling. While she was studying to be a dentist, she used the skills she had to assist in our all-volunteer dental clinic. Her enthusiasm and heart for those less fortunate is evident as she continues to be a blessing, volunteering to serve many of the neglected—elderly, infirm, and unemployable neighbors of The Root Cellar—who endure pain and poor dental health here in the poor areas of Munjoy Hill in Portland, ME. Dr. Keeling has not let her busy schedule interfere with her volunteering, as she has now become a part of a team of dental professionals doing clinics on Saturdays! Thank you Dr. Keeling for restoring health and dignity to those in need!”