Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Toni Hacek Russo, DMD

Dr. Toni is board-certified, an active member in local and national pediatric dental associations, and enjoys community outreach.She is very excited to be serving the community of Enfield and its surrounding towns. A native of Chicago, she grew up playing “dentist” in her family’s kitchen pantry and had a close cousin who influenced her career choice. During college, she landed a job with a pediatric dentist in Chicago who introduced her to a career that she would eventually become very passionate about.

After finishing undergraduate studies at Loyola University Chicago, she attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, she specialized in pediatric dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago for two years.

She currently lives in Longmeadow, MA. She enjoys spending time with her 2 kids, running, traveling, and playing with her family’s black lab, Franklin.

Meet Our Hygienists

Our hygienists are the people your child will see the most in the dental office. They strive to truly get to know each child as an individual and tailor each child’s at home oral health care plan accordingly. Their primary goals are to educate and maintain your child’s oral healthcare as they grow with an emphasis on why oral health is so important.



Amanda is a registered dental hygienist that has been with our practice since she graduated hygiene school in 2016. As one of the people your child sees most in the dental office, she strives to truly get to know each child as an individual. Through regular dental visits, her primary goals are to educate and maintain your child’s oral health care. She tailors each child’s at-home approach to oral care based on your child’s individual needs.

She lives in Wilbraham, MA with her husband, daughter, and two goldendoodles. Being a new mom, she loves to spend her time with her family, traveling, reading a good book, and going out to dinner with friends.



Sandy is a registered dental hygienist and has worked in pediatric dentistry for over 20 years. Her favorite part of the profession is helping kids feel comfortable and have a positive experience at their dental visits.

During her free time, Sandy enjoys reading, cooking, trail walks, kayaking, and spending time at the Cape and in Maine with her husband and dog Maggie. She has two sons who are pursuing degrees in Nursing and Law.

Meet Our Front Office Staff

Our front desk team provides the first welcoming smile to our practice. They strive to assist you in making appointments, answering insurance questions, and discussing customized treatment plans for your children. Please do not hesitate to ask them any questions you may have.


Office Administrator

With over 25 years of experience, Kelly brings a lot of knowledge to the practice! She is dual-trained as a certified dental assistant and front desk administrator; her knowledge of both makes her an invaluable part of the team. She is also our hospital coordinator and surgical assistant for those cases requiring hospital care.

In her free time, Kelly loves spending time with her family, her 4 grandchildren, and her friends. She also enjoys gardening and traveling the world!


Office Administrator

Rebecca joins Enfield Pediatric Dentistry with years of office/administrative experience but is new to the dental world. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, her family relocated to New England for her husband’s job. She enjoys living so close to the ocean and travels to coastal towns often. A fun fact about her is she won an international art competition for a crochet piece she created which now hangs in a museum!

Meet Our Assistants

Our dental assistants keep everything running seamlessly on a daily basis. Not only do they provide a clean and safe environment to work in, but they are dedicated to making each experience unique for your child as they navigate the world of dentistry.


Dental Assistant

Tanaka brings 20 years of dental assisting experience to the team! He is a certified dental assistant and a US Army veteran. He is an integral part of the team in treating each patient in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. He works closely with Dr. Toni to explain things to your child at their level of understanding. He enjoys talking to our patients about activities, especially sporting events (Go Hurricanes)! His years of chairside dental assisting experience allows him to bring invaluable patient management skills to the office.

Tanaka lives in Stafford Springs, CT with his wife and son. In his spare time, he loves playing basketball, cooking BBQ, and officiating flag football.


Dental Assistant

Kathy is a dental assistant/”float”. She helps take care of the clinical side by making sure everything runs smoothly. She disinfects and sterilizes the instruments and the area in which the patients are treated. She is also a chairside assistant. She brings 15+ years of experience to the team and always has a smile on her face. She plays an integral role in assisting the hygienists on a daily basis.

Outside of work, Kathy enjoys time with family and friends. She especially enjoys time antiquing and working in her garden.